Take A Moment by Sanctuary First

Take A Moment by Sanctuary First

In and around the manic rushing around of the ‘countdown’ to Christmas, we are encouraging you to take a series of moments – simply to be. To take a break from the preparation, shopping, cooking, wrapping, stressing, and juggling of calendars and relationships.

Christmas can be hectic, overwhelming and demanding. It can be a time of conflict as well as celebration. A time where special memories are made but also when painful ones are remembered. There is a lot of pressure around Christmas to meet the expectations of family, colleagues, society and even the supermarket. It can be an endurance test, always asking you to be one step ahead. Are you having the perfect Christmas? Have you got it sussed? Have you nailed it?

The rushing around and juggling around Christmas can seem like a world way away from that first Christmas, the ‘reason for the season’, but in fact the first Christmas wasn’t gentle, calm and restful. With its stresses, upheavals and logistics to negotiate, it was probably a lot closer to our 21st Century Christmas than it would first appear.

The young couple, Joseph and Mary, were what we’d call today ‘internally displaced people’ who were having to confront the reality of childbirth on the move. They were victims of the arbitrary actions of a distant and unaccountable political regime. They were like many young people throughout history and around the world to the present day. They had to struggle with dangerous travel, temporary shelter, and persistent hunger… while at the same time getting to grips with parenthood.

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Beth Rowley guests on the Gospel Blues Train

Beth Rowley guests on the Gospel Blues Train

This Friday, 24 November from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman features an exclusive interview with UK singer/songwriter Beth Rowley which was recorded backstage at Perth Concert Hall moments before she went on stage with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra back in May.

In 2008, she released her acclaimed Ben Castle-produced debut album ‘Little Dreamer’ and, since then, has regularly toured with Jools and his orchestra as well as her own backing band as a solo artist.

Lins caught up with her to ask her about working with Jools, her solo career and also her soon-to-be-released new album.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Friday 24 November, 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 25 November, 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 28 November 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

TTBA Album of the Month – November 2017

TTBA Album of the Month – November 2017

Ian Arbuckle has chosen the brand new and debut album from Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie as the Album of the Month for November 2017 on the Turn The Beat Around programme on 100.8 Revival FM.

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie who are also referred to as simply Buckingham/McVie, is a studio album by Fleetwood Mac vocalists Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie.

Four of the five members of Fleetwood Mac are featured on the CD album, with contributions from drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie.

Vocalist Stevie Nicks is the sole member absent in the album which has proven to be very successful in the UK, where it debuted within the top 5 album sales.

Turn The Beat Around with Ian Arbuckle, Wednesday 1 November 2017, 8.00-10.00pm.

Winter Time starts Sunday 29 October at 2.00am

Winter Time starts Sunday 29 October at 2.00am

It is that time of year again and certainly the freezing temperatures in recent days have meant that the mild October is becoming a memory. In Cumbernauld, the temperature will fall to 1 degree Celsius on Sunday overnight.

Winter Time commences this Sunday, 29 October at 2.00am when clocks and all time instruments should be put back one hour.

In the UK, the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1.00am on the last Sunday in March, and back 1 hour at 2.00am on the last Sunday in October, therefore, this Sunday, 29 October.

When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).