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  Martin Hayes is one of the world’s most celebrated fiddle players and an influential figure in Irish traditional music. On this superb album with the Common Ground Ensemble – dedicated to the memory of his mother, Peggy and his great friend Dennis Cahill – Hayes features traditional Irish music complemented by improvisation, arrangement, jazz, […]

The Scotland-based vocal trio Juniper Three have just released their self-titled debut EP – and they will be joining Bob Leslie on his Transatlantic Conversations show this weekend (Sunday, October 15 at 2 pm) to talk about it. Harmony lies at the heart of Aimee Penman, Laura Hill and Outi Smith’s work with the group writing […]

  Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate 25 years and present their 10th album – XXV – recorded at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Real World Studios. They enjoyed the thrill of recording live, as a band in one room and the result is an album that embodies the freshness and spontaneity of a live performance. XXV draws together the […]

BASHED POTATOES Bluegrass Beats hosts Louise and Alan Mairs have the German five-piece BASHED POTATOES as guests on the show this weekend (Saturday 7th October). The Germany-based band got together in 2015 and their blend of hot solos, tight vocal harmonies and in-the-pocket grooves is gathering attention. They share a love for the acoustic music […]

  Belfast-based Irish traditional band, Réalta release their third studio album, Thing of the Earth, this month. It features a wide variety of music from traditional instrumental dance tunes and classic piping melodies to newly composed songs. They’ve creatively taken their spirited core sound of wind, strings, reeds and drum and developed it, adding breadth […]

Martha Spencer & Archer   Bluegrass Beats hosts, Louise and Alan Mairs, will welcome Martha Spencer And Archer as guests on the show this weekend (Saturday 30th September). The duo from the United States have not performed together previously in the UK. Martha is a singer-songwriter, mountain musician and dancer from the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

  Arran-bound, Johannes Meiser Winning a Celtic Music Radio competition means German musician, Johannes Meiser is on his way to Arran for a special weekend recording session. His host is Stan Robertson, owner of the Isle of Arran Recording Studio in Lochranza, who teamed up with the volunteer-led station to offer the prize. Stan has […]

  This exciting collaborative release by Martin Simpson and Thomm Jutz successfully reinvents a group of folk songs for today’s audiences. ‘Nothing But Green Willow : The Songs of Mary Sands and Jane Gentry’ is focused on Jutz’s long-running obsession with Cecil Sharp’s 1916 and 1918 collection, “English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians” and […]

Becoming a mum played a major part in Glasgow-based folk singer/songwriter Claire Hastings’ decision to embark on her latest heartfelt musical project. Lullabies For Scotland – her third solo album release – is the result of Claire’s studies of Scottish lullabies for a collection that includes one self-penned song. Claire, whose Music Club provides workshops […]

Ethan Ballinger Multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and solo artist, Ethan Ballinger is the guest artist for The Bluegrass Beats show with Louise and Alan Mairs this Saturday (September 2). From Nashville, Tennessee, Ethan was nominated for the Instrumentalist of The Year at the 2022 Americana Music Awards. He is an in-demand musician having toured full-time as […]

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