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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 5th Sept 12- 2pm with Lunchtime Selection with Ian Oliphant

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.

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Studio Guest Eilidh Patterson – Fri 7th Sep 8 – 10pm with Ross Macfadyen on Thank Folk It’s Friday

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.

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Album of The Week 25th Aug 2018 ‘The Angry Cyclist’ The Proclaimers – release 10th Aug 2018

Album of The Week 25 Aug 2018 ‘The Angry Cyclist’ The Proclaimers – release 10th Aug 2018



From Craig & Charles Reid’s release of ‘Letter from America’ on ‘This Is the Story’ album in 1987 to this their eleventh studio album – the Proclaimers have never looked back! They took last year off in 2017 to give us this new album – Angry Cyclist album is The Proclaimers 8th Top 40 UK album as it charts at number 17 on 19  Aug  in the Official UK Albums Chart this week and number 3 in the Official Independent Albums Chart.!!

Their gigs are a sell out where ever they go. From the  play  from their album ‘Sunshine of Leith’ to the re release of ‘I’m gong to Be (500 miles) in collaboration with comedian Peter Kay and Matt Lucas for Comic Relief raising over £1 million for the charity – the story continues

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Studio Guest – Brandon McPhee – Sun 26th Aug 12-2 with Stewart Fenwick on ‘Celtic Country’

On this week’s Celtic Country, Stewart has a quick chat with Caithness based Country singer and accordion champion Brandon McPhee.



Brandon first picked up the button-keyed accordion in 2006 when he was 10 years old. 2014 saw Brandon win the all Scotland Senior Traditional Accordion Solo Championship in Perth making his name the 65th on the Jimmy Shand Shield, the first time in 27 years this competition has been won by a button key accordion.

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Celtic Music Radio’s Pirate Radio Day 25th Aug 2018 12 – 5pm as part of The Glasgow Canal Festival !

Celtic Music Radio’s Pirate Radio Day 25  Aug 2018 12 – 5pm as part of The Glasgow Canal Festival !

Yes ye landlubbers – come and join the Pirate Crew of Celtic Music Radio from 12 -5pm with live music (and the CMR crack!) when they take to the high seas – well Forth and Clyde Canal!  Join this brilliant event 15 minutes from the heart of the City.

Join the press gang team of CMR as they are put through their paces bringing you some of the finest young Scottish artists to play to you!  We will broadcast live from 12 -5 ! so join in the fun! We will be on ye old towpath beside the Whisky Bond!

The Whisky Bond







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Album of The Week on CMR 18th Aug 2018 – We Banjo3 – ‘Haven’

Album of The Week 18 Aug 2018 – We Banjo3 ‘Haven’

Band Members :-
Enda Scahill (tenor banjo, vocals)Recorded with Rick Skaggs and the Chieftains/ Frankie Gavin – Stockton’s Wing
Fergal Scahill (fiddle, viola, dobro, percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals) Multi instrumentals performed with Kevin Crawford / Martin O’Connor / The Broch McGuire Band / Michael Rooney & June McCormack / The David Munnelly Band / Tagus / Celtic Legends /
Martin Howley (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) 7 times all Ireland Banjo Champion – first Irish banjo player to play at The Grand Ol Opry !!!
David Howley (lead vocals, guitar/ banjo / mandolin) Perormed witth Free Wheel and Sean McCartthy!

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Studio Guest  – Hannah Rarity Wed 22nd Aug  12 -2pm with Ian Oliphant on Lunchtime Selection

Ian Oliphant’s Studio Guest  – Hannah Rarity Wed 22  Aug  12 -2pm with Ian Oliphant on Lunchtime Selection
Hannah Rarity  – BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018


Hannah will be releasing her debut Album  ‘ Neath The Gloaming Star’ on 2nd September 2018 which features some of Scotland’s most sought after young musical talent, as well as folk legend, Phil Cunningham. The album features interpretations of songs from the folk genre she embraces so effortlessly, which includes Scots song from a number of sources, self-penned tracks and heart-wrenching covers of some of Scotland’s greatest songwriters, including Davy Steele’s Rose O’ Summerlee and Silly Wizard frontman Andy M. Stewart’s ‘Where Are You (Tonight, I Wonder)?’.

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Studio Guest – Fiona Cuthill – Tues 21st Aug 6-7pm with Janice Ross on Scots Speak

Janice’s guest this week is the fabulous fiddler, Fiona Cuthill who shares her earliest memories of learning music at school along with her fierce determination to capture the nuances of the the traditional styles.

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