Multi-award-winning Scottish folksinger, songwriter and storyteller, Karine Polwart and pianist and composer, Dave Milligan’s ‘Still As Your Sleeping’ release is an intimate and elegant collaborative album. Recorded in Pencaitland, East Lothian, during summer 2021, it is threaded through with images of stillness and flux, leaving and returning, and pivots of change. Karine says that “one […]

Station presenter, John Joe MacNeil has struck gold at this year’s Royal National Mod in Inverness. Awarded the prestigious An Comunn Gàidhealach Gold Medal, John Joe said: “I’m really delighted, I’ve been working on my songs for a long time so it’s lovely to be able to be back singing on a stage. “It was […]

HEISK is the self-titled, debut release from the all-female Scottish trad group where traditional influences blend with funk and pop. The six-piece regard their music as a celebration of female empowerment as it was created, produced and released by women after they noticed a lack of female representation in trad music. The energetic band comprises six […]

Celtic Music Radio will be unable to broadcast on DAB in the Glasgow area for the next couple of months. The station is facing ongoing, external technical issues and, hopefully, it can resume the service at some stage. But our festival of music can still be enjoyed on 95FM in the Glasgow area. And there […]

Tennessee based singer/songwriter, Nathan Bell is currently touring the UK promoting his absorbing new release, Red White and American Blues (it couldn’t happen here.) The 13 tracks on the album feature roots and rock, blues, jazz and folk, all delivered in a sleeves-rolled-up, honest and uplifting way. While it’s not a protest album it does […]

Station presenter Kate Reid releases her latest single this week (Friday October 1) – an enchanting version of The Beatles’ 1965 song, Yes It Is. And she will be chatting about it all on the Friday Mix with Andy Hood on Friday at 9.40 am (live) and will follow this up later in the day […]

Our board of directors’ chair, Alex Jenkins, really deserves to be sitting with his feet up after walking more than 20 miles to raise hundreds of pounds for the station on Sunday (September 26). Starting Scotland’s Kiltwalk 2021 event just after 10 am he took his final steps more than seven hours later at 5.15 […]

This week’s Album of the Week – When Feathers Appear by Catriona McKay & Alistair MacDonald – is described by its creators as “slow music to submerge yourself in, exhilarating sounds for embracing the storm, music of love, loss and transformation.” Catriona, who plays Scottish harp with Alistair providing live electronics, were missing making new […]

Rest In Blue is the latest album from Gerry Rafferty – and it has been released 10 years after his death. Thanks to the determination of his daughter, Martha Rafferty, this terrific collection of 14 songs can now be heard, reminding everyone of the singer/songwriter talent the man from Paisley clearly was. Many of the […]

Scottish composer, producer and session musician, Duncan Lyall is a trail blazer whose innovative work has won him many admirers. His latest album release, Milestone – a suite of music that was commissioned for the world-renowned Celtic Connections Festival in 2019 in Glasgow – has been praised for its progressive and contemporary styles. Duncan is heavily […]

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