Monday, October 27, 2008
BBC shun CMA's
You'll still be able to find out the winners by logging on here on November 13th.
New Opry place for Craig Morgan
Lorrie Morgan bankruptcy
November clubs in Forth Valley
The San Quentin Club at Polmont Golf Club, Maddison meet on Friday 7th with Western Rythm, and the Polmont Linedancers meet at the same venue on the 14th with local boys Buzzard Creek, who have a new Cd available. (See the review on the ScotCountryalbums link on the left)
Then on the 21st, The No Angels club have Springfield in Glen Village, and the following Friday, have Crossfire in Slamannan.
Also on Friday 28th, The Bootleggers in Bannockburn Club have a visit from Calico.
City Sinners for Milngavie
John & Malcolm from the band apeared on Celtic Music Radio's "Celtic Country" this past Sunday.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Country at Celtic Connections
There’s also a number of concerts which will be of interest to Country fans, headlined by Kathy Mattea and Nanci Griffith, who will both be seen twice during the 2 ½ week event.
Kathy Mattea plays the City Halls on Saturday January 24th, with support from Dean Owens, whilst Nanci plays the same venue on Wednesday 28th. Both are back for The Transatlantic Sessions : Bringing It All Back Home (Friday 30th -Sunday1st) in the Concert Hall, alongside Dan Tyminski , the voice of George Clooney in The Soggy Bottom Boys.
The brilliant ex New Grass Revival banjo master Bela Fleck returns to Celtic Connections with a production called “Throw Down Your Heart”. Bela went to Africa recently to rediscover the origins of his favourite musical instrument. Bela’s concert is in the main Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 17th.
Also worth seeing will be Rodney Crowell, supported by Steve Earle’s son Justin Townes. They’ll play the ABC on Tuesday 27th. Tim O’Brien returns to the Festival on the same night (28th) as Nanci Griffith’s concert, which is a bit of a clash. Tim will be just round the corner in The Old Fruitmarket,
The wonderful Tift Merritt returns to play The Classic Grand on Friday 23rd, and those other ladies, Mary Gauthier and Carrie Rodriguez are at The Tron Theatre on Thursday 29th.
Elsewhere, catch The Wilders at The Strathclyde Suite on Friday, January 16th, homegrown Cajun band, Deaf Shepard at the ABC on Thursday 22nd, and Jerry Douglas with the fabulous Cherryholmes at The Old Fruitmarket on Saturday 31st.
On the final night of the festival (Sunday Feb 1st), James McMurtry and David Olney are at Oran Mor, and Southern Rockers Little Feat are at The Old Fruitmarket.
There’s certainly a huge amount for Country fans to take in. These are just a few of the events that form the Celtic Connections Festival. Check out www.celticconnections.com for more info and bookings. You can also book by phone on 0141 353 8000, or in person at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The Skaggs Inspiration
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sean O'Farrell back in Scotland
Sean will be calling in to Celtic Music Radio's Celtic Country programme this Sunday (Oct 19th) between 2-5pm.
Isla on the web
Check out my review of Isla's new album on the Scotcountryalbums page.
Conway Twitty : The Musical
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Dailley & Vincent dominate Bluegrass Awards
"They didn't leave none for the rest of us," moaned the affable Del McCoury, who hosted the sold-out show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
Still in their first year as a recording act, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent also won for top album (Dailey & Vincent), top vocal group and gospel recorded performance ("By the Mark"). Dailey copped the male vocalist prize, and Vincent shared in the recorded event of the year trophy for (Everett Lilly & Everybody and Their Brother).
For the second year in a row, Dale Ann Bradley was proclaimed top female vocalist, and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper again scored the instrumental group of the year prize.
The Grascals, the Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder all were shut out. Rhonda Vincent, Darrin's sister and normally a trophy magnet, was cited only for her part in the winning recorded event of the year album.
The late author and cultural historian Charles Wolfe and musician, song collector and festival organizer Bill Clifton were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
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