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.
Scots’ Speak guest this week is Edinburgh raised but Glasgow based, Dr. Marianne McAra, Research Fellow at Glasgow School of Art who lives in the stunning Beresford building on Sauchiehall Street. Marianne began her professional life as a carpenter and stage-designer, and music was always an inspiration. Learning to play the violin at the age of four, she practised through her grades until she was introduced to fiddle music and has never looked back. A big fan of Shooglenifty, she loves the sound, style and freedom of fiddle playing and is hoping to become a member of Glasgow Folk-Music Workshop some-day soon.
SOMETIMES DOGS BARK AT NOTHING
I met JP Harris when he was hosting his Sunday Morning Coming Down event in East Nashville’s Gallatin Avenue in September, described correctly as “an afternoon of gumbo and good times.”
There are more good times to be savoured, courtesy of JP, on this hugely impressive and engaging album – it is quite brilliant in places. He has come up with a set of up-tempo fliers as well as thought-provoking lower-key songs, underpinned by warming and honest vocals, and a jubilant band who sit at his shoulder throughout, cajoling and encouraging the gleeful flow of his first release for four years.
His lifelong dedication and love of country and honky tonk tones are clear, reflecting as well his informative, itinerant days that involved hitchhiking and hopping freight trains while eking out a living in various ways – farm labourer, a shepherd living with the Navajo, woodsman and carpenter.
JP’s Florida Blues #1 is a dust raising, foot stomper to set things off, as is Jimmy’s Dead And Gone, which closes the album. In between, the range of styles is beguiling. You will never tire of listening to Lady In The Spotlight and its aching observation that a hopeful, small town girl seeking fame through her music would, sadly, more likely need to use her body to get what she wants. Never more topical.
Long Ways Back would grace any Willie Nelson album while the swoonsome, I Only Drink Alone, reveals JP to be quite the crooner with a sparkling piano break adding to the lustre. Languid and hypnotic is Runaway with a drum shuffle sprinkled with spikey guitar and lush harmonies. Miss Jeanne-Marie, with its gentle piano-based balladry, had me waiting for the Silver Bullet band to kick in. The beating-the-bottle confession of When I Quit Drinking is self-explanatory but it flows out with no little measure of dry humour.
JP Harris has delivered an album that is uplifting and emotional, dive bar boisterous, and full of heart – this is one hell of a collection. He is still in demand as a carpenter and he considers himself a carpenter who writes country songs – not a country singer. To me it is clear he is excellent at both.