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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

‘ Please support Celtic Music Radio by making a donation!

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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Scots’ Speak guests 20th November are the father and son team Damian and Graeme Curley

Scots’ Speak guests this week are the father and son team Damian and Graeme Curley who inherited ‘Willie Curley’ butchers in Halfway, downtown Cambuslang and in this week’s interview they explain the reasons why the family run business, which been trading for a 100 plus years, continues to be successful.  Their secret recipes, passed down through the generations, maintains customer satisfaction and keeps people coming back for more.  The shop is a real hive of activity in the community and what the butchers don’t know about what is happening, isn’t worth knowing!

CMR’s Album of The Week 17th Nov – Gráinne Brady – ‘The Road Across The Hills’

CMR’s Album of The Week 17 th Nov – Gráinne Brady – ‘The Road Across The Hills’
The much-anticipated debut album from Irish-Scottish composer Gráinne Brady, entitled The Road Across the Hills, will be released on February 22 2019.
Musicians on album :- Gráinne Brady /  Su-a Lee / Megan Henderson / Innes White / Andrew Waite /Steve Forman / Feargus Hetherington.

Originally from Co. Cavan in Ireland, Gráinne has been writing music for over 10 years and has steadily built a career at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene as a well-respected musician and composer. She currently plays with MG Alba Scots Trad Awards nominees Top Floor Taiversstring group The Routes Quartet, and Gaeilge/Gàidhlig supergroup LAS.

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Studio Guest – Debbie Armour – Sun 18th Nov – on Transatlantic Conversations with Bob Leslie’son , 2pm – 4pm

Debbie Armour – Bob Leslie’s guest on Transatlantic Conversations on Sunday 18 November, 2pm – 4pm

Debbie Armour is a Glasgow based musician, working primarily with traditional song from Britain and beyond. Broadly, her work is motivated by ideas of persistence, resonance and deep cultural roots.

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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


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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.

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