Jun 232012

A couple of weekends ago, East Lothian FM had a very busy day at The Fraser Centre in Tranent. The centre has opened as a community resource and wanted to spread the word about their activities. East Lothian FM was asked to promote the event and provide some entertainment through the day.

We quickly realised that this was an opportunity to spread our wings a little. We broadcast Live from the event during the morning before switching back to the Studio for our regular Saturday shows. In the evening, we took over the centre ourselves for a fundraiser featuring music from Cool Reception and guests.

We had two little blips with the antiquated electrics in the Fraser Centre but otherwise broadcast the whole evening event live. It sounded great and attracted listeners from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to join in our fun.

Thanks to everyone that took part, either in person or online. Your support really is appreciated and we look forward to doing it all again soon.

Here’s some pictures just back from the chemist!

Jun 212012



Ju-Taun (pronounced Je Tawn) are 3 x boys from New Jersey, USA who are being mentored by the legendary Leon Huff of Philadelphia. Internationally famed, writer and producer of over 170 gold and platinum records including “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” and “Me and Mrs Jones”.




Kovak’s single “Killer Boots” has just been playlisted at Radio 2.

Written by the four band members, Killer Boots was recorded and produced in the UK’s most haunted Arreton Manor by dance producer Andy Gray (Hard Fi, Paul Oakenfold, Gary Numan, Enter Shikari).

Having been voted as ‘NXNE’s top 10 critics choice’ last summer, the band have been invited to play at the industry event again 15th June and will perform live the same day on CP24, to an audience of 1.4m viewers

Raghu Dixit

Raghu Dixit recently performed at Windsor Castle for “All The Queen’s Horses – A Diamond Jublilee Special”.

His album ‘Antaragni – The Fire Within’ is currently climbing up the iTunes World Music page (currently at No.14). He also has a great summer ahead of him, with performances lined up for Larmer Tree Festival, Solas Festival, Womad, Cambridge Folk Festival and TED to name just a few. He also appeared on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC 1 last month.

Catch him in Edinburgh at the Solas Festival on Saturday (23rd June).

Jun 142012

Lothian and Borders Police LogoLothian and Borders Police have confirmed that a man has died after falling on rocks at Tyninghame Links near Dunbar in East Lothian this morning (June 14).

Police were called around 8.10am after the 69-year-old from East Linton fell around 15-20ft.

An emergency recovery involving the police, ambulance service, coastguard and RAF then took place and the man was airlifted to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he passed away this afternoon.

Jun 142012

Anne NolanThursday

  • Anne Nolan – From Nolan Sisters talking about her new solo album “Just One Voice”.
  • Dennis Alexander – Scottish Entertainer.

Francis Bowie

Francis Bowie is a metrosexual whirlwind of creativity within the Danish music and art scene. His new EP is a beautifully crafted selection of his finest songs in a pop-ish mode. With soaring synth-lines and orchestral backing, it’s light yet deep; sincere and thoughtful; catchy yet cool.

In Copenhagen in 2007, Francis opened his first art gallery, while also releasing the debut album “Too Much” with his indie art rock band “A LOVE YOU“. GalArtery soon became a place where young artists could gather and do their shows and performances. In the spring of 2011 along with two designers, he opened a second art gallery called MATT 18 which also exhibits fashion, clothing and design.


Gerry Marsden

Gerry and the Pacemakers‘ claim to fame is being known as the second most famous group from Liverpool. It’s not such a bad thing considering who the first one is! They achieved no less than three UK Number 1’s, two Top 5 and one Top 10 singles since the bands formation in 1962.

Gerry Marsden created a national anthem with his endorsement of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” which has become the signature tune of Liverpool Football Club and to this day is sung at grounds throughout the UK.

In 1981 Gerry met up with David Martin (singer/songwriter and producer) when they were holidaying in Spain. Having struck up a lasting friendship they decided to mark 2012 with a 50th Anniversary album.Skerryvore


This award-winning band hails from the tiny Isle of Tiree and have gone on to become an international sensation performing everywhere from Chicago to Shanghai.

They have just released their fourth album “World of Chances” a follow-up to much acclaimed third album ‘Skerryvore’ (SNMA Record of the Year 2011). The new release draws heavily from the band’s experiences and influences while on tour.

They performed in over 20 countries worldwide and earned the accolade of STMA Live Act of the Year in 2011.

This Week’s Links

Jun 132012

Anastasia Plays PipesLast week, East Lothian FM’s very own Davie Martin was approached by the producers of hit music show The X Factor. They were looking for a Pipe Band to Pipe in the judges at last Monday’s Live Auditions at the SECC, Glasgow.

Davie invited East Lothian’s Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band to do the honours and was delighted when they agreed.

At the SECC, the 25 strong band Piped In the four X-Factor judges; Tulisa, Anastacia. Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow.

Anastasia is the latest celebrity guest judge to join the fold and step in until show bosses appoint a permanent fourth judge to replace Kelly Rowland. She took the Dermot O'Leary and Pipesopportunity to have a shot of the pipes backstage while Gary Barlow tried the snare drum. Dermot O’Leary looked on too.

All 25 kids from the pipe band enjoyed the auditions with Davie in VIP seats right behind the judges. They thoroughly enjoyed the show but are sworn to secrecy, so couldn’t tell us anything about the artists they saw!

The X Factor will return to our screen later this year. In the meantime, tune in to Davie Martin’s show on Sunday morning to hear more about the day.

X Factor and PL Pipe Band

Preston Lodge Pipe Band at the X Factor

PL Pipe Band On Stage (Click for bigger image)



Jun 132012

Belhaven Bikes LogoBelhaven Bikes, East Lothian’s Cycle, Skate and Scoot shop, is bringing the MADD stunt scooter team to visit Dunbar Primary School – Lochend Campus and theSPACE, North Berwick on Tuesday 26th June 2012.

For the last few years Belhaven Bikes have been stocking scooters, together with related parts and accessories, alongside cycles. Colin Cairns Ford of Belhaven Bikes comments, “It’s amazing to see, first hand, how the scooter scene has developed and we are proud to be able to bring MADD, such a huge name in scooters, to visit East Lothian”.

MADD produce world class scooters. MADD love their teams and fans, and regularly devote time to hold action sport events such as these.

The MADD team will visit the school during the day for a demo and signings, then the team will move on to theSPACE in the evening. theSPACE will be open from 4pm for a ‘Scooter Only’ night. See attached flyer for details.

Headteacher of Dunbar Primary School, Helen Gillanders, commented “it will be a great treat as part of our end of term activities and I know our pupils will really enjoy the show”

Adrian Girling from theSPACE said “we are looking forward to the night with the MADD scooter team, know that local scooter lovers are going to have a brilliant time. We are really chuffed that Colin at Belhaven Bikes managed to get this event together with the MADD team”.

Tuesday 26th June 2012 is going to be a RAD day with the MADD scooter team!

To get an idea of what to expect, check out the Youtube vid below.