Now on DAB Digital Radio!

Now on DAB Digital Radio!

Dec 28, 2015

Celtic Music Radio can now be heard across Glasgow on DAB Digital Radio!

The boffins still have a little tinkering and pottering to do, but do let us know how it sounds.

How, though, we hear you ask, do I get Celtic Music Radio on my DAB receiver?

Easy Peasy!

Look for the button (or menu item) that says Auto Scan/Auto Tune.
Let your receiver re-tune your radio.
Once done, we should appear on your Station List as Celtic Music.

For the more technically minded, you find us on channel 10B. You can manually tune to that!

The DAB frequency is part of an Ofcom trial lasting 9 months.
We would appreciate your comments and suggestions on the service via email:


A picture from our 95FM transmitter site on 27th December 2015


Exciting Times!

Exciting Times!

Dec 22, 2015

These are exciting times for all of us at Celtic Music Radio 95FM.

In the near future, the station will be moving to a new base as part of our commitment to provide a Festival Of Music every day of the year.

As you will appreciate, this involves a range of technical issues.

So while our backroom wizards apply their magic it does mean our round-the-clock programme schedules may have to be juggled around a bit, here and there.

This could result in some of our usual programmes not being on air for a short period. But the music will play on.

At Celtic Connections, for example, we’ll be presenting live broadcasts from the Royal Concert Hall in the heart of Glasgow.

Your leading community radio station, the only one in the UK dedicated to Scottish and Irish Celtic music, is looking forward to the new studio HQ move.

We continue with the wide range of music you enjoy on 95FM in the Glasgow area, or online at


Plockton in studio

Celtic Music Television

Celtic Music Television

Nov 27, 2015

As part of our fundraising week, and in conjunction with Audio @ GCU, Celtic Music Radio is having it’s first LIVE video stream!

Welcome to Celtic Music Television!

On Saturday 28th November from 6 – 8 pm, join us via Youtube for live sets from:

▪ Ross Ainslie
▪ Sophie Rogers
▪ Mrs Bruce’s Boys (Fraser and Ian).

Save the link below and tune in on Saturday.

Put Your Money Where Your Ears Are!

Put Your Money Where Your Ears Are!

Nov 21, 2015

Throughout this week our presenters will be asking you to “Put Your Money Where Your Ears Are”!

Celtic Music Radio is a charitable, community station, supporting music and musicians that do not get mainstream airplay.

Our very being is to bring you the best “Celtic” Music from Scotland, Ireland and from our Celtic cousins around the world.

Each and every one of our volunteers is unpaid, meaning all donations to the station goes towards paying the bills to keep your favourite radio station on air!


You can donate in several ways – by PayPal, BT MyDonate, By Text. We’ll even accept on of those cheque thingamaboabs if you still have them!


Many thanks in anticipation!

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Rab Noakes Walkin to Thank Folk It’s Friday

Rab Noakes Walkin to Thank Folk It’s Friday

Oct 21, 2015

Rab Noakes will be gabbing with Ross this Friday from 8pm.

Rab Noakes describes the music on his latest release, I’m Walkin Here, as ‘21st century skiffle’. “I felt it was time for me to make a record in a certain way, with certain ingredients”, he said recently of this recording. “I wanted to try to make an album that only I could make”.

So, this album, Rab’s 19th solo release, represents in many ways, a narrative containing references to his whole working life as a songwriter and performer. It is a Double-CD with CD1 consisting of a clutch of Rab Noakes songs written within a fairly close space of time. CD2 contains songs from a variety of sources from traditional to Elizabeth Cotten to Michael Marra to Beck Hansen to the group Garbage plus some more Noakes compositions.

Working with John Cavanagh as producer an engaging range of musicians and singers were assembled for the sessions. Una McGlone on double bass and Stuart Brown on drums are joined by Ula Kinderyte on violin, Harry Hussey on accordion Richard Merchant on coronet and Emma Roche on flute and piccolo. Rab plays most of the guitar parts himself both as live accompaniment with the vocal on the track and a variety of overdubbed parts.  Singers Hilary Brooks, Barbara Dickson, Roddy Hart, Jill Jackson, Jimmie Macgregor, Alice Marra and Emma Pollock join Rab on vocals on a number of the songs.

This is Noakes, the musician who picked up on skiffle’s immediacy and vibrancy, and also the sophistication that lingered below its home-made façade, singing like he means it (and he always means it) with a band that exudes the warmth and camaraderie of the Basement Tapes.”

Rob Adams, music journalist.

Rab said at the outset of the recordings that he wanted to make an album that nobody else could make. He made that comment with regard to the reference points and to the combination of experience and circumstance that make up its uniqueness.

This is an album full of heartfelt performances of first-rate songs. It is possibly Rab’s best but that’s for you to decide. It certainly hangs together as an album and contains some outstanding performances.

Rab will be undertaking a tour in November to launch the CD.
6th          Kinross                        Backstage at The Green

13th      Stirling                         Tolbooth

14th      Campbeltown              Ardshiel     (01586 552133)

19th      Glasgow                      Cottier’s

20th      Strathblane                 Village Hall

27th      Arbroath                      Hospitalfield


Dougie MacLean on Perthshire Amber

Dougie MacLean on Perthshire Amber

Oct 6, 2015

Dougie MacLean OBE talks to Ross Macfadyen about this year’s Perthshire Amber Festival, which takes place from Friday 30th October and Sunday 8th November this year.

Tune in from 8pm on Friday 9th October.

The Perthshire Amber Festival, now in it’s 11th year, is likely to exceed all expectations once again! Scotland on Sunday’s Tom Maxwell commented “Dougie MacLean has created a wee gem of a festival in his home county… a drop of Amber nectar!” This (no longer ‘wee’) 10 day event had approx 10,000 people from 25 countries attending last year and contributed well over £1million to the local economy.

Dougie MacLean has developed a unique festival which shares his inspiring music, celebrates the history and culture of his Perthshire home and showcases its beautiful scenery. The concerts, which welcome high calibre musical guests from Scotland and abroad, are staged in a variety of wonderful venues, from village halls, town halls and a grand concert hall to historic castles and the atmospheric Dunkeld Cathedral.

As well as music from Bella Hardy, Emily Smith, Ross Ainslie Band, Caper, Rura, Dallahan, Karine Polwart, The Wrigley Sisters, Blazin Fiddles, Elliot Morris, The Mae Trio and Dougie himself; the festival has grown into a veritable family affair with dozens of activities to take in the beauty of Autumnal Highland Perthshire.

From The Song Bus, The Wee Bus trips to Photographic and Archaelogical walks to the Amber Autumn Picnic in Dunkeld’s Stanley Hill Park there is literally something for everyone.

royal-dunkeld-hotel-dunkeld_The festival also takes over the Royal Dunkeld Hotel for the 10 days, creating a base of operations and the Wee Festival Hall.

Celtic Music Radio will be at the Wee Festival Hall to broadcast LIVE the Open Mic concerts on Saturday 31st October, Sunday 1st November and Saturday 7th November. You can also hear the Cabaret Amber Concerts Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th November from 5-7 pm LIVE on Celtic Music Radio

Don’t miss our gab with Dougie on Friday from 8pm.

Click here for more details of the Perthshire Amber Festival.

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