Album of the Week: Reely Jiggered with “Kaleidoscope”

Album of the Week: Reely Jiggered with “Kaleidoscope”

Oct 18, 2014

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 18 October is the new album from Reely Jiggered with their superb new CD “Kaleidoscope”.

Alan Grant chats to members of Reely Jiggered about the album and their music.

Since winning the SoundWave Music Competition at the O2 ABC in January 2014, there has been no stopping Scottish folk fusion band Reely Jiggered!

Their new album, Kaleidoscope, shows just how versatile these musicians are as they shape shift from one folk tradition to another.

reely jiggeredTo go to one of their gigs is to be taken on a journey through the streets of Mexico, the salsa clubs of Cuba, the furious fiddling of gypsies, and haunting melodies of Celtic Britain mixed with the soaring voice of a diva soprano, the beauty of acoustic instruments, revved up by driving bass lines, wah wah pedals and rocked up rhythms.

The album was launched at Òran Mór, Hillhead, Glasgow on Saturday 20 September 2014.

Album of the Week, Saturday 18 October 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 20 October 7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Alan Grant has ‘Reely Jiggered’ on his last show this Friday

Alan Grant has ‘Reely Jiggered’ on his last show this Friday

Sep 9, 2014

This coming Friday, 12 September, will be Alan Grant’s last Friday night programme on Celtic Music Radio live in studio 1.

Alan says: “I am going out on a high note with extra special guests Reely Jiggered who will be showcasing their superb new album “Kaleidoscope” prior to its launch at Òran Mór, Great Western Road at Byres Road, Hillhead, Glasgow on Saturday 20 September.Alan Grant

There may be joy, there may be tears, but great music is guaranteed as always. Don’t miss out on hearing Reely Jiggered live, they are a force to be reckoned with and play music of the very highest calibre!” Email: studio@celticmusicradio.net Visit Alan’s FB page.

Since winning the SoundWave Music Competition at the O2 ABC in January 2014, there has been no stopping Scottish folk fusion band Reely Jiggered!
Their new album, Kaleidoscope, shows just how versatile these musicians are as they shape shift from one folk tradition to another.reely jiggeredTo go to one of their gigs is to be taken on a journey through the streets of Mexico, the salsa clubs of Cuba, the furious fiddling of gypsies, and haunting melodies of Celtic Britain mixed with the soaring voice of a diva soprano, the beauty of acoustic instruments, revved up by driving bass lines, wah wah pedals and rocked up rhythms.
The album is launched at Òran Mór, Great Western Road at Byres Road, Hillhead, Glasgow on Saturday 20 September with support from Grennock band Ten Gallon Bratz who were recently an Album of he Week band on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM.  The evening starts at 7.30pm.

Big Al’s Show with Alan Grant, Friday 12 September 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

End of Neil on Alan Grant ‘Thank Al its Friday’

Alan Grant will be presenting a four hour show this Friday, 30 May called “Thank Al its Friday” which will be on-air from 6.00 to 10.00pm.

Alan’s special guest from 7.00pm will be Neil Stewart, aka End of Neil from Stirling.

Neil is a gifted singer-songwriter who has a newly released EP-CD.  Neil is also currently working on his album titled “Only Surfers Know”.

Neil will play some amazing live tracks and talk about his musical future – this is one not to miss. Neil’s complex song writing and unique style will leave you wanting more!

Thank Al its Friday with Alan Grant, Friday 30 May from 6.00-10.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Stripped Back Session at Dow’s on Friday 27th June 2014

Stripped Back Session at Dow’s on Friday 27th June 2014

May 14, 2014

As part of our ongoing effort of raising funds to keep Celtic Music Radio running, we are putting on a few live venue shows throughout the year.

Presenter and Lanarkshire singer-songwriter Paul McCluskey says: “The Stripped Back Sessions allows us to showcase the talent that is on Glasgow’s doorstep.”

Paul and fellow presenter and performer Alan Grant, have arranged a very special concert at Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street (beside Queen Street Station), Glasgow on Friday 27 June 2014 with doors open 7.15pm and live music from 8.00pm.

Tickets are just £5 each!

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For £5 you get a full evenings entertainment from:

Andrew Huggan plus Pauline Alexander and also Rudeigin

Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street at Queen Street train station, Glasgow.

Bill Adair guests on Big Al + TFIF tonight

Tonight, Friday 9 May from 6.00pm, listeners are all in for a treat on Big Al’s Show with Alan Grant.

Alan’s extra special guests will be Bill Adair and South African singer Miriam Backhouse.

Bill and Miriam are going to be touring together this month. Individually, Bill and Miriam are outstanding.  Alan says: “I can’t wait to hear them on the same show. Join us all at 6.00pm for what promises to be two hours of the very best in music.”

After Alan Grant’s programme, Bill Adair will join Ross Macfadyen on Thank Folk it’s Friday for chat on various other projects Bill is involved in.

Alan Grant, Friday 9 May 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime and Ross Macfadyen Thank Folk it’s Friday 8.00-10.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Arran Folkfest 2014 on Alan Grant Show, Friday 6.00pm

Arran Folkfest 2014 on Alan Grant Show, Friday 6.00pm

Apr 30, 2014

ROBIN Fisher from the Arran Folk Festival will be the guest on Alan Grant’s programme on Friday 2 May from 6.00pm to talk about this year’s festival plus a chance to win 2 weekend tickets for this Isle of Arran festival and a 2-course lunch at the Douglas Hotel in Brodick.

This year, the Arran Folk Festival starts on Friday 6 June 2014 from 12noon with a Welcoming Open Session at the Douglas Hotel in Brodick, the main village on the island. The Welcome Open Session is free admission.

On Friday evening at 7.30pm in Brodick Hall, the opening concert features The Lorne MacDougall Band, Gillian Frame & Findlay Napier and the Mary Ann Kennedy Trio.

On Saturday 7 June the day start with an Open Session from 12 noon at the Douglas Hotel, Brodick with free admission. Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting live from the Open Session.

The Saturday Night Concert at Brodick Hall has on stage The Tim Edey Band, Scott MacDonald, Jennie Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter.

On Sunday 8 June from 12 noon there is the Survivors’ Session at the Douglas Hotel, Brodick and again free admission and in the evening from 8.00pm an Open Mic Night at the Douglas Hotel, Brodick.

In addition to the live sessions, concerts and open mic sessions, on Saturday afternoon, 7 June there will a Workshop called a “A Really Big Sing.”

This will be a singing workshop tackling some achievable songs and led by Gillian Frame, a singer and fiddler from Arran, best known for her work with Back of the Moon and Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers. Gillian is one of the founding members of the Hidden Lane Choir – a women’s choir singing a range of contemporary pop through to traditional material.

With her distinctive style and range of influences, this workshop will be great fun covering really singable songs for all ability levels. It takes place in Brodick Church Hall, Knowe Road, Brodick from 2.00pm until 3:30pm with tickets at just £5.

Celtic Music Radio outside broadcast team will be on the Isle of Arran to cover the Arran Folk Festival over the weekend on 7-8 June, 2014.


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