DONALD SHAW PRAISES CELTIC MUSIC RADIO
Written by Archie Fergusson on 15/01/2015
Celtic Music Radio is all set to broadcast live for the 10th year in a row at Celtic Connections, which gets under way today, 15th January.
The Glasgow-based community radio station, which broadcasts to Glasgow on 95FM, will be on air live from the city’s Royal Concert Hall every day of the Celtic Connections Festival with the first show going out on Friday morning, 16 January, from 11.00am.
Celtic Music Radio, which has covered Celtic Connections since 2006, prides itself as a station with a mission to support new musical talent and to be a strong voice for contemporary and traditional Scottish music, arts and culture.
It has charitable status and is run by 30 music-loving volunteers. Currently it has 72,000 listeners a month in the Glasgow area and in 175 countries worldwide online.
“We’re pleased and proud that Celtic Music Radio will once again be at the heart of Celtic Connections with our own festival of music,” said Ross Macfadyen, award-winning broadcaster and a director of the station
“We’ll be broadcasting live for a total of 116 hours from the Buchanan Suite in the Concert Hall.
“During this time, we’ll have artists performing live and a rota of presenters raring to make sure our listeners far and wide are fully entertained for the duration of Celtic Connections.
“The Celtic Connections team are a pleasure to work with and they always make us feel a real part of all that’s going on.
“We’re looking forward to two great weeks of music at the biggest winter music festival of its kind.”
Donald Shaw, Artistic Director of Celtic Connections, said: “It is a real pleasure to have worked with Celtic Music Radio over the years and it is a partnership that we hope to continue for many years to come.
“It is fantastic that as the festival has grown so has the radio station and they now entertain 72,000 listeners a month.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their ongoing and invaluable support not only during the Festival but all year round.”