FIRST DAY BROADCAST FROM CELTIC CONNECTIONS
Written by Archie Fergusson on 17/01/2014
Today again with the assistance of our colleagues at Celtic Music Radio we start broadcasting live for the fourth year from Celtic Connections from the CMR studio in Adelaides in Glasgow.
Each day from 10.00am presenters from Celtic Music Radio and guest presenters from Dunoon Community Radio will introduce live guests and sessions by artists appearing at Celtic Connections and from local Glasgow singers and songwriter and others from all parts of the UK who have travelled to Glasgow to take part in Celtic Connections.
And at 4.00pm, Liz Clark will introduce tomorrow’s talent today on the Danny Kyle Open Stage.
Today sees the first day Danny Kyle Open Stage 2014 which celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary this year!
Today Liz will bring back to showcase five of last year’s finalists – who have since then all had a very busy year
We hope to see many of our listeners In Adelades, Bath Street , Glasgow from 4- 6 pm please come and say hello.
This is a FREE event and you do not need tickets (only for the final Saturday 1 February 2014
Tonight the artist appearing are :
Gria – From Glasgow
Hailing from Shetland, Orkney, Lewis & Northumberland this recently formed band – have a cultural mi combining Gaelic and Scots and English traditions.
Gemma Telfer/Lana Eiaine Thomson/Louise Bicham / Ceitlin L.R. Smith.
Next Concert – 31 Jan – Mitchel Library with De Temp Antan
Graham Low and Jack Kirkpatrick
These accomplished young musicians from Orkney wowed everyone on the Open Stage at the Orkney Folk Festival. Graham also takes part in ‘The Gathering’ . They come down from Orkney to play for you today.
Tonight 17 January – National Piping Center with Gerry O’Connor & Manus Lunny
Taylor & Leigh – From Edinburgh
A blend of Nu-Folk-Country Blues and blisteringly hot play across the length and breadth of the UK, their music has also been used to promote Ken Loch’s film ‘Aye Fond Kiss’.
Next Concert -29 January – Mitchel Library with Calum MacCrimmon’s ‘Boraraig’
Beldina Odenyo singer songwriter, originally from Kenya now resident in Glasgow goes under the name of Genesse and brings her culture and travels to us in her poems and songs.
Next Concert – 2 February – St Andrew’s in the Square – with The Milk Carton Kids & Gavin James
The 23 year-old singer-songwriter from Lincolnshire began playing electric guitar when he was 11, but launched his solo set at 17, just a year after starting to explore the possibilities of the acoustic instrument! Playing at many English Festivals in 2012.
Next Concert – 29 January – Oran Mor –with Nuala Kennedy Band
Glasgow Caledonian University is once again working in partnership with Celtic Music Radio to broadcast live from Celtic Connections 2014.
Following on from a very successful collaboration in 2013, Audio Technology students will be manning the outside broadcast facilities at Adelaide’s church which allow Celtic Music Radio to broadcast interviews, live sessions and the famous Danny Kyle Open Stage over the two weeks of the festival.
Starting on Friday 17th January, the daily broadcasts from 10.00am to 6.00pm allow around 15 students from all four years of the BSc(Hons) Audio Technology with Electronics to gain valuable hands on experience at the world’s largest Celtic music festival.
Gordon Hotchkiss, Programme Director for Celtic Music Radio said, “We are delighted to have the students from Glasgow Caledonian University helping us out again this year. Although students, each and everyone was a pleasure to work with and all very professional”