Oct 28, 2013
Some pictures of Perthshire Amber Open Stage over the weekend of 26th October 2013 at Amber Central in Dunkeld and broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio.
Oct 18, 2013
Click on the Catch Up section to listen to the finalists at the Danny Kyle Open Stage on Friday 18 October from 5-6.00pm when Celtic Music Radio came live from Paisley’s National Festival – The Spree in the Speigletent in County Square, Paisley.
All 16 acts who took part are winners. Out of these winners have been chosen three Finalists who will performed in the Spiegletent in County Square, Paisley.
West College Scotland Band
Jacob & Jane met up whilst studying music at college and teamed up with Paisley Reid Kerr College graduates Fraser & Ally to form their band creating on original mix of jazz, folk and blues incorporating finger style guitar and powerful melodies.
Jane Cleland / Jacob Hodge/ Fraser McPherson/Ally Brown
Born in Paisley, Calum is a classically trained cellist, singer/songwriter. He has studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York . Calum has played, worked and jammed with musicians from allover the world but his first gig in Paisley took place here on the Danny Kyle Open Stage !
Paisley singer-songwriter Michael Cassidy this year won the prestigious Gerry Rafferty prize for song writing with his song The Men Who Stood Beside Me in the War. Michael whose influences range from folk singers such as Richard Thompson and John Martyn to more contemporary acts like Rufus Wainwright and Radiohead.
Any queries or esquires and email Liz on email@example.com
All concerts will be available on Catch up in the next few days.
Please also note that applications are being received for The Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2014 in Glasgow and takes place from 17 January to 2 February 2014.
Oct 10, 2013
From Friday 11 October, Celtic Music Radio will be coming live from the Spiegel Tent with The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree which for 2013 is a full 11 day festival running from Thursday 10 to Sunday 20 October 2013.
With Mòd fringe events also taking place in the town at the same time. Paisley will have a real festival feel and will be the place to be in October.
The bulk of The Spree action will take place in the unique setting of a Spiegel Tent in County Square, Paisley in the heart of the town with bigger shows to be held in the stunning 850-year-old Paisley Abbey opposite Paisley Town Hall.
Introduced by Liz Clark, the Celtic Music Radio live broadcast schedule is:
Friday 11 October - The Danny Kyle Open Stage – three acts 5.00 till 6.00pm in the Spiegel Tent – broadcast live!
Saturday 12 October - The Danny Kyle Open Stage – three acts till 18:00 in the Spiegel Tent - broadcast live!
Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October - The Danny Kyle Open Stage – three acts 17:00 till 18:00 in the Spiegel Tent - broadcast live!
Sep 26, 2013
New Shows coming your way!
The Scaussie Music Show: Saturday from 10.00pm
WeeDan’s Hoose: Monday from 10.00pm
Due North: Will return soon on Thursdays from 6.00pm
Danny’s Celtic Ceilidh: moves to Friday 10.00pm
New Autumn schedule
Glasgow based community radio station Celtic Music Radio 1530AM is reaching the parts other music stations just can’t reach.
Chairperson Alex Jenkins explains: “Over the last few months, we have seen our online audience reach a phenomenal 45,000 listeners per month from across over 160 different countries. We have had listeners visit us in Glasgow from the USA, Canada, Denmark, Finland and Ireland over the last few years.”
Celtic Music Radio says it’s the only Ofcom licenced station in the UK dedicated to Scottish music in particular and includes music from all the Celtic nations and across a wide range of genres.
Alex continues: “We have made great links with the Celtic music community around the world and are delighted to be adding a few international programmes to our schedules.”
The Scaussie Music Show is produced in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Neil Mitchell, an ex-pat Scot brings together a selection of global Celtic Rock, Folk and Roots along with the best and latest from Australian artists.
Neil is also a singer-songwriter and musician who is prevalent on the Melbourne music scene with his Celtic and traditional influenced music and has headlined one of Melbourne’s largest St Patrick’s Day Festivals. He is currently recording an album with some of Australia’s finest musicians.
Stevie Connor is the presenter of WeeDan’s Hoose, which is also aired on Blues and Roots Radio.com in Ontario, Canada.
Stevie was born in Scotland and is a well respected musician on both sides of the Atlantic. Stevie’s knowledge of Celtic, folk and Roots music is impressive and he counts many of the international artists he plays on the show as his friends.
He is co-founder of WeeDan Music which sponsors events and puts on large shows for many award winning artists, including Glasgow’s Stevie Lawrence & Fiona Cuthill and The Paul McKenna Band.
Bonnie North is the Art Producer and co-host of the radio show Lake Effect, heard on 89.7 FM WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio and co-presents Due North on Celtic Music Radio 1530AM with Welshman, Robin Ap Clericus.
Bonnie is the organizer of the Milwaukee Irish Fest coverage on WUWM, and has had the pleasure of having many bands and performers play for her in the studio including Altan, Archie Fisher, Skerryvore, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Colin Grant, and Genticorum among many more.
Robin ap Clericus is a Welshman living in Scotland and is an accomplished musician himself. He plays a wide array of instruments and is an advocate of medieval music, having built his own Hurdy Gurdy, a set of whistles and his own guitar.
Due North presents folk, trad, and fusion from the 7 Celtic Nations, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA and beyond. Bonnie and Robin produce their programme from both sides of the Atlantic with the aid of Skype.
“We have been overwhelmed by the feedback we get from all over the world to Celtic Music Radio 1530AM” says Chairperson Alex Jenkins. “It’s been heart warming to know that our volunteers’ efforts are appreciated not only across Glasgow and Scotland, but around the world too.
We are confident that, by adding these international shows, we can expand our listenership and the awareness of Scotland’s music and culture even further.”
“Celtic Music Radio 1530AM has been on the air now for over five years and has been awarded a licence from Ofcom to transfer from the medium wave (AM) band to FM. We are currently planning this change and our listeners have been very generous with their donations so far.”
More details on Celtic Music Radio and how to donate, can be found on this website www.celticmusicradio.net
Sep 19, 2013
There is a new programme on Celtic Music Radio with the ‘Scaussie Music Show’ on Saturdays from 10.00pm til midnight. Neil Mitchell joins the Celtic Music Radio team all the way from Melbourne, Australia via our friends at Blues & Roots Radio in Ontario, Canada.
Having listened to music from around the world first hand Neil’s Scaussie Music Show brings global Celtic rock, folk and roots along with the best and latest from Australian artists.
Born in Scotland, Neil is a singer-songwriter, musician and a qualified Audio/Video Technician who has lived, worked and performed around the world.
Now settled in Melbourne, Australia, Neil is prevalent on the Melbourne music scene with his Celtic and Traditional influenced music, including headlining one of Melbourne’s largest St Patrick’s Day Festivals and is currently recording an album with some of Australia’s finest musicians.
Neil’s website: www.neilmitchellmusic.com
Scaussie Music Show with Neil Mitchell, Saturdays 10.00pm-12 midnight.
Aug 23, 2013
This is the 9th year of the Perthshire Amber festival and promises once again to be full of wonderful concerts featuring the finest of Scotland’s musical talent as well as some international guests and runs from Friday 25 October to Sunday 3 November 2013.
Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting LIVE from Amber Central at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel in Dunkeld with the weekend open mic sessions and Cabaret Amber Concerts during the festival.
The venues are as special as ever – ranging from the prestigious Perth Concert Hall to town halls and tiny village halls, from atmospheric castles to the historic Dunkeld Cathedral and even including an iron age Crannog on Loch Tay. There will be 18 venues in all in 2013!
Perthshire Amber is always always evolving (it began as just a weekend of concerts) and this year organiser Dougie MacLean has put a lot of thought into the whole concept of ‘Amber Discoveries’ to complement the programme of concerts.
More news on Perthshire Amber in week’s to come.
Visit the Perthshire Amber website for the full programme and festival information.