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Ayrshire singer/songwriter and clarsach player, Pauline Vallance, loves exploring different styles and genres with songs on a range of subjects. On her vibrant and captivating new album, The World’s A Gift, she explores the concept of legacy with wit and invention. Pauline, who has performed in small venues to grand ones such as Stirling Castle […]

Scottish folk band Breabach – widely praised for their energetic and accomplished contemporary brand of folk music – make a wonderful return with Fàs their first full-length album in four years. Fàs is a Gaelic word meaning growth, developing and sprouting, and the band declare the music is heavily inspired by Scotland’s natural environment. Newest […]

Oliver Lambert, the Artistic Director of Manchester-based vocal ensemble The Apex Singers, is this Wednesday’s guest on the Lunchtime Selection with Ian Oliphant. They are an eight-strong group creating innovative vocal music through unique arrangements written specifically for them. They are performing at Cottiers Theatre in Glasgow on Wednesday that’s October 12. Oliver and four members […]

Scottish folk multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Alan Reid, is the guest on Travels With My Auntie Liz this evening at 8 pm (Tuesday, October 11, 2022.) He was a founding member of the hugely influential Battlefield Band and played with them for 40 years – and since 2010 he has performed solo or as a duo […]

Singer/songwriter and Celtic harpist, Chloe Matharu offers a refreshing insight into a new tradition of maritime folk music on her exquisite release, Small Voyages. From Wemyss Bay in Inverclyde, many of Chloe’s compositions carefully draw on her experience as a Navigational Officer in the Merchant Navy, sailing around the world on oil tankers. There’s a […]

Scottish singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nico Ev, is Nikki’s guest at noon today (Monday, October 3)A former music teacher Nico is focussing on her music career and this week releases her latest single, The Final Ride – a song about how one act of kindness can be so important. Nikki said: “I’ve been lucky enough […]

Hailed as the best Americana band in Europe, The Wynntown Marshals show they clearly deserve the accolade given the quality of their fourth album, Big Ideas. Work on the 10-track gem got underway back in 2018 and they have skilfully overcome line-up changes and pandemic restrictions to create what the Scottish band reckon is their […]

Fiona McNeill has someone she describes as ‘an awesome guest’ on her show this evening (Tuesday, September 27.) Finnish folk accordionist, Antti Paalanen, who has released five solo albums, will be joining her in the first hour. He is highly acclaimed and been described as a’ deep breathing accordionist, squeezing new sounds out of old […]

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 […]


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