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August 30, 2018

Program 1840: Late Summer Sounds (August 30, 2018) Week 35

Fiona handpicks more of the best newly released music from rising and established musicians, including debuting artists.

10,000 Days Like These...by Low Lily from 10,000 Days Like These (Mad River)
Across the Blue Mountains...by Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne from Kind Providence (naimhparsonsandgrahamdunne.ie)
Cousinage & Penchant Pur Ti-Jean...by Yves Lambert Trio from Tentation (Prop Agande)
Tresor...by The Rowan Tree from Tresor (therowantreemusic.com)
Jenny A' Things...by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach - The Golden Anniversary Album (Tannahill Weavers)
Sunset Over the Somme...by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach - The Golden Anniversary Album (Tannahill Weavers)
[ID excerpt] On a Beautiful Fresh Morning...by Open the Door for Three from The Penny Wager (openthedoorforthree.com)
Reel Around the Sun...by Bill Whelan from Linen and Lace/Inishlaken/Riverdance (RTE Lyric)
Evening Ceili...by Bill Whelan  from Linen and Lace/Inishlaken/Riverdance (RTE Lyric)
The Sleeping Tune...by Tim Edey from The Sleeping Tunes (Greatbite Records)
Hope Lingers On...by Low Lily from 10,000 Days Like These (Mad River)
Carolan's Concerto...by Kim Robertson and Brett Lishitz from A Fig For a Kiss (Kim Robertson Music)
Cool Reggae/The Old Copperplate from Caesar Pacifici and Brian Brooks (pacificiandbrooks.com)
Johnny Loves Molly...by Open the Door for Three from The Penny Wager (openthedoorforthree.com)

 
September 06, 2018

Program 1841: The Long View (September 06, 2018)  Week 36

Immerse yourself in some remarkable extended arrangements of music from Celtic roots.

Gavotte...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)  
Toss the Feathers/College Groves/Pinch of Snuff/The Earl'sChair/The Woman of the House/The Girl That Broke My Heart/The Drunken Tinker/Paddy Cronin's/McFadden's Handsome Daughter/The Hunter's Purse/Toss the Feathers...by Kevin Burke from If The Cap Fits (Mulligan
The Fabled Hare...by Maddy Prior from Year (Park) 
[ID Excerpt] Merrily Kissed the Quaker...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)   
Gaeltacht...by Alan Stivell from Renaissance of the Celtic Harp (Rounder)   
Magheracloone/Norland Wind...by Battlefield Band from Rain, Hail or Shine (Temple)  
Welsh Arrow Suite...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)

 
August 23, 2018

Program 1839: ThistleRadio New (August 23, 2018) Week 34

Hear some of the recently added tracks that have grown our playlist to more than 1,000 tracks on ThistleRadio, our popular round-the-clock music channel.

Head and Heart...by Luka Bloom from Head & Heart (Big Sky Records)
Sprig of Thyme...by Heidi Talbot and John McCusker from Love is the Bridge Between Two Hearts (Under One Sky Records)
Borderland...by Barry Nisbet from A Bright Ray of Sunshine (Barry Nisbet)
Tingles...by Elephant Sessions from The Musicians' Nest (Lews Castle College)
Sovay...by Low Lily from 10,000 Days Like These (Mad River Records)
Weevily Wheat...by The Unwanted from Pay Day (Whirling Discs)
Sweet Roseanne...by The Unwanted from from Pay Day (Whirling Discs)
[ID break] Alia Star ...by Daygan from Musician Magician Music Magick (OSMO)
Beth Mawr Ydi Cariad...by Calan from Deg | 10 (Sain)
New Set...by Calan from Deg | 10 (Sain)
Banks of the Lee...by Luka Bloom from Head & Heart (Big Sky)
Trouble in Mind...by Underhill Rose from Underhill Rose Live (underhillrose.com)
Fair and Tender Ladies...by Betse & Clarke from River Still Rise (betseandclarke.com)
Arkansas Traveller...by Betse & Clarke from River Still Rise (betseandclarke.com)
Deio I Dywyn...by Calan from Deg | 10 (Sain)

 
August 16, 2018

Program 1838: Dougie MacLean: New Tomorrow (August 16, 2018)  Week 33

Fiona meets the Scottish singer and songwriter Dougie MacLean to hear about his Caledonia Cantata and his most recent collection of songs, inspired by family and nature.

 

Lost in the Wilderness...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld
The Place (excerpt)...by Dougie Maclean from Caledonia Cantata (Dunkeld)
Marching Mystery...by Dougie MacLean from The Essential Dougie MacLean (Dunkeld)
Green Grow the Rashes...by Dougie MacLean from Live from the Ends of the Earth (Dunkeld)
Pinnata Castra...by Dougie MacLean from Caledonia Cantata (Dunkeld)
Turning Away...by Dougie MacLean from Caledonia Cantata (Dunkeld)
[ID excerpt] The Burial...by Dougie MacLean from Caledonia Cantata (Dunkeld)
New Tomorrow...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Shadow of the Mountain...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Thunderbolt...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Wild and Windy Night...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Always Waiting Here...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)

 

 
August 09, 2018

Program 1837: Ballads of the Border (August 09, 2018)  Week 32

Music is your roadmap through the border country between Scotland and England, an area rich in the ballads of battles, cattle raids, and the supernatural.

Bonnie Border Lass...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House
Both Sides the Tweed ...by Capercaillie from Sidewauk (Green Linnet
Braw Lads o' Gala Water...by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold (Wellfield)
Dowie Dens of Yarrow...by Karine Polwart from Threshold (Borealis)
The Fairest of all Yarrow...by Kate Rusby from Sleepless (Pure
Stories from the Debateable Lands...by Kathryn Tickell from The Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park
[ID excerpt Kilt Thy Coat Maggie...by Mike Katz and Iain MacLeod from Reclaimed (Greentrax
The Broom o' the Cowdenknowes...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
May Colvin...by Sileas from Play on Light (Greentrax)
The Battle of Otterburn...by June Tabor from An Echo of Hooves (Topic)
Young Hunting/Elzig's Farewell...by Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell)
Young Emily...by Alasdair Roberts & Friends from Too Long in This Condition (Navigator)
Scottish border Waltzes...by The Gary Forrest Ceilidh Band from Both Sides of the Border (Gary Forrest Ceilidh Band)

 
August 02, 2018

Program 1836: Len Graham (August 02, 2018) Week 31

We mark the 10th anniversary of the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week with traditional singer and raconteur Len Graham, who shares songs from Ulster and beyond.

Seventeen Come Sunday..by Len Graham with Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)
Here I am Amongst You...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering (recording not available)
Oh Solider, Soldier...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering  (recording not available)
Now Westlin Winds...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering (recording not available)
[ID Excerpt] Miss Johnston's...by Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.storyandsong.com)
The Grey Cock...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering  (recording not available)
The Rambling Irishman...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song, Week Swannanoa Gathering  (recording not available)
As I Roved Out...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering  (recording not available)
The Parting Glass...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering  (recording not available)
The Frost is All Over...by Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.storyandsong.com)
Micho's Farewell...by Len Graham with Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)

 
July 26, 2018

Program 1835: Singer Songwriters (July 26, 2018) Week 30

An abundance of songwriting talent on this week’s show takes us on a tour around the landscapes that inspire their music.

Vanity's Child...by Aine Furey from Celtic Woman 2 (Celtic Woman Records)
The Mermaid of Galloway...by Emily Smith from Too Long Away (Shoeshine Records)
Glint of Silver...by Eddie and Luc from Tirade (Skye Records
Nottamun...by Bert Jansch from Jack Orion (Transatlantic Records
As the Day Grows Longer Now...by Bert Jansch from Sketches (Temple
The Fairy Queen...by Ailie Robertson from Little Lights (Lorimer Records
[ID excerpt]  Ellen’s Dreams...by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple
All the Fun of the Fair...by Eamon Friel from Phone Tapping (Thran Records)
Gnossienne #1...by Tony McManus from Mysterious Boundaries (Greentrax
King of Birds...by Karine Polwart from Traces (Borealis
Eternity...by Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld)  
The Japanese Hornpipe...by Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire from The Emigrant's Song (Celtic Conspiracy)
Both Sides the Tweed...by Dick Gaughan from Favourite Scottish Songs (Greentrax
Sporan Dhomhnaill/Mist on the Glen/Miss Monaghan...by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)

 
July 19, 2018

Program 1834: Music Migration (July 19, 2018) Week 29

Fiona recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first traveled in the U.S. by expiring what ties her native landscapes to the music of the Southern Appalachians.

Shady Grove...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)
The Cuckoo...by Jean Ritchie from Song Links  (Fellside) 
The Cuckoo...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)
The Cuckoo...by The Devil's Interval from Song Links (Fellside)   
The Devil's Nine Questions...by Bruce Molsky from Song Links (Fellside)  
Cape Fear...by Ian Hardie from Westringing (Ian Hardie)
Wedding Dress...by T with the Maggies from T With the Maggies (Compass)   
[ID excerpt] Craggy Pinnacle...Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood)
Barbrie Ellen...by Mary Humphries & Anahata from Song Links (Fellside)  
Sligo Maid...by Kim Robertson from Shady Grove (Gourd)
Barbara Allen...by Cassie Franklin with Southern Brew from Song Links (Fellside)  
Draggle-tail Gypsies-O...by Benji Kirkpatrick from Song Links (Fellside) 
Seven Yellow Gypsies...by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh)
Clayton Boone...by Skip Gorman from Song Links (Fellside)  
Red Haired Boy/Cold, Frosty Morn …by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar
(Fairewood)

 
July 12, 2018

Program 1833: New Summer Sounds (July 12, 2018) Week 28

The flow of music is never ending and an early summer crop of new releases always yields some fine music.  Fiona handpicks some new sounds recently released by rising artists for you to discover.

John Joe Gordon's Enchanted Lady/The Holy Land…by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy (dylanfoleymusic.com)
Heal This Heart…by The Bevvy Sisters from This Moment (bevvysisters.co.uk)
Miss Mackie Frae Perth…by Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell from Shore to Shore (Bridgegate Music)
Adieu France…by Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell from Shore to Shore (Bridgegate Music)
When Pat Came Over the Hill/Land's End…by Iona Ritchie from Iona (ionaritchie.com)
Sliabh Geal gCua…by Iona Ritchie from Iona (ionaritchie.com)
The Boy's Lament for his Dragon…by Jamie MacDonald and Christian Gamauf from The Pipe Slang (pipeslang.com)
[ID Excerpt] Glass of Beer…by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy (dylanfoleymusic.com)
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie…by Dougie MacLean from A Robert Burns Selection (Dunkeld Records)
Heiland Harry…by Dougie MacLean from A Robert Burns Selection (Dunkeld Records)
Ca' the Yowes…by Dougie MacLean from A Robert Burns Selection (Dunkeld Records)
Sprig of Thyme…by Heidi Talbot & John McCusker from Love Is The Bridge Between Two Hearts (Under One Sky Records)
Kean O'Hara…by Doyle, McCusker, McGoldrick from The Wishing Tree (Under One Sky Records)
Finale…by Beinn Lee from Osgarra (beinnlee.com)

 
July 05, 2018

Program 1832: ThistleRadio Classic (July 05, 2018) Week 27

Hear some of the classic tracks that are the bedrock of our playlist for ThistleRadio, our popular round-the-clock music channel.

Steel and Stone (Black Water)...by Kris Drever from Black Water (Compass
Reel de Chicoutimi/Reel St. Jean/Reel Eboulement...by Chris Norman from The Beauty of the North (Dorian`)  
Shanagolden...by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm (Whirling Discs)  
Keeping up with Calum...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Factor)  
Hoireann ó Rathill iù ó...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Factor)  
The Devil's Courtship...by Battlefield Band from Happy Daze (Temple
Ridee...by Session A9 from Session A9 (RAJ`) 
ID EXCERPT Bard Dance...by Enya from Enya (Atlantic)   
The Sailor Boy...by The Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Green Linnet)  
Spike Island Lasses...by Dan Ar Braz from Made in Breizh (Tinder)
May Colven...by Emily Smith from Ten Years (White Fall
Parting Friends...by Stuart Mason from Tradition (Native Home Music)  
Jig-Só...by Calan from Dinas (Sain
Cutting the Chord...by Savourna Stevenson from Cutting the Chord (Eclectic)

 
June 28, 2018

Program 1831: Dear Jean (June 28, 2018) Week 26

We mark the 10th anniversary of the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week with a celebration of the ‘Mother of Folk” who helped start it all, as artists celebrate Jean Ritchie (1922-2015).

My Dear Companion…. by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt from Trio (Warner Bros)   
Blue Diamond Mines… by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Wintergrace…. by Atwater.Donnelly from When Winter Calls (Rabbit Island Music)
Wondrous Love… by Sarah McQuaid from I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning (sarahmcquaid.com)
Black Waters…. by John McCutcheon, Tim O'Brien, Suzy Boguss, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan and Bryn Davies from Dear Jean ~ Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie (Compass
Now is the Cool of the Day… by Molly Andrews from Dear Jean (Compass
The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore …by Robin and Linda Williams with John Jennings from Dear Jean (Compass)
[ID excerpt] Shady Grove… by Sparky and Rhonda Rucker from Dear Jean (Compass
One I Love… by Karan Casey from Songlines (Shanachie
Songwriting Process ~ Jean Ritchie interview excerpt from The Thistle & Shamrock®
I Celebrate Life …by Pete Seeger from Dear Jean (Compass)  
Young Man Who Wouldn't Raise Corn ….by Peggy Seeger… from Dear Jean (Compass)   
Jubilee…. by Kathy Mattea and Friends from Dear Jean (Compass
Let the Sun Shine Down on Me …by Kim and Reggie Harris from Dear Jean (Compass)   
Advice to Singers ~ Jean Ritchie interview excerpt from The Thistle & Shamrock®
I've Got a Mother… by The Starry Mountain Singers from Dear Jean (Compass)  
The Peace Round… by Jean Ritchie and Friends from Dear Jean (Compass)

 
June 21, 2018

Program 1830: The Songs of Robert Tannahill (June 21, 2018) Week 25

Explore the legacy of the 17th century weaver poet whose work has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “Waltzing Matilda”.

Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie?...by Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld
The Braes o' Balquidder...by The Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)
Farewell to Whisky...by Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld
Thou Bonnie Wood o' Craiglea...by Claire Hastings from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV   (Brechin All Records)
Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa...by Sedrenn from Sedrenn (Keltia Musique)
Prince Charlie's March/Joy Gae Wi' My Love/Ho Mo Chaileagan ...by Jock Tamson's Bairns from May You Never Lack a Scone (Greentrax)
Braes o' Gleniffer...by Jock Tamson's Bairns from May You Never Lack a Scone (Greentrax
[ID excerpt] Mazurka Polonaise...by Sedrenn from Sedrenn (Keltia Musique)
Och Hey! Johnnie Lad...by Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol I (Brechin All Records)
Adieu! Ye Cheerful Native Plains...by Brian Ó hEadhra from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol III (Brechin All Records)
Thou Cauld Gloomy Feberwar...by Fiona Hunter from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol III (Brechin All Records)
Fly We To Some Desert Isle...by Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol I (Brechin All Records)
Loudon's Bonnie Woods and Braes...by Rod Paterson from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
Killoch Burn & Ye Dear Romantic Shades...by Wendy Weatherby from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)   
O Laddie, Can Ye Lea Me & How Can Ye Gang Laddie?...by Fiona Hunter from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records
Andro...by The Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)

 
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