Sunday, January 22, 2017

Beatcroft Social, 21 January - now streaming in HD video, on Facebook and audio only

Exciting news! We are now archiving our 60 North Radio broadcasts at in high definition video and stereo. You can find the latest Beatcroft (incorporating The Museum of Lost Audio) and some of the older ones here: .

The latest Beatcroft features some great aurora shots towards the end of the show, and the Hogmanay special has Da Mirrie Dancers galore!

Of course, the Mixcloud audio-only and Facebook options are still open to you, and embedded later in this post.

A quick word about the immediate future: next week's show is a pre-Up Helly Aa special with guest Maurice Henderson of Fiddler's Bid, who'll be talking about his new book In Search of Willafjord, the story of a tune...

Then, on Up Helly Aa (Lerwick) day itself (Tuesday 31 January) 60N Radio will be on air almost all day with live video and audio. Starting with two hours from 9-11am, I will cover the opening parade of the Jarl Squad, first sight of the galley and unveiling of Da Bill, with pertinent music! Then some live footage of the Fiery Sessions concerts, followed by the Beatcroft Social back on air from 5-7pm. After that we have the legendary Davie Gardner and Peter Malcolmson and live coverage of the main event itself. So if you can't be in Shetland for the biggest Viking fire festival in the world, tune in on Facebook Live and on

Anyway, here's last night's playlist, followed by the Facebook and Mixcloud players.

Waterboys: A Girl Called Johnny
Lloyd Cole: She's a Girl and I'm a Man
Aberfeldy: Claire (vinyl single)
Randolph's Leap: I Can't Dance To This Music Anymore
Jill Jackson: Always the Last To Know
Justin Currie: If I Ever Loved You
Set the Tone: Rap Your Love (vinyl)
Lush Rollers: Out in the Woods
Kris Drever and Julie Fowlis: Not Where It's At
Aly Bain: Gillian's Reel/Charles Sutherland/Donald Stewart the Piper
Taste: Same Old Story (vinyl)
Beck, Mathewson and Humair: Suite No.5 (Gordon Beck) on CD Jazz Trio
Debbie Scott (with Peerie Willie Johnson): Lady Be Good (vinyl)
Josef K: Heaven Sent (vinyl)
Aztec Camera: We Could Send Letters
Lemonheads: My Stove (cassette)
Finnieston: Complicated Mind
Big Country: Fields of Fire
Catriona Macdonald: Shetland Reels
Icicle Works: Love is a Wonderful Colour
Astrid Williamson: Never Enough
Blue Nile: Tinseltown in the Rain

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

'Jubilation in the Land...when Johnny Strikes Up the Band' Beatcroft Social from last Saturday with rare Paul Buchanan radio session tracks

Sorry for the delay in posting, folks, but here's Saturday's Beatcroft Social from 60 North Radio, including these very rare Paul Buchanan solo sessions for a US radio station. Audio on Mixcloud and the Facebook video and audio stream.

We've been very busy this week preparing for what will be around six hours of broadcasting on Tuesday 31st January, Up Helly Aa Day. There will be special live Beatcroft Socials from 9-11am and 5-7pm, with video of some of the greatest moments in Viking action.


Warren Zevon: Johnny Strikes Up The Band
Bottle Rockets: Radar Gun
Luke Sital Singh: American Girl
Blue Nile: I Love this Life (vinyl 45)
The Hold Steady: The Swish
The XX: Brave for You
Steve Butler: Waving and Drowning (vinyl)
Japandroids: No Known Drink or Drug
Paul Buchanan radio session: A Walk Across The Rooftops
Tom Anderson, Aly Bain, Davie Tulloch, Trevor Hunter: The Unst Bridal March and The Bride's a Bonnie Ting (vinyl, from The Silver Bow Volume 1)
Lise Sinclair: Wireless (from the A Time to Keep CD)
JD MacPherson and Pokey LaFarge: Good Old Oklahoma
Poco: Rose of Cimarron
Mark Kozalek: Up To My Neck in you
AC/DC: Got Blood If you Want It
The Beat Poets:Killer Bee Honey (vinyl)
MC Solaar: La Vie Est Belle
Rilo Kiley: Portions for Foxes
Blue Nile: Stay (vinyl)
Paul Buchanan radio session: Easter Parade
Teenage Fanclub: The Darkest Part of the Night
Buckingham Nicks: Don't Let Me down again (vinyl)
Dropkick Murphys: 4-15-13
Elton John: Are You Ready for Love?
Flamin' Groovies: Shake some Action