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September 29, 2016 Print

Program 1740: More New Sounds (September 29, 2016) Week 39

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from the summer crop of new releases by rising and well-established artists.

Here We Go 1, 2, 3 ...by Heidi Talbot from Here We Go 1, 2, 3 (Navigator)
The River...by Hamish Napier from The River (Strathspey)
Usher's Well...by Barbara Dymock from Leaf an' Thorn (Liftfire Recordings)
Fate of the Kelts/Out to Sea...by Hamish Napier from The River (Strathspey)
Lovely Molly...by Gillian Frame from Pendulum (Cheery)
The Grinder/The Red Crow/The Sisters...by Gillian Frame from Pendulum (Cheery)
Fine Flooers...by Gillian Frame from Pendulum (Cheery)
[ID excerpt] Spey Cast (Part 2) - The Raft Race ...by Hamish Napier from The River (Strathspey)
When First I Came to Caledonia...by Socks in the Frying Pan from Without a Paddle (Michelle Roche Media Relations)
No Relation...by Socks in the Frying Pan from Without a Paddle (Michelle Roche Media Relations)
Dreva...by Kathy Stewart from Almost Home (Treehouse)
Looking Toward Vinegar Hill...by Jon Redmond from Box Sets (Jon Redmond)
Si Hwi Hwi...by 9Bach from Anian (Real World)
Wind Her Up...by Doolin' from Doolin' (Compass)

September 22, 2016 Print

Program 1739: New Sounds (September 22, 2016) Week 38

The flow of new music continues through the summer months.  Sample some recent releases from favorite artists and rising names.

Dans Fisel....by The Celtic Fiddle Festival from Storm in a Teapot (Loftus Music)
Moon River....by Siobhan Miller from Greentrax 30th Anniversary ~ The Special Projects (Greentrax)
Mando Coloured Glasses...by The Bills from Trail of Tales (Borealis Records)
When the Last Leaf Falls...by The Bills from Trail of Tales (Borealis Records)
Hesitation Blues...by The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters from Bogtrotter Blues (newballardsbranchbogtrotters)
Two Sisters...by We Banjo 3 from String Theory (WeBanjo3)
Good Time Old Time...by We Banjo 3 from String Theory (WeBanjo3)
[ID excerpt: Fisel on Guitar...by The Celtic Fiddle Festival from Storm in a Teapot (Loftus Music)
Lament for the Death of James Moray of Abercairney/Miss Marianne Oliphant/The Auld Reel/Maj. L. Stewart of the Island of Java Gow...by Ed and Neil Pearlman from American Scottish (edpearlman.net)
Y Gaseg Felen..by Allan Yn Y Fan from NEWiD (Steam Pie)
Dwr Glan/Russian Reel/Pibdddawns Y Mwnci...by Allan Yn Y Fan from NEWiD (Steam Pie)
Sally in the Garden...from by Joe Trudeau and Sharon Knowles from Highland Echoes (fynesound.com)
Sleepytoon...by Iona Fyfe Band from East (IonaFyfeBand)
Loch Leven Castle/Mary Macdonald's Reel/The Goat Island Ceilidh Band Reel/Mason's Apron....by The Celtic Fiddle Festival from Storm in a Teapot (Loftus Music)

September 15, 2016 Print

Program 1738: Made in America (September 15, 2016) Week 37

Travel from the 1920s with legendary fiddlers Michael Coleman and James Morrison, to the thriving 1970s session scene and hear the evolving sound of Irish traditional music embedded in the United States.

Paddy Fay’s / Tatter Jack Walsh/Hole In the Boat…by Laurence Nugent from The Windy Gap  (Shanachie)
Lord MacDonald/Ballinasloe Fair…by Michael Coleman from The Wheels of the World, Vol. 1 (Shanachie
The Night Pat Murphy Died…by The Flanagan Brothers from The Wheels of the World, Vol. 2 (Shanachie
The Tractor Driver/ A Tune For the Girls…by Liz Carroll from Lake Effect (Green Linnet) 
Barrel Rafferty’s Reel…by Mike Raggerty & Mick Moloney from Traditional Irish Music in America- The East Coast  (Rounder)
I’m Leaving Tipperary…by Pate White from The Wheels of the World, Vol. 1 (Shanachie)
Sailing Home…by Frank Quinn & Joe Maguire from The Wheels of the World, Vol.1 (Shanachie
My Irish Molly-o…by DeDanann from The Star Spangled Molly (Shanachie)
ID Excerpt: The Piper’s Despair/Julia Delaney’s…by Eileen Ivers from Dear Old Erin’s Isle (Nimbus)
Rakish Paddy/The Wheels of the Worlds…by James Morrison from The Wheels of the World, Vol.1 (Shanachie
Killarney…by Deirdre Connolly from A Song in Turn (Glentrague Records
Drowsy Maggie/Scotch Mary/Flogging Reel…by Patrick J. Touhey from The Wheels of the World, Vol. 2 (Shanachie
A Tribute to Ed Reavy…by The Green Fields of America from  Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
The Conspiracy/Nuala’s Bonnet/The Croton Dam/The Invasion…by Jerry O’Sullivan from The Invasion (Green Linnet)

September 08, 2016 Print

Program 1737: The Long View (September 08, 2016) Week 36

Fiona picks a few favorite extended arrangements of tunes including vintage recordings from Kevin Burke and Alan Stivell.

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


September 01, 2016 Print

Program 1736: Kickstarters (September 01, 2016) Week 35

In the 1970s a handful of globetrotting bands kicked off the international following for music from Celtic roots. Hear vintage sounds from some of the trailblazers including The Chieftains, Battlefield Band, Clannad, Boys of the Lough, Planxty, Silly Wizard, De Dannan, Ossian, Tannahill Weavers and hear how they all combined to feed a growing worldwide interest.

The Sunny Banks/The Rising Sun...by De Danann from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies (WunderTüte)
Mhaire Bruineall...by Clannad from Clannad in Concert (Shanachie)
Planxty Burke...by Clannad from Clannad in Concert (Shanachie)
The Flower of Magherally...by Boys of the Lough (featuring Cathal McConnell) from Live at Carnegie Hall (Sage Arts)
The Geese in the Bog/The Jig of Slurs...by the The Tannahill Weavers from Live & In Session (Compass)
Ready for the Storm...by Dougie MacLean from Live From the Ends of the Earth (Dunkeld)
Logan Water/Pennan Den...by Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] Edmonton Airbus...by Dougie MacLean from Craigie Dhu (Dunkeld)
The Longford Weaver...by Andy Irvine & Mick Hanly from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies (WunderTüte)
Master's Return/Kitty's Wedding...by Liam O'Flynn, Mick Hanly and Andy Irvine from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies (WunderTüte)
Fionnguala...by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
The Blackbird...by Silly Wizard from LIve Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Miss Shepherd/Sweeney's Buttermilk...by Silly Wizard from LIve Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Rantin' Rovin' Robin...by Battlefield Band from The Best of Battlefield Band (Temple)
March of the King of Laois...by The Chieftains from The Wide World Over ~ A 40 Year Celebration (RCA Victor)


August 25, 2016 Print

Program 1735: Music Migration (August 25, 2016) Week 34

Fiona Ritchie recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first traveled in the U.S. by exploring what ties her native landscape to the music of the Southern Appalachians.

Shady Grove...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music
The Cuckoo...by Jean Ritchie from Song Links (Fellside)
The Cuckoo...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music
The Cuckoo...by The Devil's Interval from Song Links (Fellside)
The Devil's Nine Questions...by Bruce Molsky from Song Links (Fellside)
Cape Fear...by Ian Hardie from Westringing (Ian Hardie)  
Wedding Dress...by T with the Maggies from T With the Maggies (Compass
[ID excerpt] Craggy Pinnacle...Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood
Barbrie Ellen...by Mary Humphries & Anahata from Song Links (Fellside)
Sligo Maid...by Kim Robertson from Shady Grove (Gourd)  
Barbara Allen...by Cassie Franklin with Southern Brew from Song Links (Fellside)
Draggle-tail Gypsies-O...by Benji Kirkpatrick from Song Links (Fellside)
Seven Yellow Gypsies...by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh
Clayton Boone...by Skip Gorman from Song Links (Fellside)
Red Haired Boy/Cold, Frosty Morn …by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood)

August 18, 2016 Print

Program 1734: Islanders (August 18, 2016) Week 33

It may have originated in sea swept island communities to the North, West and South of the Atlantic archipelago, but this week’s 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)

August 11, 2016 Print

Program 1733: Brittany (August 11, 2016) Week 32

Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the airwaves, with classic Breton bands Kornog and Skolvan, vocalist Annie Ebrel, and the father of pan-Celtic music, 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)

August 04, 2016 Print

Program 1732: Combos (August 04, 2016) Week 31

We revel in the joyous sounds of multi-instrumental line-ups and embrace the unconventional when considering “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 (Matheu Watson)
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)

July 28, 2016 Print

Program 1731: Hot Picks (July 28, 2016) Week 30

Some music is a perfect match for the hot days, warm evenings and cool sea breezes of summertime. Enjoy an eclectic hour of summer sounds.

A United Earth I…by Alan Stivell with Youssou N’Dour from Dublin to Dakar (Putumayo)
The Shores of Loch Ghamhna/Aolbhneas Ellis Ui Cheallaigh…by Deiseal from The Long Long Note (Starc)
Swimming Song…by Maddy Prior from Year (Park Records
Water Music…by Pierre Bensusan from Musiques (Windham Hill
Daire’s Dream…by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge (Tara Music
California….by Eddi Reader from Angels & Electricity (Warner Music
At The Races…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
ID Excerpt: Baka…by Outback from Baka (Hannibal Records)
The Pearl Wedding Reel/Country Girl & the Hungarian Fiddler…by Old Blind Dogs from Fit? (Green Linnet)
Land of Light…by William Jackson from Land of Light (Mill Records)
Moondance…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
A Costa de Galicia…by Sharon Shannon & Friends from The Diamond Mountain Sessions (Grapevine
Marabilla…by Skyedance from Live in Spain (Culburnie
Two Fifty to Vigo…by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweed (Greentrax)

July 21, 2016 Print

Program 1730: Clear Sounds (July 21, 2016) Week 29

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  (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)

July 14, 2016 Print

Program 1729: Essential Celtic (July 14, 2016) Week 28

Learn how to inject a Celtic core into your music library that reflects past and present, honors tradition, and celebrates the spirit of innovation. Fiona Ritchie has some suggestions to enhance any personal music collection.

Maudabawn Chapel/The Wild Irishman/The Moher Reel…by Kevin Burke & Micheál O Domhnaill from 20th Anniversary Collection Green Linnet Records (originally on” Portland”) (Green Linnet) 
Níl sé ina Lá…by Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Dónal Lunny from Idir an Dá Sholas (Between Two Lights)   (Green Linnet
Gaeltacht…by Alan Stivell from Renaissance of the Celtic Harp (Rounder
Sliabh Gallion Braes…by Dolores Keane, John Faulkner, Eamonn Curran from Farewell to Eirinn (Wundertüte)
The Atlantic Reels…by Brian McNeill from 20 Year Profile of Greentrax (Greentrax)
Puirt a beul…by Karen Matheson from Downriver (Compass)  
Mary Kelly’s/ Glasca Tabla/Belle’s Fancy…by Martyn Bennett from The Piper & the Maker (Greentrax)
ID Excerpt: Suite des Montagnes…by Alan Stivell from Zoom (Keltia/Disques Dreyfus)
She is Like the Swallow…by Karan Casey from Songlines (Shanachie)   
The Winding Hills…by Seamus Egan from When Juniper Sleeps (Shanachie
Lassie Lie Near Me…by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax)
John Brennans (Silver Spire)/Drag Her Round the Road…by Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples from Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples (Mulligan
The Sands O’ the Shore…by Heather Heywood, Corrina Hewat, Chris Miles from Scots Women: Live From Celtic Connections 2001 (Greentrax)
Molindinar…by William Jackson from The Wellpark Suite  (Also on The Celtic Suites)  (http://wjharp.com)
Blair Atholl/The Cairdin O’t/Lexy McAskill…by Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, Christian Lemaitre  from The Celtic Fiddle Festival  (Green Linnet)

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