Classically trained in piano and cello from an early age, I hungered for melody and song, finding my voice and picking up other instruments along the way – anything that could sing. Music lives in me and through me. In fact, I believe that we are all the very music of life – breathing, beating- hearted glorious things! To this day, I do not know what is more beautiful – the song itself or the rich afterglow of the following silence.
Tom Russell is rightly known as “The Godfather of Rock”. His broadcasting career began when Richard Park invited him to Radio Clyde (1981 – 2006) where he hosted the long running Friday Night Rock Show. In this time he interviewed many of the greats Ozzy, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Metallica to name a few. Jay Crawford then invited him as first choice […]
Paul is involved with Celtic Music Radio both behind-the-scenes and occasional presenting.
Born in Aberdeen, Cameron is a twenty two year old Scots singer and fiddle player. Cameron started singing and playing the fiddle when in primary school. Growing up in a family surrounded by folk and classical music, Cameron decided to embrace both genres. His love for presenting on stage has led him to explore the world of radio presenting.
I have ben presenting a radio show for a short time, started on Celtic Music Radio one Bank holiday to cover for Alex Jenkins, before that I was looking after technical things to keep the station on air. Since covering for Alex he hasn’t had his show back on a Friday morning at 8am where […]
I came to join Celtic Music Radio by a strange route, “They won me in a Raffle” and I stayed. That in 2010 and since then I have had a great time either on air doing a show or out on live broadcasts, or even just trying to help with fundraising to keep the station […]
Moira enjoys presenting her programme on Celtic Music Radio, playing a mix of singer/songwriters, both Scottish and international from several genres of music along with covers, traditional and requests from her regular listeners.
Kate was an All-Scotland Accordion Champion at the age of 14. She has been immersed in the Tradition since before she was born, both her mother and her mother’s mother played the piano with considerable skill and both loved to sing. Her grandfather on her father’s side was a fantastic fiddle player. She has music […]
Bob has been presenting the Transatlantic Conversations show on Sundays from 2 pm - 4 pm since October 2017. He is also a practising musician, singer, and songwriter.
Gordon first developed an interest in folk music during the folk revival of the 1960s and 1970s. From then, he became involved with the music scene, meeting enthusiasts and performers and developed a deep understanding of his national heritage of music and song. He plays the Concertina and for many years was a member of The Whistlebinkies then the Auld Howff Band and also performed in a few duos and as a solo artist touring throughout the UK , Canada, France, Germany and Russia with appearances on television and radio. During that time he was the Traditional Music & Song Association – TMSA -champion on five occasions and first in the Ceoltas All Britain Fleadh Ceol competition on Concertina. He is also known to give a song or two. He has also been a director of the Falkirk Folk Festival, The Glasgow Tryst Folk Festival and Glasgow International Folk Festival. In 1984 he began broadcasting for a number of years with ‘Hotchpotch’ on local commercial radio station Radio Clyde ‘261’ in Glasgow featuring traditional folk music. During that period he gained both a UK National Sony award and a Scottish TRICS commendation for best radio specialist music programme – the Oscars of British and Scottish radio broadcasting. He is also a noted photographer. Since around 1990 he has collected an archive of over 100,000 images of musicians including a continuous coverage of the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow since its beginning in 1994. His photographs were exhibited in a major exhibition of his work during Celtic Connections in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in 2005. His work has been used by magazines such as Metal Hammer, FRoots and Living Tradition and featured on publicity and CDs by many organisations, record companies and artists including Dougie MacLean, Phil Cunningham, Brian McNeill, Arthur Johnstone, Mick West, Adam MacNaughton, Allan Taylor, Ken Campbell Ideal Band, Archie McAllister and Ross Kennedy, Back o’ The Moon, Wendy Weatherby, Lori Watson, the TMSA and Lismore, KRL and Skipinnish records. A selection of Gordon’s photographic work can be viewed on his website. Broadcasting with Celtic Music Radio from its first day as a trial showcase at Celtic Connections in 2006, Gordon now presents Hotchkiss Hotchpotch featuring mainly Scottish and Irish artists and music on Wednesday at 7.00-10.00pm and also repeated at 1.00am and 12 noon on Thursday. Gordon also presents Homeward Bound programme showcasing a wide range of music on Fridays at 3.00-6.00pm. Another passion is his support of ‘The Bairns’ – Falkirk Football Club. A love affair full of disappointment and a source of mirth at the radio station.