The Story of The Scottish Shindig and Radio GH...

Ewan Galloway, a very busy and popular Scottish musician, started the Scottish Shindig programme on TD1 Radio in 2010 in the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels.He brought his zest for Scottish Dance Music and song to the internet. As he became ever busier with playing for dances, ceilidhs, weddings and accordion clubs the length and breadth of the country, our late much missed great friend and colleague, Derek Hamilton, began to present the Scottish Shindig on TD1 when circumstances prevented Ewan from presenting the show. Derek himself was a very well known musician, producer and studio owner with a boundless energy for and knowledge of music, in particular, Scottish Dance Band music. An accomplished performer, Derek took to the microphone and radio presenting with gusto!
When the opportunity arose, Derek investigated producing and streaming the programme to the internet by themselves. Finding a domain to host the programme, a streaming service to stream the sound live from their home studios in the East and West of Scotland, putting in place the appropriate licences from PPL/PRS allowing them to legally play the music. Also designing the website and giving the whole project a professional look was important to the presenter/producers. Radio GH was born !
Sadly, in April 2022, Derek passed away, but his legacy of music, song and fun remains with us all. Derek's commitment, energy, talent, unfailing help and assistance will always be remembered and appreciated by everyone involved in or who listens to Radio GH.
Radio GH now also streams a wide variety of music, with an emphasis clearly on promoting and also preserving great traditional Scottish Dance Music and reaches listeners around the world. The weekly live Scottish Shindig and live weekday ceilidh shows have created an online community of friends previously unknown to each other !
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