FOLKAL POINT – 117 – April 10/14

FOLKAL POINT – 117 – April 10/14

Apr 9, 2014

SOMETIMES – John Illsley


OKAY FROM NOW ON – Vanessa Peters

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NO DIRECTION – Red Pine Timber Company

JUST BECAUSE – Tumbling Bones

A TOKEN OF MY LOVE – Jules Rendell

IN YOUR MERCY- Malcolm Holcombe with Emmylou Harris


ON THE RUN – Katie Webster

MISS YOU – Moray West

BLOOD AS THE INK – Brandy Zdan

WORDS – Gregory Alan Isakov

RENO’S SONG - instrumental – Miss Quincy & Friends


NO OTHER WOULD DO – April Verch Band



DARLING HEART – John Illsley

RED RED ROSE – Maz O’Connor

ALL THAT I AM – Rend Collective

GHOSTS FROM THE WAR – A Band Called Quinn


BOY’S GOT SOUL – Brigitte Demeyer

YESTERDAY – Josh Hardy

PARTING SCENE – Vanessa Peters/Icecream on Mondays

MY LAST DAY- Matt Andersen

THE CHILDREN’S SONG - instrumental – Joe Sample

Planet Waves running order – 8th April 2014

8th April 2014 – mainly new stuff

Skomakarvisa (song of the shoemaker) – Triakel – Thyra – Westpark Music – Sweden

La Mujer – Santiago Jimenez Jr – Familia y Tradicion – Special Delivery SPD 1025 (LP) – Texas Mexican

Going to Live in Green Pastures – Cahalen Morrison & Eli West – I’ll swing my hammer with both my hands – Cahalen Morrison & Eli West – USA

Allistrum’s March – The Gloaming – The Gloaming – RealWorld CDRW 200 – Ireland

Sin mirar lo que me pongo – María Berasarte – Aguaenlaboca – Accords Croisés AC 155 – Spain

Tubarao Branco (White Shark) – Mestre Cupijó e seu Ritmo – Siriá – Analog Africa AA 076 – Brazil

La Famille – Mamar Kassey – Taboussizé – Niger – Innacor Records INNA 21316 – Niger

Ale House – Martyn Bennett ft Jeannie Robertson – Grit – Real World CDRW 114 – Scotland

Prove it on me blues – Ma Rainey – America! Blues: Hell blues on my trail – Le Chant du Monde 274 2333 – USA

Ma Rainey – Memphis Minnie – America! Blues: Hell blues on my trail – Le Chant du Monde 274 2333 – USA

I’ve been everywhere – Eugene Chadbourne – I’ve Been Everywhere – Fundamental SAVE 68 (LP) – USA

Ne me quitte pas – Buika – La Noche Mas Larga – Warner Music Latina – Spain / Belgium

Firoziya – Sakar Khan – At Home – Amarass AMAR 006 – Rajasthan

Rocket to the Moon – Last Forever – No Place Like Home – 2nd Story Sound Records 161 001 – USA

Echo Blues – Frank Wakefield – That was now… this is then! – Rosewood RA 62096 – Tennessee

Album of the Week: ‘May I Walk In Your Shadow’ memorial

Album of the Week: ‘May I Walk In Your Shadow’ memorial

Apr 5, 2014

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 5 April is a new CD from singer-songwriter Billy Stewart with ‘May I Walk In Your Shadow’ which is a memorial for his son Gordon and a fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Research into blood cancer.

Ross Macfadyen talks to Billy about this fundraising CD album which includes tracks from some top names.

This is a 19 track CD featuring tracks from Billy Stewart, Allan Taylor, Eric Bogle, The McCalmans, Robin Laing, John Malcolm, Ben Sands, Gaberlunzie, Tom McConville, Adam McCulloch, Duncan McCrone, Jamie Stewart, Clova, Alistair MacDonald, North Sea Gas, Ian Walker, Ian Bruce, Stephen Quigg and The Clydesiders.

Billy Stewart is from Overtown, Wishaw, Lanarkshire and lost his son Gordon, aged 32 in July 2012 after a three year battle with Hodgkin’s disease.

To support this cause, the fundraising CD is only an email message away to:

Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week, Saturday 5 April 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 7 April at 7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Travels With My Auntie Liz Playlist for 1st April 2014

Travels With My Auntie Liz Playlist for 1 st April 2014

1 Zoë Bestel –  ‘Winter Song’ – from Zoë’s stunning new CD  ‘ Sir Lucas and The Moon’ Released TODAY!

Zoë Bestel – ‘Listen’

3 The Bevvy Sisters –  ‘Sylvie’ – from their new CD released last weekend  -‘Plan B’ – released in Glasgow at the Glad Café last Saturday night – concert will be played at a later date. The will be appearing at the Shetland Jazz Festival -Saturday 31 st May.

4 Iona Marshall –  ‘Face The Sun’ – a preview of Iona’s forthcoming debut CD release on 30 th May in Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

Ian Bruce and Ian Walker –  ‘The Road’ – From their most excellent new CD ‘ Born To Rottenrow – album of the week this week on Celtic Music Radio.  They are also playing at next weeks Glenfarg Folk Feast 11 th to 13th April

Rura –  Lament for Donald Ban McCrimmond/ Break it up / Still Drunk In the Morning’ . Rura will be appearin at Portsy Boat Festival n 27 th June and Bannockburn Live on 28 th June.

7  Rachel Hair –  ‘The Lucky Smile’ – Rachel is appearing at The Edinburgh International Harp Festival 4 – 9 April – She will also be appearing in Holland in May.

8 John Doyle –  ‘The Apprentice Boy’ – John will be on his first solo tour in the UK in May you will be able to see him in Scotland – Irvin Folk Club 28  /Queens Hall Edinburgh 30  / Glenluig 31 /Glencoe 2 June/ Tuesday 3 June The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

9  Hamish Imlach – ‘It’s Better In The Dark’

10 Lea Gilmour – ‘Danny Boy – He Looked Beyond My Faults’ – From the Umoja Gaelica CD– - ‘uniting the world one song at a time’.
This fantastic project will be again touring the UK in July this year!

11 Gina MacLeod –  ‘Where The Time Goes’ from her Butterfly CD – Gina along with Alan Jordan have a new duo CD out called ‘Silver Sole’

12 Gaberlunzie – ‘The Banks of The Somme’. The Boys will be in The Colinton Bowling Club on 4 April and The Park Bar in Glasgow on 11 April

13 Donnie Munro – ‘ Mharead Og’. Donnie is doing a very special Charity Concert ‘ Marten’s Progress’ to help toward specialised treatment for  Marten who struggles with Cerebral Palsy and benefits from ABR therapy which is not covered on the National Health but benefits Marten greatly – all donations gratefully received

14 Taylor & Leigh –  ‘House of Cards’ Alex and Heather will be appearing at the CCA on 19 April come along and support them

15 Gavin Marwick –  ‘Out of The East’ . Gavin will be on tour with the stunning Journeyman Spectacular featuring Gavin / Ruth Morris/ Cameron Robson / Bob Turner/ Gregor Lowrey / Fraser Fifield /Jonny Hardie / Davy Cattanach / Arron Jones / Claire Mann – in April 4 Corsock Hall Dumfries & Galloway; 6 th Eden Court Inverness ; 12 th Queens Hall Edinburgh; 19 th The Lemon Tree Aberdeen ; 25 th Seall At Sabhal Mor Ostaig Skye ; 26 th An Lanntair Stornoway;

16  VAMM –  Lukas’ – Trio of Patsy Reid, Catriona Macdonald and Marit Falt

17 Lional McLelland –   ‘The Earl of Marches Daughter’ Sadly Lional passed away in September 2010 but his CD ‘To Wyle us Hame’ which came out in 2012 carries his songs for us, Lional was also a member of the much loved Blackeyed Biddy along with Kris Korn

18 Paul McKenna Band –‘Silent Majority’ – written by Lional McLelland
Paul will be at Milngavie Folk Club on 12 April and on tour in Germany in May.

You can catch up and listen to the show on :- CATCH UP

Any queries or requests please email me at

Thanks for listening ! Liz

Travels With My Auntie Liz Playlist for 25th March

Travels With My Auntie Liz Playlist for 25 March

  1. The Once ‘Sail Away to The Sea’
    Great young Canadian group form Newfoundland -Appeared at the Star Folk Club on 25th and in April in England
  2. Hamish Imlach ‘Streets of Lorado’
  3. Iain Forbes -  The Ashoken Farewell
  4. Iain Forbes – Ian James & The Sound - ‘One Up’ – from their new CD of ‘One Up’ released at the end of 2013
    Appearing on The Renfrew Ferry on 5 April
  5. Buddy MacDonald ‘Fishermans Token’
    Singer songwriter from Cape Breaton
  6. Kevin Henderson - ‘Da Farder Ben Da Welcome / Bus Bun Lang Away An I’m Tocht Land Tae See Dee’ for his CD  ‘Da Laaand Ageen’
    Shetland Fiddler Kevin Henderson also plays with Fiddler’s Bid / Boys of the Lough , Session A9 and The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc / and Shetland, Norwwegian trio Aamos
  7. No Soond –  ‘Hoy’
    Who will be appearing at their home Orkney Folk Festival 22 – 25 May
  8. Corrina Hewat - ‘Mulligans Waltz’ -
    This very busy artist is appearing at Edinburgh International Harp Festival on 5 April
    With Shine 26 April in Victoria Hall Cromarty and is teaching 28 June to 3 July in Ohio Scottish Arts School!
  9. Jez Lowe –  ‘A Few Frontiers’ from his ‘Jack Common’s Anthem’ CD.  Jez and the Bad Pennies will be appearing at Glenfarg Folk Feast on 13 April ! Fantastic weekend ahead!
  10. Eivor -  ‘Human Child / The Waltz’ – Eivor from the Faroe Islands has a stunning voice and is singing in The Hagges in Tonder on 27 March
  11. Ron Kavana & Brian McNeil along with Thomas Lynch and Gino Lupari – from Ron’s CD  - Ron’s playing at The Highway Inn at Crusheen , County Clari on Saturday 17 May !
  12. Slide – ‘2 Minutes to Go/Martin’s Grove/Carmel O’Mahoney Mulhaire’s /Black Pat’s’ -  From Overneath CD
  13. Hillbilly Porter -  Rossnowlagh Beach
  14. Janice Ian - ‘The Great Divide’
  15. Tom Paxton -  ‘Ramblin Boy’ Janice and Tom appearing at City Halls Glasgow 29 March
  16. Christy Moore -  ‘God Woman’ Christy is appearing at the Glasgow Barrowland on Friday 11 April and GRCH on 12 April
  17. Arthur Johnstone - ‘Jarma Valley /Bandiera Rosa’ – Will be appearing at Girvan Traditional Folk Festival’s 40 year Anniversary 2 – 4 May 2014
  18. Kevin Mitchell - ‘Paddy In Glasgow’
    Kevin and Ellen Mitchell with both be singing at Girvan TFF 40 Anniversary 2-4 May !
  19. ‘Healing Winds’ a specially recorded song by Friends of Billy Block , a Nashville DJ / musician who is in urgent need of funds for his cancer treatment – you can download this fantastic trac for a donation from Billy’s site
  20. Salt House - ‘Strong Dark Souls’ – This is a ‘new ‘ group of stunning artists Siobhan Miller / Ewan MacPherson / Lauren MacColl / Euan Burton – you can see them on 5th May with Adam Holms & The Embers and Rua Macmillan Trio in the Queen’s Hall Edinburgh
  21. Ben Sands -  - ‘Take My Love With You’ – The title trac  of this CD.   Ben is touring in Germany at the moment!
  22. James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band - ‘Progress’ – From their recent release CD ‘The Tower’ – Check their facebook page for up and coming gigs!

Please let me know if you have any up and coming gigs that you would like me / the station to broadcast

Thanks for listening

Auntie Clark  -

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FOLKAL POINT – 116 – April 3/14

FOLKAL POINT – 116 – April 3/14

Apr 2, 2014



MY SOME DAY – Brigitte Demeyer

PINKY PROMISES (for Katy Lou) – John D Revelator

DONE BETTER – Susan Cattaneo


ALLEMANS MARSJ – instrumental – Celtic Krystal

LONELY DAYS ARE GONE – Red Pine Timber Company


THE CROSSING – Malcolm Holcombe (performing live at Glasgow’s Admiral Bar on April 13. Only Scots gig!)

THE LAST KISS – Sarah Louise Owen

MY DREAMS ARE GYPSIES – Alasdair Robertson


ASHOKAN FAREWELL – instrumental – Celtic Krystal


THE PRICE YOU PAID – Clutching At Straws

ALWAYS REMEMBER – The Seonaid Aitken Set


APRIL’S SONG – instrumental – Real Estate

OUTLAW – Martin Harley


MY LIGHTHOUSE – Rend Collective


GOOD GIRL – The Fox Hunt

BIG MAN’S SHOES – Brigitte Demeyer

THE LOVE OF YOU – Pete Morton

LORELEI – Susan Cattaneo

THE DOOR – Malcolm Holcombe

THE CHILDREN’S SONG – instrumental – Joe Sample

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