Celtic Music Radio Archives


Band Members Ant Thomaz, Chris Darling, Joe Djaelani, Wendy Rae, Calum Macrae

Shortlisted as one of the top ten bands in Scotland! Dopesickfly were only formed in the summer of 2015 and have already made waves across the UK music scene . With influences of neo soul , roac,, hip-hop, acid jazz and just the right amount of funk. With and EP under their belt and three single release to critical acclaim.

The were winners at The Danny Kyle Open Stage 2016 at The Spree and went on to collect a Danny this year at Celtic Connections

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The Skunnered

The Skunnered grew out of Open Mic nights in East Renfrewshire.

Founded by Chas Cunningham (Bass, Songwriter) and Nick Ahrens (Harmonica, 12-string guitar). Andrew McMillan (Mandolin, Guitar) soon came along and the group solidified when Andy Lindsay (Percussion) joined. When Nick left, Paul Shepherd (Guitar) took his place… and sometimes Nelgy Martin- Guitar

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Lisa Kowalski

Lisa is a young singer songwriter from Paisley. She has 3 years of performing behind her, from the smallest open mics to crowds of 1000s in sports stadiums.

She recorded her debut EP this year, helped by a grant from Paisley 2021, and has been delighted by the response, with great reviews, tons of radio play and lots of new performance opportunities. Her original songs helped her win the Renfrewshire Live and Unsigned competition in May and she is looking forward to a live set for STV2 Live at Five on 3rd July.

Lisa has been overwhelmed by the support she gets for her music, from everyone from St Mirren to local acclaimed musician James Grant, whose song- writing workshop she took part in at The Spree last year, a which James told her she had a knack for songwriting!

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Papa Shandy and the Drams

Based in Glasgow, Papa Shandy and the Drams were founded in 2012 and haven’t looked back since.

As Scottish folk musicians, there is a very good reason why this 6 piece Glasgow band are popular all over the world. The distinct, smoky voice of Kieran Sinclair heads up one of the fastest selling gigging and function bands in Scotland today.

Their set list is vast, covering anything from Mumford and Sons to AC/DC. With their unique folk and bluegrass style, Papa Shandy and the Drams are undeniably the best pop and folk band available today

Band Members :- Kieran Sinclair (aka Papa Shandy) – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar // Sean Thomson – Banjos, Whistles // Darryl McCabe – Mandolin // Martin Hunter – Accordion // Gavin Clark – Bouzouki, Banjos // Davey O’Neill – Bass, Moog // Calum Sneddon – Drums

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Fred McNeil

Paisley Poet Fred McNeil

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Davy Nicol

Davy Nicol is from Gourock

He is a singer-songwriter, whose self-penned acoustic style songs range from stories about living and working in Scotland to songs which also have a universal pop and country-tinged feel. This eclectic style borrows from folk, country, soul and pop/rock genres.

Recently Davy released his new album and video projects to support his music. This new CD which includes “Greenock Road”, a tribute to the shipbuilding heritage of Greenock, which won a newspaper songwriting competition. Which has been met with much critical acclaim.

As well as his own headlining, Davy has supported various well known musicians including Justin Townes Earle, Tom Russell, Ricky Warwick and Martin Stephenson.Davy has also played in popular Inverclyde bands The Lazarenkos, The Pies and The Urban Folkers.

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Claire Casey

Some words from Paisley-based poet, Claire Casey

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Shelagh Mckay Jones

Traditional – Celtic – Folk – Roots – Americana Singer Songwriter

This talented singer songwriter from Greenock – Winner of Inverclyde’s Scottish Folk and Roots Festival Session 2014 and went on to get a Danny At Celtic Connections in 2015.

Has been involved in many successful projects and partnerships over the years – with seven CDs under her belt is recording new material all the time released a CD with songs relating to the history of the people who came to live and work in Greenock in the late 1800 and 1900’s including some songs based on the poems written by Shelagh’s great –great grandfather

Much sought after artist at local and national festivals.

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