Win tickets to see Phillipa Hanna in Glasgow

Win tickets to see Phillipa Hanna in Glasgow

Philippa Hanna performs in Glasgow on Friday 24 February at the Hope Next Generation Bible Church, 37 Stewartville Street, Partick, Glasgow G11 5PL.

An evening of music with the amazing singer-songwriters Philippa Hanna and Unoma Okudo with a look at the work of Compassion UK, rescuing children in poverty worldwide.

Philippa Hanna is an acclaimed British singer-songwriter, based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and recorded in Nashville, her new album ‘Speed Of Light’ which tackles the challenges of life head-on, offering listeners a message of hope in the face of adversity.

Born into a musical family, Philippa knew from an early age that that making music was all she wanted to do. Her music frequently draws upon her experiences of a turbulent youth, and the Christian faith she found in 2004. She aims to offer a positive message for fans: Songs like I Am Amazing and Raggedy Doll have seen Philippa champion self-esteem in young people, and she also works as an advocate for children’s charity Compassion International.

You can WIN TICKETS FOR PHILIPPA HANNA LIVE on Friday 24 February in Partick, Glasgow.  Revival FM has a pair of tickets to give away to one fortunate listener.   Simply share this post on FB to be entered into the draw. The winner will be drawn on Friday 17 February. To guarantee your tickets, click this ticket link to Eventbrite.

Lins Honeyman talks to Blues legend Paul Jones

Lins Honeyman talks to Blues legend Paul Jones

This coming Friday, 17 February on 100.8 Revival FM from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman features an exclusive interview with Paul Jones – harmonica maestro, singer with Manfred Mann and The Blues Band, BBC Radio 2 presenter, actor and much more. 

Lins interviewed Paul Jones before a church testimony evening appearance with his wife Fiona Hendley last Octobe.

Paul talks about his love for gospel blues, how he formed a short-lived supergroup with Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Steve Winwood in the 60s as well as his recent solo releases ‘Starting All Over Again’ and ‘Suddenly I Like It’

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Friday 17 February 8.00-9.00pm and repeated Saturday 18 February at 7.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime here for up to 7 days after original transmission on 100.8 Revival FM.

Celtic Connections 2017: review

Celtic Connections 2017: review

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan at Strathclyde Suite, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Saturday 28 January 2017. 

Fifteen years ago in 2002, almost to the day, Emily Smith was voted Young Traditional Musician of the Year. It was also the year Emily met New Zealand musician Jamie McClennan who was later to become her husband and musical partner.

Emily Smith has been no stranger to Celtic Connections since then, but rarely has she been involved in such a wondrous night of music as this one was.

Being soul mates for so long Emily and Jamie have developed a near telepathic relationship and link up so very well on stage. This was a night of beautiful harmonies between them and wonderful musicianship. Add that to the humour between them in between the songs this was always going to be a thoroughly entertaining night.

Throughout the night there was a fantastic mix of songs including self penned ones from Jamie’s time in New Zealand, some very traditional songs and songs pertaining to Dumfries and Galloway where Emily is originally from, and where they currently stay with their two children.

cc2017-emily-smith-jamie-mcclennan-280117-2Songs such as Adoon Winding Nith, The Silver Tassie, Caledonia, Firefly and A Life That’s Good were delivered superbly.

Joining this couple on stage for the last few songs was another incredibly talented musician Anna Massie. Another rare treat for the capacity audience was actually hearing Anna join in with backing vocals. Renowned for her skill in playing any stringed instrument and sitting in the background of the stage, rarely is she seen taking to the front of stage and joining in with the singing.

To date, Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan have only recorded one album as a duet, Adoon Winding Nith, however I believe there may be another one in the pipeline. After this performance I would sincerely hope so. This was a quite exquisite show.

Danny Matheson

Bo’ness Avenue Youth Programme visit Revival

Bo’ness Avenue Youth Programme visit Revival

The Avenue Youth Programme in Bo’ness, West Lothian visited the 100.8 Revival FM studios on Saturday 28 January.

The Avenue is the youth division of St Andrew’s Parish Church, Bo’ness, social outreach programme.

revival-ave-youth-prog-bonessBreakfast Show presenter and programme manager Dave Mitchell (not in the above picture) was host to the team, pictured in studio 1.


Emily from the Avenue Youth Programme team reading her own story: Shy but Forever Bold.  And below, Callum training Jack in studio 2 at Revival FM.

revival-avenue-youth-jack-280117In 2008, St. Andrew’s Multimedia Youth Project (SAMYP) completed its work and split into two new ventures for St. Andrew’s Church; Sanctus Media Ltd and the Avenue Project.
Whilst Sanctus Media works purely as a multimedia business, Avenue provides activities, support andavenue-support-youth-banner-2 opportunity for young people from secondary school upwards, through a variety of ‘sub-projects’ that run on a local, national and international scale.
St Andrew’s Parish Church is at Grahamsdyke Avenue, Bo’ness, West Lothian EH51 9DT.  You can call the church on 01506 825803.