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Live coverage for Celtic Connections 2021.

As the festival goes online this year, so does Celtic Music Radio 95FM. We will be bringing you all the lastest news and interviews  from our presenters home based studios.

Live coverage for Celtic Connections 2021.

As the festival goes online this year, so does Celtic Music Radio 95FM. We will be bringing you all the lastest news and interviews  from our presenters home based studios.

Internationally renowned as Europe’s largest winter music festival, annually welcoming over 2000 artists to take part in over 300 events, Celtic Connections was set to celebrate its 28th incarnation in 2021. However, as with the rest of the world, plans have been turned on their head as the global pandemic continues to take hold.

The Celtic Connections team, along with their funding supporters Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government, have put together a digital-first festival in response to the current situation and the effect this has on the way music fans must now consume live music and entertainment. Their planning has also taken into account the impact the pandemic has had on the livelihoods of musicians, technical crews, venue staff and indeed the whole creative supply chain and they plan to work with as wide a pool of industry specialists as possible to support the sector in any way they can.

Celtic Connections 2021, in its digital format, will present concerts using an online platform every night between Friday 15th January – Tuesday 2nd February 2021. Top quality performances will be available to view online across the 19 days with some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond appearing on screens across the world as part of the festival.


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Celtic Connections Live! crew

John Joe MacNeil is presenter/producer of Tuesday Tunes and Sona le Seonaidh (Happy with John) on Celtic Music Radio. John Joe started his broadcasting career nearly twenty years ago at Inverness Hospital Radio as a presenter volunteer.  When he moved to Aberdeen, he was presenting for Grampian Hospital Radio.  John Joe moved to Barra for […]

Alex is a founder director and Chairperson of Celtic Music Radio. For many years Alex was involved in his local community serving several terms as a Johnstone Community Councillor and was Vice-Chairperson of his local Johnstone Tenants and Residents Association for eight years. Alex’s link with Scottish traditional music goes back to his great uncle, Pipe Major Bill Denholm who wrote the El Alamein. Alex was also involved from the launch of Paisley area local commercial radio station station Q96 when it launched in September 1992 until the station was taken over in 1996. Alex is also a qualified radio amateur (mm0oil) and he has responsibility for the maintenance of transmissions of Celtic Music Radio on 95FM. Alex presents the Morning Mix Monday to Friday 8.00am to 12noon and he is also part of the outside broadcast and live events team.

Ross has been with Celtic Music Radio since 2008.

His own musical tastes are eclectic, ranging from Mozart to Motorhead and all in between.


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