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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 […]

We are pleased to report that our award-winning presenter, Mike Ritchie is the first from the UK to become a contributing reporter to a speciality music chart in the USA. Mike, who’s been presenting his MIKE RITCHIE ON SUNDAY SHOW since September 2014, has been invited to start submitting his weekly playlist to the Alt.Country […]

Renowned folk singer, songwriter, scriptwriter and motivational speaker Watt Nicol is Moira Kerr’s guest on her Saturday show that starts at 10 a.m. Watt, now in his 80s, is still performing and giving ukulele lessons. A major part of the Sixties Scottish Folk Revival Watt is first to admit he was much more of a […]

The world’s biggest ceilidh will take place in The Ovo Hydro in Glasgow later this year. And the man behind Hoolie in the Hydro, broadcaster and musician Gary Innes, will be a guest on THE BOTHY SOCIETY show this weekend (Saturday, April 9) Marking the first time an arena has been hired by an individual […]

John Joe MacNeil Live today (Monday, April 4) welcomes two Scottish musicians pleased to be emerging from the restrictions of the past two years. Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter and pianist Beth Malcolm has been singing in sessions and providing backing vocals on other artists’ recordings but is looking forward to touring and recording her debut album. James […]

Rated as one of THE guitar players of his generation, Glasgow-based Paul Tasker has released his second instrumental album, Tierra Quemada. He wrote and performed all nine tracks here with an assured spirit, a delicate approach plus lots of natural style. The album – its title translates as ‘scorched earth’ in English – is a […]

John Joe MacNeil Live today (Monday, March 28) welcomes internationally renowned harp player, Rachel Hair plus Louden Mackay and Arthur Brook from upcoming Scottish folk/trad band Càrnan. Rachel Hair will be chatting about the 41st Edinburgh International Harp Festival, which runs from April 8 – 12 after a two-year gap. It is the first Hybrid […]

New Moon is the stirring new album from traditional powerhouse, seven-piece band Hò-rò, featuring delicate ballads and upbeat foot-stomping tunes. With a largely newline-up, this is their third album and the emotional dial has certainly been turned up on their material. Traditional music is at the heart of the group’s high octane and heartfelt sound, […]

John Joe MacNeil Live today (Monday, March 21) features two guests who demonstrate the wealth of musical talent in Scotland at present. Singer-songwriter, Ainsley Hamill released ‘Not Just Ship Land’ her tribute album inspired by the surroundings and unsung heroes of Govan in Glasgow last April to great critical acclaim. It was named as The […]

Folktronica band Yoko Pwno were all over the place – but in a hugely positive way – recording their soon-to-be-released, second album, Part Machine. Its members, including two new ones, had to record the tracks for this vibrant collection remotely over two years in separate locations from Edinburgh to the Orkneys via the small Norwegian […]

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