“A Guid New Year tae Ane an Aa” to all Celtic Music Radio 95 FM listeners and welcome to the first day of 2015.
There is a change to the programme for today, Thursday 1 January 2015, to that published in the e-newsletter yesterday.
At 12 noon to 3.00pm today, 1 January, there is a special programme recorded at the second Inverclyde Scottish Folk & Roots Festival 2014 which starts with interviews with broadcaster Iain Anderson and singer, musician, writer and performance director Ian McCalman about the Far, Far From Ypres project.
The Greenock show (pictured) features a cast of 25 folksingers, with BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson’s wonderful narration linking songs and stories about Jimmy MacDonald, from “any village in Scotland”. This powerful show, telling of Jimmy’s recruitment, training, journey to the Somme, and return home, features songs of that era and contemporary songs about WW1. Cameo roles by Davy Nicol and Gordon McKenzie give an Inverclyde dimension to the story.
The Inverclyde Folk & Roots Festival 2014 took place at the Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock from Sunday 5 October 2014.
Far, Far From Ypres, Thursday 1 January 2015 at 12 noon to 3.00pm.
Other highlights of New Year’s Day programmes on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM include the annual Vatersay Boys session at 4.00pm recorded at the Islay Inn, Argyle Street, Glasgow and at 6.00pm live in studio 1 is award winning musician Paddy Callaghan with Trad with Pad with mostly music from Ireland and your requests. Email Paddy: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his FB page.
Listen to the first hour of 2015 on the Hogmanay Show with Gordon Hotchkiss and Liz Clark here at Catch Up anytime.