Planet Waves running order – 28th February 2012

Planet Waves running order – 28th February 2012

Feb 28, 2012

Today is Kalevala Day, a day of Finnish Culture when Finland celebrates its national epic the Kalevala and other Finnish art and culture. Sandy will be playing some great Finnish music to mark the occasion, including dance music and songs and some of the most wonderful accordion playing you’ll ever hear.

Planet Waves is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7.00-8.00pm with repeats on Wednesdays at 0100-0200am and 12 noon-1.00pm. You can listen to Planet Waves on our Catch Up Anytime section for up to 30 days after broadcast here.

28th February 2012 – Kalevala (Finnish Culture) Day

So Happy Today – 22 Pistepirkko – Lime Green DeLorean – Bone Voyage Recording Company – Finland

Tango: Den första snön (The first snow tango) – Sven Runar Wiik – Folkmusik Från Sibbo – TAPLP 003 (LP) – Finland

Muistatko, rakas ystavani – Wild Myrtles – Songcatcher – self-released – Finland/Scotland

Romance (Sibelius) – Emil Telmányi – The Recorded Violin – Pearl BVA 11 – Finland

Härmän Tappelupolka (Fighting Polka of Härmä) – Pirnales – Best Before – Olarin OMCD 60 – Finland

Dreams of a Soldier’s Life – Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia – Finnish Tunes and Songs – Folkways FW 06856 (LP) – Finland

Dollar’s Moods – The Jazz Epistles – Jazz Epistle Vol 1 – Rhino Records – South Africa

Hugh Masekela playing on the 11th March – Old Fruitmarket

Mbube – Miriam Makeba (with the Chad Mitchell Trio) – Miriam Makeba – Rarity Music – South Africa

Kéléfaba – Ba Cissoko – Nimissa – Cristal CR 184 – Guinea

Surullinen Valssi (Melancholy Waltz) – Myllärit – In The Light Of The White Night – Myllarit – Finland/Russia

So Shimmering – Maria Kalaniemi – Bellow Poetry – Aito Records – Finland

Bulgaarit Kytosavuilla – Troka – Raharinki – self-released – Finland

Soajit (Wings) – Niko Valkeapää – Sierra – Duippidit Records – Finland

Keko – Kimmo Pohjonen – Kluster – Rockadillo Records – Finland

Oi Dai – Värttinä – Oi Dai – Northside Records – Finland

Patrick Bullen guests on Late Night Alan Burke

Glasgow singer-songwriter Patrick Bullen makes a late night visit to Celtic Music Radio studio 1 with Alan Burke on Wednesday 29 February, leap year night, from 10.00pm to 12 midnight.

Patrick will be chatting to Alan with an update on his solo singing career and up and coming gigs plus playing a few tunes.  Picture shows Patrick in session at the Exhibition Hall of The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at the Celtic Music Radio stand during Celtic Connections 2012.

Late Night Alan Burke, Wednesday 29 February 10pm-12 midnight.

The Daddy Naggins on the Mary K Burke Show Sunday 26 February

The Daddy Naggins on the Mary K Burke Show Sunday 26 February

Feb 25, 2012

The Daddy Naggins are a Glasgow based bluegrass band with a difference.  Not only do they play electrifying bluegrass and rip roaring traditional tunes and songs, but they also play a range of original and modern classic pop songs, all given The Daddy Naggins special treatment!  After a year of gigs galore, they intend to hit the studio to record an EP of original songs.  They aim to maintain a high level of gigs around the Glasgow area and 2012 will see them playing all over the UK and Ireland  as well as playing summer festivals.

The Daddy Naggins were  formed during the autumn of 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Darren Young and banjoist/vocalist (loose term!) Garry McFadden with the intention of playing music of the Celtic diaspora that had the energy of punk and the drive of bluegrass.  Before long they were joined on bass guitar by Iain Strachan and on flutes and mandolin by Patrick Dunn (there Bostonian connection).  Of late, they  have been joined by fiddler Heather Macleod, a talented traditional student of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow and also multiple Scottish champion accordionist Liam Howitt bringing a greater depth of sound to the band.

Topping off the lineup is their human drum machine Mr Dion Walters.  Dion has been a professional drummer for many years and has sessioned for the likes of Nick Mason, The Drifters, 10cc and Rolf Harris! Dion is a true pro and never misses a beat!  The band hope 2012 will be the year that brings The Daddy Naggins to a wider audience, so stay tuned.

Photo by Ralph Kelly.

To book The Daddy Naggins for an event  please contact MKB Music Promotions on 0141 881 1964.  Email:

Album of the Week: Murray & Falkenau ‘The Leipzeg Sessions’

Album of the Week: Murray & Falkenau ‘The Leipzeg Sessions’

Feb 25, 2012

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 25 February is titled ‘The Leipzeg Sessions’ from Murray & Falkenau.

Album of the Week is broadcast Saturdays at 12 noon, 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm.

This week, Ross Macfadyen talks to the contemporary folk-roots duo based in Galway City in the west of Ireland are currently celebrating the release of their debut album “The Leipzig Sessions” on CD and in download format.

Featuring Anna Falkenau on fiddle, lead guitar and backing vocals and Ivan Joseph Murray on guitar, vocals and lyrics, the album is a blend of subtle, rootsy, yet powerful songs and tunes touching on Irish and American traditions.

Recorded in the German city of Leipzig in 2010 it contains four original compositions by Ivan Murray – Wake up the Neighbours, Song for Little Man, Riposte and Western Plains and two from Anna Falkenau The Leipzig Jigs 1 & 2 and Ivan’s Waltz. The remainder of the album is a mixture of Irish and American fiddle tunes and a cover of American songwriter, Joseph Arthur’s “In the Sun”.

Click on this BuyCD link for more details. Murray & Falkenau hope to see you in the real world at one of their shows soon which is likely to be part of the Stirling Sessions in early June 2012.

Glasgow singer Jim King on Ciaran’s Sunday Session

Ciaran’s Sunday Session guest on Sunday will be Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Jim King, who makes a welcome return visit to the show to chat about his new album ‘Views’.

Jim King has been singing folk songs since the 1960s and writing songs for a good few years. These days he mostly performs his own material along with a handful of songs he wishes he had written. He likes to put stories into his songs. Sometimes the stories are sad, sometimes they’re angry and sometimes they’re fun.

Jim has been recording a new solo album ‘Views’ which will be available in spring 2012.

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 26 February 2012 5.00-7.00pm.

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