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Robin Adams – The Garden

This week’s Album of the Week is The Garden from Robin Adams Americana-UK.com says: “There is somewhat of a renaissance in Scottish folk and acoustic music at the...

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Celtic Music Radio now on Radioplayer

Radioplayer is a non-profit partnership between the BBC and commercial radio. It’s aim is to keep radio listening simple, particularly on things which are connected to the...

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WIN! – £50 National Garden Gift Vouchers

Celtic Music Radio has teamed up with National Garden Gift Vouchers for a the chance to with £50 gift vouchers. National Garden gift vouchers and gift cards are accepted at...

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WIN a Martin J18 Guitar with Bill Adair

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Celtic Music Radio now on Radioplayer

Celtic Music Radio now on Radioplayer

May 28, 2015

Radioplayer is a non-profit partnership between the BBC and commercial radio. It’s aim is to keep radio listening simple, particularly on things which are connected to the internet, like computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Working with designers from the BBC and across the radio industry, Radioplayer launched their first shared web player for computers in 2011. With simple, consistent controls and a powerful search engine, it quickly became the industry standard. It’s now used by over 400 stations across the UK, and more than 6 million people every month.

You can now listen to Celtic Music Radio via Radioplayer on your computer, via this link or on your tablet or smartphone via the Radioplayer app.

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The Radioplayer app has some great fetures, including:

Car mode
Take Radioplayer in your car and tune in to over 400 stations on the move.

 

Sleep timer
Nod off to the sound of your favourite voice without the worry of a dead battery.

 

Favourites
Save your favourite stations and shows, and play them with one tap.

The Borders Gaitherin 29th – 31st May 2015

The Borders Gaitherin 29th – 31st May 2015

May 26, 2015

This weekend sees the Borders Gaitherin in Coldstream, first festival was in 2001 and brings the wealth of talent from the Borders and beyond. For workshops, sessions, concerts and open mic, this ensures that the most avid festival goer can take away a taste of the Borders.

See you all there ! Liz 

Lori Watson & Fiona Black

Lori Watson & Fiona Black

Ross Couper & Tom Oakes

Ross Couper & Tom Oakes

Innes Watson

Innes Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Programme of events :- Please check with Festival in case of any alterations or amendments before attending!

The Borders Gaitherin – 29 th – 31 May 2015 in Coldstream

Friday 29 th

7pm  Small Hall Band  ;The Clarty Cloot Ceilidh Band ;
10pm Late Night Session – Keep on playing! – Community Centre

Saturday 30 th

9:30 – 11am Workshops A.
Festival Choir with Christine Kydd
Fiddle (advanced) Lori Watson
Fiddle (beginners) Carly Blain
Mixed Instruments – Fiona Black
Guitar (beginners) Graeme Armstrong

11:30 – 1pm  Workshop B
Festival Choir with Christine Kydd
Fiddle Masterclass with Ross Couper
Guitar Masterclass with Innes Watson
Fiddle (beginner/inter) Rebecca Rogers
Flute & Whistle (mixed) Tom Oakes   

12:30 – 3pm  Lunchtime Sessions
Shetland & Beyond with the Shetland Fiddle Group – The Newcastle Arms  The Castle Inn

1:30 – 3pm  Bodhran Workshops
All levels with Paul Dorricott – Community Centre

2:30 -4pm  Singers Session – Community Centre , Leet Room
With Bruce Low
3:30 -4:30 Borders Music Recital – Community Centre (£4)
Graeme Armstrong & friends – Carley Blain; Bevan Morris ; Niamh Boadle; Amy Leach
5:00 -7pm Teatime Session at The Newcastle Arms
7:30 -10pm The Border Gaitherin Grand Concert (£12)C.C.
Ross Couper & Tom Oakes ; Christine Kydd  ; Lori Watson & Fiona Black; Innes Watson ; Carly Bain & Graeme Armstrong ; Border Band with Paul Dorricott; Rebecca Rogers

10:45 Late Night Session at the Bowling Club

Sunday 31 st May
10:00 -1pm     Big Youth Band – Primary School
With Carly Blain; Rebecca Rogers & Innes Watson

10:00 -11:30 Workshop C  (£10 adult/£6 under 16s)
Festival Choir with Christine Kydd – Community Centre
Mixed Instruments (adults only) with Fiona Black – Primary School
Guitar (Intermediate) with Graeme Armstrong – Primary School
11:30 – 1 pm Workshop D (£10 adult/£6 under 16s)
Friendly Fiddle (adults only) With Lori Watson – Primary School
Flute & Whistle (mixed) with Tom Oakes – Primary School
Songwriting with Kirsty Law – Primary School
Song accompaniment with Marit Fält  (for guitar/mandola/mandolin etc) C.C
12:00 – 1:45 Lunchtime Sessions Newcastle Arms or The Castle Inn

2:00 – 3:30 Open Mic – upstairs The Newcastle Arms
Book a slot by email bordergaitherinfestival@gmail.com  – or at the community centre on the day – Host Innes Watson

2:00 – 3:30 Workshop E
Fiddle Masterclass (advanced) with Ross Couper – Parish Church Hall
Festival Choir with Christine Kydd – Community Centre
4:00 5:30pm Big Youth Band Performance – Community Centre
Featuring Small Hall Band ; Stocksfield Stompers ; Highline and more ! with Carly Blain; Rebecca Rogers 7 Innes Watson

7:00 – 9pm Sunday Gaitherin Concert Community Centre (£7)
The Festival Choir with Cristine Kydd ; Kirsty Law Band with Rona Wilkie and Marit Fält;   Lori Watson & Fiona Black   ; Matt Seattle  ; Turas ; Graham Armstrong

The Borders Gaitherin

Please check events with the Festival in case of alterations or amendments!

Come along and support the festival!

See you all there ! Liz liz@celticmusicradio.net  

 

WIN! – £50 National Garden Gift Vouchers

WIN! – £50 National Garden Gift Vouchers

May 25, 2015

Celtic Music Radio has teamed up with National Garden Gift Vouchers for a the chance to with £50 gift vouchers.

National Garden gift vouchers and gift cards are accepted at thousands of leading UK garden centres, shops and nurseries; making them the perfect gift for green fingered family and friends.

With a National Garden voucher you have the choice of tens of thousands of garden products from saplings to pagodas all gardeners will find something they’d like.

For your chance to win, just send your answer to the following question, with your contact details to competition@celticmusicradio.net

What colour is a cornflower?

Competition closes at 12 noon on Friday 5th June with the winner announced on the Scots Connection with Sandy Pratt between 6pm and 8pm.

Best of Luck!

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Robin Adams – The Garden

Robin Adams – The Garden

May 22, 2015

This week’s Album of the Week is The Garden from Robin Adams

Americana-UK.com says:

“There is somewhat of a renaissance in Scottish folk and acoustic music at the present time. Celtic soul is in abundance and Glaswegian Robin Adams with his new album, ‘The Garden’, should be considered one of its greatest exponents. Based around his musings on Vincent Van Gogh, ‘The Garden’, presents an understated delight of open tunings and Nick Drake like arrangements.

Recorded in his home overlooking his garden, Adams was able to record the majority of the album on his own calling in occasional musicians to add subtle instrumentation, the most noticeable of which being the cello. This lends ‘The Garden’ a gentle and introspective air which is compelling nonetheless. Vocally Adams is reminiscent of Don Mclean in certain moments but such statements detract from Adams’s originality and distinctiveness. This is an album that has many hidden depths which reveal themselves with repeated listens. It’s a treat.”

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