I will be covering the Mugdock Music Festival – Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th November and catching up with Stevie Lawrence along the way! So Festival Fling this week covers concerts from Mugdock Festival 2011 with Jonny Jack the fabulous Cruachan & The Brendan McCreanor Trio.
Recorded by www.soundsense.biz my thanks once again to John Weatherby & Kris Korne.
If you miss the concerts you can listen to it on Catch Up – available for the next 30 days.
If you are interested in coming along to this year’s festival – here is this year’s line up:-
Rory Butler and John Goldie
Thursday 8 November 7.45pm
Rory Butler completed his first album ‘Naked Trees’, he has won the Celtic Connections Danny Kyle 2012 award, and been invited to support performances by artists such as Michael Marra and Rock Salt & Nails. Will also be appearing on 18th January in St Andrews In The Square at Celtic Connections.
John Goldie , In John Goldie’s hands, an acoustic guitar becomes something more than a musical instrument; it becomes an extension of the man himself.
Regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world, his unique ability to blend various styles of music and mind bending finger techniques has made him a firm favourite with audiences across the globe. Find out why the likes of George Benson, Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor are all fans. £12/£10.
Loudon and Jill Jackson
Friday 9th November 7.45pm
Loudon, a singer song-writer from Glasgow. Her rich, pure voice delivers tales of reflective heartbreak wrapped up in a blanket of inimitable wry humour.
Jill Jackson, Jill made her name in 2004 as front woman of UK band Speedway, who enjoyed two top ten hits. Having worked and co-wrote with the likes of Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Stargate (Rihanna and Elexis Jordan) and Pamela Sheyne (Christina Agueliera) Jackson is no stranger to working with some of the industries most celebrated writers. Paisley born Jill has played at various festivals, including Glasgow’s own St Patrick’s Festival 2012 and sell out concerts throughout the UK and attracted attention from influential devotees in both music and TV. £12/£10.
Maeve McKinnon & Stef Baxter
Saturday 10th November 7.45pm
Described by the Herald as possessing ‘a truly stunning voice’. Maeve Mackinnon is an award-winning young Gaelic singer who has emerged to become one of the leading Scottish folk musicians of her generation. Stef has been in the Glasgow folk scene with guitar, bodhran, mandolin and signing in sessions. Popular is both a solo and accompanying musician.
Mairearad, a renowned composer also performed with Box Club, The Poozies and the Unusual Suspects – to name but few! And has her compositions recorded by artists such as Eddi Reader, Anna, a skilled multi-instrumentalist and one of Scotland’s foremost guitarists is also a member of Blazn’ Fiddles and The Unusual Suspects £12/£10.0
Hope to see you there! Liz.