On Saturday 23 May 2009 as part of the Spring Holiday weekend, Celtic Music Radio had a day of outside broadcasts ‘live’ from the Whisky Bar within Òran Mór at the top of Byres Road in the westend of Glasgow. Eddie Beggan was one of the artists that performed. You can check out Eddie’s album via his myspace site.
This session includes a fantastic Celtic version of New Order’s Blue Monday. Enjoy!
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Born into what is arguably Ireland’s most famous music family, Gavin Moore respects the influences of his uncles Christy Moore and Luka Bloom, but musically, this singer songwriter is most definitely his own man.
Celtic Music Radio was pleased to welcome Gavin as an extra special guest to the outside live broadcast from Òran Mór, Byres Road, Glasgow.
New album from Gavin is due soon.
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Glasgow singer and songwriter Pauline Alexander spoke to Celtic Music Radio presenter Ross Macfadyen at the Òran Mór broadcast. Says Pauline: “The songs you hear on my profile are by the talented songwriters I’ve been honoured to work with over the last year or so. However I have recently taken to writing myself. It has been a long time coming and I am as yet unsure where the singing will take me…who knows?”
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Steve’s second sesion on the Saturday Sequence, this time live from the Òran Mór on Saturday 23 May 2009. He’s a very talented man, but his MySpace entry is a bit weird.
Have a look…no, go on….honest…!
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The band ‘Rona’ travelled from Inverness just to perform during the Celtic Music Radio outside broadcast from the Òran Mór in Glasgow’s west-end.
Bonnie and Jim met many years ago through the music scene in Glasgow. Jim realised that he could not sing worth a ‘beeeeep’, therefore decided to kidnap Bonnie to sing his songs. They have travelled the length and breadth of the UK for 17 years in various band situations. Jim and Bonnie then decided after all these years, it was time to shuffle off back to Scotland to live on a permanent basis. They landed in Inverness in August 2005. ‘RONA’ came about more or less by accident.
Rona is Bonnie McCallum (originally from Glasgow now living in Inverness) on vocals; Malina MacDonald (Inverness born and bred) on backing vocals; Heather Forbes (from Farr, near Inverness) on whistles; Jim Higgins (brought up in Glasgow now in Inverness) on guitar, bass and bouzouki.
For more, why not read their myspace at ronamusic.
Listen now! (37:51min / 17MB)