Perthshire Amber 2012 launched on Friday 26 October at the
Caledonia Hall at Edradour Distillery near Pitlochry. The festival, like last year, is based in the centre of Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire.
Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting live from various events
including from ‘Amber Central’ in Dunkeld.
After the great response the festival had to the changes last year, organiser Dougie MacLean and his team have decided to spend another year based in the historic and picturesque town of Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire.
All the Perthshire Amber venues throughout Perthshire (from iron age crannog to castles, cathedral, town halls and concert hall) will be Special Venues and Dougie says “we have a welcoming home for our base in The Royal Dunkeld Hotel. There is a lovely upstairs function room for the Open Mic, Cabaret Amber, Songwriter Showcase and other various demonstrations.”
Celtic Music Radio will have its base at The Royal Dunkeld Hotel for the ‘live’ broadcast of the Open Mic sessions on Saturday afternoon and the Cabaret Amber on weeknight evenings.
Ross Macfadyen, Gordon Hotchkiss, Liz Clark and Alex Jenkins from Celtic Music Radio will be at the events with interviews from the artists appearing at Perthshire Amber 2012 and chatting to visitors reviewing the concerts and sessions.
Celtic Music Radio 1530AM will broadcast live on Saturday afternoons the Open Mic sessions on Saturday 27 October and Saturday 3 November from 12 noon.
This year, the afternoon Open Mic sessions will be held in the ‘Wee Festival Hall’ at The Royal Dunkeld Hotel. Hosted by Ewen Sutherland, who is a fine performer in his own right as well as a wonderful and encouraging compare. The Open Mic gives the chance to musicians, who aren’t performing at the evening concerts, to get involved in the weekend’s music.
Live on Celtic Music Radio 1530AM and online the Open Mic Saturday 27 October from 12 noon until 4.00pm:
1. Kim Seymour; 2. Evana Ferguson; 3. In Cahoots 4. Looking for Lola (Kathryn Orr, David Mitchell, Amy McLean, Aimee Laws, Ian Murray); 5. David Murdoch; 6. Bedsitsongbirds (David Lewis and Jeneva Storme); 7. Mark McAnaw 8. George Martin; 9. The Deadly Winters; 10. Lauren Kelly; 11. Open Sea; 12. Howard Hawksley; 13. Brian Curran and; 14. Three’s a Crowd and 15. Reptile House.