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Program 1361: …and Three (June 25, 2009) Week 26

This radio hour features classic and newly formed trios weaving their melodies and rhythms together in an intoxicating blend.

The Long (Long) Note…by Deiseal from The Long Long Note (Starc)
Boser Girls…by Chantan from Primary Colours (Culburnie)
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba…by O’Connor, Hayden, O’Dowd from Crossroads (www.myspace.com/mairtinoconnorband)
Seán Bán/Lexie McCasgill…by Cran from The Crooked Stair (CBM)
Finnish Schottisches 1 and 2/French Schottische…by Bellevue Rendezvous from Tangents (www.myspace.com/bellevuerendezvous) (Bellevue Rendezvous)
Drop of Blood…by Maddie Prior & The Girls from Bib & Tuck (Park)
Peace & Plenty…by Burning Bridget Cleary from Everything is Alright… (Burning Bridget Cleary)
[ID excerpt] Speed the Plough…by Molloy, Brady, Peoples from Molloy, Brady, Peoples (Mulligan)
Oganaich Mo Chridhe…by MacGregor, Brechin, Ó hEadhra from Sonas (Brechin All Records)
Bímis ag Ól/The Lark on the Strand…by MacDiarmada, Fitzgerald, Ó Ruanaigh from Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo & Harp (Cló Iar-Chonnachta)
Five O’Clock…by McCalmans from Live – Coming Home (Greentrax)
Ballyvourney/Race Classic…by Áthas from Áthas (Athas)
Staimpí…by Cran from Black Black Black (Claddagh)
Ferintosh…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Ode to a Vending Machine…by Corbett, Chrisman, Tice from Corbett, Chrisman, Tice (Patuxent)

Program 1360: One, Two… (June 18, 2009) Week 25

Enjoy this hour dedicated to some of the great solo artists and duos whose craft is uncluttered, crystal clear acoustic music.

The Green Mandolin/Nordicana…by David Surette from The Green Mandolin (Madrina)
A Breath on the Cold Glass…by Wendy Weatherby from A Breath on the Cold Glass (Lochshore)
The Wagoner’s Lad…by Sarah McQuaid from I Won’t Go Home ‘til Morning (Sarah McQuaid)
The Crooked Road to Dublin/The Crib of Perches…by Sarah Blair from Flower of the Red Mill (Newgrange)
Marie Hamilton…by Wendy Stewart & Gary West from Hinterland (Moulincairn)
The Surround/The Red Stockings…by Kevin Burke & Cal Scott from Across the Black River (Loftus Music)
Little Margaret…by Laura Boosinger from Down the Road (Laura’s Label)
[ID excerpt] Hannah…by Sarah Bauhan from Lathrop’s Waltz (Whistler’s Music)
Aoidh, Na Dèan Cadal Idir…by Julie Fowlis from Cuilidh (Shoeshine)
Muddy Water…by Heidi Talbot from Wells for Zöe (Compass)
Todlen Hame…by Sylvia Barnes from The Colour of Amber (Greentrax)
Tiree Love Song…by Ross Kennedy from Scottish Voice and Acoustic Guitar (Greentrax)
Doinna…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Compass)
The Blackest Crow…by Atwater Donnelly from The Blackest Crow (Rabbit Island Music)
Cameron’s Caper…by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from In the Moment (Culburnie)

Program 1359: Reunion (part 2) (June 11, 2009) Week 23

The ten-day Perthshire Amber Festival always brings together musicians from across the world that have connections with Dougie MacLean. Hear more highlights from Fiona Ritchie’s festival chat with legendary band members from Ossian, Silly Wizard and the Tannahill Weavers, along with music they have made along the way.

The Things We Love…by Dougie MacLean & the BT Scottish Ensemble from Perthshire Amber (Dunkeld)
Excerpt: The Butterstone Puddock…by Dougie MacLean & the BT Scottish Ensemble from Perthsire Amber (Dunkeld)
Home..by Dougie MacLean from Inside the Thunder (Dunkeld)
The Osprey…by Dougie MacLean from Fiddle (Dunkeld)
Rite of Passage… by Dougie MacLean from Indigenous (Dunkeld)
Planxty Crockery/Domhnall Dubh…by Sileas from Play on Light (Greentrax)
The Sunshine Hornpipe…by JSD Band from For the Record (Lochshore)
ID Excerpt: Rannoch…by Dougie MacLean & BT Scottish Ensemble from Perthshire Amber (Dunkeld)
The Band o’ Shearers…by Tannahill Weavers from Alchemy (Green Linnet)
Miss Shepherd/Sweeney’s Buttermilk/McGlinchey’s Reels…by Silly Wizard from Live Wizardry (Green Linnet)
The Queen of Argyll…by Silly Wizard from Live Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Scarce o’ Tatties/Lyndhurst…by Silly Wizard from Live Wizardry (Green Linnet)
This Love Will Carry…by Dougie MacLean from live recording with family and friends to 20th anniversary of The Thistle & Shamrock. Originally available as download from NPR. Different versions of this song are on these Dougie MacLean cds: The Essential Dougie MacLean, Dougie MacLean Live, Singing Land (Dunkeld).

Program 1358: Reunion (part 1) (June 4, 2009) Week 23

The ten-day Perthshire Amber Festival always brings together musicians from across the world that have connections with Dougie MacLean. Fiona Ritchie hosted a festival gathering between former members of legendary bands Ossian, Silly Wizard and the Tannahill Weavers. Enjoy their memories and the music they share.

Trail of the Survivor…by Dougie MacLean from Whitewash (Dunkeld)
Excerpt: Nothing to Do With It…by Dougie MacLean, Jamie MacLean, Jamie Dargie from Who Am I (Dunkeld)
Edmonton Airbus/Craigie Dhu…by Dougie MacLean from Craigie Dhu (Dunkeld)
The Geese in the Bog/The Jig of Slurs…by The Tannahill Weavers from Live and in Session (Compass)
My Love is the Fair Lad/The Forth Bridge/Pretty Peg…by Ossian from St. Kilda Wedding (Iona)
High Flying Seagull by Dougie MacLean from Craigie Dhu (Dunkeld)
ID excerpt: Beating Harps…by Sileas from Beating Harps (Green Linnet)
Not Look Down…by Dougie MacLean from Inside the Thunder (Dunkeld)
Cam Ye By Athol…by The Tannahill Weavers from Arnish Light (Green Linnet)
Sunny…by The Poozies from Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass)
Millbrae/The Spey in Spate…by Sileas from Delighted with Harps (Green Linnet)
All Together…by Dougie MacLean with band live at Perthshire Amber, Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Live recording not available, song previously released on Dougie’s cd Marching Mystery (Dunkeld)

Program 1357: New Releases and Debuts (part 2) (May 28, 2009) Week 22

We feature more handpicked new sounds from rising artists, including Ireland's Liadan, along with the latest from some of your favorite artists, including Scottish harper Wendy Stewart with piper Gary West.

Bold Atlantic…by Líadan from Casadh Na Taoide (Liadan)
Silver Dagger…by Shannon Lambert-Ryan from Across the Pond (Shannon Lambert-Ryan)
The Reel…by Katie McMahon from St. Patrick’s Day (Credo)
Hi O Hè…by Fiona Mackenzie from Elevate (Linn)
The 8 Step Waltz…by The Iron Horse from The Collection (KRL)
Rovers of Wonder…by Tommy Sands from Let the Circle Be Wide (Appleseed)
Gordon Cottage Set…by Wendy Stewart & Gary West from Hinterlands (Moulincairn)
[ID excerpt] Jens Mynsters Chance…by Carl Erik Lundgaard from Folk and Roots from Denmark 2009 (Danish Folk Council)
Then and Now…by Skyhook from Skyhook (Skyhook Music)
La Fille Au Coupeur de Ble…by Sonia Malkine from Chansons de Bretagne (Miss Mango Music)
Beginning Set…by Giveway from Lost in this Song (Greentrax)
Dh’ Fhalbh Mo Run…by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Three Cheese and a Teaburger (Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd)
Cutting Bracken…by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Three Cheese and a Teaburger (Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd)
Drontens Sang…by Faerd,  Dørge, Becker, Hjetland from Folk and Roots from Denmark 2009 (Danish Folk Council)
The Mist Covered Mountain/The Spotted Dog/Da Lass Dat Made the Bed for Me…by Líadan from Casadh Na Taoide (Liadan)

Program 1356: New Releases and Debuts (part 1) (May 21, 2009) Week 21

The flow of music is never-ending. A mountain of new recordings doesn’t translate into the same volume of great music, though, so rely on Fiona to hand-pick the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from some of your favorite artists.

The Bonny Boy…by Aine Furey from Cross My Palm (Cosmic Trigger)
Rushin’ Dressing/The Quitter/Remove the Rug…by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from Double Play (Compass)
Walkin With Me Darlin’…by Finbar Furey from Finbar Furey (Cosmic Trigger)
Lament for the Cut Finger…by Suzie Petrov from That Pinewoods Sound! (Susie Petrov)
Catharsis…by Tannas from The Collection (KRL)
A Man Made of Moss…by The Gentle Good from While You Slept I Went Out Walking (Gwyman)
Brad’s Honeybees…by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover’s Well (EatsRecords)
[ID excerpt] Break (Fairly Funky Mix)…by Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson from Dolphin Boy Vertical Variations (Vertical)
A Chailin Alainn…by MacGregor, Brechin, O’hEadhra from Sonas (Brechin All Records)
Maids of Michelstown/Siuil A Ruin…by Shannon Quinn from The Irwin lake Sessions (www.shannonquinnmusic.com)
The Old Car…by Annbjørg Lien from Waltz With Me (Compass)
Weave My Love a Garland…by Molly’s Revenge with Moira Smiley from The Western Shore (Molri Music)
Greasy Coat…by Nate Leath & Friends from Rockville Pike (Patuxent Music)
The Copper Plate…by Brian O’hUiginn from Tionchar (www.brohig.com)

Program 1355: Digital Imperfection (May 14, 2009) Week 20

Studio technology has vastly improved standards in music recording and performance. Some artists offset all the digital imperfection by mixing archive vinyl, complete with clicks and pops, into their own tracks, while others resist any dependence on overdubs and re-takes. More than a gimmick, it all helps us stay connected to the authentic roots of today’s music.

Tarbolton…by Jack Evans from Once Upon a Time in the North (Greentrax)
Shetland Reels:Three Drunken Fiddlers/Muckla Sherry a' three/Robbie Tamson's Smiddy…by Catriona Macdonald from Bold (Peerie Angel Productions)
Air fair an ala/Cailleach liath Rathasai (At Dawn of Day)…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)
Ho rinn o...by Martyn Bennet with Margaret Bennet from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin)
Maudabawn Chapel/Frank's Reel...by Natalie MacMaster from In My Hands (Greentrax)
Dh’fhalbh Mo Rùn Bho Chionn Seachdain…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram Music)
Peter Stewart, 1910…by Martyn Bennett from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin)
ID excerpt: Swallowtail Coat…by Martyn Bennett from Martyn Bennett (Eclectic)
Crossing the Bridge…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony Classical)
La Suite du Casse Reel …by Matapat from Musique Traditional du Quebéc/Matapat 2 ½ (Borealis)
Muiñeiras da Sorte…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA Victor)
Ag Caint Liom Fhéin/Beidh Aonach Amarách…by MacDara from The Love Token (MacDara Music )
An Gaidheal ‘s a Leannan/An Fhleasgaich ur Leannain Thu…by Mairi MacInnes from Orosay (Greentrax)
O Castro da Moura…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA Victor)

Program 1354: Little Windows (May 7, 2009) Week 19

Meet Julee Glaub and Mark Weems who mix Appalachian and Irish music and relish the beauty of two unaccompanied voices in close harmony. Hear them weave their timeless harmonies and talk about the power of communal song.

Little Windows…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Gypsy Davy…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (Julee Glaub)
Dear Irish Boy…by Julee Glaub *Live Studio Performance*
Foggy Dew…by Mark Weems from Short Time Here, Long Time Gone (Little Windows)
A Sailor Being Tired…by Mark Weems *Live Studio Performance*
Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
[ID excerpt] Brand New Start…by Mark Weems from Short Time Here, Long Time Gone (Little Windows)
The Three Labradors…by Mark Weems from Short Time Here, Long Time Gone (Little Windows)
Red Rocking Chair…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Palms of Victory…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Bold Lieutenant/Soldier’s Joy/Ju-Ju’s Buck Dance…by Mark Weems *Live Studio Performance*
Fathers Now Our meeting is Over…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Moody Nabors…by Mark Weems from Short Time Here, Long Time Gone (Little Windows)

Program 1353: All Women (April 30, 2009) Week 18

We focus upon music from some of today’s leading women artists, including Òran na Mnà (a Woman’s song), original Gaelic compositions by Maggie MacInnes “linking the voices and feelings of women from centuries past to the present day.”

When Will We All Be Free…by Karan Casey from Chasing the Sun (Shanachie)
The Jolly Seven/The Rascal on the Haystack/Bonkers in Yonkers…by Cherish the Ladies from Woman of the House (Rounder)
Mary and the Soldier…by Eddi Reader from Peacetime (Compass)
Lord Castle’s Reel/High Up the Glen…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson from Anna-Wendy Stevenson (Eclectic)
Reel for a Water Diviner…by Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman from Firewire (Old Bridge)
Boots of Spanish Leather…by Dervish from Spirit (Compass)
Crowley’s/Jackson’s…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony)
Tha Mo Bhreacan-sa Fo’n Dìle…by Mary Jane Lamond from Stòras (www.maryjanelamond.com)
ID excerpt: Flora and the Primroses…by by Maggie MacInnes from Oran Na Mna (Marram Music)
The Woman of the House/Johnny’s Wedding…by Donna Long from Handprints (www.donnalongpiano.com)
Do Mhàiri a Nighean & Mhàiri’s Dance…by Maggie MacInnes from Òran na Mnà (Marram Music)
A Mother’s Parting Blessing…by Maggie MacInnes from Òran na Mnà (Marram Music)
Elfin Knight…by Kate Rusby from The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (Pure Records)
The Raheen…by Aoife Granville from Sráid Eoin Shuffle (www.aoifegranville.com)
Non Smoking Single Female…by Eleanor McEvoy from Non Smoking Single Female (Moscodisc)
Reel de la Sauvagine/Mutt’s Favorite/The Old Time Wedding Reel…by Halali from Halali (Footprint)

Program 1352: Notes in the Wilderness (April 23, 2009) Week 17

From traditional odes to the wilderness and contemporary songs of concern, our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them.

Highlands and Islands…by Nuala Kennedy from New Shoes (Compass)
Mother Earth’s Revenge…by Karan Casey from Chasing the Sun (Shanachie)
Forest Baby…by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster)
Open Fields…by Dougie MacLean from Inside the Thunder (Dunkeld)
Welcome to the Trossachs…by Natalie MacMaster from In My Hands (Greentrax)
Muir and the Master Builder…by Dick Gaughan from Redwood Cathedral (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] The Laird of Drumblair…by Tony McManus from The Maker’s Mark (Greentrax)
Pride’s Awa’…by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Dancin’ Chantin’ (Greentrax)
Coast River…by Tony McManus from The Maker’s Mark (Greentrax)
Solid Ground…by Dolores Keane from Solid Ground (Shanachie)
Bright Star/Change My World…by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca)
Echo’s Calling…by Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)

Program 1351: Springsong (April 16, 2009) Week 16

Here are the full flavours of the season in life affirming acoustic sounds from the coastal communities of the Atlantic archipelago.

I Hope You Sing…by Eamon Friel from Smarter (Thran)
Irish Spring…by Patrick McAvinue from Rutland’s Reel (Patuxent Music)
Follow the Heron…by Malinky from Ravens (Greentrax)
Snow on the Hills/Bobby Casey’s…by Ron Cody from The Talking Rake (Ron Cody)
Gloomy Winter…by Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld)
Out of Winter/Waltzing’s for Dreamers…by June Tabor from A Quiet Eye (Green Linnet)
Achiltibuie…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane)
[ID excerpt] Gloomy Winter…by Wendy Weatherby from A Breath on the Cold Glass (Lochshore)
Bealtaine…by Lúnasa from Lúnasa (Compass)
Huron ‘Beltane’ Fire Dance…by Loreena McKennitt from Parallel Dreams (Quinlan Road)
Flowers of Spring/The Wily Old Man…by John Carty from Yeh, that’s all it is (Shanachie)
Yellow on the Broom…by Sheena Wellington from Clearsong (Dunkeld)
Small Birds Rejoice/Roslin Castle…by Jim Malcolm from Tam o’ Shanter & Other Tales (Beltane)
May Morning Dew…by Moving Hearts from Live in Dublin (Compass)

Program 1350: Bridges (April 9, 2009) Week 15

There are many songs and tunes commemorating the landmarks that span our rivers and railways. Every bit as powerful as these physical structures, music is our bridge across time and place and our way to connect with one another. Cross all forms of bridges with us this week.

Crossing the Bridge…by Kim Robertson from Wood, Fire & Gold (Dargason)
Gweebarra Bridge…by Altan from The Blue Idol (Narada)
Bridges…by Katie Doherty from Bridges (Park)
Dunkeld Bridge…by The Whistlebinkies from A Wanton Fling (Greentrax)
The South Bridge of Edinburgh/The Bridge of Perth/The New Bridge of Ballater/The New Bridge of Rutherglen…by The  Musicians of Edinburgh (David Johnson, Artistic Director) from The Art of Robert Burns (Scotstown Music)
The Nodding Song (Gude’en Tae Ye Kimmer)/The Skye Bridge Dance…by Ceolbeg from 5 (Greentrax)
Bellman’s Polska…by Christy O’Leary from The Northern Bridge (Old Bridge)
[ID excerpt] Dunkeld Bridge…by Pete Clark from Even Now (Smiddymade)
Bridge Attack…by Bill Whelan from Some Mother’s Son (Celtic Heartbeat)
The Cure at Troy…by Liam Neeson from Across the Bridge of Hope (White Records)
The Busker on the Bridge…Nightnoise from A Different Shore (Windham Hill)
Calum Beag O Thìr a’Mhurain/The Twisted Bridge…by Maggie MacInnes from Spiorad Beatha (Marram)
Atlantic Bridge…by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge (Tara)
Crossing the Bridge…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony)
Trip to Skye/Logie Bridge…by Jock Tamson’s Bairns from Rare (Greentrax)

Program 1349: For Freedom Alone (April 2, 2009) Week 14

In 1320 a landmark document set out the principles of democracy on which the U.S. constitution was later based. The Declaration of Arbroath is remembered today in Tartan Day celebrations held throughout the U.S. and in fiddler Laura McGhee’s "Arbroath Suite."

Smokies in Arbroath/ Mystery Writer/ The Blessings of Gold…by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass Records)
Magheracloone/ Norland Wind/ Royal Scottish Pipers Soc./ Gardez Loo/ Donald MacLean…by Battlefield Band from Rain, Hail, or Shine (Temple Records)
The Howe o’ the Mearns by Steve Byrne from Songs From Home (Greentrax)
The Seaward Toon…by Steve Byrne from Songs From Home (Greentrax)
Declaration…by Laura McGhee from Arbroath Suite (www.lauramcghee.com)
recording not yet available
Riverside… by Laura McGhee from Arbroath Suite (www.lauramcghee.com)
recording not yet available
ID excerpt: Train to Killin…by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane Records)
Fields of Angus…by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane)
Parcel O’ Rogues…by Old Blind Dogs from Five (Lochshore)
Roxburghe House…by Laura McGhee from Arbroath Suite (www.lauramcghee.com)
recording not yet available
Stepping Stone…by Laura McGhee from Green Eyes (www.lauramcghee.com)
Commemoration…by Laura McGhee from Arbroath Suite (www.lauramcghee.com)
recording not yet available
Memories of Paddy Le Blanc/ Petticoats Loose/ Cutty’s Wedding/ You and I/ S’iomadh Rud a Chunnaic mi…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax)