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Irish singer/songwriter Brendan Monaghan is today’s special guest with Fiona McNeill on Celtic & Folk Fusions today – Tuesday, February 21. Brendan, from Co. Down, released his latest album, “Light from The Light That Never Ends” in 2022 and this year he is returning to perform in Canada and the USA in the spring, as […]

Sean Paul O’Hare, CEO of An Lanntair, a hub for creativity in the Outer Hebrides, is the guest on Gerry’s Jukebox this week (Wednesday, February 22.) He has a 25-year background of directing arts centres and arts festivals. For the past two years, he has also been a coach with Global Music Match for the […]

From Canada and the US, Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira are described as a dynamic fiddle and cello duo – and they will be guests of Ian Oliphant on the Afternoon Selection this week (Monday, February 20.) They joined musical forces after meeting in Scotland four years ago and have since been gracing stages and captivating audiences in both […]

George Abbot, guitarist with the five-piece folk rock band Journey North, is Fiona McNeill’s guest this evening (Tuesday, February 7.) “We’ll be talking about what’s happening this year as well as a general chat about the band since it started up,” said Fiona. • Celtic Folk And Fusions Show: George Abbot with Fiona McNeill today, […]

Alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari has been shortlisted for a major award. Dave – whose latest album is “Devil May Care” – is nominated in the Acoustic Blues Act of the Year section of the UK Blues Federation’s UK Blues Awards 2023. Having been nominated – alongside four other finalists from south of the border – and selected by a panel […]

It’s the second night of a sell-out tour and Bonny Light Horseman have hit town – and they are in stunning, intoxicating form. They exude a modestly commanding approach to the set list of new songs and those they have dug out from the history books for eloquent treatment and musical care. Upping the pace, […]

The Jack Badcock I saw at Oran Mor was a very different person from that I had previously seen with his award-winning band Dallahan. Gone was the brash straight-ahead trad band frontman, in his place was a laid-back writer and singer of gentle melodic ballads that, to be frank, showed off his voice to greater […]

It’s the final day showcase at the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections, celebrating its 30th anniversary, today (Sunday, February 5, 2023.) The show promises to be a real musical treat and it is going out live at 5 pm with station presenter, Auntie Liz Clark hosting. Binky Blue – CÀRNAN – Chloe Matharu […]

The haunting darkness, the taut lyrics for a cast list of characters including serial killers and dodgy law enforcement officers plus doleful songs with wayward, mixed-up souls make “Nebraska” the powerful and wonderful Bruce Springsteen album that it is. Released on the final day of September 1982 it is well documented how he recorded the […]

Lau Noah, a 28-year-old self-taught composer from Reus in Tarragona, Catalonia, resident in New York, is a prodigious musical talent. Her voice soars effortlessly over complex guitar arrangements that seem to speak of advanced classical guitar training. It turns out that she just picked up a guitar on a stormy night 6 years ago, decided […]

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