Glasgow Americana festival 1-5 October 2014

Glasgow Americana festival 1-5 October 2014

Aug 19, 2014

The next big music festival in Glasgow is the Glasgow Americana music festival which runs from Wednesday 1st October to Sunday 5th October 2014 at various venues in Glasgow city centre.

Bill Morris on his ‘Morris’ Mash’ programme on Monday nights at 8.00pm will keep listeners up to date with gigs, artists, interviews and up to date information.

The Glasgow Americana music festival website here has the festival calendar and gig information and how to book tickets for the concerts and sessions.

Live from the All Ireland Fleadh Sligo this weekend

Live from the All Ireland Fleadh Sligo this weekend

Aug 15, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM is at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo and returns with an live broadcast from Sligo on Sunday 17 August from 2.00 to 6.00pm.

Gordon Hotchkiss with Joan and Alex Jenkins are based at The Glasshouse Hotel in the centre of Sligo to capture the atmosphere and buzz of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which means The Music Festival of Ireland and that is exactly what it is.

The Fleadh, as it is usually called, is the largest single festival of Irish Music and can reach attendances of 400,000 over the course of nine eventful days.

Sligo gordon brian quinn 160814Pictured left is Gordon Hotchkiss interviewing Brian Quinn of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo on Saturday afternoon during the broadcast. The Fleadh is a competition for amateur musicians.

The focus was always on individual ability and so it is to this day. Few places in the western world have managed to maintain their musical traditions as successfully as Ireland has. The Fleadh is the showcasing of this tradition as well as  a celebration of the individual skills of the competitors. It is a valuable testament to creativity. It is a celebration of the new ways for doing the old things. It is a great holiday. It is a big party.

glasshouse1Celtic Music Radio is based in The Glasshouse Hotel (pictured left), Sligo’s only 4 star city centre hotel, towering dramatically over the Garavogue River .

Celtic Music Radio in association with Tourism Ireland is broadcasting live from The Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo in north-west Ireland on Saturday and Sunday 16-17 August with Gordon Hotchkiss and the rest of team talking to musicians, competitors, visitors and organisers plus live music sessions.

sligo swagman's barMore live music sessions into the late Friday night and early morning in the centre of Sligo at the Swagman’s Bar stage and Gig Rig. Pics: Alex Jenkins

Tune in Sunday to Celtic Music Radio 95 FM from 2.00 to 6.00pm for more from Sligo, Ireland.

 

Piping Live! – live on 95 FM from 10.00pm each night

Piping Live! – live on 95 FM from 10.00pm each night

Aug 12, 2014

Glasgow hosts the world’s biggest week of piping and traditional music and it all started on Monday 11 August until 17 August with Piping Live!

The Glasgow International Piping Festival will celebrate Homecoming 2014 in style with its Music of the Clans series along with a full programme of exciting daytime performances, workshops and evening concerts.

Candleriggs and The National Piping Centre in Cowcaddens will play host to a fantastic week of music which will feature pipers and folk musicians from across the globe.

The festival also offers come and try sessions for piping, drumming and Gaelic language for all ages.

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM is broadcasting live from the Piping Live! Festival Club every night from 10.00pm at the National Piping Centre, MacPhatter Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow.  There will be guests, interviews with musicians and MC Fergus Muirhead introducing performers on the main stage.

Glasgow is Piping Live! is from Monday 11 August. Visit pipinglive.co.uk or download the Piping Live! app now for more details on Glasgow’s biggest piping event.

Celtic Music Radio live at Piping Live! Club, Monday-Friday 11-15 August, 10.00pm to 1.00am

Live from Piping Live! festival club, from Monday 10.00pm

Live from Piping Live! festival club, from Monday 10.00pm

Aug 9, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM will be live from the Piping Live! festival club on Monday 11 August at 10.00pm with music live from the stage of the main hall in the National Piping Centre, MacPhatter Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow.

MC Fergus Muirhead will introduce on Monday night from around 10.30pm Andy May, Julien Cartonnet, Stefce Stojkovski and The Kyle Warren Band.

Glasgow hosts the world’s biggest week of piping and traditional music and it all starts on Monday 11 August until 17 August with Piping Live!

The Glasgow International Piping Festival will celebrate Homecoming 2014 in style with its Music of the Clans series along with a full programme of exciting daytime performances, workshops and evening concerts.

kyle warrenCandleriggs and The National Piping Centre in Cowcaddens will play host to a fantastic week of music which will feature pipers and folk musicians from across the globe.

The festival also offers come and try sessions for piping, drumming and Gaelic language for all ages.

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM will be broadcasting live from the Piping Live! Festival Club every night from 10.00pm at the National Piping Centre with guests, interviews with musicians and MC Fergus Muirhead introducing performers on the main stage.

Kyle Warren (pictured) and his band play the festival club on Monday night.  Warren is three time World Champion piper and is a member of the 2011 and 2013 ‘Grand Slam’ Champions Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.  Kyle is also a member of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and has toured world-wide performing to thousands of people and now, primarily, he is in demand internationally as a bagpipe tutor. 

Visit pipinglive.co.uk or download the Piping Live! app now for more details on Glasgow’s biggest piping event.

Celtic Music Radio live at Piping Live! Club, Monday-Friday 11-15 August, 10.00pm to 1.00am

Review: Rosanne Cash, Southern Fried Festival, Perth: 27 July 2014

Review: Rosanne Cash, Southern Fried Festival, Perth: 27 July 2014

Jul 30, 2014

Being so effortlessly classy can’t possibly be as easy as Rosanne Cash makes it look.

Over 80 delicious minutes focused on a sizeable and mouth-watering chunk out of her impressive catalogue of albums, The Man In Black’s Grammy Award-winning daughter showed why she’s such a popular artiste and a songwriter hugely respected among fellow performers. The mood switched seamlessly from country to gospel tones with Celtic roots planted in many songs.

With husband, John Leventhal providing spot-on guitar support, Cash flowed through the set with songs from her latest, widely lauded album, “The River and The Thread” and previous gems “The List” and “Black Cadillac.” She was polished but genuinely spirited.

Roseanne cashHer new album is a historic trek through the steamy and creepy American South, through fields where her dad was once set to work as a boy. With her introductions to the newest songs, “A Feather’s Not A Bird”,” Etta’s Tune” and the haunting, “When The Master Calls The Roll” she sounded like a fun history teacher who would be adored by her pupils.

There was so much to admire and enjoy. The Hank Snow cover of “I’m Moving On” fairly bounced as Leventhal cut loose while Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode To Billie Joe” – a tale no-one ever tires of hearing – was simply divine with the crowd hanging on every word.

Before singing “Western Wall” Cash told us that Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt covered the song for their 1999 “Tucson Sessions” album and this gave her enormous pleasure as a songwriter.

The sell-out show gave us enormous pleasure, too. It rounded off the Southern Fried Festival in Perth in fine style. Cash said she hoped to be in Scotland – “her spiritual home” – again soon: everyone was pleased to hear that.

Mike Ritchie

Live from the 2014 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo

Live from the 2014 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo

Jul 8, 2014

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is coming to Sligo and Celtic Music Radio will be there.

Translated, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann means The Music Festival of Ireland and that is exactly what it is. The Fleadh, as it is usually called, is the largest single festival of Irish Music and can reach attendances of 400,000 over the course of nine eventful days.

The Fleadh is a competition for amateur musicians. From the mythical times to the present day there have been festivals in Ireland judging and celebrating the skills and arts of entertainers.

The focus was always on individual ability and so it is to this day. Few places in the western world have managed to maintain their musical traditions as successfully as Ireland has. The Fleadh is the showcasing of this tradition as well as  a celebration of the individual skills of the competitors. It is a valuable testament to creativity. It is a celebration of the new ways for doing the old things. It is a great holiday. It is a big party.

Celtic Music Radio in association with Tourism Ireland will be broadcasting live from a venue in Sligo in north-west Ireland on Saturday and Sunday 16-17 August with Gordon Hotchkiss and the rest of team talking to musicians, competitors, visitors and organisers plus live music sessions.


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