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