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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Monday 30th Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 10 Monday 30 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




Trip  – Based in Glasgow   – Listen Again 
Tiernan Courell/ Isla Callister / Michael Biggins / Mairi Maclennan? Craig Baxter / Rory Matheson 
Are a new six-piece folk band based in Glasgow. All in their first year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, TRIP are at the forefront of the vibrant traditional music scene that is thriving in the city and beyond. Their combination of melodies from Newcastle accordionist Michael Biggins, Sligo flautist Tiernan Courell, Manx fiddler Isla Callister, and Lewis singer Mairi Maclennan, with versatile accompaniment of fellow Scots Rory Matheson (piano) and Craig Baxter (bodhran), produces an energetic and driven sound that encompasses music from all corners of the countries from which they hail. TRIP hope to hit the ground running in 2017 with their debut performance at the prestigious Celtic Connections supporting Atlas, festival and in the final of Hands up for Trad ‘Battle of the Folk Bands’ competition to name just a few.


Josiah & Ludwig Based in Glasgow –        Listen Again 
Harry Gorski-Brown / Andrew Herrington
Emerging from their respective dwellings across Scotland’s central belt, Josiah & Ludwig are a folk duo, brand new to the contemporary traditional music scene. The Glasgow based two-piece consists of the adventurous, Harry “Ludwig” Gorski-Brown on the fiddle, and his trusty counterpart, Andrew “Josiah” Herrington on the guitar. These two musicians started playing together in the latter part of 2016, when they began writing material and developing their sound. Josiah & Ludwig draw from a rich blend of influences to fashion together a refreshing concoction of genre and style, which is a colourful contribution to the traditional Scottish music scene.


Michael McGovern  – Glasgow   – Listen Again 
Glasgow born singer songwriter in the folk/ folk rock scene also has a group The Moonshine and can been seen gigging locally. He is now hopeing to take his music further afield and will be gigging in and around Scotland. He has his music on sounclould and hope to be recording and posting even more in the future.





Martin Kerr & Christine Hanson – Canada & Glasgow – Listen Again
Often compared to the best of the 1970 troubadours – Cat Stevens, James Taylor, John Denver – Martin Kerr’s anthemic modern-folk connects with listeners of all ages. In true folk tradition, he takes his music to the people wherever he can. Starting at farmer’s markets, and offering CDs from his guitar case, his independently released albums have sold 17,000 copies and counting. Raised by Scots parents in England, he has travelled to 35 countries, and is now settled in Canada.  Cellist Christine Hanson is a fixture at Celtic Connections, playing with leading lights including Eddi Reader and Bruce MacGregor. Also a Scot in Canada, she has been playing and recording with fellow emigrant Martin Kerr for the last 3 years. Classically trained but eclectic in her musical explorations, music has taken Christine from touring Canada’s High Arctic with a tango trio to playing traditional music in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.



Emma Lusby – Ireland/ Liverpool  –
Currently studying and playing in Liverpool, Emma has performed at Baltic States Folk Festival (Latvia), Stendhal Festival of Art (Ireland’s Best Small Festival) & Liverpool Irish Festival, to name a few. Also working on a musical project to be released early 2017.  The project is an innovative approach to bring Irish traditional songs and stories to today’s audiences.






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

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 Any queries  or enquiries regarding the Danny Kyle Open Stage please  contact Liz Clark direct on dkos.info@yahoo.com