Media Release: Celtic Music Radio – two ‘Folk for the Clutha’ shows

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CELTIC Music Radio, Scotland’s first station supported by its listeners, is finalising arrangements for two shows this weekend to support those affected by the Clutha Vaults’ tragedy of November 29.

Dozens of acts are set to appear in the fund-raisers at Glasgow’s St Andrews in the Square on Friday, January 10 and Saturday the 11th, 2014.

And the shows could be heard by millions of extra listeners as Celtic Music Radio will feature on DAB Digital Radio with coverage starting on Thursday, January 9 running through to February 3, the final date of Celtic Connections.

“Not unexpectedly the response from the folk community has been extraordinary and we promises these will be two shows to remember,” said ‘Folk For The Clutha’ organiser and Celtic Music Radio presenter, Ross Macfadyen.

“So many artistes have offered to become involved and it’s great that our DAB link up to expand our broadcasts to the south of England, the Midlands and Wales means so many more people can have a chance to listen in.”

Artists appearing include: Pauline Alexander, Bill Adair, Mary Kathleen Burke, Paddy Callaghan, The Celtic Fire, Steven Clark, Fiona Cuthill and Stevie Lawrence, Tom Fairnie, Haggerdash, Arthur Johnstone, Moira Kerr, Adam McCulloch, Lori McTear, The O’Cajunals, Rudegin, Mick West and Frank McLaughlin, with more to be confirmed before the weekend.

There are no tickets as donations can be made on the door.

Celtic Music Radio has also announced that it will be covering Celtic Connections live for eight hours day from Adelaide’s in Bath Street.

“We’ll feature live sessions and interviews, news from the festival and will broadcast the Danny Kyle Open Stage live, involving ‘tomorrow’s stars today’,” said Ross.

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