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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 […]

Fifteen-year-old singer/songwriter, Mayah Herlihay is a guest on the Nikki At Noon Show this week (Monday, May 16.) Nikki interviewed Mayah at King Tuts in Glasgow, where she was supporting the band, Blue Violet. “I’ve been following and supporting Mayah’s musical journey for a few years and in that time, she has released five singles,” […]

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 […]

On this carefully-crafted debut album, Dorset singer-songwriter Emma Gale has created an Americana record that is both nostalgic and hopeful. There is a deft mix of upbeat tracks and slowed down ballads that carry beautiful storylines in a truthful and observational style that lie at the heart of her approach to writing. Emma first started […]

On today’s show (Monday, May 9) John Joe MacNeil will be chatting with Iagan MacNeil from the Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust and singer, Kim Carnie, whose debut album “And So We Gather” is released this month. Iagan, one of the Trustees, will be talking about the continuing work of Eilidh’s Trust, which was established in […]

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 […]

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