Danny Kyle Open Stage Wed 23rd Jan 2019
John Condron & Christopher James Sheridin
John and Christopher have been gigging and recording for around 5 years now. They have played extensively in Scotland along with playing in England, Ireland, Holland and Germany as well as many other trips overseas. They have an upcoming tour planned in April 2019 and continue to gig extensively locally. As well as playing, John and Christopher also started The Listening Room event to give both established and new acts a space to allow them to play their music to a quiet, appreciative audience. Their style incorporates a mixture of Scottish, Irish and American Folk. With John on guitar and vocals, and Christopher providing some of the best harmonica playing in the country. They have released an album of Traditional American Folk classics “51 King Street” which is available on all digital platforms. John also released a single in Aid of Alzheimer Scotland called “Dear Mama”
The Lewis McLaughlin Trio
Lewis McLaughlin / Ewen White/ Euan McLaughlin stood in for Alasdair Hambery
Lewis McLaughlin is a Singer/Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist from Leith, Edinburgh. His singing style has been influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Bon Iver, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. Lewis also draws influence from his background in Traditional Scottish music and combines this with other influences such as Indie and Jazz.
a young Scottish/Irish traditional harpist from Glasgow. Currently U18 2nd
place in world wide championships – The Fleadh Cheoil. Over the past few
years, he have gathered experience by
performing at multiple events such as Achill international harp festival 2017
and Celtic Connections with the Irish Minstrels CCE. He contribute to the Irish Minstrels CCE as
part of many events and gigs.Malachy has
also improved as a player by working with his auntie – Laoise Kelly, Tristan
Legovic and Gillian Fleetwood. Ever since 2016, he has composed and performed
many tunes which has sparked great feedback
from hundreds of musicians, watching hia facebook video.The feedback He has received has been phenomenal and has
boosted hia overall confidence as a
Michael Rooney – “fabulous player, Gorgeous style…Beautiful touch on the harp.”
Jack Law/ Dougie Harrison / JC Danta/ Duncan Sloane
Formed 3 years ago, the band plays original material by Jack Law, a singer/songwriter of many years (originally with Greenmantle in the 70’s). The CD has been very favourably reviewed; Maverick Mag giving it 4 stars and commenting that it is a ‘notably impressive debut album…(with) plenty of emotive feeling and punch’; Progradar – the ‘album is full of impressive tracks that take their cue from that pivotal 70’s sound’; Blabber & Smoke – ‘the band lay down for the most part a ramshackle conglomeration of bluesy swagger and folky abandon with a little bit of Gospel soul thrown in for good measure….a whiff of the doors….a stark portrait of a blighted land….somewhat akin to Cormack McCarthy’s desolate tableaux’. The band has played the folk circuit of Scotland’s Central Belt, The Clutha, Glad Cafe, as well as Mugstock and Kirkintilloch Festivals, and has featured on The Ian Anderson Show, Celtic Muisc Radio, and other local radio stations. Jack has also played the Verb stage at Belldrum.
a songwriter from Shetland; a guitarist, fiddler and sailor with a repertoire
inspired by the drama of life, his islands, and the sea. He performs and
records with the Rattled Rig Band, a line-up that headlined the Dundee Summer
Streets Festival in July 2018 and is set to play the Eden Festival among others
in 2019. As a solo act he has recently played support for Salt House, Tide
Lines, The Furrow Collective and Colum Sands.
As one of the Cullivoe Fiddlers, Barry plays a unique regional style of Shetland fiddle music; as a Captain of tall ships such as Søren Larsen, he has sailed through the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, gaining inspiration from the wind and the stars. As a member of Shetland band Rack n Ruin, Dundee-based Americana group Wire and Wool, and French group Tildon Krautz, he has performed at numerous festivals and events in Shetland, Scotland and mainland Europe. He gained a Dundee Musicians Award in 2016. Barry runs the Sessions and Sail voyages, bringing groups of musicians together for workshops and sessions aboard the Tall Ship Lady of Avenel, cruising on the Scottish coast in the summer.