Danny Kyle Open Stage Fri 1st Feb 2019
Acapella singer from Cardiff – Eve sings traditional and self penned songs rooted in the tradition of singers such as Sarah Makem, Jennie Robertson, Joseph Taylor and Margaret Benny also getting ispiration from contemporary singers such as Alasdair Roberts. Eve has been performing in folk clugs since she was 7 and is a regular gust at Frankie Armstrong’s ‘Acoustic Tuesday’s Folk Club in Cardiff. Making her first appearance at Whitby Folk Festival last year WINNIN THE John Birmingham Cup for songwriting in the under 25 category
Davey Horne is a musician from Falkirk, Scotland. Steeped in 60’s and 70’s Americana, Davey has taken great time and care to study the back catalogues of Neil Young, Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan and combined them with his deep love for Elton John, George Harrison and David Bowie. The result is glorious, sun-drenched psych rock delivered by an unassuming, long haired, denim clad virtuoso. Davey recently finished his self-titled debut album, which will be released in 2019.
Kris Lannen of The Grenaways
The Grenaway’s could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf of Cornwall where they add a sense of their own ties to the region, especially it’s Celtic heritage. But, they are a band set for far wider horizons with a massive and alternative sound billowing through their musical sails… They are rootsy storytellers, unique in the folk style, with songs that are rich in nautical undertones, influenced so much by the sea, its people and coastal living…
The full band cannot make it up from Cornwall but front man Kris is here today with some of the songs the band perform
Mairi McGillivray / Calum Morrison/ Tiernan Courell / Cavan Rodgers
CUAN is a dynamic new folk band with members from across Scotland and Ireland, using their diverse musical backgrounds to create a refreshing sound.
Mairi is a singer who uses her traditional Gaelic influences from her native Isle of Islay, along side her interest in Scots and Irish song, to captivate the audience. She started playing fiddle at 9 and has been taught primarily by Jura fiddler Simon Moran before starting her studies in Glasgow at the RCS.
Calum, hailing from Glasgow, grew up listening to traditional Scottish and Irish music. He has become well known in the Glasgow session scene for his dynamic yet rhythmic guitar playing. He has extensively toured through Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America with various projects.
Tiernan is an Irish flute and whistle player from county Sligo. Throughout his youth, his passion for music grew from dedicated and encouraging environment of The Fred Finn Comhaltas Branch, and his music has only grown since his move to Glasgow in 2016.
Cavan Rodgers is an accordionist from the Scottish Borders who has a very unique style. He studied at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton where he developed his own sound.