Lockdown encourages pianist to release international collaboration

When pianist Dave Milligan arrived in Udine, in Northern Italy, to record with Italian bassist Danilo Gallo and drummer U.T. Gandhi, he was struck by the view from his hotel room balcony. The now Pathhead-based Milligan grew up among the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders and while these hills are not quite as spectacularContinue reading “Lockdown encourages pianist to release international collaboration”

Iconic Scottish Locations to be Part of New Music Stream Series

FLY, the operator behind one of Scotland’s largest music festivals, has partnered with award-winning film production company Ground Level Up, and world touring audio suppliers FELive to deliver a series of recorded online streams with world renowned artists. These will take place from breath-taking locations around the UK and be broadcast on their new YouTubeContinue reading “Iconic Scottish Locations to be Part of New Music Stream Series”

Edinburgh Folk Club – Carry on Streamin

On 10 June, Edinburgh Folk Club launched Carry on Streamin, its response to the gap in live performance left by the COVID-19 measures, and a fund-raiser to help performers of traditional music in Scotland who have lost their incomes. Carry on Streamin will offer a 20-30 minute YouTube performance, including numbers by featured folk actsContinue reading “Edinburgh Folk Club – Carry on Streamin”

Lockdown Entertainment Initiatives Planned Across UK

With social distancing still very present for everyone for the foreseeable future, those who enjoy cultural events and those who work in the sector find themselves without a part of the fabric of their lives. To address this, three of the UK’s biggest dance music promoters, Tom Ketley of FLY Open Air, Scotland, Steffan ChellandContinue reading “Lockdown Entertainment Initiatives Planned Across UK”

Album Round up Episode 3

Ibrahima Cissokho & Mandingue Foly      Liberte Mom Sa Bop                        NarRator Out Now Mandingo Afro Rock is how kora player Ibrahima Cissokho describes the music on this album, and that sums it up nicely. Domiciled in France for around 12 years now, he has assembled an international array of high class musical talents who embellish andContinue reading “Album Round up Episode 3”

Album Round up Episode 2

New Releases Episode 2 Henry Girls    Shout Sister Shout     Beste! Unterhaltung              Out Now A musical tribute to the Boswell Sisters performed live by the Henry Girls. And recorded in a circus tent on Malin Green, Donegal during Earagail Arts Festival last year. Well, I’ve enjoyed the music of the Boswell Sisters since I was aContinue reading “Album Round up Episode 2”

FLY Launch Online Store to Help Charities

In a new business move, Scottish underground music promoters FLY has launched an on-line store in a bid to support mental health charities, local food banks and the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. This ‘merch store’ is dedicated to the positivity of house music. Hats, scarves and tops with logos will go on sale withContinue reading “FLY Launch Online Store to Help Charities”

Album Round up Episode 1

Findlay Napier, Gillian Frame & Mike Vass          The Ledger    Cheerygroove Records                                                                                                             Out Now Back in the 1950s and ‘60s, The Scotsman newspaper published words and music to traditional Scottish songs on a weekly basis. Findlay Napier’s grandfather, like many others, collected these, and in his case pasted them into an old ledger. Many ofContinue reading “Album Round up Episode 1”