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  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 […]

Is everyone ready for The Unprepared, a new international and explosive trio offering Irish and Scottish traditional music? The band is well and truly organised with a debut release that amply reflects a repertoire that thrives on variations and improvisations while listening to each other and reacting to each other’s playing. They say this is […]

Fiona McNeill is all set to welcome Peter Morrison of the Peatbog Faeries on Celtic & Folk Fusions this week (Tuesday, October 31). P Peatbog Faeries – three decades at the forefront of Scottish music – hail from the Isle of Skye and their trailblazing, glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves have thrilled fans […]

KIRSTEEN HARVEY We are pleased to announce a new voice will be heard on the Midday Show today (Monday, October 20) for the first time. Kirsteen Harvey, the Glasgow-based singer/songwriter whose music choice is interesting and wide ranging, will be at the mic hosting two hours of sparkling sounds. Our newest presenter will be sharing […]

  Glasgow based Latin/flamenco quartet Solea number fiery guitar duo, David Sim and Gerry Magee, in their ranks. The line-up is completed by Jon Mulrine, renowned bass player and Colin Macgibbon, one of Scotland’s most in demand session drummers/percussionists. Their music pulls on many influences from rock to jazz via Latin and Flamenco and their […]

Hildaland – Orkney-born fiddler Louise Bichan and Indiana mandolinist Ethan Setiawan – offer a perfect meeting of different musical worlds. The duo, who reside in Maine in the USA, are steeped in the fiddle traditions of their respective sides of the Atlantic so old-time Scottish Swedish-inspired music intertwines in their contemporary compositions. With Bichan’s fiddle […]

  Martin Hayes is one of the world’s most celebrated fiddle players and an influential figure in Irish traditional music. On this superb album with the Common Ground Ensemble – dedicated to the memory of his mother, Peggy and his great friend Dennis Cahill – Hayes features traditional Irish music complemented by improvisation, arrangement, jazz, […]

The Scotland-based vocal trio Juniper Three have just released their self-titled debut EP – and they will be joining Bob Leslie on his Transatlantic Conversations show this weekend (Sunday, October 15 at 2 pm) to talk about it. Harmony lies at the heart of Aimee Penman, Laura Hill and Outi Smith’s work with the group writing […]

  Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate 25 years and present their 10th album – XXV – recorded at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Real World Studios. They enjoyed the thrill of recording live, as a band in one room and the result is an album that embodies the freshness and spontaneity of a live performance. XXV draws together the […]

  Belfast-based Irish traditional band, Réalta release their third studio album, Thing of the Earth, this month. It features a wide variety of music from traditional instrumental dance tunes and classic piping melodies to newly composed songs. They’ve creatively taken their spirited core sound of wind, strings, reeds and drum and developed it, adding breadth […]

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