Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Roads to Caithness
Michelle Wright headlines, alongside Heather Miles, Billy Yates and Becky Hobbs.
Check out the website for full details www.nncmc.co.uk
Across the Forth,to Maddison where the San Quentin meet a week later than normal. Their April show on Friday 10th features Stateline.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
New TV channel for Country fans
Check out the full schedule at http://www.ruraltv.tv/includes/schedule/schedule.php
Friday, March 20, 2009
The Isaacs bring gospel to Larbert
They are in Scotland this week with dates as follows:
Tues 24th March - Dobbie Hall, Larbert
Thur 26th March - Community Centre, Peterhead
City Sinners for Cumbernauld
Rachel Harrington returns
Tue 14th April Peebles, Eastgate Theatre
Thurs 16th Dunfermline,The Abbot House
Sat 18th Milngavie, The Fraser Centre
Mon 20th Perth Theatre
Tue 21st Leith Folk Club
Thurs 23rd Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club
Sat 25th Banchory, Woodend Barn Arts Centre
Sat 16th May Glasgow Americana Festival - Centre For Contemporary Arts
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Hank Locklin RIP
Born Lawrence Hankins Locklin in 1918 in Florida's timber-rich Panhandle, as a teenager he played guitar and sang on radio stations across the South, including the "Big D Jamboree" on KRLD in Dallas and "The Louisiana Hayride" in Shreveport, La.
He scored his first top 10 country hit with "The Same Sweet Girls" in 1949 and scored another chart-topper with "Let Me Be the One" in 1953.
Locklin's 1958 recording of his song "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" crossed over from country to U.S. and became a standard for many performers, including Johnny Tillotson, Dean Martin, Dwight Yoakam and Dolly Parton.
His recording of "Please Help Me I'm Falling" spent 14 weeks at the top of the US country music charts in 1960, the same year he joined the Grand Ole Opry. His last performance at the Opry was in September 2007.
He was hugely popular in the British Isles having had 4 chart hits, the biggest,"Please Help Me I'm falling" making the Top 10 in 1960. He also recorded a couple of Irish albums, the earliest in 1964. One of his most recorded songs was "Irish Eyes".
In 1968 he recorded "The Country Hall Of Fame" in honour of the new landmark of Country music history. Incredibly, despite being a Top 10 Country hit, Locklin was never been made a member of the institution.
Locklin died Sunday at his home in Brewton,Alabama.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Diamond kisses her way into record book
The 165 participants took part in the event held in central London as part of Kiss For Bliss week - highlighting the plight of parents denied first contact with their babies, when they are born too soon, too small or too sick.
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Monday, March 02, 2009
Opry's Ernie Ashworth passes away
The cause of death was not immediately announced. Ernie had recently undergone bypass surgery, but was reported to have been doing well. He was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Huntsville, Ala., and made his chart debut in 1960 with “Each Moment (’Spent With You).” Ernie was best known for his biggest hit “Talk Back Trembling Lips,” which reached No. 1 in 1963. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1964 and continued to perform there on a regular basis. In 1992, Ernie was elected to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Canada's East Coast awards
Single of the Year: We Are Young And So Is The Night (Gordie Sampson)
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Gordie Sampson (with J. Smith & JT Harding) for "We Are Young and So Is The Night"
Bluegrass Recording of the Year: The Grass Mountain Hobos (The Grass Mountain Hobos)
Country Recording of the Year : Chasing the Sun (Tara Oram)
Folk Recording of the Year: On the Line (David Myles)
Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year: Endless Memories (Brenda Stubbert)
Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year : When Here Meets There (Troy MacGillivray & Shane Cook)
March dates in the Forth Valley
Maddison's Polmont Golf Club hosts two nights this month. The San Quentin meet there on Friday 6th, with Hillbilly Deluxe, whilst the Polmont Linedancers have Buzzard Creek on the 13th.
No Angels will be dancing to Fools Gold, in Hallglen on the 20th.
And in Dunblane, this Saturday (7th) Nashville steel guitarist Al Perkins will be playing.
Finally, dont forget Charlie Landsborough in Falkirk Town Hall on March 25th.
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