DKOS Sun 23rd Jan 2022
Mark Lewis Heavenor / Braw / Clare Sands / Deira / Andric / Cala.
Mark Lewis Heavenor Sun 23rd Jan 2020
Mark Lewis Heavenor is a Scottish songwriter, composer, and guitarist, currently based in southwest England. His music is at heart deeply melodic and lyrical yet is held within the angular and fluid expressions of his guitar style: one that is based on his love of flamenco and his background in Americana folk. His music takes clear dynamic cues from the junkyard found-sound blooms of Tom Waits and the rich ensemble arrangements of Feist and Grizzly Bear records. It is also deeply spiritual in its themes and Heavenor is unabashed in expressing so. His lyrical imagery resembles that of Steinbeck and Gabriel García Márquez, each song detailing a series of kaleidoscopic glances at feeling and place, memory and hope.
Braw Sun 23rd Jan 2022
Braw are a Folk-Pop brother duo based in Glasgow’s southside,specialising in close harmony vocals. They either perform as a duo, or with a full four-piece backing band.
Their unique vocal blend allows them to create innovative and original blood harmonies, while offering fresh takes on classic songs. Formed in 2019, Iain and Andrew Mundy have been performing across the Glasgow music scene. In 2021, they released their debut album, A Few Miles More, featuring singles Whisky in Handand Home from Home.
Whisky in Hand reached number 65 in the Official Scottish Singles Chart, and peaked at 50 in the Official iTunes Chart. It, received substantial radio airplay including on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Afternoon Show, Celtic Music Radio, Camglen FM, and single of the week features on The Max and Chief Radio Scotland.
Braw has also released a Euro 2020 Song A Long Time Coming (We’re Going to the Euros) which has been played on BBC Radio Scotland’s Take the Floor and Clyde 1’s Superscoreboard.
Clare Sands Sun 23rd Jan 2022
1 Susan O’Neill Carry My-Song / 2 Bridin Iontach Bheith Beo / 3 Abair Liom Do Rúin / 4 Piece of My Heart
Channeling the music of her ancestors, fearless fiddler and bilingual singer Clare Sands is a unique force in Irish music.
Creating boundary breaking Fearless Folk music infused with a myriad of influences from around the world, Sands sings for the young and the old, brave and the bold.
Wowing audiences around Ireland & further afield with her groundbreaking style, and infinite warrior-like energy, these electrifying live performances see Clare on fiddle, guitar, percussion & vocals combined with live electronics to create expansive soundscapes of story and song.
As well as performing solo and with the likes of Imelda May, Hothouse Flowers, The Stunning, Daithí & Mick Flannery, 2021 saw Clare collaborate with Ireland’s finest Folk and Traditional musicians – Susan O’Neill, Steve Cooney & Tommy Sands, Brídín, & Liam Ó Maonlaí – for her unique project ‘Tírdhreacha agus Fuaimdhreacha.’ Described by Mark Radcliffe (The Folk Show, BBC2) as ‘full of life’ – these songs are a taste of the invigorating sound to come!
2022 will see the release of Clare’s highly anticipated self-titled album, as well as performances at Celtic Connections, Folk Alliance International, Irish Arts Center NY and much more – this ‘force of nature’s time has truly come.
‘An empowering, exceptional talent, channeling the music of her ancestors while reimagining the sound of a new Ireland’ – BBC Radio.
‘Her performances possess ‘a brilliant energy that’s both irresistible and refreshing as she traverses a path where Irish and English languages, Traditional, Folk, and Contemporary music meet’ – Folk Radio UK.
Deira Sun 23rd Jan 2022
Salvador Daza: Violín / Juan Almaraz: Flauta Irlandesa / Gonzalo Llao: Bouzuki
We are an Asturian trio that have a strong bond with Scottish music, specially with the city of Glasgow where we have a huge influence from many musicians on the scene. Our style of music is based on a renewal of traditional music, with contemporary arrangements and atmospheres. We started playing together in 2019, our first recording is a demo of four tracks mainly with own compositions. We are currently working on our first album and looking for opportunities to carry our music.
Andric Sun 23rd Jan 2022
After walking more than 2.000 miles through europe from Austria to Spain I reached Santiago de Compostella. I didn’t know why exactly I was doing it. I just felt the urge Coming back end of December 2019 I started to write Songs. Something I didn’t do for more than 8 years. I started to play them at local Pubs and Cafes in Vienna, but also, thanks to my new friends I met on the way, played a couple small gigs in Dublin, Prag and London. I even managed to organize a small UK tour with gigs in London, Cardiff, Liverpool and Edingburgh. But while I was in London this Pandemic started, and I decided to go back home and take care of my parents. I used the time in Lock down to start to arrange my Songs. Through out the year 2020, with many ups and downs, social distancing, musicians all over Europe, I ended up with this record.
to change something in my life. Little did I know that I will come back with a head full of songs. Songs that I‘m going to release on my upcoming EP „I Am Gone“.
Cala Sun 23rd Jan 2022
Cala is a 7 piece traditional band mainly based in Inverness. With the success of their debut single ‘ Causeway’ back in late 2020, the band has many plans going forward, including the launch of an album summer 2022. Since Causeway, Cala have evolved their sound, even adding a new member to make it the 7 piece it is today. 2021 was a good year for Cala as it saw them playing many festivals such as Under Canvas, Capers in Cannich and The Gathering. The choice of instruments in the band make for an extremely diverse listening experience, with a lot of time and effort put into both the Melody section ( Whistle, Fiddle and Accordion ) , and the rhythm section ( Drumkit, Bass guitar, Piano and Acoustic Guitar ) .