Media Release: Celtic Music Radio – fruitful event at Apple store


CELTIC Music Radio’s special broadcasting links with Celtic Connections will be discussed at a free event in Glasgow tomorrow (Wednesday, January 29).

Ross Macfadyen, director/presenter of Celtic Music Radio 1530AM, will talk about the charity station’s history with the world’s largest Celtic musical festival since the two first linked up in 2006.

Celtic Music Radio 1530AM has played countless hours of live and recorded music as well as talking to hundreds of Connections’ stars over the past seven years.

Ross will provide an insight into the music, licensing, equipment, and the key elements, including Apple technology, needed to broadcast and stream the sounds of the official radio station of Celtic Connections.

This year, the station, Scotland’s first to be supported by its listeners, has been broadcasting live from the festival eight hours a day.

Ross will be accompanied by Patrick Quinn of Glasgow Caledonian University whose Audio Technology students are once again, following a successful collaboration last year, operating the outside broadcast facilities at Adelaide’s Church to allow Celtic Music Radio to broadcast interviews, live sessions and the famous Danny Kyle Open Stage throughout the festival.

“I am grateful to Apple for hosting this event and I hope it will offer an interesting and stimulating behind-the-scenes insight into Celtic Music Radio’s involvement with Celtic Connections,” said Ross.

“It is a major commitment involving the hard work of all our volunteers, the help from GCU students, the support of Celtic Connections and the wonders of Apple.

“We are proud of our involvement in Celtic Connections and it usually runs smoothly but, of course, live radio can go wrong from time to time so we try not to turn the airwaves too blue in those moments.”

This year’s shows are available to millions of extra listeners as Celtic Music Radio is featuring on DAB Digital Radio with coverage running through to February 2, the final date of Celtic Connections.

• Celtic Connections – Celtic Music Radio 1530AM: The Festival Meets Apple Technology on the Airwaves at the Apple Store in Buchanan Street.

It is a free event but ticketed and registration is needed.

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