Celtic Music Radio launch on 95 FM on Tuesday 1st July

Celtic Music Radio launch on 95 FM on Tuesday 1st July

Jun 29, 2014

Celtic Music Radio will launch officially on 95.0 FM at 12 noon today, Tuesday 1st July when presenters Liz Clark and Gordon Hotchkiss will be in studio 1 with guests to celebrate broadcasting on the FM waveband across Glasgow.

Live in studio 1 will be band members of Skerryvore who will be telling listeners all about their forthcoming album and perhaps exclusively play a track or two from the album on high quality stereo 95 FM.

The station has a new positiong statement promising a ‘festival of music’ as it prepares to switch over from 1530 AM/medium wave to 95 FM transmission with a hope that the move to the waveband of choice will be a boost to its audience and further improve services as a result.

On air since January 2008 on 1530AM in the Glasgow area, Celtic Music Radio prides itself as a station with a mission to support new musical talent singers and songwriters and to be a strong voice for contemporary and traditional Scottish music, arts and culture.

  • The service on 1530 kHz AM medium wave will cease on Tuesday 1st July. Listeners on 1530AM should switchover now to the FM waveband and tune to 95.0 FM to listen to Celtic Music Radio which is also available online via www.celticmusicradio.net by clicking Listen Live plus on all mobile apps.

Buy tickets now for the Dow’s Bar Session on 27 June

Buy tickets now for the Dow’s Bar Session on 27 June

Jun 10, 2014

Celtic Music Radio is presenting a live show in Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street, Glasgow, next to the entrance/exit of Queen Street railway station on Friday 27 June from 8.00pm featuring singer-songwriter Pauline Alexander (pictured), Andrew Huggan and Rudeigin.

This is also a fundraising event as part of the switchover to FM transmissions and generally an ongoing effort of raising funds to support the radio station.

Presenter and Lanarkshire singer-songwriter Paul McCluskey says: “The Stripped Back Sessions allows us to showcase the talent that is on Glasgow’s doorstep.”

Paul and fellow presenter and performer Alan Grant, have arranged this very special concert at Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street (beside Queen Street Station), Glasgow on Friday 27 June 2014 with doors open at 7.15pm and live music from 8.00pm.

For £5 you get a full evening’s entertainment from Andrew Huggan plus Pauline Alexander and also Rudeigin.

Apologies to anyone who has previously tried to buy tickets, but found that the link below didn’t work – it’s fixed now. Or you can drop us a line to studio@celticmusicradio.net and we’ll keep some tickets aside with your name on them. Or you can just turn up and pay at the door!

Click here to purchase your ticket(s). A PayPal account is not required.

The Arran Folk Festival this weekend

The Arran Folk Festival this weekend

Jun 6, 2014

  • Due to technical difficulties with the link from Brodick on the Isle of Arran, we were unable to provide the live schedule from the Arran Folk Festival this afternoon.  The Celtic Music Radio schedule reverts to the normal Saturday afternoon programmes.

Celtic Music Radio is once again broadcasting live from the Arran Folk Festival which starts tonight, Friday 6 June until Sunday 8 June 2014 at venues in Brodick, the main village on the Isle of Arran.  Here is a summary of the events during the weekend.   

The outside broadcast team will be in Brodick to cover events live.  If you can’t get on the CalMac ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick, then tune into Celtic Music Radio on 1530AM or online and all mobile devices on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Alex Jenkins and Ross Macfadyen have taken the ferry from Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast to Brodick on the Isle of Arran to present live tonight, Friday from 6.00pm until 10.00pm and from 1.00-6.00pm on Saturday 7 June 2014 with interviews, guests and live sessions from venues in Brodick.

Friday 6th June:

12 – 5.00pm – Welcoming Open Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick, Isle of Arran. Free Admission
7.30pm – Concert, Brodick Hall. Tickets £17.00
Featuring The Lorne MacDougall Band, Gillian Frame & Findlay Napier, The Mary Ann Kennedy Trio.

Saturday 7th June:

arran201312 – 5.00pm – Open Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick. Free Admission
7.30pm – Concert, Brodick Hall. Tickets : £17.00
Featuring The Tim Edey Band, Scott MacDonald, Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter

Sunday 8th June:

12 – 5.00pm – Survivors’ Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick. Free Admission
8.00pm – Open Mic Night, Douglas Hotel, Brodick. Free Admission.

Picture: Alex Jenkins and Danny Matheson at the Douglas Hotel, Arran Folk Festival, June 2013.

Live at the Isle of Arran Folk Festival, Friday 6 June, 6.00-10.00pm and Saturday 7 June from 1.00pm to 6.00pm.

 

Stripped Back Session at Dow’s, Glasgow on 27 June

Stripped Back Session at Dow’s, Glasgow on 27 June

May 31, 2014

Celtic Music Radio is presenting a live show in Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street, Glasgow, next to the entrance/exit of Queen Street railway station on Friday 27 June from 8.00pm

This is also a fundraising event as part of the switchover to FM transmissions and generally an ongoing effort of raising funds to support the radio station.

Presenter and Lanarkshire singer-songwriter Paul McCluskey says: “The Stripped Back Sessions allows us to showcase the talent that is on Glasgow’s doorstep.”

Paul and fellow presenter and performer Alan Grant, have arranged this very special concert at Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street (beside Queen Street Station), Glasgow on Friday 27 June 2014 with doors open at 7.15pm and live music from 8.00pm.

For £5 you get a full evening’s entertainment from Andrew Huggan plus Pauline Alexander and also Rudeigin.

Click here to purchase to buy your ticket(s). A PayPal account is not required.

Live from the Arran Folk Festival on the Isle of Arran, June 6-8

Live from the Arran Folk Festival on the Isle of Arran, June 6-8

May 5, 2014

Celtic Music Radio will be once again broadcasting live from the Arran Folk Festival which starts on Friday 6 June until Sunday 8 June 2014 at venues in Brodick, the main village on the Isle of Arran.  Here is a summary of the events during the weekend.   

The outside broadcast team will be in Brodick to cover events live.  If you can’t get on the CalMac ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick, then tune into Celtic Music Radio on 1530AM or online and all mobile devices on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Friday 6th June:

Arran201412 – 5.00pm – Welcoming Open Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick, Isle of Arran. Free Admission
7.30pm – Concert, Brodick Hall. Tickets £17.00
Featuring The Lorne MacDougall Band, Gillian Frame & Findlay Napier, The Mary Ann Kennedy Trio.

Saturday 7th June:

12 – 5.00pm – Open Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick. Free Admission
7.30pm – Concert, Brodick Hall. Tickets : £17.00
Featuring The Tim Edey Band, Scott MacDonald, Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter

Sunday 8th June:

12 – 5.00pm – Survivors’ Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick. Free Admission
8.00pm – Open Mic Night, Douglas Hotel, Brodick. Free Admission.

Live at the Isle of Arran Folk Festival, Saturday 7 June from 1.00pm.

Festival Fling, Sunday 10pm – Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert

Festival Fling, Sunday 10pm – Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert

May 2, 2014

Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust – Red Clydeside Concert in January 2014
Taking part was Jimmy Ross, John Hammel, Finlay Allison, Penny Stone, Tom Leonard and Ewan McLennan.

Alistair Hulett was a singer, songwriter, international socialist and revolutionary.

He was a kind, gentle man who was committed to fighting for a better world – a world based on the principles of justice, equality, love and respect for all of humanity. The world was a better place for knowing him and is a sadder place for his loss. He left a great legacy in his music that will continue to bring inspiration to many who, like him, believe a better world was possible.

The Alistair Hulett website proudly continues the legacy in the form of his writing, recordings and the widespread influence he had through his activism on behalf of many social justice causes.

The mission of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust (UK), and the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund (AU) is to help to promote social justice and equality through music and struggle.

With this in mind, this is the 4th  Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust Concert – Red Clydeside.  Guests that took part in the concert were Jimmy Ross, John Hammel, Finlay Allison, Penny Stone, Tom Leonard, Ewan McLennan, Roy Bailey and Mark Lock.

My thanks to Fatama and all the trustees of this marvellous organisation and of course to Alistair, whose music and inspiration continues to  empower all who hear it.

Any queries please email me liz@celticmusicradio.net


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