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Our current album of the week is ‘The Smoky Smirr O Rain’ by the critically-acclaimed, Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola. It is the Scottish/Finnish duo’s third album and 10th anniversary celebration – and it deftly displays their creative blending of tradition and experimentation over 11 stunning instrumental tracks. They have long been admired for their […]

One of our broadcast team, Fiona McNeill, won the Community Radio UK Gold Award for female presenter of the year 2020. But, because of pandemic-related issues, she only got her hands on the trophy recently. Fiona, who has been producing and presenting the Celtic & Folk Fusions Show on Tuesday evenings for seven years, was […]

Our current Album of the Week is ‘Newcomer’ by Glasgow-based composer and fiddle player, Gráinne Brady. This is the second release from the hugely talented Gráinne, who is originally from Co. Cavan, Ireland. The music for the 10-track album was inspired by Irish writer Patrick MacGill’s second novel, The Rat-Pit, which is set at the […]

One of our longest-serving presenters reaches a broadcasting landmark today. Liz Clark – Auntie Liz – will deliver her 600th show for the station this evening when Travels With My Auntie Liz is aired. “It’s been a steep learning curve,” said Liz, who is also a Board member at the station and the Company Secretary. […]

Our Album of the Week this week celebrates the 35th anniversary of the excellent Greentrax Recordings.Greentrax Recordings – Top Scottish singers and musicians – is an 18-track compilation, first released in 1989 as a showcase for the then-fledgling label, went on to be a bestseller. It recently went out of print and is now been […]

Samuel Alexander Barbour’s debut album called ‘Let’s Join Hands’ is our Album of the Week (from July 3.) The nine-track release by the Scottish singer/ songwriter, who now lives in Hong Kong and works as a teacher, has an Americana, folk sound to it. Award-winning Sam’s songs have regularly featured in country music charts. ‘Let’s Join […]

Our current Album of the Week is ‘Tricky Terrain’ by the award-winning folk/rock band, Reely Jiggered. It is the third sparkling release by Alison and Fiona McNeill and Scott McLean, and it takes its inspiration from the band’s travels and their home by the River Clyde with Alison’s compositions and lyrics offering a reflection of […]

Station presenter Bob Leslie is pleased that one of his songs is to appear on the next album by popular Canadian musician, Brad Tuck. The song is ‘Lands o the Sioux and the Cree’ that features on Bob’s 2019 release, The Barren Fig.Bob, who released his fifth album In Praise Of Crows earlier this year, […]

‘The Orcadians of Hudson Bay’ is a newly composed suite of music by Graham Rorie dedicated to all the Orcadians who travelled to Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries looking to improve their prospects and make a living in the fur trade.  These Orcadians were working for ‘The Hudson’s Bay Company’, formed in 1670 […]

The music on this wistful yet celebratory album unfolds fluently and confidently over ten illuminating tracks with many telling the stories of women in Rachel Baiman’s family and the relationships between them. Fiddle music may be her first love but its appearance is muted as more expansive, sonic tones persist alongside slices of country, glimmers […]


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