Added on Sunday 21 Oct 2012
The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 20 October is from prairie balladeer Scott Cook, an Edmonton-based, world-traveling songwriter with his current CD Moonlit Rambles.
Bill Morris talks to Scott when he recently played Glasgow.
Album of the Week, Saturday at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 22 October at 6.00pm and Catch Up anytime.
Scott Cook is a tirelessly traveling songwriter who brings honesty, humour and years of roads and a deep love of humanity to his songwriting and storytelling. His straight-talking tunes weave together folk, roots, blues, country and soul influences whether stripped down to fingerpicked acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele and foot percussion or backed by his 5-piece band The Long Weekends. He has been making a full-time living at music since 2007, traveling the continent while living out of his van, and is currently touring in support of his third solo album Moonlit Rambles, which Edmonton reviewer Fish Griwkowsky likened to: "a conversational bottle of Jack passed around a dawn fire, everything burning just right."
On the Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session this week will be his 'castaway' Strathaven-based singer-songwriter Growlin' Graham Carter.
An Englishman now based in Lanarkshire, Graham originally hails from Poole, Dorset on the south coast. It is here that he first picked up a guitar at the age of 17 and a harmonica at 18. Initially teaching himself to play from books, he soon became influenced by the works of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and The Dubliners, thus his fascination with the world of folk & roots music began. He plays simple, yet effective acoustic guitar in a variety of styles, often accompanied by a wailing blues harp played in the rack, Dylan style.
His strong voice enables him to produce performances ranging from melodic spirituals and child ballads through to raucous blues and gospel numbers. Graham performs frequently in the folk clubs and festivals around Scotland where he has always been very well received and has quickly established a reputaton as a powerful and entertaining perfomer.
He is currently finalising plans for a debut CD of original songs which should be ready for release in early 2013.
Reely Jigged are described as 'perfect ambassadors for Scotland'. The dynamic, fiddle led trio Reely Jiggered have been wowing their audiences with their fast and furious performances of traditional and contemporary Celtic music since 2008.
Based in Gourock on the Firth of Clyde, Reely Jiggered have played at many prestigious events and venues including Hafton Castle, Dean Castle, Oran Mor, CCA Glasgow, The Tall Ship Glenlee, Largs' Viking Festival, Gourock Highland Games, the Tall Ships Races, Gig on the Green and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Their debut CD album was released last year to critical acclaim with air play on radio and as far afield as Germany, Australia, USA and Mexico.
Their fresh and lively approach to Celtic music is innovative and incorporates many ethnic styles and appeals to large audiences.
Contact the programme at email@example.com or via text on 07588 15 1530
Tuesday 23 October 3.00pm and Thursday 25 October 6.00pm
Martin Hadden presents a preview to the 8th Perthshire Amber - The Dougie MacLean Festival featuring an exclusive interview with Dougie.
Perthshire Amber 2012 launches this Friday 26 October at the Caledonia Hotel at Edradour Distillery near Pitlochry.
The festival like last year is based in the centre of Dunkeld.
Celtic Music Radio is be broadcasting live from various events including from 'Amber Central' in Dunkeld with a full scheduled announced later this week.
The Spree is a brand new national festival from Paisley
Four days of the best music, comedy and arts in a real town setting - that's the very first Spree, a brand new national festival based in Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Much of the action will be in a dazzling SpiegelTent in County Square, Paisley plus fantastic music in the unique setting of Paisley Abbey.
You can enjoy a full day brought to you in association with the Celtic Connections organisatuion, grab a laugh with Craig Hill or The Best of Scottish Comedy and a Kids Comedy Club in association with the Stand Comedy Club and don't forget Roddy Frame, Damien Dempsey, Fidil, Bard, Karen Matheson, Dick Gaughan or Francois and the Atlas Mountains.
It's easy to get to Paisley by public transport using the frequent services by train to Paisley Gilmour Street station; by the many buses from Glasgow and elsewhere or by automobile via the M8 motorway and Glasgow International Airport is only 10 minutes from the Airport Terminal to Paisley County Square.
While you're in Paisley, think about filling your day with more than one show using the great value Spiegelpass.
Danny Kyle, Paisley's famous son who died in July 1998. His memory lives on with The Danny Kyle Open Stage
Every year at Celtic Connections, the cream of new musical talent will perform on Danny Kyle's Open Stage.
Paisley born legend Danny Kyle was a passionate supporter of traditional music and a constant campaigner for its revival in Scotland.
In this spirit, many Scottish artists have launched their careers from the Danny Kyle Stage.
At The Spree, spend a Speigeltent Sunday afternoon in the company of Breabach, Craig Jeffrey and many more stunning artists all introduced by The Danny Kyle Open Stage organiser and Celtic Music Radio presenter Liz Clark who will also be there to record the afternoon performances for future transmission on Celtic Music Radio 1530AM.
It all takes place on Sunday 28 October from 2.00 until 5.00pm in the SpiegelTent, County Square, Paisley next to Gilmour Street railway station.
Ticket prices: £10.00 / £8.00.