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April 14, 2016

Program 1716: Notes in the Wilderness (April 14, 2016) Week 15

From traditional tributes and contemporary songs of concern for our wild places, this week’s music sings of the unspoiled landscapes we love and challenges us to sustain 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)

 
April 07, 2016

Program 1715: Archie Fisher (April 7, 2016) Week 14

A chance to revisit Fiona’s time with the legendary singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and broadcaster Archie Fisher, with music from across the decades of Archie’s remarkable career in the transatlantic 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)

 
March 31, 2016

Program 1715: More New Spring Sounds (March 31, 2016) Week 13

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

Little Bird of Heaven...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
Tha Mi Sgith...by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days (burningbridgetcleary.com)
A Day in the Life (of Lou)...by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days (burningbridgetcleary.com)
Corrievrechan...by Jim Malcolm from Live in Perth (Beltane Records)
The Coming Winter...by Krista Detor with Mary Dillon from Barely (Tightrope)
Lament of the First Generation...by Jacqueline Schwab from The Blue Waltz (Midsummer Recordings)
Wild Mountain Thyme...by Gill Bowman from The Red Album (Brechin All Records)
[ID Excerpt] All These Years...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
The Well...by Eamon Friel from In My Time (Thran Records)
Cleaning the Henhouse/Reel with the Beryl/Charlie Harris's Reel...by Fódhla from Notes from Mill Pond (Fodhla Music)
The Road is Still Leading Us On...by Yvonne Lyon from Scotia Nova (Greentrax)
A Blessing...by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Boxed In (Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd)
The Dubs of Altnacroich...by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Boxed In (Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd)
The Manitoulin Set...by Beppe Gambetta and Tony McManus from Round Trip (Borealis Records)

 
March 24, 2016

Program 1714: New Spring Sounds (March 24, 2016) Week 12

The flow of music is never ending and a spring tide of new recordings is bound to yield some great music.  Fiona handpicks some of the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

Northern Spy...by Low Lily from Low Lily (lowlily.com)
Farewell My Love and Remember Me...by Eileen Ivers from Beyond the Bog Road (Musical Bridge)
Crossroads...by Eileen Ivers from Beyond the Bog Road (Musical Bridge)
Mackerel Sky...by Eileen Ivers from Beyond the Bog Road (Musical Bridge)
Mo Bhuachailll Dubh Dhonn/Young Tom Ennis...by Nuala Kennedy from Behave the Bravest (Under the Arch)
Glen Where the Deer Is/The Ivy Leaf/The Dublin Lasses...by Nuala Kennedy from Behave the Bravest (Under the Arch)     
The Lion's Den/The Burning House...by Nuala Kennedy from Behave the Bravest (Under the Arch)
[ID excerpt] Irish Black Bottom...by Eileen Ivers from Beyond the Bog Road (Musical Bridge)
Helen of Kirkconnell Lea...by Fiona Hunter, Mairi Campbell and Iain MacInnes from Reclaimed (Greentrax)
The Football Match/two reels...by Carlos Nunez from Reclaimed (Greentrax)
Darkness Darkness...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
Unamed Shetland Reel/Da New Rigged Ship...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
Sixteen Come Next Sunday...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
Lucy Locket's/The Quiet Pint/The Sleepy Sailors...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)

 
March 17, 2016

Program 1713: Dáithí Sproule (March 17, 2016) Week 11

Meet a gentle architect of today’s Irish music sound and one of its greatest guitar accompanists as Fiona meets Dáithí Sproule at the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week.

The Humours of Lauderdale/The Roseville…by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk
Bánchnoic Éireann Ó …by Skara Brae from Skara Brae (Gael Linn)
An Cailin Rua… by Skara Brae from Skara Brae (Gael Linn)
Fill, Fill, a Rúin…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
The Piney Boy…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
[ID Excerpt]: Tourish’s Wedding…by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)
The Little Man with the Brown Shoes/Ducks in a Row/The Butterfly Reel/Pauline Conneely’s…by Trian from Trian II
(Green Linnet)
Verse of love poem/song in Irish… by Dáithí Sproule   live performance
Gabham Molta Bríde…by Dáithí Sproule from A Heart Made of Glass (Green Linnet)  
My Dearest Dear… by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
Beidh Aonach Amárach…by Altan from Another Sky (Narada World)
The Crow in the Sun…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance

 
March 10, 2016

Program 1711: Irish Pairs (March 10, 2016) Week 10

Few musical sounds make a more honest and direct statement than duos in the Irish tradition.  Enjoy hearing them combine voices, guitars, fiddles, flutes and other 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)

 
March 03, 2016

Program 1710: A Gentle Revolution (March 03, 2016) Week 9

Experience the massive international impact of the small harp, building momentum since the 1970s in music from Celtic roots.

Harp de Vies…by Alan Stivell from Back to Breizh (Disques Dreyfus)  
Calman the Wolf...by Savourna Stevenson from Celtic Harp (Cooking Vinyl)
The Pure Land...by William Jackson from Inchcolm (Linn)  
The Crib of Perches/Garrett Barry’s...by Gráinne Hambly from Between the Showers  (Shamrock)
Mo Robairneach Gaolach...by Catherine-Ann MacPhee from Sùil Air Ais: Looking Back (Greentrax)
6/8 and Jigs...by Wendy Stewart from Standing Wave (Greentrax)
Johnnie Cope...by Ceolbeg from Seeds to the Wind (Greentrax)  
ID Excerpt: Flying to the Fleadh…by Gráinne Hambly from Between the Showers (Shamrock)
Harpsong...by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca)
Full Fathom Five...by Méav from Silver Sea (Celtic Collections
Comb Your Hair and Curl It...by Kim Robertson from The Spiral Gate (Narada)  
Sunny...by The Poozies from Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass)
The Great Debate...by The Poozies from Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass
E Kreiz Breizh...by Alan Stivell from Beyond Words (Disques Dreyfus)

 
February 25, 2016

Program 1709: The Witness (February 25, 2016) Week 8

Fiona talks with writer Jamie Jauncey about the role of music in his novel “The Witness.”  As a pianist Jamie also shares the music of his life, as well as introducing compositions inspired by his book.

Belle of Benbecula…by Funky String Band from And You May Find Yourself… (Shoogle)
Music for The Witness: Lament for Hector (excerpt)…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson (not available)
Strip the Willow (excerpt)…by The Benachally Ceilidh Band from Happy Feet (Smiddymade)
Niel Gow’s Lament for the Death of his Second Wife…by Pete Clark from The Birnam Oak (Inver) 
Gallowglass (excerpt)…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson from Anna-Wendy Stevenson (Ecleclic
Grand March (excerpt)…by The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band from Are Ye Askin? (Greentrax)
Reel of the 51st Division (excerpt)… by The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band from Are Ye Askin? (Greentrax)
Which Side Are You On?…by Dick Gaughan from True and Bold (Celtic)
The Tap Session: Jigs (excerpt)… from private recording of J. Jauncey (not available)
ID Excerpt: Candle in the Bushel…by Funky String Band from And You May Find Yourself… (Shoogle
Music for The Witness: Lament for Hector (excerpt)…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson (not available)
The Tap Session: Jigs/Reels… from private recording of J. Jauncey (not available)
Gallowglass (excerpt)…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson from Anna-Wendy Stevenson (Ecleclic)
Going to Ma Hometown…by Funky String Band from And You May Find Yourself… (Shoogle
Music for The Witness…by Pete Clark (not available)
Music for The Witness: Lament for Hector…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson (not available)
Stardust (excerpt)…by Funky String Band from And You May Find Yourself… (Shoogle)
Cairo Waltz…by Funky String Band from And You May Find Yourself… (Shoogle)

Jamie Jauncey’s website: http://www.jamesjauncey.com/

 
February 18, 2016

Program 1708: Chansons (February 18, 2016) Week 7

From “chant de marin” or sea shanties of Brittany to the songs of the “voyageurs” of the Canadian fur trade, enjoy the French songs that extend branches of the Celtic music tree from the old world to the new.

Les Métamorphoses...by Mélisande from Les Métamorphoses (melisandemusic.com)
Le Rosier...by Le Vent du Nord from Têtu (Borealis Records)
Cardeuse-Riopel...by Le Vent du Nord from Têtu (Borealis Records)
Quand J'Étais Fille à l'Âge de Quinze Ans...by Keith Murphy from Suffer No Loss (blackislemusic.com)
Trots Matzots du Port-De-Brest...by Arcady from After the Ball (Shanachie Records)
Jacky Daly's Reels...by Arcady from After the Ball (Shanachie Records)
Trois Navires de Ble...by Claudine Langille from The Coin and the Feather (ClaudineLangille)
[ID excerpt] Reel des Narcisse...by Barachois from Musique Acadienne de L'Île-du-Prince Edouard (Iona Recordings)
Sur la Route de San Francisco...Cap Horn from Horizons Chimériques (Keltia Musiques)
Mélodie Gavotte/Ton A-Boz Gavotenn...by Karma from Nozata (Coop Breizh)
Roll Alabama Roll...by Djiboudjep from Chants de Marins (Arfolk)
Les Berceaux...by Hilary James from Burning Sun (Acoustics Records)
Reel de Chicoutimi/Reel St. Jean/Reel Éboulement...by Chris Norman from The Beauty of the North (Dorian Recordings)
Monday Morning and Reels...by North Atlantic Trio from Some Part of Something (Bird Creek Records)

 
February 11, 2016

Program 1707: Words, Verses, Music (February 11, 2016) Week 6

From romance to fairy tales, poetry tells the story this week, with songs and tunes inspired by poets’ lives and works.

The Loose Noose/Deacon Brodie…by Robin Laing from Walking in Time (Greentrax)
I Will Make You Brooches…by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song For Singing (Philo Rounder)   
Shining Clear…by Battlefield Band from There’s a Buzz (Temple)
From A Railway Carriage…by Bonnie Rideout from Gi’me Elbow Room (Maggie’s Music)
Shadow Dance…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
The Lotus Eaters…by Robin Laing from Ebb and Flow (Whistleberry Music)
Neverbird…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
Calypso’s Island…by Robin Laing from Walking in Time (Greentrax)
ID excerpt: Night Ride Across the Caucasus..by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner
Tam o’ Shanter (part 1)…by Jim Malcolm from Rohallion (Greentrax)
The Landing…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
Tam o’ Shanter (part 2)…by Jim Malcolm from Resonance (Beltane)
Skellig…by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner Bros)
Lullaby…by Loreena McKennitt from Elemental (Quinlan Road)   
La Serenissima…by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner Bros)

 
February 04, 2016

Program 1706: From Vinyl to mp3 (February 4, 2016) Week 5

Music collections have migrated from record shelves to disc drives but a great performance is there for posterity regardless of the storage media.  Enjoy an hour of Celtic masterpieces from across a quarter century.

Oró…by Máire Brennan from Máire (Atlantic
Sevens/Michael Kennedy’s/The Cup of Tea…by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet
Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá…by Altan from Blackwater (Virgin)    
The Savage Wee Beastie/the Limerick Lasses/The Bird in the Bush…by Robin Bullock with John Doyle from Rosewood Castle (Dancing Wolf)  
Firethief…by Karine Polwart from This Earthly Spell (Hegri Music)
Steel and Stone (Black Water)…by Kris Drever from Black Water (Compass
Planets…by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure Records)  
[ID excerpt] Between Earth and Sky…by Robin Bullock from Between Earth and Sky (Maggie’s Music)
Jig Gwengamp…by Alan Stivell from Live in Dublin (Dreyfus)   
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face…by Christy Moore from Voyage (Platinum)
Crossing the Bridge…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony Classical)
This Love Will Carry…by Dougie MacLean and friends ~ MP3 recorded exclusively for The Thistle & Shamrock  (not available) {Other version of this song are available on Dougie MacLean’s cds  “The Essential Dougie MacLean,” “Live,” and “Singing Land”}  (dougiemaclean.com)
Black River…by Lúnasa from Sé (Compass
Dance Pourlet…by Gordon Duncan from Thunderstruck (Greentrax)

 
January 28, 2016

Program 1705: Songs of the Bard (January 28, 2016) Week 4

Hear great singers in the intoxicating embrace of the songs of Robert Burns, a songwriter and collector for the ages.

The Lea Rig…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Now Westlin Winds…by Dick Gaughan from Gaughan Live! At the Trades Club (Greentrax
Ae Fond Kiss…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin’
Braw Lads o’ Gala Water…by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold (Wellfield)   
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane)  
Rigs o’ Barley…by Emily Smith from A Day Like Today (Foot Stompin’)   
[ID excerpt] Brose and Butter…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin’
The Slave’s Lament…by Feisty Besoms from Auld Flames (Feisty Besoms
Parcel of Rogues in a Nation…by Rod Paterson from Songs from the Bottom Drawer (Greentrax
Ye Jacobites…by Eddi Reader from Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass
Aye Walkin’ O…by Jock Tamson’s Bairns from Rare (Greentrax)  
O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose…by June Tabor from Rosa Mundi (Green Linnet)  
Auld Lang Syne…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane
Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonie Doon…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (ferintosh.com)

 
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