Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Welcome to Glenbuchat Music

A host of delightful gigs coming up 2018 !


Here is what we have lined up from now through to October next year

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Friday 23rd Feb 2018 John Doyle , Michael Mcgoldrick and John McCusker

Friday 9th March 2018 The Jellymans Daughter

Saturday 7th April 2018 The Lowest Pair

Saturday 21st April 2018  Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

Friday 27th April 2018  Woody Pines

Friday 11th May Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra

Friday 18th May 2018 Snuffbox

Friday 2th Oct 2018 The Jenny Sturgeon Trio


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Red Tail Ring

Live at Glenbuchat hall Saturday 27th January
Entarnce £10 under 16s free
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Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring create lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and close harmonies. “The very best of the 21st century’s minimalist and highly original folk music . . . a peerless duo.” – American Roots UK.
The Michigan-based band is fresh off their fourth full-length studio release, Fall Away Blues. Featuring new songwriting fused with old-time and country blues themes, the album tackles topical subjects such as gun violence and environment...alism as well as age-old questions of place and love. Red Tail Ring “doesn’t just pay homage to vintage folk and roots music: The Kalamazoo duo breathes new life into it, channeling the power and charm of seminal material into its own original songs.” – John Sinkevics
Over seven years of touring, Red Tail Ring has performed their brand of acoustic roots all over the United States, traveled over seas to play in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, and has also appeared at some of the most notable festivals and venues that the US has to offer, such as The Ark, Club Passim, Caffe Lena, the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering, Wheatland Music Festival, and Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival.
“Red Tail Ring brings to the stage a lively and commanding fusion of string and vocal harmonies. The pair deliver both established ballads and original compositions with a clear, authentic ease that manages to transcend traditional form while honoring its legacy.”
– Rob Cole, Grand Rapids Press
“Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp share a reverance for vivid, authentic American art forms. They are both rustic and elegant, and they lift us into their sound.”
– Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music 


John Doyle , Michael McGoldrick and John McCusker

Live at Glenbuchat Hall
Feb 23 7.30pm
Entrance 12 pounds
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This will be a night to remember at Glenbuchat Hall
Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play Glenbuchat Hall. This is a rare chance to see three of the world’s finest musicians share our stage together.
Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Michael McGoldrick is a founding member of Flook , and Lunasa and is a current member of Capercaillie. Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Mike has toured Bob Dylan and Mark Kno...
pfler, as well as with The Afro Celts, RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby . He has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N’Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussian amongst many others. BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006, he was again nominated this year and has just completed his first soundtrack for TG4 and the Smithsonian channel.
John McCusker’s unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation as one of the most gifted and versatile musicians of any genre. John was also part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. Joining the Battlefield band at just 17 John spent 11 years touring the world with the now legendary folk outfit. Renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries he has worked with artists ranging from Paulo Nutini and Jools Holland to Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash and has recorded with Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene to name but a few.
John Doyle’s gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 yearS
. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.



The Jellyman's Daughter


Saturday 10th March 19.30hrs
Entrance £10 under 16's free
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Scottish duo The Jellyman's Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and the good kind of pop. Emily and Graham strive for originality in their songwriting, incorporating cello, guitar and mandolin in their songs. The duo share a unique affinity in their vocal harmonies, while Graham's cello is "percussive as a drum, grounded as a bass or sweet as a fiddle" (Alan Morrison, The Herald)
After making each other’s acquaintance in the inspiring setting of Edinburgh, Emily and Graham soon found a l...
ove for playing music with each other, staying up into the wee hours making home recordings.
Having busked the streets of their home city during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they created quite an impact when they made their debut at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. When in­-demand playing partners Emily Kelly and Graham Coe released their full­-length album, it won a huge amount of radio exposure, and reviewers unanimously agreed that something totally appealing had come on to the scene. The Sunday Herald (Scotland) made it one of their Top Albums of The Year while Maverick magazine described them as “fascinating” and said they demonstrated “originality by the bucket­load”. “Heartily recommended” by, Acoustic magazine told readers they “kick up a heck of a storm,” while The Daily Express called the duo “a match made in heaven”.
They started 2015 as they meant to go on, winning even more praise following bigger­-exposure live performances, including a nomination for Best Acoustic Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, and spreading their wings much further afield, spending a month gigging around Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. After a successful appearance at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City early in the year, Emily and Graham spent 2016 gigging extensively, including a tour of Canada in September. In 2017, after a return visit to Folk Alliance in February with an official showcase, they have been focusing on putting the finishing touches on the substance of their second album, with a view to recording it later in the year, while 2018 will see them release the album and tour the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, sustaining the momentum that has earned them exceptional praise so far.

"Graham can make his instrument as percussive as a drum, as grounded as a bass or as sweet as a fiddle... when Kelly and Coe sing together, their harmonies squeeze the heart."
- Alan Morrison, The Herald Scotland

“A really original sound... really enjoying that”
- Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland

“Their sound is fresh, personal and well worth a listen”
- Folk Radio UK

“Music with substance... Chock full of acoustic talent and a husky, smoky lyricism”
- is this music?

A rounded and quality piece of work. Sharing lead vocals ensures that there is variety in delivery with neither of the duo outshining the other although the richness of Coe's cello is the one constant throughout… All songs stand alone with no weak links”

- Americana UK, 8/10


The Lowest Pair
Saturday 7th April 2018
Live at Glenbuchat Hall
Entrance £10 under 16's free
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Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia’s indie label, K Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cu...
tting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi.
“Both of us studied roots music and traditional banjo techniques, three finger and clawhammer. We started there and then from our understanding of them have diverged, perhaps because of our own limitations, and probably because we both tend to err on creative. Even when we are attempting to recreate old sounds, we can’t help but have our own twist on it. We approach our instruments as vehicles to explore poetry, song, and melody and have kind of been making up our own sounds in the places where we couldn’t find ones that seemed to fit or make sense to us. We recorded our first album (36cents) in Dave Simonett’s basement a month after we began playing together, and our second (The Sacred Heart Sessions) , a year later, in a beautiful old church in Duluth, MN.” -Kendl
With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired,

“Incredibly atmospheric”
– Julian Piper, Acoustic magazine

heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be
one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today."
-PASTE MAGAZINE, Hillary Saunders

"Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee write about living and dying
the way you'd write about waiting for a cake to bake."
-Daytrotter, Sean Moeller



Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

Live at Glenbuchat Hall
Saturday 21st April
Entrance £10 under 16's free
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  BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo' 2017

Ross and Ali met at the Vale of Atholl pipe band when they were 12 years old. The boys were guided by one of the most influential pipers in the last 30 years Gordon Duncan.

Gordon instilled a great passion in the guys for playing pipes with other instruments and they have gone on to play in many leading Scottish bands including Treacherous Orchestra, Old Blind Dogs, Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty.

After all the years playing in different set ups Ross and Ali have decided to work on a duo album which was launched in Glasgow (Scotland) at Piping Live 2016 to critical acclaim.



 Woody Pines

Live at Glenbuchat Hall
Friday 27th April
Entrance £10 under 16's free
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  If you’re wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour WOODY PINES comes from, look to the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to some of today’s best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS’ Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they’re the key to Woody...
’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody traveled all over the streets of this country, road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right.
That’s why the songs on his new self-titled release WOODY PINES (released May 28 on underground label Muddy Roots Recordings) are so hot. This is gonzo folk music, the kind of raise-the-rafters, boot-shakin’ jump blues that used to be banging out of juke joints all over the South in the late 1940s, but now it’s burning into the earholes of a younger generation of Nashville kids, all looking for music with deep roots and something to hang on to.
It’s tempting to call Woody Pine’s newest music “rockabilly,” and in fact he recorded the new album at Sputnik Studios in Nashville, famous for recording rockabilly and psych-twang heroes JD McPherson, Jack White, and Sturgill Simpson. But it might be more accurate to call Woody’s new songs “hillbilly boogie;” a rarely remembered genre of American music made famous by the Delmore Brothers. Hillbilly boogie sits at the exact moment when the buzzed- out, electrified hillbilly country music of Appalachia (which itself drew heavily from country blues), first hit the sawdust-floored honky-tonks of old Nashville and Memphis. It was the moment exactly before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Woody writes with a wink to this critical time on songs like “Anything for Love” and “New Nashville Boogie,” drawing in modern references at will to make his points. He also dives deep into the tradition, drawing up gems like the old gangsta- folk song “Make It to the Woods” from the Mississippi Sheiks. In Woody’s music, there’s never an idea that roots music should be a recreation of an older time. Instead, he taps the vein of this music that’s still beating today, finding common ground with the old hucksters and bar-hounds who created the music in the first place.
When Woody Pines sings “when the train rolls by, I get a faceful of rain,” this isn’t some hipster dilettante twisting a faux-handlebar mustache and singing about old-timey railroads, this is a dedicated student of Woody Guthrie who used to hop freight trains to get from town to town. This is serious roots music that’s as much a way of life as an aesthetic choice. This music isn’t for dabblers; you gotta feel it in your bones. Let Woody Pines help.


Jez Hellard & the Djukella Orchestra 

Live Glenbuchat Hall
Friday 8th Dec 19.30
Tickets £10 under 16s free
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  About Jez Hellard
Jez Hellard is a singer of potent songs, fine guitarist and simply stunning harmonica player. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and ballads to tango, rhumba and even reggae. Featuring one of the most captivating double-bassists you`re likely to see and some of the finest instrumentalists on the UK folk scene, their blend of virtuoso musicianship, witty political comment and a deep repertoire of powerful songs never fails to turn heads. Since...
hitting the road full time in 2005, Jez has played well over a thousand gigs; from the Glastonbury Festival to the North Country Fair, New York to Taipei, Istanbul to the Iberian Peninsular, gaining fans far and wide.
“Ridiculously enjoyable… an unequivocal thumbs up.” Folk Radio UK
“Beautifully crafted and stunningly delivered… a staggering jigsaw of musical invention and a sonorous voice that drags you into every song.”  As a harmonica player, he`s renowned as an adept improviser in most styles of music and loves to be put on the spot, either on stage or in the studio.




Live at Glenbuchat Hall
Friday 18th May
Entrance £10 under 16's free
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Snuffbox are an acoustic trio, based in Glasgow, featuring Charlie Stewart on fiddle, Rufus Huggan on cello and Luc McNally on guitar and vocals. Mixing traditional tunes with contemporary flair, as well as quirky, original material, Snuffbox melds old and new to create entirely their own sound.
Charlie Stewart is currently a member of Dosca as well as Techno Trad Collective Sketch and has won the final of the young Traditional Musician of The Year which took place during Celtic Connections 2017.
Luc McNally – also a member of Sketch and Dosca is very much in demand as a player on the burgeoning trad scene in Scotland.
Rufus – currently studying at RCS in Glasgow, also very much in demand as a player.
a chance to hear some of the very best young guys on the scene in Scotland today.


The Jenny Sturgeon Trio with Charlie Mckerron and Jonny Hardie

Friday 12th Oct 19.30hrs

Live at Glenbuchat hall
 Entrance £10 under 16's free
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"Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill" R2 Magazine. The inspiration for Jenny's lyrics comes from folklore, historical events and personal experience, and having trained as a biologist her enthusiasm for nature creeps in to all her work.
Jenny plays in a trio with Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie, Session A9),

"A seriously potent creative force"
Loudon Temple

"Musically superb, absolutely fascinating and utterly charming"

"Two of the finest ambassadors in the north east... gorgeous music...fantastic!"
Mary-Ann Kennedy, live at Edinburgh Festival 2016 on BBC radio 3 World on 3