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May 3, 2012

Program 1510:  Beltane Bash (May 03, 2012)  Week 18

The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivals and rituals. Beltane, one of four quarter-day festivals, is recreated today in the modern Scottish capital with festivities to re-establish Edinburgh residents' links with the natural year. Join in our celebration in a Beltane-themed hour of music.

Fire Dance...by Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Roly Gentle/Hot Rivets/Tartar Frigate/Closed Face Reel...by Kathryn Tickell from The Very Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park)
Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance...by Loreena McKennitt from Parallel Dreams (Quinlan Road
Tine Gheal/Bright Fire...by Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn)  
An Hour in the Gloaming...by Jim Malcolm from The First Cold Day (Beltane)   
Blackberry Festival Footrace/For Reals...by Hanneke Cassel from For Reasons Unseen (Cassel Records)  
[ID Excerpt] Firedance/Andalucia...by Brendan Power from Plays the Music from Riverdance (Greentrax
Beltaine...by Lúnasa from Lúnasa (Compass)
We Build Fires...by The Poozies from Raise Your Head (A Retrospective) (Compass)  
The Fire of the Spirit...by Richard Souther from Illumination. Hildegard von Bingen: the Fire of the Spirit (Sony)
Flowers of Spring/The Wily Old Man...by John Carty from Yeh, That's All It Is (Shanachie)    
Snowdrops/Birth...by Maddy Prior from Year (Park)  
A Rosebud By My Early Walk...by The Birnam Quartet from The Music of Burns (Shoogle
Firedance...by Bill Whelan from Riverdance (Celtic Heartbeat)