DKOS Showcase of last years Dannys Fri 19 Jan 2018in the Exhibition Hall GRCH 5-7
An Dha – Brighton – Unable to play today due to weather
Jaya Hanley / Sarah James
“Experience the fire of Scottish Traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection and the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk Duo An Dh, And Dha means ‘The Two’ in Gaelic, two musicians , a Violin and a Cello, on a journey exploring life and music together.
An Dha are a Fiddle and Cello duo writing and performing folk music that combines styles and genres to explore the boundaries of contemporary fok music. They formed in 2013 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire after Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sara James visited the Isle of Skye and were entranced by the beauty and music of the island” .They have had a fantastic years gigging round all the festivals and have a new CD out
Avocet – Glasgow – Listen Again Link
Sam Grassie / Herbie Loaning/ Iona Zajac
Tonight’c Celtic Connections gig is along with Jim Malcolm at the Tron Theatre
“Having met through the traditional music scene in Edinburgh and Glasgow at a young age, samaniona decided to combine forces in making contemporary music with a traditional folky feel to it yet also influenced by blues and world music. Sam’s finger picking guitar style reminds one of the likes of Bert Jansch
Joining him are Herbie on double bass, and Iona, whose distinctive vocals are best described as soothing and haunting at the same time”#
Their Celtic Connection Gig is with Big Country 26 Jan O2 ABC
Ant /Wendy/Chris / Joe / Calum
Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Soul, Rock, Poetic, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk. With lead singer/poet Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum macrae with his Jazz background, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy Rae, DopeSickFly truly emanates a new refreshing alive sound. There’s a confidence and power to the band’s live set that at times can be mesmerising. The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Funk Rock Hybrid known as Dopesickfly project an upbeat feel good vibe inviting everyone to join in with catchy hooks and to dance their hearts out. Dopesickfly are encouraging & sing of life, connecting to all ages of people; making music for people!
They have been giging non stop since last year from supporting Cool and The Gang at the Bandstand in the summer – to Eden Fest and everything in between – are recording !
Marianne McGregor – Orkney/Glasgow Listen Again Link
Marianne will be appearing with her trio
on 21 Jan at Celtic Connections along with Boo Hewerdine in The Tron
Growing up in Orkney Marianne was exposed to a rich environment of all things musical, creative and expressive. Although primarily a jazz singer, Marianne has taken influence from various other styles, incorporating a breathy folky twist into her voice. In the time since finishing her music degree in 2015, she has used songwriting as a soothing creative outlet for personal storytelling and expression, using smooth bluesy/folky vocal tone and her unique pallet of textures to communicate and engage with the listener. Although she is relatively new to the role of singer songwriter, Marianne hopes to continue writing and performing in this unique and quirky style. Since last year Marianne has been recording some material and appeared at prestigious events like the Glasgow Jazz Festival
Aara Hart Newly solo London/Oxford songstress Aara Hart – aka Lizzie J King,
ex-lead vocalist/guitarist of Danny – Unable to appear today
Kyle Open Stage winners The Magpies – combines classy originals with plucky cover choices like ‘Love is a Battlefield’, and the Martin Garrix/Dua Lipa hit ‘Scared To Be Lonely’.
Aara’s Gig is with Joe Henry 2nd Feb in the Mackintosh Church
Aara will not be appearing today due to weather
WHɎTE – Glasgow/ Aberdeen – Listen Again Link
Their Celtic Connection Gig is on 31st January at St Andrews In The Square With Laura Cortese and The Dance Cards
Alasdair Whyte and Ross Whyte
Emerging Gaelic electronica duo released their debut album, Fairich as part of Sound Festival in Aberdeen on 21 October 2016. Each from very different musical backgrounds (ambient electronica and traditional Gaelic), their songs have drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett. Following several successful live performances throughout Scotland and radio play on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Travelling Folk’, WHɎTE secured funding from Creative Scotland to record their debut release. Fairich was recorded in the late summer of 2016 at the University of Aberdeen and in a cave beneath Dunnottar Castle and features a selection of arrangements of rarely-heard 17th 8th century Gaelic songs as well as original compositions. They too have had a very busy year gigging as well as writing the new music
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