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May 21, 2015

Program 1669: Debuts (May 21, 2015 ) Week 21

Look to the next era for this music with the sounds of first time artists on Thistle with recordings from both sides of the Atlantic.

Crow Road Croft...by Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl from Wooden Flute & Fiddle (Make Believe)
Consett Y Peipar Coch/Erddigan Y Pibydd Coch...by Anton Emery from Noone Lasses (celticfingerstyleguitar.com)
Earl Richard...by Alistair Ogilvy from Leaves Sae Green (Greentrax)
The Green Cottage/The Glin Cottage/Julia's Norwegian Polka...by Brendan Begley & Caomhin Ó Raghallaigh from A Moment of Madness (Brendan Begley & Caomhin Ó Raghallaigh)
Chi Mi Na Morbheanna...by Hilary Field and Patrice O'Neill from Cantilena (Yellow Tail Records)
Táilliúir an Mhagaidh...by Celia Ní Fhátharta from Irish Traditional Sean Nos Songs (Clo lar-Chonnacht)
J'ai Planté un Chêne...by Mélisande (Electrotrad) from Les Metamorphoses (La Pruche Libre)
[ID excerpt] The Duchess Tree...by Laura Simpson from Aberdeen Branch Session Fowk (TMSA)
A Highland Lamentation...by Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl from Wooden Flute & Fiddle (Make Believe)
Down By the Salley Gardens...by Carolyn Holyoke from Collage (www.carolynholyoke.ca)
Cape Breton Set...by Carolyn Holyoke from Collage (www.carolynholyoke.ca)
Mouth of the Tobique...by Nine-8ths Irish from Out on the Ocean (FGM Records)
Pretty Green Island...by Pat Egan and Alex Caton from Fiddle Tunes and Ballads (pateganmusic.com)
Nancy Rowland's...by Pat Egan and Alex Caton from Fiddle Tunes and Ballads (pateganmusic.com)
Calliope House/Grant's Reel/Trip to Antigonish/Hey Nelson...by Kierah from A Fiddle Affair (irishmadness.com)

 
May 14, 2015

Program 1668: At the Edge (May 14, 2015) Week 20 

Hear an evolving Celtic roots sound, inspired by jazz and classical arrangements and driven by contemporary and world rhythms.

The Ploughman…by Solas from Waiting for An Echo (Shanachie)
The Reel…by Secret Garden from Earthsongs (Decca)  
Maire Mhilis Bhrea…by Solas from Another Day (Shanachie
Miss You…by Winifred Horan from Just One Wish (Shanachie
Craigie Hills…by Scrûj MacDuhk from the Road to Canso (Scruj Tunes)
A Thousand Roads/The Road to Canso/Hare o’ the Dug…by Scrûj MacDuhk from The Road to Canso  (Scruj Tunes)
ID Excerpt: The Napier Stride…by John Rae from Celtic Feet (Caber)
Westlin Winds…by Robin Bullock from The Enchanted Woods (Dancing Wolf
The Grand Hotel/Mary Kelly’s Hatchet…by Kila from Luna Park (Kila)  
Atlantic/ Kresal Eta Laino (Celtic Progression)…by Antoni O’Breskey from Mezulari (O’Music)
Who Will Raise Their Voice?...by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)
Scraping the Barrel…by Shooglenifty from Live Radical Mestizo (Compass)
MacAlgo…by John Rae from Celtic Feet (Caber)

 
May 07, 2015

Program 1667: Fresh Takes (May 7, 2015 ) Week 19

Established artists and old friends bring new music to the show with their latest releases and innovations.

The Immigrant...by Damien Connolly from Inspired  (Damien Connolly)
Thig am Bata...by Ályth McCormack from Homelands (ANE Records)
My Lagan Love/The Maids of Mitchelstown...by Patsy O'Brien from Irish Guitar (patsyobrienswebsite.com)
My Mary...by Jim Malcolm from The Corncrake (Beltane)
Le Rosier...by Le Vent du Nord from Têtu (Borealis)
Alasdair's...by Steph Geremia from The Open Road (Blackbox Music)
[ID Excerpt] Tell Me Now...by Damien Connolly from Inspired (Damien Connolly)
1952 Vincent Black Lightening...by RSAMD 2010 from The Future of Our Past (Greentrax)
The Almost Reel Set...by RSAMD 2010 from The Future of Our Past (Greentrax)
Arrow and Heart...by Eamon Friel from Brave New World (Thran Records)
Same Old Man...by Scythian from Old Tin Can (Scythian)
Cúirt Robin Finley...by Altan from The Widening Gyre (Compass)
The Triple T...by by Altan from The Widening Gyre (Compass)

 
April 30, 2015

Program 1666: Westward (April 30, 2015) Week 18 

Hear wild fiddle music and singing in the language of the Gael.  Music from western places in Ireland and Scotland is the music of lonely, rugged mountainsides and sea-swept coastlines.

Blink/The Central Line/Lexy Macaskill's…by Flook from Flatfish (Flatfish Records
Chi mi’n Gheamhraidh…by Gary West from The Islay Ball (Greentrax
Coisich, a Ruin…by Capercaillie from Delirium (Survival Records)
The Stone in the Field/Famous Ballymore/The Traveller…by Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle  (Shanachie)
West Coast of Clare…by Niamh Parsons from Heart’s Desire (Green Linnet)
Dheannain sugradh…by Alyth McCormack from An Iomal (The Edge) (Vertical Records)
The Dispute at the Crossroads/Columba Ward's/Siuns Reel…by Altan from Another Sky (Virgin Narada)
ID Excerpt: Paddy Fahy's Reel…by Sean Tyrrell from Belladonna (Long Walk Music)
The Old Bush/The Reel with the Burl…by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from The Lonesome Touch  (Green Linnet)
Llostail me le Sairsint…by Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill from Idir an Da Shoals (Green Linnet
Calum Sgaire…by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail (Culburnie
The Dark Island…by Ross Kennedy & Archie McAllister from The White Swan (Lochshore)
The Song of the Seal…by Karan Casey from Seal Maiden (Music for Little People)
Lucy Campell's…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Vertical Records)
Lexy Macaskill…by Peatbog Fairies from Mellowosity (Greentrax)

 
April 23, 2015

Program 1665: Kick Back (April 23, 2015) Week 17

There’s more to this roots music business than high-energy dance tunes.  Ease through hand-picked soothing voices and free-spirited instrumentals.

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)


 

 
April 16, 2015

Program 1664: Heading South (April 16, 2015) Week 16 

Fiona celebrates the musical connections her captured her attention when she first traveled through the U.S. in the early 1980s, by exploring the music of the Southern Mountains.

Wheel Hoss/ Redbird/ Tripping up to Larne…by Cúig from Prospect (Green Linnet)
Ireland’s Green Shore…by Tim O’Brien from The Crossing (Alula)
The Devil and the Farmer’s Wife…by Afterhours from Hung Up and Dry (Celtic Music 1992)
The Farmer’s Cursed Wife…by Tim O’Brien and The Boys from Oh boy! O’Boy! (Sugar Hill
Brickyard Joe…by Norman & Nancy Blake from Just Gimme Somethin’ I’m Used To (Shanachie)   
A Pretty Fair Miss…by Duck Baker & Molly Andrews from American Traditional (Day Job)  
There Was a Lady…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)  
ID Excerpt: Speed the Plow Medley…by Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor from Appalachia Waltz (Sony)
Indian Whoop…by James Bryan & Carl Jones from Two Pictures (Martin Records)
Barbara Allen…. by Emmy Rossum from Songcatcher (Vanguard)
Barbara Allen… by Emmylou Harris from Songcatcher (Vanguard)
Shady Grove…by Ian Carmichael from Ceilidh House Sessions (Greentrax)
High on a Mountain…by Four Men & a Dog from Barking Mad (Cross Border Media)
A Mountaineer is Always Free…by Pierce Pettis from State of Grace (Compass)   
Star of the County Down…by Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor from Appalachia Waltz (Sony)

 
April 09, 2015

Program 1663: Time to Dance (April 09, 2015) Week 15 

The rhythms of Celtic music will always get into your feet, and then you’re dancing!  Limber up and tune into music including 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 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)

 
April 02, 2015

Program 1662: Julie Fowlis (April 2, 2015) Week 14

Raised in the Outer Hebrides, Julie Fowlis is reaching international audiences with Gaelic song, and is one of a small group of singers bringing it into the cultural mainstream.  Meet her to explore her music and learn about her role in the soundtrack of an Oscar-winning animation.

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)

 

 
March 26, 2015

Program 1661: More New Releases and Debuts (March 26, 2015)  Week 13

Fiona selects more of the best new sounds from rising artists, along with established artists.

Argiers...by Gerald Trimble from Uncharted (MSR)
Catch the Wind...by Barluath from At Dawn of Day (Barluath Records
Cáirdeas...by Mairi MacInnes from Grás (Puffin)  
The Big Chief...by Barluath from from At Dawn of Day (Barluath Records)
The House Carpenter (Gypsy Davy)...by Altan from The Widening Gyre (Compass)
The Triple T...by Altan from The Widening Gyre (Compass
ID EXCERPT: Cardeuse...by Le Vent du Nord from Têtu (Borealis)
Aberlady...by Nicola Benedetti from Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (Decca)
Mouth Music and Tunes Set by Nicola Benedetti from Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (Decca)
Rubble...by Lewis and Leigh from Missing Years EP (ALM
The Unreel...by Gretchen Koehler & Daniel Kelly from The Waxwing (gretchenkoehlermusic.com)
The Dreary Parting...by Daithi Sproule from Lost River, Vol. 1 (New Folk Records)
Entre Ciel et Ter...by Le Vent du Nord from Têtu (Borealis)

 

 

 
March 19, 2015

Program 1660: Made in America (March 19, 2015) Week 12

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 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 
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)

 
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