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LIBBY KOCH – Live in Glasgow Top drawer Texan troubadours Libby Koch and Patterson Barrett are touring Scotland – and today (Wednesday, July 25) they are guests on the Lunchtime Selection with Ian Oliphant. Grammy-nominated Libby – Houston’s honky-tonk queen – and three- time Grand Ole Opry artist, Patterson, have been playing gigs here there […]

The first ‘BluegrassBeats’ show with hosts Alan and Louise Mairs can be heard this evening (Saturday, July 9.) The two-hour programme, starting at 8 pm, is a welcome weekly addition to the station’s programme schedule.   • BluegrassBeats – Saturdays from 8 –  10 pm.

  This 33-song, double album release of duets has been rightly described as a ‘powerhouse of a collection.’ Scots folk musician Ian Bruce has brought together a meaningful selection of songs that have seen him through his 67 years and, hopefully, beyond. The 32 cover songs embrace some old favourites and less well known ones […]

Dallahan enjoy a well-deserved reputation for delivering world-folk music in a stunning and appealing style. Forged in Scotland and Ireland’s traditional music scene, they are also influenced by the music of the Balkans and North America and gleefully take their listeners on a dazzling journey. This is Dallahan’s fourth studio album. All of the tracks […]

Glasgow-based singer-songwriter and talented ukulele player Claire Hastings is set to release her third studio album ‘Lullabies from Scotland’ on Friday (June 30) She will join Ian Oliphant on the Lunchtime Selection this Wednesday (June 28) to chat about what is a beautiful collection of traditional and contemporary Scottish folk tunes, some well-known and others […]

  Multi-instrumentalist and composer Kenneth MacKenzie Ian Oliphant’s guest on the Afternoon Show today. His latest album Glendrian features Scottish traditional music inspired by the history and landscape of the Highlands, taking listeners on a journey through north-west Scotland, from Sanna to Uist. Kenny composed most of the tunes on Glendrian, while respected composer and […]

Yorkshire-born Bella Gaffney’s fourth solo album ‘Reflections’ is inspired by the connections she made during the lockdown period. Bella’s music is characterised by her distinctive voice, intricate guitar playing and her knack for storytelling where she dips into her own life experiences, the natural world as well as the rich history of folk music. In addition […]

JIMMY FINDLAY Scots musician Jimmy Findlay is Ian Oliphant’s guest on the Lunchtime Selection this week (Wednesday, June 21.) Jimmy, who is 75, was away from the music business for 40 years but woke up one day during one of the lockdowns and started writing songs. He surprised himself at just how many he had […]

Jack Law   Glasgow-based singer/songwriter, JACK LAW, is Ian Oliphant’s guest on this week’s edition of the Afternoon Selection – Monday, June 18. Jack has been writing and performing solo and in bands since the early 1970s. He’ll be bringing Ian up to date on his music and performing live in the studio as well. […]

  The title of fiddler Hanneke Cassel’s latest album, Infinite Brightness, isn’t derived from any of its nine songs, yet it perfectly encapsulates all of them. Rooted in influences from Scotland’s Isle of Skye and Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton, this irresistibly bright, sweet and tender, all-instrumental album taps into musical traditions carried to North America by immigrants and passed […]

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