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Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year from all of us at Celtic Music Radio.

Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Year is ONE DAY by Glasgow acoustic performer, ROBIN ADAMS. His sixth studio album – recorded in the singer/songwriter’s Southside tenement home – yields quiet observational songs of life and love with a 70s aesthetic throughout. The station’s Album of the Week on March 5, it is delicately low […]

Four hours of outstanding music is lined up for our Album of the Year Show that starts at midday (Monday, December 27.) Presenters Ross Macfadyen, Nikki Lyle, John Joe MacNeil, Colm Keegan and Kate Reid will host this special treat, playing tracks from the albums in the running for the top title. The range of […]

The search for Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Year is under way. A strong list of contenders – all graced the Album of the Week slot over the year – has been compiled and now we are looking for listeners’ votes. The top album will be revealed in a special, four-hour programme that starts […]

Piobaireachd / Pipe Music is the excellent new recording by piper and multi-instrumentalist, Fraser Fifield. It’s an absorbing collection of 11 tracks that was recorded following a deep lockdown re-examination of what he calls “that ancient, slightly mysterious music associated with the Scottish bagpipe.” Piobaireachd / Pipe Music, supported by Creative Scotland’s Sustaining Creative Development […]

‘Nollaig’ is the new Christmas EP recently released by award-winning performers and composers, Marit and Rona – and they will join John Joe MacNeil for a chat about it on Tuesday Tunes today (December 14). It is an intriguing mix of traditional and newly-composed Gaelic traditional Music from Marit Fält (Nordic Mandola), Rona Wilkie (Fiddle/ […]

Scottish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm MacWatt is rightly rated as a unique voice in the vibrant field of British Americana. Latest release, Settler, reflects his lifelong love of American music and culture, while his gracious, song writing and appealing vocals carry echoes of his Highland upbringing when Scottish folk tales and traditional music were a […]

Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Becci Wallace will make a special appearance on this weekend’s (Dec 12) Mix Tape with Kate Reid. She will be chatting about her new (anti) Christmas single, Ghost and the striking, accompanying video. “I’m so pleased Becci is on the show as she is a trail blazer and someone I really admire,” said […]

Janice Burns and Jon Doran will be talking about their shared love of traditional music on Travels With My Auntie Liz this week – Tuesday, December 7 between 8 and 10 pm. The Anglo-Scottish duo, who were among the award winners at The Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2021, will chat about what […]

The strong, shared musical vision of award-winning Scottish band, Old Blind Dogs, shines and sparkles on their latest release, Knucklehead Circus. Created during lockdown, it’s their 14th album ahead of them celebrating thirty energetic years on the road in 2022.Knucklehead Circus reveals their trademark uplifting and energetic styles, based on traditional folk but straying boldly […]


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