Celtic Connections Announces Danny Kyle Open Stage 2013 Winners

4 Feb 2013 in Aberdeen City & Shire, Music, Orkney, Shetland

Every year at Celtic Connections the cream of new musical talent perform at Danny Kyle’s Open Stage. A diverse panel of judges – from industry stalwarts to members of the general public – then have the unenviable task of picking just six winners from the sixty acts who took part.

The level of talent on show at all concerts, which was held at Adelaides, was extremely high. The six winners of the Danny Kyle Open Stage 2013 are:


Mulk – Aberdeen

Harry Gorski- Brown, Hayden Hook and Finlay Jamieson make up this trio, bringing a fusions of gypsy , jazz, folk, improvisation, classical, fund and world ! With their own compositions make up this new and vibrant trio.




Hailing from Shetland, Orkney, Lewis & Northumberland this recently formed band – have a cultural musical inspiration combining Gaelic and Scots and English traditions.




Graham Low and Jack Kirkpatrick

These accomplished young musicians from Orkney wowed everyone on the Open Stage at the Orkney Folk Festival , Graham also takes part in ‘The Gathering’ .




Taylor & Leigh – From Edinburgh

A blend of Nu-Folk-Country Blues and blisteringly hot play across the length and breadth of the UK, their music has also been used to promote Ken Loch’s film ‘Aye Fond Kiss’.




Beldina Odenyo singer songwriter, originally from Kenya now resident in Glasgow goes under the name of Genesse and brings her culture and travels to us in her poems and songs.


Elliot Morris

The 23 year-old singer-songwriter from Lincolnshire began playing electric guitar when he was 11, but launched his solo set at 17, just a year after starting to explore the possibilities of the acoustic instrument.


Source: Celtic Connections