Celtic Music Radio live from Piping Live!

Celtic Music Radio will once again be broadcasting live from the Piping Live! festival club every night from 10.00pm until 1.00am with live performances and interviews with those taking part at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow.

Piping Live! is turning 10 in 2013 and to celebrate there is a whole host of great events planned for the festival. With the World Pipe Band Championships changing to a two day event this is sure to be the BIGGEST, and BEST week of piping ever!

The National Piping Centre in MacPhatter Street, Cowcaddens in Glasgow city centre will also be packed with events at the Street Cafe and throughout the building, with Pipe Idol, Street Cafe Sessions, Come and Try Sessions, Museum Tours, Family Day and the late night festival club when you never know who is going to appear and play.

Piping Live! 2013 is from Sunday 11 to Sunday 18 August 2013 at venues across Glasgow city centre.

Celtic Music Radio live from the Piping Live! festival club with MC Fergus Muirhead, 10.00pm to 1.00am.

Finlay MacDonald on Piping Live! with Fergus Muirhead

On Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead on Monday 21 May will have piper Finlay MacDonald previewing the Piping Live! festival 2012.

Fergus will be talking to Finlay throughout the programme and playing music from some of this year’s festival guests.

Finlay MacDonald has a worldwide reputation as an innovative piper and is a member of the piping teaching staff at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow.

Glasgow will once again become the centre of the global piping scene as it hosts Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival and The World Pipe Band Championships from 6-12 August 2012.   Around 40,000 visitors and 8,000 pipers, drummers and performers are expected to descend on the city for the world’s biggest week of traditional music.

Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead, Monday 21 May 7.00-8.00pm. Repeat Tuesday 22 May 12noon-1.00pm and at Catch Up anytime.

Catch Up with Maggie Macinnes on Muirhead’s Music

Fergus Muirhead had Maggie MacInnes as his guest on his Monday night programme on 13 February.  Maggie is one of Scotland’s foremost Gaelic singers and clarsach players. She comes from a long line of singers from the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
If you missed the programme you can listen anytime using our Catch Up page here. This programme is available up to 30 days after transmission.
Maggie MacInnes sings and plays the clarsach. She was born in Glasgow and now lives in Ayrshire and learns most of her songs from her mother the highly acclaimed traditional singer, Flora MacNeil MBE.

Maggie MacInnes Trio played the Celtic Connections Festival on 1 February 2012 and she will be taking part in various events at the traditional music school Sciol Cheoil an Earraigh from Wednesday 15 February to Sunday 19 February 2012 at Sciol Cheoil an Earraigh, Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead, Monday 13 February 7.00-8.00pm. Repeat Tuesday 14 February at 12 noon and also on Catch Up Anytime.

Muirhead’s Music with guest Ross Ainslie

On Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead his special guest is Ross Ainslie who is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, highly sought after on the Scottish contemporary folk scene for his skill on pipes, whistles and cittern.

Born in Perthshire in 1983, Ross’s interest in music was instilled at an early age when he first picked up a chanter at the age of 8. He became a member of the Perth and District Pipe Band before his first piping tutor, Norrie Sinclair, recognised his potential to play at the highest level and encouraged him to join the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band.

The most recent chapter of Ross’s career has seen him explore the synergies between Indian and Scottish musical traditions. Ross joined India Alba in 2006 which is a unique ensemble comprising two Indian classical musicians and two Scottish trad artists.

In a career with many highlights so far, Ross continually pushes new musical boundaries and takes on fresh challenges. Exciting projects on the horizon include the release of Treacherous Orchestra’s debut record, as well as an album of his own, showcasing many of his own compositions.

Muirhead’s Music, Monday 12 December 7.00-8.00pm. Repeat Tuesday 13 December at 12 noon.

Piper Fred Morrison guests on Muirhead’s Music

Piper Fred Morrison starts his winter Scottish Tour soon and before that he visits the Celtic Music Radio studio to be a guest on Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead on Monday 7 November at 7.00pm

Fred will be talking about his impending tour and what he has been up to creatively and also playing a few of his favourite tunes and songs.

Fred’s tour dates and venues are: Thursday 10 November – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh; Friday 11 November – Aros Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye; Saturday 12 November – Bogbain Farm, Inverness; Friday 16 December – Longniddry Parish Church, Longniddry, East Lothian; Saturday 17 December – The Tin Hut, Gartly near Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead, Monday 7 November 7.00pm. Repeat Tuesday 8 November 12 noon and Catch Up anytime.

World Piping Championship Results

The results of  The World Pipe Band Championship 2011 are as follows:

1st (World Champions!) Field Marshall Montgomery (North of Ireland)

2nd place Simon Fraser University (Canada)

3rd place Scottish Power (Scotland)

4th place Inveraray and District (Scotland)

5th place St Laurence O’Toole (Eire)

Congratulations to the winners and all who took part.

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