Schedule 28 Jan 2019
11:00 – Festival Music – Presenter Mike Ritchie
12:00 – Mike Ritchie – Dlù
13:00 – Mike Ritchie – Brigid Mae Power
1400 – Gordon Hotchkiss – Islay Sessions
15:00 – Gordon Hotchkiss – Christine Kidd
16:00 – Festival Music – Presenter Gordon Hotchkiss
17:00 – 19:00 – Live from the Danny Kyle Open Stage – Produced and Presented by Liz Clark for Celtic Connections
Moilidh NicGriogair – Fiddle /Zach Ronan – Accordion /Aidan Spiers – Guitar /New member – Jack Dorrian – Bass /Andrew Grossart – Drums
Danny finalists last year – this young mod trad fusion band have blazed a trail across the country and a full schedule during Celtic Connections starting with Battle of The Folk Bands 2019 on 19 Jan in the Drygate. The launch of their debut single ‘Anmoch’ and the launch of their EP on 25 Jan in The Broadcast – not of course to mention their stunning gig in the CCA on the 26 Jan. and at CC on Campus on the 24 at Caledonian Uni and here with you today.
Brigid Mae Power
Irish singer-songwriter / artist Brigid Mae Power, born in London moved Galway when she was 12. In addition to the guitar, she plays accordion, baritone ukulele, piano and harmonium; creating hauntingly dreamlike soundscapes. She has toured throughout Ireland, UK and the US supporting renowned acts such as Lee Ranaldo, Richard Dawson, Alasdair Roberts, Peter Broderick and Ryley Walker.
She is playing Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh Tues 29 Jan
The Islay Inn Sessions
The Islay Inn in Argyle Street, Glasgow is a hive of the great traditional pub session and renowned live bands on at weekends. The talented musicians who play as ‘The Islay Session’ are regular members who come together to share the music and the crack and a bit of the banter!
Christine is a singer songwriter, traditional singer , academic and educator – for a start!
Glasgow lass has play in duos with the likes of Janet Russell and in Sinsheen with Barbara Dymock whose debut album “Lift” was produced in 2009 by the great Michael Marra as well as Chantan. As well as her own recordings had highly-acclaimed groundbreaking projects include her extensive touring and recording work with Janet Russell; Elspeth Cowie and Corinna Hewat; with Charlotte Peterson, Rebecca Knorr and Anna Wendy Stevenson in Calluna. Her lates album ‘Songs From Scotland’ was CMR’s Album of The Week. Last year she was inducted into The Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. With such a busy lady we are delighted that she is with us today from three o’clock.