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Just a wee reminder that these concerts are tonight and tomorrow, at 7.30pm, in St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow, just off the Saltmarket. 9 performers or bands appearing each night. Entry free, but please donate something to this worthwhile cause.


If you can't make it along, you can tune in via http://www.celticmusicradio.net , on 1530kHz around Glasgow, via your smartphone, and since last night we've also been live on the PopUpRadio DAB digital radio channel in much of the UK - including Ayrshire.
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I listened to the Clutha concert on Celtic Music Radio last night and it was excellent. I am looking forward to tonight's broadcast.

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It was a great night, great musicians, a great audience, and we raised over 1500 pounds for the Clutha appeal and for the emergency services charities.

And we're doing it all again tonight - same place, same time, but 9 different bands/performers.

Tonight's line up:

1930 The O’Cajunals
1950 Mary K Burke
2010 The Celtic Fire
2025 Fiona Cuthill & Stevie Lawrence
2045 Interval
2115 Pauline Alexander & Edwin Gallacher
2130 Paddy Callaghan
2145 Moira Kerr
2200 Mick West & Frank McLaughlin
2230 Bill Adair & Ensemble
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Haggerdash performing at "Folk for the Clutha"

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Arthur Johnstone and the Stars Band.
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Another great night - final total, £3455 raised for the Clutha appeal and the Emergency Services Benevolent Charities.

If you missed it, you can catch up here for the next 30 days.

http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmu ... -%20Friday
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http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmu ... 20Saturday
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At the end of each concert, the entire company, led by Bill Adair, sang the following song. Original words by Will Fyfe, with one very appropriate additional verse by Bill.

I’ve been wi’ a few o' my cronies
One or two pals o’ my ain
We went into a hotel and we did very well
Then we came out once again
Then we went in tae another
And that's the reason I’m fu’
We had six deoch and dorus and then sang a chorus
Listen, I’ll sing it to you

I belong to Glasgow Dear old Glasgow town,
Well what's the matter with Glasgow For it's goin’ ‘roon and ‘roon.
I’m only a common old working chap As anyone here can see,
But when I get a couple of drinks on a Saturday Glasgow belongs to me.

I’d meet with a few other singers,
In a pub on the banks of the Clyde,
Where we sang a few songs and righted some wrongs,
As we sat in the bar side by side.
But tragedy came to the Clutha,
And the whole of the land shared the pain,
But this wonderful town will never be down,
And we’ll build up the Clutha again.

I belong to Glasgow Dear old Glasgow town,
Well what's the matter with Glasgow For it's goin’ ‘roon and ‘roon.
I’m only a common old working chap As anyone here can see,
But when I get a couple of drinks on a Saturday
Glasgow belongs to me.

I Belong to Glasgow Will Fyffe Additional Lyrics Bill Adair
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little plum wrote: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:43 pm
Bruce wrote:which band is that?
Cahoots, he is a threetowner.
Harvie Smith played there with Cahoots. Fine musician, lovely man…..pity he’s fae Ste’nson tho.. ; ]
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Harvie, for reasons best known to himself, may have been enticed to live in Stevenston, but he was born and brought up in Rowanside Terrace, Ardrossan :wink:
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There's a picture of Harvie Smith to be found here .

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