Day Eleven 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
Paul Foley – Glasgow – Listen Again
Singer songwriter from Glasgow ‘playing for years’ plays locally and thought Glasgow as well as Edinburgh/Perth and in England. Wrights about what he sees around him latest song is from heart-breaking little poem by Norman MacCaig.
Faramach –Woodmill High School – Dunfermline – Listen Again
Was “born” in October 2014 when one of the teachers at Woodmill High School felt there was a passion in the school for Celtic Music. There has recently been a change of focus in the curriculum towards “Scottishness”, and coupled with an undeniable wider social awareness of national identity this created an environment where the Scottish Arts could flourish. The high standard of natural musicianship at Woodmill which has been cultured and developed by the excellent teaching and parental support fed this surge in cultural pride and Faramach was created. The name itself – means “noise making” was suggested by a first year pupil in the school
Ali – guitar/Emma – fiddle/Caitlin-mandolin,guitar /Natasha- accordion, keyboard / Oli – piano/ Jaymi-guitar/Matthew-bass.
Local singer songwriter, had been playing both here and an in Ireland for the last 7-8 years. Has returned to Glasgow to attend university and perform regularly on the open mic scene. Music is of a folky/blues style and has a wide range of songs and is building up quite a local following !
Dosca – Prestwick – Listen Again
This energetic five piece folk ensemble, students at RCS are set to firmly cement themselves along side some of Scotland’s finest traditional acts, starting with their first release EP ‘Dosca’ , which combines influences from their collective musical backgrounds. Have recently performed at Piping Live, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Usher Hall, and have travelled to places such as China, Germany, Amsterdam, Brazil, and Switzerland. The bands Irish and Scottish influences and it’s unique blend of Jazz and Folk and are not to be missed.
.James Harper- bagpipes/ Joe Armstrong – Flute/ Charlie Stewart – fiddle/Luc McNally – Guitar / Stephen Hnderson – Drums
Josephine Sillars – Glasgow – Listen Again
Originally from Inverness, Josephine Sillars is a talented young singer-songwriter currently living in Glasgow. She has toured throughout Scotland, Europe and internationally in addition to appearing at local festivals such as Belladrum and XpoNorth. 2015 she launched her debut EP ‘Ripped From The Wire Spine’ with a string of sold out performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, delivering a fantastic blend of pop and folk. Her new single ‘Vincent’ was self-released digitally on 14th of December after receiving its first national radio spin courtesy of Roddy Hart on BBC Radio Scotland and launched her new single at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut on the 17th of December.
Josephine – Piano / Samuel Barnfather – cajon/
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