Album of The Week on CMR 13 Oct 2018 –Vesper Sky – Stewart Henderson, Yvonne Lyon and Carol Henderson
Scots’ Speak guest at 6:00pm on Tuesday 9th October 2018 is a man of the soil, Thomson Forrest who hails from Dalserf in the Clyde Valley. His father, a keen market gardener grew the famous, sought after but now rarely seen, ‘Scotch tomato’. Leaving school at fifteen, Thomson worked outside on the land for fifty years using his knowledge to grow a hugely successful business at the Rosebank Garden Centre. This show, recorded at the centre, hears Thomson describe his love of the soil as well as sharing the music which inspired him to keep digging.
21-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter from Bishopbriggs near Glasgow. Katee has already worked with some top names including Dougie MacLean, Barbara Dickson, Karine Polwart, James Grant, John Doyle, Findlay Napier, Tony McManus and Seasick Steve.
Katee has written and released two full length albums. The first, ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ was released on the 26th March 2016, with the second ‘Don’t Fade To Grey’ just a year later. A beautiful progression of original music following a young artist as she matures as a songwriter.
The Amberjax are a four piece band made up of lead guitarist Ross Barron, bassist Mark Hendry and drummer Graham Costello with the newest member of the band, Tommy McGuire, on electric guitar and vocals .
Keep The Flame Alight by Martha L. Healy.
Scottish singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, returns with her new album ‘Keep The Flame Alight’ on the 5th October 2018.
The album was written and recorded in Nashville and sees her develop her personal songwriting voice whilst remaining true to the musical influences of her childhood. Growing up, she was raised on a diet of Americana music, before she knew what that even meant. The Eagles, The Traveling Wilburys and folk heroes, The Dubliners were all staples of the Healy family vinyl collection. The collection also included music by Patsy Cline, Carole King and anything remotely Motown.
Kinnaris Quintet’s debut album, Free One. One of the most anticipated releases in years, Free One sees five supremely talented women – Jenn Butterworth, Laura-Beth Salter, Aileen Reid Gobbi, Fiona MacAskill and Laura Wilkie – give full expression to their musicality, unburdened by thoughts of what should be done but instead allowing the tunes to flow through them unconstrained.
It is a spectacular debut but one which, explains Gobbi, came about almost by chance.
She says: “We were all pals and had been playing music with each other at sessions and seeing each other at gigs and the like but it wasn’t until I felt the need for some sort of creative outlet that I gave the girls a shout and they came round to my flat and we just started jamming.”
From that first session came Saltspring Overture, one of the sets on the album. “We’d heard that tune being played at sessions so we just sat with some prosecco and gin and started playing and it just happened. It was so natural,” Gobbi says. “We didn’t set out to sound like anything or to not sound like anything. We just literally sat and played about.
Studio Guest – Hamish Doulgas Burgess – Fri 14th Sept on ‘Thank Folk It’s Friday’ with Ross Macfadyen 8-10pm
A welcome return of Hamish Douglas Burgess to the studio and a valued member of the team that is Celtic Music Radio will be in conversation with our own Ross Macfadyen – on ‘Thank Folk It’s Friday’ 14 Set from 8-10pm
Hamish Douglas Burgess presents and produces the ‘The Maui Celtic Radio Show’ aired on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM on Tuesdays at 12.00pm until 2.00pm. Hamish Burgess’ weekly show is produced and recorded on the island of Maui, Hawaii in which Hamish plays two hours of the best Celtic music from around the planet.
Jan Ross’s guest on Tuesday 11th September is the maestro Douglas Lawrence. As an accomplished player of twenty years with the Scottish National Orchestra, Douglas is one of Scotland’s finest musicians whose fiddle style straddles both classical and traditional music. A keen footballer and captain of the school team, Douglas had big decisions to make at an early age. Originally from Buckie, he describes how his grandfather was the inspiration which lead him to the doors of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music forgoing a career at the Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Celtic Music Radio 95FM has announced its final duo of House Concerts for the year.
In October, Craig and Willoughby – Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby – are lined up for their first visit.
Individually, they have worked with the likes of The Righteous Brothers, Nanci Griffith and Strawbs but they have a growing following who admire their own brand of acoustic-based material with Cathryn’s joyous vocals and Brian’s inventive guitar playing.
They were nominated “Best Folk Duo” in Folking.com’s poll last year. Their show takes place on Tuesday, October 16.
The final House Concert of the year will be in the company of Alan Reid, a founding member of The Battlefield Band.
A gifted singer/songwriter and musician, Alan has been at the forefront of Scottish traditional music for more than 40 years and is currently on tour.
His 2017 release, The Dear Green Place, with Rob Van Sante, was praised by Folkwaves as both “sensitive and imaginative”.
Previous successful Celtic Music Radio House Concerts have featured sold-out shows by Nashville-based, Eef Barzelay, top Scottish alt-folk duo, Doghouse Roses and most recently, Aberdeenshire folk singer, Iona Fyfe.
The shows are BYOB and donation-to-the-artist affairs.
Studio Guest – Robbie Greig Wed 5 Sept 12- 2pm with Lunchtime Selection with Ian Oliphant
Robbie Greig is the 2017 winner of the Niel Gow Fiddle Award, and was a finalist in the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. He is a full-time member of The Paul McKenna Band, Tannara and INYAL and plays regularly with many others.
Robbie, along with Jack Badcock, supported Dowally at the Glad Café in June, played at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Nova Scotia in July His debut album “Robbie Greig and Friends” (2016), featured Paddy Callaghan on button-box.
Join Ross Macfadyen on Thank Folk It’s Friday with Studio Guest Eilidh Patterson – Fri 7 Sep 8 – 10pm
Eilidh will be in to discuss her new CD Sunshine – and her Glasgow gig in the Glad Cafe on Sat 8 Sept
Eilidh is delighted to announce the arrival of her new album, Sunshine. Recorded earlier this year with award-winning engineer Sandy Jones at Foundry Music Lab, Motherwell, Scotland; Eilidh is releasing this new collection of songs 7 years after her last album, This Is Now. Featuring Eilidh on the ukelele, the title track ‘Sunshine’ is a timely song to accompany the current heatwave being experienced across the UK. Other highlights include ‘A Good Day’ (featuring Cup O’ Joe), and a brand new version of ‘When I Don’t Feel Like Singing Anymore’ with Yvonne Lyon on backing vocals and Ron Block on guitar. A sparkling offering from start to finish, this album showcases Eilidh at her finest as writer, singer and for the first time, co-producer.