AJ Roach and Naula Kennedy for Medicine Shows and Celtic Connections
A.J. Roach www.roachmusic.com is over for Celtic Connections Festival and he and Irish traditional singer and flute player Nuala Kennedy http://www.nualakennedy.com are coming to do The Medicine Show at Loch Broom FM a live show at The Argyll Hotel Ullapool Feb 2nd and as special Guests of Robby Hecht at The Riverside Tavern Conon Bridge Feb 1st, all of which will be recorded for Nevis Radio, UKCountryRadio.com & LBFM for The Medicine Show
The Riverside Tavern Conon Bridge (Dingwall) as guests of Robby Hecht Feb 1st http://houseconcerthub.ning.com/profiles/blogs/robby-hecht-monday-night
Loch Broom FM Medicine Show live session 7pm February 2nd
The Argyll Hotel Ullapool Argyll Street Ullapool Ross-shire Scotland IV26 2UB 9pm (entry by donation)
A. J.’s (House Concert Hub site) relentless touring schedule since the US release of ‘Dogwood Winter’ – at times playing as many as 260 dates per year — has paid off. In May of 2004, he was the winner in the general category of the coveted Chris Austin Songwriting award at MerleFest, placing him in the company of such seasoned veteran artists as Gillian Welch and up-and-comers like Tift Merritt and Adrienne Young.
In October of 2006 ‘Revelation’ was released on the Lucky Dice label in Europe. The release was paired with a near sold-out 24-date tour, and followed by a 31-date tour five months later. Both the record and the tours were met with rave reviews from fellow artists, critics and fans alike.
While both ‘Dogwood Winter’ and ‘Revelation’ are stunning achievements, nothing compares to hearing and seeing A. J. in a live setting. His performances are so powerful, that it is commonplace for audience members to be moved to tears. As a master storyteller, A. J.’s dry and cutting wit between songs has become nearly as celebrated as his performances and the songs themselves. The Glasgow Herald had this to say about one of Roach’s recent performances: “Roach took the audience packed into the estimable Fallen Angels Club, on a backwoods travelogue that was virtually a masterclass in illustrating how much sophistication goes into creating so-called primitive music.”
Naula Kennedy New Album to be released on
Compass Records January 2010!
Scottish domiciled Irish traditional singer and flute player Nuala Kennedy performs a range of material from across the Irish and Scottish traditional music repertoires. Her traditional songs include those from Ireland, Scotland, sung in English and occasionally in Gaelic.
She is a known cross-genre collaborator, taken part in the Scottish music residencies Burnsong and
Distil. In August 2007, Kennedy was was a musician-in-residence at OMI International World Arts
Center in New York. Out of this she formed ‘Voyage De Nuit’ a new-music quintet with French
flamenco-jazz guitarist Philippe Guidat. They toured Scotland in the Summer of 2009 for eighteen
concerts as part of Tune-Up, a Scottish Arts Council touring initiative.
She performs traditional music and song with the acclaimed Troy MacGillivray from Nova Scotia.
She is also part of the group ORIEL: the Music and Song of South-East Ulster, which features Gerry
‘fiddle’ O’Connor, Giles le Bigot and Martin Quinn. Now she and AJ Roach are hooking up for this very special one off performance.