Celtic Music Radio 95FM at St Patrick’s Family Day

Celtic Music Radio 95FM at St Patrick’s Family Day

Mar 6, 2015

Celtic Music Radio is live from the Merchant Square, Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow from 12 noon on Saturday 14 March for all the action and fun of the Glasgow St Patrick’s Family Day.

There will be live music from the stage, guests and Irish craic. Introduced by Paddy Callaghan with Ross Macfadyen, Liz Clark and many others.

The 2015 Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival presents a day of family celebration with music, song and dance.

Todays schedule (while correct at time of printing it may be subject to changes)

12pm 12:30pm – Pace & Power Competition Winners –
Mairi Therese Deighan & Benedict Morris
will perform.
Mairi Therese is a flute player and will also be singing (accompanying herself on guitar)
Benedict is a fiddle player.
12:40 – 13:10St. James the Great CCÉ – the Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
based in the southside of Glasgow will play a mixture of group pieces, and solos
13:20 – 13:50‘City Voice’ Choir – Choir comprising employees of Glasgow City Council
will perform a range of Irish themed songs.
14:00-14:30Irish Minstrels CCÉ – Branch of Comhaltas based in the north of Glasgow who are home to the world famous St. Roch’s Ceili Band – playing a ceili for those in attendance
14:40 – 15:00Speeches from Government Ministers – and the presentation of the Glasgow Mary From Dungloe winner
15:10Charlie Devlin & Friends – Charlie will sing classic Irish songs which will bring many memories back to younger days!
15:50 – 16:10Osborne Academy of Irish Dance – the Osborne academy will be displaying some of their amazing dancing skills before they jet off to the World Championships in Montreal
16:20 – 16:50St. Roch’s Senior Ceili Band – Fresh from being crowned the 3rd best ceili band in the world and a sell-out show at this year’s Celtic Connections Festival – St. Roch’s will show us all how its done!
17:00 – 17:30Michelle McManus – with a specially selected range of songs, Michelle will headline our Family Fun day with some classics to thrill young and old

The event was attended by over 6,000 people in 2014 and the Merchant Square is the perfect place for all the family to come along and enjoy the day under the safety of the enclosed roof.

With a host of restaurants and bars to cater for all tastes as well as live music, face painting, Irish Ceili Dancing and the announcement of the Glasgow Mary of Dungloe nomination for 2015.

Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival Family Fun Day, Saturday 14 March, 12 noon to 6.00pm.

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Win a holiday break to Donegal, Ireland

Win a holiday break to Donegal, Ireland

Feb 28, 2015

Celtic Music Radio 95FM has got together with Failte Travel of Wishaw, Lanarkshire to offer a free to enter competition to win return flights for two people from Glasgow to Donegal and accommodation before 30th October 2015.

Failte Travel is a newly formed family run business with over 30 years experience in the travel industry.

Failte Travel specialise in trips to Ireland including the Mary from Dungloe Festival (pictured) in July plus large group tours, golf and pilgrimage tours and offerFailte Travel a huge range of high quality accommodations across the country. Failte Travel have something for every budget.

To win, all you have to do is answer this question correctly – name the airline which flies from Glasgow to Donegal?

Send your entry to: competition@celticmusicradio.net  with Donegal holiday in the subject before Monday 9th March.

Usual competition rules apply. See celticmusicradio.net

Enter and win with Failte Travel to Donegal and Celtic Music Radio 95FM

Celtic Music Radio smashes audience record

Celtic Music Radio smashes audience record

Feb 1, 2015

Celtic Music Radio 95FM, the charitable community radio station based in Glasgow, has broken its audience record for this year’s Celtic Connections.

More than 115,976 people tuned in either on 95FM across Glasgow or via its website as the station broadcast live for the 10th year running at Connections, which ended yesterday, Sunday 1 February.

Its 30-strong team of volunteers, with technical support from Glasgow Caledonian University Audio Technology students, broadcast live for 116 hours and this included live sets from 80 musicians and groups from Scotland, other parts of the UK and overseas.

“We wanted to be at the heart of Celtic Connections and these audience figures, our highest ever, show that we have,” said Celtic Music Radio chairperson, Alex Jenkins.

“On average we have 72,000 listeners a month in the Glasgow area and in 175 countries worldwide online – so the increase for January has been remarkable and hugely gratifying.

“This was our 10th year of supporting Celtic Connections and we are both pleased and humbled that so many people appreciated our programmes, which we offered eight hours a day during the festival.

“We would like to thank everyone who tuned in, the musicians who played live sessions and the Glasgow Caledonian University students for making them sound great. With our hardy band of volunteers of presenters as well, it has been a tremendous team effort.”

Celtic Music Radio 95FM is the only Ofcom-licenced radio station with a mission to support and promote Scottish music and culture – and it offers a festival of music, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Donald Shaw, Artistic Director of Celtic Connections, has already praised Celtic Music Radio for its ongoing and invaluable support all year round.

Qristina & Quinn Bachand perform at Celtic Music Radio

Qristina & Quinn Bachand perform at Celtic Music Radio

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

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