Ian Bruce Studio Guest on Sparks and Burns Sunday 26th Feb 6 to 8pm

Ian Bruce Studio Guest on Sparks and Burns Sunday 26th Feb 6 to 8pm

Feb 22, 2017

A Great supporter of Celtic Music Radio is coming in for a chat and and song or two with Sparks and Burns  on Sunday 26 Feb 18:00 – 20:00 GMT  Sharing with you his early influences and some ‘NEWS’  so tune in !

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Bruce  
Renowned singer, songwriter and producer  Ian Bruce has brought his voice  and music to us over the last 30 odd years enthralling all who hear him.  He continually builds on his  fan base from Rutherglen to Russia, Glasgow to Germany, Uddingston to the USA and Edinburgh to England!

 

Sparks & Burns

 

 

Come and join him on The Sparks and Burns show for some live music and chat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Bruce Upcoming gigs :-
Touring in Holland – Bruce and Walker in March 2017  
Out wiht Auld Hat New Heids (stunning success at Celtic Connections!) 31 March Portree , Isle of Skye ; 1  April – The Corran Halls Oban ; 21 April – The Vineburgh Centre Irvine ; 28 April The Old Library Centre  Kilbarchan
Out solo in May !

 

Some of Ian’s Recordings:-
Ain’t That Pretty? Live in Germany Ian Bruce & Victor Besch

Above the Wild Water – Ian Bruce & Victor Besch – 2012
The Orange & The Rowan – Ian Bruce & Victor Besch  2003

Also Various tracts on ‘Complete Songs of Robert Burns’ By Dr Fred Freeman 2007

The Best of Mrs. Bruce’s Boys – Fraser & Ian  – 2015
Born to Rottenrow – Ian Bruce & Ian Walker   – 2014
Hits & Pieces – The First 30 Years  – 2011
Rhythm & Burns –  2010
The Demon’ Dance – 2004 
The Naked Truth Vol 2  – 2004
Jigs, Jives & Jacobites – The Ian Bruce Breezeband  -2000
Allow Tales  -1999 
Hodden Grey – 1998
Annie Laurie (ep) Ian Bruce Breezeband – 1997 
A Kind & Gentle Nature – The Ian Bruce Breezeband  – 1996
The Naked Truth Vol 1  – 1995 
Free Agent – 1994
Out Of Office – 1992
Blodwen’s Dream – 1990
To Far from She  – 1989

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Planet Waves running order – 21st February 2017

PLANET WAVES running order: 21st February 2017 – bats, melodica, Zimbabwe

title – artist – album – label – origin

Batman Theme – Link Wray and his Raymen – Swan Singles Collection – Rollercoaster Records – USA (North Carolina)

Leatherwing Bat – Peggy Seeger – Folk Songs of Courting and Complaint – Folkways FA 2049 (LP) – USA

Botos tãnc (Bota dance) – Muzsikás – The Bartok Album – Hannibal HNCD 1439 – Transylvania

More izgrejala sjajna mesečina (A bright moonlight) – Amira Medunjanin – Damar – World Village 450032 – Bosnia

Release Me – The Clifton Chenier Band – Cajun Swamp Music Live – Tomato 2696062 – Louisiana Zydeco

Cassava Piece – Augustus Pablo – Skanking Easy – Union Square Metro Select METRSL 045 – Jamaica

Baby I Love You So – Jacob Miller – Skanking Easy – Union Square Metro Select METRSL 045 – Jamaica

Legend – The Bulgarian Voices: Angelite, Huun-Huur-Tu, Mikhail Alperin – Fly, Fly My Sadness – Shanachie – Tuva / Bulgaria / Russia

Meg Meriless / Willy Davie – Chris Norman Ensemble – The Caledonian Flute – Boxwood Media BOX 902 – Canada / Scotland

Kool and the Mamba – La Mambanegra – El Callegüeso y su Mala Maña – Movimientos MOV 012CD – Colombia

Nhemamusasa: Instrumental Excerpt I – Shona musicians – Zimbabwe Shona Mbira Music – Warner Stategic Marketing – Zimbabwe

Mokole – Mokoomba – Luyando – OutHere Records OH 030 – Zimbabwe

Vanorapa – Chiwoniso – Rebel Woman – Cumbancha CMBCD 8 – Zimbabwe

Echo Blues (sig tune) – Frank Wakefield – That was now… this is then! – Rosewood RA 62096 – Tennessee

 

listen anytime for a month at http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?cat=Planet+Waves

Planet Waves running order – 14th February 2017

PLANET WAVES running order: 14th February 2017 – Valentine’s day

title – artist – album – label – origin

Let’s Get Together – The Valentinos – I’ve Come a Long Way (The Chess Singles) – In Memoriam – USA

Black To I Roots – Inna De Yard Project ft Kush McAnuff – single – Chapter Two / Wagram Records – Jamaica

My Funny Valentine – Chico Hamilton Quintet – Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette (Three Classic Albums) – Avid Entertainment AMDC 949 – USA

Imam jednu želju (I have but one wish) – Ljiljana Buttler – The Mother of Gypsy Soul – Snail Records SR 66001 – Bosnia Herzegovina

Habibi – Ali Hassan Kuban – The Rough Guide Music Sampler – Rough Guide RGNET 901 – Egypt

Valse Arabe – Freddy Balta – Let’s Dance: Valse Musette – Le Chant du Monde 274 2644.46 – France

The One I Love – Jo’el Sonnier – Cajun Young Blood – Ace CDCHD 598 – Louisiana Cajun

Dame, Je Sui Cilz/Fins Cuers Doulz – Gothic Voices – The Mirror of Narcissus – Hyperion CDA 66087 – France

Bonnie Bessie Logan – Jean Redpath – Summer of my Dreams – Greentrax Records – Scotland

Apikorsim (Heretics) – The Klezmatics – Apikorsim (Heretics) – World Village 450031 – Jewish NY

Chalk Heart – Whalebone – Mirabilia – TWW 287 – England

Parlez-moi d’amour – Lucienne Boyer – Grands Succès : Les grandes dames du Music Hall – Orphée – France

O Grande Amor – Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto – Jazz Samba – Verve (LP) – Brazil/USA/Brazil

 

listen anytime for a month at http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?cat=Planet+Waves

Planet Waves running order – 14th February 2017

PLANET WAVES running order: 14th February 2017 – Valentine’s day

title – artist – album – label – origin

Let’s Get Together – The Valentinos – I’ve Come a Long Way (The Chess Singles) – In Memoriam – USA

Black To I Roots – Inna De Yard Project ft Kush McAnuff – single – Chapter Two / Wagram Records – Jamaica

My Funny Valentine – Chico Hamilton Quintet – Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette (Three Classic Albums) – Avid Entertainment AMDC 949 – USA

Imam jednu želju (I have but one wish) – Ljiljana Buttler – The Mother of Gypsy Soul – Snail Records SR 66001 – Bosnia Herzegovina

Habibi – Ali Hassan Kuban – The Rough Guide Music Sampler – Rough Guide RGNET 901 – Egypt

Valse Arabe – Freddy Balta – Let’s Dance: Valse Musette – Le Chant du Monde 274 2644.46 – France

The One I Love – Jo’el Sonnier – Cajun Young Blood – Ace CDCHD 598 – Louisiana Cajun

Dame, Je Sui Cilz/Fins Cuers Doulz – Gothic Voices – The Mirror of Narcissus – Hyperion CDA 66087 – France

Bonnie Bessie Logan – Jean Redpath – Summer of my Dreams – Greentrax Records – Scotland

Apikorsim (Heretics) – The Klezmatics – Apikorsim (Heretics) – World Village 450031 – Jewish NY

Chalk Heart – Whalebone – Mirabilia – TWW 287 – England

Parlez-moi d’amour – Lucienne Boyer – Grands Succès : Les grandes dames du Music Hall – Orphée – France

O Grande Amor – Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto – Jazz Samba – Verve (LP) – Brazil/USA/Brazil

 

listen anytime for a month at http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?cat=Planet+Waves

Sharon Shannon Band and Special Guests, Celtic Connections, The Old Fruitmarket, February 3, 2017.

Sharon Shannon Band and Special Guests, Celtic Connections, The Old Fruitmarket, February 3, 2017.

Feb 10, 2017

From the start this was a gig not to be missed. Packed into the Old Fruitmarket, Sharon Shannon made sure a great night was had by all.

Her first tune, “Neckbelly” had us bouncing along as Sharon asked us to “go mental” and have loads of fun. The tunes came quick and fast with sets like, “Coridinio,” “Rathlin” and “Sandy” filling the set list.

Then there was a wonderful song by guitarist, Jack Maher called “Smile” and to follow, to rapturous applause, came the Shannon classic “Blackbird”. Then it was time for “Potholes” in a very smooth set unlike our potholed roads of today.

Sharon gave us a sneak preview of her forthcoming new album, “Sacred Earth” which is due out in March. From it she played “Rusheen,” accompanied by Justin Adam (guitar), Abass Doodoo (percussion) and Jodie Bremanson (bass). “Pull Out All The Stops” followed and these were sweet set of tunes with a rocky backdrop of bass and drums blending well with the fiddle.

“The Machine” was a beautifully powerful song before we headed to “Francies Reel,” featuring a stunning style of playing with strong tones. The show finished with “The Mouth of Tobique” topped by the wonderful mouth song of Sean Reagan and no gig would be complete without “The Galway Girl”. It was a night of enchanting music and thrilling drum beats complemented by wonderful fiddle and the stunning playing of the awesome Sharon Shannon.

Sandy Pratt

Gary Innes, Celtic Connections, Drygate, February 2, 2017.

Gary Innes, Celtic Connections, Drygate, February 2, 2017.

Feb 10, 2017

This was the night Gary Innes launched his long awaited second album, “Era” twelve years on from his first “How’s The Craic”.

It was worth the wait. Gary says “the album is about growing old and very much family orientated” and he thanked his family and friends for the support in making it.

The tune Yarra Wine Valley was first up and dedicated to the War Veteran charity. After a trip to Australia Gary wanted to do something for the Vets and the tune came out of that trip. “Road To Lochaber” was a fantastic tune with a video made with the help of STV weather man, Sean Batty with views of Lochaber made with a drone video.

The band was joined on stage by Alec Dalglish of Skerryvore for the song, “Grace and Pride “ which Gary had penned following the 2104 Independence Referendum in Scotland. He needed someone who could put a voice to the song to make it sound better so and Alec was his first choice – and it was a great song to listen to.

From his Box Club Band days, Gary has been helped along by his good friend on keyboard, Duncan Lyle and that is how “Easy Street” came about following a tour of Britanny where they came a cross a street of that name. “May Life Always Be Peachy” was a tune dedicated to family members: he wrote it as a wedding gift and this was a sweet tune that would grace any wedding as a first dance.

Gary keeps a lot of the family in his mind with this album and his niece, “Zara” even gets her own tune as he recalls looking down at the pretty innocent face and thought one to match would be ideal. Robert Robertson came on stage to sing a poem Gary had written about shinty, a sport he took part in for 20 years. “The Caman Man” summed up the sport in the way Gary had both seen and played it.

We got an insight to the quiet side of the giant of shinty, music and his love for Scotland but mostly the love of his family: “Era” the album brings you a tune for all and all seasons.

Sandy Pratt


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