Summer is here in Glasgow – not that you’d know it by our weather. I’ve decided to take a break from my Sunday night Celtic Music Radio Show. All being well I should be returning by the end of August. In the meantime you can hear the last 30 days worth of shows on CMR now. So if you need a fix, then just play a few of them until my return.
I am so grateful to all of you who have listened to my nine radio shows and especially for those of you who requested tracks through the website, social media etc. I look forward to doing my radio show again in the future…probably by the end of August as I say.
Below are a few of my radio show playlists for your perusal:
Scottish Love Songs – Show 9
BLOW MONKEYS – Digging Your Scene
BLOW MONKEYS – Out With Her
SILENCERS – I Want You
EMILI SANDE – Next to Me
CHIMES – True Love
RUNRIG – The Greatest Flame
HUE AND CRY – Human Touch
FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION – Find My Love
EDDI READER – The Right Place
SIMPLE MINDS – Let there Be Love
TEXAS – Put Your Arms Around Me
EDWYN COLLINS – Let Me Put My Arms Around You
WET WET WET – Angel Eyes
BLUE NILE – Saturday Night
LUCKY JIM – Lovely to Me
LOVE AND MONEY – You’re Beautiful
DIRE STRAITS – Romeo & Juliet
BIG DISH – Learn to Love
DEACON BLUE – Long Window to Love
JUSTIN CURRIE – If I Didn’t Love You
AZTEC CAMERA – Paradise
CRAIG ARMSTRONG – This Love
REINDEER SECTION – Will You Please Be There For Me?
VAN MORRISON – Have I Told You Lately
This and That – Show 9
ATTIC LIGHTS – Nothing But Love
DOGS DIE IN HOT CARS – I Love You Because I Have to
PEARL & THE PUPPETS – Because I do
THE ALIENS – The Happy Song
STILTSKIN – Inside
ASTRID – High in the AM
OPEN DAY ROTATION – Truth and Lies
THE NAKED SEE – Endgames
COCTEAU TWINS – Pearly-Dewdrops Drops
PASSENGER – Let Her Go (playing Glasgow)
SUPERSTAR – Barfly THE
1990s – You’re Supposed to Be My Friend
EURYTHMICS – Sweet Dreams
LIES DAMN LIES – Same Road
GLASVEGAS – Shine Like a Star
FINLEY QUAYE – Sunday Shining
EUGENIUS – I’m the Sun
PASTELS – Thank You For Being You
DJANGO DJANGO – Life’s a Beach
AZTEC CAMERA – Paradise
FRIGHTENED RABBIT – Swim Until You Can’t See Land
REINDEER SECTION – Grand Parade
CINEMATICS – Break
EL PRESIDENTE – Turn this Thing Around
CLOSE LOBSTERS – Let’s Make Some Plans
Tonight is my return to the Scottish Airwaves after several years. I’ve been “Crowd-Sourcing” tracks to play on my radio show…via Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and the like.
Though it’s Celtic Music Radio – my radio show won’t be too “Celtic” – if I am being honest. It will be more 70s-now pop, rock, indie, acoustic, ambient, dance, unsigned and a bit of folk and Celtic periodically.
Will post the playlist after the show. Looking forward to it. It sort of feels like old times…the difference being that more than twenty years have passed since the last time I did a show like this. That means there are over twenty years worth of songs to include in the mix.
If you’re a singer, songwriter or band in Scotland or from Scotland or coming to Scotland then hit me up. I’d love to hear from you and have a listen to your music and possibly play it.
Back to the planning for tonight’s radio show…
Well this is a big week for me. Frankly I am actually a little overwhelmed but in a good way, I guess. You see in 48 (and a bit) hours, #29Social will be kicking off at 29 Private Members Club in Glasgow. It’s a night of social networking, short talks, a few drinks and nibbles. It’s third one I’ve run but the last one was 18 or more months ago. There have already been around 50 who have RSVPd where they are supposed to. There are more than 80 who say they’re coming on 29’s Facebook Event page.
The last ones were fabulous and I am sure this one will be even bigger and better.
Forever Young @Mcphabbs
Also this week, I’ve started to promote the 80s music night that I am hosting at McPhabbs next month. Bank Holiday Sunday – 24/5. We’ll be playing all kinds of cool, 80s bands (and yes there were some…many actually)
Have been asking people on Social Media to share their favourite track from the decadent decade! If you are in Glasgow or within traveling distances please feel free to pop along and simply click the image to RSVP over on Facebook. If you have a fave 80s track feel free to comment below and I’ll see if I can play it on the night!
Return to Radio
Yippeee! It’s true! I’m back! I did a big ole blog about my radio show over on Linkedin yesterday, so I don’t want to rehash what I said over there. Suffice it to say, I am back on air from this Sunday night at 8pm. I’ll be playing all kinds of music from Scotland and in Scotland. In other words, my favourite Scottish tracks and any relevant acts who may be coming to Scotland to play live. That keeps it pretty broad. And though it’s on Celtic Music Radio there will be little, if any, “traditional music” on my show. I’ll be saving that for actual Scots!
I haven’t had time to really focus on a playlist but can tell you I am considering tracks from the new Gun record and Admiral Fallow too. The rest will remain to be seen…Any suggestions on Scottish tracks for my show? Place them in the comments below.
Still doing the #5x50Chal too…Yesterday was a 40-min run (a best for this challenge) and today a walk before the sleet arrived. Feeling pretty good over all. Hope you are too!