Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss -‘Songs and Historical Appraisal’ The 1916 Dublin Rising Catch Up

Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss -‘Songs and Historical Appraisal’  The 1916 Dublin Rising Catch Up

Dec 5, 2016


Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss  – ‘Songs and Historical Appraisal’  – The 1916 Dublin Rising – 7 pm  – Wednesday 7 th  and 14 th December – If you missed the show and his conversation with Steven Coyle and Keith Stoddart ! Click on Link Below for Catch Up!
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This year of course marks the 100 th anniversary of the 1916 Dublin Rising in which a relatively small band of Republicans tried to end British rule in Ireland and form a new independent state.  This was against the background of the First World War in which up to a quarter of a million Irishmen were fighting in the British Army.  The rising was over within a week and the leaders executed. It marked however a seminal change in Irish politics.  The Rising and the events surrounding it of course have been commemorated ever since in song which are now part of the Irish tradition.  As the year draws to a close Gordon Hotchkiss will feature a two-part feature on these songs and historical appraisal of the significance of the Rising.  In this he will be joined by Steven Coyle and Keith Stoddart who are both involved  in The 1916 Rising Centenary Committee ( Scotland ) and have been active throughout the year in numerous commemorative events.  The look at the Rising will take part over two weeks. The first on Wednesday 7 th will look at the events leading up to the Rising and the second on Wednesday 14 th the Rising itself.

Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss 

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



Hogmanay on 95FM and DAB

Hogmanay on 95FM and DAB

Dec 30, 2015

Join our Festival of Music as we take you into 2016.

Hogmanay starts at 8pm with live music recorded at Celtic Connections 2015.

We join Hazy Recollections staring:

The Hazey Janes
Parkington Sisters
Tommy Reilly
Loki and Becci Wallace

Then, from 10pm, our now legendary Hogmanay Party is presented LIVE by Liz Clark and Gordon Hotchkiss.

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Brendan McHugh on Hotchkiss Hotchpotch this Wednesday

Brendan McHugh on Hotchkiss Hotchpotch this Wednesday

Jan 4, 2015

In January each year many of Ireland’s, and the world’s top traditional musicians, travel to Glasgow to pay tribute to their musical friend, the late Jimmy McHugh who passed away in January 1999.

The 16th Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert takes place this Saturday, 10 January 2015 in The Woodside Halls, 36 Glenfarg Street, Maryhill, Glasgow with a start at 8.00pm.Jimmy McHugh 16th

On Gordon Hotchkiss ‘Hotchpotch’ programme on Wednesday 7 January at 7.00pm, Gordon’s special guest will be Jimmy McHugh’s son Brendan.

He will be live in studio 1 to talk to Gordon about the annual concert and the life and times of his father.  The Four Provinces Ceili Band will also be in the studio to talk to Gordon and play a live set.

At the concert on Saturday night, guests performing on the Woodside Hall stage include Martin Donohue on accordion from County Cavan, Ireland; Mark Kelly on guitar from Co. Dublin; Manus McGuire on fiddle from Co. Clare and Sligo; Mick O’Connor on banjo from London and Colm O’Donnell on flute and singer from Co. Sligo, Ireland.

Hotchkiss Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss, Wednesday, 7 January, 7.00-10.00pm. Repeat Thursday 8 January, 12noon to 3.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Hogmanay Live with Liz and Gordon on Celtic Music Radio

Hogmanay Live with Liz and Gordon on Celtic Music Radio

Dec 27, 2014

Back for the traditional look at the old year going out and the New Year coming in will be Liz Clark and Gordon Hotchkiss and friends with the Celtic Music Radio Hogmanay special.

Gordon and Liz (pictured) will looking at the events of 2014 and what 2015 may hold, plus the very best in Scottish music.  Welcome in 2015 with The Bells at 12 midnight in Glasgow city centre and raise a glass to Auld Lang Syne.95 launch gordon liz desk 

Send your New Year greetings to or visit the Celtic Music Radio FB page or Liz’s FB page or Gordon’s FB page

Call the studio direct on 0141 548 4041 and from outside the UK +44 141 548 4041.

Hogmanay with Liz and Gordon, Wednesday 31 December 2014 at 10.00pm to 1.00am Thursday 1 January 2015.

MG Alba Na Trads-Scots Trad Music Awards this Saturday

MG Alba Na Trads-Scots Trad Music Awards this Saturday

Dec 10, 2014

Celtic Music Radio will be hoping for an award at the Na Trads-Trad Awards this Saturday, 13 January in Inverness.

Presenter Gordon Hotchkiss with his weekly Hotchkiss Hotchpotch programme has been nominated in the ‘Trad Music in the Media’ category of the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2014.

Gordon (pictured below, right) will be at the glittering awards night in Inverness with his partner Joan plus fellow Celtic Music Radio presenters Alex Jenkins, Ross Macfadyen and Ken Macdonald.  Best of luck Gordon, who has been a member of a number of folk groups Whistlebinkies and Auld Howff Band and in the 1980s, Gordon’s involvement with Radio Clyde saw him gaining a National Sony Award and a Television and Radio Industry Club of Scotland commendation.

Nominees in the Trad Music in the Media Award 2014, sponsored by Skipinnish, are: Hotchkiss Hotchpotch – Celtic Music Radio; Folk Radio UK; Isles FM (Stornoway) and The Living Tradition Magazine.

bbc alba1BBC ALBA will provide live coverage of Scotland’s prestigious traditional music awards ceremony, the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

A two hour programme, live from Inverness Leisure Centre, will be presented by Mary Ann Kennedy and Tony Kearney and following weeks of anticipation and a public vote, the evening will celebrate those who have influenced the traditional music scene throughout 2014.

Among the eclectic range of acts to perform on the night will be Na h-Oganaich, Fiddlers’ Bid, Highland based quartet Cruinn, as well as Edinburgh six-piece Celtic fusion band Shooglenifty.

The awards have been running since 2003 and televised since 2008 on BBC ALBA with the event shining a light on the artists, clubs, tutors and supporting bodies who, throughout the year, ensure that our traditional music and song continues to flourish.gordon gramophone 1

Margaret Cameron, channel editor of BBC ALBA, said: “The Trad Awards is one of the highlights of the Scottish music calendar and we’re delighted that we can bring the ceremony live to BBC ALBA viewers. The evening will be a showcase for some of the finest traditional performers that Scotland produces as well as a celebration of the rich music culture spanning the Scottish Gaelic, Scots and English languages.

“We’re passionate about showcasing the best traditional music on BBC ALBA and we hope that viewers will enjoy sampling the wonderful atmosphere as performers are recognised for their exceptional musical contributions throughout 2014.”

Na Trads is produced by Bees Nees Media for BBC ALBA and will be broadcast on Saturday 13 December at 9.00 until 11.00pm and will be repeated on Friday 19 December at 10.00pm.

A highlights programme of unseen performances and backstage interviews from this year’s event will be presented by Linda MacLeod and broadcast on Boxing Day, Friday 26 December 2014 at 9.00pm.

bbc alba1BBC ALBA is on channel 8 and also available on the following platforms: Sky channel 143; Virgin Media cable 161; Freesat 110; BT Vision channel 8 (Scotland only); Smallworld channel 170 (Ayrshire and North West England) and also on BBC iPlayer

BBC ALBA is run by MG ALBA in partnership with the BBC. MG ALBA is the operating name of Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig, the Gaelic Media Service. Find out more about MG ALBA and the partnership at or visit for scheduling and programme information.

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