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 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.
The Daddy Naggins
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.
Presenter 1 – 3pm Alex Jenkins
From Denmark Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund
Andreas Tophøj: Violin, viola Rune Barslund: Accordion
Appearing at Celtic Connections tonight – Sunday 28 in The Strathclyde Suite at the GRCH
Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund, two leading Danish folk musicians of their generation, perform with violin, accordion, viola and piano. This accomplished duo has its roots in Denmark’s peninsula Jutland, and is already crossing borders to reach out into the world with their music.The duo sets out from traditional Danish music, but they have a contemporary take on it, being influenced by music from various countries and traditions. The duo draws on inspiration gained from residing in Ireland and the US and from encounters with Celtic and Nordic musicians and musical cultures. This all adds to the musical melting pot on which Andreas and Rune base their original compositions. These guys are skillful and experienced musicians captivating their audience by communicating in the beautiful language of music. They had a very busy and successful tour of the England and Europe and now bring their music to Scotland
Presenter 3 -5 Mike Ritchie With Guests
Ken Beveridge –
Has completed a book, titled A LIFE IN LIVE MUSIC, a fascinating look back over 50 years of gig going. The book reflects on the shows he’s attended at home and overseas. It’s a personal and entertaining account. He’s in town for Celtic Connections so, between gigs, he’s heading in for a chat with Mike.
Heather will have her Album Launch Sunday 28 The Piping Centre at Celtic Connections
Harpist, pianist and singer Heather Downie, member of up-and-coming quartet Top Floor Taivers. Launching her debut solo album, ‘Nae Sweets for Shy Bairns’ , she’s joined by its producer Corrina Hewat, with Tia Files on guitar and percussion.Heather has always had a love of Scottish music, and has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her passion grew working with the late Martyn Bennett, after which she decided that a career in traditional music would be her goal. At the age of 15 she began playing the Scottish harp and was immediately accepted into Splore, the traditional music course at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Having graduated in 2008 from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a first class honors BA Scottish music, studying harp with Wendy Stewart and piano with Mary McCarthy and James Ross, Heather went on to complete a postgraduate diploma in Scottish music performance, under the guidance of Corrina Hewat. She won a Danny with her trio Tyskie in 2009 and was a finalist in the BBC’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015. Heather is one on of the top tutors in Scotland offering tuition in harp, piano and music theory and is currently a tutor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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