Donald Shaw praises Celtic Music Radio at Celtic Connections

Donald Shaw praises Celtic Music Radio at Celtic Connections

Jan 20, 2015

Celtic Music Radio is broadcasting live for the 10th year in a row at Celtic Connections, which got under from Thursday, 15 January and continues to Sunday 1 February 2015.

Celtic Music Radio broadcasts to Glasgow on 95FM, will be on-air live from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall every day of the Celtic Connections Festival with the first show going out on Friday morning, 16 January, from 11.00am.

Celtic Music Radio 95FM is live from The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on weekdays from 11.00am until 7.00pm and at weekends from 12 noon to 7.00pm to include ‘live’ the nightly Danny Kyle Open Stage from the Exhibition Hall within the Concert Hall refurbished building.

Celtic Music Radio, which has covered Celtic Connections since 2006, prides itself as a station with a mission to support new musical talent and to be a strong voice for contemporary and traditional Scottish music, arts and culture. The station went full-time at the start of Celtic Connections 2008.

It has charitable status and is run by 30 music-loving volunteers. Currently it has 72,000 listeners a month in the Glasgow area and in 175 countries worldwide online.

“We’re pleased and proud that Celtic Music Radio will once again be at the heart of Celtic Connections with our own festival of music,” said Ross Macfadyen, award-winning broadcaster and a director of the station

donald shawDonald Shaw, Artistic Director of Celtic Connections, said: “It is a real pleasure to have worked with Celtic Music Radio over the years and it is a partnership that we hope to continue for many years to come.

“It is fantastic that as the festival has grown so has the radio station and they now entertain 72,000 listeners a month.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their ongoing and invaluable support not only during the Festival but all year round.”

Ross Macfadyen says: “We’ll be broadcasting live for a total of 116 hours from the Buchanan Suite in the Concert Hall. During this time, we’ll have artists performing live and a rota of presenters raring to make sure our listeners far and wide are fully entertained for the duration of Celtic Connections.

Ross added: “The Celtic Connections team are a pleasure to work with and they always make us feel a real part of all that’s going on.  We’re looking forward to two great weeks of music at the biggest winter music festival of its kind.”

Listeners in the Glasgow area will be able to catch all the action on 95FM while those everywhere else can here what’s going on via the station’s web link here on this site at the top of the front page.

Invitations for live sessions during Celtic Connections 2015

Invitations for live sessions during Celtic Connections 2015

Dec 16, 2014

Celtic Connections is on now with Celtic Music Radio having two live broadcast positions in The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Apart from the Danny Kyle Open Stage each night at 5.00pm live in the Exhibition Hall within the Concert Hall building, Celtic Music Radio 95 FM will also have live sessions in The Buchanan Suite every day during Celtic Connections from Friday 16 January 2015, in conjunction with Glasgow Caledonian University’s Audio Technology Department

Singers, songwriters and combos of all sizes (within limits!) are invited to be considered for a live session slot on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM.

All you have to do to be considered, is email to this address at: connections@celticmusicradio.net with Buchanan Sessions in the subject.

Please provide a biog with background information on yourself as a musician or singer or band and a link to your music, if you have recorded material.

Please note that if you apply and are successful for the Danny Kyle Open Stage during Celtic Connections 2015, Celtic Music Radio cannot offer a slot at these sessions.

The Buchanan Suite Sessions will be broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio on 95FM across Glasgow and online worldwide plus all mobile devices.  Broadcasts will also be available on the Celtic Music Radio Catch Up anytime section for 30 days after broadcast.

Connect now with Celtic Music Radio by emailing to: connections@celticmusicradio.net and have Buchanan Sessions as the subject.

For more details on Audio Technology at Glasgow Caledonian University, visit their Facebook page

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Glasgow Caledonian University students provide Audio Technology support to Celtic Music Radio

 

CATCH UP anytime: Dow’s Music Night

CATCH UP anytime: Dow’s Music Night

Nov 28, 2014

The second Celtic Music Radio music night was held on Friday at Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street – right next to Queen Street railway station entrance in  Glasgow city centre and was part of the Celtic Music Radio 95FM St Andrew’s week celebrations.

Performing on Friday 28 November were Linsey Aitken & Ken Campbell and guests including Robin Crosbie, akaDows ad ‘Adullboy’ and Lanarkshire singer Mike Smith.

Linsey Aitken Ken Campbell dows2Linsey (pictured left at Dow’s on Friday 28 November) is a highly regarded cellist, pianist and vocalist encompassing many genres and styles from classical to traditional music.

Ken Campbell, also pictured left upstairs at Dow’s on Friday, is a  Scottish singer-songwriter with a well established pedigree over 30 years, with five albums to date, festivals, concerts, television and radio throughout Europe and beyond.

There was an outstanding performance from ‘Adullboy’ with his contemporary social comment on life. Listen from around 10 minutes from the start of hour 2 of Thank Folk its Friday on Catch Up anytime on 28 November.

Singer-songwriter Mike Smith from Airdrie, Lanarkshire in pictured below at Dow’s on Friday night, 28 November.  Pictures: Ross Macfadyen.

The upstairs at Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street, opposite Glasgow Queen Street railway station was a fundraising concert for Celtic Music Radio produced by presenter Paul McCluskey with sound engineering support from Steven (right), a Glasgow Caledonian University audio engineer student.Steven GCU eng

Go to the Celtic Music Radio Catch Up anytime section and select Thank Folk its Friday and the first hour of Danny’s Ceilidh programme to listen again to the music from Ken Campbell and Linsey Aitken upstairs at Dow’s in Dundas Street, Glasgow on Friday 28 NovemberCatch Up is available for up to 30 days after original transmission on 95FM.Mike Smith dows2

Celebrate St Andrew at the Ubiquitous Chip, Hillhead

Celebrate St Andrew at the Ubiquitous Chip, Hillhead

Nov 16, 2014

Celtic Music Radio will be celebrating Scotland’s Patron Saint, St Andrew on Wednesday 26 November, just a few days before St Andrew’s Day which falls on Sunday 30 November 2014.

Celtic Music Radio will be once again broadcasting live from Ubiquitious Chip, Ashton Lane, Hillhead, in the west end of Glasgow.St Andrew's Concert - Copy

Gordon Hotchkiss will present his regular Wednesday night ‘Hotchpotch’ with a St Andrew’s flavour including live sets from local muscians and singers and a few guests including singer and fiddler Shona Masson1Shona Masson (pictured left).

Alan Burke with his Late Night programme from 10.00pm to 12 midnight will keep the St Andrew’s Celebrations going until 12 midnight with more live music sets.

Come and join us upstairs at the Ubiquitous Chip in Ashton Lane, Hillhead, just round the corner from Hillhead Subway station on Wednesday 26 November from 7.00pm.

St Andrew’s Celebration live from the Ubiquitous Chip, Ashton Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow on Wednesday 26 November, 7.00pm to 12 midnight.

Live from the Inverclyde Folk & Roots Festival finale

Live from the Inverclyde Folk & Roots Festival finale

Nov 12, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM will be live from the grand finale of the 2nd Inverclyde Scottish Folk & Roots Festival on Saturday night, 15 November from 7.00pm.

Gaberlunzie close the festival on Saturday night which was launched on 5 October 2014.  The evening is introduced by Ross Macfadyen and by Riverside Arts’ Neil Lochiel.

Gaberlunzie are a Scottish folk music institution! Robin Watson and Gordon Menzies have been performing as Gaberlunzie for 40 years, recording 25 albums and three videos over that period in addition to their countless gigs and television and radio performances throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and America.

Their performances are unfailingly rich in melody, harmony and humour. Their songs span the breadth of Scottish culture, many of which are ROXA3E3deeply ingrained into the psyche of the nation, as they sing about its beauty, its history, its land, its villages, its characters, its idiosyncrasies and its lore.

Every self-respecting Scottish folk music collection should have at least one Gaberlunzie album in it and the duo are a fitting act to close Inverclyde’s Scottish Folk & Roots Festival 2014.

Winner from The Session on 5 October will be the support act has been selected by Celtic Music Radio 95FM from the entrants to The Session open mic day.

Gaberlunzie at the close of the Inverclyde Folk & Roots Festival 2014, live from 7.00pm and on stage at 8.00pm at the Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock – live and exclusive on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM and online.

Celtic Music Radio night upstairs at Dow’s Bar, Glasgow

Celtic Music Radio night upstairs at Dow’s Bar, Glasgow

Nov 7, 2014

The second Celtic Music Radio music night at Dow’s Bar, 9 Dundas Street, next to Glasgow Queen Street station will take place on Friday 28 November as part of our St Andrew’s week celebrations.

Performing on the night will be Linsey Aitken & Ken Campbell and guests Robin Crosbie and Mike Smith.

Linsey and Ken’s story weaves together many threads from the worlds of traditional, classical and contemporary music where historically all three genre of music were interlinked in Scotland’s musical identity.

Linsey is a highly regarded cellist, pianist and vocalist encompassing many genres and styles from classical to traditional music.

Ken Campbell is a  Scottish singer-songwriter with a well established pedigree over 30 years with five albums to date, festivals, concerts, television and radio throughout Europe and beyond.

In spring 2010, Linsey Aitken on cello and vocals joined Ken Campbell’s Ideal Band and subsequently Linsey and Ken commenced touring as a duo with a new CD Kith & Kin recorded at Watercolour Music in Scotland released in 2014.

Tickets are available now for just £5. Please click below to purchase your tickets and bring along your email confirmation as your ticket and show your support for Celtic Music Radio 95 FM.

 


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