Festival Fling introduced by Liz Clark this week comes from Mugdock Music Festival, Milngavie near Glasgow.
Festival Fling is repeated Sunday 01:00-03:00am Sunday 27 November and there is also Festival Fling Extra on Sunday 27 November at 2.00-3.00pm.
Artists featured this week include:
The Rachel Hair Trio
Rachel Hair performs a spellbinding mix of Scottish, Irish and original harp music together with fellow musicians Jenn Butterworth (guitar/vocals) and Euan Burton (double bass). Rachel from the highland village of Ullapool is renowned for her bright and bubbly approach to the Scottish Harp. A first class honours graduate in music, and Alexander Stone Award winner, her two highly commended albums The Lucky Smile and Hubcaps and Potholes showcase the oldest of Scotland’s instruments in a new, inspired light. Much sought after guitarist and singer Jenn Butterworth (from Whithorn, Wigtownshire) has performed with the best of the Scottish music scene including Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and the hugely successful Anna Massie Band. Her bold, but respectful guitar playing is a perfect match to her heart-warmimg delivery of songs. East Kilbride-born Euan Burton is one of Scotland’s leading bass players, and has established quite an international reputation, having performed with many top international jazz musicians. Euan’s imaginative!
The Brendan McCreanor Trio
were formed in the summer of 2010 with the purpose of creating a new sound based on the fusion of Irish Uillean pipes and Scottish fiddle. Brendan McCreanor is a talented Irish musician from the village of Dunleer in County Louth. He graduated with a BA (honours) in Applied Music from the Dundalk Institute of Technology, and since then, has been making his name in the Irish traditional music scene, by playing in sessions both in Ireland and all over Europe, teaching music and working as a session musician. He playe Uillean pipes and whistle and is also an accomplished vocalist. Highlights of his music career so far have been playing three times to the Irish president Mary McAleese and also to a 2000 strong crowd of Irish Traditional music fans in Malta.
He is joined in his latest venture by two stalwarts of the Scottish folk music scene, Stevie Lawrence on guitar and bouzouki, and Fiona Cuthill on fiddle. Stevie and Fiona have played together in many folk music bands in the past, including Rallion, Real Time and Canterach and also play as a duo. They have toured across Europe for many years and have been playing music together for over 15 years. This lends a solid base and flexibility to the band and the ability to entertain any audience