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Maggie Reilly at Hanover Street Hall


Popular Glasgow Singer Songwriter Maggi Reilly is to perform at the High Kirk Hall, Hanover Street to help raise badly needed funds for Dunoon’s Holy Trinity Church.

Maggie is  best known for her collaborations with the composer Mike Oldfield between 1980 and 1984, especially by performing the vocals on such songs as “Moonlight Shadow”, “Five Miles Out”, “Family Man” and “To France”.

Before her Collaborations with Mike Oldfield  her early career included singing with the Scottish Jazz Funk band Cado Belle along with long time music collaborator Stuart MacKillop.

In 1992, she issued her debut solo album “Echoes”, from which the singlesEverytime We Touch”, “Tears In The Rain” and “Wait” were the most successful ones, followed by “Midnight Sun” in 1993, “Elena” in 1996, “Starcrossed” in 2000, “Save It For A Rainy Day” in 2003 and “ROWAN” in 2006.

Maggie has always been in demand to work with other artist and has  worked with many including, Mike Batt (on his “The Hunting Of The Snark” album),  Jack BruceDave Greenfield & Jan-Jacques Burnel, LesiëmRalph McTellSimon Nicol (of Fairport Convention), RunrigThe Sisters of Mercy and Smokie.

The Concert takes place at 7.30pm Saturday 25th February 2012 a £10 donation has been suggested and entrance passes are available from the Re/Max office in Argyll Street.

Maggi and Stuart will pop in to our new DcrStudioLive in the Argyll Business Centre before this unique concert and we are reliably informed by the lady herself that she will be singing Moonlight Shadow along with other hits from her many Album releases

Listen out this week during TLLLVLBS when Victor will remind you of the talent that is Maggie Reilly

MAGGIE REILLY –Lady never sounded Sweeter -For a full report on the concert :



    Such a good concert with Maggie Reilly a very nice Lady.
    So delightful to be entertained by such a great artist who pleased every one last night and so down to earth as well
    Stuart Mackillop as you mention hails from Dunoon and hasn’t changed a bit for all his fame, a truly gifted musician who’s family are still hoping will one day get a proper job and settle down.
    Please make sure you mention well in advance when he is to broadcast on the local radio



    Some would say the High Kirk Hall in Hanover Street was an unlikely venue for an Artist of reputation and “fame” as the talented singer song writer Maggie Reilly.
    An Artist who on the Continent can still fill venues a hundred times bigger than the High Kirk Hall and incidentally is about to to embark this very week on another tour abroad..
    This concert to raise badly needed funds for Dunoons Trinity Church was partially a labour of love in return for having been allowed to make some recording in the beautiful Church some years ago and the fact that her song writing partner and collaborator for over two decades Stuart Mackillop was born in Dunoon and it was his sister Dinky still resident here who helped arrange the concert.
    Together Maggie and Stuart have become one of the most prolific song writing partner ships in the UK their music recorded by many famous Artist and not without the occasional international Chart Hit.
    The Concert had been squeezed into a heavy work load as besides concert touring Maggie is very busy working on a new stage Musical “The Winter King” and the latest musical soundtrack for the latest film in the Lilith trilogy.

    This Concert was a wonderful opportunity to hear Maggie sing with just the wonderful piano playing of Stuart and the impressive Acoustic Guitar of long time band member Mark Hornby .
    Although this may have been a stripped back “Unplugged” concert there was nothing minimised about the sound quality especially when Maggie took to the stage herself to sing a very moving “He moved through the fair” which left the packed hall momentarily numbed into silence before appreciated applause.
    Maggie sang songs from the Cado Belle days when her singing bettered many American imports in the Jazz –Funk –Rock and likened as superior to many an American Soul songstress.
    After the breakup of Cado Belle Maggie became one of the most sort after session singers in the business, Stuart in the meantime went off to work with ABBA and then Mike Oldfield,
    Legend has it that on hearing Maggie sing Mike Oldfield hired her immediately for a World Tour that was about to start the following day and as is frequently quoted “the rest is history”.
    With songs spanning thirty years including all the hits and audience favourites the Lady never sounded sweeter, this was an impressive concert .
    She is just about to embark on a European tour but committed herself to coming back during the summer to do it all again as she explained “this was guitarist Marks first visit to Dunoon and today was dreek and not representative of a typical Dunoon Day so they would have to bring him back, after all this is Sunny Dunoon!
    Maggie has promised to keep us informed of her next concert in Dunoon and Stuart has also promised to visit the DCR Studio later in the year.
    We all look forward to welcoming one of Dunoon’s most talented Musical Son’s and dare we say the coolest and most amusing of “Pop Celebrities” .
    P.S. Stuart you are very welcome to bring your “pipes” you do know they are the new Rock n’ Roll

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