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KIRSTEEN HARVEY We are pleased to announce a new voice will be heard on the Midday Show today (Monday, October 20) for the first time. Kirsteen Harvey, the Glasgow-based singer/songwriter whose music choice is interesting and wide ranging, will be at the mic hosting two hours of sparkling sounds. Our newest presenter will be sharing […]

  Glasgow based Latin/flamenco quartet Solea number fiery guitar duo, David Sim and Gerry Magee, in their ranks. The line-up is completed by Jon Mulrine, renowned bass player and Colin Macgibbon, one of Scotland’s most in demand session drummers/percussionists. Their music pulls on many influences from rock to jazz via Latin and Flamenco and their […]

Hildaland – Orkney-born fiddler Louise Bichan and Indiana mandolinist Ethan Setiawan – offer a perfect meeting of different musical worlds. The duo, who reside in Maine in the USA, are steeped in the fiddle traditions of their respective sides of the Atlantic so old-time Scottish Swedish-inspired music intertwines in their contemporary compositions. With Bichan’s fiddle […]

RAIN OF ANIMALS   There are some musical duos so meant-to-be-together – and world-roving Rain Of Animals are one such pairing. Pepita Emmerichs (of former Aussie chart-toppers Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) grew from their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, old-time, swing, and much, much more. Spanning […]

  Martin Hayes is one of the world’s most celebrated fiddle players and an influential figure in Irish traditional music. On this superb album with the Common Ground Ensemble – dedicated to the memory of his mother, Peggy and his great friend Dennis Cahill – Hayes features traditional Irish music complemented by improvisation, arrangement, jazz, […]

The Scotland-based vocal trio Juniper Three have just released their self-titled debut EP – and they will be joining Bob Leslie on his Transatlantic Conversations show this weekend (Sunday, October 15 at 2 pm) to talk about it. Harmony lies at the heart of Aimee Penman, Laura Hill and Outi Smith’s work with the group writing […]

  Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate 25 years and present their 10th album – XXV – recorded at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Real World Studios. They enjoyed the thrill of recording live, as a band in one room and the result is an album that embodies the freshness and spontaneity of a live performance. XXV draws together the […]

BASHED POTATOES Bluegrass Beats hosts Louise and Alan Mairs have the German five-piece BASHED POTATOES as guests on the show this weekend (Saturday 7th October). The Germany-based band got together in 2015 and their blend of hot solos, tight vocal harmonies and in-the-pocket grooves is gathering attention. They share a love for the acoustic music […]

  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 […]

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