Album of the Week

Album of the Week: John Taylor with ‘Demons & Angels’

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 30 August is the brand new CD from Wishaw, Lanarkshire singer-songwriter John Taylor called Demons & Angels....

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Concerts and Gig Guide

Hotchpotch series on WW1 songs – this week: Russia

Celtic Music Radio is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I in song.  Presenter Gordon Hotchkiss has started a six-part series of inserts on songs...

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Studio Guests

The Graham Brown Band on TFIF

The Alan Brown Band from Dundee are taking a trip across the country to be on the Ross Macfadyen Thank Folk it’s Friday programme from 8.00pm on Friday 29 August. Graham...

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Outside Broadcasts

Archive listen again selected interviews and sessions

Celtic Music Radio has many artists and singer-songwriters that visit our studio base in the centre of Glasgow.  They come in for a chat and perhaps a live session...

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Hotchpotch series on WW1 songs – this week: Russia

Hotchpotch series on WW1 songs – this week: Russia

Aug 29, 2014

Celtic Music Radio is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I in song.  Presenter Gordon Hotchkiss has started a six-part series of inserts on songs about the War in his weekly “Hotchkiss Hotchpotch” programme on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM at 7.00pm Wednesdays with a repeat the following day, Thursdays at 12noon. 

This week, Wednesday 3 September, Gordon examines major battles and opposition to the war including revolution in Russia.

The final programme of the series is next week on Wednesday 10 September.  This edition will be concentrating on some of the songs sung by the troops and the end of the war.

Join Gordon Hotchkiss across Glasgow on 95 FM on Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm repeated Thursdays 12 noon and Catch Up anytime.

Album of the Week: John Taylor with ‘Demons & Angels’

Album of the Week: John Taylor with ‘Demons & Angels’

Aug 29, 2014

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 30 August is the brand new CD from Wishaw, Lanarkshire singer-songwriter John Taylor called Demons & Angels.

There is an official launch of the album at Oran Mor, top of Byres Road, Glasgow on Friday 5 September.

John Taylor cdThis is John’s fifth studio album with a new collection of songs following in the footsteps of past releases with some stripped back acoustic songs and some with a full band.  John chats to Ross Macfadyen about his music, new album and does a live session in studio 1. (Previously on Thank Folk its Friday).

Demons & Angels CD launch at Oran Mor, 731-735 Great Western Road at Byres Road, Hillhead, Glasgow. A seated performance with a few special guests include Vivien Scotson.  Tickets just £6 from Ticket Web.

Album of the Week, Saturday 30 August at 12 noon and 12 midnight; Monday 1 September, 7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

The Graham Brown Band on TFIF

The Graham Brown Band on TFIF

Aug 29, 2014

The Alan Brown Band from Dundee are taking a trip across the country to be on the Ross Macfadyen Thank Folk it’s Friday programme from 8.00pm on Friday 29 August.

Graham Brown was born in Dundee 36 years ago into a family surrounded by music and with music in its history too.

Graham’s grandfather, uncles and aunties, mother and father and his three brothers are all deeply involved in music, It was easy to see from an early age Graham was going to be very musical and this was evident during his childhood.

Through the years Graham has been part of many projects and musical activities but he himself always says he learnt most of his trade whilst touring with his father’s band from the ages of 13 to 18.

Graham brown1Late in 2010 Graham (pictured left) had a phone call from a man called Micheal Callaghan ‘CAL’ asking him to join his band as they were looking for a bass player and found one of Graham’s adverts on the internet outlining the words Celtic rock. Graham joined the band CAL only to find out that the band’s drummer was a man called David Lindsay. The band CAL split up in 2012 due to musical differences.

Graham and David decided that they would start another band and continue this writing alliance that seemed to work so well, the band Amber Road was born. Amber Road have released three EP’s to date, the first one was called (Amber Road) the second one called (Working Man) and the third one called (Storm).

Graham left Amber Road in June and it was during this time Graham decided to put together his own band so he was able to record more of his commercial and pop songs and tunes as well as the Celtic/rock element of his song writing, this band is called The Graham Brown Band.

Thank Folk its Friday with Ross Macfadyen, Friday 29 August, 8.00-10.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Tributes to Jean Redpath with Liz Clark

Tributes to Jean Redpath with Liz Clark

Aug 26, 2014

There will be tributes on Celtic Music Radio for singer Jean Redpath who died at the age of 77 on Thursday 21 August in a hospice in Arizona, USA.  The Edinburgh-born singer, who grew-up in Fife, died after losing her battle with cancer. 
On Liz Clark’s Travel’s with my Aunt programme from 8.00pm on Tuesday 26 August, Liz will pay tribute to Jean Redpath.  Liz comments: “Jean was a lovely lady who I had the great privilege to meet on a number of occasions throughout the years, and she did more than most to promote Scottish music – especially Burns in the USA as well as here in Scotland.  It is great that we can still have her music with us.”
Liz will also be doing a tribute for fiddler Buddy MacMasters (pictured below) who died Wednesday evening, 20 August, at his home in Judique, N.S., just two months short of his 90th birthday, leaving behind a wife, Marie and two children, Allan and Mary.  He had stopped playing the fiddle in recent years as age and creeping infirmity ate away at his abilities, but his good humour remained, as will his legacy.buddy macmasterNatalie MacMaster, his niece, a world-renowned fiddler who emulates her uncle’s style commented: “Buddy put Cape Breton fiddle music on the map.”  Natalie remembers those long ago nights in Glencoe Mills, Nova Scotia. She was a child and when her uncle would hold court Thursday nights at Glencoe Mills the joint got hopping.
Before Liz’s programme, Sandy Semeonoff on his Planet Waves will also pay tribute to Jean Redpath and will include Jean singing Tae the Weavers from “First Flight” album and also The Birks of Aberfeldy from “The Scottish Fiddle: The Music & the Songs” 
Sandy will also feature Buddy MacMaster with the Father John Angus Rankin Set with pianist Hilda Chasson from “The Judique Flyer” CD.
Sandy Semeonoff, Planet Waves, Tuesday 7.00pm; Liz Clark, Travels with my Aunt 8.00pm, Tuesday 26 August and Catch Up anytime. Repeat Wednesday 27 August 12noon and 1.00pm.

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