Mike Ritchie success in national listeners’ poll

Mike Ritchie success in national listeners’ poll

Jan 10, 2017

Celtic Music Radio 95FM is pleased to announce an end- of-year poll success for one its presenters.


The Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show secured a runners-up slot – behind the BBC’s legendary Bob Harris, no less – for Best Radio Show in the influential Americana-UK website readers’ vote. http://americana-uk.com/americana-uks-readers-poll-2016-the-results

The website editor commented: “Mike’s show continues to impress.”

Mike’s programme goes out live every Sunday between 4 and 6 pm and features a mix of Americana, alt.country, roots, bluegrass and singer/songwriters.


Chairman of the charity-status, Glasgow-based station’s board of directors, Alex Jenkins, said: “It’s great that a community-based station run by volunteers gets recognition in this manner.

“For one of our shows to be voted by the public into a runner-up position to a national broadcaster and a BBC broadcast giant like Bob Harris, is no mean feat.

“Mike works hard to prepare a show that mixes up-to-date releases with many favourites and he introduces new acts as well, including many from Scotland.

“His show is well researched and his knowledge and love of the music he picks to play is clear to the growing numbers of people listening in.

“All of us at Celtic Music Radio are really pleased with the poll result.”


Mike said: “It’s terrific that Celtic Music Radio is so highly thought of – I’m surprised but chuffed to get a mention in such noteworthy company.

“I really enjoy going on air and being part of the station’s team. They gave me a chance to broadcast and I’m so pleased they did: they are a terrific bunch who do what they do for the love of the music.”



House concert

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Dave Swarbrick

Dave Swarbrick

Jun 9, 2016

13415370_1033162100107520_8222114193996757523_oOn 8 July, Gordon Hotchkiss presented a special programme paying tribute to Dave Swarbrick, who died a few days ago.

You can hear it again at



Saturday on Celtic Music Radio

Saturday on Celtic Music Radio

Apr 2, 2016

Some changes to the schedule today,to bring you not one, not two, but THREE wonderful live concerts….

A new voice on Celtic Music Radio, Tony Mack, presents his first show today from 8am-10am, and then from 10am until noon, Moira Kerr hosts “Sounds Celtic”.


At EIHF-logo-2016noon, we have our first live outside broadcast of the day. We’re heading through to Edinburgh to broadcast an afternoon from the Edinburgh International Harp Festival – where we’ll have interviews, live performances and lots of good music.



From 6pm, we have our second concert. Recorded live on Thursday at King Tut’s, we bring you highlights of “Calmac Culture” music finals https://www.calmac.co.uk/music – featuring:

Bella Gaffney Music (2016 DKOS Finalist)
James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band 
Whitehill Grove
The Begbies
Kat Healy
Tom Vevers
Angus Smith & North 56
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Then at 8pm, we head across live to the Radisson Blu for the second day of the Irish Country Weekend.glasgow_raddison narrow

95FM and on DAB around Glasgow, online via RadioPlayer, TuneIn, and www.celticmusicradio.net

Poozies and the Four Winds

Poozies and the Four Winds St. Andrews in the square

28 Jan 2016  Celtic Connections.


St. Andrews in the square is a great venue although I have to say the sound on this occasion was not really up to the usual high standard, it did improve when the Poozies took to the stage.

Both bands were great with the Four Winds having travelled in from Ireland that day. They are living proof of the importance of the Danny Kyle Open Stage as an opportunity for bands to show their skills, they were a leading act in last years DK and showed why they were so popular.

The Poozies made up of , harp, guitar, accordian and fiddle were celebrating their 25th anniversary as a group and did so in style. The large audience in St. Andrews loved it and again the level and depth of talent at Celtic Connections is massively impressive. Their harmonies were as beautiful as their solo singing. I really hope they continue for another 25 years.


Bob Jenkins

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