Album of the Week

Album of the Week: Mike Vass ‘In The Wake of Neil Gunn’

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 25 October is the new CD from Mike Vass called ‘In The Wake of Neil Gunn’. Ross Macfadyen talks to Mike...

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Concerts and Gig Guide

Catch Up: Cabaret Amber Thursday at 5.00pm

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM is live from the Cabaret Amber concerts starting at 5.00pm at the 2014 Perthshire Amber festival based at Amber Central, the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld...

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Studio Guests

Review: Phil & Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones

PHIL AND DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY ONES, The Art School, Glasgow on Wednesday 28 October 2014. Written by Mike Ritchie. Picture – Mike Ritchie Focused and wary, the student...

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Outside Broadcasts

Perthshire Amber: Saturday afternoon session live

Perthshire Amber – The Dougie MacLean Festival ends this weekend which includes a live broadcast on Celtic Music Radio on Saturday 1 November from 12 noon until 5.00pm. It is...

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Perthshire Amber: Saturday afternoon session live

Perthshire Amber: Saturday afternoon session live

Oct 31, 2014

Perthshire Amber – The Dougie MacLean Festival ends this weekend which includes a live broadcast on Celtic Music Radio on Saturday 1 November from 12 noon until 5.00pm.

It is the second weekend of the 2014 Perthshire Amber festival and at Amber Central, the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld in HighlandAmber Central 2014 Perthshire, Ross Macfadyen and Liz Clark will be live from this afternoon’s Perthshire Amber Open Mic Session. 

Artists performing live on the ‘Wee Festival Stage’ at Amber Central in Dunkeld will be: David Swann; Trevor Appleton The Keystone Project; Mary Kathleen Burke; Stephanie Manns; Zoe Bestel; For One Night Only; Davie Anderson; Adrian Nation; Chris Greve; Caraidean; David Nicol; Carron Anderson; Georgia Gordon and Just Singin’ plus in reserve Kirsty Bromley and also Les Santangeli.

Perthshire Amber Open Mic Saturday Session, 1 November from 12 noon to 5.00pm with Ross Macfadyen and Liz Clark and hosted on stage by Ewen Sutherland.

Catch Up: Cabaret Amber Thursday at 5.00pm

Catch Up: Cabaret Amber Thursday at 5.00pm

Oct 30, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM is live from the Cabaret Amber concerts starting at 5.00pm at the 2014 Perthshire Amber festival based at Amber Central, the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire.

Cabaret Amber is the early evening festival club and is broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM and online and all mobile devices including tune-in on smart phones.

The venue is the Wee Festival Hall at Amber Central, otherwise known as upstairs at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel from 5.00-7.00pm.

It is hosted by Perthshire Amber favourites Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan who will introduce you to some of the great emerging talents on the scene today. Tonight’s – Thursday 30 October performers are The Dirty Beggars and The Chaplins. Listen again at our Catch Up section here.

dirty beggarsThe Dirty Beggars are an outfit from central Scotland with the music of the Appalachians running in their blood. Five boys born in the wrong country, their brand of down and dirty bluegrass has been electrifying crowds all over the UK. Comprising of guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and double bass,

The Dirty Beggars are one-of-a-kind in the UK, blasting out the tunes made popular in the 21st century by the bluegrass revival as well as their own growing repertoire of their own compositions and songs.

In the past year, The Dirty Beggars have gone from strength to strength, having landed two high profile slots at Celtic Connections, which have in turn landed them a series of four dates in London and support slots for well known acts and the successful honky-tonk outfit The Wilders. The band have just released their debut album Bite the Bullet which features 10 original tracks

The Chaplins are a rootsy Americana band based in Glasgow and were one of the winners of The Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections 2014.

The brainchild of Jill Jackson and Lisa, they formed in 2012 as a project that brought together their musical influences to create somethingThe Chaplins CC2014 unique.

Shortly after forming they were asked to join the much-loved Runrig on their Re-Wired tour which saw them playing to audiences in sold out concert halls and arenas across the UK and Europe. The Chaplins won the hearts of many thousands and were Runrig’s most successful support act to date, selling out of their debut EP ‘Introducing The Chaplins’. Since then they have been touring extensively around the UK and developing a fast growing fan base.

The band members are accomplished musicians in their own right who together as a unit create a distinctive sound with soaring harmonies and foot stomping music. Seeing them perform live is an event you’ll never forget. Their timeless feel will appeal to all – eight or eighty you will find yourself mesmerised by this outstanding band.

They are by no means a band singing old time country songs about dogs, heartbreak and front porches. Jill has produced perfectly crafted, meaningful songs with unforgettable melodies and poignant lyrics and with the help of Lisa, Johnny and John these songs are beautifully brought to life.

Cabaret Amber live from Amber Central, Thursday 30 October 2014, 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Live from Cabaret Amber at Perthshire Amber 5.00-7.00pm

Live from Cabaret Amber at Perthshire Amber 5.00-7.00pm

Oct 28, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM is live from the Cabaret Amber concerts starting at 5.00pm at the 2014 Perthshire Amber festival based at Amber Central, the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire.

Cabaret Amber is the early evening festival club and is broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM and online and all mobile devices including tune-in on smart phones.

It is a place to gather and enjoy some fine music, to meet up with other festival goers and compare the days activities or plan the night ahead.

The venue is the Wee Festival Hall at Amber Central, otherwise known as upstairs at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel from 5.00-7.00pm.

It is hosted by Perthshire Amber favourites Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan who will introduce you to some of the great emerging talents on the scene today.  Tonight’s performers:

Darcy DaSilva

darcyDarcy’s music has taken her across the country, captivating listeners with her sensitivity.

Her performance line-up is herself on vocals, guitar, piano and accordion and Roy Marchbank who is a internationally renowned musician/composer on electric, acoustic and classical guitars.  Over the years, Darcy has collaborated with various musicians, from Karine Polwart to Wendy Stewart.

In her home village of Moniaive in Dumfries-shire, Darcy has opened for both Altan and Dervish.

Ryan Young

In a world awash with carbon copy musicians and unimaginative cover artists, Ryan Young breaks out onto the music scene as a welcome breath of fresh air.

His unique blend of arty mellow folk music is fused with an energetic yet melodic acoustic-indie element that bring a whole new meaning to the term ‘guitar solo’.ryan

Catchy vocals round off his sound into a smooth feeling of warmth that touches the soul of listeners one and all.  Returning from Australia early in 2013, Ryan decided to launch his solo career, after a great start with the bands Stripey Jack and The Hazes.

Writing and recording his own material since 2012 Ryan has refined his sound on the guitar, which he couples with engaging and meaningful vocals performed with a real passion on stage.

Caberet Amber live from Amber Central, Tuesday 28 October, 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Live from Perthshire Amber – Cabaret Amber 5-7.00pm

Live from Perthshire Amber – Cabaret Amber 5-7.00pm

Oct 26, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM is live from the Cabaret Amber concerts starting on Monday 27 October at 5.00pm at the 2014 Perthshire Amber festival based at Amber Central, the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire.

Cabaret Amber is the Monday to Thursday early evening festival club and is broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM and online and all mobile devices including tune-in on smart phones.

It is a place to gather and enjoy some fine music, to meet up with other festival goers and compare the days activities or plan the night ahead.irenie rose

The venue is the Wee Festival Hall at Amber Central, otherwise known as upstairs at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel from 5.00-7.00pm and is hosted by Perthshire Amber favourites Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan who will introduce you to some of the great emerging talents on the scene today as well as some of their own musical friends.

Monday 27 October at 5.00pm features from Ireland, Kate O’Callaghan; from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis Miss Irenie Rose (pictured right) and from Fife, The Coaltown Daisies.


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