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Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast

Our regular free Scottish music podcast from Scotland featuring the very best of Gaelic, Scots, bagpipes, fiddle, harp music, Scottish bands, ceilidh bands, highland Scottish music, pipe band, traditional, folk and celtic. Visit Hands Up for Trad for all things Scottish.
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Now displaying: 2013
Dec 12, 2013

Hi there,

It’s the Foot Stompin’ Podcast Christmas edition! Featuring some great music from Diamh’s new album Tuneship followed by The Poozies. Next up we have Donald Grant’s The Way Home and then Butterflies and Broken Glass from Kim Edgar. Then it is Phil Cunningham’s The Palomino Waltz and we finish off with Nusa from Rory Campbell and Malcolm Stitt.

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Nov 20, 2013

Hi there,

We’re celebrating the 2013 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in this podcast. If you would like to vote (until November 22nd 2013 go to www.scotstradmusicawards.com). First up is Beer from Ross Ainslie’s Wide Open CD (nominated in Album in the Year). Then it is Fiona Hunter (nominated in Scots Singer of the Year) from her March 2014 released new CD and then Ailie Robertson’s Traditional Spirits album (Ailie is nominated in Instrumentalist of the Year). We finish off with the remaining 3 Album of the Year nominees. First it is Cruinn, then Battlefield Band’s Room Enough for All and finishing off the podcast with Marie Fielding’s An Tra.

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Oct 30, 2013

Hi there,

Back to our usual podcast here with a mix of classic and new releases from the world of Scottish traditional music. We start off with Now Westlin’ Winds from Dick Gaughan’s classic album Handful of Earth and then get right up to date with Breabach’s new release Urlar. Then it’s another new release from Salt House - Lay Your Dark Low. We hear some brilliant piano playing from Mhairi Hall followed by Atlantic Roar - the new release from Skipinnish. We finish up the podcast with another new release The Cauld Wind from Chris Stout and Finlay MacDonald.

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Oct 9, 2013

Hi there,

We are looking back to the winners of the 2012 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in this podcast in anticipation of voting opening in the 2013 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on the 4th November.

We start of the podcast with Breabach - winners of Folk Band of the Year and follow them with Album of the Year winner Kathleen MacInnes. Next is Dance Band of the Year Deoch 'N' Dorus followed by Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year - Paul McKenna Band. The PRS Composer of the Year was Mike Vass and we finish the podcast with the 2012 Instrumentalist of the Year Duncan Chisholm.

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Sep 25, 2013

Hi there,

We've got a great selection of Scottish music for you in this podcast. We start of with the classic Relativity of the 80s and another older release of Barbara Dickson and Gerry Rafferty singing a Bob Dylan song together. There's a set of tunes from BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Winner Ewan Robertson with Gary Innes and their album Shouts. The current BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Semi-Finals will be on Saturday 5th October 2013 in Coulter Hall, South Lanarkshire at 7.30pm. If you would like to come along visit www.youngtrad.co.uk for more information. After Shouts we have Music from BBC Hebrides programme by Donald Shaw and then a great song from Mick West's new album A Scots Chorus. We finish off the podcast with a set from Session A9.

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Sep 11, 2013

Hi there,

We're featuring the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame Dinner on 11th October, Oran Mor, Glasgow in this podcast. If you would like to come you can get a ticket at www.tradmusichall.com.

The music featured in the podcast comes from Willie Hunter (inducted 2013) tutored Fiddlers' Bid and their magnificent All Dressed in Yellow CD. Next up is Kenna Campbell (inducted 2005) tutored Catriona Watt and we follow this with Ross Ainslie's new CD Wide Open. Ross was mentored by Gordon Duncan (inducted 2010). We then play an unreleased track from Salt House and then a song from one of my mentors Nick Brennan. We finish up the podcast with Insomnia from global bagpipe stars Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Aug 27, 2013

Hi there,

Here's another programme of fantabulous Scottish music. We start off with a Intro from Rura. This is the demo before the album - I've always loved it! Next up is the brand new release - At the Heart of it All from Capercaillie then a lovely song - Eggshells from Rachel Sermanni. Then it's a brand new release from James Duncan MacKenzie and then the iTunes chart topping hit The Shinty Referee by Fergie MacDonald. We finish off this podcast with BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Winner Daniel Thorpe's The Curiosity Shop.

Aug 14, 2013

Hi there,

It's August and time for the Foot Stompin' Podcast! Featuring in this edition we have new CD Breath from Laura Beth Salter and then we're up with The Halton Quartet - Based on True Events. Then we have a real classic from Fine Friday - Gin I were a Baron's Heir. We have another new release from fiddle quartet Rant and then Ruith Na Gaoith from Arthur Cormack. We finish the podcast with a great set of tunes from The Tannahill Weavers.

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Jul 31, 2013

Hi there,

Here's out latest Foot Stompin' Podcast! We start off with the new album from fantastic fiddler Adam Sutherland. It's called Squall and well worth buying! Next up is a classic from Ossian called I will Set My Ship in Order sang by Tony Cuffe and we follow this with another new release Doubling from Mairearad and Anna. Kintulavaig by Jemma Cumming is next and then a modern classic Caniach from fiddler Duncan Chisholm. We finish of the podcast with Notes from Ma Heid from piper Chris Armstrong.

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Jul 18, 2013

Hi there,

Here's our latest Foot Stompin' summer podcast. We feature the great new CD from Battlefield Band - Room Enough for All, and the totally classic Handful of Earth from Dick Gaughan. Up next is another classic from Jock Tamson's Bairns and we then feature a new band The Scott Wood Trio. We then move back to a classic from Calum Kennedy from his Songs in Gaelic CD and finish up with the thoroughly modern Treacherous Orchestra and Superfly.

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Jun 18, 2013

Hi there,

More great music in this podcast starting off with the brand new release The Test from Scottish supergroup Manran. We follow this with another brand new release Elements from The Paul McKenna Band. Next up is a modern classic - First O' the Darkenin' by Chris Stout and then we celebrate the births of two babies from Scottish musicians Emily Smith and Gillian Frame. I finish of the podcast in fine dancing form with The Breton Set from Finlay MacDonald Band.

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May 30, 2013

Hi there,

Lots of great music this week starting off with the legendary Shooglenifty with their genre changing album Venus in Tweeds. Next is The Cast performing their version of Auld Lang Syne that featured in the Sex and the City movie and we follow this with fiddler John McCusker's Boys in the Puddle from his Yella Hoose album. We then feature Lori Watson and the song Maggie from her album Three and then back to the fiddle with a great set of reels from cMc's Snap n Roll album. We finish of the podcast with the Peatbog Faeries - What Men Deserve to Lose.

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May 8, 2013

Hi there,

Here we go with our May 8th Foot Stompin' Free Scottish Music Podcast. Featuring a great set of reels from  from Manran and then Karen Matheson singing a beautiful song from the album The Battle of Prestonpans 1745. Next up is a set of jigs from Matheu Watson's self-titled debut album and then a beautiful song - Kings Fareweel from Andy Hunter. Aly Bain then plays Shetland air Margaret Anne Robertson and we finish the podcast with a set of fiddle tunes from Russell Hunter, Eilidh Shaw, Simon Bradley and Angus Grant Jnr. Great stuff!

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Apr 17, 2013

Hi there,

Here's our April Foot Stompin' Free Scottish Music podcast. Featuring some top music from The Halton Quartet, Kris Drever, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Gaelic singer James Graham, Bobby Macleod and finishing with Breabach. Hope you enjoy :-)

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Mar 27, 2013

Hi there,

Here's the latest Foot Stompin' Scottish music podcast. This month we have the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band followed by Gaelic supergroup Cruinn. Next up is the Simon Bradley Trio and then a beautiful version of Morag a Dunbheagan sung by the great George Clavey. After that it is Adam McCulloch singing Sally Wheatley and we finish off with the fabulous Blazin' Fiddles.

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Feb 22, 2013

Hi there,

Our Foot Stompin' Free Scottish music podcast this features the new release from The Chair - The Road to Hammer Junkie and we follow it with An Dealachdh (The Parting) By Calum Martin. Next up is Love at the Swimming Pool by the Nuala Kennedy band and then a kind of members of Breabach celebration! First up is Ewan Robertson (Breabach singer) singing Vincent Black Lightning from his solo album Some Kind of Certainty and the we play Some Boy John from Calum MacCrimmon's (Breabach piper) debut CD. We leave Breabach to finish the podcast with Simple Life by Skerryvore.

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Feb 6, 2013

Hi there,

The latest Foot Stompin' podcast features Marie Fielding's An Tra, Eddie Reeder singing Dragonfiles, a set of tunes from the new Session A9 Live DVD, a beautiful song from Billy McIsaac - Lochaber, an air from the Battlefield Band and we finish off with a rockin set from Bags of Rock!

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Jan 25, 2013

Hi there,

We're in the middle of Glasgow's fabulous Celtic Connections festival with so much great music going on. This podcast features a sample of what Scotland has to offer with our brilliant music! We start of with a classic track from Deaf Shepherd who are 20 years old this year. We then celebrate Robert Burns with Ye Banks and Braes from the classic Rod Paterson and follow it with Burns' Gala Water sang by Dumfriesshire songstress Emily Smith. We then slow things down with an air from Shetland's Fiddlers' Bid and speed things up again with Lorne MacDougall's Hello World. We finish the podcast with another Scots song from Gordeanna McCulloch.

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Jan 9, 2013

Hi there,

The first Foot Stompin' podcast of 2013 features Gaelic singer Maeve MacKinnon, Borders Young Pipers - James Thomson and Chris Waite, Shetland guitarist Brian Nicholson, Argyll Gaelic Choir Coisir Ceann an Tuirc, Orcadian fiddler Eric Linklater and we finish off with award winning Shetland fiddler Gemma Donald. Happy New Year!!

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