Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Ags Connolly for second Celtic Music Radio House Concert
Ags is one of the most traditional Country singer songwriters in the UK- Country is the simplest description, but Ags is a proud supporter of the ‘Ameripolitan’ movement, which supports new music with a traditional roots influence.
Having attempted to write songs for years, Ags found the confidence to take it seriously after attending a workshop with Nashville super-musician Darrell Scott.
As well as regular headline shows, Ags has opened for artists such as Rosanne Cash and Corb Lund and has also undertaken a southern-states US tour with a full band.
Ags’ debut album ‘How About Now’ was released in February 2014, receiving rave reviews including being named ‘Album of the Month’ in Country Music People magazine who described him as “the closest we’ve ever come to an English Willie Nelson”. We see him more as a British Dale Watson !
Listen to Ags on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/agsconnolly
Ags Glasgow date is set for Thursday December 8th, at Celtic Music Radio, 54 Admiral Street, Glasgow. Donations (suggested £10) and BYOB.
If you wish to reserve a set email firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Dunn loses cancer battle
The sister of songwriter Chris Waters, Dunn recorded for MTM Records between 1985-1988, Warner Bros. Records between 1988–93, and River North Records between 1995-97, and released ten albums and charted nineteen singles plus two duets on the Hot Country Songs charts. Two of her single releases, "Are You Ever Gonna Love Me" and "You Really Had Me Going", went to number one.
After graduating college, Dunn moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked as a demo singer before both she and Waters became songwriters at CBS Records, and then MTM Records. Louise Mandrell had a top 10 hit in 1984 with "I'm Not Through Loving You Yet", which the two co-wrote.
Her first Top 10 hit came in 1986, when "Daddy's Hands" went to number 7.
In 2003, Dunn announced her retirement from her musical career to devote full-time to her other passion, art. She released her final album, Full Circle, which was her first gospel album, in 2003. Her paintings deal primarily with subjects from the southwestern United States, and are available through the Peña+Dunn Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
On November 15, 2016 Dunn died of ovarian cancer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at age 59.
Grand Ole Opry Crystal
Underwood surprised the sold-out Opry at the Ryman crowd by joining Gayle on the smash hit “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” Seconds after finishing the duet, Underwood turned to Gayle and said, “You are an inspiration to so many of us. You are important to country music, and you are important to the Opry, which is why I was asked tonight to ask you if you would like to join our Opry family officially.”
Accepting her friend’s invitation with a hug, Gayle said, “I have always felt like I was a member of the family and this is just so special.”
Award for Ashley
Miranda Lambert here in 2017
The Grammy winning singer-songwriter will bring her Highway Vagabond Tour , and will be a prime opportunity for fans to hear the star perform chart topping hits such as ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’, ‘Little Red Wagon’, ‘Somethin’ Bad’ as well as new tracks from her highly anticipated new double album.
Tickets for the Highway Vagabond Tour go on sale at 9am Friday 18 November 2016, the same day as her new album is released.
New single and DVD from Lisa McHugh
d record her first Live DVD #LisaLive. The event sold out immediately, and took place at the spectacular Armagh Marketplace Theatre back in September. #LisaLive was launched with a glamorous, red carpet event at IMC Cinema, Enniskillen – the first of its kind for a country music event.
#LisaLive is now on sale from Lisa’s website. ”Why have you left the one" is available in an album version and a special Live version, taken from Lisa’s live DVD.
The Shires for Glasgow sellout - Ashton Lane a good alternative
Dean Owens plays Stirling
Dean has recently released a deluxe edition of "Into The Sea".
Lanarkshire Acoustic Nights launched
The band have played over the years at venues all over Scotland. They consists of five members. Frank on guitar, Mark playing 5 string banjo, Bill on dobro (slide guitar) Davie on double bass, and Ian on mandolin and fiddle.
Amanda Bogle will also be playing a few songs for us. I'm sure that it's looking like a good evening.
This event is supported by Newmains & District Gala Day Committee.
£5 entry. Children go free. Tea and coffee included. Soft drinks will be available. Please come along and support us on our first concert.
Rutherglen Acoustic Night features Mairi Orr
Crafting lyrics and defining them with her empathetic vocal style, Mairi Orr is a Scottish singer and songwriter who celebrates the vibrant musical connection between Scots and American folk traditions and brings to it her own contemporary interpretation.
Growing up in the Lochaber village of Morar and moving around for much of her adult life, her roots have remained an anchor and her own cultural heritage plays a major role in her songwriting, though present day themes are not left unsung.
June 2015 saw the release of Mairi’s first full length album entitled ‘Jenny Does Burn’, which followed her 2011 EP release ‘The Gathering Crows’. Offering 12 original tracks. The title track ‘Jenny Does Burn’ reinterprets the true story of Janet Horne, the last woman to be burned as a witch in Scotland, whilst ‘The Piper of Peanmeanach’ and ‘Summer On The Clyde’ provide tangible links to Mairi’s own family history.
Formerly based in Edinburgh, Mairi has been a regular performer for over a decade in the Scottish folk and bluegrass scene at clubs, events and festivals. Quirky and upbeat, poignant and nostalgic, Mairi’s songs and live performances are always engaging, uplifting and emotive in equal measures.
Accompanying Mairi at the Meeting Place is guitarist Dave Currie, a regular attendee at the 'Sore Fingers' annual summer school and a familiar face in the bluegrass and folk sessions around Glasgow. Dave played dobro on Mairi's latest album and his playing blends beautifully with her songs. Dave regularly plays with the Transatlantic Trio who have formerly appeared at the Meeting Place as guests.
The Mairs Family Band will play support.
Entry £5 (donation)
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