STEWART FENWICK CELEBRATES 500th CELTIC COUNTRY 5TH NOVEMBER
Written by Archie Fergusson on 03/11/2017
For 500 Programmes Stewart has brought us a mix of Country music from the Celtic lands plus the Country music gig guide for Scotland. Stewart has been broadcasting for over 40 years, firstly on his school station, “Radio Lornshill”, then on Radio Airthrey at Stirling University, where he ended an eight year run in 1988 with a 24 hour broadcast. He went on to present “Country Gold” on Central FM in Scotland for 15 years, as well as writing for Country Music & Dance In Scotland, and Country Music & More.
This Sunday will be the 500th Celtic Country programme on Celtic Music Radio, having began back in the early days, when the programme was only broadcast during Celtic Connections and we have been proud to broadcast his weekly programme from the beginning of our DCR97.4FM broadcast
To celebrate Stewart will be having a CD Giveaway in a simple competition- who is the most played artist over the 500 programmes (Stewart has played over 2300), and as a secondary bonus question, who is most played Scottish act (born or based here). Just post your answers on Stewarts Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stewart.fenwick by Sunday 5th November – go on, have a guess.
To help Stewart celebrate he will introduce special guest
Geordie Jack, who wrote “Crazy Celtic Music”, the very first track played on the programme, is best known as frontman with Colorado, the British Country Music Association’s Band of The Year right through the 1980’s. Geordie is still as popular as ever, and only last weekend, headlined the Northern Nashville Caithness CMC 30th Anniversary Event. His latest album, “Choices” continues to be one of the most popular CD’s on the Scottish Country music scene.
Lisa McHugh visited the programme, back when she had just released her debut single “Old Fashioned Girl”.
Since then, Lisa has moved to Ireland, but we’ve never forgotten her Glasgow roots on the programme. Six albums later, and the Glasgow girl is now one of Ireland’s biggest Country stars, and has just released her latest album, “Who I Am”.
Allan Broom, who has been around since the first programme, has acted as the reception committee for most of the visiting guests, will also be on hand to share some of the memories.