Robin & Celtic Krystal – January

A portrait of Robin Campbell and Krystal standing in a barn.
Celtic Krystal Group

Welcome to the web site of Robin Campbell & Celtic Krystal, and welcome to the New Year 2017. We wish you a very happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful New Year. January is always a fairly quiet month as we all make our new year resolutions, which last in my case, normally less than a week! It’s a month of generally being ‘skint’ and hoping for the coffers to be replenished as best they can. That said, if you are in Glasgow in January it is ‘rammed’ with good music at Celtic Connections 2017. Being a Scot allows one further celebration that cannot be overlooked and must be honoured around January 25th, that of robert Burns Scotland’s National Bard. Celtic Krystal will be performing at three Burns Suppers in January as listed below. To find more detail on the coming gigs please visit the GIG Page for more information. We are in the studio over the next few months working on our new CD. Hopefully in March 2017 it will be launched, a bit like a ship, as many of the songs refer to the sea! The exact date is still to be decided, but we will let you know when it is about to escape the recording studios at SoundARC in Shefford. Finally, I have a favourite Rabbie Burn’s song ‘Rantin’ Rovin’ Robin’ on my ‘In Folkus’ for January as the Burn’s Night Celebrations ‘kick-in’ at the end of January. A song Burn’s probably wrote about his own existence!

Robin and Rabbie
  • The Bell on the Common – Broughton Gifford – Saturday 21st January 2017 – Burn’s Supper (All Ticket from Pub Bar)
  • The Victoria – Hitchin – Burn’s Night – Wednesday 25th January 2017 – 8.00pm (For the ‘supper’ please book via The Victoria web site.)
  • St.Patrick’s Day – The Boot, Baldock – Friday 17th March 2017 – afternoon session 4.00pm – 6.00pm.
  • St.Patrick’s Day – The Victoria, Hitchin – Friday 17th March 2017 – (9.00pm TBC)
  • St.Patrick’s ‘Hair of the Dog’ – La Concha Winebar & Tapas – Letchworth – Sat.18th March 2016 – 8.00pm
  • Galway 2017 – TBC
  • Celtic Krystal supports ROTW
  • If you are considering hosting an event and require a Celtic vibe of songs, jigs and reels, then why not get in touch via our contact page.

For two of the local Folk Clubs visit their web site to see what is on during the month of January The Hitchin Folk Club and Royston Folk Club.

English Folk Dance and Song Society – Folk Festivals in January

Straw Bear Festival – 13th Jan 2017 – Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire Bradford Roots Festival – 14th Jan 2017 – Bradford, Wiltshire Halsway Winter Warmer – 16th Jan 2017 – Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset Clennell Hall Winter Music Weekend – 20th Jan 2017 – Alwinton nr Rothbury, Northumberland Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival – 27th Jan 2017 – Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Scottish Folk Music – Folk Festivals in January 2017.

Celtic Connections – 14th Jan 2016 – Glasgow, Strathclyde

Folkal Point web site Sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk

Colin Macdonald’s Folkal Point

Colin MacDonald Broadcaster

FOLKAL POINT airs simultaneously on Thursdays (10pm – midnight) across the Cowal Peninsula via Dunoon Community Radio – 97.4 FM and online, with a Sunday 8-10pm repeat – 105.2 FM in the Uists and Benbecula via An Reidio and Two Lochs Radio (Wester Ross) on 106 and 106.6 FM. The two-hour programme is re-transmitted online three times a week by Blues and Roots Radio to Canada, Australia and Europe. Folkal Point also has a Friday midnight slot on DAB digital and online broadcaster Radio Telstar throughout Glasgow and surrounding areas, plus a Saturday night outing (10pm-midnight) on HBS in Glasgow and Paisley. HBS (in Glasgow and Paisley), which now also serves the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Folkal Point – now in its fifth decade – is produced and presented by Colin MacDonald in Scotland at the Wellington Street studios of HBS in Glasgow.

LATEST NEWS: Listeners to Crystal FM 107.4, which serves south-west Midlothian, will find that Folkal Point has joined the community station’s Thursday evening programme schedule from 11.00pm – 1.00am.

Robin’s Celtic Collection

January a time for learning some new material!