Celebrated writer and Gaelic language advocate, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, confirms his place in the vanguard of Gaelic song and song writing with this innovative new body of work. Speactram is very much regarded as a watershed moment for the Gaelic music scene as it revives the Gaelic popular music tradition, bringing it back into […]

The highly acclaimed Trans-Atlantic singer/songwriter collaborators, Rab Noakes from Scotland and American Brooks, played at The Glad Café in Glasgow recently, delivering a sparkling set. The duo share a passion for acoustic roots rock, hook-laden songwriter pop, and folky Americana.Although they met in Glasgow in 2018 when Rab sang backing vocals on Brooks’ Lucky Star recording, their […]

A skilled guitarist, fiddler and songwriter, Shetlander Barry Nisbet is inspired by stories, both historical and contemporary. Performing in dialect and English, his songs give a sensitive, occasionally humorous take on past and contemporary events. Nisbet’s fiddle style derives from the local Cullivoe Fiddlers tradition. As likely to be seen at the wheel of a […]

The Often Herd, a four-piece band from Newcastle, mix boldly contemporary and soothingly familiar sounds on their latest release, Where The Big Lamp Shines. Their ten tracks are steeped in personal experience while drawing from a wide pool of influences ranging from old-time to psychedelia with fiery instrumental skills evident throughout as well. The band […]

Scots singing star, Barbara Dickson will join Moira Kerr on Sounds Celtic this weekend (September 10.) Two-time Olivier winner Barbara – with Rab Noakes – was appearing at The Spree Festival in Paisley earlier in the week and that’s where Moira caught up with her. The chat between them should be great. • Sounds Celtic […]

Patrick Quinn welcomes members of Glastur, a band that came together out of a love of playing Scottish, Asturian and Bretton music on his show today (Monday, September 5) at 4 pm. They formed out of the lockdown with the founding members never having actually all met in person until 2021. Until then, the musicians […]

Glasgow-based singer/songwriter, Michael McMillan, whose musical travels have taken him all over the world, is Nikki Lyle’s guest this week (Monday, September 5). He has always loved music, playing the bagpipes when he was 13 and then the drums. Always influenced by great story tellers Michael’s songs are like mini movies that take the listener […]

This exceptional transatlantic collaboration is the brainchild of Scottish musician Norrie McCulloch who started it all off by recording lead vocal and acoustic guitar parts for Canyons & Highlands in his campervan in the driveway at his home during the first pandemic lockdown. Then the recording process continued with musicians here in Scotland and the […]

Award-winning indie-folk band Elephant Sessions have a simple aim with their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album. “We want our music to make people move, to get lost underneath the lights – that’s what For The Night is all about,” the Highlanders say. It would seem audiences have responded in the way they wanted. The stirring tracks, written […]

Glasgow-based author author, Maura McRobbie joins Gerry on The Jukebox this week (Wednesday, August 24.)In addition to choosing her “Six Of The Best” songs Maura will be talking about her new children’s novel, “Vikings And Skylarks On Cumbrae.” This is her second novel – Highly Commended by the Scottish Association of Writers – is children’s […]

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