Host: Andy Donnelly
Long before the Celtic wave thundered triumphantly onto our shores and became popular among young North American listeners, CKUA appreciated that Celtic-influenced music has tremendous appeal
for music-lovers, whether young or not so young.
The Celtic Show, a Friday-night staple since 1996, is hosted by an expatriate Scot and a veteran of Alberta’s folk-music scene, Andy Donnelly. With his soft brogue and wicked sense of humour, Andy entertains and enlightens his audience with the marvelous diversity of musical styles that reflect the influence of the Celtic tradition.
Selections range from gentle, traditional ballads to hard-driving rock tunes complete with bagpipes. On any given show, you might hear the Tannehill Weavers, Dougie Maclean, Loreena McKennitt, Sinead O’Connor, the Rankin Family, the Pogues, Silly Wizard, the Chieftains, Christy Moore, Ashley McIsaac, the Waterboys and more. Touring musical guests drop by and share the magic that they bring to the airwaves.
So come on in, put your feet up and welcome to the wee Celtic Show, a wondrous, wee trip through the very best music of the Celts and beyond. Two hours of wee Celtic cuddles, ballads that would bring a tear to a glass eye, and jigs and reels to make you bounce in your baffies.