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While we have no idea if he’s got legs for the kilt or not, the chair of our board of directors, Alex Jenkins, is all set to stride out at Scotland’s Kiltwalk 2021 event on Sunday, September 26 to raise funds for Celtic Music Radio. The station is set to relocate to new studios so extra […]

Singer/songwriter Diana Schad has been creating music for as long as she can remember – and her debut album, Lulladi amply demonstrates the depths of her talents. The album – with Diana providing all the piano and vocals – flows warmly and vividly with songs drawn from her life experiences, and a follow-up record is […]

With his second full-length album – Hold Fast – he’s been described as a “Hebridean Springsteen” which is not a description Colin Macleod is likely to be unhappy about. A crofter on the Isle of Lewis, Colin’s 10-track album includes shades of Americana, country rock as well as refined folk – and on two of […]

We are pleased to be broadcasting a special show on Friday, August 20 in memory of our fellow volunteer and dear friend, Allan Broom, who died earlier this month. An early edition of The Broom Cupboard that we’ve found in our files will air between 11 and 1 pm, highlighting Allan’s warm style and knowledge […]

Càirdeas – meaning “kinship/friendship” in Scottish and Irish Gaelic – by Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona NicChoinnich – is our new album of the week. Càirdeas is a celebration of family, friends, languages and cultures spanning Scotland, Ireland and Canada and all of the songs reflect that joyously. This is Highland-based duo Brian and Fiona’s […]

The joys delivered by Malcolm Holcombe’s latest release, Tricks of the Trade, cannot be over-praised – quite simply it is glorious, rugged, ragged, drawling, dusty and moving, the shiniest gem of a record. Listening to the man from North Carolina serve up alluring gritty and earthy songs is one of life’s great musical delights. His […]

Our current album of the week is ‘The Smoky Smirr O Rain’ by the critically-acclaimed, Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola. It is the Scottish/Finnish duo’s third album and 10th anniversary celebration – and it deftly displays their creative blending of tradition and experimentation over 11 stunning instrumental tracks. They have long been admired for their […]

One of our broadcast team, Fiona McNeill, won the Community Radio UK Gold Award for female presenter of the year 2020. But, because of pandemic-related issues, she only got her hands on the trophy recently. Fiona, who has been producing and presenting the Celtic & Folk Fusions Show on Tuesday evenings for seven years, was […]

Our current Album of the Week is ‘Newcomer’ by Glasgow-based composer and fiddle player, Gráinne Brady. This is the second release from the hugely talented Gráinne, who is originally from Co. Cavan, Ireland. The music for the 10-track album was inspired by Irish writer Patrick MacGill’s second novel, The Rat-Pit, which is set at the […]

One of our longest-serving presenters reaches a broadcasting landmark today. Liz Clark – Auntie Liz – will deliver her 600th show for the station this evening when Travels With My Auntie Liz is aired. “It’s been a steep learning curve,” said Liz, who is also a Board member at the station and the Company Secretary. […]

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