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Scottish fiddler and fiddle teacher, Iain Fraser’s captivating, Kōterana, due for release next month (April 14) is our Album of the Week. It’s an absorbing exploration of themes of faith and acceptance, bringing together the history, heritage and music of four nations. He will debut it this weekend (March 19) at the not-to-be-missed Neil Gow […]

Singer, musician, entertainer, husband, father and retired head teacher, FRANKIE FARRELL is Gerry’s Jukebox guest with Gerry Maguire this week (Wednesday, March 15.) Frankie’s appearance on the hit TV show, Opportunity Knocks was one of several TV and radio show spots here in the UK and abroad. And he has performed in all major theatres […]

Fiona McNeill welcomes Celtic Music Radio’s 2022 Album of the Year winner, Chloe Matharu to today’s show (Tuesday, March 14.) Singer/songwriter and Celtic harpist, Chloe, has won widespread acclaim for her debut release, Small Voyages, which offers many tracks that reflect on her experience as a Navigational Officer in the Merchant Navy, sailing around the […]

Rena Gertz is the Lunchtime Selection guest this week (Wednesday, March 15.) Originally from Germany, Rena came to Scotland in 1996 to complete her Masters degree in law. Her 2022 album, Bridges, features songs sung in English, Gaelic, German and Italian. She was awarded the Women’s Silver Pendant at the National Mod in 2022 and […]

A news item announcing our first Album of the Week Show for 2023 was posted prematurely. This popular feature will return at midday on Saturday, March 18. and we hope you can join us then. Sorry for the editorial mistake.

Stuart Spence from ODIA – a vibrant band that fuses Celtic, World and Electronica to make a tasty blend of music – is Fiona’s guest tonight (March 7)on Celtic Folk & Fusions. They will be chatting about what his band has in store for 2023. • Celtic & Folk Fusions: Stuart Spence from ODIA in conversation with Fiona […]

The award-winning Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show reaches a special moment this weekend (March 5) – it will be Mike’s 400th show. His first Sunday broadcast was back in August 2014 and since then his two-hour playlists, featuring classic and new Americana, Roots and singer/songwriters plus many interviews, have won him a loyal following. And […]

Opening the show at a packed Glad Cafe, Anglo-Dutch duo Not Yet entertained with a lively mixture of original songs and covers – some of the latter unexpected, but no less welcome. Tim Hoy (guitar, keys, and vocals) and Laura Brandenburg (stand-up electric bass) displayed a nice mixture of musicality with a healthy touch of […]

Scottish Highland harper, singer and artist, MARIE-LOUISE NAPIER has written a series of lullabies for her baby grandchildren that feature on a new album and in a book titled, ‘Lullaby Nana.’ Today (Monday, February 27) she will be chatting about this personalised collection with Ian Oliphant on The Afternoon Selection, starting at 2 pm. There […]

Eighteen-year-old Lauren Lindsay is Nikki Lyle’s guest this week (Monday, February 28). Lauren, who released two songs last year with one hitting 12,000 streams, is aiming this year to headline a venue for the first time. Her influences are Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks, and she’s recently been working with a band so some gigs […]

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