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The Team

Celtic Music Radio provides a varied programme schedule produced and presented by a large number of dedicated individuals from many backgrounds including performers, singers and songwriters.

The team at Celtic Music Radio have a professional approach in a volunteer environment and perform a range of functions both on and off- air.

Click on the following links below to read about the individual person or programme team.

If you’d like to help out then please email info@celticmusicradio.net

Alex Jenkins

Alex Jenkins

  Alex is a founder director and Chairperson of Celtic Music Radio. For many years Alex was involved in his local community serving several terms as a Johnstone Community Councillor and was Vice-Chairperson of his local Johnstone Tenants and Residents Association for eight years. Alex’s link with Scottish traditional music goes back to his great uncle, Pipe …

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Allan Broom

Allan is no stranger to radio studios having previously been involved in local commercial radio at the then Paisley based Q96 FM when it launched in 1992 and left the station when it bought by IRG Plc in late 1995. Since then he has been involved in various community based operations like FPR, Paisley.  Previously he owned …

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Bill Morris

Bill realised he had been a confirmed folkie for years when in 1994 he attended his first folk festival and he hasn’t looked back since. He is a committee member of Live At The Star, Glasgow’s folk club which meets every Thursday evening in Saint Andrews in The Square, 1 St Andrew’s Square, Glasgow G1 …

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Bruce Rodges

Bruce Rodger

Bruce is mainly to be found behind the scenes at Celtic Music Radio, but if you listen carefully you can sometimes hear him on air. It’s usually when things go wrong, although he will occasionally contribute words of wisdom or sarcastic comments during other people’s shows, especially if they have brought cakes into the studio. …

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Ceòl ‘s Craic

Ceòl ‘s Craic is the weekly programme on Celtic Music Radio featuring music and banter for the Glasgow Gaelic community.  The programme is presented by Ishbel M. Murray with support from the team at Ceòl ‘s Craic. Established in 2004, Ceòl ‘s Craic is a year round programme of the best in contemporary Gaelic culture. Aimed …

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Eva Lees

Eva has always been interested in folk music and has been involved in Tønder Festival in Denmark for 15 years. In 2012 she started up the Danish booking agency Folksongs.dk with a partner. After having met her husband Davy through Celtic Music Radio she moved to Scotland from Denmark in 2013 and now presents her …

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Evin Downey

Togadh Evin Downey in Áth Cliath ach tá sé ina chónaí  i nGlaschú le níos mó ná 11 bliain anois, meallta anseo as a ghrá don bhia domhainfhriochta. Tar éis do a dhéanamh  roinnt iarrachtaí  i Nua-Eabhrac & i Londain, thainig sé ar ais don Ghaeilge in Glaschú  trí ranganna ag Conradh na Gaeilge Glaschú …

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Gordon Hotchkiss

Gordon Hotchkiss

  Gordon first developed an interest in folk music during the folk revival of the 1960s and 1970s.  From then, he became involved with the music scene, meeting enthusiasts and performers and developed a deep understanding of his national heritage of music and song. He plays the Concertina and for many years was a member …

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Hamish Burgess

Hamish Burgess presents the The Maui Celtic Radio Show on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM on Tuesdays at 12.00pm until 2.00pm. Hamish Burgess’ weekly show is produced and recorded on the island of Maui, Hawaii in which Hamish plays two hours of the best Celtic music from around the planet. Hamish travels to many countries interviewing musicians for …

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John Collings

John Collings

John Collings grew up in Merseyside during the Merseybeat era in the early 1960s. He was roadie for ‘Joan & The Demons’ and heard the Beatles live at the original Cavern Club in Liverpool. John’s interest in folk music started with the 1960s Liverpool group The Spinners and has developed since then. He discovered Celtic …

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Ken Macdonald

Ken Macdonald

Ken is a keen supporter of Scottish culture and tradition and travels many miles to be part of it particuarly as he is now retired and more opportunities to attend events. Ken is also involved with the popular Glasgow Star Folk Club ‘Live at the Star’ which meets on Thursday evenings at St Andrew’s in the …

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Liz Clark

Liz Clark has been involved in one format or another with music all her life. Her passion for Scottish Traditional music started when at six years of age when her parents moved to the North East of Scotland. Between the women singing in the fishing sheds at Stonehaven and the bothy ballads of Aberdeenshire to the travellers …

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Mark Kathleen Burke

Mary Kathleen Burke

Mary K Burke is originally from Northern Ireland near Derry but has lived in Scotland since 1980. Her debut album ‘A Song In Her Heart’ was released to critical acclaim in February 2008 on the Greentrax recording label. Mary founded, organised and directed the ‘Neilston Live’ and ‘Barfest’ music festivals in East Renfrewshire, an area that is …

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Mike Ritchie

Mike Ritchie is presenter/producer of The Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show –  Runner-Up in the Americana-uk website Best Radio Show Readers’ Poll 2016. He loves music in the Americana, alt.country, roots, bluegrass, rock, singer/songwriter fields: so there is no shortage of great tracks for his show, which is a mix of music, news, reviews and …

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Moira Kerr

Moira Kerr has been singing from the age of three so progression into the entertainment business was natural and winning her first Talent Contest really got her career going. Her songs, for which she also often composes the music, are mainly of Scotland and the Highlands and these show a rare insight and love of her homeland. …

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Patrick Quinn

Patrick Quinn has been a fan of roots music for many years and supports the work of the station in his roles as Training organiser and Grants Application Co-ordinator. Patrick first got involved with Celtic Music Radio when he and his students from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) helped at the radio station’s outside broadcast at …

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Ross Macfadyen

Ross is our Director of Music and Programming, looking after our music database, making sure our programmes go out in the right order and a variety of other areas to make sure all goes smoothly. He started his radio career in 1985 at the University of Strathclyde Student Union’s internal ‘StrathRadio’ service. This of course was …

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Sandy - Yer host wi' the toast

Sandy Pratt

  Sandy Pratt “I came to join Celtic Music Radio by a strange route , “They won me in a Raffle” and I stayed! That was 7 years ago and since then I have had a great time either on air doing a show our out on live broadcasts or even just trying to help with …

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Sandy Semeonoff

Sandy Semeonoff

Sandy Semeonoff worked for BBC Scotland for many years as a music librarian.  He has produced country, folk, and world music programmes for BBC Radio Scotland. He grew up in a house full of classical 78s and LPs, but his passion for seeking out new and exciting styles of traditional music really began when he …

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Stewart Fenwick

Stewart Fenwick has always been interested in radio and country music. In 1980, he began the long-running Campus Country programme on the campus station at the University of Stirling.

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Tom Hamilton

Tom Hamilton was Ayrshire born, moved to the east end of Glasgow in the mid 1960s and then moved ‘doon the watter’ to the Isle of Bute seven years ago and now lives somewhere between Dumbarton and Helensburgh! His first experience of live music was in December 1975 seeing Queen at the famous Glasgow Apollo. …

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Tony Mack

Tony Mack says “I have always loved radio and more so local radio. Having studied radio and now media. It’s a pleasure to be able to play some great original Scottish bands and celtic songs. Join me for Mack’s Morning Mix between 8 and 10 every Saturday morning. Great tunes to get your weekend started. …

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Warren Duncan

Warren Duncan is involved in the daily gig and events guide on-air and online plus he sometimes fills-in for presenters when they are on holiday. He was successful with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Creative Media Practice at The School of Creative and Cultural Industries, Ayr Campus of the University of the West of Scotland. …

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