Day Twelve 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
Dowally – Edinburgh Listen Again
Dowally’s unique and expressive folk sound has been described by Leith Folk Club as “a lovely breath of fresh air”. Guitar, fiddle, accordion and cello weave and dance together to create gritty grooves, joyous melodies and soaring harmonies, with improvisational sections that speak from the soul. Have just released their debut album highlighting their individual backgrounds – a mix of jazz, klezmer, Scottish trad and classical music – all contribute to the “fabulous musicianship” of this band who played their thrillingly energetic set to a sold-out Fringe audience in August 2015.
Dan Abrahams – guitar/ Rachel Walker – Fiddle/ Phil Alexander – accordion/ Graham Coe – cello
Northern Company – Stocksfield – Listen Again
Northern Company are a young and fresh six piece folk ensemble from the north of England who play traditional and contemporary folk music from the British isles and beyond. They all met the Folkworks youth summer school and last year, finally made the decision to begin playing as a band! They arrange tunes into exciting sets that show off different styles and allow room for individual personalities to be heard.
Sam Mabbett – melodeon / Charlotte Kennedy – fiddle/ James Taylor – Guitar / Michael Biggins – piano / Jacob Bradley – Dbl Bass
Lloyd James Fay – Glasgow – Listen Again
Lloyd James Fay is a Glasgow based singer-songwriter. He regularly perform at Nice N Sleazy’s open mic nights on Monday nights at the infamous venue. Also gigs Glasgow and also gigs with his band Thula Borah . His music has appeared on Hollyoaks and BBC Radio 4. And is currently working on new material and recording with Gargleblast studios with renowned producer/engineer Andy Miller (Mogwai, Arab Strap, De Rosa).
Franklyn –Stevenson – Listen Again
Frances Grier aka Franklyn Has a background in singing and performing in choirs from a young age, Franklyn then went on to pick up a guitar to help out with music at church. Finding this a natural skill, she began developing her song craft and publishing a CD of her written material in 2007 selling a couple of hundred of these at various acoustic gigs, open mic nights and charity events. Her music has a homegrown acoustic feel and her influences include Paul Simon, Eva Cassidy and Rich Mullens to name a few. She has a great love of traditional and modern Scottish music.
Justhope – Glasgow – Listen Again
A soft rock pop band from Glasgow. They have been giging the Glasgow music scene now for around 5 years and have built up a good name for themselves through their energetic live performances. They also a recently released EP having had two previously well received releases. They have a vast knowledge and appreciation of all music and are wishing to take it to a wider audience.
John Neil-Rice- guitar/Nicky Ferguson – guitar/ Spencer Toner – Bass/ Ross Watters – Drums
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