Have you heard the one about the Dutchman, the Irishman and the Scotsman…joined by a Frenchman that rocked out and blew the roof the ABCO2 Glasgow. This evening always promised to more than a tribute to the great Irish blues man Rory Gallagher and they turned night into a homage to his musical spirit. Band of Friends are a powerhouse of a trio with an amazing pedigree. Bass … [Read more...] about Review: Band of Friends & Andy Fairweather-Low & The Low Riders, ABC O2, Glasgow – 22 January 2015
Canada has always punched above its weight on the singer-songwriter stage. Not just with some of the biggest names who still continue throughout the years to get better, this vast country has given us some of the most intelligent wordsmiths to put note to string. Opening tonight’s “Canadian affair” is Prince Edward Island resident Dennis Ellsworth, a prolific writer and … [Read more...] about Review: Oh Susanna and Denis Ellsworth, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, 27 January 2015
Ah!! My first show of Celtic Connections 2015 was a tricky affair to get to. The temperature had dropped and the snow had turned to ice with not a sign of any of the pavements being salted. Twice or three, I near came a cropper but stayed vertical all the way to the top of Hope Street to the fabulous Piping Centre on MacPhater Street, Cowcaddens on Saturday night, 17 … [Read more...] about Review: Julie Murphy & Diane Cannon, The Piping Centre, Saturday 17 January
Tom Hamilton will present a special Thursday edition of Homeward Bound on 24 April when he has no less than three guests in town for a gig coming into studio 1 for a chat and session. The Jesus Taco play 'folkadelica alt-country'; Bobby Vacant and The Worn plays folkrock/Americana and lastly, singer-songwriter Tobias Thomhave. They are all in Glasgow to play McChuills, 40 … [Read more...] about Jesus Taco, Bobby Vacant + Tobias Thomhave live!
Celtic Music Radio & Fringe Americana presents The Moon Shiners, Jill Hepburn and Al Shields at Avant Garde, 34 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow on Wednesday 26 September 2012 with a 8.00pm start. The event is free but ticketed with tickets available by e-mail to email@example.com or from behind the bar at Lauries Bar, King Street at two tickets per person. … [Read more...] about Celtic Music Radio supports Fringe Americana this Wednesday
Tom Hamilton presents and produces 'The Music Loft' every Tuesday night between 10.00 and 11.00pm. Below is not the whole music list for the show. My memory is going a bit these days - too much real ale I think! THE MUSIC LOFT Mark Growden - Trouble [ Cat Steven cover ] from the album Live at the Odeon Abigail Grey - Dark Wood from the EP Dark Wood … [Read more...] about The Music Loft – playlist Tuesday 31 July 2012
It was a rather fragile looking John Prine that took to the stage on Sunday night 29 July in Perth Concert Hall as part of the city's Southern Fried Americana roots music festival writes Tom Hamilton. John Prine took us on tour of his amazing back catalogue and he stated there are lot of words for him to get through, he joke as he forgot the lyrics a couple of … [Read more...] about It’s a Big Old Goofie World – John Prine at Perth
THE MUSIC LOFT - 10.00-11.00pm 01. Dierks bentley/Del McCoury and the Punch Brothers - Pride [in the name of love] [ U2 cover] 02. Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels 03 laura cantrell - Kitty Wells Dresses 04. hat fitz and cara - rusty river 05. Myshkin's Ruby Warblers - Beulahland 06. Marc O'Reilly - My Friend Marx 07. rodriguez - crucify your … [Read more...] about Tom Hamilton PLAYLIST Tuesday 24 July 2012