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. http://americana-uk.com/americana-uks-readers-poll-2016-the-results

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, alt.country, 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 www.celticmusicradio.net 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 connections@celticmusicradio.net 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 

Ross Macfadyen’s ‘Thank Folk It’s Friday 9th Dec -Guest is Singer Songwriter John Taylor 20:00 -22.00

Ross Macfadyen’s ‘Thank Folk It’s Friday 9th Dec -Guest is Singer Songwriter John Taylor 20:00 -22.00

Dec 9, 2016




Tune in with Ross Macfadyen’s ‘Thank Folk It’s Friday’ 20:00 -22.00 who with have Glasgow Singer Songwriter John Taylor – for a live session accompanied with Fred Arrowsmith and John Mullen



John Taylor is a Glasgow-based singer/songwriter from Glasgow . John has had a successful career touring with his band ‘Mudshark’ where they release an album on  Pony records, an indie label which was formed by Texas management to break the band. Mudshark enjoyed a taste of success and toured Europe and the UK supporting some big names in rock – even quoted by Metalica’s bass player Jason Newstead as having “album of the year”. They went to record another album before John decided that the solo career beckoned.

This proved to be a positive decision and before too long he started to hit the Glasgow acoustic folk scene and released “Bring the stars alive”. John is at present recording his 7 th album  as well as recently having written a song for the trailer of ‘KInddom Fall Of Illandrieal’ John also passes on his skills as a singer-songwriter having recently held a sell out Songwriter Masterclass

So tune in for a live session with John and co who will be on around 9pm

House Concert – Ags Connolly Thursday 8th Dec at Celtic Music Radio Studio 7.30

House Concert – Ags Connolly Thursday 8th Dec at Celtic Music Radio Studio 7.30

Nov 22, 2016


Celtic Music Radio are delighted to announce our second House Concert Thursday 8 th Dec at Doors 7:00  for 7:30
Please book place by emailing info@celticmusicradio.net  to ensure a seat!
Cost by donation Est £10 per person (waged) BYOB – Teas / coffee / Raffle
If unable to attend you can still make a Donation to the station which is run entirely by volunteers = At Donate 




Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, England.
Country is the simplest description, but Ags is a proud supporter of the ‘Ameripolitan’ movement, which supports new music with a traditional roots influence.
Having attempted to write songs for years, Ags found the confidence to take it seriously after attending a workshop with Nashville super-musician Darrell Scott.
Since then he’s built a reputation as an inspired songwriter at major festivals and as a constant presence on the touring circuit.
As well as regular headline shows, Ags has opened for artists such as Rosanne Cash and Corb Lund and has also undertaken a southern-states US tour with a full band.
Ags’ influences come essentially from hardcore country songwriters like David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck and Dale Watson. However, he also takes major singer-songwriter influences from the likes of Guy Clark, Loudon Wainwright III and Chris Knight.
Ags’ debut album ‘How About Now’ was released in February 2014, receiving rave reviews including being named ‘Album of the Month’ in Country Music People magazine who described him as “the closest we’ve ever come to an English Willie Nelson”.
The album was also heralded as “a masterpiece” by Maverick magazine.
In 2016, Country Music People magazine named the song ‘When Country Was Proud’ as one of the Top 50 country songs from the last 30 years.
Ags’ follow-up album, ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’, is due for release in 2017.


Listen to Ags on Soundcloud   Webiste  Facebook 

Doors 7:00 – 7.30 pm. Donations (suggested £10) and BYOB.
If you wish to reserve a set email info@celticmusicradio.net


Race Night fundraiser – Friday 25 November

Race Night fundraiser – Friday 25 November

Oct 19, 2016

Fancy a punt? Do you want to help raise funds for your favourite radio station? Well now you can do both!

Come along to our race night on Friday 25th November for a great night of fun and frolicks, and help us raise funds to keep us on air.

It promises to be a great night.

Tickets are £5 and include a buffet. Please contact any of the members here at Celtic Music Radio for more details.

14706851_10154140733883924_7006019408597180117_oTo buy a £5 ticket via Paypal, click the button below.

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