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The Canny Band’s debut is a heady mix of mostly self-penned tunes, embracing fast-paced reels and jigs, and slower, sensitive tracks arranged in their own distinctive style. Sam Mabbett (Diatonic button accordion), Michael Biggins (piano) and Callum Convoy (bodhran) offer a rare fusion of instruments to create stirring and memorable sounds. The trio’s appeal is […]

Journalist, broadcaster and author, PAUL ENGLISH will be Gerry Maguire’s show guest this week (Wednesday, June 29). Paul will be chatting about the recently published biography he authored of top Scottish band, Deacon Blue “To Be Here Someday.” “Looking forward to speaking with Paul as the book has created a lot of interest,” said Gerry. […]

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Euan McLaughlin is Fiona McNeill’s special guest on her show this week (Tuesday, June 28) He performed at Glastonbury and has also performed with a range of artists including Valtos, Vulin, Dante, Lewis McLaughlin, Ewan Bremner and Rhona Stevens. He has also toured across the UK, Europe and Australia. “I am really […]

Eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter, Archie CW is Nikki’s special guest on her show on Monday (June 27.) He will sing live and chat between 12 and 1 pm. From Lochwinnoch, Archie CW is a TikTok sensation with 523,000 followers. He plays guitar and piano and since leaving school he has been pursuing a career in music. He […]

Two shining lights on the thriving Celtic music scene, Manx Gaelic singer, Ruth Keggin and Scottish harpist, Rachel Hair, have collaborated to create this thoughtful, sensitive album. Lossan – a Manx Gaelic word with meanings including light, glimmer, sheen and flame – is the first ever duo harp and Manx Gaelic vocal album to be […]

There was an inventive energy apparent throughout this absorbing gig bringing to life the recorded music of Paul Tasker’s ‘Tierra Quemada’ album in an absorbing, stirring and vibrant fashion. This is contemplative music subtly drawing on folk, classical, jazz and world music influences to create overall an atmosphere that is calming, delicate and as stylish […]

The latest guests on John Joe MacNeil’s show (Monday, June 20) are award-winning fiddler, Robbie Greig and singer/harpist, Rachel Newton. Robbie, a much sought-after freelancer and winner of the inaugural Niel Gow Scottish Fiddle Award, is in high demand as a session musician, soloist and teacher. He is a full-time member of three busy folk bands […]

Beatha is the debut flute and whistle album from talented multi-instrumentalist, Tina Jordan Rees. The energy-filled record, set for release on Friday 24 June, celebrates life and the small moments of joy experienced in the everyday. Tina, who is Glasgow-based but originally from Lancashire, plays flute, whistles and piano, and is also a qualified Irish […]

Yorkshire folk singer Jack Rutter and award-winning Scottish singer/songwriter Elaine Lennon are John Joe’s show guests today (Monday, June 13.) Jack has established himself as one of the standout voices of the folk, roots and acoustic music scene in recent years. He has a hugely engaging stage presence, soaring vocals, powerhouse guitar and bouzouki playing […]

Listeners to our Monday show, It’s a Quinn Thing, enjoy a regular feature on Scots Language featuring author and teacher, Dr Anne M Scriven. Each week Anne takes a Scots word or phrase and talks about its background and usage within everyday speech in different parts of Scotland. Recently, Anne invited show presenter, Patrick Quinn […]


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