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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 answer to a simple question, which can be found on http://www.celticmusicradio.net/ Please indicate which concert you’d like to attend. Best of Luck! Competition closes 12 noon Friday 9 March. On St Patrick's Day, 17 March, Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting live from Belfast. Thanks to our friends at Tourism Ireland, we will be broadcasting from the Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich at 216 Falls Road which is at the centre of Belfast's Irish language community. The three storey culture and arts centre contains a 130-seat restaurant, a 110-seat theatre/conference space, the Gerard Dillon Gallery where regular exhibitions take place, a book/gift shop catering for Irish language and Irish interest. It is also the site of an official tourist information point, which among its many services offers help in arranging accommodation in Belfast. Celtic Music Radio presenters Gordon Hotchkiss and Alex Jenkins will be live from the Cultúrlann from 12 noon on Saturday 17 March, St Patrick's Day. They will be chatting and sharing the craic with locals and visitors alike together with live music sessions. We're also hoping to do a live broadcast from a Glasgow venue later in the evening - watch this space.
  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 "Travels with my Aunt". The Scottish theme continues throughout the day, and at 7pm we're heading west! We're broadcasting live from 7pm until midnight from the upstairs "snug" at the Ubiquitous Chip in Ashton Lane. Gordon Hotchkiss hosts the 7pm-10pm session, and then Alan Burke takes over until midnight. Many of the rest of the team will be there too - why not drop in if you're in the area. We have an array of Scottish music performers dropping in throughout the evening for a wee session, including Adam McCulloch (son of esteemed Scots singer Gordeanna); award winning singer-songwriter Eilidh Grant; Heather Downie, harpist, pianist and Scots singer; Lanarkshire band Haggerdash and from Balloch, Philmari. And there will be a St Andrew’s Night tasting of The Snow Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky – a blended grain Scotch Whisky specially created to be served seriously chilled, straight from the freezer. Come and join us on St Andrew's Night Wednesday 30 November - it's free! If not, tune in on 1530 AM and online from 7.00pm. 1530kHz around Glasgow, and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net/
  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, and Qristina & Quinn Bachand. The programme was recorded live from Milwaukee's waterfront a few weeks ago. More info on http://www.irishfest.com/ At noon on Sunday , Stewart Fenwick talks with Texan Country music legend Gene Watson who can be seen on BBC Alba’s Ceol Country this week. Stewart met Gene when he visited Scotland earlier this year for the Caithness Country Music Festival. Ciaran’s guest ‘castaway’ at 5pm on Sunday 25 September will be singer-songwriter Findlay Napier. Findlay and his band, The Bar Room Mountaineers, are leading the Scottish nu-folk revolution with anthemic tales of love, debauchery and sin laced with black humour. He draws on influences from the darker side of genres like folk and Country music with a sound that remains uniquely Scottish. Findlay and The Bar Room Mountaineers new album ‘File Under Fiction’ is available now. Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 25 September 5.00-7.00pm. On Monday at 4pm, we present a show recorded live at the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh. The 13th Knockengorroch World Ceilidh took place at Knockengorroch Farm in the uplands of Scotland in the Galloway Hills between 26 and 29 May 2011. Celtic Music Radio was there to record a few live sessions from the Future Trad Collective and The Hidden Orchestra plus interviews with Michael McGoldrick and event organiser Katch Holmes.
  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 - The 1st Scottish New Music Awards The first ever Scottish New Music Awards (SNMA) ceremony is SOLD OUT! The Classic Grand venue in Glasgow city centre will be at capacity for the first combined music industry and music award show. The show, hosted by Britain’s Got Talent’s Edward Reid, will include performances from artists such as: Jill Jackson, Nicola Cassells, Leon Jackson, Skerryvore, Dave Arcari, Bombskare and many more! Tony Currie will be doing the awards annoucing. Celtic Music Radio will be 'live' from the awards at the Classic Grand from 7.00pm on Sunday 4 September 2011. Planet Waves with Sandy Semeonoff Every Tuesday at 7.00pm Sandy Semeonoff plays mainly acoustic music from around the world, but this week there’s a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll thread to the show as he celebrates what would have been the 75th birthday of Buddy Holly on 7 September. Planet Waves, Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm. Repeat Wednesday 12 noon. CD Album of the Week: 'Steel Away' by Billy Stewart Billy Stewart is a singer/songwriter from the Lanarkshire village of Overtown, Wishaw and brings us his 'Steel Away' as our Album of the Week. He has been active on the folk music scene for many years and his songs have been recorded and performed by many of the best known names in Scottish folk music including Ronnie Browne, The McCalmans, Gaberlunzie, Steven Quigg and Crooked Jack. Billy has a number of recordings to his credit including an album of songs about the steel industry in Lanarkshire called STEEL AWAY. Billy performs both as a solo artist and as part of the well known folk group Haggerdash. Album of the Week, Saturday 12 noon and 12 midnight and 6.00pm on Monday.
  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 Cabbage’ which was published recently by Salt Publishing. He studied law and then abandoned the possibility of significant personal wealth by switching to theology. He spent a year in Seoul, eight years in Lanarkshire, five years in Turin and now lives in Edinburgh where he organises the Poetry at the Great Grog reading series. Rob is also the Reviews Editor at the Magna Poetry blog. Liz Clark is at the Tønder Festival this weekend. On her show on Tuesday evening, she'll be reporting on her travels, and playing some exclusive recordings and interviews.
  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 sense of different traditions finding common ground" Concerto Caledonia perform at St Andrew's & St George's Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh on Monday 22 August at 2.30pm. CD Album of the Week is presented this week by Sandy Semeonoff talking to David McGuiness, Saturday 13 August 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 15 August at 6.00pm. Speaking to Sandy after the recording, he said that David was "a good value interviewee" - sounds like they had an interesting blether. Our own fundraising CD - "The Story So Far…2008-2011" - is now available from any of the presenters, or via our website http://www.celticmusicradio.net/'>http://www.celticmusicradio.net/ . There are 20 tracks from some of our favourite performers, including The Paul McKenna Band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Ciaran Dorris, Skerryvore, Laura McGhee plus Mary K. Burke, Rachel Hair, Raillion, Fraser Fifield and many others. On Saturday at 2pm (also Sunday and Wednesday) Liz Clark's "Fesival Fling" plays exclusive live recordings from the Lomond festival. After that, at 4pm, we're off to the inaugral "Famous Grouse Whisky & Music Festival" from Glenturret distillery near Crieff. Celtic Music Radio will join the main stage from 4.00pm on Saturday until late featuring performances from: The Trade, Manran, Skerryvore and Jill Jackson, and news and chat from guests and performers. On Sunday, Sandy's Sunday Roast is at 3pm. This week Sandy's guests on the Sunday Roast will be Tom Fairnie, Wilma Stark, Alan Grant, Pat and Jim Byrne and a load of other guests involved with Folk on the Boat fundraising concert plus representing Celtic Music Radio Alex Jenkins, Folk on the Boat takes place of the PS Maid of the Loch at Balloch Pier, Loch Lomond on Friday 9 September at 7.30pm organised by 'Friends of Celtic Music Radio'. Tickets at only £10 from: ticket-scotland.com Sandy's Sunday Roast, 14 August 3.00-5.00pm. Finally - if you want to know more about what we're doing, why not subscribe to our newsletter. Click the "Subscribe" button on http://www.celticmusicradio.net and we'll add you to the circulation list.
  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 on Celtic Music Radio. Thanks to producer Stevie Lawrence for getting the artists to provide their work and Ronnie Simpson at Isa Music, Lismor Group for production and sales More details on our website - and you can hear a preview at midnight tonight and 6pm Monday, or via our "catch-up" podcast site. Sunday at 8am, Edmund McKay's guest is James Dornan who is CEO of Revive MS Support, a charity based in Maryhill, Glasgow dedicated to helping everyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis. That's followed by Mike Marwick's "On the Weekend" show, more details on http://www.facebook.com/pages/On-The-Weekend-with-Mike-Marwick/187988191244838 At 3pm, it's "Sandy's Sunday Roast" - this week Sandy and Tam-the-teaboy's guests are members of the GalGael Trust, who will talk about the trust and the release of their first album "Birlinn". Gehan Macleod, Jen McCarry and Tam McGarvie will be talking to Sandy about the Govan based Trust and the work they do plus playing tracks from the debut CD At 5pm, Ciaran Dorris' guest castaway will be Willie Devine, aka Mary K. Burke’s Uncle Willie. Willie left his native Co. Derry in Northern Ireland when he was just a teenager and now at the age of 85 he is a much loved and respected figure on the Glasgow traditional music scene. In this emigration-themed Session we will talk to Willie and to Mary about their experiences of leaving ‘home’ in Northern Ireland. We have a very special feature on Monday at 8pm. Bill Morris on his Morris’ Mash programme will have as his guest Lanarkshire singer-songwriter Dave Gibb to talk about his new musical project. "The Warrior Ancestry of David Livingstone" features music and songs from the brilliant singer/guitarist Dave Gibb plus Duncan Brown and John Malcolm. Switching between characters, Duncan Brown, the highly acclaimed writer of the book ‘My Hero, My Soldier Laddie’ presents a dramatic account of the fascinating Warrior Ancestry of Dr. David Livingstone. The presentation is on Saturday 13 August starting at 8.00pm at the East Kilbride Arts Centre, 51-53 Old Coach Road, East Mains, East Kilbride G74 4DU. Tickets at just £9 (£7 consessions) can be booked at the Arts Centre Box Office on 01355 261000. After that - indeed at 10pm every night next week - we're going "live" to the main hall at the Piping Centre in McPhater Street for the "Piping Live" festival club. We'll be on air from 10pm until midnight or 1am every night, bringing you lots of music, chat, previews, and all the live performances from the festival club stage. Fergus Muirhead is the MC, with Danny, Alex, Sandy, Bob, Tom, Gordon and plenty others from the Celtic Music Radio team hosting the broadcast. 1530kHz around Glasgow, and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net/
  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 deliberately to reproduce the live show.” Thirty plus years on and stronger than ever, one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. North Sea Gas have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Moira Kerr talks to Dave Gilfillan from North Sea Gas to chat about the band and their new CD - tonight at midnight, and Monday at 6pm. Sunday at 3, Sandy's guests will be members of the GalGael Trust based in Govan, Glasgow. Also in the studio will be Greenock based folk group Ard-Amas. Ciaran's guest at 5 is Donald Black. At 10pm we rebroadcast Karin Ingram's "Sunday Gaitherin", this week her guest is Donnie Munro. Each week, Steve Vass presents "In Music We Trust", where he reviews a classic album. This week, he goes back in time to the swinging 60s with the Incredible String Band’s 1967 album 500 Spirits. Tuesday 3pm, Thursday 10pm.
  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 from the Loch Lomond Folk Festival at Moss o’ Balloch Park. If you're in the area, come over and meet the team. A couple of weeks later, on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August, we'll be at the inaugural "Famous Grouse Whisky & Music Festival", at Glenturret Distillery near Crieff. Over the two days there will be music from Donnie Munro, Michael Marra, Jill Jackson, Eric Faulkner, Mike Lee, Skerryvore and just announced, Glasvagas plus other performers. Celtic Music Radio have a pair of VIP tickets to give away for each day of the festival. Just answer the simple question on our website, and you'll be entered into a draw for the tickets. 1530kHz around Glasgow, and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net/
  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 from 12 noon to 6.00pm. The Mullaghduff Pipe Band will lead the entertainment in the afternoon alongside artists including the Irish Minstrels, CCE, McHugh Group, Friel Sisters, Paul McKenna Band (from Scotland), Amadáns and The Wakes. Celtic Music Radio will broadcast 'live' from Donegal Live! in the Merchant Square on Sunday from 2.00pm! Celtic Music Radio live from BAAfest - Bellingham All Acoustic Festival 2011 The 2011 spring and summer season of music festivals is now under way and as always Celtic Music Radio will be at many of the festivals across the country and beyond. The Bellingham All Acoustic Festival runs from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May for a weekend of live music set in the grounds of the Riverdale Hall Hotel in Bellingham, near Hexham, North Tyne Valley in Northumberland. The Celtic Music Radio team will be there on Saturday 30 April from 12 noon until 6.00pm including Alex Jenkins, John Collings and Allan Broom to broadcast live and record many of the performances at the BAAfest stages. The Whistlebinkies meet Stefan Grasse Trio to celebrate the Glasgow – Nuremberg twinning This is a special concert to celebrate in music the Glasgow – Nuremberg twinning and the final leg of an historic exchange of folk groups. The Whistlebinkies are one of Scotland’s most popular groups playing in Glasgow since the 1970s hosts and performs with this brilliant trio of guitar, bass and vibraphone led by guitarist Stefan Grasse. He studied at the RSAMD Glasgow and has kept his links with the city strong for nearly 20 years. Scottish and Bavarian folk combine with Latin-infused sounds and attractive new pieces from Glasgow composers John Maxwell Geddes and Eddie McGuire. Recorded on Sunday 24 October 2010 at St Andrews-in-the-Square without amplification. The Whistlebinkies and Stefan Grasse Trio, Monday 2 May 4.00-6.00pm Skerryvore visit Danny's Celtic Ceilidh to launch charity song On Danny's Celtic Ceilidh this Monday evening, Danny will have Daniel and Martin Gillespie from Skerryvore as guests. The band are releasing a charity single on Monday called On the Road Again and the guys will be in the studio to promote the single and charity. The charity is MacMillan Cancer Support and their Stephens Footsteps. In honour of the walk, award winning Scottish band Skerryvore are composing a single called On The Road. The song can be purchased on iTunes starting 2 May, and proceeds from all purchases made between 2 to 9 May will go to Stephen’s challenge. The band will even be joining the gang for the last two days of the walk. The single will be available for download on i-tunes. Global Open Mic at Pivo Pivo, Glasgow There is another Global Open Mic evening this Friday 29 April at Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, Glasgow. Celtic Music Radio will be there to record the gig for future transmission. The night will feature a galaxy of musical entertainment including now solo singer-songwriter Vivien Scotson (pictured) with songs from her new solo album The Strong Souls. Also on the bill will be Celtic Music Radio ‘Planet Waves’ presenter Sandy Semeonoff plus The Public House Orchestra. The night is introduced by Paul Hughes. CD Album of the Week: Family by Qristina and Quinn Bachand This week's featured CD Album of the Week is the new release from Canadian sister and brother Qristina & Quinn Bachand. The CD is appropriately called Family. This young brother and sister duo from Victoria, BC, Canada are quickly carving out a name for themselves in the world of Celtic music. Twenty year old Qristina Bachand is an expressive fiddler, with a unique personal style that is bold and edgy. Her 14 year old brother, Quinn Bachand, is gaining recognition as one of the best Celtic guitar accompanists in the world" (Ashley MacIsaac). Ross Macfadyen talks to the Bachands about their new CD release. CD Album of the Week with Ross Macfadyen, Saturday 30 April at 10.00am; 12 midnight 1 May and 6.00pm Monday 2 May.
  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 also available on our Listen Again page on our site so you can enjoy “Big Jim’s” thoughts on music and life in general. Unfortunately, Humourous Observations is not commercially available, but you can hear tracks from the CD throughout the week on Celtic Music Radio and on The Morning Mix with Alex Jenkins and Homeward Bound with Bob McWilliam (Mon-Thurs) and Gordon Hotchkiss (Friday). The programme was originally broadcast in November 2009.
  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 featuring their newest members Jenna Reid, from Shetland, on fiddle and Anna Massie from Fortrose. “It’s been great with Jenna and Anna coming on board” says founder member Bruce MacGregor. “The band has taken on a whole new energy which shines through in the new album. This will be the first run of Scottish dates with Jenna on fiddle and we’re really looking forward to it”. Blazin’ Fiddles are Allan Henderson – fiddle, Iain Macfarlane – fiddle, Jenna Reid – fiddle, Bruce MacGregor – fiddle, Anna Massie – guitar, fiddle, Andy Thorburn – piano. On now - "Thank Folk it's Friday" - Ross's guest is Sara Douglas. Sara Douglas is a singer-songwriter from Glasgow. She recorded her first EP CD in East Nashville and has a group of talented boys in her Glasgow based band. Sara has been a backing singer for Meat Loaf on Radio 2 and on Top of the Pops and at a concert in the Heineken Beir Halle in Amsterdam. Her new EP is called Rocketship and you can buy it on iTunes and on many digital download sites. You can hear the programme again at 2am. Advance notice that we plan to be at the Bellingham All Acoustic festival - BAAfest - at the end of the month. The 2011 spring and summer season of music festivals is now under way and as always Celtic Music Radio will be at many of the festivals across the country and beyond. The Bellingham All Acoustic Festival runs from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May for a weekend of live music set in the grounds of the Riverdale Hall Hotel in Bellingham, Northumberland. We intend to broadcast live and record many of the performances at the BAAfest. Watch and listen out for more details. Celtic Music Radio will once again be participating in The Great Big Small Charity Car Draw. A group of small charities have got together to organise a raffle. We will be selling tickets during spring and summer 2011. At the end, a winning ticket will be drawn, and someone will win a brand new car – a Fiat 500 1.2 Pop! Tickets cost £2 each, and you can buy as many as you want. 95% of the income will stay with Celtic Music Radio to support our broadcast and internet services. You can buy tickets online via our website, http://www.celticmusicradio.net/ or see any of the presenters. Sunday at noon: – Stewart Fenwick Country Show Stewart presents some of the finest Country music tracks. This week, Stewart talks with Ireland’s Bracken Brothers who undertake a short tour of the Glasgow area next month. Stewart will also be giving away a pair of tickets for this year’s Spring into Country festival of country music and dance being held at the David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Arkleston Road, Renfrew on Sunday 1 May. Allan Broom sits in for Ciaran at 5pm, and Ross Macfadyen deps for Mary K Burke at 7. Monday at 8pm (also overnight at 2pm, and Wed at 1pm) - Morris' Mash with Bill Morris. Bill presents a special tribute programme to Jim McKenna - Remembering Big Jim: A celebration of the music and work of Jim McKenna from Uddingston, Lanarkshire who passed away earlier this year. Bill will be joined by Jim’s son Paul along with Eric Grant, Christine Bovill, Dave Gibb and Jamie Marshall with recorded contributions from Arthur Johnstone and Duncan Brown. Tuesday 6pm: The Leaders – Election 2011 (also 3pm Wed) A special programme with the leaders of the four main political parties contesting the Scottish Parliament Election on Thursday 5 May 2011. Charles Fletcher puts the questions to Iain Gray, Labour Leader; Tavish Scott, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats; Annabel Goldie, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives and Alex Salmond, Leader of the Scottish National Party. A Scottish Community Broadcasting Network (SCBN) production. Expect questions on topical issues relevant to communities across Scotland. The ones we submitted included "Given the recent cuts to the English Arts Council budgets, what committment can you give to Music, Arts and Culture funding in Scotland?" 1530kHz and http://www.celticmusicradio.net/
  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 for his earlier work with Drinker’s Drouth and Ceolbeg. He co-founded three bands, Urbn Ri, Caledon and Clan Alba. Joining The Battlefield Band in the 1990s allowed his talents to be fully shared with the wider world. Davy is fondly remembered by all who knew him. Many have paid tribute by commemorating tunes, albums and even dances to him. In 2011, the 10th anniversary year of his death, his second wife, Patsy Seddon, began a wide-ranging project to celebrate Davy’s life and music, including a concert at Celtic Connections 2011 and a CD on Greentrax Recordings. Both are entitled Steele The Show and involve many of Davy’s favourite singers and musicians. On Monday 11 April 2011, the 10th anniversary of Davy's death, Celtic Music Radio will be playing Davey's songs thoughout the day. Bishopbriggs Ceilidh Band on Sunday Breakfast On the Edmund McKay Sunday Breakfast Show this week there will be members from the Bishopbriggs Ceilidh Band who are a childrens charity and offer free music tuition and performance experience to children under 18. They aim to provide a sense of Scottish culture through traditional music and dance and the band has played on the Danny Kyle Open Stage during Celtic Connections. Edmund McKay Sunday Breakfast, 10 April, 8.00-10pm. Jacqui Sharkey from Donegal talks to Stewart Fenwick This Sunday on Stewart Fenwick Country, Stewart talks to Jacqui Sharkey. She is based in the west Donegal village of Bunbeg, Gweedore and this singer/songwriter spent much of her younger days in Scotland and even sang alongside our own Mary Kathleen Burke. Jacqui will be talking about her new album just released called A New Dawn which is officially launched at Ostan Gweedore, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal on Saturday 16 April, 2011 when Jacqui will be performing songs from the album, among other songs, joined by some of Ireland’s finest musicians. Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session 'castaway' This week it will be the acclaimed Perthshire writer and poet Margaret Gillies Brown whose books include the best-selling Far from the Rowan Tree, an autobiographical account of emigrating to a farm in the hinterland of Alberta, Canada with husband and young family in the late 1950s, and Around the Rowan Tree the sequel which tells of the family returning to Scotland and everyday life on a farm in the Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire. Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 10 April 5.00-7.00pm Scottish Government Election 2011 - hear The Leaders The 2011 Scottish Parliament general election will be held on Thursday 5 May 2011 to elect members to the Scottish Parliament. It will be the fourth general election, since the devolved parliament was established in 1999. Celtic Music Radio will broadcast a special programme with The Leaders of the four main political parties on Tuesday 19 April. More details to following next week of this Scottish Community Broadcasting Network production. Bill Black on 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards This Saturday night Bill Black will be playing muic by the winners of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and remembering the music of singer and songwriter Mel McDaniels who died at his home in Nashville at the end of last month. Bill Black Classic Country, Saturday 9 April 8.00-10.00pm
  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 have won many prestigious awards on the competitive piping circuit, but have always favoured the traditional side of their music. Kenneth has gained a reputation as being one of the finest fiddlers and pipers playing in Cape Breton today. His lively, musical playing has him much in demand for sessions and dances, and he has performed and recorded with artists such as Beòlach, Mary Jane Lamond, Dawn & Margie Beaton Band with whom he has toured North America and Europe. Since moving to Scotland more than ten years ago Angus has become very involved in the traditional music scene of the West Highlands. He is a founding member of west coast-based supergroup Dàimh with whom he has toured extensively and released four critically acclaimed albums. Angus also plays regularly with The Rachel Walker Band and Na Trì Seudan. He is a much sought-after music tutor and session musician, touring and collaborating with acts such as Breabach, Dannsa, It’s Jo and Danny and the mighty Galician Anxo Lorenzo Band. 1530kHz around Glasgow and at http://www.celticmusicradio.net/
  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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