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The first ever “Sound of Iona Music Festival” is taking place on Friday, June 21st and Saturday the 22nd. The setting is the idyllic west coast island of Iona and Celtic Music Radio, as the festival’s broadcast media partner, will be live on air from there over the two days. The station will have live music […]

  This is a glorious album that pays tribute to the artistry of Phil Ochs, hailed as a major singer-songwriter throughout the 60s and into the 70s. He was a contemporary of Bob Dylan, influenced by the likes of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and was viewed as an influential protest singer – though he […]

  On tonight’s edition of Travels With My Auntie Liz, talented musical duo Eleanor Dunsdon and Gregor Black will be chatting about their first EP release, ‘Let No Man.’ Having been Danny Kyle Open Stage award winners at this year’s Celtic Connections, they are storming ahead with gigs and festival dates in the coming months. […]

The second solo album from Orkney fiddler, LOUISE BICHAN, boasts both traditional tunes and original compositions. It’s a compelling collection that brings new life and personal meaning to existing music as well as showcasing unique work self-penned in recent years. Louise, who’s based in the USA, has completed a degree in performance at the prestigious […]

. Nora Brown & Stephanie Coleman JenEric The Orkney Folk Festival this year gave more focus to the capital by programming two “mega-shows” at the Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall on the Friday and Saturday. The formula was simple: 5 top acts doing 6 numbers each, as a kind of giant “taster” event – and both […]

Station presenter, KIRSTEEN HARVEY has written a song about Glasgow for the competition being run by This is Go Radio and Glasgow Life – and it has has been shortlisted into the top 10. It’s a public vote now so if anyone has a spare minute to check it out, singer/songwriter Kirsteen would be very […]

  Multi-instrumentalist and low whistle virtuoso, FRASER FIFIELD continues his series of recordings featuring his ultra-expressive low D whistle playing in trio settings with One Great Circle. This is the tenth album in this remarkably versatile musician’s prolific career. Fraser Fifield Composed with Fifield’s long-time friends, harper Catriona McKay and Shetland fiddler Chris Stout in […]

The Orkney Folk Festival’s Friday Feast of Music – featuring RANT, Genticorum, Hadhirgaan, Saltfishforty, and Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O’Dowd – took place in the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall on 24th May, 2024.   .            RANT                              […]

    This album is a cinematic love letter to nature from two exceptional musical talents on the Scottish folk and roots music scene. LAURA-BETH SALTER (Kinnaris Quintet, The Shee) and ALI HUTTON (Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton, Treacherous Orchestra) have come together to create a Scottish soundscape masterpiece with a powerful message at its […]

The Willow Trio guest with Ian Oliphant this Monday Afternoon, 20th May. The Willow Trio are a Glasgow-based clarsach trio consisting of Sam MacAdam, Sophie Rocks and Romy Wymer, established in 2020. The trio plays music ranging from classical to traditional to their own original contemporary compositions. They have performed at festivals such as Kelburn […]


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