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

Festival Fling, Saturday 3rd May 2-4pm – Girvan Folk Festival

Festival Fling, Saturday 3rd May 2-4pm – Girvan Folk Festival

May 2, 2014

Saturday sees us down at the 40 th Girvan Folk Festival 2-4th May
With a fantastic concert from last year’s festival in memory of Bobby Robb, a founder member of the Festival and of the Girvan Folk Club, was as well known the length and breadth of the UK .  This concert gives just a glimpse of some of the wonderful music and folks that you can meet at the Girvan Folk Festival every year.  Sit back and listen and perhaps pop down and see us?  The 40th Anniversary this years to come along and join us at this Traditional Festival the folk crowd are from 2 weeks old to 97 years young, a true family of generations festival!

Any queries please email me at liz@celticmusicradio.net

My thanks to John Weatherby, Kris Korn and Ian Cleland of Soundsense.biz

Northern Streams Festival, Edinburgh 25th-26th April 2014

Northern Streams Festival, Edinburgh 25th-26th April 2014

Apr 22, 2014

Northern Streams Festival

This year is the 11th festival which runs from 25 – 26th April in the Grassmarket,  Edinburgh bringing together the finest artists from Nordic lands of Sweden, Norway and Denmark along with Scottish and musicians from the North of England. It is a unique festival not to be missed

This festival is brought to you by The Edinburgh Branch of The TMSA

Appearing in concert at the festival are :-
Kev Lees & Dave Wood – Britain / Denmark
Kristin Borgehed & Nathan Bissette – Sweeden
Maggie Adamson & Brian Nicolson - Shetland
Storm Weather Shanty Choir - Norway

As well as fantastic concerts, there are superb Workshops for adult and children – check them out on their website!

Liz

Easter Holiday concert from Celtic Connections 2014

Easter Holiday concert from Celtic Connections 2014

Apr 18, 2014

This Easter Holiday Monday Concert Special is from Hazy Recollections at Celtic Connections 2014 which was  recorded at ABC2, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

Findlay Napier introduces live sets from the stage of the ABC2 in Glasgow.

Hazy Recollections serves up three more generous helpings of music that meets at the boundaries of indie, folk, roots and country. .

Three contrasting solo vocal operators with up-and-coming Nairn-born songstress Jemma Tweedie, whose folk’n’blues blend has gained both BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music airplay.  Alistair Ogilvy, already renowned as a superb traditional singer, unveils mainly original material on his new second album, and ‘original’ is certainly the word for Becci Wallace’s artful alignment of folk and hip-hop elements.  The afternoon session ends with full five stars – for neo-bluegrass combo The Dirty Beggars’ 2012 debut album Bite the Bullet, splicing terrifically taut instrumental work with luscious vocal harmonies.

Easter Holiday Monday, 21 April 4.00-6.00pm.

Easter Holiday weekend special programmes

Easter Holiday weekend special programmes

Apr 14, 2014

This coming weekend is the Easter Holiday weekend with plenty of special programmes on Celtic Music Radio including live recorded concerts and much more!

Watch this space for Easter Holiday specials broadcast around Glasgow 1530AM and around the world Online.E

Live from Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2014

Live from Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2014

Mar 18, 2014

A celebration and gathering of musical talents is on now at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival which started on Friday, 4 April to Wednesday 9 April 2014.

The Festival is held annually at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh each spring and brings harpists from across the globe together to rub shoulders with you, the audience.

Harps of all sorts are featured with the Clarsach, our own Scottish Harp, at the heart of the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and the organisers are proud of their reputation of creating an event which is friendly, encouraging and inclusive.

In this year of Homecoming, the Festival will shine a light on Scotland.  Concerts will feature some of Scotland’s most travelled harpers.

Celtic Music Radio will be recording events and concerts and talking to the many harpers in Edinburgh.

And on Saturday 5 April, Celtic Music Radio will be live from the festival from 1.00pm with live music, interviews and festival updates.

Visit the Edinburgh International Harp Festival website for full information.

Live from Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2014, Saturday 5 April from 1.00pm.


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