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  • Heard this tragic news from my brother last week. Ewan was an early inspiration to all of us in the early days of Blairgowrie Folk Club. A fine singer, musician and entertainer, and one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet. Very sad to think we…
  • PS - I should add that "FluteFling" gratefully acknowledges financial support from the "Tasgadh Traditional Arts Small Grants" scheme, administered by "Feisean Nan Gaidheal".
  •   Link for bookins is here -  : http://4thfluteflingweekendworkshop2017.bpt.me/
  • I did a "preview" of this concert yesterday on our Aberdeen community radio folk / traditional music programme, "The Wednesday Session",  featuring music by some of the flute players due to perform at this concert tomorrow night. To hear tracks from…
  • I posted this on "thesession.org" yesterday : I’m very sad to hear this news. Roger was a great flute player, and a real gentleman. My very first flute class at the Willie Clancy week in 1980 was with him and P.J.Crotty [RIP]. I learned so much in t…
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  • Very sorry to just hear about this, although I did know that Fraser had been ill. I met Fraser twice, on distillery trips to Islay, and had a great session with him about 3 years ago. A very talented musician, and a real gentleman with a fine sense …
  • Terrible news, and I'm extremely sorry to hear this. Jimmy and I played flutes together on many an occasion in the late 1970s into the 80s. We were even in the same flute class at the Willie Clancy Summer School, in 1982, I think it was.If the links…
    in Jimmy Young Comment by kenny June 2015
  • OK - sort of apology offered. I've seen some of your clips posted on "Youtube", and that's great what you're doing.BUT....in my opinion, it's very misleading to use the word "session" in your project title. You make reference in your press release t…
  • Is this supposed to be progress ? The Bells' sessions aren't about "promotion" of anything. They are - or were at least when I could manage to get to them - an informal gathering of musicians and friends for a night out of "craic" and music. I'll be…
  • The 2 bands did an excellent concert last night at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. Strongly recommend the remaining gigs to you, if they are in your neighbourhood.It took me a while to get around to it, but the Paul McKenna Bands latest CD Elements has …
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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=appBtXoxfb8&list=RD appBtXoxfb8&feature=shareIf the link works, this should take you to Donald McGillivray from that concert. The guy who posted it has also posted 2 other clips.
  • In answer to the last question, there was a live recording made of the band in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988. It was released on VHS video tape, the technology available at the time. To my knowledge, it has never [ legally ] been released as a DVD record…
  • Update on this event - the numbers signed up at the moment are pretty healthy, but there are still some places left for anyone interested.Also, sessions have been arranged for the night before, this Friday coming, and after the days classes on Sat…
  • Just noticed it was 30 years ago this weekend since the Edinburgh Folk Festival competition. Heres a recording of a medley from the 1st Ceolbeg LP, which was never released on CD. A fairly rough recording from Aberdeen University Folk Club in Dec.19…
    in Ceolbeg Comment by kenny April 2014
  • As part of the TradFest series of events in Edinburgh, between 29th April and 11th May, a one-day series of workshops is planned to Explore and develop ways of playing Scottish traditional music on the flute, covering different styles and tunes, tec…
  • http://thesession.org/recordings/4365Jimmy recorded as leader of The Four Provinces Ceili Band - see above, but I dont know of any commercial solo recordings, Jack. I think I might have 1 or 2 recordings of Jimmy from a concert in Forfar in the mi…
  • Here are a few ÒYoutubeÓ clips from ÒBurns NightÓ programmes in the early 1990s http://youtu.be/5EjdptVBFdEhttp://youtu.be/jt748FjhaP4http://youtu.be/dIEpmrsPYAchttp://youtu.be/MiSvMrZBLSYhttp://youtu.be/e7sf1DQQIPkhttp://youtu.be/Pu2pz1qc1ucbut e…
  • http://youtu.be/C2O9sfkS_wYA year ago today since Pete left us. We had some great times together in the early days of Ceolbeg, and hes much missed. The above clip is of me and him having a bit of fun with a couple of Irish reels at Aberdeen Universi…
  • Last night, quite by chance, I came across a programme on ÒBBC AlbaÓ which was a tribute to the memory and music of Gordon Duncan. Apparently it was first shown almost 2 years ago, but was repeated last night, and is available for download from the …
  • Today is the sad 10th anniversary of the tragic death of ÒSilly WizardÓ fiddler Johnny Cunningham.Here are ÒlinksÓ to a few ÒYoutubeÓ clips posted in his memory :Johnny & Phil - 1987 :http://youtu.be/Q8SjGilkTCsJohnny & Phil having a bit…
  • ...also...http://youtu.be/_C6d_xTBSaIFrom this years Willie Clancy week, Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare.
  • Though this might be of interest....http://youtu.be/xVv4Z_mYi38Clip starts off very quiet but can be heard better around 35 secs in.
  • Hi Simon - I certainly have a few early cuttings from newspapers. There was a photo and article about the band when Dick Gaughan was with them in a magazine called Folk Review and also when Colin Irwin was writing for either NME or Melody Maker, I m…
  • The referendum will be decided by voters - period. One of my pet hates this - the ordinary people.
  • Calum and Heikki played at Aberdeen Folk Club a couple of months ago - best music Ive heard in a long time. Highly recommended - dont miss them.Kenny Hadden
  • North-of Scotland flute player Calum Stewart, with Breton guitar player Heikki Bourgault,will be appearing at Aberdeen Folk Club on Wednesday 17th July. The venue is the function-room of ÒThe Blue LampÓ pub at 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, commencing a…
  • The Tannies website is of course correct - the key word is professional, but I saw the Tannahill Weavers in various line-ups without Phil in the early 1970s, and have the photos to prove it. I think Im right in saying that they only turned professio…
  • PS - sorry, I meant to quote founder member.