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 instead of the BA in Business Studies he was supposed to be studying for!
He has been with Celtic Music Radio since July 2008 which was his introduction to the world of traditional music beyond Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon and Clannad.
“My musical taste has always been eclectic,” says Ross. “Anything goes, from Mozart to Motorhead. My work in Celtic Music Radio has opened a rich vein of music I’d never have discovered by myself.”
Ross’ favourite musicians include singer/songwriters Dougie MacLean, Billy Joel, Colin Hay, Bruce Springsteen the Sands Family and Davy Lees.
Ross joined Celtic Music Radio on the night of the Danny Kyle Open Stage Anniversary Concert on 19 July 2008 and manages a fair number of our Outside Broadcasts including at Celtic Connectons and Perthshire Amber.
“In any voluntary organisation, you need to be up for anything that needs done,” says Ross.
As well as his weekly Thank Folk It’s Friday show, Ross also does some sales, marketing, social media, fundraising, web design and engineering.
Ross was nominated for a Radio Academy Production Award for his recording of Songwright’s Matt McGinn tribute night at East Kilbride Arts Centre, and won Music Director (Radio) of the Year Award at the inaugral Scottish New Music Awards 2011.
If you would like to be considered for a session on Thank Folk It’s Friday, please send your CD and biog to:
Ross Macfadyen, Celtic Music Radio 95FM, 54 Admiral Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1HU
Email Ross Macfadyen: firstname.lastname@example.org