Danny Kyle Open Stage
In The Exhibition Hall – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
5 – 7 pm Thursday 29 January 2015
(Not in running order)
Pons Aelis – Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Pons Aelius are a Newcastle based, contemporary instrumental folk sextet performing music largely taken from and influenced by the traditional repertoires of Britain and Ireland. Combining flute, whistles, mandolin, banjo, double bass, bodhrán, guitar, bouzouki, piano and the great Highland bagpipes, this ensemble offers a refreshing, youthful and vibrant attitude towards repertoire, arrangement and performance. Since forming in mid 2014, the band has performed in many different venues around the North East of England.
Alasdair Paul- guitar/bouzouki; Bevan Morris – double bass; Callum Younger – bodhran; Jordan Aikin – pipes/whistle; Sam Partridge – flute; Tom Kimber – mandolin/banjo/piano. Listen Again
Simon Atkinson & The Foundry Apprentices – Ayr
Described by the 2013 Wickerman Festival as ‘folk-jazz innovators.’ Simon Atkinson & The Foundryman’s Apprentice are a seven piece band performing Atkinsons’ original folk – themes with hints of his jazz/Blues heritage.
The band have released the 10 track “A Different Kind of Love” in 2013 and have recorded their second album “Three Shires Head”.
Simon Atkingson- guitar/lead vocals; John Duffy – bouzouki/backing vocal; Hugh Clinton – electric guitar/mandolin/vox; Becky Crichton – cello; Cat Atkinson – fiddle; Keir Highet – electric bass; Richard Hamilton – drums/percussion.
Fras – Highlands
A raw, fresh Highland quintet, born accidentally from many a wild afternoon/evening in the Lochailort Inn playing tunes! “Kirsten Macleod on accordion is from Acharcle. Kirsten has purple hair and a wooden box; she is the only female in the band and she used to have incense sticks stuck to the dashboard of her car. Colin Masterton on flute is from Cumbernauld near Glasgow. He’s very tall, has a tea obsession, likes long paddles in the canoe with the storage compartment filled with tea cakes, (no one can see you in mid loch). He is married to Kirsten. Angus Binnie is the band’s bagpiper/whistle guy. He’s also tall, drives a small car and likes tartan skinny clothing, alcohol and long walks on the beach. Thomas Kinsella, aka ‘Tam the Banjo’ is the band’s banjo man! Tam likes banjo, stone masonry, telling tales of when he was fishing and destroying aliens on the PS3. Murdo Cameron is on the guitar. He likes driving long distances, living in his car, eating unhealthily and also has a tea + coffee obsession.” Listen Again
Sam Gillespie & Becka Wolf- Edinburgh
Hailing from disparate regions of the isles and encountering one another by chance in Damascus, Sam Gillespie and Becka Wolfe converged in Edinburgh nearly two years ago to concoct their distinctive blend of traditional and original music. They are a much-loved act on the Edinburgh folk scene and are looking forward to a European tour this year to mark the launch of their first album ‘Grace Pour Down’. From the darkly intense to the exuberant, their songs are suffused with the rich breadth of their influences and experiences. Guitar and fiddle intertwine with powerful vocal harmony in music of wildness and yearning, mystery and passion. Listen Again
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