Live from Glasgow Canal Festival Sat 20th July 1:30- 6pm
Come and join Celtic Music Radio on Saturday 20th July 2019 at the Glasgow Canal Festival live from the Main Stage on the banks of the Canal at The National Theatre of Scotland . Live from the Main Stage 1:30 with artists – The Sandy Brechin Experience / Ian Bruce / Dhaelani & Thomaz (Dopsickfly)/ Elaine Lennon / Kara Conway / Davy Nicol
Scotland’s renowned sing songwriter Ian Bruce has over 25 albums to his credit , culminating in his first 30 years double CD ‘Hits & Pieces’ 2011 and he shows not signs of slowing up with another 6 cd’s to date! As well as compilation albums with other artists and projects. Ian has a large following of fans all over Europe and tours extensively in the UK and Germany. His songs are much sought after recorded and covered by other prominent artists. Not content with this he runs his own recording studio for producing and recording for other artists as well.
Wild man of the accordion and front man of Bùrach and The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience, Sandy Brechin plays fast and funky favourites from his albums, Out of his Box and Out of his Tree, along with some fantastic new material with band members Andrew Mill (guitar and vocals), William Oke (bass) and Ross Anderson (Cajon).
A four-piece outfit with an unforgettable stage performance: from the electrifying high-speed jigs and reels to the traditional Gaelic airs, the sound created is fresh, innovative and vibrant, at times soul-touching and tender, but always with an underlying power and confidence. Sandy is just as well known for his on-stage humour, which has been known to have audiences in tears, one way or another.
The Sandy Brechin Band has toured New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy and The Faroe Islands. They have played at Celtic Connections at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, performed at the Edinburgh International Festival, Reikjavik and Vienna Accordion Festivals and many others, along with numerous TV and radio shows, including BBC Scotland’s “Hogmanay Show” and at the official “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay” street party.
Her musical tastes are reflected in her ability to write in a variety of ways, creating her own musical tapestry, linking her unique blend of old and new with her distinctive vocal and style. An award winning singer-songwriter in 2018 saw the start of Elaine moving from writer to performer. With her warmth and personality shining through on stage she is making her mark as new and emerging Scottish talent, winning the coveted 2019 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Stage Award a testament to this.
Awarded the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) ‘One to Watch’ accolade for writing in genres including Jazz, Folk, Americana, Country, Indie Pop, Alternative and Adult Contemporary, Elaine has also had one of her songs ‘In Songs We Live On’ achieve 2nd place in the esteemed Global ‘NSAI Top 40’ (5,000 + entries worldwide). You can read the story behind the song here.
Those who have worked with Elaine have likened her music to that of Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, The Carpenters, Adele, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle and Lori McKenna.
Ant and Joe come out of the full band of Dopesickfly. The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Funk Rock Hybrid known as DOPESICKFLY emanate an upbeat feel good vibe inviting everyone to join in with catchy hooks and to dance their heart out! They are encouraging & sing of life connecting to all ages- making music for everyone.
Voted Top 10 Bands to watch – Capital One FM.
DOPESICKFLY are a modern day masterpiece.” David Perozzi, Executive Producer ABC News.
Winners of Celtic Connections open stage. “”Glasgow is privileged to have a band as high quality as DOPESICKFLY ” Liz Clark Producer & Presenter of the DKOS
DOPESICKFLY supported ‘Big Country’ ‘ Kool & The Gang’ ‘Nicky Siano (studio 54) ‘Sugar Hill Gang’ ‘Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5’ ‘Ray Harris’ ‘Raleigh Ritchie’ ‘Too Many Zoos’.
Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Neo Soul, Rock, acid jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk.
With lead singer/lyricist Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his Flamenco/Funk twist, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul, Paul with his hip hop influence on drums and jazzy backing vocalist Claire Walker. DopeSickFly truly emanates a new refreshing alive sound.
Glasgow based singer song writer Kara Conway is a recent graduate from university in literature, that combined with her song writing skills are ensuring that she is on a music pathway with an ever increasing fan base. She will be recording this year and has recently become a presenter with Celtic Music Radio. Kara attends festivals and Open Mic nights and gigs in and around Glasgow
Davy Nicol is a local singer-songwriter, whose self-penned acoustic style songs range from stories about living and working in Scotland to songs which also have a universal pop and country-tinged feel. This eclectic style borrows from folk, country, soul and pop/rock genres.
Recently Davy has been working on a new album and video projects to support his music. This new CD will include “Greenock Road”, a tribute to the shipbuilding heritage of Greenock, which won a newspaper songwriting competition.
As well as his own headlining, Davy has supported various well known musicians including Justin Townes Earle, Tom Russell, Ricky Warwick and Martin Stephenson. Davy has also played in popular Inverclyde band
See you at the place!