May 05, 2016

Program 1719: Tales of the Riverbank (May 05, 2016) Week 18

Sources of life and timeless inspirations to song-makers, rivers run through many of our well-loved and best-known landscapes.  Their quiet country banks and neglected docksides are now often the focus of rural rediscovery, urban regeneration, and seaside redevelopment.  Hear songs about grand city quays and unspoiled country streams.

I Am A River…by Luka Bloom from Tribe (Big Sky Records)    
Johnny Todd/Far From Home…by Ossian from The Best of Ossian (Iona)
Voyage for Ireland…by Pierre Bensusan from Nice Feeling (Zebra Acoustic)    
Annan Waters…by Niamh Parsons from In My Prime (Green Linnet)   
A Walk on the Shore…by Boys of the Lough from Lonesome Blues and Dancing Shoes (Lough Records)
Sweet Afton…by Tony Cuffe from The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 1 (Linn)
The Afton…by Eddi Reader from Peacetime (Compass
[ID excerpt] River…by Enya from Watermark (Geffen) 
Sweet Thames Flow Softly…by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)   
Crossing the Bridge…by Kim Robertson from Wood, Fire & Gold (Dargason)  
Both Sides the Tweed…by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax)
The Tail o’ the Bank...by Battlefield Band from Celtic Hotel (Temple Records/Flying Fish)
Sitting in the Stern of a Boat...by Alasdair Fraser from Return to Kintail (Culburnie Records)
Ship in Full Sail/The Bohola Jig/Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies... by Bohola from Bohola (Shanachie)