FOLKAL POINT – 144 – October 23

FOLKAL POINT – 144 – October 23

GOD DAMN YOU – Trailerpark Idlers (Sweden)
THE GREEN MAN’S TEARS – Paul Brett Sage (Albion)
LOSING YOU – Red Sky July (USA/Albion), supporting Sheryl Crow at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on October 27.
EE WHEN I WERE A LAD – Keith Hancock (Albion)
DEEP RIVER BLUES – Brooks Williams (USA)
OUT OF SIGHT – Jim Keaveny (USA)
TIME FOR A SONG – Nicole Coward (Canada)
YOUR GUITAR – Chris Bellamy (USA)
ONE MISTAKE AT A TIME – John Weisberger & The Lonesome Heirs, featuring Claire Lynch (USA)
WATCH WHAT YOU GOT – Lonnie Brooks (USA)
SUNDAY FOR LARKS – instrumental – Run Boy Run (USA)
STICK IT IN AND TURN IT – The South (Albion)
WHERE I’M FROM – Shelby Lynne (USA)
COME BACK – Orfila (Albion)
BROWN-EYED GIRL – John Zipperer (USA)
LET THEM BE ALL Reprise – Kyle Carey (USA)
BURNING COAL – Cormac O’Caoimh (Eire)
ABSOLUTELY ME – Caro Emerald (Netherlands) live at SSE Hydro,Glasgow on October 24
THE FIELDS OF HOME – Larry Cordle feat Kenny Chesney (USA)
FARMERS HANDS – The Coal Porters (USA/Albion)
GIVE MY LOVE TO LONDON – Marianne Faithfull (Albion)
THE CHILDREN’S SONG – instrumental – Joe Sample (USA)

DEDICATED to the memory of Malcolm Macdonald, farmer, whose funeral today in Argyll on the shores of Loch Etive was at Ardchattan (Achnaba) church of Scotland where his father – the Rev Alexander (Sandy) Macdonald – had been parish minister all those years ago when Malcolm and I were boys together, and aged just months apart.

Planet Waves running order – 21st October 2014

21st October 2014 – schottisches & Celtic Connections 2015

Island Scottische: Brochan Lom, The Smith’s A Gallant Fireman, Laddie wi’ the Plaidie, Calum Crubach, Mrs Stewart of Grandtully – Bobby MacLeod and his Scottish Dance Band – Tobermory – Beltona Records – Mull

Skipper’s Schottische – Triakel – Ten years of Triakel – TR 1004 – Sweden

Green grow the rushes-o – John Doherty – John Doherty – Gael Linn CEF 072/3 (LP) – Donegal

Oh Susanna Schottische – Ray Baca & his Orchestra – Texas Bohemia – Trikont US 0201 – Texas

Jackson Schottische – A L Hall & group – Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger’s Collection – Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40097 – North Carolina

Kotis (scottish) – Gervais “Bergé” Collet – France D’Outre-Mer (Une Anthologie Des Musiques Traditionnelles Disc 9) – Frémaux FA 5269 – Rodrigues Island

Kotis (scottish) – Anse Boileau Kamtole Band – Seychelles Musiques Oubliees – Ocora C 582055 – Seychelles

Gathering Storm – James Keelaghan – History: The First 25 Years – Borealis BCD 222 – Canada

Tonada – Graciela & Olga Freire – Chile – Hispano-Chilean Metisse Traditional Music – Unesco D 8001 – Chile

Os Teus Olhos (Your Eyes) – Maria Teresa de Noronha (Guitar: Raul Nery – viola: Joaquim do Vale – viola baixo : Joel Pina – Portuguese Traditional Music – Unesco D8008 – Portugal

Aye Go Mila Dubwize – Samba Toure remixed by Dennis Bovel – Glitterbeat: Dubs & Versions I – Glitterbeat – Mali / Barbados

Le Diable et le Fermier – Le Vent du Nord – Tromper le Temps – Borealis Records BCD 214 – Quebec

Future Strings – Catrin Finch, Seckou Keita – Clychau Dibon – Asatar Artes Recordings – Wales, Senegal

Only Gold – Pharis & Jason Romero – A Passing Glimpse – Lula Records LULA 1102 – British Columbia

Crossing the Minch / Banjo Breakdown – Alan Coulson – Morpeth Rant – Topic 12TS267 (LP) – Borders

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

Open Mic Session live from Perthshire Amber

Open Mic Session live from Perthshire Amber

Oct 21, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM is live from the Open Mic Session on Saturday 25 October from 12 noon at the 2014 Perthshire Amber festival based at Amber Central, the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire.

Ross Macfadyen, Liz Clark and Alex Jenkins will be presenting live in the ‘Wee Festival Hall’ at Amber Central in Dunkeld.Perthshire Amber 2014 small

Artists appearing on stage are: Rumours of Spring, Kevin Jordan & Reece Hillis, KT O’Neil, Amy Goddard, Three’s a Crowd, Crooked House, Bruce Nemerov, Maarten Willems, Iona Grace Fyfe, Ruari McMillan, Keith Meisner, Finbar Magee, ’50 Shades of Blue, Ted and Lorna Poletyllo plus in reserve Neil MacTavish, Cameron Grant and Ross Hull.

Open Mic Session, Perthshire Amber, Saturday 25 October 12 noon to 5.00pm. 

Ceòl ’s Craic music session with Gaelic singer Margaret MacLeod

Ceòl ’s Craic music session with Gaelic singer Margaret MacLeod

Oct 20, 2014

On Monday 20 October Ceòl ’s Craic hosts a live music session on Celtic Music Radio with Gaelic singer Margaret MacLeod, founder member of seminal Gaelic folk group Na h-Òganaich and a leading light in the promotion of Gaelic language and culture.

She has won many awards for her musical talents over the years but is also a very active and highly regarded teacher of Gaelic language.

On Saturday 1 November Margaret will take part in a special Ceòl ’s Craic event at the CCA in Glasgow where she will be joined by Alasdair Whyte and his band to perform classics from her back catalogue and new interpretations of traditional Gaelic songs.

Margaret and Alasdair share the bill with psychedelic folk pioneer and founding member of the Incredible String Band Mike Heron who will be accompanied by the Glasgow based indie folk outfit Trembling Bells.

This event, fittingly titled ‘The Circle is Unbroken’ brings together iconic figures from the folk scene of the 1960′s and 1970′s with a younger generation of musicians who have been inspired and influenced by their legacy.

More information on the event can be found on our website

We look forward to a lively session of music and conversation with Margaret on this week’s radio show.

Ceòl ’s Craic with Ishbel Murray, Monday 20 October 6.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Ceol2Bidh Màiread NicLeòid a thug an còmhlan-ciùil iomraiteach Na h- Òganaich ri chèile air aoigheachd aig Ceòl ’s Craic air Celtic Music Radio Diluain 20 Dàmhair airson seisean ciùil beò.

Chan e a mhàin gu bheil Màiread air iomadach duais a bhuannachadh airson nan sgilean ciùil aice fhèin ach tha i cuideachd air a bhith a’ strì fad bhliadhnaichean airson seasamh agus inbhe cultar agus cànan na Gàidhlig. Tha Màiread cuideachd air cliù a choisinn airson a bhith na tidsear Gàidhlig air leth sgileil.

Bìdh i air an àrd-ùrlair aig an CCA ann an Glaschu Disathairne 1 Samhain airson tachartas sònraichte a thèid a chumail le Ceòl ’s Craic far am bi i a’ cur an cèill òrain air a bheil meas bhon stòras aice agus mìneachaidhean ùra air òrain Ghàidhlig traidiseanta ann an cuideachd an t-shàr sheinneadair Gàidhlig òg Alasdair Whyte agus an còmhlan aigesan.

Cuideachd air clàr an tachartais seo bidh Mike Heron, tùsaire tuath-cheòl ioma-dhathach agus ball-stèidhidh den Incredible String Band ann an cuideachd a’ chòmhlain tuath-cheòl indie, The Trembling Bells, a tha stèidhichte ann an Glaschu. Taisbeanaidh an tachartas seo, ‘An Cearcall Neo-bhriste’, gu bheil spiorad na reabhlaid ciùil a thàinig gu bith sna 1960an ’s na 70an fhathast a’ deàlradh gu soilleir agus air aiseag gu ginealach ùr de thùsairean ciùil.

Tuilleadh fiosrachaidh ri fhaighinn aig

Tha sinn a’ gabhail fiughar ri seisean beòthail de cheòl agus còmhradh le Màiread air prògram rèidio na seachdain sa.

Live from Perthshire Amber festival 2014

Live from Perthshire Amber festival 2014

Oct 19, 2014

This is the 10th year of the Perthshire Amber festival and the Dunkeld based festival promises once again to be full of wonderful concerts featuring the finest of Scotland’s musical talent as well as some international guests.

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM will be broadcasting live from Amber Central at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel in Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire for the Saturday afternoon Open Mic Sessions and also the daily Carbaret Amber Concerts at Amber Central in Dunkeld and it all starts on Saturday 25 October live from Dunkeld at 12 noon until 5.00pm.

The Perthshire Amber venues are as special as ever, ranging from the prestigious Perth Concert Hall to town halls and tiny village halls, from atmosphericPerthshire Amber poster castles to historic Dunkeld Cathedral and even including an iron age Crannog on Loch Tay – there are 25 venues in all in 2014.

Dougie Ross interviewThe festival is always evolving, and do remember it began as just a weekend of concerts, and this year, Dougie says he is thrilled to have been chosen as one of the funded events for Homecoming Scotland 2014.

Dougie MacLean says: “We’ll be bringing you some very special concerts and events to celebrate Homecoming Scotland 2014, the 10th anniversary of Perthshire Amber and my 40th year as a touring musician!”

There is another opportunity to listen to the chat that Ross Macfadyen had with Dougie MacLean about Perthshire Amber tonight, Sunday 19 October at 10.00pm to 12 midnight.

Pipe Major Colin Greeves on the Mary K. Burke Show

Pipe Major Colin Greeves on the Mary K. Burke Show

Oct 18, 2014

This Sunday, 19 October at 6.00pm, the Mary K. Burke Show will be hosted by Mary’s co-presenter Paul Macintyre as Mary will be in Ireland for a week.

Mary says: “Paul presents my show anytime I have to be away and also assists me every week with hosting guests and sorting out sound and any other things that need done regarding the show. He has been my right hand man and also enjoys presenting in my absence.

Paul will have a special guest in the studio in Colin Greeves who is a professional musician and teacher.

Founder and member of fantasic folk band Barluath, Pipe Major of East Kilbride Pipe Band and all round nice guy.  He will be joining Paul and playing live in the studio as well as chatting about his music and playing with the band.”

Mary adds: “Enjoy the show which is back to its normal time of 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM around Glasgow and online at and all mobile devices.

Mary K. Burke Show with Paul MacIntyre, Sunday 19 October, 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

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