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Jan 30

Day 11 of The Danny Kyle Open Stage Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 – Live from the Exhibition Hall 5-7pm

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Howling Home -Listen Again In Archive Site Link
We’re an indie folk/rock band from glasgow. We’ve been gigging continuously around Scotland for the last couple years, headlining the likes of King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and supporting other upcoming indie artists like Flight Brigade and Chris Staples. We recently released our debut, self-produced album ‘Swim or Sink’, and we’re inspired by artists like Arcade Fire, Sun Kil Moon, Sigur Ros, The National, and fellow Scots Mogwai and Frightened Rabbit.

 

 

DLÙ       Listen Again In Archive Site Link
are a modern trad band mixing traditional tunes with funk rock beats. The line up features Andrew Grossart on drum kit, who has studied many styles of drumming from rock to Latin and jazz. Aidan Spiers achieved his HND Music Performance at Glasgow Kelvin College. He plays guitar and bass. Moilidh NicGriogair is on fiddle and piano and Zach Ronan is on accordion. They are both students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying classical piano and classical accordion respectively. All four members met and began playing music together while at the Glasgow Gaelic School. Due to their diverse musical backgrounds, each musician brings something individual to the band, allowing them to give every set they arrange a unique combination of instrumentation and styles.

 

Sam Begbie & Joe Doyle  Listen Again In Archive Site Link
Sam Begbie is a folk songwriter drawing on an eclectic resevoir of influences. His songs, though sweet and ballad-like in form, are presented with a hard vocal edge which reaches across the Atlantic and finds its roots among singers like Blind Willie Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf. Sam and Joe formed their musical partnership early in 2017, playing a series of highly acclaimed and successful shows throughout Glasgow and Paisley. With Joe’s expressive and driving percussive style the boys are set for great things. Forwards, not backwards; upwards, not forward; and always twirling towards freedom!

 

Jonny Jack Listen Again In Archive Site Link
Douglas/ Michael / Jack
Jonny Jack creates naked, hooky, soul pop. Acoustic guitar led music bristling with soul, youthful vigour and big tent pop hooks. From Glasgow and acclaimed by BBC introducing’s Tom Robinson ‘I find the vocal performance absolutely irresistible’ – Jonny and his band are currently working with producer Nick Brine (Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Seasick Steve) on his debut album and are planning a massive 2018 including multiple major releases and a UK and US tour. A true undiscovered phenomenon, Jonny has performed to sell out crowds supporting acts such as hero Damien Rice, Gabriella Cilmi and The View.

 

 

The Danny Kyle Open Stage is hosted by Celtic Connections https://www.celticconnections.com/Pages/Open-Stage.aspx all applications are via their web page Applications are received year round – Closing date for 2019 is 5 thJanuary. And sent to DKOS

“Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.  Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station and keeping the music going

 

Jan 30

Day 10 of The Danny Kyle Open Stage Monday 29th Jan 2018 – Live from the Exhibition Hall 5-7pm

Tune in to Celtic Music Radio 5-7 every day to listen to ‘Tomorrow’s Talent Today’ from the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2018 on their 25 Anniversary

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TRÚ    

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TRÚ is a trio from Northern Ireland with an eclectic musical heritage, absorbing groove funk, Irish trad, and choral harmony to create their own soulful vibe. Individually, these 3 artists are unique; Mormecha’s “LOFi LiFE” was shortlisted for the 2016 NI Music Prize, while Trouton and Kearney met touring the world with vocal ensemble ANÚNA.Inspired by songs and stories from their native Ulster, this trio has absorbed a wealth of influences to discover a unique approach to folksong. TRÚ also perform songs from the English and Scots traditions and write original material informed by a long line of folk singers.

 

 

Mabel and The Freewheelers  –  Listen Again on Archive Stie Link
Mabel Duncan/ Euan Mclaughlin/ David Small/ Ruaridh Neil / Callum Cronin

Mabel & The Freewheelers are a forward-thinking, five piece folk band based in Glasgow. Taking inspiration from a variety of genres and srtists, they focus on creating a unique and interesting sound that appeals to a wide range of audience.  Since formin in March 2017 the band have appeared at Eden Festival / 8th HAAL in Portsoy/ supported Aiden O’Rourke at The Glad Café & played the National Whiskey Festival in Edinburgh

 

 

The Moonbathers     – Listen Again On Archive Site Link
Lesley and Megan O’Brian 
The Moonbathers, a duo with close knit family harmonies of Lesley and Megan O’Brien.  Lesley is a singer and storyteller, brought up in Bridgeton, this interest began in the home where many a good tale was shared and sing-song enjoyed at family gatherings, and in the back-courts and tenement closes that accompanied the games of her childhood. Megan, sharing this passion for song and storytelling has studied Theatre and the Arts. Now they unite to celebrate family and folk lore with the simple power of voice, both spoken and sung, with guitar accompaniment. The Moonbathers are based in the folk tradition with a vibrant, fresh appeal.

 

Bobby Deans   

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Singer songwriter Bobby has been writing and writing from an early age. A troubadour from not only local venues but spent time traveling round Europe – Prague. Paris . Rome  .  Hi songs are taken from life and his surroundings and brings his self penned works to you today

 

 

 

 

Patrick Tunny 

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Patrick came to Clyde’s Bonny banks three years ago .  Singer songwriter he is trying his to in the water of Glasgow’s vibrant music scene. Is building up his raptor and is  trying to get on the ladder with like mined musicians to enable him to take his music to a wider audience and to get out their gigging

 

 

 

 

 

The Danny Kyle Open Stage is hosted by Celtic Connections all applications are via their web page Applications are received year round – Closing date for 2019 is 5 th January. And sent to DKOS

“Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.  Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station and keeping the music going

 

Jan 30

Review -Maid Of The Loch Concert – Mitchell Theatre – 28th Jan 2018

Maid Of The Loch Concert – Mitchell Theatre 28 th Jan 2018

The Maid of the Loch was the last of the great paddle steamers built in the UK. Built on the Clyde and launched in 1953 it carried thousands of passengers in its many trips across Loch Lomond. The ship was retired from service in 1981 and has since been moored in Balloch. Over the past few years a team of dedicated people have strived to raise money to restore this once beautiful vessel back to its best and ultimately get her sailing again. After gaining a lottery grant this team have very nearly reached their target and this show was put together to raise awareness of the fund raising and to raise funds for the cause.

And what a show it was. Under the musical directorship of Siobhan Miller and Phil Cunningham a star studded group of musicians were brought together for this one off concert. With a large screen located at the back of the stage some spectacular images and video of the Maid Of The Loch sailing on Loch Lomond were projected onto it throughout the concert. Not only was there fantastic music to listen to but wonderful scenery to watch also.

The singers that contributed to this show were Siobhan Miller, Arthur Johnstone, Jimmy Macgregor, Findlay Napier and Eddi Reader. The backing band included Phil Cunningham (accordion) and Euan Burton (double bass). With veterans such as Jimmy Macgregor and Arthur Johnstone, and dare I include Phil Cunningham in that category, the banter and laughs were guaranteed. The trio regaled us with stories and tales relating to the Maid of the Loch and the Loch Lomond area. All the music had links, albeit tenuous at times, to ship building on the Clyde, to the Loch Lomond area and specific to the Maid. There were three separate songs/tunes called “Maid Of The Loch”. The first one was composed by Phil Cunningham to raise awareness of the fundraising, the next which was sung beautifully by Siobhan was written by Karine Polwart and the third written specially for the concert and within four days by Eddi Readers husband John Douglas and sung by Eddi Reader in her own inimitable style. Other songs that were sung in this very entertaining night included “The Braes Of Balquihidder” by Siobhan, “Tramps & Hawkers” from Arthur, “Doon The Water” from the entire cast and not forgetting the rousing rendition in the encore of Loch Lomond”

Siobhan Miller is showing more and more often that not only is she one of Scotlands finest singers but also a very talented musical director. This was a show of the highest standards and was deservedly a sell – out. A special mention must go to jimmy Macgregor who at age 86 is still as sharp as a tack, still has a wonderful voice and looks as fit as a fiddle.

Danny Matheson

Jan 29

THE BARR BROTHERS, CELTIC CONNECTIONS, SAINT LUKE’S, GLASGOW, JANUARY 28, 2018.

The Queens Of The Breakers is the title track of The Barr Brothers latest release – and when it emerged here this Celtic Connections’ gig truly bumped into life.

It’s a flowing, chiming, rocky track and raised the temperature significantly. That’s not to say the opening songs were dull, far from it – they proved to be muscled, unhurried, sensitive, lush and warming with no shortage of good musicianship with the excellent Andrew Barr on drums/percussion mixing the rhythms inventively and with gusto.

But upping the tempo with Queens Of The Breakers came just at the right time, replacing the more subdued music that had gone before. That said, it was when front man, Brad stripped things way, way down and gathered the gang around a single mic draped with fairy lights that the show’s highlight section got under way. It was gorgeous.

What a track, Song That I Heard, is. With shimmering acoustic guitar and breathtaking harmonies that hushed the room it was stunning, as good as anything we might hear at this festival.

“In the cult of desperation he stayed just behind the curve / And no one here admits we’re getting more than we deserve,” they sang, and The Low Anthem, inevitably, popped into my head because of the earthy, alt/folk tones. But the Montreal-based band’s own glowing closeness deserves the highest praise.

They have joked that Queens Of The Breakers was made “using only pencil shavings and squirrel tails” but, seriously, they are truly creative with a song mix – from stompers to the fragile – that is generally appealing and at times downright exquisite.

Review by MIKE RITCHIE

Jan 29

Studio Guest – Paul Murdoch Tues 30th Jan 7-8pm with Tony Mac

Studio guest Paul Murdoch on Tuesday 30th Jan with Tony Mac between 7-8pm

PAUL MURDOCH is a full-time author and musician who has worked in schools and libraries all over the UK and beyond. His books are used by various charities in Indonesia, Africa and The Caribbean. His books are also studied in many schools as they often touch on topical subjects that can be discussed by the class.  Paul was born in Helensburgh, Scotland, in 1961. As well as being an author he is also accomplished guitarist and musician.

 

 

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Jan 29

Review – Fretless and Cara Dillon at Royal Concert Hall – Saturday 27th Jan

Review – Fretless and Cara Dillon at Royal Concert Hall – Saturday 27Jan

Making their first visit to Scotland, Canadian band Fretless won many new friends at the New Auditorium of the Royal Concert Hall. As the support act for Cara Dillon their exciting and innovative musical arrangements had the sell-out audience in raptures.

The band consisting of Karrnnel (Fiddle/viola), Trent Freeman (Fiddle/viola), Ben Plotnick (fiddle/viola) and Eric Wright (cello) are a refreshing addition to the folk circuit with their vibrant compositions and new arrangements to traditional tunes. They also have a tremendous stage presence. The band have been together since 2012 releasing three albums to date, “Fretless”, “Waterbound” and their most recent one “Bird’s Nest”. Music was played from all three as well as new compositions in a set that was all too short. I could have listened to these guys all night.

All too often a support act is not recognised by the main one however Irish singer Cara Dillon liked them that much she invited them back onto stage during her set to join her in a couple of tracks in what was an electrifying set. Cara was accompanied on stage by her husband Sam Lakeman (piano and guitar), Niall Murphy (fiddle), John Smith electric and acoustic guitar) and Ben Nicholls (double bass). She delivered song after song in her crystal clear angelic voice, singing traditional songs from her native County Derry, some new self –penned material and songs from her latest album “Wanderer”.

It is quite clear how Cara has won so many awards. Her voice is so wonderfully clear and every lyric is delivered with such clarity. With her Irish roots she also has the gift of the gab, explaining the stories behind her compositions and keeping the audience entertained from start to finish. I was privileged to be in this audience in what was a spectacular night of music and left the wonderful venue with the hairs on the back of my neck standing up following Cara’s regular last track, the beautiful rendition of Parting Glass.

 

Danny Matheson

Jan 28

Day 9 of The Danny Kyle Open Stage Sunday 28th Jan 2018 – Live from the Exhibition Hall 5-7pm

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The Arkansas Ramblers
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Bob Alston/Tim Clarke/Bernadette Collier /Caroline Le Good Morgan/ Bill Macaulay / Roger McCann  /Alison Semeonoff / Sandy Semeonoff     /Val Thornton /Ian Watson (+ had an extra member in photo! )
American-style old-time string band the Arkansas Ramblers got together in January 2017. A 10-strong band (with a combined age of 660!) the Ramblers came from a variety of musical backgrounds – ceilidh, blues, classical, heavy rock, country and Cajun, but took on their new repertoire with gusto. Added to the regular old-time instruments of banjo, guitar, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin and double bass are drums, flute, whistle and melodeon with an occasional burst of washboard and bones in the mix too. Two vocalists provide the songs, mostly from the early 20th century or US Civil War period.The Arkansas Ramblers have already entertained fans and visitors to Glasgow’s Tall Ship, the Clydebuilt Festival and the Largs Viking Festival with their varied repertoire and sartorial elegance. It’s obvious that this band enjoys playing together and their enthusiasm is infectious.

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Jan 28

Studio guests 11-5pm on Sunday 28th Jan 2018

Studio guests live from Celtic Music Radio’s studio at 54 Admiral Street, Glasgow 
On Sunday 28 Jan from 11 – 5pm
From 5 – 7pm the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

with The Danny Kyle Open Stage
Today’s guests are  David Mairs   / The Daddy Naggins     /Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund   Ken Beveridge / 
Heather Downie

Presenter 11 – 1pm  Stewart Fenwick with guests

 

 

 

 

 

David Mairs  

David Mairs is a solo singer who backs himself on guitar and piano and has a very distinct roots/Americana feel. His guitar fingerpicking style was popular in the sixties and lounge style piano. His repertoire includes songs by artists such as James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Amy Winehouse, Jack Johnson and Tori Kelly.  Son of a well-known family of musicians – the music is in his blood. David is also an actor.

 

 

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Jan 27

HAYES CARLL and CORB LUND, Celtic Connections, Saint Luke’s, Glasgow, January 26, 2018.

The secret of what musical mates, Hayes Carll and Corb Lund get up to in hotel rooms when they go on tour is now out.

They shared their nocturnal activities (that is playing music together) full-on during this lusty, rough’n’tumble, double bill Celtic Connections’ gig with both men in great humour and sparkling form musically, singing about grave digging, war, horses, and lots more.

The quips and the jokes and the back stories to songs flowed merrily with neither seeking to emerge as top dog. The guys are close: they write together, appear in daft videos together, and sharing the same stage seemed to please them as much it did a very encouraging audience (joined at one stage, temporarily, by Allison Moorer, Mr Carll’s partner.)

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Jan 27

Day 8 of The Danny Kyle Open Stage Saturday 27th Jan 2018 – Live from the Exhibition Hall 5-7pm

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The Rowies – Inverurie   Listen Again Archive Site 
Arthur Coats / Ellie Beaton / Andrew Legg / and Stuart Jack
the Rowies are a young traditional folk band formed of you teenagers between ages of 15 and 17 and are based in the North-East of Scotland
They formed in September of 2016 and have been supporting bands such as Session A9, Old Bling Dogs and Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. In July the won Speyfest’s Young Entertainer of the Year 2017

 

 

Anton And The Colts ——Listen Again Archive Site 
“Their ace combination of rock swagger, blues groove, and the rough and tumble of Americana is one few Scottish bands can match.” The Music Brewery .  Since their inception in June ’14 and the release of their debut EP, ‘6:45 & 450 Down’ at the beginning of 2015, the band has played numerous venues and festivals throughout Scotland including Glasgow’s ABC, King Tuts; the Belladrum festival in Inverness and the enchanting Eden festival. The miles travelled and the countless hours of stage time has helped shape a sound that takes many twists and turns during their live set. It’s a journey of sound that they hope to capture and recreate with their debut album due for release this year

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