They’ve let me loose on the airwaves. The “Station House Media Unit” [ “SHMU” ] is a community radio station broadcasting locally around Aberdeen. It’s run mainly by volunteers, and until recently had a folk / traditional music programme until presenter Gus MacDonald no longer had the time to carry it on. I’ve taken over the presentation of the programme, along with another local musician Colin Edwards. We play quite a mixture of material between us, but Colin has been on holiday these last two weeks, so I’ve had the run of things to myself. Consequently, there’s a fair bit of flute content in the programme which went out yesterday - you can listen to each programme online for a week after initial broadcast. I had played a lot of Irish music in the programmes on either side of The Willie Clancy week, and did a mainly Scottish programme of recent releases last week to redress the balance. This week I went international, playing some songs I like, but also flute tracks from Jean-Michel Veillon, from new recordings by Kieran O’Hare and John Skelton, and Louise Mulcahy, and flute is also included by groups “Lllan de Cubel” and “The Alan Kelly Gang” [ Steph Geremia ].
Give it a listen - constructive criticism would be appreciated, and Colin has set up a “Facebook” page for the show if you wanted to comment there.
To hear my dulcet tones, try this link - it should work with a single click - go to “Listen again” - it may take a minute or two to connect, it is sometimes slow. Please remember, all of us are amateur broadcasters - it’s the music that is important !