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Be Part of the Celtic Show this Friday!

September 24, 2014, 2:08 pm


This week we're inviting everyone to get together on The Celtic Show. Join our Facebook and Twitter live forum with our special guest Adrian Nation: singer-songwriter, rugby player, carpenter, martial artist, climber, and guitar builder.

Adrian will be online from his home in England, ready to talk to our listeners and answer questions about his music and his life as we explore his music during the show.

This will be the first time we have tried this, so let's chat! Are you in?


ATB All-Albertan Song Contest Winner Revealed

September 24, 2014, 7:28 am

Thursday, September 25th at 8:30pm on Alberta Morning, host Grant Stovel and ATB's Barry Strader announced the grand prize winner of the 2014 ATB Financial All-Albertan Song Contest!

The winner is Jordan Ostrom, who takes home $10,000 from ATB Financial, along with $2000 toward the professional recording of a "radio friendly" version of her song 'Heaven in the Pines' from Alberta Music.

The second-place winner is T. Buckley, who receives $3,000 with 'I'm Coming Home Tonight'.

The third-place winner is Brock Tyler, who receives $2,000 with 'Louise Caroline Alberta'.

The six short-listed acts, as chosen by a panel of judges from Alberta Music, CKUA, and ATB Financial also included Mariel Buckley, Jodi Doidge and I Am Machi. The winner is selected by a combination of public voting and a final round of judging.

You can listen to all of the finalists right now at WeAreAlberta.ca.

Lyle Lovett & Ziggy Marley on Mulligan Stew

September 22, 2014, 1:29 pm
Mulligan Stew welcomes Lyle Lovett and Ziggy Marley, both who are performing in the province this month.
On the phone with Terry David, Lyle Lovett talks about how he interviewed Texas songwriters in college as part of his studies, gleaning inside information that he used in his own career. He also discusses his current role as Monte P. Flagman on the TV series The Bridge. We'll take a listen to tracks from his latest album, Release Me. He brings his Acoustic Band to Calgary and Edmonton.

Alberta dates:

Monday Sept 22 - Calgary (EPCOR Centre)
Tuesday Sept 23 - Edmonton (Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium)

Terry also talks to Ziggy Marley, who has a new album Fly Rasta. They'll discuss the process of creating this new collection of songs, which benefited from Ziggy's collaboration with some of the industry's most talented singers, musicians and producers.

Alberta dates:

Monday Sept 29 - Calgary (EPCOR Centre)
Tuesday Sept 30 - Edmonton (Winspear Centre)

Cover photo of Lyle Lovett's Guitar by Michael Wilson

Share Your CKUA Story & Win

September 22, 2014, 2:00 pm

We're inviting everyone to share their CKUA stories with us, and have a chance to win a great CKUA prize pack.

How did you first find CKUA? Do you remember the first album you bought because you heard it here? Did CKUA introduce you to anyone significant in your life?

We'd love to hear from you. Please call our talk-back line toll free at 1-855-650-2582 and you might hear your very own story on air during our Fall Fundraiser! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a CKUA prize pack, including a CKUA t-shirt, water bottle, coffee mug, tote bag, and a copy of the book Radio Worth Fighting For by Marylu Walters. Deadline is October 10th.

You've been listening to us - now it's our turn.

Cover photo: ABC Radio on Flickr

Kirby Sewell on Natch'l Blues

September 22, 2014, 11:34 am

Calgary bluesman Kirby Sewell joins Holger this Saturday for conversation & music from his band's latest album, Girl With A New Tattoo.

Alberta dates:

Sep. 19/20 - Calgary (Ironwood Stage & Grill)
Sep. 21 - Calgary (Festival Hall)
Sep. 26/27- Edmonton (Big Al's House of Blues)


by Kevin Wilson

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