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  1. Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival begins on Saturday 10 March through until St Patrick’s Day Saturday 17 March. Celtic Music Radio has three pairs of tickets to give away, 1 pair each for the following concerts: Saturday 10 March: Michael McGoldrick & Yuptae at Teach Padraig, Bell Street, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1LE Tuesday 13 March: Cultural Showcase at the City Halls, Candleriggs Thursday 15 March: The Wakes, Comhaltas & Paul McKenna at Teach Padraig, Bell Street, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1LE To win a pair of tickets, simply email: competition@celticmusicradio.net your an
  2. On St Andrew's day, we'll be featuring a "100% Scottish" playlist throughout the day. After Alex's "Full Scottish Breakfast", we've got Sandy Semeonoff's "Planet Waves". It's a repeat of the program recorded earlier this evening, and Sandy says: "I'll be presenting Scottish Music 'through a fish-eye lens'. I won't be taking the High Road so much as some beguiling pathways. I'm gey pleased with my selection - so listen at 7 this evening, 1am or noon tomorrow or anytime at http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?cat=Planet+Waves " Following that, Auntie Liz Clark takes us on "
  3. Our featured CD album for the following week here on Celtic Music Radio is the new offering from Edinburgh based Scots-American singer songwriter David Ferrard called ‘Journeyman’. Hear extracts from the album, and some chat with David at noon and midnight today, also 6pm Monday. Today (saturday) at 2pm we join Bonnie North from Milwaukee Public Radio’s Lake Effect programme from 2pm – 6pm, for exclusive interviews and session from this year’s Milwaukee Irish Fest. The programme will include artists: Outside Track, Moya Brennan, David Kincaid, Fidl, Brendan Hendry Band, Altan, Fiach,
  4. Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session Ciaran’s guest ‘castaways’ on Sunday are Trish Santer and Grace MacDonald of the Linlithgow Folk Festival. The Linlithgow Folk Festival is from 7-11 September in the West Lothian town. There will also be an informal session and a preview of the festival. Ciaran will also be joined by Angel Therapist Diane Etherson, who will be doing a workshop on Sunday 11 September with Kyle Gray, The Scottish Sun‘s Angel Whisperer at St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow. Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 4 September 5.00-7.00pm This Sunday - live on Celtic Music Radio -
  5. Album of the week is the self-titled debut album from The Cujo Family, a folk-rock/bluegrass/soul group from Dublin. Edmund Mckay chats with them and plays some of their music at 12.00 on Saturday, repeated at midnight and at 6pm Monday. At 1pm, we're heading across the water to Dunoon, broadcasting live from 1pm-6pm from the Cowal Highland Gathering, in association with our good friends at Dunoon Community Radio. On Sunday at 3, Singer Andy Lindsay joins Sandy for the "Sunday Roast". At 5, Ciaran’s guest ‘castaway’ is poet Rob A. MacKenzie, author of the book ‘The Opposite of Cabba
  6. Tonight is our final broadcast from the "Piping Live" festival club. It's going to be a lively one! Join Gordon Hotchkiss live from the piping centre from 10pm. The Celtic Music Radio Cd Album of the Week for next week (commencing Saturday 13 August) is "Revenge of the Folksingers" from Concerto Caledonia with Alasdair Roberts, Olivia Chaney, Mairi Campbell and Jim Moray. The album is described as nu-folk in early music clothing: traditional and original songs with old and new tunes from Scotland which was recorded in the Suffolk countryside at Aldeburgh. The Times says: "...a real
  7. Celtic Music Radio's "Album of the Week" this week is a little bit self-indulgent - it's our own fundraising CD "The Story So Far…2008-2011". The CD is due out this coming week, and features 20 tracks from some of our favourite performers. You can find a full track listing at http://www.allcelticmusic.com/music/c80bfad4-ae12-11e0-8bbb-12313d02ceaa/The%20Story%20So%20Far%20%282008-2011%29%20Celtic%20Music%20Radio.html , where you can pre-order the CD. It's also available for download at the same site. The CD features a wide variety of ‘Celtic’ music tracks to broadly reflect the music played
  8. The Celtic Music Radio CD Album of the Week commencing Saturday 23 July is the new CD from North Sea Gas titled ‘Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go’. North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson. Dave Gilfillan says: “I think we have a very good selection of songs for everyone to enjoy. We have rerecorded The Haughs Of Cromdale and Yellow On The Broom due to popular demand together with another 15 songs and altogether that’s 17 tracks swhich is good value! There are no guest artists on ‘Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go’ so only the three band members are playing on it. We did this deli
  9. On Sunday afternnoon at 5pm, Ciaran Dorris' guest will be the acclaimed Celtic harmonica player Donald Black. Discovered playing ‘simply for fun’ in a Glasgow bar in 1993 by highly respected composer/musician Phil Cunningham, Donald has become one of Scotland’s most respected musicians and his albums feature an array of stars. His album ‘Close to Home’ was an acclaimed collaboration with Runrig multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Jones. Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, Sunday 24 July 5.00-7.00pm Advance notice of a couple of "outside broadcasts". On Saturday 30 July, we'll be broadcasting
  10. This weekend - 2 outside broadcasts - come along if you're in the area! Donegal Live! from Merchant Square in the Merchant City. Glasgow will come alive with the sound of Ireland on 1 May when Donegal Live! hits the Merchant City and Celtic Music Radio will be there to broadcast live the event. The one-day extravaganza will bring the Donegal craic and culture to Scotland with the best music and entertainment from this region of Ireland. The free event will see Merchant’s Square in Candleriggs and Bell Street brought to life with the sounds of historic County Donegal and Scotland
  11. Thanks Pat, There's been one change to the above - the "Israel Nash Gripka" Album of the week has been held over to a later date, as the interview was delayed. Instead, we feature the late Jim McKenna's "Humourous Observations". On Monday 25th April from 6.00pm, you can hear our interview with Jim McKenna about his Humourous Observations CD which we are repeating as Album of the Week. Jim McKenna, who died aged 70 on Thursday 10 February, was an extremely talented singer-songwriter from Lanarkshire with a wicked sense of humour, BIG heart and time for anyone. The interview is al
  12. The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week is Thursday Night in the Caley from Blazin’ Fiddles. Listen to Ross in conversation with Anna Massie & Jenna Reid from Blazin’ Fiddles on Saturday 16th April from 12 noon and 12 midnight and again at 6pm on Monday 18th. From remote village halls to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Blazin’ Fiddles has delighted audiences with their highlands and islands tunes and tales. In the past decade no other band has quite captured the excitement, passion and the sensitivity of Scottish music. Thursday Night in the Caley, is their first album f
  13. Tribute to Davy Steele - one of Scotland’s best loved singers and songwriters who died 10 years ago. Davy Steele Day on Monday 11 April Davy Steele is one of Scotland’s best loved singers and songwriters. His interpretations of traditional Scottish songs and his own compositions have become classics, reflecting his sensitivity to the human situation. He was also renowned for his charismatic and ebullient nature. Davy could always be relied upon to ‘get the party started’. Originally from close to Prestonpans near Edinburgh, he remained a proud ‘Panner’ all his days. Davy was well known
  14. Our "Album of the Week" is "Piob Is Fidheall" (Pipes & Fiddle) from Cape Breton brothers Angus & Kenneth Mackenzie. Listen to Angus in conversation with Ross on Monday 4th April, and we'll be playing tracks throughout the week. Hailing from Mabou, Cape Breton Island on Canada’s east coast, Angus & Kenneth were raised in a Gaelic-speaking household and immersed in traditional and Gaelic music from a young age. They learned the pipes and fiddle at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, Nova Scotia, joining the World Champion Gaelic College Pipe Band. Over the years, Kenneth and Angus
  15. Sponsorship by Tourism Ireland, hence the overseas trip. Last year, they took Gordon and Alex across to do a live show from the Guinness brewery in Dublin.
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