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SANDY WEIR and IAN KIDD In celebration of St Andrew’s Night, this week’s edition of The Scots Connection Radio Show (Thursday, November 30) will have a very special playlist. Sandy Weir and Ian Kidd are joining forces to present a St Andrew’s night show celebrating Scottish music across the years. They certainly have plenty of […]

  Acoustic folk singer/songwriter Dave Mason has been writing and performing his songs for almost four decades now. And he has just released his latest album Beautiful Thing. With 15 tracks this is Dave’s 8th and he’ll be chatting about it with Ian Oliphant on today’s edition of the Lunchtime Selection at midday. Dave – […]

  Patricia Duffy is in the guest seat on Gerry’s Jukebox with Gerry Maguire this week (Wednesday, November 29.) A former teacher with experience in early years, Patricia is a volunteer and trustee with Classrooms for Malawi, and a firm believer that education is the driving force to alleviate poverty. She has a particular interest […]

  Celtic Connections on Campus – in association with and broadcast daily by Celtic Music Radio – is back for its eighth year in 2024. And it  is on the look-out for students to perform in January.. Hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and TRADtv the week-long event showcases performers and talented students from across […]

LAUREN COLLIER Glasgow-based fiddle player and singer, Lauren Collier is Ian Oliphant’s guest this week on his Afternoon Selection (Monday, November 20.) Her band’s debut album, ‘Uddevalla’ features songs and tunes Lauren has collected from around the world and is due for release very soon.     The fresh compositions and arrangements, combined with technology, […]

  GRAMMY-award winner Alison Brown pushes the boundaries of acoustic instrumental music every time she picks up her banjo. On today’s roots music scene, Alison is hailed for her innovation, intelligence, grace and her ability to blend the rugged drive of bluegrass with the harmonic sensibilities of jazz. She has recorded 12 critically-acclaimed solo albums, […]

MICHAEL WRIGHT of The Fountaineers Guitarist Michael Wright, who’s in Scotland-based group, The Fountaineers, is Louise and Alan Mair’s guest on Bluegrass beats this weekend (Saturday, November 18). With roots in Scottish and American tradition and bluegrass music, The Fountaineers formed as a band during the summer of the pandemic three years ago. Michael is […]

CHLOE MATHARU Gerry Maguire welcomes Celtic Music Radio’s 2022 Album of the Year winner, Chloe Matharu to his show this week (Wednesday, November 15). Singer/songwriter and Celtic harpist, Chloe, has won widespread acclaim for her debut release, Small Voyages. Having gigged throughout the UK this year, she’s looking forward to 2024 as a trip to […]

  Singer/songwriter, Claire Hastings, whose 2023 release ‘Lullabies From Scotland’ was Album of the Week on Celtic Music Radio in September, is the guest on Fiona McNeill’s Celtic & Folk Fusions this week. Claire’s third solo album was the result of her studies of Scottish lullabies for a delightful collection that includes one self-penned song. […]

  Glasgow native Anton O’Donnell didn’t stray far from home when it came to finding a title for his cracking debut solo album. ‘Tomber Sur PRW’ is ‘Falling On PRW’ when translated into English and PRW is Paisley Road West, the name of the street where The Colts’ front man lives. The music he loves […]

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