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March 15, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1503: Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub (March 15, 2012) Week 11

Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub.  Each followed a separate path to Ireland to discover the roots of their musical passions.  Hear how American and Celtic traditions mingle in their work today with Brían’s band Bua and Julee’s duo Little Windows.

My Johnny Was a Shoemaker...by Julee Glaub from Fields Faraway (Julee Glaub)
Jig: Greenfields of America...by Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub live at  Swannanoa Gathering
I'll Fly Away/This Little Light of Mine...by Julee Glaub (joined by audience) live at  Swannanoa Gathering
Song: Am Buachaillin Muinte...by Brían Ó hAirt live at  Swannanoa Gathering
Cavan Girl...Julee Glaub live at  Swannanoa Gathering
Song: An Sagairtin...by Brían Ó hAirt live at  Swannanoa Gathering
[ID Excerpt] Red Rocking Chair...by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Dear Irish Boy...by  Julee Glaub live at Swannanoa Gathering
Baba 'Con Raoi/Bó na Leath-Adhaírce...by Bua with Brían Ó hAirt from Down the Green Fields (Bua Music)
Reel: Fair of Ballydareen...by Brían Ó hAirt live at  Swannanoa Gathering
Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains...by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
How Can I Keep From Singing?...by Julee Glaub (joined by audience) live at  Swannanoa Gathering
The Mason's Apron...by Bua from Down the Green Fields (Bua Music)

 
March 8, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1502: Heart of the Session (March 8, 2012) Week 10

From Matt Molloy's pub in County Mayo, Ireland to Edinburgh's famous folk bar "Sandy Bell's," we celebrate the sound of communal music making.

JJames and Lara's Wedding/The Lassies of Stewarton/Sully's No. 6...by Claire McLaughlin, Marianne Campbell, John Morran from The Flowers of Edinburgh (Tartan Tapes)  
Lament -The Parting of Friends… by Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn and friends from Music at Matt Molloy's (Real World
Jackie Coleman's/Pigtown, Cape Breton Jig's/McGurk's...by Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn and friends from Music at Matt Molloy's (Real World
After Hours...by Battlefield Band from Home Ground (Temple
An Comhra Donn/The Galway/The Strand....by Bell's Big Ceilidh Band and Chorus from Sandy Bell's Ceilidh (Greentrax
Doon in the Wee Room...by Bell's Big Ceilidh Band and Chorus from Sandy Bell's Ceilidh (Greentrax
ID Excerpt: Rocking the Cradle…by Arty McGlynn from Music at Matt Molloy’s  (Real World)
Miss Thornton's/My Love is in America…. by Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O'Leary,Susan McKeown, Steve Johnson and friends from Live at Mona's (Live at Mona's
Maidin Fhomhair… by Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O'Leary,Susan McKeown, Steve Johnson and friends from Live at Mona's  (Live at Mona's)
I Was a Young Man...by Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O'Leary,Susan McKeown, Steve Johnson and friends from Live at Mona's  (Live at Mona's)
Jig Jaz...by Brendan Power, Andy Cutting, Karen Tweed, John Robert Deyell, Alasdair Fraser, Kathryn Tickell from The Gathering (Real World)  
Lay Dee at Dee/Spence's Reel/Faery Reel… by Brendan Power, Andy Cutting, Karen Tweed, John Robert Deyell, Alasdair Fraser, Kathryn Tickell from The Gathering (Real World
Green Brechan's of Branton/Peacock's March/I Saw My Love Come Passing By Me...by Brendan Power, Andy Cutting, Karen Tweed, John Robert Deyell, Alasdair Fraser, Kathryn Tickell from The Gathering (Real World
The Black Haired Lass...by Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O'Leary and friends from Live at Mona's (Live at Mona's)

 
March 1, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1501: Welsh Roots (March 1, 2012) Week 9 

Check out some emerging roots music from Wales with artists including master of the Welsh triple harp Robin Huw Bowen and singer songwriter Meic Stevens.

Swansea Barracks…by Rag Foundation from Minka (Fflach
Tros yr Aber – Over the Estuary…by Crasdant from Dwndwr – The Great Noise (Sain)
Elen a’r Eos…by Ffynnon from Adar Gwylltion (Taith
En filant ma Quenouille…by Ffynnon from Adar Gwylltion (Sain)
Malldraeth…by LIio Rhydderch & Elin Wyn Jones from Enlli (Fflach)  
A Ei Di’r ‘Deryn…by Ember from Open all the Doors (Salt & Slate Records
Moelyci…by Steve Eaves from Moelyci (Sain)   
ID excerpt: Bryn…by Toreth from Toreth (Fflach)   
Bwthyn…by Toreth from Toreth (Fflach)
Can y Fari…by Julie Murphy & Dyland Fowler from Ffawd (Fflach)  
Alabaina Wood…by Robin Huw Bowen from Y Fford I Aberystwyth – The Road to Aberystwyth (Sain)
Four Loom Weaver…by Rag Foundation from Minka (Fflach)
Storm…by Ember from Open All the Doors (Salt & Slate Records)  
Magi Tudur…by Tudur Huws Jones from Dalidrio (Sain)
Llwybr y Pererinion…by Llio Rhydderch from Enlli (Fflach)

 
February 23, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1500: Road of Tears   (February 23, 2012) Week 8

From broadsheet ballads to music hall choruses, songs have served to document true-life immigrant experiences through time.  Today Battlefield Band, Mick Moloney and Mary Black continue in that tradition.

Ely Parker/Miss Martin’s Wedding/The Primrose Lassies/Mr Galloway Goes to Washington…by Battlefield Band from The Road of Tears (Temple)   
Pastures of Plenty…by Solas from Reunion - A Decade of Solas (Compass)  
Paddy’s Lamentation/Ships are Sailing…by Mary Black from Long Journey Home  (BMG)
Farewell and Remember Me…by Boys of the Lough from Farewell and Remember Me  (Shanachie Entertainment)   
Farewell to St. Kilda…by The Whistlebinkies from Albannach  (Greentrax
McKay Country (Sutherland)…by Kathleen MacInnes from Summer Dawn (Greentrax)
Farewell to Ireland/Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore…by Dolores Keane, John Faulkner, Eamonn Curran from Farewell to Eirinn (Wundertute)
ID excerpt: Ms Dynamite of Benbecula…by Battlefield Band from Out For the Night (Temple)
The Road of Tears…by Battlefield Band from The Road of Tears (Temple)  
Paddy Works on the Railway…by Mick Moloney from Far From the Shamrock Shore (Shanachie Entertainment)
The Maids of Galway/The Reel of Rio/Coyne’s Return/Return to Miltown/Hunting the Boyne/Return of the Maids…by Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane, Seamus Eagan, Eileen Ivers, Robbie O’Connell from The Green Fields of America  (Green Linnet)  
Stor Mo Chroi…by Sean Keane from Turn a Phrase (Kells Music) 
The May Morning Dew…by Davy Spillane from The Sea of Dreams (Covert Records)
The Maid of Mount Cisco/Farewell to Connaught/Farewell to Ireland…by Dolores Keane, John Faulkner, Eamonn Curran from Farewell to Eirinn (Wundertute)

 
February 16, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1499: On Stage and Screen (February 16, 2012) Week 7

Irish traditional arts thrive on Ireland's westerly Aran Isles, original home to the internationally touring music and dance show "Ragús."  Hear excerpts from this show along with music from other theatrical productions, such as "Dancing at Lughnasa" and soundtracks for film and television including "Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand."

Dancing at Lughnasa...by Nollaig Casey, Mairtin O'Connor, Davy Spillane, Bill Whelan, Martin Murray, Sean Halpenny  from Dancing At Lughnasa (Sony Classical)
Billy's Bobby Theme...by John McCusker and friends from Billy Connolly's Musical Tour of New Zealand (Pure Records)
Let the Cold Wind Blow...by Kate Rusby and John McCusker from Heartlands (Pure Records)
Billy's March... by John McCusker and friends from Billy Connolly's Musical Tour of New Zealand (Pure Records)
Rights of Man/The Two Conneeleys...by Fergal O'Murchu, Maurice Lennon, Gary Roche and friends from Ragus an seo  (Gael Linn)
ID excerpt: Banjo Reel…by John McCusker and friends from Billy Connolly's Musical Tour of New Zealand (Pure Records)
O'Donnell's Lament/Reel With Beryle...by Eileen Ivers from Long Journey Home (Unisphere Records)
The Cuckoo Bird...by Deana Carter from Songcatcher from Songcatcher (Vanguard Records)
Tell Me Now (What You See)...by Moya Brennan from King Arthur (Hollywood Records)
Bridge Attack...by Bill Whelan from Some Mother's Son (Celtic Heartbeat)
Dance: Greg's Rhythm/Reels: The Blackberry Blossom/Branohm/The Silver Spear/The Musical Priest/The Flowers  of Red Hill...by Fergal O'Murchu, Maurice Lennon, Gary Roche and friends from Ragus an seo (Gael Linn)
The Grey Fox (Main theme)...by The Chieftains from Film Cuts (RCA)

 
February 9, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1498: Claudine Langille (February 9, 2012) Week 6

Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with vocalist and leading banjo and mandolin player, Claudine Langille, known for her work in the 1980s with Touchstone and her current band Gypsy Reel.  Hear why songs and tunes from the Canadian Maritimes, Ireland, and Appalachia flow through her music.

The Kilmoulis Jig...by Touchstone from The New Land (Green Linnet)
Polka, Farewell to Nova Scotia, Cliffs of Moher/Cook in the Kitchen, Charlie Piggot's Reel... by Claudine Langille. Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week, July 2011 (Recording not available)
ID Excerpt: Between Friends...by Claudine Langille from The Fin and The Feather (Claudine Langille)
Do You Love an Apple?...by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
Jack Haggerty … by Touchstone from The New Land (Green Linnet)
Jealousy...by Claudine Langille. Recorded  live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week, July 2011(Recording not available)
Red, Red Rose...by Gypsy Reel from Red, Red Rose (Mount Hollywood Records)
Livin' in the Snow...by Claudine Langille. Recorded  live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week, July 2011 (Recording not available)
Pernod Waltz...by Claudine Langille from Red, Red Rose (Mount Hollywood Records)
 
February 2, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1497: From Vinyl to Mp3 (February 2, 2012) Week 5

Storage media have evolved and music collections have migrated from dusty shelves to gigabytes but a classic performance remains a classic regardless of how it is captured for posterity.  Enjoy an hour of 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”} 
Black River…by Lúnasa from Sé (Compass)
Dance Pourlet…by Gordon Duncan from Thunderstruck (Greentrax)

 
January 26, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1496:  Songs of Robert Burns (January 26, 2012 )  Week 4

Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the Scottish bard's songs, including Rod Paterson and Eddi Reader.

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)

 
January 19, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1495: Fiddle Styles (January 19, 2012) Week 3

Sample a variety of fiddle flavors from the wide world of Celtic music.

Shetland Reels: Three Drunken Fiddlers/Muckla Skerry a’ Three/Robbie Tamson’s Smiddy…by Catriona Macdonald from Bold (Peerie Angel)
The Strayaway Child …by Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Mulligan)
The Sailor Boy…by Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Mulligan)
The Battering Ram/The Kilfenora Jig…by Celtic Fiddle Festival from Rendezvouz (Green Linnet
Jean Mauchline/Tune for Nuala…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson with Malcolm Stitt from Heat the Hoose 2 (Foot Stompin)
Bonnie Border Lass…by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Greentrax)
My Love is in America…by Assembled Fiddlers from My Love is in America (Green Linnet)
[ID excerpt] Sillocks and Tatties…by William Hunter from Shetland Fiddle Music (Greentrax)
Lament for Andrew & Danny…by Pete Clark from Now & Then (Inver)
Fly We to Some Desert Isle…by Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill (Brechin All Records
Suite D’Airs de Loudeac…by Christian LeMaître from Ballade à l’hôtesse (Escalibur)
Stony Point…by Fiddlin’ Johnny from Aural History (Meyer)
I Must Away Love…by Halali from Halali (Footprint
Arthur Muise/Little Judique/Mary Cotter/Father Hanley’s Jig…by Jerry Holland with Hilda Chiasson from Scottish Fiddle Rally Concert Highlights 1985-1995 (Greentrax
The Quarff Lassies/Beth’s Tune/The 2nd of May/Bobby Crowe of Balmullo/Da Sooth End…by Filska from Tracks North  (Shetland Arts Trust)

 
January 12, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1494:  Gaelic Voices (January 12, 2012)  Week 2

Explore the branches of contemporary song sprouting from the roots of ancient vocal traditions.

Hòrò hu-ò mo Nigh'n Donn…by Bodega from Bodega (Greentrax)
Bha Mise Raoir air an Àirigh…by Kathleen MacInnes from Òg - Mhadainn Shamhraidh (Greentrax)
Dhachaigh/Home…by Paul Mounsey (narrative from Mairead MacLennan) from Dhachaigh Home the Murdo Macfarlane Songbook (An Lanntair)
Leag Iad Am Bom An Raoir…by Alyth McCormack with Lau from Dhachaigh Home the Murdo Macfarlane Songbook (An Lanntair)
An Dún Aengus…by MacDara from The Love Token (MacDara)
Bata is Bóthar…by John Spillane & Louis de Paor from The Gaelic Hit Factory (EMI)
[ID Excerpt] Dolphin School...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
A Bhean Úd Thíos …by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
The New Shoes…by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
Ged is Grianacha Latha…by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Enjoy the Ride  (Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd)
Tha Na H-uaìn aìr an Tulaich…by Bodega from Under the Counter (Greentrax)
Hùg air a' Bhonaid Mhòir…by Julie Fowlis from Cuilidh (Shoeshine
Elav  the Terrible…by The Finlay MacDonald Band from ReEcho (Greentrax)

 
January 05, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1493:  Raise a Glass (January 05, 2012) Week 1

Most drinking songs were written long before the invention of motor vehicles.  Knowing most pockets and handbags are heavy with car keys nowadays makes us cautious when we invite people to fill their glasses.  Having said that, many a fine song has been sung around the drinking table to celebrate good company, lament parting, and toast whatever lies ahead.  Join us for some choruses from Robin Laing, Tony Cuffe and the Voice Squad.

Willie Stewart/ Molly Rankin…..by Eddi Reader from Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass
Sae Will We Yet…by Tony Cuffe from Sae Will We Yet (Greentrax
Tail Toddle…by Tony Cuffe from Sae Will We Yet (Greentrax
The Keg of Brandy…by Karan Casey from Chasing the Sun (Shanachie
The Warlock/The Arras Fisherman/The Rights of Man…by Bachue from A Certain Smile (Culburnie
The Jug of Punch…by Altan from Island Angel (Green Linnet
ID Excerpt: The Beaten Track…by Bachue from A Certain Smile (Culburnie)  
Green Grows the Laurel…by Kris Drever from Black Water (Compass)
Tomorrow is a  Long Time…by The Black Family from The Black Family (Dara)
When the Night is Young…by Jim Malcolm from Tam o'Shanter and Other Tales (Beltane)
Old Bush/Expect the Unexpected…by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass
Somewhere Along the Road…by Cathie Ryan from Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)  
The Last Pint…by Pierre Bensusan from Nice Feeling (Zebra Acoustic
The Parting Glass…by The Voice Squad from Many's the Foolish Youth (Tara)
Bill Harte's/Blue Eyes/A Lovely Madness….by Beoga from A Lovely Madness (Beoga Music)

 
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