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Crowdfunding Campaign -for Celtic Music Radio 95 FM Campaign – open until 26th November 2018

Crowdfunding Campaign -for Celtic Music Radio 95 FM Campaign – open until 26th November 2018

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We are an enthusiastic group of music-loving volunteers who run Celtic Music Radio.
Since 2003 we’ve been supporting established, developing, and up-and-coming artists across the spectrum of what’s sometimes referred to as “Celtic music.”
We are pleased that many of Scotland’s trad/folk/roots musicians currently performing and releasing albums got their first airplay on Celtic Music Radio.

Our reputation for sustained, excellent programming has been recognised by the regulator, Ofcom, through periodic Restricted Service Licences (RSL) in the early days to a full-time Medium Wave licence, enabling us now to broadcast round the clock, every day on 95FM across Greater Glasgow, and around the world on mobile apps and online at www.celticmusicradio.net.

Our audience has grown in the last 15 years and we now reach approximately 40,000 listeners per month on FM with a further 30,000 online. As well as broadcasting 24 hours a day from our Glasgow studios, we also contribute significantly to the world-renowned Celtic Connections in Glasgow with live broadcasts throughout the music festival.

We also broadcast from other hugely popular festivals such as Celtic Connections , Perthshire Amber, The Spree and the annual Glasgow Americana Festival.

Our philosophy is to support contemporary and traditional Scottish music, arts and culture, and to work with and for the community including those who do not have access to mainstream media.

As we have developed, we have successfully broadened our output to include other ‘roots’ music genres such as Americana, Country and Blues. We firmly believe we are unique amongst broadcasters in the UK as no other station gives 100 per cent of its programming to these exciting musical genres.

We also run competitions for listeners, host House Concerts and carry gig and album reviews on our website.

Where resources allow, our hope is to continue to grow and eventually, perhaps, to establish a Scotland-wide radio network, bringing great music to more people than ever before.

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Celtic Music Radio’s final House Concert of the year will feature the gifted singer, songwriter and musician, Alan Reid, a founding member of The Battlefield Band.

His solo show at the station’s Admiral Street studios in Glasgow takes place on Tuesday, November 20.

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Breabach at the Beacon – win tickets


Breabach are playing at the Beacon Arts Centre on the 25th November, and Celtic Music Radio has a pair of tickets to give away for this gig.

All you have to do is enter a simple competition, which you can find here: https://goo.gl/forms/ci7XGOSvCQ1XAIVt2


Date(s) – 25/11/2018
8:00 pm


Active Events presents


“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman *****

Breabach continue to build their reputation of being at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene with performances across the world throughout 2018. Alongside tours in Australia, Canada and Europe, the band also released their 6th studio album ‘Frenzy of the Meeting’ in October.The band who won BBC Scotland Album of the Year 2016 for their last album ‘Astar’ also clinched Band of the Year at the same awards. Their unique musicianship, combining twin bagpipes, fiddle, bass and guitar with Gaelic vocals and step dance has won them fans across the globe and saw them once again nominated as finalists in both the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the Songlines Music Awards.

Having traversed the world, Breabach have appeared at festivals and venues ranging from Sydney Opera House to Central Park, New York will perform as part of a UK tour where audiences can hear firm favourites alongside material from the new album.

Website: http://www.breabach.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breabach

Twitter: https://twitter.com/breabach

Instagram: https://instagram.com/breabach



Kieron O’Neill is the guest on Scot’s Speak on Tuesday 13th November

Scots’ Speak guest this week is the lovely Kieron O’Neill of Arcadia Music in Biggar. A luther and multi-instrumentalist, Kieron lives and breathes music. When he is not selling or setting up instruments in his ‘Aladdin’s cave’, he can be heard in the local bar singing and playing with his band ‘The Nomads’.

CMR’s Album of The Week 10th Nov  -Breabach ‘Frenzy of The Meeting’

CMR’s Album of The Week 10 Nov  -Breabach ‘Frenzy of The Meeting’ Released 26 Oct 2018
Listen in to Ian Oliphant’s interview with Calum from Breabach on Sat 9th on Album of The Week at 12pm 

This is the 6 th studio album released by one of Scotland’s critically acclaimed and hard-working band  who bring something new and innovative to each album the release.  The ability to take their music from album to stage performance is seamless.  Filled with their stunning own penned music and song an album not to be missed!
Band Members:-
Calum MacCrimmon – Bagpipes, Whistle, Vocals, Bouzouki, Trombone
Ewan Robertson – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Vocals, Cajon
James Lindsay – Double Bass, Moog, Electric Guitar, Vocals
James Duncan Mackenzie – Bagpipes, Wooden Flute, Whistle
Megan Henderson – Fiddle, Vocals, Harmonium

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Studio Guest – Beardie(aka Brian) McAlpine Tues 6th Nov 8-10pm Travels With My Auntie Liz

Studio Guest – Beardie(aka Brian) McAlpine Tues 6  Nov 8-10pm Travels With My Auntie Liz
Beardie  is dropping in to see Auntie Liz tonight for a chat and some magic music !
Listen Again Link – First HourSecond Hour 

A world class multi instrumentalist / producer/ composer –including for film , TV, advertising and corporate branding / actor !

With 67 albums under his belt this is Brian’s FIRST solo album The Mutual Imagination Society Vol 1’ !

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CMR’s Album of the Week 3rd Nov -Ímar  ‘Avalanche’  – Released 12 th  Oct 2018

Album of the Week 3 Nov –Ímar  ‘Avalanche’  – Released 12 th  Oct 2018

Ímar  :-

Band Members (and other bands !):- Adam Brown – Bodhran (RURA, Rua MacMillian Trio) ; Adam Rhodes – Bouzouki (Mec Lir, Barrule) ; Mohsen Amini – Concertina (Talisk) ; Ryan Murphy – Uilleann Pipes (MANRAN) ; Tomas Callister – Fiddle (Mec Lir, Barrule) .


Avalanche is Ímar’s second album, Afterlight being their first !

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Nancy and Susan are the guests on Scots’ Speak on Tuesday 6th November.

Scots’ Speak guests this week are two of the lovely ladies from Halfway local library, Nancy and Susan.  Lovers of books, they feel a real sense of pride in offering advice about authors but equally important, is their wonderfully warm personal qualities as they extend a hand of friendship to all the users. For anyone who wants to find about their local history, Nancy has a wealth of knowledge especially the unwritten networks of local families and is often heard saying, ‘I ken yir mither’! Susan on the other hand, brings many admirers who revel in her wonderful displays. They, along with others, make the local library the hub of the local community.

Celtic Connections on Campus – Hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and broadcast by Celtic Music Radio live Mon 21 st to Fri 25th Jan 2019

Celtic Connections on Campus – Hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
and broadcast by Celtic Music Radio live Mon 21 st to Fri 25th Jan 2019

Calling all performers…

Celtic Connections on Campus is back, hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in association with Celtic Music Radio to showcase performers and talented students from across Scotland.

We’re looking for students to perform in January 2019. As these concerts are aimed to highlight the work done within our education establishments, all performers must currently be students at or recent graduates from (2017 or 2018) college, University or school. (Please note that your area of study does not need to be music).
Celtic Connections on Campus is part of Celtic Connections so the genre of acts chosen will be in keeping with the main festival.  Link 

The concerts will run from Monday 21st to Friday 25th Jan 2019 in the GCU Students Association building between 12:30 and 14:00.
To apply for a place please complete the application at link 

Deadline for applications is Tuesday January 8th 2019 but you can apply early!
Please pass this call onto your friends and we look forward to seeing at Celtic Connections on Campus 2019.
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Katherine MacLeod is Janice Ross’s guest on Scots Speak 18:00 on Tuesday 3oth October.

Scot’s speak guest this week is the beautiful flautist Katherine MacLeod. Born in Haghill, Katherine’s family are originally from the islands and music is in her blood. Her earliest memories are playing tunes on the piano then singing in East Kilbride Gaelic choir. It is claimed she has the voice and sound of an angel and everyone who has had the pleasure of listening would agree. We are allowed a wee sneaky listen to the ‘mixed instruments’ class and chat to Donald, Isabel and a few others about their enjoyment of being an adult pupil in Katherine’s class.

Haggerdash are guests on Transatlantic Conversations with Bob Leslie, Sunday 28th October, 2-4 pm

Bob’s show on the 28th is a really special one for three reasons: it’s the 12-month anniversary of the programme (a whole year has gone by!), it’s Bob’s birthday (huzza!), and he has those very special guests HAGGERDASH  in the studio to talk about their new CD.

Haggerdash have been a prominent feature of Scottish Folk Music for nearly thirty years, performing at many Festivals and Folk Clubs both at home and abroad. With their current lineup of Alan Jones, Jack Bethel and Billy Stewart, there will certainly be many more years of great music – and fun (they’re a cheery bunch!) – to come.

The band perform with a wide range of instruments including Hammered Dulcimer, Concertina, Bouzouki, Guitar, Fiddle,Whistles, Harmonicas, 5string Banjo and Bodhran. Alan and Billy provide vocals on songs which include many of their own compositions.

Over many years Alan, Jack and Billy have been involved in  Scottish Folk Music as part of other groups as well as solo performances. Those lineups include Setanta, Three’s A Crowd, Cairdie’s Brig and Hot Toddy.

The name of their new CD is THE ELGIN WATCH.  It contains songs and tunes written by Billy Stewart and Alan Jones plus a sprinkling of traditional songs.  The title track is based on the true story of Jack Bethel’s Grandfather and his brothers and Jack still has The Elgin Watch.

Many of the songs are in fact based on true stories which makes this CD an  interesting and enjoyable listening experience.

There’ll Never Be Peace Till Jamie Comes Hame is a song Billy really liked the words of, but he wrote a new tune for it and Haggerdash arranged it. It is one of their favourite tracks.

Alan’s song THE VITAL SPARK is as the title suggests a song about the much loved Para Handy

Also included is THE MAN THAT I AM which is the song  Alan won the Girvan Folk Festival songwriting competition in 2017 with

HAGGERDASH are Billy Stewart, Alan Jones and Jack Bethel

www.haggerdash.co.uk                    www.facebook.com/haggerdash




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