House Concert – 1st May 2017 – Tia McGraff at Celtic Music Radio Studio

House Concert – 1st May 2017 – Tia McGraff at Celtic Music Radio Studio

Apr 10, 2017

At their Studio -54 Admiral Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1HU

CELTIC Music Radio is pleased to announce that Canadian singer/songwriter, Tia McGraff will be its House Concert guest on Monday, May 1.





Internationally renowned and award-winning, Tia’s incisive and sparkling Americana/Country albums have brought her deserved praise with one critic describing her as a “female Gordon Lightfoot with the stage presence and voice of an angel”.

With Scottish/Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent is haunting and soul-gripping.

She tours and performs with her husband and co-writer, Tommy Parham, and it’s their love and passion for each other, their music, and their fans that makes them one of Americana Music’s favorite sweethearts.

Her 2015 album release, Crazy Beautiful, made the first round Grammy Ballot nomination for Americana Album Of The Year – her six album releases beforehand were Break These Chains; Outside of The Circle; Diversity; Day In My Shoes; Small Town Life and Jewel’s Café.

Tia’s videos, numerous nominations and awards have earned her a growing global fan base and great respect within the music industry”

“We are so pleased that such a high profile artist has agreed to come to our Admiral Street studios for this House Concert@”

“It promises to be a special night.”

To reserve seats for this event please email:

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We have held three previous successful House Concerts featuring Eef Barzelay and Ags Connolly and Duncan McCrone Band


Houseconcert – Duncan McCrone Band 8th April 2017 – 54 Admiral St. 7:30

Houseconcert – Duncan McCrone Band 8th April 2017 – 54 Admiral St. 7:30

Mar 22, 2017


We are delighted to announce our next Houseconcert on 8th April 2017 at our Studio in 54 Admiral Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow
With the Duncan McCrone Band 
Donations and BYOB 
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Duncan has more than 35 years experience of performing live both solo and with a variety of traditional bands. Band members, Cy Jack and Jim Yuill will be with him to deliver original songs, traditional ballads and covers. Duncan’s songs are love songs to life, to places, to the people and things that really matter.

“…a Scottish treasure, ripe for widespread acceptance” – Maverick Magazine.

“Just a Glasgow Boy” 2001
“All You Need to Know”  2005
“Colourblind” 2012

You can contact Duncan direct on Web Page   Face Book 

You can also purchase Duncan’s CD’s via our Amazon Link 
We look forward to seeing you and thank you for supporting Celtic Music Radio

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Matt McGinn – Special Programme Sunday 19th March

Matt McGinn – Special Programme Sunday 19th March

Mar 12, 2017

From 2pm on Sunday 19th March, we celebrate Matt McGinn with a programme featuring exclusive interveiws and rare tracks.

As daughter Shonagh writes:

There’s a time and a place for everything. Matt McGinn’s time was 1928 to 1977; his place was Glasgow. He was working class and of Irish descent. Time, place, class and genes combined to make this unique man.

His time is over. Yet here we are, in the next century, celebrating his work. Love songs, childrens songs, and daft ditties do get passed on, so you could expect songs like Janetta, “The Red Yo-Yo”, or “Oor Wee Wean Can Sook a Bar of Chocolate” to be sung now and in years to come, all over the world, and even downloaded from the internet. (He would have loved that!)

However, as many of you will know, for many years it was almost impossible to get recordings of his work, yet his songs have been passed on from parents to kids, from teachers to students and from old fans to a new generation of fans. That in itself is a great tribute to the Celtic Culture!

Similarly, you might not be surprised by the popularity of his instant-history-lesson-songs like the “Ballad of John McLean” or “The Ibrox Disaster”. My sister Eleanor reminds me that he could amaze us with his knowledge, although we thought nothing of the speed at which he could write a song. Take the morning someone phoned and asked if he had a song about Benny Lynch. No, but Ill write one he said. Then, while having a shower and making us lunch he did the 1970s equivalent of cutting and pasting; except he did it all in his head. By the time we had finished lunch the song “Benny Lynch”, complete with the names of his opponents and fight venues, was fully formed.

Join us for some stories from Matt’s daughters, Eleanor and Shonagh and nephew, Alex. We also talk to Duncan and Johnny Cameron from Riverside Studios, who regularly perform Matt’s songs.

We’ll be playing tracks from the new CD release, On The Road From Aldermaston, released 17th March via the Cherry Tree label and one or two other rare tracks.

Mike Ritchie success in national listeners’ poll

Mike Ritchie success in national listeners’ poll

Jan 10, 2017

Celtic Music Radio 95FM is pleased to announce an end- of-year poll success for one its presenters.


The Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show secured a runners-up slot – behind the BBC’s legendary Bob Harris, no less – for Best Radio Show in the influential Americana-UK website readers’ vote.

The website editor commented: “Mike’s show continues to impress.”

Mike’s programme goes out live every Sunday between 4 and 6 pm and features a mix of Americana,, roots, bluegrass and singer/songwriters.


Chairman of the charity-status, Glasgow-based station’s board of directors, Alex Jenkins, said: “It’s great that a community-based station run by volunteers gets recognition in this manner.

“For one of our shows to be voted by the public into a runner-up position to a national broadcaster and a BBC broadcast giant like Bob Harris, is no mean feat.

“Mike works hard to prepare a show that mixes up-to-date releases with many favourites and he introduces new acts as well, including many from Scotland.

“His show is well researched and his knowledge and love of the music he picks to play is clear to the growing numbers of people listening in.

“All of us at Celtic Music Radio are really pleased with the poll result.”


Mike said: “It’s terrific that Celtic Music Radio is so highly thought of – I’m surprised but chuffed to get a mention in such noteworthy company.

“I really enjoy going on air and being part of the station’s team. They gave me a chance to broadcast and I’m so pleased they did: they are a terrific bunch who do what they do for the love of the music.”



Celtic Music Radio 95FM, the Spirit and Soul of Celtic Connections

Celtic Music Radio 95FM, the Spirit and Soul of Celtic Connections

Dec 17, 2016

Celtic Music Radio 95FM is planning an unrivalled Festival of Music during Celtic Connections 2017.

Our programmes will include live, up-close-and-personal sessions from international acts as well the best musicians Glasgow and other parts of the country have to offer.

We will be featuring new and upcoming bands plus headline artists appearing at Celtic Connections.

From 11 am to 5 pm, Celtic Music Radio will provide live music, interviews and up-to-date Celtic Connections’ news combined with reviews and ticket availability.

The sparkling action will take place in the Buchanan Suite at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall from Mondays to Fridays and from our studios at Admiral Street, Kinning Park on Saturdays and Sundays.

All in all, that’s 17 days, 136 hours and over 70 live acts all on 95FM and DAB across Glasgow and around the world. Our live studio sessions on Saturdays and Sundays are free to attend but donations are always welcome.

In addition, from 5pm to 7pm we will broadcast live the Danny Kyle Open Stage from the Exhibition Hall at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Celtic Music Radio 95FM is a charitable community radio station serving Scotland’s musicians. It has a team of 30 music-loving volunteers dedicated to promoting a wide range of music in a wide choice of genres from across Scotland, Ireland and beyond.

To be considered for one of our live sessions, please email a biography and link to your music to Please also indicate your availability and we’ll do our best to fit you in.

Festival Fling 10th Dec 2-4pm from The Stonehaven Folk Festival 2016

Festival Fling 10th Dec 2-4pm from The Stonehaven Folk Festival 2016

Dec 10, 2016

Festival Fling Sat 10 Dec 2016. Today’s concerts come from the stunning 27 The 2016 Stonehaven Folk Festival!
It brings you Paisley lad Tony McManus (now resident in Canada!)and residents in Glasgow The Scott Wood Band

My warmest thanks to The Stonehaven Folk Festival Committee and volunteers for once inviting me to the festival and to John Weatherby and Kris Koren of Sound Sense for grateful assistance in the recording of these concerts  


Tony McManus
Self taught , he released first self titled recording in 1996, followed by Pourquoi Quebec in 1999 which propelled him into world wide audience. While the release of Ceol More in 2002 that Tony’s stature reached new heights of recognition, in recognition of this he was nominated as Musician of the Year by both the BBC Folk Awards and The Scottish Traditonal Music awards, in 2002 “Ceol More” hit the Critic’s Album of the year list in Acoustic Guitar magazine and named “Live Ireland Awards” Album of the Year.

He had giged throughout the world from Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville, has appeared at Guitar Festivals in Soave and Pescantina, Sarzana and Francacorta Italy; Frankston, Australia; Issoudun and Bordeaux France; Kirkmichael, Scotland; Bath and Kent, England; Bochum and Osnabruck, Germany. In 2004 he appeared at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in the “All Star Guitar Night” featuring Steve Morse, Bryan Sutton, Muriel Anderson, Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten and headlined by the legendary Les Paul. While also highlighting his talents at the more classical Dundee and Derry Guitar Festivals ,  Uppsala Guitar Festival , The Bogotá International Guitar Festival where he followed virtuoso Eduardo Fernandez.
Today his live work ranges from intimate solo performance through his trio with brothers Gary and Greg Grainger to the quartet Men of Steel (with fellow guitarists Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta and Don Ross). He is an enthusiastic collaborator both as a leader and as a sideman having worked with the top national and international artist He has collaborations and contributions to over 60 albums!
His 2009 release “The Makers’s Mark” saw him showcase 15 of the finest luthier built guitars available. More recent releases are Mysterious Boundaries / Not Necessarily Celtic / Celtic Finger style Guitar and Round Trip with Beppe Gambetta

This a welcome  return visit to the Stonehaven Folk Festival For Tony – I interviewed him at the festival and ply that for you at a later date! Enjoy!

The Scott Wood Band
The  Scott Wood Band started off as a trio back in 2012 and burst forward as a band with their album ‘ Upsurge’ released August  2015 to a world wide audience .
“Much has changed since their first EP as a trio in 2012. The Scott Wood Band have embraced their musical and personnel change, and created a ground-breaking debut album entitled: Upsurge Described as “a collaboration of the most promising young Scottish Musicians”, and fronted by one of the world’s leading young bagpipers, the band features finalists from the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year and BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year competitions. In 2014, they achievements were recognised when they were nominated as ‘Folk Band of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
They have collectively toured the world with bands such as: Mànran, Wolfstone, Skerryvore, Rura, The Mischa MacPherson Trio, Fat-Suit and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, and the band’s large and diverse following has already seen them entertain at many major festivals throughout the UK and Europe.
Scott is currently working on a new single which should be out early next year ! Will keep you up to date on that!
Band Members:-
Scott Wood
Mhairi MacKinnon
Angus Tikka
Mark Scobie
Ron Jappy

Dates for next years Stonehaven Folk Festival are 6 – 9 th July 2017
Programme will be repeated on Tuesday 13 th December 10- midnight 

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