DANNY KYLE OPEN STAGE 2015 FINALIST SHOWCASE OPENS DANNY KYLE 2016

Written by on 14/01/2016

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For the 6th year Dunoon Community Radio will joining Celtic Music Radio as it gets ready to deliver a festival of music during Celtic Connections starting in Glasgow this week Thursday, January 14th

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Dunoon Community Radio listeners will be joining the 72,000 Celtic Music Radio listeners for many of the live broadcast including each weekday the Danny Kyle Open Stage performances from the Exhibition Hall situated in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall starting on Friday at 5pm WITH the Danny Kyle Open Stage 2015 Finalist Showcase featuring all of last year’s finalist in a spectacular Showcase Concert.

LIVE FROM THE EXHIBITION HALL ,GLASGOW  ROYAL CONCERT HALL

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Welcome back last years finalists in a Showcase concert to start off this years Danny Kyle Open Stage 2016

INTRODUCED BY Ken MacDonald  PRESENTED BY  Liz Clark

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Shelagh McKay Jones – Greenock

 

Folk singer/songwriter sings a mix of traditional and modern folk songs including her own material. Has had a very busy year  giging as well as producing her on a new CD of songs relating to the history of the people who came to live and work in Greenock in the late 1800 and 1900’s including some songs based on the poems written by Shelagh’s great –great grandfather.
Appearing at Celtic Connections 2016 on:-
15 January – 2015 Finalist Concert  5 – 7 pm The Exhibition Hall Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
24 January St Andrews In The Square  7:30  Appearing with Men at Words – Archie Fisher, Jez Lowe and James Kellaghan

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Granny Green    – Glasgow
 

Based in Glasgow, Granny Green has all the ingredients to become one of the most exciting and diverse new ensembles in Scotland. The trio of friends, who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, are some of the most versatile young musicians of this generation. With the core instrumentation of the group being trumpet, accordion and tuba, this group has a brand new and quirky sound which naturally brings a contemporary feel to World folk music.
Holly Boddice/ Lizy Stirrat / Rachel Brown
Appearing at Celtic Connections 2016 on:-

15 January – 2015 Finalist Concert  5 – 7 pm The Exhibition Hall Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
17 January Tron Theatre  8pm appearing with Oysters 3 – John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer

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Talisk Music  – Glasgow
Based in Glasgow and formed in 2014, they have had a very busy year since Celtic Connections 2015  from more award winning at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, to releasing their EP Pinnacle 67 to gigging extensively from  Cambridge Folk Festival to all over the UK and Ireland and have a busy start to a very busy 2016     
Moshen Amini / Craig Irvine / Hayley Keenan
Appearing at Celtic Connections 2016 on:-
15 January – 2015 Finalist Concert  5 – 7 pm The Exhibition Hall Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
23 January St Andrews In The Square 7:30 pm  appearing with The Gathering Stream :-  Angus Binnie 

23 January St Andrews In The Square 7:30 pm  appearing with The Gathering Stream :-  Angus Binnie , Anna Massie, Hamish Napier, Jack Smedley, Shona Donaldson and Mike Vass 
24 January – Traveling Folk at Celtic Connections 7:30pm

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Pons Aelius   – Newcastle
 

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.  Have also released a 4 trac EP 

Alasdair Paul, Bevan Morris, Callum Younger, Jordan Aikin, Sam Partridge, Tom Kimber.
Appearing at Celtic Connections 2016:-
15 January – 2015 Finalist Concert  5 – 7 pm The Exhibition Hall Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
22nd January St Andrews In The Square – 7:30 pm Appearing with the wonderful Tim O’Brian who will be showcasing his new Album Pompadour.

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Gnoss – Orkney

 

From Orkney. Graham was a student of Douglas Montgomery and Aidan is a self-taught guitarist and Scots singer. First year students on the Scottish Music course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Both played as part of Orcadian band Broken Strings, various acts at home in Orkney, including alongside the singer Jo Philby as her band. Again have had a  busy year from the release of their EP in December  their 10 trac CD GNoss being released at Celtic Connections 2016
Graham Rorie / Aidan Moodie
Appearing at Celtic Connections 2016:-
15 January – 2015 Finalist Concert  5 – 7 pm The Exhibition Hall Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
15 January The Mitchell Theater 7:30 pm  Appearing with The Shee  -Lillias Kinsman-Blake, Shona Mooney, Rachel Newton . Olivia Ross, Laura-Beth Salter

 

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Four Winds – Ireland
 
Deeply rooted in the tradition, FourWinds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish traditional music in a modern and creative context. Their influences include Begley and Cooney, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Brady and Irvine, Moving Hearts, Pink Floyd and
 even Elvis. This energetic quartet delivers a truly unique musical experience. The band has performed as FourWinds since 2013, individual members having all Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil. As well as their debut EP they released their CD in 2015
Daoiri Farrell /Tom Delany /Robbie Walsh / Caroline Keane
Appearing at Celtic Connections 2016:-
28 January St Andrews In The Square  7:30 pm Appearing with The Poozies – who are celebrating 25 years since their formation –     Sallly Barker, Mary Macmaster , Eilidh Shaw, Maireard Green

 

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