Monday 30 Jan live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
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11am The Hur – Glasgow
Iain Wilson – Vocals & Pipes / Charlie Galloway – Guitar / Benedict Morris – Fiddle/ Savannah Donohoe – Flute / Joe Fleming – Drums
Newly formed Glasgow band The Hur have released their debut single ‘Still Standing’ recorded at Gran’s House Recording Studio – with none other than Angus Lyon , mastering by Chris Waite – it’s bound to cause a stir. Band members from Scotland and Ireland seek to challenge the borders of musical fusion with energetic original songs and compositions along with innovative harmonies, improvisation and harsh contrasts. Charlie and Benedict are currently on the traditional music course and classical music course in the RCS ,Joe Fleming having just graduated! Iain has been involved in the music scene from a young age including work with pipe bands in Scotland (Inveraray and District) and Savannah gained experience with Comhaltas and Fleadhs around Ireland.
12pm Issho Taiko Drummers Appearing at Celtic Connections on Saturday 4 Jan at The Glad Café
Issho Taiko Drummers explore new sounds using Japanese taiko drums and collaborations with other musicians to create a new direction within this musical form. Issho will combine intricate patterns, voice, gongs, bag-pipes and found sounds to create an evening ranging from subtle meditative moments through to eye watering intensity utilising the beautiful wooden tones of the txalaparta and the low stomach-rumbling bass of the Taiko drums. ssho are very lucky to be joined by Nerea Bello a remarkable vocalist in her own right and hailing from The Basque Country Nerea is also a wonderful Txalaparta player. We are also very happy to include piper Donald Lyndsay in our line-up, Donald will play Basque and Japanese melodies as well as offering, squeeks, drones and visual splendour with his home made multi coloured set of small-pipes We will also incorporate some beautiful Chinese gongs and hand held bells as well as found sounds and performing objects.
Alan Jones / Jack Bethel / Billy Stewart /
Haggerdash and a Scottish institution and are one of Scotland’s favourite Folk groups. Playing a wide range of songs and tunes. are much in demand for festivals and folk clubs as well as having many performances in Norway, Denmark and France to their credit. The group have had a few line ups over the years but the current line up of Alan, Jack and Billy are the core group and they do have many fine musicians join them at various gigs throughout the year
Have numerous CD’s to their credit ‘Selkie Dancers’ ,’Earthwire’ , ‘Is It Very Far To Heidleberg from Here’, ‘Barmaid’
2pm Larry Guild
Larry Guild is a well-known and respected singer songwriter Larry is “a storyteller in the truest sense of the word. He sings songs about love, travel, longing and everything else life can throw at us, all accompanied by beautiful, finger style guitar. An evening with Larry Guild will take you on a wonderful journey from the Great Plains to deepest Lanarkshire, through time and seasons, filling you with a warm glow that will leave you wanting more … ” Larry has played s in many venues around the city for the GRCH to King Tuts, The Glasgow Piping Centre, 3pm Iona Fyfe as well at folk clubs and festivals throughout Scotland
3pm Iona Fyfe – Appearing as part of the Old Roots New Shoots on 3 Feb at the GRCH along with Old Bling Dogs / Rich Redbeard/ Rick Antonony / Jenny Sturgeon / Best Girl Athlete / Simon Gall / Jackill/ – North East of Scotland’s rocks it out (Old Roots New Shoots also on in The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on 12 Feb)
Hailing from Huntly , Iona Fyfe, singer and songwriter with her music deeply rooted in the tradition is one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers – with many a TMSA competition winner in recent years Also a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 – Sunday 5 Feb in the City Halls , Glasgow. I In 2016 “East”, a debut 6-track CD encapsulating North East folksong was received with great acclaim and she is working on her debut album set for release in January 2018. She gigs around festivals throughout Scotland as well as a festival in Italy. She recently formed a duo with Luc McNally, she has a fully booked gigging colander in 2017 and presently a student at the RCS.
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