Celtic Fusion features ‘Vesper Sky’ album

Celtic Fusion features ‘Vesper Sky’ album

Celtic Fusion on 100.8 Revival FM will feature the new CD album ‘Vesper Sky’ during October’s programmes.

Poets Stewart and Carol Henderson have collaborated with acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Yvonne Lyon for this new album, ‘Vesper Sky’.

As well as readings by Stewart and Carol and vocals by Yvonne, the project features musical contributions from such artists as Bryn Haworth, David Lyon and Seonaid Aitken.

‘Vesper Sky’ is a stunning and unique collection of songs and poems, produced by Graeme Duffin, Sandy Jones and Yvonne Lyon and recorded and mixed at Motherwell’s Foundry Music Lab.

Stewart Henderson is a poet, broadcaster and songwriter. The Sunday Times’ Gillian Reynolds says that Stewart understands the packed power of words; the importanance of their use and measure.

Carol Henderson is a storyteller, broadcaster and practicing iconographer with varied and distinguished background in publishing, theatre, and film. Carol’s extensive radio work includes drama readings on various BBC Radio 4 historical documentaries.

Celtic Fusion, Tuesdays 8.00-10.00pm and repeated Saturdays 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Morning Show special guests

Morning Show special guests

Join Dave Mitchell every weekday morning from 7.00am for the Revival Breakfast Show to get you on your way for the day ahead.

At 10.00am on the morning segment, Dave has special guests in studio 1 at 100.8 Revival FM.  If you miss any of these guests, then you can always listen again using the Catch Up anytime online service.  The programme is available to listen again on the Catch Up page for up to 7 days after original broadcast.

Dave Mitchell Breakfast & Morning Show, weekdays 7.00-11.00am.

New Julie Fowlis album ‘alterum’ on TTBA

New Julie Fowlis album ‘alterum’ on TTBA

The September Album of the Month on the Turn The Beat Around programme is from Scottish singer Julie Fowlis called ‘alterum’. Presemter Ian Arbuckle will be playing tracks from the album on his TTBA programme on Wednesday nights from 8.00pm and on Saturday afternoon from 3.00pm. 


This fifth studio album from the multi talented Julie Fowlis, who hails from North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, and who is now based in the Highlands.

She is a well-established artist on the world stage, this album showcases her flawless vocals and boundless musicality.

One of her many gifts is adding a modern twist to a traditional song, always skilfully handled and stays true to the traditions that mean so much to her.

Julie says: “The concept behind ‘alterum’ appealed to me in its interpretation of being spiritual and otherworldly, in the context of interpreting loss and where it goes.

My own work is steeped in tradition and historical reference, specific to the Highlands with a leaning to many beliefs and cultures, and therefore locations were identified which were both of the sea and the land, the two most contrasting elements we exist in, featuring horizons separating expansive skies and dark brooding waters, in addition, feathers were introduced depicting journey, transition in this case, Owl feathers silent in flight, of the night, the dark a place of mysticism and intrigue, we used them in a headdress, a link to a more ancient association.”

Turn The Beat Around with Ian Arbuckle, Wednesdays 8.00-10.00pm; Saturdays 3.00-5.00pm.  View the programme playlist here.

Dom Pipkin guests on The Gospel Blues Train

Dom Pipkin guests on The Gospel Blues Train

On Friday 31 August from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman features an exclusive interview with New Orleans-influenced British pianist Dom Pipkin.  Lins spoke to Dom before his recent solo appearance at the Inchyra Arts Club near Perth. 

Having shared the stage and studio with the likes of Paloma Faith, Morcheeba, Dr John and Ray Davies, Dom now fronts his own band the Ikos. Lins chatted to Dom about the influence various New Orleans piano players have had on him over the years.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Friday 31 August 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 1 September 7.00-8.00pm; Tuesday 4 September 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.