Danny Kyle Open Stage Mon 28th Jan 2019
Rachel Walker / Phil Alexander / David Abrahams
Dowally is the meeting point of three musicians from very different worlds. Rachel Walker plays fiddle in the Scottish folk tradition, Phil Alexander is a professor, player and performer of Klezmer (Jewish traditional) music, and Daniel Abrahams is a jazz guitarist.
Their first album was described as “Something very special” and “Truly great music-making” and ‘great stuff’ by BBC Radio Scotland.Their latest album (released June 2018) ‘Somewhere’ was recorded live at the famous Castlesound Studio in Pencaitland, home to many great Scottish artists over the past 50 years including Karine Polwart, Lau and Blue Nile. The album’s tracks could be imagined as folk music from a made-up land, perhaps some lost island somewhere between Orkney and the Baltic coast. Dowally’s musical melting pot brews up thrilling folk music from an imaginary country.
The Henry Ford Band
Five individuals, who have had careers, families’ and so on, now find themselves on the ‘other side’ of life’s great obligations. They cam together an formed The Henry Ford Band – performing original songs. The gig around local and gigd at the famous Nova Scotia Folk Club / Blackfriars and numerous other venues throughout the city. Completed their debut album ‘The Angry Youn Man’ in Aug 2018. While humour is a stong feature of the songs and the styles a veryLatin feel to a standard pop rock – there is a song for all moods – wheather you feell – bored / morbid / murderous – or perhaps just happy and in love!
Rachel Campbell – accordion / Eryn Rae – Fiddle / Breanna Wilson – Fiddle / Sophie Joint – piano and Clarsach
These talented your artists Loireag are a recently formed band of first year students, all on the Traditional Music course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They create a unique and contemporary sound, consisting of two fiddles, an accordion, and a piano. They come from Oban / Glasgow / The Borders . Excellent musicians in their own right they also play in other bands such as Northern Company and The Kathryn Tickell Band as well as ones who have come though Fèis Rois and the Argyll Ceilidh trail/ RCS Juniors and the MOD.
Thomas & Djaelani
Thomas & Joe Djaelani
Duo out of the famous Dopesickfly – bring you their ‘new’ music and song – rich in a tapestry of genres’ from the funk rock hybrid with hip hop twist from the band to sympathetic and insightful lyrics from their new songs and arrangements.