The Mammals Saint Luke’s, Glasgow, January 18, 2019. By MIKE RITCHIE The Mammals can head for their US home content in the knowledge that they delivered big style at the final gig of their UK tour. Their joyous mix of fiddle-led, frenzied ceilidh-style instrumentals, soft-light, late night ballads, a homespun song about their daughter plus acapella gems round a … [Read more...] about Review – The Mammals
Review on Gaburlunzies 50 th year and final tour 3rd Dec Stirling Folk Club A wee review on Gaburlunzie and The Stirling Folk Club What a fantastic welcoming club! From the girls on the door – to Robert on the sound and the rest of the team – thank you made the night special! … [Read more...] about Review on Gaburlunzies 50th year and final tour 3rd Dec Stirling Folk Club
Ivan Drever – CMR House Concert – Wed 7 March 2018 7:30pm SOLD OUT At Celtic Music Radio Studios Ivan Drever is a Scottish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. Once a member of Celtic rock band Wolfstone, Ivan Drever has mixed traditional folk with some rock and roll sounds. One of Orkney’s most renowned musical sons, singer-songwriter Ivan Drever has a … [Read more...] about Ivan Drever – CMR House Concert – Wed 7th March 2018 7:30pm
All the young dudes were out in force – well, two to be exact – to bring their selection of fine songs and American songbook influences to this Celtic Connections’ gig, leaving us fairly certain that we’ll be hearing a lot more of them both. From Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canadian Colter Wall has a languid, scraped boots, shambling approach to his warming, folk-country … [Read more...] about COLTER WALL and TYLER CHILDERS, CELTIC CONNECTIONS, TRON THEATRE, GLASGOW, February 3, 2018.
Album of the Week commencing Monday 5th February is The World Is Watching from John Taylor In 2009 John Taylor followed in the footsteps of David Grey by independently pressing a thousand copies of his first album Bring the Stars Alive which featured the song Pull You Through. That song proved to be a turning point in John's music career three years later when it was used in … [Read more...] about John Taylor – The World Is Watching
The first of many gigs for Courtney Marie Andrews this year – she had 117 official shows in 2017 – convinced many fans here that they should be joining this beguiling singer/songwriter’s journeying by heading to Edinburgh when she returns with her band in April. … [Read more...] about COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS, CELTIC CONNECTIONS, 02 ABC, GLASGOW, JANUARY 31, 2018.
Dale Watson and The Lone Stars – Old Fruitmarket 29 Jan 2018 Hailing from Austin, Texas Dale Watson brought his own brand of country music and rockabilly to The Old Fruitmarket as part of Celtic Connections. Accompanied by his band The Lone Stars, named after the state of Texas, Dale treated the audience to a country extravaganza, paying tribute to many country greats as … [Read more...] about Review – Dale Watson & The Lone Stars – 29th Jan 2018 at Celtic Connections
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 … [Read more...] about Review -Maid Of The Loch Concert – Mitchell Theatre – 28th Jan 2018