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Glasgow sextet James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band see their third studio album, Highlights of the Low Nights, very much as one that tips its musical hat to their home city. James says they were heavily influenced this time round by old Memphis songs and Stax recordings so, effectively, it’s their “stab at a soul […]

A favourite feature returns to Gerry’s Jukebox this week (Wednesday, June 8.) His first special, post-pandemic guest is Isabel Lind OBE who will be chatting with Gerry about her six favourite tracks while discussing her life and career. Isabel, who taught in Primary Education for 45 years, has a burning passion for the performing arts […]

 John Joe starts the month with two hugely talented guests today (June 6) – poet and singer/songwriter, Marcas Mac an Tuiarneir and four-time World Champion piper, Kyle Warren. ‘Polaris,’ Poems and Songs of the Atlantic Archipelago, is Marcas’ fourth book of poetry and it’s been hailed as a ‘ground-breaking new body of multilingual work.’ It features […]

Four-time World Champion piper Kyle Warren’s stirring new album, Relentless, is an exciting and mostly up-tempo collection. Produced by Stevie Lawrence, who plays various instruments and composed and played guitar on solo track, A Leap in The Dark, the stirring offering features a host of guest musicians – Jack Smedley (of Rura, on fiddle); Adam Brown (guitar); Craig Muirhead (piano); James Lindsay (bass); Scott MacK (percussion); Leon Thorne (saxophone); David Riddell (trumpet); Scott Wood (keyboards) and Glen […]

Two more talented musicians will be guests today (Monday May 28) on John Joe MacNeil’s show.Kevin Meehan, from County Dublin, is a trailblazer in the modern Trad Scene. Only in his 20s he has already become a master of the whistle and flute pushing the instruments to their limits and taking them in a new […]

Celtic Music Radio is welcoming the Godfather of Rock, Tom Russell to its broadcasting team. With a celebrated 40-year career in radio, Tom will present a two-hour show every Thursday from 10 pm to midnight, starting this week (June 2.) “It will be great to be back on air again,” said Tom. “While Zeppelin, Skynyrd […]

Glasgow-based musician, producer and songwriter R Kidd is Ian Oliphant’s guest this week (Monday, May 23) on the Afternoon Selection at 2 pm. He has written two albums over lockdown and resumed playing grass root gigs since venues opened up, post pandemic, and is hoping to gig in France and Germany at some stage. Originally […]

Fiddler and singer-songwriter Hannah Read met banjo player Michael Starkey at an Appalachian old-time session in Edinburgh in late 2019. The moment they first struck up a tune together it was clear there was an immediate meeting of musical minds – a dynamic fiddle and banjo duo, playing repertoire deep from the old-time tradition as […]

Glasgow-based folk musician, RORY MATHESON will be the opening hour guest on John Joe MacNeil’s live show this week (Monday, May 23) from 6 pm. With Graham Rorie, Rory released the album, ‘We Have Won The Land,’ a former Album of the Week on Celtic Music Radio. It is a rousing trad collection inspired by […]

Classical, folk and jazz duo, Roo and Neil will launch their debut album ‘Homelands’ at Singl-end Café and Bakehouse in Glasgow this week (Friday 27th May.) The event is part of Scotland on Tour, the exciting initiative to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry. Glasgow-based Roo Geddes and Neil Sutcliffe create original music […]


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