Tim Edey ‘How Do You Know’ Album of the Week 31 st Dec 2016 on Celtic Music Radio

Tim Edey  ‘How Do You Know’ Album of the Week 31 st Dec 2016 on Celtic Music Radio

Dec 31, 2016



Tim Edey  ‘How Do You Know’ Album of the Week 31 st Dec 2016 on Celtic Music Radio

Tim Edey was voted BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) and “Best duo” with Brendan Power. Not to mention a winner of the much coveted Danny Kyle Open Stage with the group Cushtie in 2005 at Celtic Connections.  Tim is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Natalie MacMaster, Altan, Stockton’s Wing, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Dougie Maclean, The Barra MacNeills, JP Cormier, Shaun Davey, Session A9, Wolfstone, Lunasa, Vinnie Kilduff, Mary Black, Session A9, Julie Fowlis, Frankie Gavin to name but a few…
I started on the old upright piano and then, when I was six, Dad came back with a piano accordion so I didn’t actually play the button box until I was about 14.

“I had been playing a bit of whistle but where I lived in Kent there was no Irish music or branch of Comhaltas so I just learned from music in the house. There was always music playing in the house — The Chieftains, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel… folk if you like.”

“Tim, now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!”


Musicians on Album
Tim Edey – Vocals-Guitars -Melodeon- Piano – Bass/ Charlie McKerron – Fiddle/ Owen Nicholson – Pedal Steel & Electric Guitar / Gordy Duncan Jnr – Drums & percussion/ David Griffiths – Piano / Gordon Gunn – Fiddle /Steve Cooney – Fretless Bass/ Triona Marshall – Harp / Lizabett Russo – Vocals/ Dermot Byrne – Button Accordion
Engineer & Producer Robin Wynn Evans

How Do You Know Tracks 

  1. Box n Fiddle Party
  2. The Elevator Blues
  3. Taoist Tale (How do you know?)
  4. A Night in Baile nboc
  5. Down Where The River Flows
  6. Moment in Time
  7. Hector The Hero
  8. Three Miles from Annascaul
  9. Dean Brig o’ Edinburgh
  10. You Give Me Your Love

Other releases by Tim Edey:-
Home Dropped D Guitar Series 1 – For Celtic / Folk Accompaniment
Live In Scotland – The Tpot Sessions
Sailing over The Seventh String (another CMR Album of The Week)
Wriggle and Write with Brendan Power
Music From Dingle Peninsula and Beyond
The Collective
Disgrace Notes – with Seamus Begley
Farrago – Tim Edey Band featuring Brendan Power & Lucy Randall
The Best of Tim Edey

Emily Smith -‘Songs For Christmas – Album of the Week 24th Dec 2017

Emily Smith -‘Songs For Christmas – Album of the Week 24th Dec 2017

Dec 17, 2016

Emily Smith  ‘Songs for Christmas’ -Album of the Week 17 December 2017

This is Emily ’s seventh CD –‘ Songs For Christmas’  “Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background. Forgotten gems such as the ancient Scots ‘Christ Has My Hairt, Ay’ (lyrics trad/music Alan Reid) and the soulful traditional American ballad ‘Heard From Heaven Today’ feature alongside contemporary covers and popular carols.  Smith’s songwriting also features with two originals ‘Winter Song’ and the single ‘Find Hope’.”


Emily Smith / Jamie McClennan / Matheu Watson / Ross Hamilton – Co produced with her husband Jamie McClennan


Songs For Christmas Tracks

  1. Find Hope
  2. Christ Has My Hairt, Ay
  3. Go Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  4. Heard From Heaven Today
  5. Little Road To Bethlehem
  6. Merry Christmas To All And Goodnight
  7. The Blessings of Mary
  8. Silent Night
  9. Winter Song
  10. Sand Will Find You
  11. The Parting Glass
  12. A Life That’s Good

Appearing in  Thornhill – Drumlanrig Castle on 18 th Dec at the end of her very successful December  tour
Jan 21 Belfast – Waterfront Hall
Jan 25 Dumfries – Easterbrook Hall
Jan 28 & 31  at Celtic Connections

Whyte -‘Fairich’ – Album of The Week 10th Dec 2016

Whyte  -‘Fairich’  – Album of The Week  10th Dec 2016

Dec 10, 2016



This Weeks Album of the Week is ‘Fairich’ by Whyte – Alasdair C Whyte  Ross Whyte 



WHɎTE is a collaboration between electronic composer and musician, Ross Whyte and Gaelic singer-songwriter, Alasdair Whyte.
The collaboration began as a commission by the organisation Ceòl ‘s Craic to bring together artists from the fields of electronic and traditional music for a live performance.  Taking inspiration from Alasdair’s research interest in 17th- and 18th- century Gaelic song and poetry, the duo began working on new ambient electronic arrangements of several rarely-heard songs as well as original compositions.  Their music has drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett..
Following several successful live performances throughout Scotland and radio play on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Travelling Folk’, WHɎTE’s debut release was recorded in the late summer of this year at the University of Aberdeen and in a cave beneath Dunnottar Castle. WHɎTE were also finalists at The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree in October – unfortunately, their album launch was the same night as their Album Launch. But they managed into the studio to be in conversation with Liz Clark about their new CD!


Alasdair C Whyte
Brought up on the Inner Hebridean island of Mull within a family of musicians and singers, Alasdair was involved in traditional music from a young age. His principal musical interests lie in interpreting traditional Gaelic songs and composing original music and song.





Ross Whyte
Ross Whyte is a Glasgow-based composer, originally from Aberdeen. He completed a PhD at the University of Aberdeen where his field of research was concerned with impermanence in audio-visual intermedia and headphone-specific composition.






  1. Gaoir (Wall)
  2. Fuaim an Taibh (The Ocean’s Sound)
  3. Leis a’ Bhata (Black Oaken Boat)
  4. Fairich
  5. An Lair Dhonn (The Brown Mare)
  6. Cumha Ni Mhic Raghnaill (The Sister’s Lament)
  7. Cionran  (Melancholia)

The will be appearing  on 28 January 2017 – Celtic Connections, Gaelic Showcase
You can catch up and listen to what they are doing via Their Website  Bandcamp Facebook


Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter – ‘Bound’- Album of The Week 3rd Dec 2016

Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter – ‘Bound’- Album of The Week 3rd Dec 2016

Dec 4, 2016



Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter  ‘Bound’ released on 20 th November is this week’s Album of The Week



Jenn and Laura-Beth have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. They were brought together by the close-knit and progressive Glasgow folk music community, spending lots of their time jamming an eclectic mix of folk music from across the globe, particularly the UK, Scandinavia and America. The years of playing together brought a deep affinity between the two artists; their rhythms lock tightly, their voices blend so closely that it’s often hard to tell them apart. They have developed a natural telepathy: two musicians bound together.


Jenn Butterworth from Dumfries and Galloway moved to Glasgow in 2000 and very successfully completed a BA Applied Music course at Strathclyde University. Over the last 15 years has been steadily building a name for herself as one of Scotland’s foremost female guitarists, and singer, along with Sarah Naylor got a Danny in 2004, has toured extensively with the award-winning Anna Massie Band. Along with Steve Forman, Hamish Napier and Adam Sutherland formed The Blas Collective . Jenn has been a key member of a verity  of high profile projects from New Voices at Celtic Connections, Hogmanay Live as part of All Star House Band, with The Racel Hair Trio, Clair Hastings  her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler’s Bid. Jenn is also a much sought after tutor and is a lecturer in Practical Studies in the Traditional Music Department of Glasgow’s own Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Laura-Beth a Lincolnshire lass’s musical influence steamed from her parent’s music of  Oldtime and Bluegrass style this took her to study in Newcastle, gaining a degree in  Traditional Music, concentrating on mandolin, singing and composing. While there she became heavily involved in the folk scene.  Meeting up with fellow artists she became a founding member of the very successful band The Shee. She is a highly sought after musician and some recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty ,The MacLean Project -Dougie MacLean, as well as a vast range of projects on the Scottish traditional scene with cross-over projects with Ali Hutton/ Innes Watson / Patsy Reid / Andrea Gobbi & Duncan Lyall to name but a few. Laura-Beth released her well-received solo album Breathe in 2013 while starting to gig as a duo with Jenn Butterworth. Also a well-renowned tutor a firm favourite at workshops throughout Scotland and beyond. Laura-Beth also this year released another CD with The Shee – ‘Continuunm’ .



  1. Let The Sun Shine Down On Me / Than Hall’s
  2. Shine
  3. The Braver One
  4. Wings On My Heels
  5. 1,2,3,4,/ Joseph Salter’s
  6. The Great Divide
  7. Apple At The Crossroads/ Elzwick’s Farwell
  8. It I Had A Lover / The Belle Of The Ball
  9. There Is A Time
  10. Hasse’s A /32 Bars of Filth
  11. Come To Jesus

Up and coming gigs:-
9 th December 2016 7.30pm : The Hearth – Horsley – Northumberland
10 th December 2016 10.30am : Bluegrass workshop – The Hearth Hall – Horsley 
26 th January 2017 8pm : Celtic Connections – Nae Plans and Jenn & Laura-Beth – The Drygate Brewery 

Gavin Paterson – The Clancy/Makem Songbook – Album of The Week 26th Nov 2016

Gavin Paterson – The Clancy/Makem Songbook – Album of The Week 26th Nov 2016

Nov 28, 2016



Gavin Paterson – The Clancy/Makem Songbook Gavin was on Gordon Hotchkiss’s Show   letting us know how he came to record a snapshot of some of the well-known songs previously recorded and sang  by The Clancy’s with Tommy Makem .  Bringing them to a new audience.





The Clancy/Makem Songbook

  1. Barnyards O’Delgaty
  2. Will You Go Lassie Go
  3. Jug of Punch
  4. I’ll Tell Me Ma
  5. D-Day Dogers
  6. The Scottish Breakaway
  7. Lament for Brendan Behan/ The Auld Triangle
  8. Haul Away Jow
  9. The Orchard
  10. Brennan on The Moor
  11. The Butcher Boy
  12. Roddy McCarley
  13. The Wild Colonial Boy / Jack’s Jig
  14. She Me The Way To Go Home


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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band ‘ Cosmic Country Blues’ Album of The Week 19th Nov

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band  ‘ Cosmic Country Blues’ Album of The Week 19th Nov

Nov 19, 2016

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Cosmic Country Blues…. just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony – three young guys with old souls – roackabilly, folk and two four county blues ! Founded in 2012  the band members are:-

Tom – Double Bass/Vocals /  Jim – Lead Guitar/Vocals  Sam – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals

We first heard The Goat Roper Rodeo Band kicking up a storm at Perthshire Amber and bring you their new CD released in October .


‘Tucked away amongst the wild hillside pines of North Wales sits an old weather beaten, rust eaten showman’s wagon, gently swaying and creaking with the warm, low hum of sweet dreams and two four blues. The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are preparing to take their show on the road with their brand new LP Cosmic Country Blue. With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of rich, aching harmony, the band preach foot-stomping country blues like you’ve never heard before. There’s a hint of Hank, a twist of Waylon and a little sprinkling of Gram in there too… it’s up and down, soft and loud and it swings that big ol’ country snake. Just three young bucks doing their own thing … the only way they know how. The band are renowned for their energetic and passionate live shows have become festival favourites around the UK, having performed at the Maverick Festival, as well as performing on Country to Country’s Saloon Stage, hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown’s District Wild West, to name a few. The band were also nominated for the Best UK Live Act Award by Spiral Earth, as well as receiving critical acclaim from Ian Dunlop himself. The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are young guys with old souls, writing real people songs; ‘Old Heart-ache’ sees them lamenting about hurt, lies, and self-doubt with no happy ending in sight shot with a ‘Morricone’ cinematic backdrop of lonesome weeping lines by a man called ‘Horse’ back there on the Pedal-Steel. Then there s the uplifting soul blues of ‘Don t Believe In You’; feeling Bell-bottom broke and sipping from an empty basement glass, the blues keeps the tyres in the groove and the show on the road, trucking the day-dreams past skyscrapers and deep rivers of fixation, shooting dice and flipping tales in search of that next mile to salvation. The band’s impressive second album was produced by Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers) at Doghouse Studios in London and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.’

“Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities …there’s a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band.” (R2 Magazine)


Cosmic Country Blues 

  1. I Got Room
  2. Mean Man
  3. Blossom Blues
  4. Old Heart Ache
  5. Old Joanna
  6. Stick It On Red
  7. Rhythm of Love
  8. Catch Me If You Can
  9. My Sweet Woman
  10. Don’t Believe In You
  11. Tomb Stone
  12. Hay Chuck

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