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Listen again to the great Ralph McLean chatting to Hub founder Rob Ellen on BBC Radio Ulster about his quest to encourage concerts in peoples own homes, when the Medicine Show toured Ireland this year with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch (featuring interview and session with them too) 35 minutes into the show.(click picture)

 

Featured Blog Posts – September 2010 Archive (22)

Swedish Compilation CD

An excerpt from the liner notes on Mr Music Country

#4, 2010. A compilation Cd out of Sweden. Other Artist

include, Ken Mellons,I See Hawks In L.A.,Ken Holloway,

Michael O'Neill, Mike Headrick and Tommy Jennings.



"What would country be without a touch of gospel or

positive country music, what some people call the

newly written,less obvious sacral songs. Songs that

are intended to recall consideration for the listener.



These typical messages in… Continue

Added by Mike Cullison on September 29, 2010 at 20:58 — No Comments

Acoustic Strathpeffer tomorrow night!

Flying from Gatwick to Inverness tomorrow I'll have the privilege of meeting Rob and performing tomorrow night at the Coffee Shop Sessions in Acoustic Strathpeffer and at the Argyll Hotel in Ullapool on Tuesday night, after an interview on Rob Ellen's radio show.



Looking forward to meeting all you music lovers up there. this is gonna be one of the highlights of my tour. I always enjoy playing in Scotland where independant artists are always well received and made welcome by people… Continue

Added by Jerry Harmon on September 26, 2010 at 18:46 — No Comments

Panama Red - Choice Buds Promo Broad/podcast EP



Medicine Music are proud to welcome Panama Red to our roster of artists, please find our media flier for Red below, please feel free to download this promotional EP and Pod/Broadcast Single.…

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Added by rob ellen on September 25, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

The long road to releasing Shooting Star

14 years to make an album?



When UK four-piece band Saloon Dogs recorded all the tracks for their Shooting Star album in a couple of short sessions at the end of 1995 and mastered them in early 1996, they thought getting the recordings released would only be a matter of time. And they were right. But what a lot of time it's taken.



Fast forward to 2010, two marriages, eight children, a drummer in New Zealand and two singers in Ireland and somehow, despite the distance, the… Continue

Added by Billy MacInnes on September 23, 2010 at 12:44 — No Comments

Highlights from reviews (so far) for the Shooting Star CD by my band Saloon Dogs

“Straightforward folk-pop songs with perfect harmonies...Shooting Star" contains ten great songs...The music is catchy, sometimes happy, sometimes sad but always honest. "Shooting Star" is a wonderfully entertaining album” – altcountryforum.nl



“The songs have a distinctively acoustic sound and come over as delightful folksy pop songs, but with an immediacy that would indicate they would very definitely suit live performance...Opening with When I look In Your Eyes, the band… Continue

Added by Billy MacInnes on September 23, 2010 at 12:38 — No Comments

Ashleigh Flynn at Grateful Fred's

Our next night at Grateful Fred's features "Ashleigh Flynn" from Portland, Oregon on Thursday 7th of October. I've already seen some great reviews of her early UK shows on this tour so I'm really looking forward to it.



Doors open at 8.00pm and tickets are just £5.00. For more details please take a look at the website,… Continue

Added by Colin Maddocks on September 23, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Brindle Rocks XVII

On Saturday September 25th I bring you the next installment of Brindle Rocks.This time the handpicked musicians are......





KARIMA FRANCIS

Brindle's first female headliner is the amazing voice of Blackpool's Karima.Once seen never forgotten



See www.myspace.com/karimafrancis





SEAMUS McLOUGHLIN



Returning,after a long absence,to deliver old favourites and some outstanding new… Continue

Added by Graham Patterson on September 20, 2010 at 18:57 — No Comments

Ustream festival for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

Hello!



Finally we have the line up for the Ustream festival this weekend - I'm really excited about this. 14 Performers from across the globe coming together to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society - wonderful.



If you have a blog PLEASE help us by blogging about the event or tweet or tell your mates on… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on September 16, 2010 at 11:23 — 1 Comment

Coffee Shop sessions available to listen again



Ive been very please with the response to the new session of Monday Night Coffee Shops Sessions, we've had full houses (nearly) both nights, and next week for Drew Nelson and Dave Sharp I have getting on for 20 reservations, so please if you fancy that and ain't booked you may need to to be sure of a seat.



Ive posted some of the first show with Coca and Kirsty McGee to listen again on the site and will be playing Kristy on The… Continue

Added by Acoustic Strathpeffer on September 15, 2010 at 18:34 — No Comments

A wee update/Tour dates needed... help! I need somebody... not just anybody! I need a house concert host...

Just 3 weeks until I'll be officially a student, which is a surprising yet exciting turn in my life, a couple of years ago I'd never have guessed that I'd be becoming a student. I am moving to Aberdeen, Scotland's most thriving city, and naturally, I don't want to have to "go on the pole". I don't think I'd make a particularly good stripper - there might be places where slightly overweight men with beards look sexy, however I don't fancy going to such places, never mind becoming a stripper in… Continue

Added by Fash Stewart on September 14, 2010 at 0:00 — No Comments

Gerry Griffin - Moment To Moment



Medicine Music are proud to welcome Gerry Griffin to our roster of artists, please find our media flier for Gerry below, please feel free to download this promotional EP and Pod/Broadcast Single.… Continue

Added by rob ellen on September 12, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

Gordie Tentrees nominated for a WCMA Award!

Gordie Tentrees has been nominated for a 2010 Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Solo Album of the Year.

He is about to tour the Yukon and Alaska with Swedish Canadian Act Sara Macdougall. See website for show dates www.tentrees.ca

Gordie is also still looking for some UK/Europe House Concert dates in November.

Added by Gordie Tentrees on September 12, 2010 at 6:00 — No Comments

Leavin on a jet plane...

Flying out of Atlanta tomorrow for Europe to start my fall tour. I've been practicing hard but it's when you hit that stage it's all worth it, the buzz of performing..once you catch that bug it never leaves you.

I don't need to tell you guys what it's like, the pleasure of sharing your songs, connecting with the audience, just plain entertaining them and having fun with it..that's the real kick.

One of the big highlights of this tour for me will be meeting Rob Ellen who does such a… Continue

Added by Jerry Harmon on September 11, 2010 at 22:55 — No Comments

Suggestions for the Coffee Shop



In response to the suggestion by Kay Frew that perhaps lessons could be learned from the experience of the last few weeks I have been thinking of a few ground rules for the coffee shop.



I was chatting with Mark (coffee shop proprietor) and we concluded that the night starts well and often gets a bit 'lumpy' or even 'thin' towards the end. Drop in guests from the local Hotels rarely stay long which suggest that the quality of music… Continue

Added by Matt Sillars on September 10, 2010 at 7:30 — 26 Comments

NOW I'M MAKING MUSIC (A Few Thoughts About Larry Jon Wilson)



It seems that everywhere I turn these days folks are eulogizing the music industry and what I think they're doing, me included, is eulogizing their own hopes and dreams....the dream of the big hit, the cash bonanza, the big burrito full of cabbage. I even heard millionaire and legendary songwriting icon, Smokey Robinson, the other day on TV saying that we've gone back to 'the era of the minstrel, where everyone is making music but no one is… Continue

Added by Jefferson Ross on September 9, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Leaving on tour soon..hope we cross trails



Hey guys

I leave North Carolina for Europe on Sunday next (12th September) for my fall tour.

Hope to see some of you all at a gig..maybe in Bath on 23rd at the Chapel Arts Centre, or in St. Ives, Corrnwall for the September Festival at the Western Hotel on 24th.



I am so looking forward to meeting Rob Ellen who does such a fantastic job with this site amongst so much else.

Join us if you can at the Acoustic Sessions in… Continue

Added by Jerry Harmon on September 8, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Sorry - We've Not Gone Away

Nop The Rawmarsh Mashers are still alive and kicking.



If you've been checking our RSS Blog corner out you will be right up to date with what's been going on and just how busy we have been.



This Weeks News Blog reviews our trip up to Topcliffe and meeting up with a few of ou On Line friends........... some of whom openly admiting that they knew us while others kept a very low profile. lol



You can get at the Blog by heading to said RSS Corner or… Continue

Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on September 6, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Started the Kansas/Missouri Tour

Arrived a few hours ago...everything arrived --the guitar, the dobro, the Frenchman...we're all good, and I love my new flight case (it has wheels!). It's 90' and windy. We have about a 400-mile drive tomorrow to Missouri for the first concert. Very much looking forward to it and to seeing this part of the world. Pierre says that he's much more American than I am (true), so he's going to introduce me to the culture here. Time to hit the hay...

Added by Betsy Stern on September 6, 2010 at 2:55 — No Comments

Weird Gig

Hello there,

Played quite a bizarre gig last night, the Millennium Music Hall Cardiff. I opened for 'The Tom Jones Experience'; a ten piece tribute band with all the trimmings. I took along my Accordion/percussionist, we played a nice eight song set in front of around 300 people, they were very generous with the applause which was nice because my acoustic style is quite different from the big band sound of '"Tom". Anyway "Tom" and the lads and lasses came on and started burning up the… Continue

Added by Alan Coles on September 5, 2010 at 9:24 — 1 Comment

UK based songwriter(s) with vehicle?

I will be touring the UK in November (with the American artist "casiotone for the painfully alone" but am free to set up more gigs after the 16th. If any of you songwriting folks would like to try and do some dates together I would be pleased to discuss sharing expenses especially if you have a vehicle.

cheers
bob

Added by bob wiseman on September 4, 2010 at 2:41 — No Comments

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