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Category: Mike Ritchie

Libby Koch & Chuck Hawthorne  & Rachel Laven  live on Mike Ritchie’s show Sun 30th July 4-6pm

Libby Koch & Chuck Hawthorne  & Rachel Laven  – Texas Troubadours presented by The Medicine Show  live on Mike Ritchie’s show Sun 30 July 4-6pm Listen Again – First Hour  Second Hour    Libby Koch     From Houston now in Austin TX Describing Americana singer-songwriter Libby Koch (pronounced like the soft drink) as “country meets soulful,”  ‘’Gospel grounded …

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Mike Ritchie success in national listeners’ poll

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 …

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On the wall stage left, there hung a wooden, tribal-type facemask next to a fire extinguisher. Used together, I’m certain, they would have had no effect whatsoever trying to contain or quell this spirited and blazingly inspirational gig by Dan Stuart who was, once again on Glasgow soil, in cracking form. He was brilliant: edgy, funny, …

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Gretchen Peters, Celtic Connections, The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow, January 31, 2016

  While her first two albums were released to varying shades of indifference, according to Gretchen Peters, the Grammy nominee has gathered such a loyal and sizeable following in these parts that this was her second consecutive gig at Celtic Connections. And it was a spirited set throughout with songs spanning the 20 years since …

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BLUE ROSE CODE, Celtic Connections, The Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow 29/1/16.

    Blue Rose Code have cracked it ­– though long-term followers of man-behind-the-music, Ross Wilson, could have shared this news ages ago, and not just in the aftermath of this truly superb Celtic Connections’ headlining performance. There is an enthralling and charming dignity behind his songs, older ones and those fresh out of the …

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KIMMIE RHODES, Celtic Connections, Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow, January 25, 2016.

  If there is a law against songwriting whilst driving in the State of Texas, then we were in the company at this gig of someone who has broken it, confessing all the while she had run off the road a couple of times as she engaged in this creative, if somewhat dangerous practice. But …

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  Via a gravel road or ghost highway, Lucinda Williams has trekked many a mile in life and music – and the triple Grammy Award winner’s decision to take the off ramp for this Celtic Connections’ night in Glasgow was right up her fans’ street, so to speak. It was a brilliant, rockin’ gig with …

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The Mike + Ruthy Band, Old Fruitmarket, 17 Jan 2016

The Mike + Ruthy Band Venue: Old Fruitmarket Town: Glasgow Date: 17/01/16 Website: http://www.mikeandruthy.com With around 2,500 artistes appearing on the Celtic Connections’ 2016 programme it is worth paying attention when the festival’s own artistic director goes down that “not to be missed” route to single out acts – The Mike + Ruthy Band got …

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CAM PENNER AND JON WOOD, The Tron, Glasgow: Celtic Connections January 16, 2016

They did it again – but there was never any doubt that Cam Penner and Jon Wood would enthrall and seduce us all on their return to Glasgow for this opening Celtic Connections weekend.   There is an understated glory to their music: enthralling, haunting, comforting, arresting and altogether deliciously spellbinding. These best of buddies …

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Willard Grant Conspiracy – Glad Cafe 10th September 2015

The Willard Grant Conspiracy touched down from the States the day before this engrossing gig on Glasgow’s south side – but they hit the ground running with an 80-minute set that proved when it comes to intriguing, intense and wonderful music they are hard to beat. A WGC show is a welcoming, heart warming experience: …

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