Day Five 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
Northern Central – Glasgow Listen Again
Aonghas and Chloe first met at an open mic night at the Queen Margaret Union that they would go on to host. Jack came into the fold after regularly jamming sessions. Eerie harmonies and a blend of these three multi-instrumentalists became Northern Central. The blues and heavier acoustic guitar sounds are combined with folk-influenced keys and strings, which all sit alongside the vocals of three singer-songwriters. Debut EP ‘Imogen’
Aonghas Maxwell – violin, guitar/ Chloe Robertson – Piano/ Jack McLuckie – Violin, mandolin, piano, cajon.
These Wooden Bones – Glasgow
Formed in late 2012 These Wooden Bones started as a collaboration between Abigail Young and Jack McLuckie and gathered members on the way. Resulting in a fusion of their disciplines and influences into todays sound Have giged extensively through Scotland, such as King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut supporting Eliza and the Bear and Queen Margaret Union’s Qudos supporting King Charles. Record their debut E.P.
Jack McLuckie – guitar, vocals / Abigail Young – violin/Nick Lauener – keyboard / Molly Mcwhirter – cello / Josh Pirie – bass guitar / Sturart Bradley – drums
Steve Grozier – Glasgow Listen Again
Is a ‘indie-folk’ Scottish singer/songwriter based in Glasgow. His style is “reminiscent of Ryan Adams or Ray Lamontagne”. Steve has recently been in LA Chunky studios in Glasgow with producer Andrew Graham to record some new material is are available on Soundcloud, including the melancholy reinterpretation of Ryan Adams ‘Lucky Now’. Steve is currently playing these new songs at venues around the country.
Rupert Stroud Trio – Ilkley West Yorkshire
“powerful beat driven, melodic sound” has garnered attention from the music media. Appeard on The Janice Forsyth show last July . This live session led to Rupert and the band being asked to open the show for Texas at Millennium Square Leeds . His recently released EP release “Talk To You” to reach No. 11 in the iTunes Singer/songwriter charts. His broad musical appeal gained prominent support slots and is giging extensively thought the uk
Rupert Stroud – vocals, guitars / Pul – Bass / Mick – Drums and percussion
John McMeekin – Glasgow Listen Again
A singer songwriter based in Glasgow. John has played in bands over the years but always has time for a solo career too. His songwriting is evocative of his local culture , observations and experiences and is a firm favourite at festivals.
He has recently opened for Eleanor McAvoy , Declan Sinnott and JJ Gilmour
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