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A quiet Sunday

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May Day special programme

On Saturday 1st May, Celtic Music Radio will mark May Day – International Worker’s Day.

Programming throughout the day will feature music that tells the stories of workers.

The Celtic Music Radio album of the week will be The Laggan’s I Am The Common Man which was originally released under sponsorship by the Scottish Trades Union Congress in the early 1980s. Arthur Johnstone will join Gordon Hotchkiss to chat about the album.

Saturday 1 May 10:00pm until midnight, Gordon Hotchkiss  May Day celebration programme with special guests and music galore.

The Teds : You Me and the Sea…

Celtic Music Radio”s CD album of the week is “You Me And The Sea Between Us” by The Teds.

The Teds have gained a reputation as one of the finest contemporary Irish bands around billig wow gold delighting audiences throughout the UK and Ireland and beyond with their interpretations of popular Irish songs and traditions.

Visit The Teds official website at thetedsmusic.com.
Visit The Teds Myspace page at www.myspace.com/thetedsmusic.

Click here to purchase a copy of the CD!

Skerryvore : Path to Home

Skerryvore will release the first single from the highly anticipated new album at Oran Mor on May 2nd 2010

Path to Home will be available to download striaght after the gig at 0:00 on May 3rd 2010.

Hear the track live at the special launch at Oran Mor – Click for ticket details.

You will also be able to hear Path to Home EXCULSIVELY on Celtic Music Radio’s from Wednesday 29th April!
Tune into Alex Jenkins on the Morning Mix to hear the first play and interview with the band.

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Going Green with The Skunnered

The Skunnered joined us on stage at Paisley Town Hall on 30th March where they gave us their cracking new single, Going Green In Neilston.

The recording there first commissioned work – for the Neilston Development Trust.

The single has been recorded with the P6 pupils at Neilston and St James Primary Schools.

The Skunnered are- Andrew McMillan (Guitar/Mandolin), Andy Lindsay(Percussion), Chas Cunningham (Bass), and Paul Shepherd (Guitar).

Daoirí Farrell – The First Turn

Daoiri is a singer and bouzouki, guitar and banjo player from Dublin who is a graduate of the Ceoltoir, Higher National Diploma In Traditional Music Performance course in BCFE and is currently studying for his B.A.(Hons) in Applied Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

In 2009 he toured Germany with the Irish Spring tour as a solo artist . His influences are Andy Irvine, Christy Moore and Frank Harte.

Visit Daoirí’s official website at www.daoiri.com.

Gig Guide 11 April 2010

The daily Gig Guide with Adele Goodfellow goes out on Celtic Music Radio on weekdays at around half-past the hour in the morning and during the afternoon and Homeward Bound.  Adele presents a round-up of the week ahead on Saturdays at 1.00pm as part of the Saturday Sequence.

Gigs and events for week commencing Saturday 10 April 2010:

Saturday 10 April 2010
EMERALD ISLE, 251 Gallowgate, Glasgow features Conor Kelly then Claymore  live from 5pm  – free entry.
FAILTE, 79 St Vincent Street, Glasgow city centre features The Exiles at  9pm – free entry
LAURIE’S BAR, King Street, Merchant City with Ceilidhs from 7.30pm
MOLLY MALONES,  224 Hope Street, Glasgow city centre – Damien & Michael 9.30pm free entry.
Clutha Vaults, Bridgate, Glasgow with The Clachies 4:00 – 7:00pm
Riverside Inn, Newmilns, Ayrshire live between 9.00pm and 12 midnight

Sunday 11 April
BREL, 39 Ashton Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow – Iain Morrison at 7pm – £7 entry
JINTY MCGINTY’S, Ashton Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow features Big George and Frank O’Hagan 6-9pm  free entry.
PARK BAR, 1202 Argyle Street, Glasgow – Simon Moran & Stuart Cameron 9pm with free entry.
TOLBOOTH BAR, 1Saltmarket, Glasgow Cross – Paul Sheridan 6pm with free entry.
WAXY O’CONNOR’S, 44 West George Street, Glasgow city centre – a traditional music session from 3-6.00pm plus Michael Johnston 8-10pm with free entry.
O’ KAYENES BAR, 668 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank –  The Clachies will be on stage 4.00 – 7.00pm
VICTORIA BAR, Victoria Road, Glasgow southside – The Clachies will be on stage 9.00pm to 12 midnight.

Monday 12 April
T CHAI-OVNA, Otago Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow with Yaman at 8 pm with £2 entry.
TRADER JOES, 325 Hope Street, Glasgow city centre – folk jam session 8pm free entry.

Tueday 13 April
JINTY MCGINTY’S, Ashton Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow with Declan and Damien Swail 8.30pm free entry.
LISMORE BAR, Dumbarton Road, Partick Cross – traditional music with Meloris 9pm free entry.
RIO CAFÉ, 27 Hyndland Street, Hyndland, Glasgow – The Blas Collective folk sessions 9pm free.

Wednesday 14 April
BEN NEVIS BAR, 1147 Argyle Street, Finneston, Glasgow with an informal jam session from around 8.30pm with free entry.
JINTY MCGINTY’S, Ashton Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow – Phil Campbell and guests from 8.30pm free.

Thursday 15 April
LISMORE BAR, Dumbarton Road, Partick with live music from 9pm with free entry.
MCNEILL’S BAR, Torrisdale Street, Glasgow southside – open sessions from 8pm free entry.
PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE, New Street, Paisley features Finbar Furey at 7.30pm £12/£10 conc.
ST ANDREWS IN THE SQUARE, 1 St Andrews Square, off Saltmarket with the STAR FOLK CLUB features Rallion from 8pm. Entry is £8/£6 (conc) – Rallion are a four piece contemporary folk group, hailing from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perthshire. They bring a wide range of musical influences together to create their powerful persuasive music.
VICTORIA BAR, previously Scotch Corner, Briggait, Glasgow –  ‘Umbongo Club’ – bongo drumming workshop from 3pm with free entry.
WAXY O’CONNORS, 44 West George Street, Glasgow featuring Michael Johnston 8-10pm free entry.

Friday 16 April 2010
BOTECO DO BRASIL, 62 Trongate, Glasgow – Diaz Brazil 7.30pm free entry
EMERALD ISLE, 251 Gallowgate, Glasgow –  Conor Kelly is live from 8-11pm free entry.
HARBOUR ARTS CENTRE, Irvine, Ayrshire with Emily Smith plus special guest 7pm entry: £12.50
MOLLY MALONE’S, 224 Hope Street, Glasgow city centre – The Lobsters 9.30pm (f)
QUEENS PARK CAFÉ 530 Victoria Rd The Clachies 8.30pm (r)(f)
SLOANS BAR, Argyle Arcade, 108 Argyle Street, Glasgow city centre – Ceilidh with 5 piece band 8pm £5 students/£8 adults

Dave Gibb – Goldscaur

Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave’s songwriting is firmly rooted in the tradition of the storyteller.

Contemporary and historical sources offer a wealth of material for songs that are performed in a style driven by his unique fingerpicking guitar playing.

As a superb interpreter of traditional and contemporary songs his performances (whether on a folk club, concert hall or festival stage) combine all the attributes necessary for a modern day troubadour.

Visit Dave Gibb’s website here.

Mick Mulvey – Bridging the Gap

Celtic Music Radio’s CD album of the week is ‘Bridging the Gap’ by Mick Mulvey.

One of Ireland’s leading traditional Irish flute players, Mick Mulvey has established a reputation for good hearty traditional music in the North Connacht style. His musical and ancestral roots are firmly anchored in that part of Ireland and since returning from London in 2006, he has enjoyed something of a renaissance in his music.

His combination of lifty, lively reel playing and more melodic and poignant hornpipes, airs and barndances is winning over new listeners. His second commercial recording ‘Bridging the Gap’ is this week’s Celtic Music Radio CD Album of the Week.

Visit Mick’s official website at mickmulveymusic.

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