Author: ross macfadyen

Genre-busting quartet Mec Lir exploded onto the Celtic music scene in 2014 with their debut release Not An EP, launched during their first appearance at one of the world’s largest Celtic music festivals, Festival Interceltique de Lorientin Brittany. Since then they went on to release two singles in 2016, have appeared at festivals all around […]

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is conducting a review of the radio industry. They are very interested in learning more about who tunes in to community radio stations like Celtic Music Radio, and about when and why they listen. We’d like as many of our listeners as possible to be represented […]

Rachel Walker is a singer, songwriter, arranger and educator based in the heart of Lochaber in Scotland’s beautiful West Highlands. At home with both Gaelic and English, she encountered the Gaelic tradition at a young age, after her family moved from Lincolnshire in England to the small village of Kinlochewe in Wester Ross. It was […]

Join Ross Macfadyen this Saturday 6th February at 12 noon as he talks to The Coaltown Daisies. It’s been 5 years since The Coaltown Dasies released their debut album, This Old House. I couldn’t believe that Listen was only their second full length outing. Here we have a not-so-difficult second CD. There is a theme […]

While unable to bring you live performances this year – tune in and hear what they have been up to and new compositions they have crafted during lockdown Lapwyng LAPWYNG (Ewan White / Euan Mclaughlin/ Alasdair Mackenzie)Are a Glasgow based new-folk outfit, who draw inspiration from their Trad. roots, and blend it with Jazz, Scandi, […]

Stewart Fenwick presented his first Country music programme on November 22nd 1980 on Radio Airthrey at Stirling University. The student run radio station, the only one of its kind in Scotland at the time, broadcast from studios in the basement of Airthrey Castle. It’s from there that Stewart presented “Campus Country” every week, during semester, until […]

Celtic Music Radio presenter, Mike Ritchie, has come out top of a leading music website’s poll for the second time in three years. The Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show has been voted the Best Radio Show 2020 in a readers’ poll run by the influential Americana-UK website. Mike’s show goes out every Sunday between 4 […]

Veteran presenters Gordon Hotchkiss and Liz Clark have no plans to change a formula that’s worked magic on the airwaves for the past ten years. That’s why the doughty duo once again will be Bringing in the Bells live on Celtic Music Radio with their three-hour Hogmanay Show, starting at 10 pm on the last […]

The first winner of the Celtic Music Radio Album of the Year listeners’ poll is Elaine Lennon with her sublime, self-titled debut album. The album “Elaine Lennon” came out in January and was Celtic Music Radio’s first Album of the Week of 2020, a feature sponsored by Cardwell Garden Centre. The critics have loved the […]

Join Auntie Liz who will be in conversation with Jez Lowe about his new album ‘Crazy Pagan’ on Album of The Week and on Catch Up. A new album from Jez Lowe, all on his lockdown lonesome, playing all the instruments, singing all the songs… Including a homage to a sporting hero (Shaking Monty), a […]

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