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Program 1466: Summer Sounds (June 30, 2011) Week 26

You'll breeze towards the heart of summer with this week's music from Eddi Reader, William Jackson, Nightnoise and more.

A United Earth I…by Alan Stivell with Youssou N’Dour from Dublin to Dakar (Putumayo)
The Shores of Loch Ghamhna/Aolbhneas Ellis Ui Cheallaigh…by Deiseal from The Long Long Note (Starc)
Swimming Song…by Maddy Prior from Year (Park Records)
Water Music…by Pierre Bensusan from Musiques (Windham Hill)
Daire’s Dream…by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge (Tara)
California….by Eddi Reader from Angels & Electricity (Warner Music)
At The Races…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
ID Excerpt: Baka…by Outback from Baka (Hannibal Records)
The Pearl Wedding Reel/Country Girl & the Hungarian Fiddler…by Old Blind Dogs from Fit? (Green Linnet)
Land of Light…by William Jackson from Land of Light (Mill Records)
Moondance…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
A Costa de Galicia…by Sharon Shannon & Friends from The Diamond Mountain Sessions (Grapevine)
Marabilla…by Skyedance from Live in Spain (Culburnie)
Two Fifty to Vigo…by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweed (Greentrax)

Program 1465:  Miles of Isles (June 23, 2011)  Week 25   

From the Northern Isles of Shetland and Orkney to the Hebrides, the Isle of Man, and Rathlin Island off the northern Irish coast, this week's diverse choice of music is insular only in the geographical sense.

Da White Wife…by Fiddler's Bid from Naked & Bare (Greentrax)
Ho Ro’s Toigh Leam Fhin Thu…by MacKenzie from The Hear and Now (MacMeanmna)
Hillswick/Party Scene…by Chris Stout from Tracks North (www.shetlandmusic.com)
Haidh O…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram)
Calum Beag O Thir a Mhurain/The Twisted Bridge…by Maggie MacInnes from Spoirad Beatha (Marram)
Cailleach An Airgid/Rachainn AShuiridh'Air Oighrig…by Cliar from The Rough Guide to Scottish Music (MacMeanmna)
Donal Agus Morag…by Altan from Harvest Storm (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: The Corn Holm…by Don Wessells from On Orkney (Harmonichro Records)
The Hut on Staffin Island/Sandy MacLeod of Garafad/The Soft Horse Reel…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
Fiolialgean …by Billy Ross from Shore Street  (Greentrax)
Shapinsay Polka/Jimmy o' the Bu's Polka/Scapa Flow…by Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley from Mither o' the Sea (Greentrax)
Tha Mulaidh…by Alyth McCormack from An Iomall -The Edge (Vertical)
Martyrdom…by Salm from Salm Vol.1 (Ridge Records)
Iona…by William Jackson from A Scottish Island (Mill Records)
The Goodnight Song…by Emma Christian from Celtic Voices-Women of Song (Narada Media)
The Patterned Carpet Set: Alisdair Fraser's Compliments to Lorna Mitchell/Reel for Eilidh Shaw/Da Eye Wife…by Rock, Salt & Nails from Midnight Rain (Park Records)

Program 1464:   Best of the Best (June 16, 2011)  Week 24  

From The Chieftains vintage collection "The Very Best of the Claddagh Years" to "Dusk till Dawn" which telescopes the long and successful career of Capercaillie, we explore some of the finest "best of" compilations this week.

Bodachan A Gharaidh/General MacDonald /Craig An Fhithich…by Battlefield Band from The Best of Battlefield Band (Temple)
Do You Love an Apple…by The Bothy Band from The Best of the Bothy Band (Green Linnet)
Leitrim Fancy/Round the World for Sport/Rip the Calico.Martin Wynne’s/The Endchanted Lad/The Holy Land…by
The Bothy Band from The Best of the Bothy Band (Green Linnet)
Tri Martolod…by Alan Stivell from 70/90 Zoom (Disques Dreyfus)
Ceol Bhriotanach…by The Chieftains from The Very Best of the Claddagh Years Vol 2 (Claddagh)
Waiting for the Wheel to Turn…by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)
ID Excerpt: Jig in the Castle …by Antoni O’Breskey from The Colours of Music (O’Music)
Deep in the Darkest Night…by Maddy Prior from Collections (The Very Best of 1995-2005) (Park)
The Maid of Coolmore …by Antoni O’Breskey from The Colours of Music (O’Music)
Leaving the Land…by Eric Bogle from Singing the Spirit Home (Greentrax)
Carolina Rua…by Mary Black from The Collection (Telstar)
Trust in You…by Paul Brady from Nobody Knows (The Best of Paul Brady) (Compass)
Scojun Waltz/Rander’s Hopsa…by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax)

Program 1463: Saying Something (June 9, 2011) Week 23   

How do you deliver a message of social justice, peace, or environmental consciousness in a way that guarantees an audience?  Find out in the songs of Christy Moore, Dougie MacLean, Máire Brennan, Sally Barker and others.

What You Do With What You've Got...by Dick Gaughan from Outlaws & Dreamers (Greentrax)
Four Stone Walls…by Capercaillie from Secret People (BMG)
Go Move Shift…by Christy Moore from The Time Has Come (Green Linnet)
The Rocky Reels…by Deanta from Ready for the Storm (Green Linnet)
We Built Fires…by The Poozies from Chantoozies (Hypertension)
The Land…by Dougie MacLean from Marching Mystery (Dunkeld)
Nothing To Do With It…by Dougie MacLean from Who Am I (Dunkeld)
ID Excerpt: One Summer’s Morning…by Dougie MacLean from Fiddle (Dunkeld)
Voices of the Land…by Maire Brennan from Maire (Atlantic)
Old & Strong/The Mountain Song…by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Russell & Kydd (Greentrax)
Ri Na Crinne…by Clannad from Anam (Tara)
An Dro Nevez…by Baka from Outback (Hannibal Records)
Elephants…by Sally Barker & The Rhythm from Beating the Drum (Hypertension)
Woosi…by Baka Beyond from The Meeting Pool (Hannibal)
Set to Rights…by Bachue from A Certain Smile (Culburnie)

Program 1462: Soundtracks (June 2, 2011) Week 22   

From The Chieftains Oscar winning "Barry Lyndon" soundtrack in the 1970s, to the '90s epics "Last of the Mohicans," "Braveheart," "Rob Roy" and "Titanic," cinematic Celtic music has our attention this week.

Bridge Attack…by Bill Whelan and various artists from Some Mother’s Son -movie soundtrack (Celtic Heartbeat)
Dancing at Lunasa…by Bill Whelan and various artists from Dancing at Lunasa -movie soundtrack (Sony Classical)
She Moved Through the Fair…by Sinead O’Connor from Michael Collins -movie soundtrack (Warner)
O’Sullivan’s March…by The Chieftains from Film Cuts (RCA)
The Fairest of All Yarrow…by Kate Rusby and John McCusker from Heartlands (Pure)
I Wonder What’s Keeping My True Love Tonight…by Kate Rusby and John McCusker from Heartlands (Pure)
Round the Next Corner…by Kate Rusby and John McCusker from Heartlands (Pure)
ID Excerpt: Nearer My God To Thee..by Eileen Ivers from Back to Titanic (Sony)
The House in Rose Valley…by Phil Cunningham from Airs and Graces (Green Linnet)
Wafarin’ Stranger…by Maria McKee from Songcatcher (Vanguard)
Main Title from Braveheart…by The Boston Pops Orchestra from The Celtic Album (RCA)
Jack Dawson’s Luck…by Eileen Ivers, Eric Rigler, and various artists from Back to Titanic (Sony)
Ailein Duinn…by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)
The Gael…by Dougie MacLean from The Search (Dunkeld)

Program 1461:  Musical Breizh (May 26, 2011)  Week 21   

Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the air this week, with the ensembles Kornog and Skolvan, vocalist Annie Ebrel, and the father of contemporary Celtic music in Brittany, Alan Stivell.

Suite de Ridees…by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Boules et Guirlandes…by Skolvan from Swing & Tears (Keltia Musique)
Ar Galon Digorr…by Annie Ebrel, Gilles le Bigot, Davy Spillane from Voix Celtiques -Celtic Voices (Keltia Musiques)
Gavotten…by Celtic Fiddle Festival (featuring Christian LeMaitre) from Rendezvous (Green Linnet)
Er Pasker/Stella Splendens…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh)
Scotland the Brave…by Jamie McMenemy from Les Grands Airs Celtiques (Keltia Musique)
Dans Plinn…by Kornog from Kornog (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: An Derez….by Jacques Pellen & Riccardo del Fra from Sorseez  (Gwerz)
Toutouig…by Morgan from Born of The Sea (Telen)
Ne Bado Ket Atao…by Alan Stivell from International Tour (Dreyfus Records)
Toniou Bale Deus Kreiz Breizh…by Pennou Skoulm from Breton Ballroom (Diffusion Breizh)
Le Reve de Sam…by Bagad Bro Kemperle from Ar Gouriz Ruz (Coop Breizh)
Hanter-Dro…by Alain Pennec from Alcoves (Keltia Musique)
La Langue de Chez Moi…by Sonerien Du from Au Coeur de la Musique Bretonne (Coop Breizh)
Breton Set…by Maggie Sansone from Dance Upon the Shore (Maggie’s Music)

Program 1460: What in the World? (May 19, 2011)  Week 20   

21st century contemporary Celtic music may take in Balkan tunes, African percussion, Latin rhythms, and have a gritty urban edge.  Are the musicians who draw upon such diverse influences simply creating World Music soup with a dash of Celtic spice?  Or are they the innovators of a cutting edge Celtic sound that enhances the global music vibe?  See what you think.

Whisky & Sangria…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony)
The Road to Corrandulla…by Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Michael Goldrick, Jim Murray from Tunes (Compass)
Braighe Locheil…by Baka Beyond from East to West (Narada)
No Place Like Home…by Gerry O’Connor from No Place Like Home (Myriad Media)
Co Ni Mire Rium…by Capercaillie from Beautiful Wasteland (Survival)
Children of Africa…by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Janet Russell  & Christine Kydd (Greentrax)
Èireann…by Afro Celt Sound System from Afro Celt Sound System Volume 2: Release (Real World)
ID Excerpt: M'ionam…by Capercaillie from Beautiful Wasteland (Survival)
Homage à Gilles Brunet…by La Bottine Souriante from J’ai Jamais Tant Re (DEP)
Fairy’s Lament/Reel a Bouche…by Kim Robertson from The Spiral Gate (Narada)
Kato Sta Limonadika/The Trip to Amnesia…by  The House Band from Groundwork (Green Linnet)
Zagreb…by Tony McManus, Alain Genty, Soig Siberil from The Clear Stream (Greentrax)
The Bear’s Rock…..by Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane from East Wind (Tara Music)
Marta’s Dance/The Russian Dervish…by Brendan Power from Brendan Power Plays Music from Riverdance (Greentrax)

Program 1459: William Jackson (May 12, 2011)  Week 19

Catch-up with the multi-instrumentalist and composer en route from North Carolina to Ireland via Scotland, as he reflects upon his large-scale work, Duan Albanach, and introduces us to his collaborations with Irish harper Gráinne Hambly.

An Honorable Peace/The Drip….by William Jackson from Duan Àlbanach (Mill Records)
Threefold Flame…by William Jackson from Heart Music (Iona)
Dunnichen (excerpt)…by William Jackson from Duan Àlbanach (Mill Records
Lia Fail: The Stone of Destiny (excerpt)…by William Jackson from Duan Àlbanach (Mill Records)
Iona Theme…by Ossian from Dove Across the Water (Iona
ID Excerpt: The Tree...by William Jackson from Land of Light (Mill Records)
Port Lennox…by Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax)
Abbey Craig…by William Jackson from Inchcolm (Linn)
Eily Ghael Chiun…by Gráinne Hambley & William Jackson from Masters of the Celtic Harp (Mill Records)
Molendinar…by William Jackson from Land of Light (Mill Records)
Lady Margaret…by William Jackson from Duan Albanach  (Mill Records)

Program 1458: For Our Mothers (May 5, 2011)  Week 18  

Hear how the gift of music appreciates through the generations. We celebrate musical legacies with Gaelic singer Flora MacNeil, whose daughter Maggie MacInnes has inherited her mother’s song passion, Maddie Prior and her daughter Rose, and Mary and Frances Black with their Mum.

My Love is in America/Mother’s Delight…by Ensemble Galilei from The Mystic and The Muse (Dorian)
Soraidh Bhuam far chuan is beannachd…by Maggie MacInnes from Spiorad Beatha (Marram)
Two Waulking Songs…by Maggie MacInnes from Spiorad Beatha (Marram)
The Willow Tree…by Padraigin Ni Uallachain from An Irish Lullaby (Shanachie)
Mother and Child…by Maddy Prior from Ballads & Candles (Park Records)
Blood and Gold…by Maddy Prior from Ballads & Candles (Park Records)
Train Song…by Eliza Carthy from Angels & Cigarettes (Warner Bros)
ID Excerpt: Recercada Primera…by Ensemble Galilei from Following the Moon  (Dorian)
Down Our Street…by Shay, Michael & Martin Black from What a Time (Dara)
Who Put the Blood…by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing (Shanachie)
Edward…by Old Blind Dogs from The World’s Room (Green Linnet)
Dolina…by Dougie MacLean from Whitewash (Dunkeld Records)
Ho rinn o…by Martyn Bennett from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin’ Records)
Prodigal Daughter…by Eddi Reader from Simple Soul (Rough Trade Records)
The Ruby…by Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham from The Ruby (Whirlie Records)

Program 1457: Passing the Torch (April 28, 2011)  Week 17 

The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music - Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd – has developed a reputation for a high musical standard, by any measure.  Enjoy youthful voices and instrumental excellence this week.

Laebrack: Spondrift/Souch o da Laebrack…by Catriona MacKay & Chris Stout from Laebrack (Greentrax)
The Quarff Lasses/Beth's Tune/The 2nd of May/Bobby Crowe of Bulmallo/ Da Sooth End…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Foot Stompin’)
Sun, Moon and Stars…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Foot Stompin’)
Four Filskettes in a Fiesta/Tulloch's Reel/Courland…by Jenna Reid from With Silver & All (Foot Stompin’)
Calgary Set: Calgary Reel/Tommy's Tarbukas/Hazy Days…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson from Anna-Wendy Stevenson (Eclectic)
Not Look Down…by Dougie MacLean from Inside The Thunder (Dunkeld)
ID Excerpt: Kiwi Juice…by Sgoil Chiuil Na Gaidhealtachd from May the 4th Be With You (Sgoil Chiuil Na Gaidhealtachd)
Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh/ Chicago…by Andrew Magill from Drive & Lift   (Magills)
A Long Night on the Misty Moor…by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass)
The Gallant Poacher…by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
The Gem So Small/The Piper’s Piper/Eric Bigstone’s Leaky Boat…by Dougie Pincock from Something Blew  (Greentrax)
Leis A’ Lurgainn…by Sgoil Chiuill Na Gaidhealtachd from May The 4th Be With You (Sgoil Chiuill Na Gaidhealtachd)
Mo Chuachag Laghach/The Glen Where the Deer Is/Feadan Glan A Phiobair…by Laura Risk from 2000 Miles  (Laura Risk)
The Scandanavian…by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from Fire & Grace (Culburnie)

Program 1456:  Hands On (April 21, 2011)  Week 16

Old songs provide a lens through which we can view lifestyles and work-ways, now passed into history, when manual labors filled the day.  Hear of horse drawn ploughs, handloom weavers, coalface workers and fishing under sail with Davy Steele, Dick Gaughan, Christine Kydd and many more.

Dulaman ...by Altan from Island Angel (Green Linnet)  
Heavy Horses...by Robin Laing from Gentle Giants (Greentrax
Mowing the Machair....by Fine Friday from Mowing the Machair (Foot Stompin')    
Gone Are the Strong Ones...by Christine Kydd from Gentle Giants (Greentrax
The Shoals of Herring/The Fish Gutters' Song...by Ewan MacColl from Folk on 2: Ewan MacColl (Cooking Vinyl
The Two Conneeleys...by Christy Moore from A River of Sound (Virgin)
ID Excerpt: The Real Blues Reel…by Brendan Powers & Mick Kinsella from A River of Sound (Hummingbird Productions)
John Barleycorn...by Maddie Prior from Lionhearts (Park)    
Speed the Plough/The Abbey Reel/The Primrose Lass...by Paul McGrattan from Claddagh’s Choice (Claddagh)  
Bringing in the Sheaves...by Jim Boyes from All Through the Year (Green Linnet)
The Pound a Week Rise....by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax
Molly Mallone...by Bohinta from The Great Celtic Airs (Keltia Musique)
The Last Trip Home...by Battlefield Band from Leaving Friday Harbour (Temple)  
The Log Splitter Set...by Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)

Program 1455: Spring in the Airs (April 14, 2011)  Week 15

For Joe McKenna, Kim Robertson, Liz Carroll and Jacqui McShee, spring is certainly in the airs, and also the jigs, reels and songs.  Join us for a scent of the season.

Echo’s Calling...Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)
The March Air...by Nightnoise from Shadows of Time (Windham Hill)
Brighid’s Kiss...by La Lugh from Celtic Woman (Lughnasa)
Morning Dew...by Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada)
Yellow on the Broom...by Sheena Wellington from Clearsong (Dunkeld)
Logan Water/Pennan Den...by Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax)
ID Excerpt: Sleep Soond I'da Moarnin'…by Kim Robertson from Highland Heart (Gourd)
May Morning Dew...by Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son Records)
Til the Sun Comes Up...by Katie McMahon from After the Morning (Paradigm)
Even in the Rain...by Deaf Shepherd from Even in the Rain (Deaf Shepherd)
The Crow in the Sun...by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)
The Nightingale...by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from At the Little Theatre (Park)
Inner Sound...by The Whistlebinkies from Inner Sound (Lochshore)

Program 1454: Lowlands (April 7, 2011)  Week 14

From the shipyards on the Banks of the Clyde, to the mining villages in the south and the farms of the Borders and east coast, the Scottish Lowlands have always been a hive of human activity. Take a walk through time in the Lowlands with Archie Fisher, Deaf Shepherd, Alison Kinnaird and Croft No. 5.

The Midlothian Mining Song...by The Easy Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax)
Lowlands Away...by Ian F. Benzie from I’se The B’y (Lochshore)
Life in the City/The March of the Workers...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona)
The Great Ships...by Tannahill Weavers from Epona (Green Linnet)
The Gates of Edinburgh/O’er Bogie/Mrs. Gordon Uvle...by A’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns from The Lasses Fashion  (Greentrax)
The Lads o’ the Fair/Leith Docks...by Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine from Parallel Lines (Wundertute)
Plooman Laddies...by Christine Kydd from Dark Pearls (Culburnie)
ID Excerpt: The Lasses Fashion …by Jock Tamson’s Bairns from The Lasses Fashion (Greentrax)
Pawkie Patterson...by Deaf Shepherd from Synergy (Greentrax)
Ye Banks and Braes...by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
I Ha’e a Wife/The Tarbolton Jig/Tabolton Lodge...by Battlefield Band & Alison Kinnaird from Music in Trust 2 (Temple)
Blar Sliabh An t-Slorraidh/The Battle of Sherriffmuir...by Alison Kinnaird & Ann Heymann from The Harper’s Land   (Temple Records)
Yonder Banks/The Shipyard Apprentice...by Archie Fisher from Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into (Greentrax)
Last Train from Lanark/Boogie Woogie Waltz...by Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin’ Records)
A Glasgow Celebration...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona)