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September 25, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1635:  Canada (September 25, 2014) Week 39

Travel to Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and on into the west to hear the authentic Celtic rooted music of Canada.

The Maid Behind (McGlinchey’s) Bar/Frankie Gavin’s…by Tony McManus from Pourquoi Quebec? (Greentrax)
My Ain Kind Dearie/Tommy’s Tarburas/Early Dawn/Stephanie Wills….by Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona)  
Crodh Air a’Bhruaich…by Mary Jane Lamond from Làn Dùil (Wicklow
Matapat…by Bourque, Bernard & LePage from Matapat (Borealis)
Superfly…by Beòlach from Beòlach (Beolach)  
The Mystic’s Dream…by Loreena McKennitt from Live in Paris and Toronto (Quinlan Road)
ID Excerpt: La Turlutte a “Pit”…by Bourque, Bernard & Lepage from Matapat (Borealis)
Welcome to the Trossachs…by Natalie MacMaster from Live (Greentrax)
Coyote Way….by Leahy from In All Things (Narada Media
Bovaglie’s Plaid…by Beòlach from Beòlach (Beolach) 
It Ain’t Funny…by Pamela Morgan from On A Wing and a Prayer (Amber Music)
Reel a Delphine/Par Derriere Chez Mon Pere…by Barachois from Encore (House Party Productions) 
Adventure Sings/Louis Riel…by Scruj MacDuhk from The Road to Canso (Scruj Tunes)

 
October 9, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1637: New Fall Sounds 1 (October 9, 2014) Week  41

Join Fiona as she explores the latest batch of releases, hearing what's new from established artists and uncovering the emerging talent.

Millhouse...by The Alan Kelly Gang from The Last Bell (Blackbox Music)
Dublin Diner...by Michelle Burke from Step Into My Parlour (Kilcronat)
The Geese in the Bog/Covering Ground...by The Alt from The Alt (Under the Arch)
Lovely Nancy...by The Alt from The Alt (Under the Arch)
Carradale...by Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante from Rough Diamonds (Red Sands Music)
Hopvotte...by The Alan Kelly Gang from The Last Bell (Blackbox Music)
The Sleeping Policeman...by The Alan Kelly Gang from The Last Bell (Blackbox Music)
[ID excerpt] My Love is but a Lassie...by Moylurg Ceili Band from The Rest is History (Comhaltas)
Fingal's Weepiing...by Kevin MacLeod from Highland Strands (Beag)
Ta Se 'na La...by Goitse from Tall Tales & Misadventures (Copperplate/Proper)
I'll Go West...by The Duhks from Beyond the Blue (Compass)
The Photograph... by Margaret Kennedy from Piano Cycle 2014 (Mawgrit Productions) not yet available
You Gotta Live...by Eliza Lynn from Goodbye Nashville (Civility)
Carolan's Draught...by Moylurg Ceili Band from The Rest is History (Comhaltas)


 
October 2, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1636: Lowlands (October 2, 2014)  Week  40

From shipyards and farmlands to mills and mining villages, the Scottish Lowlands have been a hive of activity for centuries.  Tour the musical landscape with Archie Fisher, Deaf Shepherd, and Alison Kinnaird.

The Midlothian Mining Song...by The Easy Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax)
Lowlands Away...by Ian F. Benzie from I’se The B’y (Lochshore)
Life in the City/The March of the Workers...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona) 
The Great Ships...by Tannahill Weavers from Epona (Green Linnet)  
The Gates of Edinburgh/O’er Bogie/Mrs. Gordon Uvle...by A’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns from The Lasses Fashion  (Greentrax)   
The Lads o’ the Fair/Leith Docks...by Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine from Parallel Lines (Wundertute)
Plooman Laddies...by Christine Kydd from Dark Pearls (Culburnie)
ID Excerpt: The Lasses Fashion …by Jock Tamson’s Bairns from The Lasses Fashion (Greentrax
Pawkie Patterson...by Deaf Shepherd from Synergy (Greentrax
Ye Banks and Braes...by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)  
I Ha’e a Wife/The Tarbolton Jig/Tabolton Lodge...by Battlefield Band & Alison Kinnaird from Music in Trust 2 (Temple)
Blar Sliabh An t-Slorraidh/The Battle of Sherriffmuir...by Alison Kinnaird & Ann Heymann from The Harper’s Land   (Temple Records
Yonder Banks/The Shipyard Apprentice...by Archie Fisher from Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into (Greentrax)
Last Train from Lanark/Boogie Woogie Waltz...by Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin’)
A Glasgow Celebration...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona)

 
September 18, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1634: Irish Pairs (September 18, 2014)  Week 38

Few musical sounds make a more honest and direct statement than duos in the Irish tradition.  Enjoy them combining their voices, guitars, fiddles, flutes and more acoustic instruments.

Dowd’s No. 9/Come West Along the Road...by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Live in Seattle (Green Linnet)
Through the Fields/The Man of the House/The Shores of Lough Reagh...by Cormac Breatnach & Martin Dunlea from Music for Whistle & Guitar (Dioscai Mandala
Donal Og...by Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill with Donal Lunny from Idir an Da Sholas - Between the Two Lights  (Green Linnet)
Breton Gavottes...by Kevin Burke & Micheal O Domhnaill from Flight of the Green Linnet (Green Linnet)
The Plains of Kildare...by Andy Irvine & Paul Brady from Legends of Ireland (Rhino Entertainment
Master Crowley’s/The Jug of Punch...by Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon from The Twentieth Anniversary Collection   (Green Linnet)
The Two Conneeleys’...by Christy Moore & Micheal O’Suilleabhain from A River of Sound (Virgin)
ID Excerpt: The Real Blues Reel… by Brendan Power and Mick Kinsella from A River of Sound (Virgin)
Amhran: Inion a Bhaoghailligh...by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh (Green Linnet)
Meilti Cheann Dubhrann/Cloch na Ceithre Mhile...by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh  (Green Linnet)
Beir mo Dhuthracht...by Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Celtic Voices (Green Linnet)
Niamh’s Capers/The Flogging/The Reconciliation...by Gerry O’Connor, Daithi Sproule from Gaelic Roots (Kells Music)
The Green Laurels...by Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records)
Ta mo Madra...by Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Meiteal (Kells Music)
John Henry’s/The Commodore/Galway High Reel...by Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records)

 
September 11, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1633: Julie Fowlis (September 11, 2014) Week 37 

Raised in the Outer Hebrides, Julie Fowlis is one of a small group of singers bringing Scots Gaelic music into the cultural mainstream; no more so than when she provided the singing voice for Disney Pixar’s Oscar winning animation “Brave”.  Meet her this week.

M' Fhearann Saidhbhir/Nellie Garvey's/'G Ioman Nan Gamhan 'S Mi Muladach/Jerry's Pipe Jig...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair
Donella Beaton/Nelson Mandela's Welcome to the City of Glasgow...by Dòchas from An Darna Umhail (MacMeanmna)  
A Mhaighdeannan 's a Mhnathan Òg...by Julie Fowlis from Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe (Machair
Biodh An Deoch Seo 'N Làimh Mo Rùin...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair
Hò Bha Mi, Hé Bha Mi...by Julie Fowlis from Uam (Machair
Lon-Dubh...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)  
[ID Excerpt} Hùg Air A' Bhonaid Mhòir...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)
A' Chiad Cheum...by Julie Fowlis from Uam (Machair) ~ excerpt Turas San Lochmor...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)
'Ille Dhuinne, 'S Toigh Leam Thu...by Julie Fowlis from Cuilidh (Machair)
Touch the Sky...by Julie Fowlis from 'Brave' Soundtrack (Walt Disney Records)
Thornton Jig/Chloe's Passion/Are You Ready Yet?/'S Toigh Leam Fhìn Buntàta 'S Ìm/Tha Fionnlagh Ag Innearadh/Thug Oiridh Thiridh Thairidh...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)

 
September 4, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1632: Combos (September 4, 2014)  Week 36

We revel in the joyous sounds of multi-instrumental line-ups this week, shamelessly embracing anarchy in determining “what-goes-with-what”.

The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek...by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good (webanjo3.com)
Maria's Song/East West...by Matheu Watson from Dunrobin Place (matheuwatson.com)
Take Your Time...by The Paul McKenna Band from Elements (Greentrax)
Circles of Stone...by Draiocht from Celtic Woman (Celtic Woman Records)
New Year's Day...by Skyhook from At the Stringsmith's Forge (Skyhook Music)
Rithill Aill (A WeddingSong)...by Capercaillie from Heart of the Gaels (Narada)
[ID excerpt] Taylor Ryan...by Skyhook from At the Stringsmith's Forge (Skyhook Music)
Annam Cara/Ships in the Night...by Michael McGoldrick from Aurora (Vertical)
Mickey's Reels...by Michael McGoldrick from Aurora (Vertical)
Angels Without Wings...by Heidi Talbot from Angels Without Wings (Navigator)
Head and Heart...by Luka Bloom from Head and Heart (Big Sky)
Banks of the Lee... by Luka Bloom from Head and Heart (Big Sky)
Yo Mi Voy...by Salsa Celtica from The Future Sound of Gaeldom (Survival)
Jonathan...by Bill Leslie from Scotland - Grace of the Wild (billleslie.com)

 

 
August 28, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1631: Clear Sounds (August 28, 2014)  Week 35

Enjoy the pure beauty of the unaccompanied voice, solo and layered, along with virtuoso solo instrumentalists.

The Yellow Tinker/The Yellow Pantsuit...by Liz Carroll from On The Off Beat (www.lizcarroll.com)
John o' Dreams...by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song for Singing (Philo/Rounder)
Wedding Waltzes...by Ross Ainslie from Wide Open (Great White)
How Can I Keep From Singing?...by Julee Glaub from Fields Faraway (Julee Glaub)
Nice Feeling...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD audio)
Fill, Fill the Merry Bowl... by Rod Paterson from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Volume III (Brechin All Records)
Dog Bites...by Anna-Wendy Stevenson from Anna-Wendy Stevenson (Eclectic)
[ID excerpt] Red Rocking Chair...by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Inis Sui...by Maire Breatnach from The Celtic Heartbeat Collection (Celtic Heartbeat)
The Water is Wide...by Maura O'Connell from The Best of The Thistle & Shamrock, Vol 1 (Valley Entertainment)
The Winter's End...by Liam O'Flynn from The Celtic Heartbeat Collection (Celtic Heartbeat)
Captive Song of Mary Stuart...by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song for Singing (Philo/Rounder)
Alas! Poor Queen...by Jean Redpath from Summer of My Dreams (Philo/Rounder)
Sandhunter...by Maeve Gilchrist from 20 Chandler Street (Adventure Music)
A Group...by Tracey Dares from Crooked Lake (CBC Maritimes)

 
August 21, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1630: Live & Kicking (August 21, 2014)  Week 34

From the pubs and clubs of home to international festivals stages, some great live performances electrify this hour of music.

Glenlogie…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane)
Katie Campbell’s Rambles/Streets of Forbes…by Niamh Parsons from Loosely Connected (Greentrax)
Man of Arran…by Niamh Parsons featuring the Loose Connections from Loosely Connected (Greentrax)
Canan Nan Gaidheal…by Scottish Women & Band from Scottish Women (Greentrax)
Trip to Skye…by Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)
Sir Patrick Spens…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane)
ID Excerpt: Flowers of Edinburgh…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane)
Bogey’s Bonnie Belle…by Christy Moore, Donal Lunny & Jimmy Faulkner from Live in Dublin (Tara Music)
The Rocky Road to Dublin/Indian Ate the Woodchuck…by Mozaik from Live From the Powerhouse (Compass)
Breileach…by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)
The Big Set…by The Unusual Suspects from Live in Scotland (Foot Stompin’)
The Kerry Dances…by Frankie Gavin and Stephane Grappelli from Frankie Gavin 2003-2004 Collection (Frankie Gavin)

 
August 14, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1629: A Broader Canvas (August 14, 2014)  Week 33

Follow the Celtic music trail to Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Wales and Brittany.

Evit Ar Braz...by Dan Ar Braz from Made in Breizh (Tinder Records
Maneo de Fontenia-Jotas...by Milladoiro from Auga de Maio (Green Linnet)  
Danza de Cerdelra...by Leilia from Hent Sant Jakez (Shamrock Records)
Vigo...by Tony MacManus, Alain Genty, Soig SIberil from The Clear Stream (Greentrax
Llonxana...by Llan de Cubel from Llan de Cubel IV (Fono Astur)  
ID Excerpt: Begone…by Dalla from More Salt (Dalla Records)
Lloer Dirion (Tender Moon)...by Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar)
Llanllechid...by Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar)
Three Knights/An Vug e'n Loor...by Dalla from More Salt (Dalla Records)
Garzoles...by Jean-Charles Gulchen from Kerden (Coop Breizh)
Birth in Bethlehem...by Emma Christian from Celtic Voices (Narada)
Suite de Ridees...by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Le Retour...by Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)

 
August 07, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1628: New Releases and Debuts, part 2 (August 07, 2014)  Week 32

Host Fiona Ritchie handpicks more new sounds of the summer.

The Osprey...by Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld
Maghera Mountain/The Road to Garry/Kiss the Maid Behind the Barrel...by The
Yanks from The Four-Faced Liar (www.yanksband.com)
Morven's March/Elliot Finn Macdonald...by Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham from Five and Twenty (Whirlie Records)
Cailin Deas Cruaite na mBo...by Noel Battle and Roisin Broderick from Up and About in the Morning (Noel Battle and Roisin Broderick)
I'll Mend your Pots and Kettles oh!...by Noel Battle and Roisin Broderick from Up and About in the Morning (Noel Battle and Roisin Broderick)
Caledonia… by Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld)
[ID excerpt] The Gael Northwest...by Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld)
Schools Days Over...by Finbar Furey from Colours (Valley Entertainment)
Banjo Therapy...by Party of Three from First Course (paddledoo.com)
Sailing...by Maire Brennan and Cormac De Barra from Voices & Harps (Beo Records)
Jack Palance's Reel...Nollaig Casey & Artie McGlynn from Masters of their Craft (Tara)
An tUil...by Clannad from Masters of their Craft (Tara)
The Rosscligher Jigs...by Stockton's Wing from Masters of their Craft (Tara)
Beautiful Affair...by Stockton's Wing from Masters of their Craft (Tara)
A Bigger Blast...by Ben Miller and Friends from On Home Ground - E.P.  (www.bmillerpipes.com)

 

 
July 31, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1627: New Releases and Debuts, part 1 (July 31, 2014)  Week 31

Host Fiona Ritchie handpicks new sounds of this summer, combining artist debuts with the latest from musicians whose music has helped shape the sound of The Thistle & Shamrock®.

Red Haired Boy/Cold, Frosty Morn…by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood Studios)
The Strathspey Set…by Capercaillie from At the Heart of it All (Vertical)
Freedom Come All Ye…by Pumeza Matshikiza from Voice of Hope (Decca)
Fine Flowers of the Valley…by Kim Robertson from Forget Not the Angels (Gourd)
Bethyw'rhafimi/Juzaique/Ms. Gina Morgan…by Allan Yn Y Fan from Cool, Calm & Collected (Steam Pie)
Tosnant…by Allan Yn Y Fan from Cool, Calm & Collected (Steam Pie)
[ID Excerpt] Deep River Blues…by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood Studios)
The Lime Hill Strathspey/Dan R. Macdonald/Banks of Spey/Lexy McAskill…by Hanneke Cassel from Dot the Dragon's Eyes (hannekecassel.com)
One Morning in May…by the Yanks from Haymaker (yanksband.com)
Shady Creek…by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood Studios)
Barbara Allen…by Ashely Davis from Night Travels (daisyrings.com)
Jackson's Heigh-Ho & The White Star Reels…by Marie Reilly from The Anvil (Cove Island Productions)
The Bucks…by the Yanks from Haymaker (yanksband.com)

 
July 24, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1626: Mythography (July 24, 2014)  Week 30

Explore myth, legend and mystery this week, in ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration.

The Mystics’ Slipjigs…by Maire Breatnach from Angels Candles (Starc)
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax
Branle…by Old Blind Dogs from The World’s Room (Compass
Lupadáin Lapadáin - The Tale of the Mermaid’s Daughter…by John Spillane and Louis de Paor from The Gaelic Hit Factory (EMI Ireland
The Sparkling Fairy/Taro’s Blue Eye…by Winifred Horan from Just One Wish (Shanachie)
A Bhean Úd Thíos…by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
The Fairy Reel/The Old Torn Petticoat/Our House At Home…by Danu from The Road Less Traveled (Shanachie)
Suantraí Sí…by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin from Suantraí, An Irish Lullaby (Shanachie
ID Excerpt: Charmed…by Rachel Hair from Hubcaps & Potholes (March Hair Records)  
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Aquaintance (Beltane
Molly Malone…by Sinéad O’Connor from Sean-Nós Nua (Hummingbird)    
The Devil…by Bodega from Bodega (Greentrax)   
Sir Patrick Spens…by June Tabor from An Echo of Hooves (Topic)
Devil’s Advocate…by Chris Stout Quintet from Devil’s Advocate (Greentrax)

 
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