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Put Your Money Where Your Ears Are!

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 …

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Rab Noakes Walkin to Thank Folk It’s Friday

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 …

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Dougie MacLean on Perthshire Amber

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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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