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Piping Live 2017 – Live from Piping Live Festival Club 10- 1am – Mon 7 – Fri 11 Aug

Celtic Music Radio are once again proud to be broadcasting live from Piping Live Festival Club 10 – 1am
Monday 7 – Friday 11  
As part of Piping Live 2017 
From The Piping Centre , 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G4 0HW

Live from the Festival Club at The Piping Centre  :-
MONDAY  7 Aug Cuncordia a Launeddas /  Eriska  /  The Islay Sessioners
TUESDAY 8 Aug Mladá Dudácká Muzika /  Nova Musa / David Shedden   & Calum Morrison  
 Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart & Luc McNallyChris Ormston Scott Garden & Scott Figgins

FRIDAY 11 Aug 



MONDAY  7 Aug Cuncordia a Launeddas /  Eriska  /  The Islay Sessioners

Cuncordia a Launeddas 

The Cultural Association “CUNCORDIA A LAUNEDDAS” was formed in 1987 in Cagliari. The founders come from the School organised in 1982 by the town Council of Cagliari and directed by Luigi Lai, the most famous master of launeddas.
The repertoire based on tradition and consisting of religious music, dances and the re-elaboration of popular melodies is proposed during concerts which are sometimes followed by conferences to better understand the instrument from a historical and musical point of view. The musical pieces are played in solo, the classical performance, or in cuncordia, that is to say played by two or more musicians.
The group is divides for the majority of melodies into two sections: one represented by punt’’e organu, which develops its melodies in the highest tonalities of the scale, the other represented by fiorassiu which is characterised by the lowest notes. In some pieces we can hear the fiuda bagadia, an instrument characterised by higher notes and by a brilliant sound. More information on the instrument and musical techniques can be found on the website




Are a six-piece Glasgow-based folk band established in 2016. The band’s line up includes members from the traditional music, jazz, and classical courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The members draw upon their disparate backgrounds and combine rock, jazz and folk styles to create a unique sound using both traditional tunes and band members’ original compositions. With musicians from Argentina, Italy and the USA as well as Scotland, they blend many musical traditions together to make a fresh kind of Scottish music. In January, the band was awarded a Highly Commended at The Danny Kyle Open Stage 2017 at Celtic Connections. Following from this, Eriska was invited to perform on STV Glasgow’s Live at Five show and have their music played on RTE Radio Ireland. The band have already had a busy time gigging around the festivals
Band Members are :-
Madeleine Stewart – Fiddle /Aileen Sweeney – Accordion /Scott Figgins – Whistles/Bagpipes /Dario Palazzo – Guitars / Julian Pombo – Bass / Gavin Paterson – Drums


Fraser Shaw
Photograph with kind courtesy of Sean Purser

The Islay Sessioners
Straight from their performance / Glasgow launch of  Mac Ìle – The Music of Fraser Shaw album by The Islay Sessioners bring you the music written by Fraser. This beautiful album brought out by the friends and fellow artists of Fraser’s – in memory of this fine young musician who sadly passed, far too young, in May 2015, but left his music behind for us all to enjoy. All proceeds of the tunebook go directly toward the MS Care Centre in Lochilphead , the album , via The Fraser Shaw Trust, which was set up in his memory, are used for the advancement of education, arts and culture and for the relief of those living with multiple sclerosis in Scotland, particularly on the Isle of Islay. The music is wonderful so please buy the tunebook and the album and keep Frasers music alive while helping towards MS care and for future generations of artists. To purchase album – link
In November 2015 a group of musicians gathered on Islay to play at the Islay Sessions Festival, this laying the groundwork for this albumIn January 2016 at Celtic Connections this same group of musicians, “The Islay Sessioners” as they called themselves, performed this music as part of Islay Night, a concert that celebrated the music and culture of Islay, can the tunes of Fraser Shaw  — let his music live on!
Artists appearing on the album are :-
Adam Sutherland / Eilidh Shaw /Gráinne Brady / Lori Watson / Angus MacKenzie / Calum MacCrimmon / Kevin O’Neil / John Somerville / Laura-Beth Salter / Ross Martin / Jenn Butterworth / Tina Jordan Rees / Duncan Lyall / Very Special gusts :- Kathleen Graham /  Mhairi Hall / Ross Couper   — not all the musicians will be on stage tonight!


TUESDAY  8 Aug –  Mladá Dudácká Muzika /  Nova Musa / David Shedden   & Calum Morrison  

Mladá Dudácká Muzika
(Youth Bagpipe Band) was formed in Strakonice, Czech Republic, in 2006. The band has eleven members, whose the oldest member was born in 1991.
The instrumentation is in the traditional form known as “velká dudácká muzika” (“a big bagpipe band”), i.e. an E flat clarinet, two B flat clarinets, two bagpipes, three violins and a double bass. Occasionally the band can perform in a smaller form including an E flat clarinet, a B flat clarinet, two bagpipes, a violin and a double bass, as it does e.g. during the Piping Live! Festival. The band plays traditional music from South West Bohemia, primarily from the ethnographic region named Prácheňsko. They perform in traditional costumes from Prácheňsko region.
The band is a member of The Folclore Association of South Bohemia, The Folclore Association of the Czech Republic and The Union of Youth Clubs. The band was founded by Patrik Ředina, the double bass player, when he was fourteen. Since then he has been the leader as well as the arranger of the songs and melodies. The band recorded two CDs, in 2011 and 2016, selection of some of their best pieces, to the occasion of the 5th and the 10th anniversary of the band.
Band Members performing :- Honza KratkyMarkéta ŠobrováMichaela BabkováIveta ČervenáGabriela Knetlová andPatrik Ředina.


Nova Musa
‘The musees were Greek gods that represented the supreme ideal of art. Musa among other things is the name of some cornamuses, so this name represents the art of music expressed with the “new” zampoo. The NOVAMUSA ensemble combines the classic world and ethnic soundtracks in an original way. Zampogna, organetto, drums with frame, piano, bassoon, bass and horn’
Piping Live! welcomes the master of the Molisana Zamogna, Piero Ricci back to the festival, with his latest group Nova Musa. The group also includes Ernest Carracillo (organetto),Paolo Zampogna (bassoon) and Marco Zampogna (horn), Emilia Aktiamova (piano), Morris Capone (bass) and Antonello Iannotta (tambourine).



David Shedden   & Calum Morrison  

David Pipes/Whistles
David is a recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, leaving with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music and is one of Scotland’s finest pipers.  Originally from Glasgow, David’s father is also a fantastic piper, and this is where he developed most of his skills in his younger years. With his father’s connections David with fortunate enough to study with some of the greats in piping world; Gordon Walker and the legendary late Donald MacPherson to name but two.
David has played in many pipe bands over the years, but played most recently with the famous Scottish Power Pipe Band. With ‘The Power’, David competed in the World Championships in Glasgow and played in concerts both at home and abroad. David also teaches and sharing the skills that he has accumulated over the years. He is also an up and coming composer and has developed this skill through his studies at the RCS.

Calum Morrison
Calum from Glasgow has been immersed in Glasgow’s music scene since beginning his studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Calum is a sensitive but rhythmic accompanist and tune player on the guitar. Interest in contemporary composition and arrangement in Scottish traditional music. Is in several collaborations giging around the music scene


WEDNESDAY 9 Aug  Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart & Luc McNallyChris Ormston Scott Garden & Scott Figgins


Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart

2016 Danny Kyle Award winning duo Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart are launching their debut EP ‘Accidental Belterism’. Charlie is BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 and Ross is a recent graduate of the piping degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Have been kicking up a storm since first formed .The duo will be joined by Luc McNally on the night who also appears on their EP. And have just released their EP ‘Accidental Belterism’ and as we say in Scotland – ‘It’s a Belter!’


Chris Ormston 

Chris received his first set on his 15th birthday, and by the end of his teens had won every Open competition for the instrument.  Initially self-taught, he sought inspiration from recordings of the piping stalwarts of the 20th Century; Tom Clough, Billy Pigg, George Atkinson and Joe Hutton, and to this day he retains a preference for the traditional repertoire of the instrument. Chris specialises in playing the music of the Cloughs of Newsham, a family of pitmen who, for at least five generations, were at the forefront of Northumbrian piping.  He was fortunate to meet “Young” Tom Clough, the last of that dynasty, who shared with Chris his insight into the family repertoire and playing style.  Chris co-authored a book, ‘The Clough Family of Newsham’, published by the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society.He has featured on a number of piping compilation CDs, and his solo album ‘Time Out of Mind’ was described as “unprecedented in the history of recorded Northumbrian piping” by Living Tradition magazine.
Chris is sought after as a piping tutor and is a prize-winning composer of modern pipe tunes in a traditional idiom.  He has performed across Europe and this year will be a guest instructor at the Pipers’ Gathering in Connecticut, USA.


Scott Garden  and Scott Figgins

Both Year 3 students of the BMus Traditional Music course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scott Figgins and Scott Garden study principally as pipers and have gained extensive experience practising many different aspects of the ever-expanding piping tradition. Both from Irvine in Ayrshire, ‘The Two Scotts’ grew up piping together in their local pipe band and have been linked, both musically and as friends, since an early age. Performing now as a folk music duo blending pipes, whistles and guitar; they aim to bring a sound to the stage that can be recognised as having years of performing together at its core.

Winners of the 2016 Marymass Folk Festival Open Stage Competition, Scott Figgins and Scott Garden have performed supporting the likes of The Battlefield Band and Salt House.

Scott Garden  is currently at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying on the BA Traditional Music Degree (Piping) and is currently working on a tune book and an EP So keep an eye out!

Scott Figgins  also Studies BMus Traditional Music – Piping at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland also in the band  Eriska 




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