Appearing on Friday 26 Jan 2018 with Celtic Music Radio live from the Buchanan Suite at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections 25 2018
From 11 Dave Gibb With Celtic Music Radios’s Mike Ritchie
Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village.A superb guitarist with a style that is as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, he is an established performer throughout the acoustic/folk club, festival and concert scene.Lyrically Dave is a storyteller and is determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles of the heroes.With 9 Cd’s at his back and of course one of the first artists to receive a Danny back in 1999 Dave enthrals an audience with his songs and story’s !
From 2 o’clock with our Gordon Hotchkiss
From 2 pm Matt Tighe
Appearing before his gig tonight at The Piping Centre at Celtic Connections also on the bill with Last Years Danny Finalists An Dha
Mat Previously described as a “fiery virtuoso”, Danny winner and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee Matthew Tighe is fast making a name for himself in amongst the traditional players he has long looked up to. An All Britain Fiddle Champion, his self-titled debut album was released in September by Greentrax Recordings .Matt Tighe was born in South London, with a London and Trinidadian background. He first discovered his love of traditional music and the fiddle listening to his parents’ album collection: The Chieftains and Tom McConville & Pauline Cato in particular made a lasting impression.
Another firm favourite with the station is Glasgow’s ow Kenny McKenzie for 3pm
Then From 4pm Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
Will be dropping in for a chat before their gig tonight in The Strathclyde Suite– along with Salt House
Drawing comparisons to such legendary three-piece outfits as Cream and the Bill Evans Trio, old-time singer/multi-instrumentalist – and longtime Celtic Connections favourite – Bruce Molsky’s new Mountain Drifters line-up thrillingly unites him with two of US roots music’s outstanding young talents: banjo innovator Allison de Groot and ex-Deadly Gentleman guitarist Stash Wyslouch. “The three of us have this incredible musical conversation,” Molsky says. “I feel I am riding this beautiful crest of a wave!”
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