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Glasgow-based singer-songwriter and talented ukulele player Claire Hastings is set to release her third studio album ‘Lullabies from Scotland’ on Friday (June 30) She will join Ian Oliphant on the Lunchtime Selection this Wednesday (June 28) to chat about what is a beautiful collection of traditional and contemporary Scottish folk tunes, some well-known and others […]

  Multi-instrumentalist and composer Kenneth MacKenzie Ian Oliphant’s guest on the Afternoon Show today. His latest album Glendrian features Scottish traditional music inspired by the history and landscape of the Highlands, taking listeners on a journey through north-west Scotland, from Sanna to Uist. Kenny composed most of the tunes on Glendrian, while respected composer and […]

Yorkshire-born Bella Gaffney’s fourth solo album ‘Reflections’ is inspired by the connections she made during the lockdown period. Bella’s music is characterised by her distinctive voice, intricate guitar playing and her knack for storytelling where she dips into her own life experiences, the natural world as well as the rich history of folk music. In addition […]

JIMMY FINDLAY Scots musician Jimmy Findlay is Ian Oliphant’s guest on the Lunchtime Selection this week (Wednesday, June 21.) Jimmy, who is 75, was away from the music business for 40 years but woke up one day during one of the lockdowns and started writing songs. He surprised himself at just how many he had […]

Jack Law   Glasgow-based singer/songwriter, JACK LAW, is Ian Oliphant’s guest on this week’s edition of the Afternoon Selection – Monday, June 18. Jack has been writing and performing solo and in bands since the early 1970s. He’ll be bringing Ian up to date on his music and performing live in the studio as well. […]

  The title of fiddler Hanneke Cassel’s latest album, Infinite Brightness, isn’t derived from any of its nine songs, yet it perfectly encapsulates all of them. Rooted in influences from Scotland’s Isle of Skye and Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton, this irresistibly bright, sweet and tender, all-instrumental album taps into musical traditions carried to North America by immigrants and passed […]

Today’s guest on Lunchtime Selection with Ian Oliphant is the founder of the Finding Your Feet charity, Cor Hutton. Finding Your Feet support families affected by amputation or limb absence, through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects designed to positively affect both physical and mental wellbeing. Cor set it up in 2014 […]

  The station is very pleased to welcome on board singer, musician, entertainer, husband, father and retired head teacher, Frankie Farrell, who is set to start his new role as a programme presenter this week (THURSDAY, JUNE 15) His two-hour show – PASSING TIME WITH FRANKIE – starts at 2 pm. 2020 was a special […]

  JKL DUO – Jacopo Lazzaretti and Kerry Lynch – play music straight from the heart, using the flute and classical guitar to deliver what’s been described as ‘a melting pot of creativity’ to present Robert Burns ‘as you’ve never heard him before.” Splitting their time between performing, recording and teaching from their studio in […]

Roseanne Reid’s life has changed a lot in recent times and this is warmly, imaginatively and gently reflected in her gem of a new album, Lawside. It is named after the district of Dundee where most of the songs were written and where she lives with her wife and baby son. “Lawside has influenced every […]

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