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Dawnings is the new project from Glasgow based singer/ songwriter Louise Quinn and producer Bal Cooke. It combines retro electronics with countrified guitar and melancholic reverb soaked vocals. Released on 2 June .

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Top Scots For Celtic Music Radio Fundraiser Buy tickets now @

Four of Scotland’s top musicians have formed a band to play a one-off special show in Glasgow to raise funds for volunteer-led Celtic Music Radio 95FM.

Back of the Moon. In demand as a session musician, she was the MG BBC Alba Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year in 2001 and in 2012 she was awarded Music Tutor of the Year at the Scots Traditional Music Awards. In 2016, Gillian released her first solo album, “Pendulum” that features outstanding performances by Anna Massie, Euan Burton, Phil Hague and Adam Holmes.

Jill Jackson is an award-winning Americana artist based in Glasgow. She first burst on to the UK music The Marchtown Prophets – Gillian Frame, Jill scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, Jackson, Findlay Napier and Rab Noakes – will appear with whom she scored several UK top ten hits in 2004 at The Glad Café on Glasgow’s southside on Sunday, including a cover of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Genie In A 26 November in aid of the charitable status Bottle’. community radio station. She has toured with artists such as Bryan Adams, Celtic Music Radio 95FM promotes all genres of music Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn as well as and in particular new, upcoming unsigned and selfwriting for former Spice Girl Melanie C. Over the released music. It opened new studios in Admiral years Jill has released a total of three solo albums Street earlier this year so it’s hoped this special gig including the hugely-successful limited edition, hard will be a major boost to funds. copy-only album ‘The Ones That Got Away’. Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond. In May this year, he turned 70 and is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the business.


Liz Jones is an Edinburgh based singer/songwriter and Broken Windows is her debut album with her highly respected band members. It sits happily in rock/blues/jazz territory with songs about love, life and making music.

This led to the formation of a new project band, The Chaplins, winners of the prestigious Celtic Connections’ Danny Kyle Open Stage Award in 2014. Last year, she emerged as a solo artist and her fourth Rab, who has been honoured by Nordoff-Robbins with solo studio album is expected early in 2018. Support acts are the upcoming, teenage singer/ a Tartan Clef Award for Contribution to Music, he songwriter, Lisa Kowalski from Paisley and the tentoured, mainly solo last year, promoting his double piece old time, country and bluegrass band, The CD, “I’m Walkin’ Here” and then released this year, Arkansas Ramblers. following treatment for tonsillar cancer, “The Treatment Tapes EP”. And now out is his double-CD, Chair of the station, Alex Jenkins, said: “Celtic “Bridging the Gaps” containing the 1972 album ‘Rab Music Radio 95FM is run by a dedicated team of Noakes’, 1978’s ‘Restless’ and the 1980 album ‘Rab volunteers and is funded largely by listener and Noakes’. supporter donations. Rab said: “Celtic Music Radio is a special station that gives tremendous backing to many, many musicians, up and coming and established, through its programmes and outside broadcasts. “We’re all really pleased to play at this fund raiser and give the folks at the station our support.”


Adriana 's second album is more raw and guitar-driven that its predecessor. This features Ross McFarlane (Texas, The Proclaimers) on drums, ... with themes from lost love and infidelity to atheism and the refugee crisis. Cracking!

Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene who made his name touring and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. Findlay recently released a CD of songs about Glasgow his home for 17 years and it is from there the band’s name comes – Marchtown is the original name of the village on the site that is now Strathbungo. Gillian Frame is a professional Scottish fiddle player and educator based in Glasgow who has worked with many acts and was a founding member of the band

“We are delighted that such a cracking group of hugely talented and well respected musicians has agreed to come forward to support us in this way. We are really grateful to them and to the award-winning Glad Café for generously hosting the show.” GIGnotes ..... Sunday 26 November, Celtic Music Radio 95FM Fundraiser @ The Glad Cafe, Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. The Marchtown Prophets, featuring Gillian Frame, Jill Jackson, Findlay Napier and Rab Noakes. Tickets are just £10 each and available from the link above. Follow Celtic Music radio on their social media for news of future house concerts! Top Floor Taivers debut album interweaves traditional Scottish, contemporary and original songs and tunes, influenced by the band member's respective home nations and pushing the boundaries of folk. Catch them on tour!

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