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Category Archive: Ross Macfadyen

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Mar 06

Thank Folk it’s Friday live guests tonight 8pm

On tonight’s Thank Folk it’s Friday with Ross Macfadyen, special guests are John Boyle (pictured) of ASC – Airdrie Songwriters Club – who will be in promoting his new CD being sold in aid of MS. During the second hour of the programme will be Gillian Grassie (pictured below), a harpist will be playing and chatting to …

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Mar 01

Celtic Music Radio’s big move

New studio, new partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University After almost nine years based at the Livingstone Tower, Celtic Music Radio has moved its studio base about a mile away to Buchanan House in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University. Celtic Music Radio has been working with Glasgow Caledonian University for four years, principally with students on …

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Feb 06

Album of the Week: ‘Little Hinges’ Qristina & Quinn Bachand

The Album of the Week programme on Saturdays at 12 noon and 12 midnight has selected tracks from next week’s Album of the Week and an interview with the musician or singer-songwriter or band member. There has been no Album of the Week due to Celtic Connections coverage after the festive holiday season, so this …

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Feb 01

Celtic Music Radio smashes audience record

Celtic Music Radio 95FM, the charitable community radio station based in Glasgow, has broken its audience record for this year’s Celtic Connections. More than 115,976 people tuned in either on 95FM across Glasgow or via its website as the station broadcast live for the 10th year running at Connections, which ended yesterday, Sunday 1 February. …

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Jan 22

Review: Mike Vass – In The Wake of Neil Gunn

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, Wednesday 21st January 2015 In the Wake of Neil Gunn is a remarkable piece of work from Mike Vass, inspired by his voyage following Neil Gunn’s 1937 sailing trip around Scotland. Mike read the book while convalescing and decided to follow Neil’s route on his own craft. When picturing a boat trip, …

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Jan 13

Donald Shaw praises Celtic Music Radio

Celtic Music Radio is broadcasting live for the 10th year in a row at Celtic Connections, which got under from Thursday, 15 January 2015. The Glasgow-based community radio station, which broadcasts to Glasgow on 95FM, will be on air live from the city’s Royal Concert Hall every day of the Celtic Connections Festival with the first show …

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Dec 19

Catch Up: Airdrie Songwriters Club on TFIF

On Thank Folk its Friday with Ross Macfadyen, live in studio 1 will be Paul McCluskey, John Boyle, James Beekman and Gerry Reilly from the Airdrie Songwriters Club in Lanarkshire with a live session. Ross presents his legendary programme featuring a broad mix of music and the ‘Folk or Not’ vote when Ross selects a familiar …

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Dec 12

Christine Sparks – Robin: The Robert Burns Collection, Vol. 1

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 13 December 2014 is from Renfrew singer Christine Sparks and her CD titled Robin: The Robert Burns Collection, Vol. 1. “Christine Sparks has the quality of voice that Robert Burns’ words deserve – both are masters of exposing raw, natural emotion, creating timeless masterpieces.” says …

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Nov 19

TFiF live from Hunter House Cafe, East Kilbride

Thank Folk its Friday will be live from the Hunter House Café, Maxwellton Road, Calderwood, East Kilbride this Friday night, 21 November from 8.00-10.00pm.  Ross Macfadyen will introduce songwriter and musician Adam Baker who will be performing two sets and talking about his work with Street Children in Senegal. Adam Baker’s music reflects some of …

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Nov 08

Album of the Week: Eliza Lynn with ‘Goodbye Nashville’

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 8 November 2014 is the new release from Eliza Lynn called ‘Goodbye Nashville’ which is produced by Eliza Lynn and Gordon Maclean. Ross Macfadyen caught up and had a chat with Eliza when she recently performed at Perthshire Amber – The Dougie MacLean Festival in …

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