Internationally renowned cellist CALUM INGRAM’s first full album, The Man, has been well received when road-tested on tour and at festivals. Out now on CD and vinyl, the album shows influences of Peter Gabriel, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Jack White and John Martyn. The Man offers an introspective and reflective take on Calum’s own […]

Glasgow-based Gaelic indie-trad band DLÙ have released their second album, the dance-inspired album Close To. It’s a dynamic album with a distinctive sound, unveiling an evolved style from the five-piece that reflects the story of their lives. Each track pulsates with camaraderie, shared experiences and a sense of excitement as DLÙ forge their own path […]

  Orcadian musician IVAN DREVER has long considered recording a collection interpreting some of his favourite songs by his favourite artists. And with ‘Covered’ he has done just that, and in real style. The 12 songs here include tracks made famous by the likes of Frankie Miller, Gallagher and Lyle, Tom Waits and U2. Ivan […]

A red-hot blend of songs and tunes make Scots folk trio Skelpt’s debut album ‘Ersten’ a collection to savour. Skelpt – Andrew Gordon (vocals, guitar, bodhran); Euan Johnston (vocals bodhran) and Iain Anderson (fiddle, vocals) – got together in 2023 for this new venture with the aim of creating an energetic set of music suitable […]

The first ever “Sound of Iona Music Festival” is taking place on Friday, June 21st and Saturday the 22nd. The setting is the idyllic west coast island of Iona and Celtic Music Radio, as the festival’s broadcast media partner, will be live on air from there over the two days. The station will have live music […]

  This is a glorious album that pays tribute to the artistry of Phil Ochs, hailed as a major singer-songwriter throughout the 60s and into the 70s. He was a contemporary of Bob Dylan, influenced by the likes of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and was viewed as an influential protest singer – though he […]

  On tonight’s edition of Travels With My Auntie Liz, talented musical duo Eleanor Dunsdon and Gregor Black will be chatting about their first EP release, ‘Let No Man.’ Having been Danny Kyle Open Stage award winners at this year’s Celtic Connections, they are storming ahead with gigs and festival dates in the coming months. […]

The second solo album from Orkney fiddler, LOUISE BICHAN, boasts both traditional tunes and original compositions. It’s a compelling collection that brings new life and personal meaning to existing music as well as showcasing unique work self-penned in recent years. Louise, who’s based in the USA, has completed a degree in performance at the prestigious […]

. Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman JenEric The Orkney Folk Festival this year gave more focus to the capital by programming two “mega-shows” at the Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall on the Friday and Saturday. The formula was simple: 5 top acts doing 6 numbers each, as a kind of giant “taster” event – and both […]

Station presenter, KIRSTEEN HARVEY has written a song about Glasgow for the competition being run by This is Go Radio and Glasgow Life – and it has has been shortlisted into the top 10. It’s a public vote now so if anyone has a spare minute to check it out, singer/songwriter Kirsteen would be very […]

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