Tune in to Celtic Music Radio 5-7 every day to listen to ‘Tomorrow’s Talent Today’ from the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2018 on their 25 Anniversary
This is the 19 th Year of The Danny Kyle Open Stage Produced and Presented by Liz Clark
Austin Miller – East Kilbride – Listen Again Link
Austin Miller is a Guitarist/Songwriter from Glasgow. Through studying classical music he has developed a unique style of writing and continues to look for new way to combine both classical and contemporary genres. His new EP ‘Some Degree Of Comfort’ showcases his abilities as a composer and performer. It was written and demoed entirely by himself in 2016. after getting some attention on Soundcloud from Producer/Engineer ‘John Robert Lindsay’ It was then taken to ‘The Depot Studios’ in Edinburgh where it was recorded with John. Ther EP was released in November along with single ‘Sparkle
Martin Stephen Jones – Greenock – Listen Again Link
35 year old singer songwriter with original songs in English and Spanish. Wide variety of musical styles. 2017 was a busy year giging for Martin from Lentfest with hisown 5 piece band- FolknRock -for the first time. In summer 2017 He auditions for The Voice 2018 getting as far as the London callbacks stage. Worked with James Grant as part of a local songwriting and local community history arts project in Greenock called The Broomhill Project with a concert in November. Featured artist at Songwriters Uncovered 2017
Erskia – Glasgow – Listen Again Link
Eriska is 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. They have had a busy year from STV Glasgow’s Live at Five show and have their music played on RTE Radio Ireland as well as play a various radio stations. The band have headlined in Cottiers theatre as well as playing at Eden, Piping Live, Mull of Kintyre and Bute Festivals. They look forward to recording and releasing their debut album this year
Zoё Wren – London – Listen Again Link
Folk-influenced singer-songwriter Zoё Wren was the youngest performer to play the main stage at Folkstock Festival when she was just 16. A recipient of the 2017 PRS Lynsey de Paul Prize for emerging female singer-songwriters, Zoё’s new EP Gold and Smoke, based on bold contemporary re-tellings of traditional folk stories, will be released in February 2018. Her debut EP Pandora’s Box was released with Folkstock in 2014, and her single Nothing to See was released in 2016 and received airplay on BBC Radio 2 on the Bob Harris show. Zoё’s growing reputation has seen her invited to perform at Cambridge Folk Festival by Hitchin Folk Club in the summer or 2016, having previously been chosen to perform on Stage 2 in Brian McNeill’s Festival Session. Live shows range from headline and support sets at folk clubs, for acts such as Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie, to opening for Ralph McTell at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Her new single ‘She’s A Highwayman’ is out now.
Roelle Blue – Edinburgh – Listen Again Link
Roelle Blue is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer. Her style is wickedly unique with hints of Folk, Gothic, Psychedelic and Blues. Hers is a style that is unidentifiable yet listeners so easily identify with her Angelic voice and well articulated, imaginative lyrics. She is profoundly raw and honest in her stories, with a flare for avoiding cliches and expressing universal truth and personal confessuin with musical finesse. She is often compared to the great 60s female singers such as Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell yet always praised for her individual approach to cover songs and her own compositions.
The Danny Kyle Open Stage is hosted by Celtic Connections all applications are via their web page Applications are received year round – Closing date for 2019 is 5 th January. And sent to DKOS
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