John Murry is intense with a dogged edginess that makes his gigs so memorable. On his latest visit to Glasgow he kept his Nice’n’Sleazy audience on their toes with hushed or full-cry vocals and searing guitar powered along with heft by bass player, Ellen O’Reilly and drummer, Johnny Boyle, a sparkling rhythm section that added […]

The strong, shared musical vision of award-winning Scottish band, Old Blind Dogs, shines and sparkles on their latest release, Knucklehead Circus. Created during lockdown, it’s their 14th album ahead of them celebrating thirty energetic years on the road in 2022.Knucklehead Circus reveals their trademark uplifting and energetic styles, based on traditional folk but straying boldly […]

Compelling contemporary roots adorn Beelines, Robin Miller’s debut album to make it a thing of beauty. It features thirteen tracks of deft, melody-driven fingerpicking that hint at the holy trinity of 60s’ British fingerstyle guitar playing by the likes of Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn. Robin, originally from Islay in the Hebrides, in the […]

THE Bothy Society, one of the newest shows on the station, will welcome Glasgow-based folk singer/songwriter, Lewis McLaughlin as a guest this week (Saturday, November 27.) Nominated in Trad Video of the Year sponsored by Threads of Sound in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 202, Lewis will be talking about the album he’s […]

Findlay Napier is one of Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters with sparkling songs that are full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire. So we are grateful when he delivers new offerings though he freely admits his fourth album – It Is What It Is – certainly wasn’t planned. “I hadn’t intended to make an album, […]

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran “loved every minute of making” their latest album, ‘Ùrar.’ And they “really hope” everyone will “enjoy it just as much.” Given the favourable reaction to it, the internationally-renowned seven-piece can deservedly relax as Ùrar – the title translates from Gaelic as “flourishing” – is receiving widespread acclaim for its carefully-crafted […]

Isle of Skye-based native Gaelic speaker, Bekah MacLeod (Bekah NicLeòid) begins a six-part conversation series this week (Thursday, November 11) on Celtic Music Radio while John Joe Macneil takes a well-earned break from presenting Sona le Seonaidh (Happy with John). Bekah will be chatting in Gaelic to leading lights from the world of Celtic and […]

Margo Cilker has delivered a vivid and superb debut album. She takes us from the Basque country of Spain – where individually numbered, hand-made Pohorylle back packs are made – to Enterprise (pop 1940) in Oregon and onwards into her memories of places and people with passion and colour. She carefully embraces and reflects on […]

One of Celtic Music Radio’s newest presenters is in the running for the Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year Award. Cameron Nixon, our youngest volunteer, has been nominated in this category, which is sponsored by Traditional Music and Song Association in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2021. Aberdeen-born Cameron is an accomplished […]

This captivating album by Glenfinnan-based harpist, Ingrid Henderson, is an absorbing musical exploration of ocean currents, migration and environmental impact while celebrating our incredible marine life, and strong cultural connections. The romantic notion of casting a message into the ocean and allowing fate, the currents, wind and nature to guide the journey and decide its […]

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