Yvonne Lyon new single on Revival FM

Yvonne Lyon new single on Revival FM

Yvonne Lyon’s new single ‘Till We Meet Again’ is taken from a collection of songs written for her Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance, researching the connection between song-writing and grief.  The song and others from Yvonne has been featured on Tuesday night’s Celtic Fusion programme on 100.8 Revival FM.

The song was co-written with a friend, Angela Beggan, who tragically lost her six year old son, Caden to meningococcal septicaemia.

They poured their story into metaphor and discovered that lyric and melody provided a safe place to share trauma and loss.  Through the creative process they found that their song became a vessel to hold grief, offering consolation and providing some connection to the future.

It is Yvonne’s hope that Till We Meet Again can continue in the great tradition of song writing by providing catharsis in the midst of dark and troubled times.

Yvonne Lyon is among Scotland’s and indeed the UK’s brightest and best singer-songwriters.

Celtic Fusion, Tuesdays 8.00-10.00pm and repeated Saturdays at 5.00-7.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

Elsa Harris guests on The Gospel Blues Train

Elsa Harris guests on The Gospel Blues Train

This Friday, 28 April at 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman features an exclusive interview with Chicago-based gospel singer Elsa Harris. 

In a career that has lasted over half a century, Elsa talks about her time touring with the likes of Paul Simon and Jessy Dixon and how her latest album ‘Let Me People Go’ highlights the problem of human trafficking and slavery. 

Irene MacBain of Caleb Radio interviewed Elsa for The Gospel Blues Train before a recent performance at Motherwell’s Calvary Christian Fellowship.

The Gospel Blues Train, Friday 28 April, 8.00pm and repeated Saturday 29 April at 7.00pm and Tuesday 2 May at 10.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

Easter Celebration 2017 success

Easter Celebration 2017 success

easter-2017-view-new-auditoriumThe two nights of the Easter Celebration 2017 “Kingdom Power Glory” took place over the Easter Weekend holiday in the New Auditorium of The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 15 April and Easter Sunday, 16 April.  It was a ‘full-house’ for the presentation at this new venue for the Celebration Concerts.

The Easter Celebration 2017 featured The Celebration Choir under the direction of Andrew Polson; The Concert Orchestra and The Gospel Heirs – twins John and Andrew Polson; Derek McCormick and David Patterson who formed their magical and music partnership in 1990.

Aileen Suttie posted on FB a short video from her phone on what she said was a “fantastic second night at RSNO New Auditorium within The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with The Celebration Choir.”  Aileen added: “This wee video shows how amazing you were!”  View the video on The Celebration Choir FB page here.

Concert goer Iain Young posted on FB: “Sounding amazing as ever and I can’t wait to be back for Christmas” while Linda Suttie commented: “A wonderful evening of Worship and Praise lead by so many gifted singers and musicians.  Thank you all for your hard work! Andrew’s question from Pilate is a lasting reminder of God’s gracious gift. Happy Easter.

Kerry Moore on the Revival FM FB page posted: “We had a wonderful and blessed time tonight, thank you so much!”

Here are a further selection of photos of the Easter Celebration 2017 in the New Auditorium of The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall over the weekend – montage;  The Gospel Heirs; New Auditorium; the view of the stage; Musical Director Andrew Polson.  Photos: Monument Photos.

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Easter Celebration at The Concert Hall New Auditorium

Easter Celebration at The Concert Hall New Auditorium

The first of two nights of the Easter Celebration 2017 “Kingdom Power Glory” took place last night, Saturday 15 April in the New Auditorium of The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow city centre.  It was a ‘full-house’ for the presentation with just a handful of empty seats, which will be no doubt be filled for the second performance, tonight, Easter Sunday, 16 April at 7.30pm prompt.  There are less than 30 seats available as of this morning, so another ‘sell out’.

Call the Concert Hall Box Office on 0141 353 8000 to get one of the last few remaining tickets for tonight’s Easter Sunday performance.

The Easter Celebration 2017 features The Celebration Choir under the direction of Andrew Polson; The Concert Orchestra and The Gospel Heirs – twins John and Andrew Polson; Derek McCormick and David Patterson who formed their magical and music partnership in 1990.

Pictures below show the Easter Celebration presentation in the New Auditorium last night, Saturday 15 April.  More photos will be added with a special edition of the Revival e-newsletter on early this week.

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The Gospel Heirs take to the stage.