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Eabhal, one of the country’s most talked-about young bands, will be guests on The Bothy Society this weekend – Saturday, May 21, from 8 pm. They will be chatting about their highly anticipated second album, ‘Aisling,’ their musical influences, and new tracks will feature on the playlist. Eabhal formed as a band while all five […]

One of Celtic Music Radio’s longest-serving presenters will be back on air again later this week (Friday, May 20). Mike Dillon is resuming his late-night Friday show, Singers and Songwriters, at the station’s new studios in the Braehead Centre, one of Scotland’s premier shopping malls. Due to the pandemic, Mike was unable to broadcast but […]

Two talented artists – ANDREW WAITE and IONA LANE – will be joining John Joe MacNeil on his show today (Monday, May 16.) Andrew is an accordion player and composer from the Scottish borders, who plays in bands such as Dallahan, Fourth Moon and Eliza Carthy’s Wayward Band. His music is rooted in Scottish, Irish […]

The marvellous Margo Cilker has just completed a UK tour that included a show in Glasgow – and she wowed everyone. The Washington State-based singer/songwriter is this week’s special guest on The Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show when she will be talking about her glorious debut album, Pohorylle. “Boosted by a cracking band, this is […]

The Source of Light is a remarkable collection and was recorded at a time when Eric was not in the best of health. We are very pleased to report that he is now on the mend and still performing in concert in Australia and New Zealand. Eric Bogle was born in Peebles, Scotland, in 1944, […]

Estonian trad-pop-rock band Trad Attack! have a masterplan to play in every country in the world – but they will take time out to be guests on Fiona McNeill’s Celtic & Folk Fusions show this week (Tuesday, April 26.) And Fiona can’t wait to welcome them. “They are a really awesome band and I’ve been […]

The main man behind the Kilkenny Roots Festival in Ireland will be talking about this year’s event on the award-winning Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show this weekend (April 24). John Cleere has secured a vibrant line-up featuring Americana and roots’ acts from the USA, the UK, Spain and Ireland itself for the four-day gathering in […]

Lockdown meant many bands and musicians had to be inventive to find new ways of creating and collaborating to get their songs out there. Bensider – ten songs all written by the Isle of Lewis’ Graham Maciver – did just that and Unlocked is the sparkling result. It’s a vibrant compilation of lockdown songs from […]

Jazz, classical and folk music all influence the hopeful Chasing Sakura album from the Seonaid Aitken Ensemble that comes out this month (Friday 29th April.) The album, which features a stunning all-female ensemble, was written in response to a serious accident that award-winning violinist, vocalist and composer Seonaid faced during the pandemic – and it […]

Glasgow-based folk musicians Rory Matheson and Graham Rorie’s trad album, We Have Won The Land, is a rousing and uplifting collection, inspired by Highland crofters and their historic victory. Rory’s local area is Assynt in Sutherland in the north-west Scottish Highlands, where the bold buy-out of 21,000 acres of land by the Assynt Crofters’ Trust […]


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