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Wednesday 10pm. Paul is on holiday, but you can hear Paul and and Iona "The Doghouse Roses" recorded live at the Bon Accord a few weeks ago.

On Hogmanay (Wednesday) at 8pm, you can hear the Matt McGinn Tribute Concert - honest Glasgow humour, plus the best of heart rending wonderful music equals the life of well loved Glasgow genius. This tribute features ‘big’ Jim McKenna and was recorded at the East Kilbride Arts Centre in 2009.

That's followed at 10pm by The Hogmanay Party with Gordon Hotchkiss and Liz Clark plus guests ‘live’ from studio 1. Email ‘Happy New Year’ messages to: studio@celticmusicradio.net or call 0141 548 4041 or text a message on: 07588 15 1530.

and don't forget we've currently got a competition where you can win a selection of our recent "albums of the week". Details on http://www.celticmusicradio.net/

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Lots of things happening over the next few weeks, of course, with our Celtic Connections coverage. I'll be detailing that in a separate post. Our full schedules are now on http://www.celticmusicradio.net/ . In summary, we'll be live from the concert hall from 11.00-7.00 each day, with Mark Sheridan's festival roundup, Iain Anderson In Conversation, Gordon Hotchkiss in the afternoon, and the Danny Kyle Open Stage from 5-7. In the evenings we'll be at the Universal for "Songs of Scotland" and the CCA for "Ceol's Craic"

But there's also plenty of other things happening, including some new regular programmes.

Today (Sat 9 Jan)

2pm: Anne Gomez from East Kilbride Folk Club joins Ross in the studio. the EK Folk Club meet every Monday evening at 7.30pm in the East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride G74 4DU.

After that, at 3pm, we preview this week's "Album of the Week" - Fraser Fifield's Stereocanta. Fergus Muirhead talks to Fraser about the album and his career.

Sunday at 2pm: Stewart Fenwick Celtic Country Show – This week Stewart talks to Duncan McLean, writer and performer of ‘Long Gone Lonesome’ a musical celebration of the life of Thomas Fraser, a fisherman and crofter from the remote island of Burra, Shetland and one of Scotland’s least known but most fascinating musical heroes. Long Gone Lonesome will be performed during Celtic Connections at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow on 21 and 22 January 2010.

5pm: The Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session – Ciaran’s castaway will be Auntie Liz Clark, who runs the Danny Kyle Open Stage at the Celtic Connections Festival, so we will be looking forward to some of the highlights of the event.

7pm: Mary K. Burke Show – with special guest Alan Frew who was born in Dreghorn, Ayrshire and now lives in Troon on the Ayrshire coast working as a guitar tutor, singer songwriter and performer guitarist. Alan Frew enjoyed success between 2003-2006 with Scottish bands The Kytes and Southbeach performing on television and radio and playing support to a various number of acts including Texas, Paolo Nutini, and Lucie Silvas. Alan’s debut CD album 'Go Easy' was produced by Clark Sorley in Kilmarnock.

At 10pm on Sunday, we have a new feature - Ease into Monday with Moira Kerr – the ideal way to end the weekend with a gentle mix of music.

During the Celtic Connections period, we'll be running an "early shift". From 6am-8am every weekday, Ross Macfadyen gets the day underway with "Celtic Dawn".

Monday at 7: Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead - Emma Buchan and Craig Muirhead (no relation!) two of the leading lights of the National Youth Pipe Band will be talking to Fergus about their concert on Friday 15 January with Carlos Nu?ez at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections 2010.

Tuesday at 7pm: Planet Waves with Sandy Semeonoff. Sandy's guest this week is John Mulhearn. He's the piper and producer behind the Big Music Society, who are appearing at the Classic Grand on Saturday January 23rd as part of Celtic Connections. John reinterprets bagpipe tunes using pipes, electronics, vocals, "found sounds" and an eclectic range of folk and classical instruments. His versions can be dramatic and surprising but they're made with great respect and musicality.

He'll be talking about his CD the Extraordinary Little Cough and about creating a live version of his music, as well as choosing a couple of favourite tracks by other people.

More info at http://www.myspace.com/thelittlecough

Thursday sees the CC launch - we'll be at the concert hall from 4-7.

At 7pm on Thursday, we will be broadcasting a concert by "Rallion" , recorded live at Pivo Pivo – Rallion is a four piece contemporary folk group based in Glasgow. They launched their new CD album ‘One for Sorrow’ at the Pivo Pivo, Waterloo Street, Glasgow city centre on 24 November 2009 and Celtic Music Radio was there to record the night. Presented and produced by Ross Macfadyen. "...a dazzling display of musicality" - Lori Gordon; "...their pleasure in the music shines through in their performance"

- Pat Byrne, glasgowwestend.co.uk

That's followed at 9pm by Ivan Drever in conversation with P?l Lomeland on K:ROX A Radio Ung Production, Norway. The Ivan Drever Band plays at Paisley Town Hall on Tuesday 30 March at 7.30pm. Tickets from Paisley Town Hall on 0141 887 1010.

And finally, a new programme for late Friday nights - at 10pm, Sammy Horner presents his Celtic Rock Show.

1530kHz around Glasgow, and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net/

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Folk singer Kate McGarrigle dies.

Canadian folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle has died of cancer at the age of 63.

The mother of singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright, McGarrigle died at her home in Montreal on Monday, her brother-in-law Dane Lanken said.

He said McGarrigle had been battling cancer since the summer of 2006.

Kate and sister Anna were known as the McGarrigle Sisters, who got their break in the 1970s when their songs were covered by the likes of Linda Ronstadt.

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Folk singer Kate McGarrigle dies.

Canadian folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle has died of cancer at the age of 63.

The mother of singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright, McGarrigle died at her home in Montreal on Monday, her brother-in-law Dane Lanken said.

He said McGarrigle had been battling cancer since the summer of 2006.

Kate and sister Anna were known as the McGarrigle Sisters, who got their break in the 1970s when their songs were covered by the likes of Linda Ronstadt.

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Her son Rufus wrote this on his myspace:

http://www.rufuswainwright.com/news/default.aspx?nid=24300

"When inevitably I read today in the papers that my mother lost her battle with cancer last night, I am filled with an immense desire to add that this battle, though lost, was tremendously fruitful during these last three and a half years of her life. She witnessed her daughter's marriage, the creation of my first opera, the birth of her first grandchild Arcangelo, and gave the greatest performance of her life to a packed crowd at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Not to mention traveling to some of the world's most incredible places with both my sister, her husband Brad, my boyfriend Jorn and myself. Yes, it was all too brief, but as I was saying to her sister Anna last night while sitting by her body after the struggle had ceased, there is never enough time and she, my amazing mother with whom everyone fell in love, went out there and bloody did it. I will miss you mother, my sweet and valiant explorer, lebwohl and adio. X"

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In 2008, Kate established the Kate McGarrigle Fund in association with McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital through the MUHC Foundation, the Cedars Cancer Institute, and Cancer Research UK in order to raise money and awareness for the fight against this rare type of cancer. If you would like to make a donation in honour of Kate, please follow this link below and donate online or call the MUHC Foundation directly at +1-514-931-5656.

Kate McGarrigle Fund donation website:

http://www.muhcfoundation.com/kate

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This week on Celtic Music Radio:

Sat 13 March: Alex Jenkins looks after the "Saturday Sequence".

At 3pm, our "Album of the Week" feature is Leaving Mingulay by Maggie MacInnes

Maggie MacInnes sings and plays the clarsach. She was born in Glasgow and now lives in Ayrshire. She comes from a long line of Gaelic singers from the small island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and learns most of her songs from her mother the highly acclaimed traditional singer, Flora MacNeil M.B.E.

Maggie has performed in various groups over the years such as Ossian, Fuaim, Eclipse First and The Maggie MacInnes Band and she has travelled widely with her music touring in many parts of Europe, U.S.A. and Canada. She also appears frequently on Radio and Television both at home and abroad.

Released July, 2009. The music on this, Maggie's fifth solo CD, tells the story of the beautiful island of Mingulay with which Maggie has very strong family connections. Mingulay lies about 12 miles south of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and was last inhabited in 1912. Maggie put together most of this music for a BBC documentary about the island produced by MNE Media. The material includes original songs which were part of the islands rich Oral Tradition and new music composed by Maggie. Maggie's Great Grandparents were from Mingulay and she has always had a fascination for the place. The struggle of the people to survive on such a remote windswept island in a fast changing world supported only by their strong sense of community and their faith is a powerful and moving story.

You can also hear this programme at 6pm on Monday.

At 4pm, we play highlights from our regular "Paisley sessions", recorded on Mon 1st March.

Our next FREE Paisley Session is on Monday 15 March featuring Ramon Ruiz, Catriona Evans and Glasgow based New Zealander Eryn Strachan.

Join us in the Haunt Bar, Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley from 8.00pm.

Sunday at 5pm, it's the Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session – the ‘castaway’ on ‘Dorris Island’ this week will be Jane Murray from Jinsen Health, Bearsden, Glasgow.

Jinsen Health is a traditional Chinese therapy centre dedicated to bringing the art and science of ancient Chinese therapies, including acupuncture and massage, to the West with high quality complementary health care in a serene, natural environment.

A free treatment session will be up for grabs in the competition Email Ciaran at: studio@celticmusicradio.net or text the studio on: 07588 15 1530.

At 9pm on Sunday, after Mary K Burke, we havea new series from Eddie Beggan – focusing on singer/songwriters from around Scotland and further afield and also new upcoming bands. Keeping an ear to the underground scene around Glasgow as well as listening and talking about the greats in music. Eddie will also be looking at what’s going on in and around Glasgow with regards to culture and the arts.

At 7pm on Monday - Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead and guest, listener Alan Burke who is an avid fan of traditional music and will be bringing in some of his favourite tunes and songs to talk about.

And then on Wednesday - St Patrick's Day broadcast - LIVE FROM DUBLIN!

On St Patrick's Day, Wednesday 17 March, we're going to be broadcasting live from Dublin!

The event starts at 3pm - Alex Jenkins and Gordon Hotchkiss will be presenting a show live from the Guinness Storehouse.

There will be a host of live music entertainment, food and a the unique Guinness experience to enjoy.

Rattle and Hum will take centre stage on the day and perform some of Ireland's favourite U2 tunes.

Irish born guitarist Jimmy Smyth, who has recorded with top artists such as Van Morrison, Rob Strong and Bonnie Tyler, will also perform, as will Irish groups Sliotar and The Gravel Walk.

Back to the studio at 6pm for an hour, while our team make a quick dash across town. They're back live again at 7: Hotchkiss Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss live from Dublin.Gordon is live from The Lansdowne Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin for an Irish Party Night.

The Irish House Party is organised and hosted by local musicians, dancers and actors who create this famous Irish custom in its original intimate and homely setting.

Our thanks to our friends at Tourism Ireland who made this visit possible. http://www.discoverireland.com

1530kHz around Glasgow and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net

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On now, also 6pm Monday: CD Album of the Week is Blackwater from Roya MacLean & Friends Ross chats with Roya.

4-6pm: Paisley Arts Centre Sessions - Ross will feature some great singer songwriter music as well as some stuff from our Paisley Sessions from Monday, including a couple of songs from Catriona Evans and Eryn Strachan.

On Sunday 21st, we have a special lunchtime show. including a recording of a concert during Celtic Connections 2010 around 1.00pm featuring Galician outfit Marful who draw on cafe jazz and dance-hall music from the 1930s-50s as well as their native Celtic traditions, creating a vibrant Latin-tinged sound fronted by charismatic vocalist Ugia Pedreira. Marful performed at the Old Fruitmarket on Wednesday 20 January.

At 2pm, Stewart Fenwick has a call into the Woody Pines prior to that start of their Scottish tour which takes in Neilston on 28 March and Kilbarchan Old Library on 30 March. http://www.woodypines.com

5pm: Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session – Mick West, one of Scotland's finest interpreters of traditional song and the organiser of the Partick Folk Club is Ciaran ‘castaway’ guest this week. Together with his band, they have been described as a must for any fan of Scottish song. Recently, the US folk magazine Dirty Linen asked "Why is this man not a household name?"

Email Ciaran at: studio@celticmusicradio.net

Monday at 7pm: Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead, featuring Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout. “Her exceptional control when bowing, her ornamentation and her marvellously rich double-stopped drones produce an authentically moving, almost keening, sound.” - The Scotsman http://www.bonnierideout.com

At 7pm on Tuesday, Planet Waves - Sandy Semeonoff plays mainly acoustic sounds from around the world. This week Sandy presents an edition of Planet Waves compiled by his dad, Boris. There is music from Scotland, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, America and elsewhere.

Boris Semeonoff was a well-known record collector and ‘gramophone recitalist’ and would have been 100 years old on 20th March.

Playlists at: http://www.myspace.com/sandysemeonoff

At 8pm on Thursday, John’s Week with John Collings - this week John will be playing music and songs about emigration and the movement of people over the world. He will have music from some of the Celtic nations spread over the globe.

1530kHz around Glasgow and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net/

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Was anyone taken in by our "April fool" broadcast on Thursday, when for the morning we rebranded as "Country Music Radio". (Strapline: "Y'all'd be a fool not to tune in..")

Today (Saturday 3 April) at 3pm: 2pm: Paisley Sessions recorded at Paisley Art Centre on Monday evening featuring Luckenbooth and Craig Hughes.

3pm: The Album of the Week this week is from Mick Mulvey and his new CD ‘Bridge the Gap’.

At 4pm, we head live to Perth Concert Hall. Ross Macfadyen is setting the scene for the live broadcast from the Fair City of Perth of The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland concert presentation titled "The Dragon's Lair".

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland is a non-competing cutting edge performance pipe band for 10-25 year olds in Scotland. Launched in 2002, the National Youth Pipe Band is the first and only organisation of its kind to bring together Scotland's most talented young musicians at a national level.

The concert titled "The Dragon's Lair" will showcase some of the exciting new musical material that the band has been working on over the summer and winter. It will also feature solos from some of Scotland's finest up and coming superstars. This is a must show for all fans of Celtic music. Concert starts at 7.30pm and is introduced by Fergus Muirhead on the stage of Perth Concert Hall.

Sunday at 5pm, Danny Matheson sits in for Ciaran.

On Bank Holiday Monday, we have a concert recorded live at Celtic Connections 2010 at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow on 20 January 2010 featuring Pennou Skoulm, King Chiaullee and Marful. Marful, are a Galician group focusing on music from the 30’s and 40’s. King Chiaullee Manx Gaelic for ‘Music Heads’ is a young band to watch. Their style ranges from straight traditional ‘Celtic’ to a more Pan-European feel. They rounded out their usual five-man line-up with a few of their very talented friends, such as harpist Rachel Hair, guitarist Malcolm Stitt of Deaf Shepherd, accordionist Jamie Smith from Mabon, and Manx singer Gregory Joughin of the Mollag Band.

Tuesday at 7: Planet Waves - Sandy Semeonoff plays mainly acoustic sounds from around the world. This week Sandy presents an all-African programme, including music from the 78 era and the 21st century. Playlists at: http://www.myspace.com/sandysemeonoff

That's followed at 8 by Travels with My Auntie Liz – Liz Clark with guest Laurina Strachan previewing the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and the Clarsach Society’s 2009 Young Composer’s Competition. The 29th Edinburgh International Harp Festival is on from Friday 9 April to Wednesday 14 April at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh.

http://www.harpfestival.co.uk

Thursday at 8: John’s Week with John Collings – John has been away for a weekend camping trip to Poolewe and will be talking about the places he visited and playing music from the area as well as talking about the past Easter weekend in general.

1530kHz around Glasgow and online at http://www.celticmusicradio.net

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A little late in getting this week's schedules posted....

This week our featured CD Album of the Week is the newly release CD from Rua MacMillan called Tyro. Rua is in conversation with Ross Macfadyen. Rua is The Young Traditional Musician Of The Year winner in 2009 has his prize for winning, a CD with a mix of Highland fiddler Ruairidh’s own compositions plus contemporary and traditional material. Rua's guests on this album are Tia Files (guitars, bass), Adam Brown (bodhran), Alasdair MacLeod (drums) and Brian McNeill (concertina, bouzouki). Originally from Nairn near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, Rua graduated with a B.A. Hons (Scottish Music) from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

You can hear tracks from the album throughout the week, and the interview with Rua on Monday at 6pm.

We also have a new regular Saturday feature - you've missed this broadcast, but can hear it again at 1am on sunday morning. Yvonne Lyon on Song - Yvonne hosts a brand new series exploring the power and emotion of the song, bringing you the very best of song-writing from around the UK and beyond.

After 3.00pm (2am) Yvonne has a telephone chat with Fiona Lander and Paul Mason collectively known as 'Landermason' who have been writing, recording and performing together since 2000. Multi instrumentalist Fiona (vocals, piano, whistles, saxes, clarinet and recorder) and Paul (guitars and vocals) have developed a unique sound which displays their undoubted talents. Yvonne will also talk about the recent BAAfest - Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival – held in Bellingham, Northumberland which Paul organised.

Email: yvonne.lyon@celticmusicradio.net

The "Festivals 2010" series continues at 3pm on Sunday.Liz Clark is on her travels all over Scotland attending all the Spring and Summer music festivals and each week she brings to Celtic Music Radio a selection of ‘live’ recordings at these wonderful events. This new season continues with more live sessions from the recent 32nd Glenfarg Folk Festival during the weekend of 8-10 April 2010. This week features Janet Russell and Michael Marra.

At 5pm on Sunday, Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session - The Sunday Session guest this week will Alistair Ogilvie. Plus Crawford Smith from The Ballachullish Hellhounds will call in for a chat about the folk, blues and beyond the 'fringe' of the forthcoming Glasgow West End festival.

Thanks, Bruce.

San Fran and the Siscos (also performing at Folk, Blues and Beyond - acoustic music festival 14th June at Rio's Cafe) will be on the Mary Kathleen Burke show tonight between 7 - 9 p.m.

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Highlights this week: a live concert by Maggie MacInnes and Emily Smith, a new programme from the other side of the world, and a live performance by Maddy Prior.

Album of the Week. This week our featured CD Album of the Week is "Soma" from John McSherry. You can hear him in conversation with Ross Macfadyen at 12.00 today and 6pm Monday.

John McSherry is from West Belfast and is hailed as one of the finest exponents of the art of Uilleann piping in the world today.

Saturday 14:00 Yvonne Lyon on Song - Yvonne hosts a series exploring the power and emotion

of the song, bringing you the very best of song-writing from around the UK and beyond.

After 3.00pm Yvonne has "Fair Witness", a duo from Edinburgh in for a chat and a session.

16:00 New! The Antipodean Sessions with Eryn Strachan. Expat Kiwi Eryn will be keeping you up to date with what?s happening on the folk roots scene in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, casting a light on emerging talent, and exploring the journey of music across the hemispheres.

For those of you living below the Equator, you can catch a replay of the Antipodean Sessions at 3am Sunday morning local Glasgow time online at http://www.celticmusicradio.net

Eryn's feature CD this week is the stunning "Homeland" by award winning New Zealand Celtic band "Rua", a wonderful fusion of traditional pipes by Scottish Kiwi, Jimmy Young, the "trans-pacific" vocal prowess of Denny Stanway, and James Wilkinson's unique fretless bass style, all brought together with the strings of Jon Hooker and Matthew Lawrence's expressive percussion.

And don't forget, if you're a musician with an Antipodean connection, Eryn wants to hear from you! Email: eryn.strachan@celticmusicradio.net

At 10pm tonight, our "Music Live!" features this week: Maggie MacInnes and Emily Smith recorded on

8 May at Dunoon Burgh Hall. This is an extraordinary evening of Scots and Gaelic Song with award-winning singers Emily Smith and Maggie MacInnes, presented by the Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop.

On Sunday from 3pm until 5pm, we have the "Festivals 2010 Sessions" Liz Clark is on her travels all over Scotland attending all the Spring and Summer music festivals and each week she brings to Celtic Music Radio a selection of "live" recordings at these wonderful events. This season continues with live sessions from the recent Moniaive Folk Festival near Dumfries. The first hour features Choonz who are a Bristol/Germany based band playing mainly Irish and Breton music with a few tunes from further afield. The second hour features the superb Maddy Prior with Nick Hennessey.

At 5pm, Ciaran Dorris' guest is singer and Celtic Music Radio blues presenter Bill Adair,

At 7 on Tuesday, Sandy Semeonoff plays mainly acoustic sounds from around the world including some music for Accordion Awareness Month and some foxy tunes. Playlists at: http://www.myspace.com/sandysemeonoff

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We're going to be broadcasting live from the All Britain Fleadh at Jordanhill campus from 2-6 on Saturday, and also from 2-5 on Sunday. If you're in the area, come over and say hello - we'll be based in the main foyer. Gordon Hotchkiss will be hosting the show.

http://www.allbritainfleadh.com/

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We're curently broadcasting live from the All-Britain Fleadh, which is being held this weekend at Jordanhill. We're on-air from 2-6 today and 2-5 on Sunday; you can hear it again overnight at 1am.

This week’s featured CD is the new album from Skerryvore called ‘Skerryvore’ which is released on Monday 4 July, We played some exclusive tracks and had an interview with the band earlier today, and you can hear that again at 6 on Monday. From Monday 28 June you’ll be able to win tickets to the launch concert and copies of the album.

Overnight tonight, you can also hear "Yvonne Lyon on Song" - in the second hour of the show, Yvonne talks to Edinburgh singer-songwriter Andi Neate about her current projects

On Sunday at 5, after the live "Fleadh" broadcast, Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session - the guest this week will be Ciaran’s childhood and lifelong friend Martin Campbell, who is now an aid worker in Afghanistan.

On Monday at 8pm, we have "Morris’ Mash" with Bill Morris – tonight Bill has a special guest, Argyll singer songwriter Clair Tierney will be talking about her debut album 'Of The Deepest Dye' to be released on 1 July. Plus the usual blend of singer-songwriters, Americana and choice music.

That's followed at 10 by "Late Night with Danny Matheson" and his Celtic Ceilidh. Tonight, dropping to see Danny is Fiona Cuthill who was classically trained in violin by Bill Baxter, who played in the renowned Hallé Orchestra. After leaving school, she studied more traditional styles of playing and spent the next ten years playing in ceilidh bands and at sessions all over the country. Fiona has been a member of several traditional/folk bands in her career so far. Fiona is in demand as a session musician and has appeared on many CDs and she is a tutor at the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop.

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We've just launched our new website - have a look - http://www.celticmusicradio.net

Advance notice of our next "outside broadcast" - Alex will be hitching up the Celtic Music Radio caravan in a couple of week's time - we'll be broadcasting live from the Lomond Folk Festival.

The Celtic Music Radio OB caravan will be back at Moss o’ Balloch Park, Balloch, Loch Lomond on Saturday 31 July from 1.00pm. There will be interviews with some of the artists taking part over the weekend and live sessions. Join Liz Clark, Alex Jenkins and Ross Macfayen at ’Scotland’s friendliest family festival’ with 30 bands at venues throughout Balloch with sessions, workshops, street entertainers, open stage, acoustic stage, children’s events and festival club.


Our "Album of the Week" is Saltfishforty’s ‘Netherbow’. Saltfishforty are Douglas Montgomery on fiddle / viola and Brian Cromarty on guitar, mandola and vocals. They are a powerful and dynamic duo from Orkney who blend the traditional music of their native islands with contemporary songs – many of which are original band compositions. After a recording break of five years, Saltfishforty are now set to release their third album, ‘Netherbow’, recorded over two weeks at Stormsound Studios in Kirkwall, Orkney.

You can hear some tracks from the album and an interview at noon on Saturday, and 6pm Monday. You can also hear a live set on Saturday night at 10pm, when we'll be broadcasting Spiers & Boden and Saltfishforty recorded live at Oran Mor, Glasgow on Monday 5 July.

At 4 on Saturday, Eryn Strachan’s feature CD this week is ‘Look Where I’ve Ended Up Now’ by utterly fabulous Irish musician, bard and modern day philosopher Colum Sands. And don’t forget, if you’re a musician with an ‘antipodean’ connection, Eryn wants to hear from you! Send your CD into Celtic Music Radio ASAP along with some info about yourself and where folk can see and hear you, and you could be the next feature CD on the Antipodean Session!


Sunday at 5pm: Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session

The Sunday Session this week will be with Nell Hannah. Nell took up singing when she was 69 and has appeared on Jean Redpath’s Master Class series on BBC television, recorded several CDs, won many prizes for singing and storytelling and in 1999 was asked by Perth and Kinross Council to switch on the Perth Christmas lights. Nell recently celebrated her 90th birthday and remains very much ‘young at heart’!


At 7, Danny Matheson sits in for Mary K Burke - and has a special competition for people who are more interested in music than the world cup final!

On Wednesday evening, Liz Clark reports from the Stonehaven festival.

1530kHz around Glasgow and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net/

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Just copying Bruce's blurb from elsewhere:

Now broadcasting live from the Lomond folk festival at Balloch park. We're on air until 6; if you're in the area, go along and meet the team, and take your instruments! Liz Clark, Alex Jenkins and Bill Morris are your hosts.

Our "album of the week" is "An English Tale" from Catherine Howe and Vo Fletcher. Ross Macfadyen is in conversation with Catherine on Monday at 6pm.

On Sunday at 5, Ciaran’s Sunday Session guest is Bruce Davies, an award winning singer-songwriter from Glenrothes, Fife. The Edinburgh Evening News described his playing as “….crisp acoustic guitar playing that perfectly complements his wonderful voice…each song had the hallmark of ‘classic’ clearly stamped upon it…”

At 7, Mary K. Burke with her music, guests and chat on where she has been playing the past week. Special guest this week is top class accordion player William Patterson who has toured the world professionally for 10 years playing to Irish Dancers at many prestigous events. His current CD album is called The Reel Stuff Mary K and William have teamed up together and plan to do weddings, ceildhs and concerts as a duo and also have other band members lined up for bigger events.

Monday at 8: 20:00 – Morris’ Mash

Bill Morris with a blend of singer-songwriters, Americana and choice music. This week Bill talks to Diana Jones who played at the Glasgow CCA last week.

We now have 2 hours of Gaelic on a Thursday evening:

18:00 – Ùpraid

Plenty of Gaelic commotion. Produced at ‘Siar FM’ formerly Barra & Vatersay Community Radio.

19:00 - Sona le Seonaidh (Happy with John)

Join John Joe MacNeil each week with his new programme Sona le Seonaidh with a great mix of Celtic music, Gaidhlig chat and the occasional guest from far and wide.

Some more info at:

http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/music/celticmusicradio.php

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Unfortunately, we are still off-air. Our transmitter repairs are not yet complete - we are waiting for some components which were apparently posted first-class on Tuesday, but have still not arrived. Hopefully we'll be back on soon.

In the meantime, we're providing an internet-only service - it is heartening to note that our online listener numbers have increased noticeably during this period. The support we have received from our listener community has also been very heartening - we have had several donations to our "transmitter appeal" - if you can spare a few pounds, see http://www.celticmusicradio.net/'>http://www.celticmusicradio.net/ for more details.

Anyway - back to the programming. This weeks "Album of the week" is from Canadian-Irish band The Irish Rovers with their new CD album "Gracehill Fair". Ross Macfadyen talks to band member George Millar at 12.00 today, repeated midnight and also 6pm on Monday. More info on http://www.celticmusicradio.net/'>http://www.celticmusicradio.net/irish-rovers-gracehill-fair/

This afternoon from 1pm, we're broadcasting live from the Cowal Highland Gathering, Dunoon.

The Celtic Music Radio team join our friends at Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM live from the Cowal Highland Gathering, Dunoon Stadium, Dunoon, Argyll. Both station’s presenters and production team are planning to broadcast a string of features and interviews with competitors who are travelling from all over Scotland and the world to compete. Listen-in as the action as it unfolds - and if you're in the area, go along, say hello, and take your instruments! Look out for the banners - we're somewhere near the changing room block in the stadium.

On Sunday at 5 – Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session

Ciaran’s ‘Castaway’ guest this week is young clarsach player, fiddler and singer Carissa Bovill who lives in the southside of Glasgow.

At 7, Mary K. Burke is back from her trip to the Fleadh Cheoil 2010 in Cavan, County Cavan, Ireland. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the Festival of Music in Ireland and Mary will have plenty to report on.

On Tuesday, Sandy Semeonoff's "Planet Waves" focusses on music with bells and about bells, including tracks from Estonia, Greece, Pakistan, South Africa & Tennessee.

At 8pm, Liz is back from her trip to Tonder.

One other change this week- or regular Thursday evening show "Sona le Seonaidh (Happy with John)" at 7pm now comes live from our studios in Glasgow.

Join John Joe MacNeil live in studio 1 here in Glasgow with his new programme Sona le Seonaidh Happy with John with a great mix of Celtic music, Gaidhlig chat and the occasional guest from far and wide.

Tune in on http://www.celticmusicradio.net and (hopefully soon!) on 1530kHz

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This week - Classical Music, Colum Sands, Maggie MacInnes, Ian Davison and more...

We're still having trouble down at the transmitter site at Shieldhall - the troublesome components have now been boxed up and shipped off to our specialists on the south coast. In the interim, we'll be installing a lower power transmitter to get us back on air. So at the moment, the focus is on our internet streams.

The "Album of the week" this week is The Seedboat (Bàta an t-Sìl) by Maggie MacInnes and Colum Sands.

“The Seedboat sails from Barra shore, young Donald’s gone to Newry. And though he swears a swift return, til then she’ll miss him dearly.” Lines taken from a beautiful bitter-sweet Scottish Gaelic love song.This song has inspired these two musicians, both extremely highly regarded exponents of their respective traditions, to recall an historic voyage between their homelands with a bi-lingual treasure trove of song and story, old and new, in celebration of the musical bridges between Ireland and Scotland.

“The Seedboat is a totally captivating experience of tunes, songs, stories and rememberings crafted together seamlessly by two master musicians, singer/songwriter and traveller Colum Sands and Gaelic singer and harpist Maggie MacInnes.

You can hear tracks from the album throughout the week, and a full hour feature at 12.00 today, midnight tonight and 6pm Monday..

At 2pm this afternoon: 14:00 – Yvonne Lyon on Song

Yvonne with her focus on the art of the songwriter. This week Yvonne has as a guest Glasgow singer-songwriter Jim Byrne with a live session. Jim will be launching his new CD, ‘Every day is Sunshine’ on the 8 October 2010 in Bacchus, Glassford Street, Glasgow where there will be music, song, laughter and convivial chat starts from 8pm.

At 12 tomorrow (Sunday): 12:00 - Stewart Fenwick Country Show

Two hours of Country music old and new from all over the world, including right here in Scotland. This Sunday, September 5 there will will a special chat with Liverpool based singer Charlie Landsborough who is currently on tour and will appear in Glasgow on Thursday 21 October at The City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow. Stewart will be chatting to Charlie on his current tour and his CD release ‘Nothing Lasts Forever.

At 5pm Allan Broom sits in for Ciaran Dorris, who is busy rehearsing for his album launch at St Andrews in the Square on 1st October.

At 7pm, Mary K Burke's guest is Ian Davison, "The song-writers’ songwriter".

Ian originally helped organise and perform in Scottish Lowland folk clubs, especially in Glasgow and Rutherglen.

Ian is known mostly as a top songwriter, with almost 300 songs in traditional and modern styles, half of them written in the 1990’s. His songs are being sung in clubs and festivals all over the world, and recorded by artists like Peggy Seeger, Archie Fisher, Adam MacNaughton, Ed Miller, Brian McNeill and Toni Wood. Ian has won every song-writing competition in Scotland including all of them in one year, and retired from competition a number of years ago.

Ian also teaches song-writing at festivals and university adult classes. He judges song-writing competitions, and is an active member of the Glasgow Song-Writers Club and Glasgow’s ‘Live at the Star’ folk club.

As a performer, Ian has sung on both radio and television, in folk, poetry and music clubs and festivals, in Scotland, Ireland and England. Many years ago his Group did the first recording of the popular “Jeelie-Piece Song”, and performed frequently as support to famous names like Tom Paxton, Marr McGinn, Billy Connolly, The Corries, Christy Moore and Eric Bogle.

On Tuesday at 4pm, 16:00 – Homeward Bound

with Mark Sheridan including music, gig guide and tracks from this week’s CD Album of the Week plus the arts and culture previews. This week Mark will be looking ahead to the Scottish International Piano Competition (SIPC) which starts tomorrow, Wednesday and with the first recitals on Thursday 9 September. Celtic Music Radio will facilitate ‘live’ broadcasts of the event from the Concert Hall of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. The special event ‘Piano’ service will be on 106.6 FM and online.

And don't forget that our grand lottery will soon be finishing - you've got about a week left to get tickets. 2 pounds each, and you could win a car - a brand new Mini! All funds raised will go to maintaining our broadcast and online services. You can buy them online through the website http://www.celticmusicradio.net or via any of our presenters or volunteers.

Bruce.

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We are back on air!

We're still running at greatly reduced power, but the 1530 kHz signal should be good across most of the Glasgow area, at least in the daytime! Our thanks to the team at Transplan UK for loan equipment.

You can also hear us at times - usually overnight - on 106.6FM in Glasgow. This is a temporary transmission that has been set up to cover the Scottish International Piano Festival from the RSAMD. Celtic Music Radio is providing technical resources, and we're using our programming as an overnight "sustaining service".

Today at 12 (also midnight tonight, and Monday at 6) we feature tracks and interviews from our "Album of the Week".

Ross MacFadyen this week features Jez Lowe who presents “a different sort of album” entitled WOTCHEOR! featuring The Bad Pennies (Kate Bramley on fiddle and vocals, Andy May on Northumbrian Pipes and keyboards, and David De La Haye on fretless bass) with special guests Benny Graham, Louis Jo Killen, Hinny Pawsey, The Young ‘Uns, Bert Draycott and The Tyneside Maritime Chorus.

There are 18 new songs written by Jez Lowe which are inspired by the people and the culture of North East England, and presented in a “radio cabaret” style.

At 4pm (and 3am) – The Antipodean Sessions with Eryn Strachan

Expat Kiwi Eryn with what’s new in the roots scene in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

I was in the studio when she was putting the show together - playing a lot of good stuff that I hadn't heard before.

‘Movement’ is the magic word this week! Eryn’s mum FINALLY has a brand new bionic hip while the folk of Christchurch and surrounding areas are recovering from their rocking and rolling in the earthquake and aftershocks of the past week. So tune in to the moving vibe without the rattling crockery!

At 5pm on Sunday: Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session

Ciaran is back after rehearsing for the launch of his new CD ‘Home’ (launched on 1 October at St Andrew’s-in-the-Square, Glasgow). His ‘castaway’ guests this week are two old favourites of the show, muscians Karen Dietz and Richard Klein.

Monday at 8pm: Morris’ Mash

Bill Morris with a blend of singer-songwriters, Americana and choice music. Just after 9.00pm Bill features an interview with singer Diana Jones after she recently performed at Glasgow’s CCA.

Tuesday at 4: – Homeward Bound with Mark Sheridan including music, gig guide and tracks from this week’s CD Album of the Week plus the arts and culture previews. This week Mark will be reviewing the latest developments at the Scottish International Piano Competition.

At 7pm, Planet Waves - Sandy Semeonoff plays mainly acoustic sounds from around the world including this week ragtime from 1932 and 2009 and guitar music from Indonesia and the Bahamas.

On Friday at 8pm, Ross Macfadyen's guest is Kevin Morris and they will be previewing the fourth Glasgow Americana Festival line-up which will feature numerous acts at various venues over five days starting on Wednesday 6 October 2010.

1530kHz around Glasgow and at http;//www.celticmusicradio.net/

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Our Album of the Week is Jim Byrne’s Everyday is Sunshine

Listen to Ross Macfadyen talking to Jim about the album from 12 noon and 12 midnight on Sat 18th September and 6pm on Monday 20th September.

On first listen to Every Day Is Sunshine you’d be forgiven for thinking that Lloyd Cole had a younger brother who ran away with the gypsies and was raised on a musical diet of traditional Bohemian folk, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ “Nature Boy”, Jacques Brel, Johnny Cash and old-timey American roots.

http://www.songsbyjimbyrne.com

Saturday

2.00 p.m – Yvonne Lyon on Song Yvonne with her focus on the art of the songwriter.

Email Yvonne at: yvonne.lyon@celticmusicradio.net

Sunday 19th September

12:00 - Stewart Fenwick Country Show

Two hours of Country music old and new from all over the world, including right here in Scotland. This week Stewart play all the big winners at last weekend’s Canadian Country Music Awards. It was another good year for Lanark born Johnny Reid. Previous programme playlists at: www.celticcountryplaylists.blogspot.com

Monday 20th September

3:00 – Eddie Beggan

The Glasgow singer with a focus on singer/songwriters from around Scotland and further afield and also new upcoming bands. (Repeat)

4:00 pm– Homeward Bound

With Bob McWilliam, including gig guide and tracks from this week’s featured CD Album of the Week plus travel and weather informaiton.

Tuesday 21st September

6.00 p.m.– Colm Campbell

with Tabhair dom do lámh from the team at the Glasgow branches of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

Wednesday 22nd September

6:00 pm – Ken Macdonald Hour

Music and chat with Ken Macdonald

7:00pm – Hotchkiss Hotchpotch

Gordon Hotchkiss with a blend of mainly Irish and Scottish music. Programme sponsored by Jinty McGuintys, Ashton Lane, Hillhead. Glasgow’s original and best Irish bar.

10:00 pm– Folk Roots, New Routes

Paul Tasker and Calum Revie with another selection of fine recordings old and new.

Thursday 23rd September

6:00 pm– John’s Week

John Collings is out and about Glasgow and elsewhere reflecting on life and music to match. Contact John atjohn.collings@celticmusicradio.net

7:00 pm- Sona le Seonaidh (Happy with John) new season!

Join John Joe MacNeil live in studio 1 here in Glasgow for Sona le Seonaidh Happy with John with a new two hour programme featuring a great mix of Celtic music, Gaidhlig chat and guests.

Friday 24th September

6:00 pm– Mike Marwick

On The Weekend show to ease you into Friday night with classic tracks.

8:00pm – Thank Folk its Friday

Jigs! Reels! Girls!….an eclectic mix of folk and roots music with Ross Macfadyen. Email:studio@celticmusicradio.net or text: 07588 15 1530 or on Facebook

Around Glasgow at 1530kHz around and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net

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Pat has become Bruce?

I think we should be told :lol: :lol: :o

Oh dear! Was I remiss? :lol:

I've been providing the good Bruce with backup for many moons - in fact, since these updates first began. Last one was just back in August.

I'm surprised you didn't notice before, Rolo, I thought you might have found What's On This Week on Celtic Music Radio of some interest. :B)

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