Wednesday, January 31, 2007

 

CMA International Award nominees

The Nashville based Country Music Association have announced this year's nominees for their International Artist Award. British hopes pin on Rachael Warwick. Others are Germany's Tom Astor, Australia's Adam Harvey & Melinda Schneider, Canada's Michelle wright & Corb Lund, Brazil's Rodrigo Haddad and sweden's Calaisa.
Previous winners have came from Canada & Australia.
This year's winner will be announced in the spring, and gets a top slot during The CMA Music Festival in Nashville in June.

 

More visitors heading our way

Joe Ely will be at Edinburgh's Queens Hall on April 20th. Meanwhile catch Hayseed Dixie at the Edinburgh Liquid Rooms on April 23rd,Inverness Ironworks on the 24th, and Glasgow's ABC on the 25th, and Katy Moffatt has dates at Birnam, Dunkeld,May 11th ; Kircaldy Folk Club 17th and Peebles 18th.

 

Charlie Landsborough

Charlie Landsborough returns to Scotland for a few dates in March, including Falkirk Town Hall on March 16th. Other dates include Ayr (14th) and Motherwell (15th).

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

 

Forth Valley Dates in February

The San Quentin Club, at Maddison Golf Club welcome Greyhound Express to their club on Friday 2nd. The following night, Alloa's Weirs Club is the venue for the regular meeting of The Prairie Star CWC. This month, Texas Express are the guests.
The Bootleggers Annual Festival is on Saturday 10th, when, for the 9th year, linedancers and Country fans from all over head for Tillicoultry's Devonvale Hall.
Check with Heather on 0773 9840920 for late ticket availability.
Later in the month,Rambling Fever return to entertain the Polmont Linedancers at Maddison Golf Club on Friday 16th, and The No Angels welcome American Spirit to Boness Town Hall on the 23rd.

 

Laura Boosinger

Carolina old time Country favourite Laura Boosinger is back in Scotland, appearing around Scotland,including several Celtic Connections dates.
Thur Jan 25 - Tron Theatre,GFasgow (with Canadian Gordie Sampson)
Sun Jan 28 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Songs of Conscience)
Mon Jan 29 - Celtic Connections Festival Club
Tue Jan 30 - Kilbarchan Old Library
Wed Jan 31 - The Famous Bein Inn, Glenfarg
Sat Feb 3 - St.Margarets Hall, Linlithgow
Sun Feb 4 - Traquair Village Hall
Tue Feb 6 - Isle of Skye
Wed Feb 7 - Gartly, nr Huntly
Thur Feb 8 - Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy

Monday, January 15, 2007

 

Celtic Music Radio - Celtic Country

Stewart Fenwick's "Celtic Country" returns to the airwaves for the next 3 Sunday nights, Jan 21st & 28th and February 4th from 8-10pm on Celtic Music Radio.
The station is heard across Glasgow on 106.6 FM and worldide at www.celticmusicradio.org.uk.
Although applying for a fiull time licence, the station is currently only on air during the annual Celtic Connections Festival, which this year has lots on offer for Country fans, including the following concerts:

Jan 17 HANDS ACROSS THE WATER (Beth Nielsen Chapman,The Duhks, Flook, Jim Lauderdale, Maura O'Connell, Máirtín O'Connor, Jon Randall, Darrell Scott, Mindy Smith) – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Jan 18 MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, Glasgow RCH
JIM LAUDERDALE, Tron
Jan 19 MINDY SMITH, Tron
Jan 21 BETH NEILSON CHAPMAN Concert Hall
Jan 24 BELA FLECK, Old Fruitmarket,
Jan 25 LAURA BOOSINGER, GORDIE SAMPSON, Tron
Jan 28 JP CORMIER (RAILROAD EARTH) , abc
Jan 30 GRETCHEN PETERS, MATRACA BERG,SUZY BOGUSS (Wine Women & Song) ABC
Feb 2 ROSANNE CASH, Concert Hall
Feb 3 JACE EVERETT & JULIE ROBERTS (New From Nashville), Classic Grand
JERRY DOUGLAS, ABC
Feb 4 ROSANNE CASH (Transatlantic Sessions), Concert Hall

Saturday, January 06, 2007

 

Bluegrass in Bathgate

The Special Consensus,a highly acclaimed four piece acoustic bluegrass band from Chicago, are in concert on Thursday 18th January, 7-30pm at the Regal Theatre, North Bridge Street, Bathgate. (Tickets: £9 or £6 concession from the Box office: 01506 433634)

 

Ruby Rendall

Our favourite Orcadian Country singer, and former BBC Country music presenter, Ruby Rendall's Ruby Red Wine album was released on C.D. format just before Christmas as a special limited edition to celebrate Attic Records 25 years in the business.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 

Del Reeves

Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Del Reeves died on New Year's Day, after an extended illness. He was 73. Reeves' best known hits included "Girl on the Billboard," "The Belles of Southern Bell" and "Looking at the World Through a Windshield."

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