97,000 Listeners Enjoy Celtic Music Radio @ Celtic Connections

97,000 Listeners Enjoy Celtic Music Radio @ Celtic Connections

Feb 1, 2016

Celtic Music Radio 95FM, Glasgow’s charitable community radio station, has just completed a marathon live broadcast session at Celtic Connections.

The station’s team of volunteers brought the festival to over 97,000 listeners across Glasgow and around the world via its Internet stream to 176 different countries. A further 32,000 listened in via Dunoon Community Radio.

“Celtic Music Radio 95FM has once again proved its commitment to promoting Scottish music and culture to as wide an audience as possible,” said Alex Jenkins, Chair and one of the station’s founding directors.

“During Celtic Connections we profiled over 70 artists from Scotland, England and the USA. We were delighted to be part of such a successful music festival.”

For the fifth year in a row, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) provided an outside broadcast unit for Celtic Music Radio live performances, operated by Honours’ degree students.

Patrick Quinn, Senior Lecturer in Audio Technology at Glasgow Caledonian University, said: “New for this year was Celtic Connections on Campus, a celebration of young musical and technical talent hosted by GCU and supported by Celtic Music Radio. This was a huge success with the four concerts attracting a live audience of over 500 with many more listening worldwide.”

“The experience gained by the all the students involved with Celtic Music Radio during Celtic Connections is unique and prepares them so well for their future careers.”

Alex added, “We’d like to thank everyone who listened in, and to all the musicians who performed for us. Stay tuned for more great music!”

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Sessions at Celtic Connections

Sessions at Celtic Connections

Dec 30, 2015

Looking forward to Celtic Connections?
Of course you are!
We will be returning to the Buchanan Suite in the Royal Concert Hall and running live on air sessions once again.
If you’d like to be considered for a session, please email your details, biography and links to your music to connections@celticmusicradio.net
Celtic Connections
We’ll be in touch soonest, but remember we are all volunteers!
The only rule is that if you are successful in gaining a place on the Danny Kyle Open Stage, we cannot offer you a session. It’s jist no fair!
Look forward to hearing from you!
GCU Celtic

Gigs in and around Glasgow in December 2015

Gigs in and around Glasgow in December 2015

Dec 1, 2015

Some up and coming gigs in December 2015 



Star Folk Club
Tues 1 Dec  Malinky
Tues 8 Dec  Haggerdash

Tue 1 & Wed 2 Dec The ProclaimersGlasgow Royal Concert Hall 7:30
Fri 4 Dec Wighton Welcomes the Traddies – Central Library Dundee 14:00

Sat 5 Dec Barluath – the Tower Digital Arts Centre – 19:30

Sat 5 Dec – Gordon Duncan Jn “Tides” Album Launch , McKays Hotel Bar & Restaurant Pitlochry  – 20:00
Thurs 10 Dec Innes Watson & Mike Vass Live The Lismore Bard Glasgow 19:30
& Tues 15 Dec in the Folkklub – The Admiral Bar Glasgow
Sat 12 Dec The Treacherous OrchestraDrygate Glasgow 19:30

Thurs 17 Dec Sophie Rogers – King Tut’s Glasgow 20:00

Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Fri 11 Dec Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sat 12 Dec Moncrieff Church Hall East Kilbride

 If you have any gigs that you would like us to advertise please send your information to      whatson@celticmusicradio.net 

TradBeats on Skye! 28th & 29th November 2015

TradBeats  on Skye! 28th & 29th November  2015

Nov 21, 2015

TradBeats  on Skye! 28 & 29 November  with Sophie Stephenson – is a fantastic new youth project for 14 -25 years young – so oldies ore oote!!!! But if you ‘oldies’ fancy a weekend without the young whippersnappers – GIVE THEM AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT !!! a project! They get to meet magic folks while learning about —
Gaelic mouth music, beatboxing, step dance and much more!!!

Concert and workshops with Shooglenifty, Griogair Labhruidh, Sophie Stephenson, Lewis MacRae, Mairi Britton and Eilidh Munro. !!

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye.

#TradBeats #StepDance #Gaelic #Beatboxing
Shooglenifty ScotlandSophabulous StepsSeallGriogairMàiri DannsaEilidh Munro MusicSleat, perfectly Skye  with GriogairEilidh GoudieSophie Maureen Stephensonand Màiri Britton.

More information about tickets and accommodation for the weekend, visit:www.sophabulous.co.uk/tradbeats  

trad Beats 28th - 29th November

Ian Bruce & Ian Walker – Rutherglen Town Hall Wednesday 18th Nov 2015 7:30

Ian Bruce & Ian Walker – Rutherglen Town Hall Wednesday 18th  Nov 2015 7:30

Nov 17, 2015

Ian Bruce & Ian Walker – Rutherglen Town Hall Wednesday 18 th  Nov 2015 7:30 pm

“Ian Bruce and Ian Walker are well known singers and songwriters in their own right, and were in fact a hardworking duo some years back, but then decided to go their own solo ways. Recently the duo re-formed under the name Bruce & Walker and have been gigging around Scotland and beyond, causing quite a buzz along the way with a mix of their old and new songs. Columating in their new CD of “Born To Rottenrow”


This release consists of a DVD and CD combination set and sells for the price of a double album. The DVD, which was filmed before invited friends in the informal surroundings of Ian McCalman’s Kevock Digital Studio, Lasswade, includes songs from their older repertoire – for example, Ian Bruce’s Blodwen’s Dream, Blue Denim Days and Ian Walker’s Hawks And Eagles and Some Hae Meat. There is also a guest appearance by Fraser Bruce who sings The Grey Funnel Line and The Hills Of Isle Au Haut.”


They have been out giging with their new CD material and you can catch them on Wednesday 18 th November in Rugherglen Town Hall On Line booking   :- Link
You can also see Mrs Bruces’ Boys on Friday 20th November 2015 in Kilbarchan Old Library  Brilliant venue and brilliant gig!

Ian Bruce & Ian Walker

Having a barra of laughs at Perthshire Amber

Having a barra of laughs at Perthshire Amber

Nov 1, 2015

Our latest recruit, DJ Isla Barra, takes part in the wheelbarrow parade at Perthshire Amber.



Thanks to Sandy and Elaine for keeping Isla company during her first broadcast. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from her…..

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