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July 19, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1521:  Notes in the Wilderness (July 19, 2012) Week 29  

From traditional odes to the wilderness and contemporary songs of concern, our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them. 

Highlands and Islands…by Nuala Kennedy from New Shoes (Compass)
Mother Earth's Revenge…by Karan Casey from Chasing the Sun (Shanachie)
Forest Baby…by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster)
Open Fields…by Dougie Maclean from Inside the Thunder (Dunkeld)
Welcome to the Trossachs…by Natalie MacMaster from In My Hands (Greentrax)
Muir and the Master Builder…by Dick Gaughan from Redwood Cathedral (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] The Laird of Drumblair…by Tony McManus from The Maker's Mark (Greentrax)
Pride’s Awa'…by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Dancin' Chantin' (Greentrax)
Coast River…by Tony McManus from The Maker's Mark (Greentrax)
Solid Ground…by Dolores Keane from Solid Ground (Shanachie)
Bright Star/Change My World…by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca)
Echo's Calling…by Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)


 
July 12, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1520:  Bridges (July 12, 2012) Week 28

There are many songs and tunes commemorating the landmarks that span our rivers and railways. Every bit as powerful as these physical structures, music is our bridge across time and place and our way to connect with one another. Cross all forms of bridges with us this week.

Crossing the Bridge…by Kim Robertson from Wood, Fire & Gold (Dargason)
Gweebarra Bridge…by Altan from The Blue Idol (Narada)  
Bridges…by Katie Doherty from Bridges (Park
Dunkeld Bridge…by The Whistlebinkies from A Wanton Fling (Greentrax)
The South Bridge of Edinburgh/The Bridge of Perth/The New Bridge of Ballater/The New Bridge of Rutherglen…by The Musicians of Edinburgh (David Johnson, Artistic Director) from The Art of Robert Burns (Scotstown Music)
The Nodding Song (Gude'en Tae Ye Kimmer)/The Skye Bridge Dance…by Ceolbeg from 5 (Greentrax)
Bellman's Polska…by Christy O'Leary from The Northern Bridge (Old Bridge)
[ID excerpt] Dunkeld Bridge…by Pete Clark from Even Now (Smiddymade)
Bridge Attack…by Bill Whelan from Some Mother's Son (Celtic Heartbeat)
The Cure at Troy…by Liam Neeson from Across the Bridge of Hope (White Records)
The Busker on the Bridge…Nightnoise from A Different Shore (Windham Hill)
Calum Beag O Thìr a’Mhurain/The Twisted Bridge…by Maggie MacInnes from Spiorad Beatha (Marram)
Atlantic Bridge…by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge (Tara)
Crossing the Bridge…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony
Trip to Skye/Logie Bridge…by Jock Tamson's Bairns from Rare (Greentrax)

 
July 5, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1519:  For Freedom Alone  (July 5, 2012)  Week 27  

In 1320 a landmark document set out the principles of democracy on which the U.S. constitution was later based. The Declaration of Arbroath is remembered today in Tartan Day celebrations held throughout the U.S. and in fiddler Laura McGhee's "Arbroath Suite."

Smokies in Arbroath/ Mystery Writer/ The Blessings of Gold…by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play  (Compass Records)
Magheracloone/ Norland Wind/ Royal Scottish Pipers Soc./ Gardez Loo/ Donald MacLean…by Battlefield Band from Rain, Hail, or Shine (Temple Records)
The Howe o' the Mearns   by Steve Byrne from Songs From Home (Greentrax)
The Seaward Toon…by Steve Byrne from Songs From Home (Greentrax)
Declaration…by Laura McGhee  from Arbroath Suite (Laura McGhee)
Riverside… by Laura McGhee  from Arbroath Suite (Laura McGhee)
ID excerpt: Train to Killin… by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane Records)
Fields of Angus…by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane Records)
Parcel O' Rogues…by Old Blind Dogs from Five (Lochshore
Roxburghe House…by Laura McGhee from Arbroath Suite (Laura McGhee)
Stepping Stone…by Laura McGhee from Green Eyes (Laura McGhee)
Commemoration…by Laura McGhee from Arbroath Suite (Laura McGhee)
Memories of Paddy Le Blanc/ Petticoats Loose/ Cutty's Wedding/ You and I/ S'iomadh Rud a Chunnaic mi…by Malinky from  The Unseen Hours (Greentrax)

 
June 28, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1518:  New Releases (June 28, 2012)  Week 26

Hear the best of emerging sounds, styles and artists with host Fiona Ritchie and her batch of brand new releases from Celtic roots.

The World's Gone Over Me Now…by Mhairi Hall & Patsy Reid from Contours of Cairngorm Live  (Stath Records)
Marnoch's…by Pete Clark and Gregor Lowrey from Caught & Released (Pete Clark)
Lighthouse Light…by Mary Black with Janis Ian from Stories from the Steeples (3U Records)
The Green Lady… by Oliver Schroer & Nuala Kennedy from Enthralled (Borealis Records)
The Unst Boat Song… by Fiona Mackenzie from Archipelago - Songs of the Scottish Islands (Greentrax Records)
Maire an Chuil or Bhui…by At First Light from Idir  (Compass Records)
Bethan's Dance… by At First Light from Idir  (Compass Records)
ID Excerpt: Pennan Den…by Pete Clark and Gregor Lowrey from Caught & Released (Pete Clark)
Solid Air…by Sarah McQuaid from The Plum Tree and The Rose (Waterbug Records)
One Last Pay Day...by Finbar Furey from Colours (Valley Entertainment)
New Oysters… by Sarah McQuaid from The Plum Tree and The Rose (Waterbug Records)
Bridge: The Very First Fish/ Music for a New Crossing…by The Kathryn Tickell Band from Air Dancing (Park Records)
The Streets Forget…by Eamon Friel from The Streets Forget (Thran Records)
Swedish: Anglas/ Engelska… by Rachel Hair Trio from No More Wings (March Hair Records)
Til…by Annbjorg Lien from Khoom Loy (Compass Records)

 
June 21, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1517: Solas (June 21, 2012)  Week 25

The music of Solas is always exciting perhaps because it's constantly evolving.  Meet Seamus Egan and Win Horan who chat about their roles in shaping Irish-America's most influential band and share loads of their music with us.

The Flowing Bowl/Maire Breathnach's/The Doon Reel/Mason's Men…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
Aililiú Na Gamhna…by Solas from Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers (Shanachie
The Stride/Tom Doherty's/The Contradiction/Viva Glicia…by Solas from The Words That Remain (Shanachie
Pastures of Plenty…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
Black Annis…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
ID excerpt: Who's in the What Now…by Solas from The Edge of Silence (Shanachie
Homeless…by Solas from The Hour Before Dawn (Shanachie
The Hanover Reel/John James' Reel/The Copperplate…by Solas from Waiting For An Echo (Shanachie) 
Darkness, Darkness…by Solas from The Edge of Silence (Shanachie
Seven Curses…by Solas from For Love And Laughter (Compass
Timmy Clifford’s/The Return Home/O'ot Be Est Da Vong/John Joe Casey's….by Solas from Reunion (Compass)

 
June 14, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1516:  Bass Rock (June 14, 2012)  Week  24

Contributions by acoustic and electric bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.

Le Petit Encrier…by Tony McManus & Alain Genty from Singing Sands (Greentrax)  
Broom of Cowdenknowes…by Savourna Stevenson, June Tabor, Danny Thompson from Singing the Storm (Cooking Vinyl)  
The Ramnee Ceilidh/Release Da Hounds…by Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin')
Worcester City…by Eliza Carthy from Anglicana (Topic
Trois Messagers…by Alain Genty from Une Petite Lanterne (Keltia Musique)
At Dawn of Day/Grey-haired Woman from Raasay…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)  
ID Excerpt: A Forest Plin…by Alain Genty from La Couleur du Milieu (Coop Breiz)
Dans Tro Lors…by Annie Ebrel & Riccardo Del Fra from Voulez Loar – Velluto di Luna (Gwerz)  
She’s in the Attic…by Shooglenifty from Radical Mestizo (Compass)
May Colvin…by Sìleas from Play on Light (Greentrax
Smile/Mrs Elizabeth Thoumire…by Simon Thoumire Three from Waltzes for Playboys (Acoustic Radio)   
That's the Way It Is…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from Passe Avant (Park Records)   
Peter Man...by The Kathryn Tickell Band from Air Dancing (Park)

 
June 7, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1515:  Archie Fisher (June 07, 2012)  Week 23

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the legendary Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and broadcaster.  Archie makes connections between Celtic and American song traditions and we hear music from across the decades of his remarkable career in the folk scene.

The Broom of the Cowdenknowes...by The Black Family from The Black Family (Dara)
The Shipyard Apprentice...by Battlefield Band from Battlefield Band (Temple)
King Orfeo...by Barbara Dickson from Words Unspoken (Greentrax)
Will Ye Gang, Love...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
River And The Road...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
[ID excerpt] Lindsay...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
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)
Cuillins of Home...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
Borderlands...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)

 

 

 
May 31, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1514:  Classically Celtic (May 31, 2012)  Week 22

Hear music that draws upon traditional roots whilst oozing classical style, albeit with string sections sounding just a little more racy than usual!

Dr. Gilbert's… by Padraic O’Reilly from Highly Strung! (Rath)
Si Dolce è’l Tormento…by Tony McManus from The Maker’s Mark  (Greentrax)
The Lass o' Gowrie…by Jean Redpath from Will Ye No Come Back Again (Greentrax)
Baby Broon/Space to Breathe/Slowing down/Vanessa Edward’s Enviable Rhythm…by Patsy Reid from Bridging the Gap (Vertical
[ID excerpt] With a Love That’s True…by Padraic O’Reilly from Highly Strung! (Rath
Accokeek…by Al Petteway & Amy White from Acoustic Journey (Maggie's Music
Ceann Dubh Díilis…by Anúna and the Ulster Orchestra from Behind the Closed Eye (Greentrax
Water Music…by Pierre Bensusan from Musiques (Windham Hill)
Not From These Parts/Five is Better/At the Edge/Life is Good…by Patsy Reid from Bridging the Gap (Vertical
Fill To Me the Parting Glass…by Shaun Davey with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and soloists from May We Never Have to Say Goodbye (Tara)

 
May 24, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1513: Underneath the Stars (May 24, 2012)  Week 21 

As the days grow longer our music looks to the Northern and Western skies for inspiration this week and draws meaning, guidance and solace from the sun, moon and stars. 

The Moonlight Piper…by Carlos Núñez with The Chieftains from Brotherhood of Stars (RCA Victor)
The Planets....by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure Records)
The Sound of the Sun: The Three Sea Captains / The Sound of the Sun...by Fred Morrison from The Sound of the Sun (Lochshore
Land of the Setting Sun…by Talitha Mackenzie from Indian Summer (Sonas)
Hunter's Moon/Getting There/The Morris Minor...by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass)
Such a Night of Stars… by Eamon Friel from Word of Spring (Thran)
ID excerpt: The Crow in the Sun… by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)
New Moon…by Ceilidh Minogue from Ceilidh Minogue (Greentrax)
Sun, Moon and Stars…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Foot Stompin'
Laughing With the Moon…by Hilary James & Simon Mayor from Laughing with the Moon (Acoustics Records
Moondance…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Lloer Dirion (Tender Moon)...by Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar)
Dark Light…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

 
May 17, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1512:  Irish Classics (May 17, 2012)  Week 20  

Early Bothy Band, Kevin Burke, Paul Brady: it's all here in our nostalgic browse through Irish classics of the '70s and '80s. 

Jimmy Lyon's/The Teelin/The Red Crow/The Broken Bridge…by Altan from The Red Crow (Green Linnet
City of Chicago…by Christy Moore from Ride On (Green Linnet
The Parting of Friends…by Matt Molloy from Stony Steps (Green Linnet)
Maudabawn Chapel/The Wild Irishman/The Moher Reel…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
Amhrán Pheadar Breathnach by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill from No Dowry (Shanachie)
The Lakes of Pontchartrain…by Paul Brady from The Missing Liberty Tapes (Compass
ID Excerpt: Sligo Reel…by Flook from Flatfish (Flatfish Records)
The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Flower of the Flock/Famous Ballymote…by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
Song for Ireland…by Mary Black from The Collection (Telstar)
The Storm…by Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son)
On Horseback…by Eileen Ivers from Wild Blue (Green Linnet
Blackwater…by Altan from Blackwater (Virgin)
Lois Na Banríona by Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn from Causeway (Tara
Timedance ’92: The Ballymun Regatta…by Bill Whelan, Liam O’Flynn, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine from The Seville Suite (Tara)

 
May 10, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1511: Celtic Romance (May 10, 2012) Week 19

Lose yourself in the sound of soulful ballads and songs of loving, leaving, and loneliness in new and traditional Celtic music of the heart.

Silver Dagger…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
The Lea Rig…by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane)  
Wrong Foot Forward…by Flook from Haven (Flatfish Records
Maid in Fhomhair –One Morning in Autumn/Princess Royal…by Susan McKeown from Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs   (World Village)   
Julia's Waltz…by Natalie MacMaster from Yours Truly (Rounder
ID Excerpt: The House of Little Lights…by Flook from Haven (Flatfish Records)      
The False Lover Won Back…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
Gone to the Bower/Olaf Cowan’s Welcome to Wardieburn/The Road to Glountane…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
And I Love You So…by Pauline Scanlon from Red Colour Sun (Compass)
hFear a Bhata…by Mairi MacInnes from This Feeling Inside (Greentrax)
We'll Be Together Again…by Dougie MacLean from Who Am I (Dunkeld)
Timmy Clifford's/The Return Home/O'ot Be Est Da Vong/John Joe Casey's…by Solas from Reunion (Compass)



 
May 3, 2012

Program 1510:  Beltane Bash (May 03, 2012)  Week 18

The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivals and rituals. Beltane, one of four quarter-day festivals, is recreated today in the modern Scottish capital with festivities to re-establish Edinburgh residents' links with the natural year. Join in our celebration in a Beltane-themed hour of music.

Fire Dance...by Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Roly Gentle/Hot Rivets/Tartar Frigate/Closed Face Reel...by Kathryn Tickell from The Very Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park)
Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance...by Loreena McKennitt from Parallel Dreams (Quinlan Road
Tine Gheal/Bright Fire...by Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn)  
An Hour in the Gloaming...by Jim Malcolm from The First Cold Day (Beltane)   
Blackberry Festival Footrace/For Reals...by Hanneke Cassel from For Reasons Unseen (Cassel Records)  
[ID Excerpt] Firedance/Andalucia...by Brendan Power from Plays the Music from Riverdance (Greentrax
Beltaine...by Lúnasa from Lúnasa (Compass)
We Build Fires...by The Poozies from Raise Your Head (A Retrospective) (Compass)  
The Fire of the Spirit...by Richard Souther from Illumination. Hildegard von Bingen: the Fire of the Spirit (Sony)
Flowers of Spring/The Wily Old Man...by John Carty from Yeh, That's All It Is (Shanachie)    
Snowdrops/Birth...by Maddy Prior from Year (Park)  
A Rosebud By My Early Walk...by The Birnam Quartet from The Music of Burns (Shoogle
Firedance...by Bill Whelan from Riverdance (Celtic Heartbeat)

 

 
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