Scot’s speak guest this week is the beautiful flautist Katherine MacLeod. Born in Haghill, Katherine’s family are originally from the islands and music is in her blood. Her earliest memories are playing tunes on the piano then singing in East Kilbride Gaelic choir. It is claimed she has the voice and sound of an angel and everyone who has had the pleasure of listening would agree. We are allowed a wee sneaky listen to the ‘mixed instruments’ class and chat to Donald, Isabel and a few others about their enjoyment of being an adult pupil in Katherine’s class.
Bob’s show on the 28th is a really special one for three reasons: it’s the 12-month anniversary of the programme (a whole year has gone by!), it’s Bob’s birthday (huzza!), and he has those very special guests HAGGERDASH in the studio to talk about their new CD.
Haggerdash have been a prominent feature of Scottish Folk Music for nearly thirty years, performing at many Festivals and Folk Clubs both at home and abroad. With their current lineup of Alan Jones, Jack Bethel and Billy Stewart, there will certainly be many more years of great music – and fun (they’re a cheery bunch!) – to come.
The band perform with a wide range of instruments including Hammered Dulcimer, Concertina, Bouzouki, Guitar, Fiddle,Whistles, Harmonicas, 5string Banjo and Bodhran. Alan and Billy provide vocals on songs which include many of their own compositions.
Over many years Alan, Jack and Billy have been involved in Scottish Folk Music as part of other groups as well as solo performances. Those lineups include Setanta, Three’s A Crowd, Cairdie’s Brig and Hot Toddy.
The name of their new CD is THE ELGIN WATCH. It contains songs and tunes written by Billy Stewart and Alan Jones plus a sprinkling of traditional songs. The title track is based on the true story of Jack Bethel’s Grandfather and his brothers and Jack still has The Elgin Watch.
Many of the songs are in fact based on true stories which makes this CD an interesting and enjoyable listening experience.
There’ll Never Be Peace Till Jamie Comes Hame is a song Billy really liked the words of, but he wrote a new tune for it and Haggerdash arranged it. It is one of their favourite tracks.
Alan’s song THE VITAL SPARK is as the title suggests a song about the much loved Para Handy
Also included is THE MAN THAT I AM which is the song Alan won the Girvan Folk Festival songwriting competition in 2017 with
HAGGERDASH are Billy Stewart, Alan Jones and Jack Bethel
Studio Guest Carol Laula / Jordan Stewart & Lisa Kowalski Tue 23 rd Oct 8-10 on Travels With My Auntie Liz
A Celebration of Female Independent Music Artists (FIMAs) – building on the success of the ‘Wicked Women’ live show series (as part of International Women’s Day), Scottish singer-songwriter, Carol Laula 15416 , brings together and celebrates female songwriters in this unique collaboration.
Country music legend Charlie Landsborough is touring the UK, and will be playing at Eastwood Park theatre, Giffnock, later this month. We have already given tickets for his Greenock gig to some luckily listeners; now we have tickets for the Eastwood show.
Thank you to all who took part
To enter, visit this web page link answer a simple question, and leave your contact details.
Closing date for this competition is Wednesday 31st October.Good luck.
Scots’ Speak guest this week is the wonderful Isabel McCue MBE, founder of Theatre Nemo who uses the Arts to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness, loneliness and isolation. A tireless campaigner, Isabel’s dream is to establish a holistic centre in Glasgow which will offer creative space to use the Arts as well as hosting a network of support agencies which are needed to help people live a happy and dignified existence where they feel they are making a positive contribution to their family, community and society.
Isabel was awarded ‘Outstanding Women in Scotland 2018’ by the Women’s Library on Saturday 20th October 2018
Sat 20th Showcase of The Danny Stage at The Old Swan Inn Paisley 15- 20th Oct as part of The Spree for All 2018 2-4pm
Saturday 20th 2-4pm Showcase of The Danny Stage at The Old Swan Inn Paisley 15- 20th Oct as part of The Spree for All 2018
Danny Kyle Stage at The Old Swan Inn Smithhills St, Paisley PA1 1EB
As Part of The Spree for All from The Spree Festival Paisley
All who appeared on The Danny Kyle Stage are WINNERS!
6 acts are chosen as finalists to perform a Showcase – giving them the ‘puddy up’ that Danny used to do for
up and coming artists!!
Will be recorded and Podcast at a later date on Celtic Music Radio
Not in Running order !
Matthew Gibb – Glasgow –
Matthew Gibb is a young singer-songwriter from the Southside of Glasgow. Over the last several years he’s been performing covers and playing his own material at numerous and varied functions and events. He also busks. He has played live on Radio 1 and on many local Glasgow stations and has appeared on STV Glasgow. Matthew has a voice that just has to be heard. His love of music goes beyond singing to playing acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, drums, keyboard, ukulele and mandolin. Matthew enjoys playing to small audiences in cafés and bars but is also equally comfortable performing in front of thousands. He headlined at The Classic Grand back in July and had release an EP
Studio Guest – Charlie Landsborough – Sun 21 st on Stewart Fenwick’s Celtic Country 12-2pm.
BATTLEFIELD BAND FOUNDING MEMBER HOUSE CONCERT
Celtic Music Radio’s final House Concert of the year will feature the gifted singer, songwriter and musician, Alan Reid, a founding member of The Battlefield Band.
His solo show at the station’s Admiral Street studios in Glasgow takes place on Tuesday, November 20.
Claire Hastings will be dropping in to see Auntie Liz to play a few tunes, let her know about her new CD due out in January , what else she has been up to this year and her tour!
We are sorry to report that the Craig & Willoughby House Concert planned for Tuesday, October 16, has been cancelled.
Please accept our apologies.