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November 27, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1644: Dream Time (November 27, 2014) Week 48

There's more to this roots music business than high-energy dance tunes.  Kick back with some soothing voices (Maire Brennan, Dougie MacLean, Karen Matheson) and some free-spirited instrumentals (Davy Spillane, William Jackson, Michael McGoldrick).

Ca Dé Sin Do’n Té Sin…by Clannad from Banba (RCA
Bonnie Jean…by Karen Matheson from Time to Fall (Vertical
Pamela Rose Grant/The Ewie Wi’ the Crooked Horn/The Scolding Wives of Abertarff…by Tony McManus/Alan Genty  from Singing Sands (Greentrax)  
‘S fhada leam an Oidche Ghemhradih…by Dougie MacLean from Riof (Dunkeld
Teehan’s…by Michael McGoldrick from Fused (Compass
The Lowlands of Holland…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
ID Excerpt: Midnight Walker…by Davy Spillane from Pipedreams (Tara Music
Little Sadie …by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass
An Honourable Peace/The Drip…by William Jackson from Duan Albanach (Mill)  
Bí Liom…by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca)  
What Makes You Dream…by Bohinta from Belladonna (Celtic Collections)
Swedish…by Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila from May Monday (Northside)
Ubi Caritas…by Connie Dover from The Wishing Well (Taylor Park
Darklight…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

 

 

 
November 20, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1643: Dance Time (November 20, 2014) Week 47

The rhythms of Celtic music work their way down into your feet; before you know it, you're dancing.  Limber up and tune into this hour of music featuring Alasdair Fraser, Trian, and a pair of traditional dance bands from Ireland and Scotland.

Wooden Whale/Leaps & Bounds/Skye Barbeque…by Alasdair Fraser from Dawn Dance (Culburnie)
The Easy Club Reel/Janine’s Reel…by The Easy Club from Essential (Eclectic Records)
The Rovin’ Ploughboy…by Malinky from The 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
The Price of a Pig/Crabbit Shona/Bancroft’s Descent…by Shooglenifty from A Whisky Kiss (Greentrax)
Swing Round to the Jigs…by The Kilfenora Ceili Band from Set on Stone (Torc Music)     
Molly and Johnny…by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass Records)  
The Green Mountain…by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass Records)
ID Excerpt: The Point Road…by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweeds (Greentrax)
Hanter Dro…by Tud from Deus Kerne (Escaliburt)
The Braes of Killiecrankie…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet)
Bal Plinn du Vertige…by Skolvan from Swing & Tears (Keltia Musique)
The Poor Man’s Fortune/The Fiddler’s Key/The Blessings of Silver…by Trian from Trian II (Green Linnet)
Willie Taylor…by Cran from Black, Black, Black (Claddagh Records)
Farquhar and Hettie’s Waltz/My Cape Breton Home…by Blazin’ Fiddles from Fire On! (Blazin’ Fiddles)
Opinions…by Rory Campbell & Malcolm Stitt from Field of Bells (Lochshore)

 

 

 
November 13, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1642: Islanders (November 13, 2014) Week 46

From Shetland and Orkney, to the Hebrides, the Isle of Man and Rathlin Island, this week's diverse choice of music is far from insular.

Da White Wife…by Fiddler’s Bid from Naked & Bare (Greentrax)
Ho Ro’s Toigh Leam Fhin Thu…by MacKenzie from The Hear and Now (MacMeanmna)
Hillswick/Party Scene…by Chris Stout from Tracks North (Shetland Arts Trust )
Haidh O…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram
Calum Beag O Thir a Mhurain/The Twisted Bridge…by Maggie MacInnes from Spoirad Beatha (Marram)
Cailleach An Airgid/Rachainn AShuiridh’Air Oighrig…by Cliar from The Rough Guide to Scottish Music  (MacMeanmna)
Donal Agus Morag…by Altan from Harvest Storm (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: The Corn Holm…by Don Wessells from On Orkney (Harmonichro Records) 
The Hut on Staffin Island/Sandy MacLeod of Garafad/The Soft Horse Reel…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
Fiolialgean …by Billy Ross from Shore Street  (Greentrax)
Shapinsay Polka/Jimmy o’ the Bu’s Polka/Scapa Flow…by Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley from Mither o’ the Sea  (Greentrax)
Tha Mulaidh…by Alyth McCormack from An Iomall -The Edge (Vertical
Martyrdom…by Salm from Salm Vol.1 (Ridge Records)
Iona…by William Jackson from A Scottish Island (Mill Records)
The Goodnight Song…by Emma Christian from Celtic Voices-Women of Song (Narada Media)
The Patterned Carpet Set: Alisdair Fraser’s Compliments to Lorna Mitchell/Reel for Eilidh Shaw/Da Eye Wife…by Rock, Salt & Nails from Midnight Rain (Park Records)

 

 

 
November 6, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1641: Jazz (November 6, 2014) Week 45

Luka Bloom and Karan Casey are best known for traditional and contemporary folk song.  Hear them and others working with jazz artists to craft a different style of music.

Moondance...by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat...by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Fishes Will Fly...by Karan Casey from Two More Hours (Crow Valley)
Little Impulse...by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face..by Luka Bloom from Head & Heart (Compass)
Devil's Advocate..by Chris Stout from Chris Stout's Brazilian Theory - Live in Concert (Creative Scotland)
ID Excerpt: Lord Mayo...by Simon Mayor from The Art of Mandolin (Acoustics)
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight...by The Two Sisters: Hilary James and Janet Giraudo from Songs & Chansons (Acoustics)
Slippy...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
10,000 Miles...by June Tabor from Angel Tiger (Green Linnet)
Cutting the Chord...by Savourna Stevenson from Cutting the Chord (Eclectic)
All the Prayer...by Gerda Stevenson from Night Touches Day (Gean Records)
Eilidh Shaw's Trip in Germany/The Balnain Reel...by Bachué from The Butterfly (Big Bash Records)

 
October 30, 2014 Print E-mail


Program 1640: Brittany (October 30, 2014) Week 44

Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the air this week, with Breton bands Kornog and Skolvan, vocalist Annie Ebrel, and the father of contemporary Celtic music in Brittany, Alan Stivell.

Suite de Ridees…by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax
Boules et Guirlandes…by Skolvan from Swing & Tears (Keltia Musique)  
Ar Galon Digorr…by Annie Ebrel, Gilles le Bigot, Davy Spillane from Voix Celtiques -Celtic Voices (Keltia Musiques)
Gavotten…by Celtic Fiddle Festival (featuring Christian LeMaitre) from Rendezvous (Green Linnet
Er Pasker/Stella Splendens…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh)
Scotland the Brave…by Jamie McMenemy from Les Grands Airs Celtiques (Keltia Musique) 
Dans Plinn…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet
ID Excerpt: An Derez….by Jacques Pellen & Riccardo del Fra from Sorseez  (Gwerz)
Toutouig…by Morgan from Born of The Sea   (Telen)
Ne Bado Ket Atao…by Alan Stivell from International Tour (Dreyfus Records)
Toniou Bale Deus Kreiz Breizh…by Pennou Skoulm from Breton Ballroom (Diffusion Breizh)
Le Reve de Sam…by Bagad Bro Kemperle from Ar Gouriz Ruz (Coop Breizh)
Hanter-Dro…by Alain Pennec from Alcoves (Keltia Musique)  
La Langue de Chez Moi…by Sonerien Du from Au Coeur de la Musique Bretonne (Coop Breizh)
Breton Set…by Maggie Sansone from Dance Upon the Shore (Maggie’s Music)

 
October 23, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1639: Tales for All Hallow’s Eve (October 23, 2014) Week 43

Hear music for the season and spine-chilling Scottish tales narrated by host Fiona Ritchie.

Swelkie/The Teran…by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley from Mither o’ the Sea (Greentrax)
The Loch Ness Monster…by The Whistlebinkies from Albannach (Greentrax)
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax)
Les Elfes…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh
The House Carpenter…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from  A Stroll Through the Park (Park)
King of the Fairies/The Blackbird…by Sarah McQuaid from When Two Lovers Meet (Sarah McQuaid)
[ID excerpt] A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream  (Maggie’s Music)
Brownie of the Black Haggs….by Fiona Ritchie- narration, Margaret Kennedy, Janis Nilsen- music (not available)
Tam O’Shanter…by Fiona Ritchie - narration, Rab Handleigh- music (not available)
A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream  (Maggie’s Music)

 
October 16, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1638: New Fall Sounds 2 (October 16, 2014)  Week  42

More new recordings reveal the latest from established artists and emerging talent.

The Battle March/Seanamhac Tube Station/The Mouse in the Mug...by Hanz Araki from Foreign Shore (Little Sea)
The Silence Between...by Eamon Friel from Phone Tapping (Thran)
Achachrome..by Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell from Kith & Kin (Bridgegate Music)
Wild Roving...by Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell from Kith & Kin (Bridgegate Music)
New Railroad...by Crooked Still from The Best of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol. 13 (DCD) [ This track is on “Shaken by a Low Sound” by Crooked Still ]
The Hills of Glenorchy...by The Albanach Guitar Duo from Weave (albanachduo.co.uk)
Medusa...by James Keelaghan from History - The First 25 years (Borealis)
[ID excerpt] The Icy Road...by Randal Bays and Family from A Rake of Tunes (Foxglove)
The Empty House...by Dave Swarbrick from Swarbtricks (Beechwood)
Walkin Boss/Cold Frosty Morn...by Matt Gordon and Leonard Podolak from Three Thin Dimes (RootBeat)
I'm Waiting for You/The Humours of Tulla (live)...by Randal Bays and Family from A Rake of Tunes (Foxglove)
Planxty Davis/The New Line to Loughaun by Sean McKeon from To The City (SeanMcKeon)
The Parting Glass...by Al Petteway and Amy White from The Best of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol. 15 (DCD) [ This track is on “High in the Blue Ridge” by Al Petteway and Amy White ]
Banshee's...Skirdeachal from Folk on the Water (Angus Council)

 
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 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)

 
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)

 
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