Album of the Week

Christine Sparks – Robin: The Robert Burns Collection, Vol. 1

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 13 December 2014 is from Renfrew singer Christine Sparks and her CD titled Robin: The Robert Burns Collection, Vol....

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Concerts and Gig Guide

MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 – winners

The MG Alba sponsored Scots Trad Music Awards were held on Saturday 13 December in a packed Inverness Leisure Centre and was broadcast live on BBC Alba. Unfortunately, Celtic Music...

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Studio guests

Airdrie Songwriters Club on TFIF tonight at 8pm

On tonight’s Thank Folk its Friday with Ross Macfadyen, live in studio 1 will be Paul McCluskey, John Boyle, James Beekman and Gerry Reilly from the Airdrie Songwriters Club...

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Outside broadcasts

Invitations for live sessions during Celtic Connections 2015

The countdown to Celtic Connections is on and for 2015, Celtic Music Radio will have two live broadcast positions in The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Apart from the Danny Kyle Open...

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Recent Posts

Airdrie Songwriters Club on TFIF tonight at 8pm

Airdrie Songwriters Club on TFIF tonight at 8pm

Dec 19, 2014

On tonight’s Thank Folk its Friday with Ross Macfadyen, live in studio 1 will be Paul McCluskey, John Boyle, James Beekman and Gerry Reilly from the Airdrie Songwriters Club in Lanarkshire with a live session.

Ross presents his legendary programme featuring a broad mix of music and the ‘Folk or Not’ vote when Ross selects a familiar song from the world of popular music and asks listeners if it is ‘Folk or Not’.

Thank Folk it’s Friday with Ross Macfadyen, Friday 19 December 8.00-10.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Invitations for live sessions during Celtic Connections 2015

Invitations for live sessions during Celtic Connections 2015

Dec 16, 2014

The countdown to Celtic Connections is on and for 2015, Celtic Music Radio will have two live broadcast positions in The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Apart from the Danny Kyle Open Stage each night at 5.00pm live in the Exhibition Hall within the Concert Hall building, Celtic Music Radio 95 FM will also have live sessions in The Buchanan Suite every day during Celtic Connections from Friday 16 January 2015.CC2015 Buchanan

Singers, songwriters and combos of all sizes (within limits!) are invited to be considered for a live session slot on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM.

All you have to do to be considered, is email to this address at: connections@celticmusicradio.net with Buchanan Sessions in the subject.

Please provide a biog with background information on yourself as a musician or singer or band and a link to your music, if you have recorded material.

Please note that if you apply and are successful for the Danny Kyle Open Stage during Celtic Connections 2015, Celtic Music Radio cannot offer a slot at these sessions.

The Buchanan Suite Sessions will be broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio on 95FM across Glasgow and online worldwide plus all mobile devices.  Broadcasts will also be available on the Celtic Music Radio Catch Up anytime section for 30 days after broadcast.

Connect now with Celtic Music Radio by emailing to: connections@celticmusicradio.net and have Buchanan Sessions as the subject.

CATCH UP: The Shiverin’ Sheiks live on Ceòl ’s Craic

CATCH UP: The Shiverin’ Sheiks live on Ceòl ’s Craic

Dec 15, 2014

Bidh sinn a’ cumail an t-seisein ciùil beò mu dheireadh dhen bhliadhna seo air Ceòl ’s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio le ceòl bho chòmhlan air am bi muinntir Ghlaschu gu math eòlach bho tha ‘The Shiverin’ Sheiks’ a’ nochdadh am badeigin sa bhaile co-dhiù aon uair gach seachdain.

Agus mura toir an luchd-ciul seo crith air ur casan tha rudeigin fada ceàrr! ‘S iongantach mura h-eil còmhlan-ciùil eile anns a’ bhaile ag obair cho cruaidh ri na balaich seo agus tha a’ bhuil sin air a’ chluich aca – sgiobalta, siubhalach agus dìreach sgoinneil!

Cuideachd air aoigheachd bidh Coinneach MacIlleathain à Uibhist a Deas agus tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart gum mòr ri beagan còmhradh Gàidhlig agus taghadh de chlàran bho Choinneach.

Nach tig sibh còmhla rinn feasgar Diluain air 15 Dùbhlachd eadar 6 is 7.00 uairean airson Ceòl ’s Craic ann am pailteas air 95FM no air loidhne air www.celticmusicradio.net.   Iseabail.

shieksWe’ll be holding our final live music session for 2014 on Monday 15 December on Ceol ’s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio with a performance by a band that many Glasgow folk will be very familiar with – The Shiverin’ Sheiks writes Ishbel M. Murray.

They are in huge demand as a live music act and can be heard at least once a week at a venue somewhere in the city.  And if these musicians don’t make you want to get up and dance – check your pulse!

There can’t be many musicians who work as hard as this lot, and that’s obvious from their playing which is fast, tight and guaranteed to chase away any winter blues!

Our special Gaelic speaking guest will be Coinneach MacLean from South Uist who’ll be talking about work and leisure interests as well as sharing his choice of records with listeners.

We look forward to having your company between 6 and 7.00pm on 15 December on 95FM or online at www.celticmusicradio.net

MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 – winners

MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 – winners

Dec 14, 2014

The MG Alba sponsored Scots Trad Music Awards were held on Saturday 13 December in a packed Inverness Leisure Centre and was broadcast live on BBC Alba.

Unfortunately, Celtic Music Radio’s Gordon Hotckiss was not a winner in ‘Trad Music in the Media’ category for which the award went to Isles FM, the Stornoway, Isle of Lewis-based community station which has served the Western Isles for the last 20 years.MG Alba

The full list winners at the 2014 MG Alba Na Trads – Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 are:

Album of the Year: Live at Celtic Connections by Duncan Chisholm

Club of the Year – Tin Hut Sessions

Composer of the Year – Jim Sutherland

Community Project of the Year – Summer Isles Festival

Event of the Year – Grit: The Martyn Bennett Story

Gaelic Singer of the Year – Mischa MacphersonSkipinnish

Instrumentalist of the Year – Catriona McKay

Live Act of the Year – Skipinnish (pictured right)

Scots Singer of the Year – Emily Smith

Dance Band of the Year – Da Fustra

Scottish Folk Band of the Year – Julie Fowlis

Pipe Band of the Year – West Lothian Schools Pipe Band

Trad Music in the MediaIsles FM

Music Tutor of the Year – Douglas Montgomery

Up and Coming Artist of the Year – The Elephant Sessions

Venue of the Year Award – The Ceilidh Place


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