About Music from the Glen

Music from the Glen is a weekly program of traditional music from the British Isles and beyond. The program has been running for almost 30 years, and focuses on folk music of a traditional bent from the British Isles and elsewhere that these traditions have spread.

We feature traditional music in all forms: new releases of traditional songs and tunes, new compositions in traditional style, classic traditional material from the folk revival onward, and even the occasional archival recording.

We frequently play the music of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and sometimes venture to Australia, Brittany and Scandinavia. We often feature musicians from the rich Canadian traditional music scene — including players from Cape Breton, the Ottawa Valley, Newfoundland, and Quebec — as well as the music of the American North-East.

How to listen

Music from the Glen airs on Canada's original community-based campus radio station CKCU (93.1 FM). The show airs Sundays at 11:30 am Eastern Time and runs 90 minutes. We are preceded by An Indian Morning and followed by This Island Earth.

As CKCU is simulcast on the internet, listeners from outside Ottawa tune in to CKCU's internet stream at 11:30 am Eastern Time (15h30 UTC in summer and 16h30 UTC in winter) to hear the program in real time. You can also listen to shows broadcast within the last thirty days.

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