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Easter Celebration 2017 success

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017

The two nights of the Easter Celebration 2017 “Kingdom Power Glory” took place over the Easter Weekend holiday in the New Auditorium of The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall...

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Yvonne Lyon new single on Revival FM

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

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...

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Elsa Harris guests on The Gospel Blues Train

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

This Friday, 28 April at 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman features an exclusive interview with Chicago-based gospel singer Elsa Harris.  In a career that has...

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Easter Celebration at The Concert Hall New Auditorium

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017

The first of two nights of the Easter Celebration 2017 “Kingdom Power Glory” took place last night, Saturday 15 April in the New Auditorium of The Glasgow Royal Concert...

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Passion Play Lanarkshire celebrate Easter

Passion Play Lanarkshire celebrate Easter

This Holy Week, as people across Scotland celebrate Easter with everything from children’s egg hunts to special church services.

In Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the church will be taking the Easter message into their community with ground-breaking productions of the Passion Play.

The play at Hamilton Old Kirk, which will be performed in public for the first time, began this week with a Palm Sunday procession that attracted hundreds of people.

A cast of more than 30 people from the Hamilton area have been brought together, alongside professional actors in the roles of Judas and Jesus, to create an ambitious performance portraying the events leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Each year the churches of Hamilton take turns to host events to mark Holy Week. This year it’s up to Hamilton Old Kirk at Leechlee Road, Hamilton, where a husband and wife team have led the project.

Host minister Rev. Ross Blackman is “incredibly excited” about the production, and emphasises what he hopes will be a sensory performance.

On Thursday night, 13 April in Hamilton, the scene of the Last Supper included members of the Hamilton area clergy as disciples, who distributed the communion elements at the end of the service. View the video below of Thursday night’s scene

On Good Friday, 14 April, the service will conclude with Jesus on the cross outside the front of the church before being “buried” in the church for the weekend.

The event will culminate on Easter Sunday, 16 April, with a dawn service of resurrection at 6.30am and followed by scenes from the Resurrection at 10:30am.

The meaning of Easter
Rev Joanne Hood, minister at St John’s Church in Hamilton, is also taking part in the production, which hundreds are expected to attend. She said: “We wanted to do something to help everyone understand the meaning of Easter; of Christ’s resurrection and the joy it gives us. That’s why we will be staging the Passion Play both in the streets of Hamilton and in our churches. It’s a huge thing for us with all the churches coming together across denominations to put on a really special event for the community.”

TTBA playlist Wednesday 12 April

TTBA playlist Wednesday 12 April

Turn The Beat Around is produced and presented by Ian Arbuckle and broadcast on 100.8 Revival FM on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 until 10.00pm with a repeat on Saturdays 3.00 until 5.00pm plus available for 7 days after broadcasting at Catch Up anytime.


Playlist for the programme on Wednesday 12 April; repeat Easter Saturday 15 April 2017.

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
Higher Love – Steve Winwood
All I need to know – 1000 Foot Krutch
Spacer – Sheila B Devotion
I am Amazing – Phillipa Hannah
Wild Mountain Thyme – The Silencers
(Feels like) Heaven – Fiction factory
Wake me up – Joey’s Dream
5-4-3-2-1 – Manfred Mann
Uptight (everythings alright) – Stevie Wonder
Breathe – Superchick

Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Baby Baby – Amy Grant
I got to find me somebody – The Vel-vets
You didn’t say a word – Yvonne Baker
Country Girl – Vickie Baines
Tribute(right on) – Pasedenas
ALBUM OF ed-sheeran-2THE MONTH 2 

Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
Boy With the Ocean in his Eyes – Yvonne Lyon
Tell it to my Heart – Taylor Dayne
Lets hear it for the boy – Deneice Williams
Oh you pretty things – David Bowie
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN? Music and news from history
I feel the earth move – Martika
Waiting for a star to fall – Boy Meets Girl
Better Days – McLuskey Brothers
Burn Bright – John Neufield
Little Lies – Dave Barnes
Changing Man – Paul Weller

Ian says: “Thanks for listening. You’ve been listening to Turn the Beat Around on 100.8 Revival FM. I’m Ian Arbuckle and I’ll be back again next week same time.”  

Easter Celebration at the New Auditorium

Easter Celebration at the New Auditorium

The Easter Celebration 2017 will be performed in the £14m New Auditorium within The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 

The Celebration Choir with The Gospel Heirs are looking forward to this brand new experience where the acoustics have been said to be excellent.  Make sure of your and enjoy the superb Easter presentation: KINGDOM POWER GLORY – praising the Risen Christ.

The New Auditorium at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is a specially designed space with variable acoustics that provides world class rehearsal and recording facilities for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and offers Glasgow a magnificent new performance venue.




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 website here. Look under the Presenters tab at

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.