Today’s (Saturday) Festival Fling was recorded on Wednesday 7 August at The Acoustic Music Centre, St Brides in Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh Fringe with the first of two concerts of this year’s Finalists from The Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections
This young lady is originally from Kenya. She is a very gifted Glasgow based singer songwriter, paints pictures with her words and music. With just one voice and guitar she fills a room with her music where many fail even with a full orchestra. She sings songs that she has composed that have brought her on her journey to this place and this time and is a present recording her first CD.
Heather Taylor and Alex Leigh from Manchester and Edinburgh respectively, are a blend of Nu-Folk-Country Blues which is soulful and blisteringly hot. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane. Alex’s guitar playing simply takes your breath away. Taylor & Leigh’s song writing is prolific to say the least, and recently released a CD ‘Throw them to the Wolves.’ Their music has been used to promote Ken Loach’s film ‘Aye Fond Kiss’ and is about to feature on CNN’s programme ‘Go Edinburgh’ and are having a very busy summer!
These young artists got together in 2012 when they took part in the Open Stage at the Orkney Folk Festival where they were invited to attend The Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections and the rest is history! Harry Gorski-Brown on electric violin; Hayden Michael Zappa on hook on bass and Finlay (Valenski) Jamieson on drums. MULK is a “An experimental band fusing different sounds and genres together to make awesome new sounds.” They are recording at present and I will let you know when it is being released.
I would like to thank the artists and The Acoustic Music Centre in Edinburgh plus John Barrow along with Martin Coull and the staff at the centre and fellow Celtic Music Radio presenters of Ross Macfadyen and Ruth Morris, for their assistance in bringing this concert to you. Any queries and please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you miss the programme on Saturday 10 August at 2.00pm, you can listen on Catch Up – available for the next 30 days after broadcast.