Aired every Sunday 9am - 11am EST ( Canada ) and repeated at 7pm - 9pm EST ( Canada ) on Blues and Roots Radio powered by thehazeFM.ca, Canada's largest commercial internet Radio Station with over 2 Million listeners a month, the show currently goes out to 28 countries worldwide www.BluesandRootsRadio.com
International Scottish Singer , Songwriter and musician Stevie Connor is a much sought after performer, being featured on Celtic Music Radio Stations around the world, he is a seasoned performer on TV and Radio, as well as being called on as a session musician..... Multi talented and Multi Instrumentalist Stevie has a unique blend of Traditional and contemporary Celtic , Folk and Roots Music and songs, with tunes on the whistle and The Great Highland Bagpipes.His Solo debut CD was reviewed with much acclaim in his homeland, receiving national airplay. He has recently been featured on Toronto TV on CP24 for the International Tartan Day Celebrations - of which WeeDan Music was an official supporter
Stevie has recorded or contributed to more than a dozen albums in the past decade,the most recent being in 2012 for Michael Theodore's new release ' Leaving Familiar ' recorded at # 9 Studios in Toronto, he has been commissioned to write material that has been published and displayed all over the world.... he has written music for other artists which have been recorded by them...tracks for ' Wolfstone' on their album ' The Chase' and Dougie Pincock on his album ' A Gem so Small' , to name but two , he has many bagpipe compositions which have featured on radio broadcasts and have been published and performed by Pipers and Pipe bands worldwide.
He was a member of The Lothian and Borders Police Pipe Band for eleven years touring worldwide with them, he has also played with the City of Glasgow Pipe Band, The Scottish Gas Pipe Band all in Scotland and The Carnegie Mellon University Pipe Band in Pennsylvania USA ....in his time he has played alongside Iain McInnes ( The Tannahill Weavers ), Dougie Pincock ( The Battlefield Band and Wolfstone ), Mike Katz ( The Battlefield Band ), the late Gordon Duncan ( The Dougie MacLean Band ) and The late Legendary Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies
Picture courtesy PJ Bell
Stevie plays music from all over the world, music of great diversity be it contemporary or traditional Celtic, Folk and Roots by artists from Scotland, England, Ireland, Galicia and Brittany in Europe to Americana, Bluegrass and Folk from North America and Canada. A great deal of the show features independent artists with brand new releases and he has guest interviews with artists and bands from all across the spectrum and beyond. Stevie has garnered a great listenership from across the globe and has a long list of artists ready to visit ' The Hoose ' and talk about their music.
Guests who have visited ' The Hoose ' have included
Wendy Carle Taylor, Christopher Dean, David Leask, Danny Connor, Fiona Cuthill , Stevie Lawrence, The Paul McKenna Band, Peter Whittaker, Jon Abrams, James Clark Jones, Craig Mills host of ' The Eastern Passage ', Celtic Trio NUA. Ciaran Dorris, Steve Spurgin
Stevie is Co-founder of WeeDan Music and is a member of SOCAN, The Mississauga Arts Council ,The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals, and The International Folk Alliance, he was also instrumental in the formation of The Mississauga Blues and Roots Association and served as a Director of the organisation
Stevie Connor is the guest of Ciaran Dorris as his ' Castaway ' on Celtic Music Radio in Scotland www.celticmusicradio.net across the globe on Sunday January 6th at 5pm ( UK ) .. 12PM EST ( Canada ) .. the show can also be listened to on Catch up anytime after the show airs
' Wee Dan's Hoose ' Radio show Interview with Singer / Songwriter James Clark Jones for Celtic Music Radio in Scotland on December 8th is on catch up ( Listen again ) ... many thanks to all at Celtic Music Radio in Glasgow, Scotland for airing the wee blether with James... especially Ross MacFadyen
If you miss it just go to the link on the catch up player
Just click on December 8th or 10th on the page
Here are some friends and cool guests who have been visitors tae ' The Hoose '
All photographs courtesy PJ Bell