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

Gordon Hotchkiss on songs of WW1: ‘Opposition and Revolution’

This Wednesday the 3rd of September at  7.00pm, Gordon Hotchkiss as part of his Hotch Potch programme, will be continuing his look at songs concerning the First World War. The...

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Studio Guests

Ceòl ’s Craic welcomes Ian Smith and Shona Masson

On Monday 1 September Ceòl ’s Craic welcome two exceptionally talented traditional musicians to the studio. The fiddle player and singer Shona Masson will be joined by the...

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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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Gordon Hotchkiss on songs of WW1: ‘Opposition and Revolution’

Gordon Hotchkiss on songs of WW1: ‘Opposition and Revolution’

Sep 1, 2014

sufragetsThis Wednesday the 3rd of September at  7.00pm, Gordon Hotchkiss as part of his Hotch Potch programme, will be continuing his look at songs concerning the First World War.

The Great War witnessed great social change throughout the world and in Britain.

Many opposed the war and were willing to face imprisonment or death for their beliefs.

Women found new roles in society along with fighting for the right to vote.

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There was mutiny in some of the armed forces throughout Europe Russia1three dynasties fell along with revolution in Russia.

The old order was changing and these and other facets of social change, opposition to the war, socialist agitation including Red Clydeside  and revolution will be represented in song throughout the programme.

Hotchkiss Hotchpotch, Wednesday 3 September, 7.00-10.00pm; repeated Thursday 4 September 12noon-3.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

 

Ceòl ’s Craic welcomes Ian Smith and Shona Masson

Ceòl ’s Craic welcomes Ian Smith and Shona Masson

Aug 31, 2014

On Monday 1 September Ceòl ’s Craic welcome two exceptionally talented traditional musicians to the studio.

The fiddle player and singer Shona Masson will be joined by the accordionist and singer Ian Smith.

Ian is a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist and a founder member of the west coast ceilidh band Trail West

This immensely talented duo are the hosts of an exciting new initiative set up by the Gaelic Arts organisation An Lòchran which aims to promote the use of the Gaelic language at traditional music sessions.

Tune in at 6pm on Monday on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM to find out more about where and when these sessions are held and to hear some fantastic traditional music from Ian (pictured centre top) and Shona.

Ian Smith Trail WestAir Diluain 1 Sultainn bidh Ceòl ’s Craic a’ cur fàilte air dithis luchd-ciùil a tha air leth tàlantach.

Còmhla ris an t-seinneadair agus am fìdhlear Shona Masson bidh an seinneadair agus fear a’ bhocsa Iain Mac a’ Ghobhainn bhon chòmhlan-ciùil ‘Trail West’.

Tha Iain air aithneachadh farsaing fhaighinn airson nan sgilean ciùil aige – bha e sa chuirt dheireannach san fharpais aig BBC Radio Alba airson Neach-ciùil Òg na Bliadhna agus bha e air aon dhen luchd-ciùil òga a chuir air chois an còmhlan ciùil soirbheachail ‘Trail West’.

Tha an dithis luchd-ciùil seo an sàs ann am pròiseact ùr inntineach a chaidh a chur air adhart leis An Lòchran. airson brosnachadh cleachdadh na Gàidhlig aig seiseanan ciùil ann an taighean-seinnse baile Ghlaschu. Thigibh còmhla rinn aig 6 feasgar Diluain airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh fhaighinn agus ceòl sgoinneil a chluinntinn!

Ceòl ’s Craic, Monday 1 September at 6.00-7.00pm 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.


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