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West Sound Radio
West Sound Radio and Groundbase collaborated in the production of the Monday evening 'Groundbase Music Hour' series. This successful series has featured a wide variety of music, from folk and rock to traditional Scottish, choral, and even an opera singer. The series is a first in Scottish radio, with its bias towards performers who write and perform their own compositions.
"I've been overwhelmed by the high standard of the audition tapes sent in," said West Sound presenter Cameron Murray. "The whole series has been very well received and offers a great opportunity for local talent. As West Sound doesn't just use computer selection for its music programming, that gives us the flexibility to promote local talent."
There have been live performances by local bands such as "Swagger" and "Runt of the Litter", folk singers Gerda Picken and Jim Howard. The more traditional "Langholm Folk" and "Galloway Consort" were also featured on the programme.
"The series allows local musicians to perform their own music to a wider audience than they usually reach, and lets local people know what is happening musically within the area." stated Graham Platt, Groundbase Executive.
Our picture below shows Kim McLelland of the Annan-based band "Swagger" in action.