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September 26, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1583: Nuala Kennedy and J. Roach (September 26, 2013) Week 39

Hear how two musicians, raised over 4,000 miles apart, share a deep musical connection.  Flute player and singer Nuala (pron: Noo-la) Kennedy is from the east coast of Ireland; singer and songwriter A.J. Roach was raised in southwestern Virginia.  Nuala grew up with many Ulster ballads and tunes that were carried across the ocean to take root in the mountains and hollows of A.J.'s homeland.  Fiona chats with the pair and delves into their individual recordings.

Gabriel Sings..by Nuala Kennedy from Noble Stranger (Compass)    
Hop Jigs...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)    
Wee C Whistle Set...by Nuala Kennedy & Mike Bryan from A Wee Selection of Some Scottish Tunes (Under the Arch)     
Highlands and Islands...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)    
The Boys of Mullaghbawn...by Oirialla from Oirialla (Lughnasa Music)    
Through the Heather...by Oirialla from Oirialla (Lughnasa Music)     
Paddy's Lamentation...by Nuala Kennedy from Noble Stranger (Compass)  
[ID Break] Dolphin School...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)   
Bidh Clann Ulaidh...by Oirialla from Oirialla (Lughnasa Music)    
Cold Blow...by Fine Friday from Gone Dancing (Foot Stompin)    
Dimes...by A.J. Roach from Dogwood Winter (Route 23 Music)   
The Spider and the Fly...by Nuala Kennedy from Tune In (Compass)