Wednesday, January 20, 2016

 

Local talent at Prairie Star

Alloa's Prairie Star C&W Club gives some local young musicians a chance on their next club night on Saturdaty, February 6th. English touring singer Donna Wylde will also be making a return visit to the club that night. Venue, as usual, is Weirs Social Club.

 

Geordie Jack at Eden Court

Former Colorado frontman Geordie Jack, currently promoting his solo album, "Choices" (Pan Records) will be appearing in concert at Inverness Eden Court Theatre on Saturday, February 6th, in aid of Highland Hospice.

 

Jackie's Dream

You may have seen recent press, and broadcast coverage of Jackie Storrar’s dying wish to record a new album.  The Fife based singer and broadcaster has bravely fought her battle with cancer, since first being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
The former Radio Tay, Smooth, and CMR presenter, was given the all clear, but the dreaded illness returned in late 2013. This time doctor’s have advised Jackie that the disease can’t be cured.
Jackie is well travelled, having worked for a radio station in Malta, and as singer on cruise ships for many years. She has seen many places that she wants to share, and has published a number of her photographs of exotic places, and prints are available for sale @ https://jfsphotography.wix.com/jackiestorrar.
Jackie, who was inducted into the British Country Music Hall Of Fame last October,   has previously released two albums, “Somewhere Between” and “Across The Border”, has recently revealed her desire to record a final album, whilst she is still able.
To fund the album, a friend, Stuart Prentice, set up a Crowdfunding campaign to raise the £10,000 that it takes to record and produce a CD. All money raised from the album will be donated to Maggie’s Centre, in Fife, which obviously is close to the singer’s heart. She cites the Centre as being an “enormous support” to both herself, and husband Steve, who has supported her throughout.
Jackie has continued to live life to the full, and has inspired many by doing so.
Now, the recording of this album, is her latest goal.
Jackie turns 50 on February 13th. Let’s give her an early birthday present, by making her dream come true. You can support Jackie, and Maggies in Fife, by donating at
www.crowdfunder.co.uk/jackies-dream, But the Crowdfunfer closes on February 4th, so do it now.


 

24 Hour Country TV coming

Britain’s new 24 hour Country TV station launched on January 25th, with a wide variety of programmes from Ireland, the UK, America and Malta.  The station is the brainchild of Phil Mack, who has pioneered Country Music TV across Europe since launching his “Phil Mack International Country Show” 5 years ago. His sidekick on that programme, Lisa Stanley, gets her own programme on the new station. From America, Joni Harms, best known for putting the Western back in the Country has her own show. Also in the line up are several programmes that have sprung up in recent years on different satellite stations, like The Lawrence John Show, Bluegrass Ridge, Smith & Rogers, Keltic Country and Live Laugh Linedance- now all in the same place- on Sky Channel 261 & Freesat 402.
Three of the programmes on the new station are produced here in Scotland. Stuart Cameron brings us the Hotdisc Top 20 each week, whilst The Janey Kirk Show moves from Irish TV to the new station. Keep It Country TV will rebroadcast the previous series, which featured the likes of Lena Martell, Angie King and George Inglis, followed by new programmes recorded at the end of last month.
Also launching on the station is Caithness Music Television (CMT ?) from Wick based Pan Records. Their hour long programme featuring artists from the North East of Scotland hopes to launch later this month, with several airings through the week.
For full Keep It Country TV schedule information, check out www.philmackcountry.com and on screen Sky 261 & Freesat 402.


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