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March 12, 2015

Program 1659: Live from Ireland (March 12, 2015) Week 11

Re-live some great sets of Irish music, including years of live performances presented by Fiona with The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, and more.

Darlin' Corey...by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul (live recording - not available)
Brian Boru's March/Nine Points of Roguery/The Magpie/Pretty Girls...by The Chieftains from Live from Dublin (RCA Victor)
Mo Níon Ó...by Cathie Ryan (recorded live at the Swannanoa Gathering)
The Rambling Irishman...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (buamusic.com)
The Royal Blackbird...by Cathal McConnell & Len Graham from For the Sake of Old Decency (Sage Arts)
An Sagairtin...by Brían ÓhAirt (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)
[ID excerpt] Jig: Greenfields of America...by Brían ÓhAirt and Julee Glaub (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)
Crossing the Bridge...by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul (live recording - not available)
Luna/Reels...by Cherish the Ladies, featuring Donna Long and Liz Knowles (recorded live, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC)
The Pinery Boy…by Dáithí Sproule (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)
The Crow in the Sun…by Dáithí Sproule (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)
How Can I Keep From Singing?...by Julee Glaub (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)
Banish Misfortune/Morning Dew/Arkansas Traveller/Wild Irishman...by The Chieftains from Live from Dublin (RCA Victor)

 

 

 

 
March 05, 2015

Program 1658: Scent of Spring (March 05, 2015 ) Week 10

Spring is in the airs… and the jigs, reels and songs as we put out a musical welcome mat for the first signs of the season.

Echo’s Calling...Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)
The March Air...by Nightnoise from Shadows of Time (Windham Hill)
Brighid’s Kiss...by La Lugh from Celtic Woman 2 (Lughnasa)
Morning Dew...by Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada)
Yellow on the Broom...by Sheena Wellington from Clearsong (Dunkeld
Logan Water/Pennan Den...by Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax) 
ID Excerpt: Piper’s Despair…by Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada Media) 
May Morning Dew...by Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son Records) 
Til the Sun Comes Up...by Katie McMahon from After the Morning (Paradigm)
Even in the Rain...by Deaf Shepherd from Even in the Rain (Deaf Shepherd)  
The Crow in the Sun...by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)
The Nightingale...by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from At the Little Theatre (Park)
Inner Sound...by The Whistlebinkies from Inner Sound (Lochshore)

 
February 26, 2015

Program 1657: Welsh Roots (February 26, 2015) Week 9

Acoustic roots music from Wales with Cerys Matthews, Julie Murphy, Rag Foundation, Ffynnon, Ember and Crasdant. Discover a world of Welsh contemporary folk and new roots sounds in the land of St. David.

Swansea Barracks…by Rag Foundation from Minka (Fflach)
Tros yr Aber – Over the Estuary…by Crasdant from Dwndwr – The Great Noise (Sain)    
Elen a’r Eos…by Ffynnon from Adar Gwylltion (Taith
En filant ma Quenouille…by Ffynnon from Adar Gwylltion (Taith)
Malldraeth…by LIio Rhydderch & Elin Wyn Jones from Enlli (Fflach
A Ei Di’r ‘Deryn…by Ember from Open all the Doors (Salt & Slate Records)
Moelyci…by Steve Eaves from Moelyci (Sain)   
ID excerpt: Tra Bo Dau...by Cerys Matthews (with Gwenan Gibbard) from Hullabaloo (Rainbow)
Bwthyn…by Toreth from Toreth (Fflach)
Can y Fari…by Julie Murphy & Dyland Fowler from Ffawd (Fflach)  
Alabaina Wood…by Robin Huw Bowen from Y Fford I Aberystwyth – The Road to Aberystwyth (Sain)
Four Loom Weaver…by Rag Foundation from Minka (Fflach)
Storm…by Ember from Open All the Doors (Salt & Slate Records)   
Ty Bach Twt...by Cerys Matthews (with Gwenan Gibbard) from Hullabaloo (Rainbow)
Dadl Dau...by Cerys Matthews (with Gwenan Gibbard) from Hullabaloo (Rainbow)

 

 

 

 

 

 
February 19, 2015

Program 1656: New Releases and Debuts (February 19, 2015) Week 8

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from rising artists, along with the latest from artists whose music has shaped the sound of The Thistle & Shamrock through the decades.

Sweet Melodies...by Cassie & Maggie from Sterling Road (cassieandmaggie.com)
Golden Willow...by Keith Murphy from Suffer No Loss (blackislemusic.com)
Hardiman's Fancy/Apples in Winter/The Starry Lane to Monaghan...by Adam Agee & Jon Sousa from Suantrai (adamageejonsouda.com)
Canticle of the Sun...by Sarah McQuaid from Walking Into White (sarahmcquaid.com)
A Roving Winter's Night...by Bernadette Morris from All the Ways You Wander (bernadettemorris.com)
Fraher's Jig/The Heary Boys of Ballymote/The Lisnagun...by Bernadette Morris from All the Ways You Wander (bernadettemorris.com)
Quad J'étais Fille à l'?ge de Quinze Ans...by Keith Murphy from Suffer No Loss (blackislemusic.com)
[ID excerpt] Glasgow Reel...by Red River Fiddlers from The Squirrel Hunters (Farm-Out Records)
Breton Suite...by Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock from Alone and Together (Dancing Wolf)
Buan A' Choirce...by Cassie & Maggie from Sterling Road (cassieandmaggie.com)
Sally in the Garden...by Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock from Alone and Together (Dancing Wolf)
Boys of Bedlam...by Full Set from Notes at Liberty (Full Set Records)
Tait's /The Chow Man...by Sandy Brechin & Ewan Wilkinson from Hard Times Come and Go (Brechin All Records)
Fead An Iolar (The Eagle's Whistle)...by Adam Agee & Jon Sousa from Suantrai (adamageejonsouda.com)

 
February 12, 2015

Program 1655: Love Songs (February 12, 2015) Week 7

Move beyond the traditional notion of romantic love this week to hear of a bond with landscape, language, and the natural world – all in the finest music from Celtic roots.

Venus in Tweeds...by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweeds (Greentrax
The Gowden Locks of Anna…by MacAlias from Highwired (Greentrax)
Jim Batty’s/The Bloom of Youth…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Vertical Records
To The Homeland…by Maura O’Connell from Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill
I Love the Trees…by Nomos from Set You Free (Green Linnet)
Suite de Ridees…by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Voices of the Land…by Maire Brennan from Maire (Atlantic)
Gi’e Me Lass Wi’ a Lump o’ Land…by Ian F. Benzie from I’se The B’y (Lochshore)
ID Excerpt: Dans Fisel...by Tony McManus from Tony McManus (Greentrax)  
A’ The Airts…by Ceolbeg from Seeds to the Wind (Greentrax)  
Wild West Waltz…by Wendy Stewart from About Time (Greentrax)
The Beauty Spot/The Maid Behind the Barrel…by Danu from All Things Considered (Shanachie)
More Than Just a Dram…by Robin Laing from The Angel’s Share (Greentrax)  
Aibreann - The Last Pint…by Lunasa from Lunasa (Compass)  
Tail Toddle Finale…by Skyedance from Skyedance - Live in Spain (Culburnie)

 
February 5, 2015

Program 1654: Nuala Kennedy and A.J. Roach (February 5, 2015) Week 6 

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.  Her husband, 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.  The pair chat with Fiona and share some music.

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)

 
January 29, 2015

Program 1653: Songs of the Bard (January 29, 2015) Week 5

Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the songs, timeless and thriving, of Robert Burns ~ Scotland’s National Bard.

The Lea Rig…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax
Now Westlin Winds…by Dick Gaughan from Gaughan Live! At the Trades Club (Greentrax)
Ae Fond Kiss…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin’)
Braw Lads o’ Gala Water…by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold (Wellfield
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane)
Rigs o’ Barley…by Emily Smith from A Day Like Today (Foot Stompin’)
[ID excerpt] Brose and Butter…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin’)
The Slave’s Lament…by Feisty Besoms from Auld Flames (Feisty Besoms)
Parcel of Rogues in a Nation…by Rod Paterson from Songs from the Bottom Drawer (Greentrax)
Ye Jacobites…by Eddi Reader from Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass
Aye Walkin’ O…by Jock Tamson’s Bairns from Rare (Greentrax)  
O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose…by June Tabor from Rosa Mundi (Green Linnet)  
Auld Lang Syne…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane)  
Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonie Doon…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)

 
January 22, 2015

Program 1652: Muir of Gormack (January 22, 2015) Week 4

The area of wilderness known as the Muir of Gormack was first mentioned in 1776 by scholars who labeled it a “Caledonian Camp” for its prehistoric remains of hut-circles, cairns and decorated stones.  Dougie MacLean evokes the setting and imagines the ancient culture in “Muir of Gormack – a Pictish story.”

Circles of Stone…by Draiocht from The Druid and The Dreamer  (Dog Music)
Branohm…by Maire Breatnach from Branohm (Starc)  
Air bhith dhomhsa…by Martyn Bennett from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin)  
Lament for Nechtan…by Maire Breatnach from Branohm (Starc
Psalmsong…by Alison Kinnaird from The Silver String (Temple)
Briochan and Columba…by Shaun Davey from The Pilgrim (Tara
A’Ghrian…by Shaun Davey from The Pilgrim (Tara)
ID Excerpt: Maarein…by Maire Breatnach from Branohm  (Starc)
Muir of Gormach…by Dougie MacLean from Muir of Gormack (Dunkeld)

 
January 15, 2015

Program 1651: Winter Heat (January 15, 2015) Week 3

Hot instrumentals and passionate vocals from Kirsty MacColl, Salsa Celtica and Kila offer the perfect insulation against winter’s chill.

Sult Theme…by Sult from Sult: Spirit of the Music (Hummingbird Records)
Tine Gheal…by Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn Records)    
Double Knuckle Shuffle…by Kila from Tog E Go Bog E (Green Linnet
Ain’t No Sunshine/The Flawless Juggler…by Sileas from Play On Light (Greentrax)    
The Lonesome Scenes of Winter…by Cara Dillon from Cara Dillon (Rough Trade)  
Melodie Gavotte/Ton A-Boz Gavotenn…by Karma from Nozata (Coop Breizh
Les Dolois…by Bleizi Ruz from Hent Sant Jakez (Shamrock)
ID Excerpt: Tango to Evora…by Loreena McKennitt from The Visit (Warner Bros
Salsa Celtica…by Salsa Celtica from Monstruos Y Demonios-Angels and Lovers (Eclectic
Isn’t It A Little Late…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion
The Barachois…by Chris Armstrong from Quantum Leap (Lochshore)  
Suite of Mountain Songs…by Asturiana Mining Company from Patrimoniu (Lochshore)  
England 2 Colombia O…by Kirsty MacColl from Tropical Brainstorm (Instinct)   
Ra-Li-O…by Baka Beyond from East to West (Narada Media)  
The Farewell…by Natalie MacMaster from Live (Greentrax)

 

 

 

 

 
January 8, 2015

Program 1650: New Year Sounds (January 8, 2015)  Week 2

Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover artists whose careers are destined to gather momentum in the coming months.

Lili's Hornpipe...by Ailie Robertson from Little Lights (Lorimer)
Follow the Heron...by Karine Polwart from Favourite Scottish Songs (Greentrax)
I am Grateful for What I Have...by Sarah McQuaid from The Silver Lining (Waterbug)
Medusa...by James Keelaghan from House of Cards (Borealis)
Óran an t-Slaightear...by Cruinn from Stóras (www.cruinn.net)
Terras do Norte...by Kep Junquera featuring Os Cempés from A Way to the Atlantic (www.galiciantunes.com)
Seeing Time (Song for Sky)...by Silver Sole featuring Gina MacLeod from Silver Sole (www.ginamacleod.com)
[ID Excerpt] La Gueussinette...by Ailie Robertson from Little Lights (Lorimer)
I Ain't Got No Home...by The Gaslight Tinkers from The Gaslight Tinkers (www.thegaslighttinkers.com)
Sleeping Tune...by The New England Irish Harp Ensemble from Another Country Heard From... (www.neilho.org)
My Mary...by Jim Malcolm from The Corncrake (Beltane)
Sören's Waltz...by Aryeh Frankfurter from A Step in Time (Lionharp.com)
O'Neill's March...by Tony MacMahon & Steve Cooney from Live in Spiddal (Raelach)
Breton Dance Set: Gavotte/Bouree d'Aurore Sand/French Musette...by Maggie Sansone from A Hamamered Dulcimer Collection (Maggie's Music)

 

 
January 1, 2015

Program 1649: Jean Redpath (January 1, 2015) Week 1

Singer Jean Redpath first traveled from Scotland to the U.S. in 1961 and was soon immersed in the American folk scene.  She went on to perform throughout the world, released over forty recordings, and won the hearts of public radio listeners through her many appearances on A Prairie Home Companion.  Host Fiona Ritchie met with Jean to reminisce about five decades of sharing songs.

South Wind...by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song for Singing (Philo/Rounder)  
The Lass o' Gowrie...by Jean Redpath from Will Ye No Come Back Again? (Greentrax)   
The Kirk Swaree...by Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
Mill o' Tifty's Annie...by Jean Redpath from Song of the Seals (New Rounder)
With God On Our Side...by Bob Dylan from The Times They Are A-Changin' (Columbia
[ID excerpt] Miss Admiral Gordon's Strathspey...by Alasdair Fraser, Jay Unger, Abby Newton from Jean Redpath's album Leaving the Land (Rounder)
My Love, She's But a Lassie Yet...by Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
O, Merry Hae I Been...by Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
Tuna the Food of My Soul...by Jean Redpath, Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnston, Philip Brunelle from Prairie Home Comedy, Vol 2 (High Bridge) 
Quiet...by Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
The Minstrel Show...by Garrison Keillor, Jean Redpath, Kate MacKenzie and the cast from A Prairie Home Companion Final Performance, Vol 2 (High Bridge)

 
December 25, 2014

Program 1648: Midwinter Musing (December 25, 2014) Week 52

Travel into the traditions of midwinter through some spellbinding music of the season.

Da Day Dawn…by Chris Stout from First o’ the Darkenin’ (Greentrax)  
Winter Solstice…by Atwater-Donnelly from When Winter Calls (Rabbit Island Music)   
The Time is Approaching…by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig ~ An Irish Christmas (Musical Bridge
Who Knows Where the Time Goes…by Maggie Reilly from Rowan (Red Berry Records
Through the Bitter Frost and Snow…by Susan McKeown and Lindsey Horner from A Winter’s Tale (Celtic Heartbeat)
Variations: Lo, How a Rose E’er Booming…by Turtle Island String Quartet from By the Fireside (Windham Hill)  
The Coming of Winter…by Anúna and the Ulster Orchestra from Behind the Closed Eye (Danú
[ID excerpt] Drive the Cold Winter Away…by Sue Richards from Merrily Greet the Time (Maggie’s Music
Haul Brothers, Haul!…by Coyote Run from Tend the Fire (Run Wild Records
Garçon Á Marier/Orgies Nocturnes/Dans Fisel…by Touchstone from A Thistle & Shamrock Christmas Ceilidh  (Green Linnet)   
The Snows…by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and Triona Ní Dhomhnaill from Celtic Christmas III (Windham Hill)
The Slippery Slope/Wullie’s Wopper/Tam the Bam...by Pete Clark from Now & Then (Inver)
Winter Light...by Kenneth Steven from Sanctuary ~ Poems of Celtic Spirituality (Saint Andrew Press)
Return to the Stewartry/Slanttigart/Tame her When da Snaw Comes... by Catriona Macdonald from Bold (Peerie Angel Productions)
The Bitter Withy...by Kerfuffle from Lighten The Dark (Kerfuffle)

 
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