Day Fourteen of this years Danny Kyle Open Stage broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Catch Up
Hosted by Celtic Connections in the Exhibition Hall at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Connla – Armagh – Listen Again
Connla are an exciting new band with traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs, tunes as well as own compositions have earned them praise across the global folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships. They hail from the cities of Armagh and Derry are familiar faces on the local music scene around Derry. They are joined by Armagh siblings Emer and Conor Mallon on harp and Uilleann Pipes of the worldly renowned Armagh Pipers Club.
Connor Mallon – uilleann pipes- whistle/ Ciaran Carlin – flute-whistles/ Emer Mallon – harp/ Ciara McCafferty – bodhran/ Paul Starrett – guitar
Chiara Berardelli – East Kilbride – Listen Again
From soul to country to pop with a hint of jazz, what Chiara Berardelli’s songs have in common comes from the folk tradition, they tell a story. She grew up in the Scottish Highlands, learning classical piano but counting down the days until Sunday, 5pm when Radio 1’s Top 40 was broadcast across Glencoe’s mountains in glorious FM and she could get her pop fix. Ten years ago she left her job as a GP to pursue her passion and came the first doctor with a Masters in Songwriting Chiara writes about what she knows, love, loss and being human. Her debut album, Don’t be So Lovely, was self-released in Album and an EP and is recording again this spring
Kirsty Dreaver and Grace Listen Again
Kirsty is from Orkney and won the Open Stage at The Orkney Folk Festival . a talented fiddler latterly with her tutor Douglas Montgomery is stepping out in a new duo with Grace on piano. Bringing new tunes as well as ones from her home island.
Charly Houston – Glasgow – Listen Again
With a soulful voice and lyrics far beyond her years, Glaswegian Singer Songwriter Charly Houston will have you mesmerized during her live performances. Mixing a blend of traditional folk with modern lyricism, Houston has an onstage presence that screams hard work and professionalism, merging stand-up comedy with heart wrenching and sometimes comedic lyricism, she isn’t one to miss. “One of the best musicians I’ve seen perform at the Fringe this year” – English Lady, Edinburgh Fringe 2015.Over the past 8 years, Charly has worked tirelessly to build up a reputation within the Glasgow music scene, performing in King Tuts andhas supported artists such as Astronautalis, Mick Hargan, Sinderins (AMWWF), Ren Harvieu, The Diagrams, Hannah Trigwell, Ben Montague and Leddra Chapman. Inspired by the Scottish folk scene, Charly is a huge fan of master guitarist – John Martyn as well as Karine Polwart and Eddi Reader.
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