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Day 7 of The Danny Kyle Open Stage Friday 26th Jan 2018 – Live from the Exhibition Hall 5-7pm

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This is the 19th Year of The Danny Kyle Open Stage Produced and Presented by Liz Clark

Rebekah Kirk –  Listen Again on Archive Link 

Singing and songwriter from an early age her talent an creativity have been  acknowledged by awards such as ‘Best Emerging Talent’ in 2015, semi – finalist of the UK  Songwriting  Competition – to projects such the ‘Hit the Road’ tour run by The Scottish Music Centre for young musicians. Gigging in and around Glasgow from King Tuts . to  performing at the Jim Diamond ‘Cash For Kids’ gala dinner .




The Daddy Naggings    Listen again on Archive Link
Hazel Mairs/ Laura-Beth Salter/ Darren Young/ Garry Mcfadden/ Aileen Gobbi
The Daddy Naggins unites five powerful voices to bring you traditional bluegrass classics, folk songs and well known modern covers – all with that traditional high lonesome bluegrass harmony.  Rip-roaring instrumentals bring each member of the band’s technical skill on their instrument to the  foreground, and will get you dancing along the way! The Glasgow based band were formed in 2010 by Darren Young (guitar) & Garry McFadden (banjo) and they have been going from strength to strength ever since.    Now joined by Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin) Hazel Mairs (double bass) and sometimes even Aileen  Gobbi (fiddle), the band are forging a reputation as one of the busiest, most energetic bands on the  Scottish scene. As well as being stalwarts of the Glasgow pub circuit, you can also catch the band playing at folk clubs and festivals all over the UK.


Joel Gardner  Listen again on Archive Link
A gifted guitarist and prolific songwriter, Joel Gardner is a refreshingly unique artist with a diverse palette of inspired, original songs. He uses all parts of the guitar to create melodic, catchy music with powerful, thought provoking lyrics. His songs simply explode with positive energy. Performing and touring extensively over two continents since 2015; his live performances vary from emotive and intimate at his solo shows to uplifting and energetic with his backing band behind him. His latest EP sold hundreds of copies worldwide and received rave reviews. Originally from Wilmslow in Cheshire, Joel’s music has won him a solid fan base and recognition from big names. Tanglewood Guitars regularly promote his work as a Tanglewood Artist. In August Joelperformed a session on BBC Radio Manchester and is regularly played on various other local radio stations.In 2017, Joel toured the UK 3 times performing alongside established artists such as Jamie Lawson, Brian Kennedy and Toss The Feathers; stunning crowds as far apart as Perth and Brighton. He released his popular EP ‘The Idea’ with a sold out show at Manchester’s ‘Gullivers’ venue. He made his first appearances on the festival circuit at Lattitude Festival and Tramlines




Savannah Donohoe & Charlie Galloway  
Savannah has been playing Irish music for over ten years and is influenced by both Irish and Scottish styles. She plays the flute and saxophone and is accompanied by Charlie Galloway, Lancaster born, RCS Glasgow student. He has similar style interests and they travel in Ireland a lot and also have played in Germany together. Their unique blend and choice of tunes are distinctive but respect both traditions. Newly formed in 2016 they are working on an album for 2017.


The White Feather Collective  Unable to attend today – trying for later!!
Josh Lambe / Will Turner / Chris Raynolds / Roo MacPhee
We are The White Feather Collective. We are a British 4 piece Surf / Psych band based in Malvern, at the heart of the English countryside. The band consists of drums, bass, electric guitar and vocals / acoustic guitar / harmonica The band is able to present a high-energy performance, incorporating many aspects that made the late 1960s the golden era for music. The sound of band could be considered close to that of “The Rolling Stones”, “The Doors”, “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac” and perhaps “The Black Keys” The White Feather Collective aims to boast an immersive, life changing live set; along with well considered recordings that take elements from an era of music where it didn’t matter what one looked like. The band would like to tour the world encouraging expression through art and music, leaving a lasting impression on all that come across us.



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