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come and join andy and daryl for the village sunsets radio show.
press play on player below
to hear this weeks show!
recorded whenever we get time (sometimes weekly), but at least for every village sunsets show, if you want to know....
3rd april is sound track show and that's also the theme
andy's featured album: solid air by john martyn
Daryl's featured album: LA woman by the doors
last few weeks shows (below) are avilable from our gcast site
27th march 60's tastic show for no real reason.....
andy's featured album: loaded by the velvet underground
Daryl's featured album: let it bleed by the rolling stones
Andy's featured artist: bob marley (music from the movie countryman)
Daryl's featured artist: pentangle
this shows theme: the 60's/early 70's (that's it i'm afraid!)
the best of the ethiopiques.
nuru kane - amazing live artist playing a solo show at the village sunsets in 2007 and left an everlasting impact. a star.
Featured live event:
village sunsets equinox show sat 21st march with the jani lang band.
this shows theme: the carribbean - ska, reggae, latin etc!
'Village Sunsets' is a grass roots based series of gigs/events (Music, Comedy, radio etc) run by volunteers, bringing entertainment to the doorsteps of folk in aberdeenshire.
On this page you can get details of gigs (music, comedy, art) and our radio show (see player to the left)
All profits going to good causes and community projects (so far a large amount of money has been raised for the collieston amenities funds for the pier repairs, new hall and the like)
Details of previous shows below:-
review of spring equinox 09 show no 10 - maria hall and band (including the sound man michael!) were stars, keeping us entertained through the night, with passion and roots the collieston audience loved them! Andy tucker and friends had car troubles so the oxbow lake orchestra stood in with a couple of hours notice (and without months of activity) to play one of their better shows all funked up with live jams and andy's wah wah pedal getting an airing! least said about the jani lang band the better....
show no 9 (newburgh) - 2008's village sunsets summer festival was held in newburgh and was also a belladrum tartan heart festival fringe event, with a showcase of international and local artists.
the Lorelei, lou vargo (from tennesseeeee), james brown is annie (from edinbuuuuuuurrrrg), the woodland roots orchestra, the oxbow lake orchestra and ruby and the emeralds
show no 8 (collieston) - sell out private event to celebrate billy and nicola's wedding. the brilliant samba sene and diwan, the superb roberto cassani and the local hero's deviltrain, entertained through the day by the oxbow lake orchestra
show no 7 (collieston) - sell out show celebrating st. patrick's, spring equinox and in memory of marge swan, with paddy rasta, cousti the hilarious duncan guthrie and stephanie laing and the oxbow lake orchestra
show no 6 (collieston) - sell out show was a celebration of caribbean culture... a kind of 'tropical' sunsets, to cheer up those dark mid-winter nights!, with
aka ska, macumba and a surprise guest the hilarious Roberto Cassani - see Ness MP3 site to download his album:-
show no 5 (collieston) - Autumnal sell out show with Samba Sene & diwan, Devil train and Fiddes
the oldest groover in collieston meets samba sene and diwan
show no 4 (collieston) - summer festival 07 with the moonshiners, diane cluck, roberto cassani (comedy), barry bliss and the box players plus photography by sue arber
show no 3 (collieston) - in the summer Belladrum 'tartan heart' festival fringe event with Nuru Kane and Jane Gillman
show no 2 (collieston) - summer solstice 07 sell out show with amy duncan and james grant (it was that rare thing - a 'sit down affair')
show no 1 (collieston) - spring 07 sell out show with Sophie Bancroft and the hell fire club
the one and only deviltrain at belladrum festival
the oxbow lake orchestra kicking ass and andy's vocal chords at belladrum 08
driven to dance live at belladrum
some of the notes from artists that have performed:-
Samba Sene and Diwan: Fantastic night on Sat; great fun for us and met loads of fantastic people. You guys sure know how to PARTY! Feel free to invite us back any time! One love
Deviltrain: Quite simply the best gig, venue and crowd reception you are likely to find. Absolutley loved it, amazin experience and hope you will have us back
roberto cassani: "Hey folks, had a ball gigging in your stunning village. You are amazing people and you sure know how to party. Call me up anytime, I'll always find space for you!"
james grant: "It was a pleasure, I admire what you're trying to do up there and good luck with it. They were a great crowd, they made it easy for me.
Like to see the place again sometime when the sun is shining, no guarantee of that, I know.."
amy duncan: "we had a lovely weekend, and I enjoyed playing in your lovely village. Thankyou for making us feel so welcome, and looked after! What a beautiful and special place Collieston is..."
willie of the hellfire club: "thanks again for inviting us to take part in a great night in Collieston and your hospitality, beer and great chillie. They villagers know how to party. I thought Sophie's set was great stuff and the crowd were really appreciative and listened as well as danced to all the music on offer. Any time you want us back we're available."
songs for collieston
in gratitude of the great folk of collieston, various artists have been influenced by playing the village sunsets to write a song about the experience or have re-interpreted old collieston songs
They are available for free download from ness mp3 (if you don't have a myspace site), just click link below
comedian duncan guthrie who recently played aT THE VILLAge sunsets, at the scottish comedy awards below:-
Posted on August 23, 2009 at 15:59