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October 25, 2018

Program 1744:  Myth & Legend (October 27, 2016) Week 43 

This week, songs from Celtic music traditions telling of mythical places, people and creatures, along with tunes of enchantment.

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)

 
October 18, 2018

Program 1847: New Fall Sounds 1 (October 18, 2018) Week 42

Join Fiona to explore the latest batch of releases, hearing what’s new from established artists and uncovering the emerging talent.

Sugar House...by We Banjo 3 from Haven (We Banjo 3)
Oh No...by the Tannahill Weavers from Òrach (Compass)
Sunset Over the Somme...by the Tannahill Weavers from Òrach (Compass)
The New Country...by the Krüger Brothers from Best of the Krüger Brothers (Double Time Music)
Morbleur, Sambleur!...by Les Poules À Colin from Morose (FamGroup)
Lorient Mornings...by the Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun (gothardsisters.com)
Pack It Up ...by We Banjo 3 from Haven (We Banjo 3)
[ID Break] Kahler Hotel...by Les Poules À Colin from Morose (FamGroup)
Bird in the Tree...by Jake James from Firewood (jakejames.com)
Dimming of the Day...by Fellswater from Skipping Stones (fellswater.com)
Lad O'Beirne's...by Adam Agee & Jon Sousa from Ceol na gCarad (adamageejonsousa)
Leaving Arranmore...by Katie Else from Songs from Across the Lake and Sea (Katie Else)
Against the Grain...by the Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun (gothardsisters.com)
Cork Harbor...by the Krüger Brothers from Best of the Krüger Brothers (Double Time Music)


 
November 01, 2018

Program 1849:  Belonging (November 01, 2018)  Week 44

This week we hear excerpts from Mairi Campbell’s “Pulse” and Kathryn Tickell’s  “Northumbrian Voices” to hear how music can bring us home.

Minnie's House...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
All the Way Home...by Cathy Jordan from All the Way Home (Blix Street)
Iona Homecoming...by Melissa Du Puy, Marty Young, Steve Young from Legacy (Legacy)
A Place Called Home...by Barbara Dymock from Hilbert's Hotel (Liftfire Recordings)
The Fiddle...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (KathrynTickell.com)
Will Atkinson...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (KathrynTickell.com)
Wildflowers & Grass...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (KathrynTickell.com)
Allery Burn...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (KathrynTickell.com)
[ID excerpt] What the Devil Ails Ye?...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
Side by Side...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
Red Roof...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
She is Waiting...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
We Are More...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
Home Ground...by Battlefield Band from Home Ground (Temple)

 
October 11, 2018

Program 1846:  Fiona’s Findings (October 11, 2018) Week 41

Host Fiona Ritchie plays some obscure tracks that are just waiting for airplay.

O Love is Teasin'...by Rhiannon Giddens from Tomorrow is My Turn (Nonesuch)
Hibernian Rhapsody...by De Dannan from Hibernian Rhapsody (Shanachie)
Miracle of Being...by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)
Little Sadie...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
Time After Time...by Alison Brown from The Song of the Banjo (Compass)
I Say a Little Prayer...by Mary Black from No Frontiers (Gift Horse)
[ID excerpt] Eddie Kelly's...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
Gentle On My Mind...by Luka Bloom from Head and Heart (Compass)
Reel Around the Sun...by Brendan Power from Brendan Power Plays the Music of Riverdance (Greentrax)
Ain't No Sunshine...by Sileas from Play On Light (Greentrax)
Love Comes Quietly...by Simon Thoumire and David Milligan from The Big Day In (Foot Stompin)
Sailing...by Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra from Affinity (Beo)
Shputnik In Glenshiel...by Martyn Bennett from Bothy Culture (Ryko)

 
October 04, 2018

Program 1845: Live From Ireland (October 04, 2018) Week 40

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)  
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)

 
September 20, 2018

Program 1843: From the Archives – 2 (September 20, 2018) Week 38

Host Fiona Ritchie selects more memorable moments from the past decade of her radio shows.

Two Shetland Reels...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)
The Stride/Tom Doherty's/The Contradiction/Viva Galicia…by Solas from The Words That Remain (Shanachie) 
Pastures of Plenty…by Solas from Reunion (Compass) 
Black Annis…by Solas from Reunion (Compass) 
Lia Fail: The Stone of Destiny (excerpt)…by William Jackson from Duan Àlbanach (Mill Records)
Iona Theme…by Ossian from Dove Across the Water (Iona)
[ID Break All These Years...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)
Bonnie Border Lass (guitar intro)...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
Silver Coin...by Archie Fisher from Sunsets I've Galloped Into... (Greentrax)
Adam Cameron...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
The Kid on the Mountain...by Alison Kinnaird (with Patsy Seddon) from The Harp Key (Temple)
The Judges Dilemma/The Inverness Gathering...by Sileas from Delighted With Harps (Green Linnet)
May Colvin...by Sileas from Play on Light  (Greentrax)
Roarie Bummlers...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)

 
September 27, 2018

Program 1844:  Cathy Jordan (September 27, 2018)  Week 39

We mark the 10th anniversary of the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week with Irish singer Cathy Jordan of the internationally acclaimed band Dervish.

Á Stór Mo Chroí...by Dervish from Harmony Hill (Whirling Discs)
A Bunch of Violets Blue...by Cathy Jordan - Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
Welcome Poor Paddy Home...by Cathy Jordan - Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
Baba Chonraoi...by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm (Whirling Discs
[ID excerpt] The River Field Waltz...by Cathy Jordan from All the Way Home (Blix Street
Sadly Grows the Rose...by The Unwanted from Music From the Atlantic Fringe (Compass
Snoring Biddy...by Cathy Jordan - Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
All the Way Home...by Cathy Jordan - Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
The Jordan Jig...by Cathy Jordan from All the Way Home (Blix Street)

 
September 13, 2018

Program 1842: From the Archives-1 (September 13, 2018) Week 37

Host Fiona Ritchie revisits memorable moments from the past decade of her radio shows.

Tie the Bonnet/Monaghan Twig/A Fair Wind/The Convenience Reel…by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Alliance)
Bitter Brew…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)
Gypsy Laddie...by Jack Beck (live recording - not available)
Black Jack Davie...by Sara Grey (live recording - not available)
Cumberland Gap...by Peggy Seeger (private collection - unavailable)
[ID Excerpt] Killoran’s Church…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)
Home By Bearna…by Cathie Ryan from The Music of What Happens (Shanachie)
Grace O’Malley…by Cathie Ryan from Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)
A mháithrín, a’ leigfeá ‘un an aonaigh mé?…by Cathie Ryan from The Music of What Happens (Shanachie)
In My Tribe…by Cathie Ryan from Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)
Fiddle Burns: Whistle and I’ll Come Tae Ye, My Lad/My Love She’s But a Lassie Yet…by Filska from Shetland Dialect (Veesik)
The Ferry/The Cornerhouse/ Balcomie House/The Dandy Dancer… by Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band from The Dark Island (Shelburn Associates)
The Currachman…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)

 
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 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)

 
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)

 

 
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