2010 was the FIRST year of the TRADANGUS SESSIONS with
TAYROOTS and replaced The Hairst Sessions & Angus Folk Sessions,
which ran for 10 years, offering live music sessions
3 times a week in Angus.

For additional news, info and PdF tunes, photos etc visit
www.tradangus.co.uk

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TRAD~ANGUS SUMMER SESSIONS 2013

A unique and major event in Angus, featured some of the
finest Scottish folk musicians and singers
from Angus and the surrounding area.

Open sessions, all welcome to listen, or join in with a song or a tune.

TUESDAY
August 20th

8pm – 11pm

KIRRIEMUIR, THREE BELLIES BRAE
LOCAL TRAD~ANGUS SESSION
with Guest
KAREN HANNAH
Fiddle Maestro

TUESDAY
August 27th

8pm – 11pm

KIRRIEMUIR, THREE BELLIES BRAE
LOCAL TRAD~ANGUS SESSION
with Guest
BARBARA DYMOCK
Great songs, great Bodhran

TUESDAY
September 3rd   

8pm – 11pm

KIRRIEMUIR, THREE BELLIES BRAE
LOCAL TRAD~ANGUS SESSION
with Guest
NEIL PATERSON
 Scottish Small Pipes & Tin Whistle  

SUNDAY
afternoon
September 8th
at the
KIRRIE FESTIVAL

3pm – 6pm

KIRRIEMUIR, THREE BELLIES BRAE
TRAD~ANGUS SESSION
with
SKIRDECHAL
Angus Council Youth Music Group
Amazing Talented Fiddlers Plus

 

 

 

SKIRDECHAL & TRADANGUS WILL BE HOSTING
 THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION

AT THE

THE 2013 KIRRIE FESTIVAL.

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3 DAY PROGRAMME OF CONCERTS, COMPETITIONS, SESSIONS ETC
SEE www.kirriefestival.org/

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For further info on the 31st Kirriemuir Festival visit www.kirriefestival.org/

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th - September 2013
Ceilidhs, Concerts, Competitions, Singarounds, Street Entertainment, Sessions


THE VENUES - 2010 - 2013

KIRRIEMUIR - Three Bellies Brae, 3 Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir DD8 4EJ.
Tel: 01575 574889. Contact – Ed Wilson.
Wood area, beer garden. Food/snacks available. Local music session pub, just off the High Street, opposite the Gateway to the Glens Museum


GLEN CLOVA HOTEL - Glen Clova Hotel, Glen Clova DD8 4QS.
Tel: 01575 550350. Contact: Jane Niven / Claire Cameron
Large Hotel and restaurant. Also self-catering luxury Lodges, plus bunkhouse accommodation. Climbers Bar, Lounge Bar, Conservatory.

www.clovahotel.com


GLENISLA - Glenisla Hotel, Kirkton of Glenisla PH11 8PH.
Tel: 01575 582223. Contact: Warwick & Shelley McKiever.
'The Inn in the Glen'. Hotel & Restaurant, open plan bar area , resident’s lounge, real ales.
www.glenisla-hotel.com



GLENESK – Glenesk Retreat, Tarfside, Glenesk DD9 7YT.
Tel: 01356-648070. Contact: Anna Robson.
Folk museum, a licensed restaurant and tearoom, a gift shop, conference room, party venue, exhibition area, business office and function room. Open everyday from 16th May 2011 to late Autumn. info@gleneskretreat.co.uk



THE ARTISTES
SOME OF ‘THE KEY ARTISTES’ THAT HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE SESSIONS 2000-2012

Karen Hannah is a well-travelled fiddler having played in UK and abroad with various ensembles.
Involved in organising music events; loves playing at sessions and ceilidhs; busy teaching fiddle, including at The Wighton Centre in Dundee and private pupils.

Michael Kelleher - guitar accompaniment and some cracking songs.

David Adam
- from Inverness, playing the Border Pipes, the Scottish Small Pipes, flute and a variety of whistles.

Kyle Howie - on Great Highland, Scottish Small and Border Pipes, plus flute, whistles and accordion. Studying at Royal Scottish Academy of Music, Glasgow

www.rsamd.ac.uk/


Katherine Liley, originally from near Portree on Skye, teaches Scottish fiddle in Angus schools and also for the Celtic Music Project, part of the Angus Youth Music Initiative. The youngsters led by Katherine have the name ‘Skirdechal’. Have just produced a CD


Skirdechal are Angus Council’s Youth Folk Group, supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative. The members are aged 10 to 19, and come from all over the county of Angus.

Review of their new CD – Folk on the Water
The music is a blend of traditional and modern tunes from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton, Brittany and Galicia. The arrangements make great use of twins Ewan and Kerr Barrack’s collective arsenal of piano, accordion, percussion, flute and saxophone - well matched by fiddlers Erinn Gray, Georgina MacDonell Finlayson, Nathan and Hannah Christie, Kirsty Haynes, Robyn Oliphant and Jamie Cairns. 
The resulting sound is a volley of fun and joy – everything you’d hope for from such talented youngsters.

This release marks a resurgence of traditional music in Angus, and all proceeds will go towards supporting the future of the group and their aims.

SKIRDECHAL IS ON FACEBOOK
facebook


Nathan & Hannah Christie are two of Katherines fiddle students; they will be hosting one of the sessions with their friends – twins Ewan & Kerr Barrack on keyboards and Accordion.



Mike Ward - dynamic fiddling and subtle accompaniment; former member of Tannahill Weavers, Alba, also Fon a Bhord etc,; Mike has a music shop, specialising in stringed acoustic instruments, including pianos!, but mostly fiddle, viola, cello, guitar, mandoline etc; sales, repairs, set-ups, repairs, advice – whatever.

Fishermans Friends - a formidable group of sessioners from the local Thursday session in Broughty Ferry;

Vintage Strings – 77 Perth Road, Dundee.
Tel: 01382 226415.
Mon - Sat 11 - 5.30. Closed Wednesdays.

www.vintagestrings.co.uk



Maureen Jelks - Fine Dundee singer/workshop leader, traditional and some contempory, few songs also with autoharp. Maureen is well-known for her Dundee songs – recorded on Coorse & Fine, Eence upon a time, First Time Ever as well as her ballads and wee sangs.
www.maureenjelks.co.uk

Lesley McLuckie is a member of one of Maureen’s singing groups in Dundee – has some very nice songs;

Ken Johnston is a friend from long ago that has just returned to Angus after 20+ years in Kendal. Fine singer, great repertoire backed up with some tasteful guitar and mandocello – he has recently joined up with Aff the Cuff.

Maureen Jelks

‘Sinsheen’ - a new exciting harmony duo with fine singers Christine Kydd and Barbara Dymock.
www.sinsheen.com

Christine Kydd - singer/workshop leader, traditional & contemporary. Well known for her singing and excellent guitar accompaniment with Calluna, Chantan and Janet Russell.
www.christinekydd.com

Barbara Dymock – singer/workshopleader, founder member of Ceolbeg and Fon a Bhord. Spirited Bodhran player.


Christine is also a member of L-Fish with Frances Wilkins, concertina and Kit Watson, fiddle.

Kit teaches also violin and viola, also Kodaly musicianship in Angus.

Frances started playing Shetland and Scottish music on concertina whilst living in the Shetland Islands, playing with various bands and currently studying for a PHD in Ethnomusicology at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen.


Eilidh Firth & Lara Findlay & Co..

Eilidh and Lara played in 2008 as Birlin’, together with Douglas Dorward.

In 2009 they were joined at the sessions by Nicola, another friend and excellent musician on flute and fiddle, also former member of The Tayside Young Fiddlers.

No doubt some of these excellent young musicians will be attending Alasdair Fraser Fiddle Week at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye.

www.taysideyoungfiddlers.co.uk

www.smo.uhi.ac.uk



Ian Kinnear makes, repairs, sets up and teaches and plays the Scottish Small Pipes. Established as a pipe-maker in 1993, his pipes are played all over Scotland and worldwide, can be heard on many Scottish recordings. Annual piping courses at Edzell – see website -
www.scottishsmallpipes.com

Pipes, Fiddles, Guitars an’ a’ – A fine session up the glen – music led by Ian & friends, but with fiddlers, guitar-players, singers and various – all welcome.


The Ferryport Fiddlers are a fun group from Angus and North Fife.
Lead by Morag-Anne Elder, who is a well-known player and researcher, having contributed greatly to the magnificent and monumental book - The Scottish Fiddle Music Index by Charles Gore.
Husband Ian Flett handles the double-bass, and their daughter Elizabeth is a fiddle-player of considerable musical maturity well beyond her early teens. Other instruments in the ensemble include more fiddles, guitars, mandolins etc.

Mike McKay – fiddle and Brian Mackay - banjo.

Aff the Cuff, function band formed from the regular session at Carnoustie, includes singers, guitars, mandolines, bodhran, with Andy Davis on small pipes & bodhran and fiddler Ian Hunter for their allegedly true life story and excellent i-pod recordings of the Angus Folk Sessions visit;
www.affthecuff.org.uk

Ian is also a member of The Abertay University Pipers and Ceilidh Band – various instruments, obviously including pipes, fiddles, guitar etc




Friock Folk – session group from the regular session at Friockheim includes banjo-player Iain Milne and singer/guitarist Jim Penny, who’ll also give you a tune on the mandola, and a thump on the bodhran.
[You can check out his success as an author on www.albannaich.co.uk]




Gordon Ewan
& Davie Ewan - Fine Scots tunes from 1700’s to present day with the twin fiddlers.
Avid fiddle enthusiasts, nuts-about-fiddles, can't stop buying or examining and admiring fiddles; great repertoire, sessioners and ceilidh band musicians; Davie has a full-time business repairing and restoring them, plus other instruments, also plays button-box .


The Ryan Family
Willie Ryan, bodhran/percussion and tin whistle/flute – talented dad with talented youngsters - Megan Ryan on fiddle and Ciaran Ryan on tenor banjo - both winners of umpteen trophies for Scottish and Irish music.

OTHER MUSICIANS AND SINGERS
Nigel Jelks – mandoline, concertina & fiddle.
Plays guitars mostly for work with Ceilidh & Dance Bands, never stuck for a chord or a key.
Great knowledge of music and tunes, bit of an arranger, collector & researcher - now knows more than he can do,.... or remember!
Nigel Jelks


Niel Jelks, Guitar and Grant Lawrence, Djembe


Roy Henderson – guitar, and some great songs with great arrangements; also front man for the Portobello Ceilidh Band.

www.portobelloceilidhband.com

Mike Lean –Fiddler and Fiddler Enthusiast – Hosts events at Hatton Castle, Newtyle. (see Wikipedia)
Fiddle Force weekends
Gregor Borland Castle Week fiddle course.
Other sessions and informal concerts throughout the year.


Alan Small – front man for Lomond Ceilidh Band, also solo accordion, midi bass and keyboards. Accordion teacher.  www.lomondceilidhband.com


Neil Paterson – Scottish Small Pipes, Tin Whistle, Guitar. Front man for Orwell Ceilidh Band and solo piper; teaches piping, Living Tradition Summer Schools etc - www.orwellceilidhband.co.uk
niel paterson


Rachel Harris, from Glen Clova. Studied Gaelic at Aberdeen Uni , summer in Skye at Salmor Ostaig and a year at the Gaelic College on Uist. Went out with a tin-whistle, came back with a flute! Now resident in Limerick.

and many many more ….


THE VENUES

ARBROATH - The Ship Inn, 21 Marketgate, Arbroath. Tel: 01241 873059 . Cosy lounge bar for lunchtime bar meals, music most Friday/Saturday evenings. Situated off Brothock Bridge, behind car park for Webster Theatre.


BRECHIN - Caledonian Hotel, 43-47 Southesk St., Brechin
Tel: 01356 624345. Contact – Ian Meldrum.
Recently refurbished hotel with open bar, wood floor/surrounds. Real ale.
Situated just down from the public library, opposite Caledonian (steam) Railway.
(www.sca-host.com for railway)


CARNOUSTIE - Aboukir Hotel, 38 Ireland St., Carnoustie
Tel: 01241 852149. Contact – Dave Scorgie/Lynda

Recently refurbished hotel, situated at east end town, continuation of High Street, at bend into Carlogie Road.
www.aboukirhotel.com
www.aboukirhotel.co.u


FORFAR - Chapter & Verse, 114 Castle Street, Forfar.
Tel: 01307 468688. Contact – Ali or Audrey.
Open plan Bistro & Bar.


GLEN CLOVA HOTEL - Glen Clova Hotel, Glen Clova DD8 4QS.
Tel: 01575 550350. Contact: Jane Niven / Claire Cameron
Large Hotel and restaurant. Also self-catering luxury Lodges, plus bunkhouse accommodation. Climbers Bar, Lounge Bar, Conservatory.

www.clovahotel.com


GLENISLA - Glenisla Hotel, Kirkton of Glenisla PH11 8PH.
Tel: 01575 582223. Contact: Warwick & Shelley McKiever.
'The Inn in the Glen'. Hotel & Restaurant, open plan bar area , resident’s lounge, real ales.
www.glenisla-hotel.com



GLENESK – Glenesk Retreat, Tarfside, Glenesk DD9 7YT.
Tel: 01356-648070. Contact: Anna Robson.
Folk museum, a licensed restaurant and tearoom, a gift shop, conference room, party venue, exhibition area, business office and function room. Open everyday from 16th May 2011 to late Autumn. info@gleneskretreat.co.uk


KIRRIEMUIR - Three Bellies Brae, 3 Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir DD8 4EJ.
Tel: 01575 574889. Contact – Ed Wilson.
Wood area, beer garden. Food/snacks available. Local music session pub, just off the High Street, opposite the Gateway to the Glens Museum.


For additional info and PdF tunes, photos etc visit www.tradangus.co.uk

Nigel Jelks contact -
Tel: 01575 573276, fax by arrangement.
E-mail: nigelsjelks@gmail.com

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