Day Thirteen 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
Murdo Mitchel – Glasgow – Listen Again
Is a singer songwriter from Glasgow taking him from busking to having shared a stage with artist such as Donovan and Glen Hansard and X-Factors Nicky McDonald. He has an EP out and was awarded Best Scottish Acoustic Act at the Unsigned Scottish Pop Music Awards and a finalist at The DKOS at The Spree last year.
Routes Sting Quarter – Glasgow – Listen Again
Formed in July 2014 Routes is a string quartet with a difference, consisting of traditional folk musicians, who write/perform original material and arrange existing tunes. They bridge the gap between classical and folk music; exploring the vast textures, tones and intimate musical qualities characteristic of a string quartet. With roots in Scotland, Ireland and England, and backgrounds in a variety of musical genres the music is original and exciting. The variety and range of expertise of the Routes players and the mutual love and appreciation of the both Traditional and Classical music make Routes a unique ensemble that can sympathetically and artistically combine ideas to create innovative music
Trica – Fiddle/ Grainne – Fiddle / Emma- viola /Rufus – Cello
Ewan Macinyre – Leith – Listen Again
Singer-songwriter, puppeteer and soundtrack composer. Flying by the seat of his pants, Ewan has spent the last year working with musicians in Quebec, Scotland and Ireland, piecing together his own songwriting style, a mix of Folk, Soul and Swing. In that year he, along with ten guest musicians and a brilliant sound engineer created his first solo album “You Probably Look Better Naked Anyway”, to be released soon in Europe and Canada. Has toured extensively throughout the UK and Ireland. Ewan also writes music for theater shows.
Ewan – guitar/ Calamie – Fiddle/ Gavin- Dobro-mandolin/ Conrad – double bass.
Amy Papiransky – Glasgow – Listen Again
A singer songwriter from Keith, currently in my probationary year for music teaching in a secondary school in Shotts. She then wants to take her singing songwriting seriously with the band and get stuck into the recording studio. She has performed at many folk festivals throughout Scotland and hopes to continue that this year
Amy – vocals/ Ryan – piano/ Ewan – bodhran/ Sarah – harp-flute/ Jack – guitar-accordion/ Graham- fiddle-mandolin
Pippa Reid Forester – Kilcreggan – Listen Again
Scottish harpist Pippa Reid-Foster is a performer, composer and teacher of the harp from the West coast of Scotland, teaching children and adults weekly sharing her passion for music. Pippa enjoys playing her Clarsach at a diverse range of venues and travels far and wide to perform at weddings, public and private receptions, corporate events, charity events and various other functions. Pippa specializes in writing and arranging new compositions for the harp and has recorded a solo album due out in the spring. Has appeared at The Edinburgh International Harp festival, Edinburgh Castle, House for an Art Lover, Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Stirling Castle, Cameron House, Boturich Castle, Norton House, Ingliston Country Club . Has been a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician semi-finalist and a graduate of RCS
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