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 […]

Martha Spencer & Archer   Bluegrass Beats hosts, Louise and Alan Mairs, will welcome Martha Spencer And Archer as guests on the show this weekend (Saturday 30th September). The duo from the United States have not performed together previously in the UK. Martha is a singer-songwriter, mountain musician and dancer from the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

  Arran-bound, Johannes Meiser Winning a Celtic Music Radio competition means German musician, Johannes Meiser is on his way to Arran for a special weekend recording session. His host is Stan Robertson, owner of the Isle of Arran Recording Studio in Lochranza, who teamed up with the volunteer-led station to offer the prize. Stan has […]

Ethan Ballinger Multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and solo artist, Ethan Ballinger is the guest artist for The Bluegrass Beats show with Louise and Alan Mairs this Saturday (September 2). From Nashville, Tennessee, Ethan was nominated for the Instrumentalist of The Year at the 2022 Americana Music Awards. He is an in-demand musician having toured full-time as […]

“I’m so looking forward to my concert at the Alhambra in September! It’s one of those venues which still has that ‘old theatre’ feel, with the proscenium arch over the stage and seating in layers…up to ‘the gods … where even a big audience feels close” comments Dougie MacLean It’s been a surprising and adventurous […]

PLANTEC are celebrating 20 years as a band and Yannick, one of the widely acclaimed trio, will be Fiona McNeill’s guest on Celtic Folk Fusions this week – Tuesday, 22nd August. The Breton-based band is at the very leading edge of Celtic music whose style has been described as an “untamed energy” with immersive shows […]

  Multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield says this eight-track release is an album he has wanted to make for “a wee while.” On SECRET PATH he concentrates on the low D whistle with Paul Harrison (keyboards) and Tom Bancroft (drums) helping to bring the music to life. It is the first of three recordings through which he […]

  Fiona McNeill has a packed show lined up for Celtic Folk & Fusions today. Award-winning harpist and singer/songwriter Chloe Matharu will be talking about her latest single, “The Silkie of Sule Skerry.” And Bado Reti from the Bad Reti Group – who have released two new singles  “Portland Hijaz” and “Without Fear of Falling” […]

For her fifth solo album, SHORELINES, award-winning Irish traditional singer and flute player, Nuala Kennedy has tapped into the rugged, natural beauty of County Clare, where she now lives, for inspiration. The album’s compelling songs of love and loss look closely at the shifts and changes in both coastal waters while exploring the resilience and […]

Glasgow’s International Piping Festival is celebrating its 20th edition and a host of events starts today (August 12) through to the 20th. This annual, week-long celebration of bagpipes from across the world embraces Scotland’s heritage and that of piping cultures from around the globe. The Festival has been delivered in-person and online continuously since August […]

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