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Ethan Ballinger Multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and solo artist, Ethan Ballinger is the guest artist for The Bluegrass Beats show with Louise and Alan Mairs this Saturday (September 2). From Nashville, Tennessee, Ethan was nominated for the Instrumentalist of The Year at the 2022 Americana Music Awards. He is an in-demand musician having toured full-time as […]

“I’m so looking forward to my concert at the Alhambra in September! It’s one of those venues which still has that ‘old theatre’ feel, with the proscenium arch over the stage and seating in layers…up to ‘the gods … where even a big audience feels close” comments Dougie MacLean It’s been a surprising and adventurous […]

  For more than 40 years Jo Miller has been researching local music and glorious examples of it adorn her latest release, ‘A’ The Way To Galloway.’ By interviewing residents and exploring historical sources Jo – a winner of the Hands Up for Trad Hamish Henderson Services To Traditional Music Award – uncovers the lively […]

PLANTEC are celebrating 20 years as a band and Yannick, one of the widely acclaimed trio, will be Fiona McNeill’s guest on Celtic Folk Fusions this week – Tuesday, 22nd August. The Breton-based band is at the very leading edge of Celtic music whose style has been described as an “untamed energy” with immersive shows […]

  Multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield says this eight-track release is an album he has wanted to make for “a wee while.” On SECRET PATH he concentrates on the low D whistle with Paul Harrison (keyboards) and Tom Bancroft (drums) helping to bring the music to life. It is the first of three recordings through which he […]

  Fiona McNeill has a packed show lined up for Celtic Folk & Fusions today. Award-winning harpist and singer/songwriter Chloe Matharu will be talking about her latest single, “The Silkie of Sule Skerry.” And Bado Reti from the Bad Reti Group – who have released two new singles  “Portland Hijaz” and “Without Fear of Falling” […]

For her fifth solo album, SHORELINES, award-winning Irish traditional singer and flute player, Nuala Kennedy has tapped into the rugged, natural beauty of County Clare, where she now lives, for inspiration. The album’s compelling songs of love and loss look closely at the shifts and changes in both coastal waters while exploring the resilience and […]

Glasgow’s International Piping Festival is celebrating its 20th edition and a host of events starts today (August 12) through to the 20th. This annual, week-long celebration of bagpipes from across the world embraces Scotland’s heritage and that of piping cultures from around the globe. The Festival has been delivered in-person and online continuously since August […]

    The Peatbog Faeries have created yet more dramatic and daring folk-fusion sounds on their latest album ‘I See a World.’ Hailing from the Isle of Skye, they are an imaginative band and this upbeat collection also sees them place an increased focus on vocal arrangements. Peter Morrison, Ross Couper, Innes Watson, Tom Salter, […]

  This unique ten-track release has already been hailed as a “mighty contribution” to Scotland’s folk history. Glasgow-based, Ayrshire native, Seán Gray is established in the international folk community as a session player, as a past member of the award-winning Paul McKenna Band, and the recipient of a prestigious Celtic Connections’ New Voices composing commission. […]

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