Yvonne Lyon’s new album ‘METANOIA’

Yvonne Lyon’s new album ‘METANOIA’

Yvonne Lyon’s new CD album Metanoia is her eighth solo studio release, further demonstrating her ability to deliver engaging original material with fresh imagination and will be featured on the Celtic Fusion programme at 8.00pm on 100.8 Revival FM.

Drawing inspiration from the Greek noun meaning ‘a new way seeing’, Yvonne Lyon offers a combination of previously unreleased songs and reinvented older tracks, several remixed by other producers and collaborators.  The result is a unique and emotive collection, rich in nuance and memorable throughout.

Metanoia has Americana, ambient and folk influences fuse together in a bold tapestry, along with several more intimate ballads showcasing Yvonne’s strengths as an evolving artist.Rather than shy away from her own struggles, her lyrics are both honest and vulnerable, conveying an ongoing sense of hope in the midst of brokenness and illness.

Metanonia was recorded at The Foundry Music Lab, Motherwell, Lanarkshire and produced by Graeme Duffin, Sandy Jones and Yvonne herself.  Guests on the album include Gareth Davies-Jones, Andrew Howie and Trevor Mitchell.  Of the 12 tracks, seven were written by Yvonne and the remainder being co-writes with David Lyon and Sandy Jones.

Yvonne Lyon is among the UK’s brightest and best singer-songwriters.  Yvonne plays Celtic Connections 2018 with Dougie MacLean on Wednesday 24 January in the Main Auditorium of The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Celtic Fusion with Bob McWilliam, Tuesday 9 January 2018, 8.00-10.00pm; repeated Saturday 13 January, 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Glasgow looking beautiful in January chill

Glasgow looking beautiful in January chill

Andrew Polson, Revival FM station director and music director of the Celebration Choir had his first Sunday walk of 2018, and it was along the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow city centre on Sunday 7 January 2018. 

Andrew says: “It was a lovely first Sunday Walk of 2018 and how Glasgow is such a beautiful City!  Anyone like me, would put up with sub zero temperatures the whole of January and February as long as we had clear blue skies all day.”  Pic: Andrew Polson, Sunday 7 January 2018.

FB friend Graeme McGinnigle took this view of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond covered in snow at Balloch yesterday, Sunday 7 January 2018.

Gospel Blues Train feature on Fats Domino

Gospel Blues Train feature on Fats Domino

This Friday, 12 January 2018 from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train will be paying tribute to New Orleans piano man Fats Domino who sadly passed away back in October at the age of 89. 

Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino’s musical career started as far back as the late 1940s and he is widely recognised as one of the architects of rock ‘n’ roll and R&B becoming famous for hits such as “Blueberry Hill”, “Ain’t That A Shame” and “I’m Walking To New Orleans”. 

This week’s show will dip into Fats’ sizeable back catalogue as well as featuring some selected cover versions by artists he influenced. 

Also featured on the show is Lins’ dad Les Honeyman who talks about the joy of discovering Fats’ music back in the 50s.

The Gospel Blues Train, presented and produced by Lins Honeyman, Friday 12 January 2018 at 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 13 January at 7.00-8.00pm; Tuesday 16 January at 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime for 7 days after broadcast.

Gospel Blues Train Christmas Special

Gospel Blues Train Christmas Special

This Friday, 22 December at 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train celebrates the festive season in style with its fourth annual Christmas Special edition. 

Whilst the shops are awash with familiar and perhaps overplayed Christmas tunes, Lins offers up some alternative Christmas listening with gospel and blues-tinged festive songs from the likes of BB King, Ella Fitzgerald, Bryn Haworth, Reverend Jimmie Bratcher and Joe Bonamassa in a packed show that will help to get you in the Christmas spirit. 

Grab yourself a mince pie and get on board for an hour of great Christmas music!

The Gospel Blues Train Christmas Special with Lins Honeyman, Friday 22 December, 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 23 December, 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 26 December 2017, 10.00-11.00pm. Plus Catch Up anytime.