Yvonne Lyon new single on Revival FM

Yvonne Lyon new single on Revival FM

Yvonne Lyon’s new single ‘Till We Meet Again’ is taken from a collection of songs written for her Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance, researching the connection between song-writing and grief.  The song and others from Yvonne will be featured on Tuesday, 25 April night’s Celtic Fusion programme on 100.8 Revival FM.

The song was co-written with a friend, Angela Beggan, who tragically lost her six year old son, Caden to meningococcal septicaemia.

They poured their story into metaphor and discovered that lyric and melody provided a safe place to share trauma and loss.  Through the creative process they found that their song became a vessel to hold grief, offering consolation and providing some connection to the future.

It is Yvonne’s hope that Till We Meet Again can continue in the great tradition of song writing by providing catharsis in the midst of dark and troubled times.

Yvonne Lyon is among Scotland’s and indeed the UK’s brightest and best singer-songwriters.

Celtic Fusion, Tuesday 25 April 8.00-10.00pm and repeated Saturday 29 April at 5.00-7.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

TTBA Album of the Month: Ed Sheeran with ‘Divide’

TTBA Album of the Month: Ed Sheeran with ‘Divide’

As we are now into April, there is a new Album of the Month on the Turn The Beat Around programme on Wednesday 5 April at 8.0pm on 100.8 Revival FM.

Ian Arbuckle presents the programme with its wide variety of music. A full playlist can be found on the TTBA playlist page on the revival.fm website here. Look under the Presenters tab at revival.fm

Ed Sheeran’s third album, ÷ “Divide” was released in March 2017. The album debuted at number one in the UK, the US and other major markets. The first two singles from the album, Shape of You and Castle on the Hill were released in January 2017 and broke records in a number of countries including the UK, Australia and Germany by debuting in the top two positions of the charts.divide-album-ed

Ed also became the first artist to have two songs debut in the US top 10 in the same week and interestingly, Ed Sheeran appeared on Debrett’s 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.

His current song ‘Galway Girl’ is getting plenty of airplay.  Ian will be playing tracks from the album on Turn The Beat Around throughout April.

Turn The Beat Around with Ian Arbuckle, Wednesday 5 April at 8.00-10.00pm; repeated Saturday 8 April at 3.00-5.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Rachel Hair Trio concert on Celtic Fusion

Rachel Hair Trio concert on Celtic Fusion

To celebrate the start of the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2017 at Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Colinton, Edinburgh from Friday 31 March until Wednesday 5 April, this week’s Celtic Fusion programme on 100.8 Revival FM features in the second hour of the programme a concert from The Rachel Hair Trio recorded at Celtic Connections 2016.

As a member of the organising committee and responsible for media enquires and information, Rachel Hair is heavily involved in the Edinburgh International Harp Festival.eihf-logo-2017

“Renowned for its strong melodies, earthy songs and majestic instrumental flair and driven by the dynamic playing of Highland harpist and composer Rachel Hair, The Rachel Hair Trio is completed by elegant double bass from Cameron Maxwell and strong rhythm and vocals from singer-guitarist Jenn Butterworth.

They have released two well received albums the most recent being the aptly titled Trì (Gaelic for three). “Three stringed instruments expertly balanced with each other, finely contrasting in tone and bursting with melodic energy.” – Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman.

More information on the Edinburgh International Harp Festival here.

Celtic Fusion, Tuesdays at 8.00-10.00pm; repeated Saturday 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime for 7 days after broadcast.

Summertime starts Sunday 26 March

Summertime starts Sunday 26 March

100.8 Revival FM reminds you not to miss your favourite programme on Sunday 26 March 2017 when in the UK the clocks go forward one hour at 1.00am.

British Summertime occurs on the last Sunday in March, which is on Sunday 26 March 2017.

The period when the clocks are one hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST). There’s more daylight in the evenings and depending on weather conditions on Sunday, there will be daylight until around 7.30pm. Mornings will be a little darker at breakfast for a few weeks.

Welcome to summer 2017 on Revival FM.