Tuesday, July 18, 2017

 

Bluegrass at Linlithgow

The annual Linlithgow Folk Festival in September traditionally features a feast of bluegrass music, and this year is no different.
The bluegrass concert this year, on Friday 8th September, will be held at The Academy Theatre, featuring music from Glasgow based The Daddy Naggins. Then on Sunday morning (10th) there's the Sunday morning Bluegrass session at the Masonic Hall, starting at 11am.

 

Nashville songwriters for Glasgow

The CMA's Songwriter Series comes to Glasgow in October, featuring Randy Houser, Eric Pasley, Angeleena Presley and  Michael Tyler. They'kl all be at St Lukes on  October 6th.

 

Ten Guitars for Michael English - Scottish dates

Popular Irish singer Michael English has just released the old Humperdink hit "Ten Guitars" as his new radio single.
"Ten Guitars" became the anthem of 1960s New Zealand Maories who had suffered the dislocation of moving from back-country marae to the Big Smoke. Singing it at parties, they could briefly experience their lost sense of belonging. And they added their "Maori strum" to the English tune.
Michael is on tour at the end of September with dates in Falkirk (28th) and Dunfermline (29th) as well as Arbroath and Langholm.

 

Irish stars on the road

A package featuring John Hogan, Gary Gamble, Joe Moore and Cowboy Larry are touring Scotland in early August, including a date at Falkirk Town Hall on Saturday August 5th. The tour also visits Greenock, Mussleburgh, Inverness and Glenrothes,
A similar tour featuring Boxcar Brian and Curtis Magee, with Hogan & Gamble tours Scotland in September. full details on the Forthcoming Concerts link on the left.


 

Texan Fest for Cumbernauld

The Twa Craws Medicine Show is a weekend of Country Blues & Beyond in Cumbernauld at The Twa Corbies next weekend July 29-30th .Texas Come Home to Scotland features local heroes The Humpff Family, Matt Morrow and Les Jonson. alongside Texans Chuck Hawthorne, Libby Koch and Rachel Laven/
 Tickets from Matts Guitars are only £5 per day £8 for the weekend.

 

Hannah Aldridge plays Tolbooth

Muscle Shoals, Alabama  based singer songwriter Hannah Aldridge is in Scotland this week on a short tour, to promote her "Gold Rush" CD. Hannah is the daughter of acclaimed Nashville writer Walt Aldridge, who has written hits for the likes of Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Earl Thomas Conley and Travis Tritt.
She plays Stirling's Tolbooth on Thursday 27th July, and Glasgow's Argyll Hotel the previous night. She also has dates in Aberfeldy and Perth's Southern Fried Festival

 

Millport Festival goes international

Previously started back in 1995 as the Millport Country and Western Weekend. 22 years on the festival has gone from strength to strength, featuring country bands from all over the UK to become one of the most popular on the West Coast of Scotland, and one of the biggest Country Music festivals in Scotland. This year we are going bigger still…
The addition of a huge 3,000 capacity concert marquee that will host international country stars such as Mark Chesnutt, The Shires, Adley Stump, David Ray, Morgan Frazier and Ashton Lane will add to the fun and excitement of the adjacent core festival within the grounds of the Garrison House and local venues.
The grand parade, line-dancing, shootout competitions, funfair, hot dog eating competitions… there is lots going on over the whole weekend.
It all happens over the weekend September 1-3rd, and full information is @ www.millportcountrymusic.com 
And there's a chance to win an exclusive Cumbrae guitar. The festival logo features a guitar in the shape of the island, and one will be won by someone buying a ticket for the main headlining concerts by The Shires or Mark Chesnutt. Another will be auctioned off in aid off Millport Youth organisations.

 

Southern Fried next week

Perth's Southern Fried Festival celebrates their 10th Anniversary this month, with a line up headed by Nick Lowe, Loudon Wainwright III and Beth Nielsen Chapman. There's also two blockbuster tribute acts, one featuring "Rock'n'Roll Music: The Songs Of Chuck Berry, with Andy Fairweather Low.
The other show is "North Star: Scotland Sings Canada", a tribute to Canada's 150, and it's songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, as performed by Scottish singers like Justin Currie, Dean Owens and Karine Polwart.
Country and Americana acts include Jim Lauderdale, Angaleena Presley, Sam Outlaw, Doug Seegers, Ags Connolly, Jill Jackson, Rachel Harrington,  Gary Hall and Hannah Aldridge.
Full weekend passes have sold out, as are the Late night shows, but tickets are still available for most individual concerts.
See the full line up @ http://www.horsecross.co.uk/season/southern-fried-2017

 

Nashville Meets London.... and Scots

The annual free Nashville Meets London event happens this weekend (July 22-23)in London, featuring free "live" performances from an array of US & British Country music acts, including two of Glasgow's finest  acts. Raintown and Kevin MvGuire. they join fellow Brits, Flats & Sharps and Wildwood Kin, and Americans' Russell Dickerson, Lucie Silvas, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Ashley Campbell and Jo Smith.
The event at Canada Square Park in Canary Wharf is free.


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