A GLASGOW radio station has brought real-life love on the airwaves for two of its listeners who got married at the weekend.
Musician, Davy Lees and Danish-born, Eva Christiansen, found love was in the air and first got in touch with one another through their interest in folk music – and programmes on Celtic Music Radio proved to be an online connection to the couple eventually meeting, falling in love and deciding to tie the knot.
“Without Celtic Music Radio, there is no way we could have possibly met and there would have been no wedding,” said Davy, 56, from Motherwell.
“We spoke via the station’s Facebook page and its website, we talked about music and then we met up for the first time after Celtic Music Radio’s presenter, Ross Macfadyen mentioned a show at Cottier’s in Glasgow in June last year.
“After that gig meeting, we got together most weekends in Edinburgh with Eva flying over from Copenhagen, but this summer, she moved to Scotland to get a job and to stay with me. I’m a very lucky and happy man.”
Eva, 51, whose 21 year-old son, Phillip, gave her away at Motherwell Register Office, said: “It is fantastic that our love of the same type of music we were listening to on Celtic Music Radio could bring Davy and I together.”
Eva, who still helps to run a folk music promoters’ agency in her native homeland as a hobby, added: “To think Davy was listening to music here in Scotland and I was doing the same during the same shows in Denmark is remarkable and wonderful, of course, that it led to us meeting up.
“We both thank Celtic Music Radio for this.”
As well as their love for each other and folk music, Eva has now become a staunch Motherwell fan and, like Davy, is a Fir Park season ticket holder.
Guests at the wedding included presenters and staff from Celtic Music Radio, the UK’s only licensed broadcast radio station dedicated to promoting Celtic and roots music of all genres.
Station director, Alex Jenkins, said: “This really shows, in one of the nicest ways possible, how we are playing music that reaches people all over the world and that really does bring them together.
“Davy and Eva were listeners, now they’re going to be a happily married couple. At the station we are really so pleased for them and wish them all the best, every happiness and trust they will keep listening.”
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