Celtic Music Radio 'Music Night'

Added on Saturday 8 Sep 2012

Photo: music night. Sunday 9 September at St Andrew's in the Square

Join us tomorrow (Sunday) from 7.30pm at Saint Andrew's in the Square, Glasgow for an evening of music and entertainment.

Playing live for your pleasure will be Ian Bruce, The Midden, Aly Macrae, Haggerdash and many more performers.

Tickets are just £12.50 'on-the-door' tomorrow, Sunday 9 September at St Andrew's in the Square which is at 1 St Andrew's Square, Glasgow G1 5PP - a few minutes walk from the Merchant Square and just off the Saltmarket. This 'Music Night' is part of the Celtic Music Radio summer fundraising activities.

Ian Bruce will perform at the 'Music Night'

Rutherglen-born Ian Bruce began an early career singing in folk clubs with his brother Fraser. They recorded three albums together before Ian gradually moved into solo work. Ian has emerged one of the great singer song-writers of the Scottish folk movement. He has a great knowledge of the Scottish folk tradition gleaned from performing and mixing with traditional singers right across every major folk festival, folk club and venue in Scotland, England and Wales over several decades.

He was the obvious choice, alongside Tony Cuffe, Rod Paterson and Billy Ross, to give new impetus to the 12 volume Linn Records series "The Complete Songs of Robert Burns" with his now classic renderings of Ye Jacobites By Name, The Soldier's Return, Lassie Wi The Lintwhite Locks and other Burns' songs. Linn Records recognised this outstanding achievement with two solo CDs of his own: 'Alloway Tales' directly based upon his contributions to the project and 'Jigs, Jives and Jacobites' featuring Ian's own compositions.

The Midden play St Andrews in the Square

The Midden are Kate, Meggan and Hazel Reid who are three singer-songwriter sisters who grew up in Alford, Aberdeenshire.

All three are multi-instrumentalists which means that guitar, violin, cello, whistles, bass, piano and sometimes even accordion provide the backdrop for three unique voices, interwoven into intricate vocal harmonies.

Each sister writes her own songs and together the band has arranged many Scottish traditionals and folk songs. They also play tunes, mainly reels. The Midden formed officially in 2001 at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival and went on to win Best Newcomer at the Danny Kyle Open Stage in 2002. They turned down a record deal with a leading Scottish folk label in their first year to go down the DIY route and have brought out three successful albums on their own small independent label, Midden Records.

They have played many European festivals including the Bardentreffen in Nuremberg every year since 2004, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (2002-2003), Het Schots Weekend (2005) and entertained the pipers at the Piping Championships held in Belgium (2004).

They played to a crowd of 25,000 people in George Square, Glasgow at Hogmanay 2004 supporting Snow Patrol and Donnie Munro of Runrig.

Aly Macrae plays at the Music Night

Ayrshire born Aly Macrae was brought up singing and playing with the world famous band the Macrazies, graduating to the more serious art of playing for ceilidhs with The Tattiehowkers and later The Oatcakes.

Lured by the promise of working late nights and long periods of unemployment he put pen to paper in earnest, writing songs about whatever took his fancy: drinkers, itinerant gangsters, favourite jumpers and teddy-bears! Aly has also worked as an actor, musical director and composer.

Join us tomorrow Sunday 9 September at St Andrew's in the Square and support the artists and Celtic Music Radio

Photo: the henry girls. Album of the Week: The Henry Girls with 'December Moon'

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week for week commencing Saturday 8 September is 'December Moon' from The Henry Girls

The Henry Girls are fast becoming one of the most talked about folk/roots acts to come out of Ireland in the last decade , and within a few years have developed a growing international profile in Europe, North America and further afield.

Hailing from the picturesque village of Malin in the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, they have a unique sound which blends classic traditional Irish folk music with a hint of Americana, a nod to bluegrass and many more besides. The Henry Girls are renowned for their fine close harmonies and musical arrangements, and have been likened to many other harmonising siblings such as The McGarrigle Sisters, The Andrews Sisters and The Everly Brothers. Their sound also reflects the influences of such great musical acts as Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Dixie Chicks, The Be Good Tanyas, The Indigo Girls, Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Tom Waits and many more.

The talented Donegal natives have been playing and writing music together for more than a decade and Karen, Lorna and Joleen now have four albums to their credit. Their most recently released album December Moon was produced by Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile, Heidi Talbot) and features many of the north west of Ireland's finest musicians including Ted Ponsonby, Nicky Scott, and Liam Bradley.

They write songs that are soulful and evocative with a universal appeal. The Henry Girls will capture the hearts and minds of fans of every style and genre of music. Their repertoire includes rediscovered treasures and original songs which are instant classics.

Ross Macfadyen talks to the band on Album of the Week, Saturday 12 midnight and Monday 10 September at 6.00pm.

Buy December Moon

Lambert Jensen is Ciaran Dorris' guest on Sunday 9th Sepember 5.00pm - 7

This Sunday's (9 September) guest 'castaway' will be Lone Lambert Jensen, regular Danish listener and programme contributor who is currently on holiday in Scotland.

Contact the Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session programme via email or use the Ciaran Dorris Facebook page or via text on 07588 15 1530.

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, Sunday 9 September 2012 at 5.00-7.00pm.

Photo: sandy semeonoff. Sandy Semeonoff produces and presents Planet Waves

Tuesdays at 7.00pm with repeats at 1.00am Wednesday and 12 noon Wednesday.. Planet Waves features Paramusicians. Sandy Semeonoff plays mainly acoustic music from around the world every Tuesday at 7.00pm. This week, Tuesday 11 September, the programme includes tracks by paramusicians who, like the Paralympic athletes during the London 2012 Paralympic Games which ended on Sunday night, 9 September, have overcome disabilities to create their music.

Playlists can be found in Sandy's blog on the Celtic Music Radio website.

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