Added on Friday 9 Nov 2012
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The Mugdock Music Festival in Milngavie to the north of Glasgow takes place this weekend from Thursday 8 November to Saturday 10 November. Celtic Music Radio's Liz Clark will be catching up with Mugdock Music Festival organiser and singer-songwriter and record produced Stevie Lawrence along the way.
This week's Festival Fling on Saturday at 2.00pm covers concerts from Mugdock Festival 2011 featuring Jonny Jack and also the fabulous Cruachan and The Brendan McCreanor Trio.
The 2011 Mugdock concerts were recorded by Soundsense engineers John Weatherby and Kris Korne.
If you miss the concerts you can listen to it on Catch Up which is available for the next 30 days.
If you are interested in coming along to this year?s festival here is this year?s line up:
Friday 9th November at 7.45pm
Loudon is a singer song-writer from Glasgow. Her rich, pure voice delivers tales of reflective heartbreak wrapped up in a blanket of inimitable wry humour. Jill Jacksonl made her name in 2004 as front woman of UK band Speedway, who enjoyed two top ten hits. Having worked and co-wrote with the likes of Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Stargate (Rihanna and Elexis Jordan) and Pamela Sheyne (Christina Agueliera) Jackson is no stranger to working with some of the industries most celebrated writers. Paisley born Jill has played at various festivals, including Glasgow?s own St Patrick?s Festival 2012 and sell out concerts throughout the UK and attracted attention from influential devotees in both music and TV.
Saturday 10 November at 7.45pm
Described by The Herald as possessing ?a truly stunning voice?. Maeve Mackinnon is an award-winning young Gaelic singer who has emerged to become one of the leading Scottish folk musicians of her generation. Stef has been in the Glasgow folk scene with guitar, bodhran, mandolin and signing in sessions. Popular is both a solo and accompanying musician.
Multi-instrumentalist and award winners are a captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with a warm and friendly stage presence.
Mairearad, a renowned composer also performed with Box Club, The Poozies and the Unusual Suspects ? to name but few! And has her compositions recorded by artists such as Eddi Reader, Anna, a skilled multi-instrumentalist and one of Scotland?s foremost guitarists is also a member of Blazn? Fiddles and The Unusual Suspects.
Glasgow artist David Richardson on Ciaran's Sunday Session
Ciaran's guest castaway on Sunday will be the Glasgow artist David Richardson whose paintings and prints capture the essence of cities like Glasgow, Edinburgh and Barcelona where he lived for five years.
His work has be en exhibited in galleries in all three cities.
Sandy Semeonoff plays mainly acoustic music from around the world. Playlists can be found in Sandy?s blog on the Celtic Music Radio
'Play It Forward" - Launch 23rd November, Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs
Kilmarnock Edition's new album 'Pay it Forward' is a fusion of Scots and Gaelic songs with a hint of jazz and reggae to provide a deliciously fresh taste. Taking their name from Robert Burns' celebrated volume of work, Kilmarnock Edition first came together in the International Burnsong Songhouse of 2009 when, as prize-winners, they were closeted together to write songs for a week, culminating in a gig in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrews Day.
All well-known singer-songwriters in their own right, the six band members come from all over Scotland and skilfully weave together many elements of contemporary Scottish song.
By no mean a classic folk band, Kilmarnock Edition songs very definitely have their roots in Scots folk but also manage to weave, skilfully, strands of jazz, Scots reggae, Gaelic and other world music, to produce what is an exciting new genre of Scottish song.
The band comprise the well known Scots singer Alex Hodgson from Prestonpans (vocals and acoustic guitars), Fiona J Mackenzie, Gaelic singer from Dingwall (vocals and kalimba), Lisa Rigby (vocals, acoustic guitar and shruti box) from Edinburgh, Italian-born Roberto Cassani from Perth (upright bass and vocals), Stu Clark from Edinburgh (percussion and backing vocals) and the well known Greenock singer Yvonne Lyon (vocals and piano).
Session musicians include Mary Ann Kennedy (clarsach), David Lyon (accordion and various other instruments), Allan Henderson (fiddle), Craig Dunsmore (trombones) and Jaimie Stables (trumpets and flugelhorn).
Celtic Music Radio will be at the Glasgow launch of the CD on Friday 23 November at the Scottish Music Centre, Candleriggs, Glasgow for a future special feature with interviews and recorded session.
Stewart Fenwick's 250th edition of 'Celtic Country'
Join Stewart on Sunday at 12 noon for his 250th programme on Celtic Music Radio 1530AM.
This Sunday, 11 November 2012 marks the 250th Stewart Fenwick Celtic Country programme since Celtic Music Radio began broadcasting full time on 1530AM in January 2008.
Stewart will feature in the mile-stone of a programme all the artists who have visited the programme live in studio 1 at Livingstone Tower since the programme began.
Stewart was also involved in the Celtic Music Radio short-term FM trial service broadcasts during Celtic Connections 2006 and 2007.