Tuesday, May 28, 2013


New Canadian awards handed out

The inaugural Ontario Country Music Awards were presented Monday night
The winners included:
Female Artist of the Year........Kira Isabella
Group/Duo of the Year...........The Stellas
Male Artist of the Year............Johnny Reid
Rising Star.....................(TIE) Autumn Hill & Lindsay Broughton
Album of the Year...................Deric Ruttan – Up All Night
Single of the Year....................Jason Blaine – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore
Songwriter of the Year............Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore

Friday, May 24, 2013


Join the Hooley live

There's no Celtic Country this week as Celtic Music Radio is coming live from the Edinburgh Guitar Festival.
Up north, one of the Highland's big Country events, The Hooley In The Highlands, is going on this weekend, and Liam & Lorraine Christie, will be broadcasting live on ABC Radio, (the online community station in Alness) from 1pm Saturday . Listen in @  http://www.abcradio.co.uk/player.php?


Lisa's homecoming

Ireland’s leading Artist LISA McHugh is looking forward with great enthusiasm to her homecoming performance on Sunday June 30th in Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock.
Lisa, who was born and bred in Glasgow is now climbing the ladder of success throughout Ireland and UK and is determined to make country cool as she builds a huge fan base with live performances, TV appearances and recordings.Having moved to Donegal , she launched her band a little over two years ago and has already released eight singles and two albums. Her latest album includes her very popular track entitled ‘Why’d Ya Come in Here’ that now has netted almost 140.000 hits on YouTube at www.lisa-mchugh.com
Tickets are now available at the Theatre Box Office Tel 0141 577 4956 and on line at www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice also at www.lisa-mchugh.com


Guildtown Bluegrass Festival

The well established Bluegrass Music Festival, held each year in the quiet Perthshire village, 6 miles north of Perth, is being organised this year by Glasgow based Zine Records.
Once again there's a superb line up from home & abroad, with Red Wine (Italy), Home Made Jam, Rancho, Goldrush, Fireflies, Kentucky Cowtippers, Dapper Mc Dans and Bernie & The Barnstormers
It all happens on the weekend of 19th, 20th, 21st of July 2013.


Shelby Lynne cancels Southern Fried visit

Shelby Lynne, who was lined up to appear at Perth's Southern Fried Festival in July, has pulled out of the event, and her other UK dates. The festival organisers are working on a replacement. watch this space !


Prairie Star

Alloa's Prairie Star club meets on Saturday June 1st in its usual Weirs Club venue. Music will be provided by Cheyene, who are visiting from down south.


Paula @ Monikie

Lochaber based singer PAULA MacASKILL, whose latest album, "This Is Me", released on Pan Records, is a mix of Scots & Country music, will be making a trip to Tayside next Saturday (June 1st) for an appearance at the Monikie Hall. Contact Margo for tickets @  margocroal@yahoo.co.uk or Tel 01382 350250.


AFN closing down

The once powerful AFN radio station in Germany, from which many Europeans got their first taste of American Country music, is closing its 873AM transmissions next Friday , May 31st. Here in Scotland, the station was immortalised in Tom Clellands's song "Country Music Once Again".

Friday, May 10, 2013


Johnny Reid's Homecoming

Johnny Reid was born in Lanarkshire, but is Canada's top Country entertainer.
Johnny has been confirmed to perform 3 rare intimate shows in Scotland this fall:
September 20th, Oran Mor, Glasgow GB
September 21st, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh GB
September 22nd, Lemon Tree, Aberdeen GB
Tickets now on sale

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