Album of The Week

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A five-year wait for Ímar’s third album is over and the result is hugely gratifying. All five band members are now based in Glasgow but they have musical backgrounds encompassing England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland and on Awakening they flourish with a collection they clearly loved creating. The album’s emphasis is on […]

Matthew Gibb’s debut release is a solid demonstration of what the right mix of dedication and plenty of talent can yield in the tough music business. All The Words I Made For You comprises seven tracks from a young, self-taught, musician who is determined to create special songs. Matthew, who has busked on the streets […]

Flow Country – named after the region of rolling peatland between Caithness and Sutherland in the north of Scotland – is a dynamic collection of traditional Scottish tunes plus a fresh take on some time-honoured material. Westward the Light, a quartet renowned for their combined confidence and undeniable skill on fiddle, viola, piano, and guitar, […]

Black Cuillin is renowned composer and acclaimed fiddle player, Duncan Chisholm’s tenth solo album. Exquisitely played and carefully crafted it’s a stunning release that draws inspiration from the mountain wilderness on the Isle of Skye to tell of a dream journey through this landscape over a day and a night. Black Cuillin has been described as […]

Robin Adams is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released 8 studio albums, The last of which, One Day, was our Album of the Year 2021. Sun Behind the Storm is his 8th Studio album. The album’s title track was originally released as a single in 2013, yet the song never found its way […]

Scottish fiddler and fiddle teacher, Iain Fraser’s captivating, Kōterana, due for release next month (April 14) is our Album of the Week. It’s an absorbing exploration of themes of faith and acceptance, bringing together the history, heritage and music of four nations. He will debut it this weekend (March 19) at the not-to-be-missed Neil Gow […]

Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Year is the exquisite Small Voyages by singer/songwriter and Celtic harpist, Chloe Matharu. The release, which was the station’s Album of the Week from 8th October to the 15th, presents an intriguing insight into a new tradition of maritime folk music with thoughtful song writing embellished by her voice […]

The votes have now been counted for our Album of the Year Award. And the winner will be revealed in a special, music-packed, four-hour Album of the Year Show that starts at midday on Boxing Day (Monday, December 26) presented by Kate Reid, Ross Macfadyen and Martin Stephen Jones. Tracks from albums in the running […]

This intriguing album focuses on the poems of the Borders’ poet, Will H. Ogilvie set to music by Ian M. Bruce. With well over a thousand poems it was a tough task to choose only 18 tracks to go on The Land We Love, but Ian managed and was ably supported by Peter Clark, Ian […]

This debut from Gaelic singer Rachel Walker and celebrated musician Aaron Jones, is a beautiful folk record with an important message at its core. The duo thoughtfully pay tribute to influential but under-recognised women throughout Scottish history whose work has made a significant impact on the lives we live today. These inventive songs, blending the traditional and the […]

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