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A five-year wait for Ímar’s third album is over and the result is hugely gratifying. All five band members are now based in Glasgow but they have musical backgrounds encompassing England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland and on Awakening they flourish with a collection they clearly loved creating. The album’s emphasis is on […]

Claire Cordeaux and other members of the psychedelic Celtic folk fusion band, Aartwork will be joining Fiona McNeill on her show this evening (Tuesday, April 18.) Among the topics to be discussed will be their latest EP, which is titled “Devil’s Dancefloor.” • Celtic & Folk Fusions: Aartwork with Fiona McNeill – 6 pm to […]

Hugh Taylor presents his first show, FolknStuff this week on Celtic Music Radio (Tuesday, April 18) between 4 and 6 pm. Hugh’s an experienced broadcaster – and journalist – having started broadcasting 38 years ago with the Westfolk Show on West Sound Radio. He freelanced for the BBC and this included producing a series of […]

Matthew Gibb’s debut release is a solid demonstration of what the right mix of dedication and plenty of talent can yield in the tough music business. All The Words I Made For You comprises seven tracks from a young, self-taught, musician who is determined to create special songs. Matthew, who has busked on the streets […]

Scottish-Electronic duo Valtos will be joining Fiona McNeill on her show this week (Tuesday, April 11) Valtos – Isle of Skye natives Martyn MacDonald and Daniel Docherty –embarked on their own musical journey after being inspired by fellow Skye bands the Peatbog Faeries and Niteworks at Skye Live, 2019.  ​The project began with a string […]

Flow Country – named after the region of rolling peatland between Caithness and Sutherland in the north of Scotland – is a dynamic collection of traditional Scottish tunes plus a fresh take on some time-honoured material. Westward the Light, a quartet renowned for their combined confidence and undeniable skill on fiddle, viola, piano, and guitar, […]

Black Cuillin is renowned composer and acclaimed fiddle player, Duncan Chisholm’s tenth solo album. Exquisitely played and carefully crafted it’s a stunning release that draws inspiration from the mountain wilderness on the Isle of Skye to tell of a dream journey through this landscape over a day and a night. Black Cuillin has been described as […]

Edinburgh-based singer/songwriter, Kim Edgar will be joining Fiona McNeill on her show today (Tuesday, March 28.) Kim’s fifth album Consequences, which was launched at this year’s Celtic Connections, has been widely praised by the critics. It was a collaborative project and Kim’s creative partners included Canadian, Ron Sexsmith and, closer to home, James Grant, Louis […]

An Dannsa Dub (The Dub Dance in Gaelic) are joining Fiona McNeill this week (Tuesday, March 21) for a chat about their debut release and 2023 touring plans. The brainchild of dub vocalist and producer Tom Spirals and Scottish traditional musician Euan McLaughlin, the six-piece band formed in 2020. They are focused on fusing the […]

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 […]

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