19 August 2011 Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session with Ian Davison Ciaran Dorris is back from his Edinburgh Fringe Festival performances with his Sunday S

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19 August 2011

Ian Davison

Ian Davison is described as 'The Songwriter's Songwriter' and find out why on Sunday at 5.00pm

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session with Ian Davison

Ciaran Dorris is back from his Edinburgh Fringe Festival performances with his Sunday Session. His guest ‘castaway’ is Ian Davison.

Singer, songwriter Ian Davison is ‘The Songwriter’s Songwriter’.

Ian was a founder member of the Glasgow Folk Song Club, The Glasgow University Folk Club with Adam McNaughton and Rutherglen Folk Club. He also organised inter-schools song events and school song clubs at Rutherglen, Bellahouston and Knightswood areas of Glasgow.

Ian 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.

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 21 August 5.00-7.00pm.


The Airdrie Songwriters Club meets in Airdrie Library, Wellwynd, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Their next showcase is on Thursday 27 October.

Airdrie Songwriters Group on Thank Folk it's Friday

This week’s guests on Thank Folk It’s Friday are from the Airdrie Songwriters Group.

Not one, not two, not three. but five singer/songwriters join Ross Macfadyen from 8pm on Friday.

Craig Halkett, James Beekman, Michael Leckie, John Leckie and Lewis Hughes will be talking about their group and playing some of their songs.

Thank Folk it’s Friday! with Ross Macfadyen, Friday 19 August 8.00-10.00pm.

Barbara Nesbitt

Country singer Barbara Nesbitt is in town on Sunday night and says hello to Stewart Fenwick, Sunday at 12 noon.

Barbara Nesbitt from Georgia, USA live in studio 1 with Stewart Fenwick

Barbara Nesbitt from Georgia,USA visits the studio prior to her appearance at The State Bar, Holland Street, Glasgow on Sunday 21 August.

Barbara will be talking about her new album “The Bees”.

Also on the Stewart Fenwick Country Show the featured album is the new duet pairing of 2011 Caithness Festival headliner Gene Watson and Bluegrass Queen Rhonda Vincent.

Stewart Fenwick Country, Sunday 21 August 12 noon-2.00pm

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Live from the Cowal Gathering next Saturday

Celtic Music Radio will be live from the Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon Stadium on Saturday 27 August from 12 noon.

The Cowal Highland Gathering is the largest and most spectacular Highland Games in the world.

Our coverage is in association with our friends at Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM and will include instant games results, interviews with those taking part and visitors. The programme will be jointly presented by Celtic Music Radio and Dunoon CR.

The Cowal Games attracts more than 3,500 competitors with many coming from overseas countries including Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Dunoon regularly welcomes around 15,000 to 20,000 visitors for the Games, doubling the Argyll town’s population for the weekend.


Famous Grouse Whisky & Music Festival photo special

Last Saturday, 13 August, Celtic Music Radio broadcast live from the Famous Grouse Whisky & Music Festival at the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland, the Glenturret Highland Single Malt Distillery near Crieff, Perthshire. Thanks to everyone at Famous Grouse for making us welcome and for the band's permission to broadcast 'live' their performances.

Our competition VIP winners were Dawn Frame, Amulree, Perthshire and Frances Cockburn from Edinburgh.


The Trade from Dundee and Angus opened the day as they were the 'Local and Up & Coming' competition winners. Bob had a chat with them after they came off stage.


Skerryvore did an excellent set on the Famous Grouse stage,


Jill Jackson and her band played a great set which the crowd enjoyed and wanted 'more'.


MC for the day was local man Jim McGregor, father of welknown actor Ewan McGregor talking to Bob backstage.


Our OB postition backstage facing the bands on stage.


The Vatersay Boys at the Islay Inn, Glasgow

Beware, The Vatersay Boys (and a girl) had a surprise visit to Glasgow on Thursday night 18 August, appearing at the Islay Inn, Argyle Street, Glasgow.

This gig was being filmed by a production team for a documentary on the famous Vatersay Boys band and will shown on BBC Alba around Christmas time. Celtic Music Radio was there too for recording and a few happy snaps. The Islay Inn was full and danced the night away, exhaused! More photos next week.


The cameraman from Demus/HG Productions captures the atmosphere of the Vatersay Boys at the Islay Inn, Glasgow.


Beware - The Vatersay Boys (and a girl piper!) at the Islay Inn, Glasgow.


The Boys' relax after playing their music with their usual passion.