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 […]

The fun began with an energy-charged set from DALLAHAN – Jack Badcock (guitar and vocals); Ciaran Ryan (banjo, mandolin and fiddle); Andrew Waite (accordion) and Benedict Morris (fiddle). They opened with a hundred-mile-an-hour reel before seguéing into a mixture of songs and tunes from their forthcoming album “Anchor.” The melodic Durbar Square was written as […]

WILLIAM PRINCE’s open-ness, whole-hearted attitude and sense of enjoying the moment are uplifting throughout this appealing, 75-minute appearance, where he offers what he describes as “country folk with a touch of gospel to it.” The Oji-Cree musician from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, who begins with Johnny Cash’s epic “Ring Of Fire,” has a gentle, preacher-like manner […]

Wednesday 8th February sees the return of regular programmes from Gordon Hotchkiss, with his Hotchpotch from 7pm – 10pm. Gordon first developed an interest in folk music during the folk revival of the 1960s and 1970s.  From then, he became involved with the music scene, meeting enthusiasts and performers and developed a deep understanding of […]

Celtic Connections, celebrating its 30th anniversary, gets under way in Glasgow this week (Thursday, January 19.) And one of its main attractions is the Danny Kyle Open Stage where 160 new musical talents get the chance to shine each night of the festival in the Exhibition Hall at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The six […]

It’s Double Donation Week on easyfundraising – and we were wondering if you could further help Celtic Music Radio during the campaign. There are double donations available on selected brands and that means you can raise TWICE as much for the station…..and that would be really appreciated and welcome. M&S, Boden, Currys, Groupon,, TUI and New […]

Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir members will be guests on Celtic Music Radio today (Wednesday, January 25) from our outside broadcast desk at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It’s part of our extensive schedule of programmes for Celtic Connections this year and Martin Stephen Jones will be ready and raring to meet them. Established in 1944, the […]

Firelight Trio, who play inventive and endlessly exciting folk music, release their self-titled album at Celtic Connections this week (January 25.) Ruth Morris, Gavin Marwick and Phil Alexander will join Liz Clark – Auntie Liz – for a chat on the show this evening (January 24.) The trio, with driving fiddle and gorgeous nyckelharpa meeting […]

She has an autobiography and a new album coming out, and here she is, a couple of days shy of her 70th birthday, edging us along a bittersweet, rugged, emotion-laden song route where no-one delivers quite like her. The revered Lucinda Williams has gritty, dust-blown grief and heartache down to perfection in her imperious catalogue […]

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