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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 7 at Celtic Connections Friday 27th Jan Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 7 Friday 27  Jan 
Danny Kyle Open Stage is broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Archive
While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments



Not In Running order:-

DopeSickFly    – Glasgow    Listen Again 
Ant /Wendy/Chris / Jow / Calum
Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Soul, Rock, Poetic, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk. With lead singer/poet Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum macrae with his Jazz background, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy Rae, DopeSickFly truly emanates a new refreshing alive sound. There’s a confidence and power to the band’s live set that at times can be mesmerising. The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Funk Rock Hybrid known as Dopesickfly project an upbeat feel good vibe inviting everyone to join in with catchy hooks and to dance their hearts out. Dopesickfly are encouraging & sing of life, connecting to all ages of people; making music for people!


Callum / Connor / Fergus   Listen Again
Callum – Bodhran & Banjo / Connor- Bagpipes, Smallpipe & whistle Fergus – Guitar & Mandolin
Have all played individually from a young age but only formed as a trio last year. They took part in the Killin Music Festival in 2016 and were enthusiastically received by the festival crowd. Mainly from the tradition but are putting their own individual stamp on it!



Ellie Ford – Gairloch – Listen Again 
Ellie is an alternative folk artist whose music is understated and utterly absorbing.Elie ford has raw charm as a solo performer, using her concert harp as accompaniment to her stylistic and sultry voice. Taking influence from a range of genres and mixing classical instrumentation with modern songwriting and powerful lyricism, Ellie Ford has a uniqueness that sets her apart from many other musicians in her genre.  2016 saw the release of Ford’s debut album ‘The Other Sun’ (Hidden Trail Records) and gigged extensively last year. She is currently residing in the Scottish Highlands writing her second album (release in Oct 2017) and will be touring the UK and Europe extensively in 2017.



Amer/ Hawksworth / Munro
– Kilwinning  – Listen Again 
This newly established trio brings three distinct musicians into a fresh collaboration. Together, they craft original compositions that flow organically whilst affording the listener breathing space.  Individually, the group come from Scottish traditional music backgrounds, but here the harmony and structure is lent from more modern influences. The music is characterised throughout with a tasteful restraint, and a minimalist compositional style that utilises motifs, riffs and thematic development. All three members of the group are from the Central Belt of Scotland. They recorded their debut EP, Confluence, with Angus Lyon at Grans House, and released it in December 2016.




Jane Gilbert  – Edinburgh  –  Listen Again 
Jane’s music reflects that of early 70’s acoustic folk. She writes raw, stripped back songs, which highlight her pure, haunting and ethereal style of singing.  Her self titled debut EP was released and launched to a sold out audience  in Feb 2016. Jane has gigged extensively including the Great Escape Festival and Sofar Sounds Brighton. Jane has now relocated back to her hometown, Edinburgh.  Jane began touring in Europe late last year and has performed at a number of venues across France, Germany and the Czech Republic including cities such as Berlin, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dresden and Prague. Her most recent summer tour finished with a show at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in July of this year. With the new addition of Lucy McIlroy Miller on violin and backing vocals, Jane is now preparing to go back into the studio to work on the follow up to her debut EP. 



While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments

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