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September 6, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1528: On the Road (September 6, 2012)  Week 36

Today's working musicians offer us contemporary verses of the travelling artists' lifestyles, continuing a long-established tradition of celebrating itinerant work ways in song.

Ride On…by Christy Moore from Ride On (Green Linnet)  
Never Tire of the Road…by Andy Irvine from Rude Awakening (Green Linnet)  
The Rain Journey North…by The Easy Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax)
Ramblin' Irishman…by Andy M. Stewart from Donegal Rain (Green Linnet)    
To Pad the Road wi' Me…by Ossian from Seal Song (Iona)  
The Beggar Man…by Malinky from Last Leaves (Greentrax)    
Bonny Glenshee… by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane)  
ID Excerpt: Waltzes: The Innocent Railway/Daphne's Trousers/A Bruxa…by The Easy  Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax)    
Seven Yellow Gypsies…by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh
The Shaskenn Reel…by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh)
The Rovin Ploughboy…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
Light on a Distant Shore: Arrival/New York Harbour/Art Work on the Land/In the New  World…by Ossian from Light on a Distant Shore (Iona)
Home…by Dougie MacLean from Inside the Thunder (Dunkeld)  
Rest and Be Thankful…by Battlefield Band from Out for the Night (Temple)
Ryan's Rambles…by Al Petteway from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)

August 30, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1527: Jean Redpath (August 30, 2012) Week 35

Singer Jean Redpath first travelled from Scotland to the U.S. in 1961 and was soon immersed in the American folk scene.  Since then, she has performed throughout the world, released over forty recordings, and won the hearts of public radio listeners through her many appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Host Fiona Ritchie met up with Jean to reminisce about five decades of sharing song.
“Redpath is something very close to Scotland's folksinger laureate and certainly the world's preeminent interpreter of Burns' songs. Her deep, sandy voice is a marvelous ballad instrument, its naturalness concealing awesome control."
— The Boston Globe"

South Jean Redpath from A Fine Song for Singing (Philo/Rounder)
The Lass o' Jean Redpath from Will Ye No Come Back Again? (Greentrax)
The Kirk Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
Mill o' Tifty's Jean Redpath from Song of the Seals (New Rounder)
With God On Our Bob Dylan from The Times they Are A-Changin' (Columbia)
[ID excerpt] Miss Admiral Gordon's Alasdair Fraser, Jay Unger, Abby Newton from Jean Redpath's album Leaving the Land (Rounder)
My Love, She's But a Lassie Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
O, Merry Hae I Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
Tuna the Food of My Jean Redpath, Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnston, Philip Brunelle from Prairie Home Comedy, Vol 2 (High Bridge) Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
The Minstrel Garrison Keillor, Jean Redpath, Kate MacKenzie and the cast from A Prairie Home Companion Final Performance, Vol 2 (High Bridge)

August 23, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1526: A Broader Canvas (August 23, 2012)  Week 34  

Follow the Celtic music trail to Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Wales and Brittany.

Evit Ar Dan Ar Braz from Made in Breizh (Tinder Records)  
Maneo de Milladoiro from Auga de Maio (Green Linnet
Danza de Leilia from Hent Sant Jakez (Shamrock Records) Tony MacManus, Alain Genty, Soig SIberil from The Clear Stream  (Greentrax) Llan de Cubel from Llan de Cubel IV (Fono Astur
ID Excerpt: Begone…by Dalla from More Salt (Dalla Records)
Lloer Dirion (Tender Moon) Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar) Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar)
Three Knights/An Vug e'n Dalla from More Salt (Dalla Records Jean-Charles Gulchen from Kerden (Coop Breizh)
Birth in Emma Christian from Celtic Voices (Narada)
Suite de Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax
Le Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)

August 16, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1525: …and Three (August 16, 2012)  Week 33    

This hour features classic and more recently formed musical threesomes weaving melodies and rhythms together into an intoxicating and perfectly balanced blend.

The Long (Long) Note…by Deiseal from The Long Long Note (Starc)
Boser Girls…by Chantan from Primary Colours (Culburnie
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba…by O'Connor, Hayden, O'Dowd from Crossroads (Mairtin O'Connor Band)
Seán Bán/Lexie McCasgill…by Cran from The Crooked Stair (CBM)
Finnish Schottisches 1 and 2/French Schottische…by Bellevue Rendezvous from Tangents (Bellevue Rendezvous)   
Drop of Blood…by Maddy Prior & The Girls from Bib & Tuck (Park) 
Peace & Plenty…by Burning Bridget Cleary from Everything is Alright… (Burning Bridget Cleary)
[ID excerpt] Speed the Plough…by Molloy, Brady, Peoples from Molloy, Brady, Peoples (Mulligan)
Oganaich Mo Chridhe…by MacGregor, Brechin, Ó hEadhra from Sonas (Brechin All Records)
Bímis ag Ól/The Lark on the Strand…by MacDiarmada, Fitzgerald, Ó Ruanaigh from Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo & Harp  (Cló Iar-Chonnachta)
Five O'Clock…by McCalmans from Live – Coming Home (Greentrax)
Ballyvourney/Race Classic…by Áthas from Áthas (Athas Music)
Staimpí…by Cran from Black Black Black (Claddagh)
Ferintosh…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Ode to a Vending Machine…by Corbett, Chrisman, Tice from Corbett, Chrisman, Tice (Patuxent)

August 09, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1524: One, Two… (August 09, 2012) Week 32      

Enjoy an hour dedicated to some great solo artists and duos that deliver uncluttered, pure acoustic arrangements.

The Green Mandolin/Nordicana…by David Surette from The Green Mandolin (Madrina)  
A Breath on the Cold Glass…by Wendy Weatherby from A Breath on the Cold Glass (Lochshore
The Wagoner's Lad…by Sarah McQuaid from I Won’t Go Home 'til Morning (Sarah McQuaid
The Crooked Road to Dublin/The Crib of Perches…by Sarah Blair from Flower of the Red Mill (Newgrange)   
Marie Hamilton…by Wendy Stewart & Gary West from Hinterland (Moulincairn)  
The Surround/The Red Stockings…by Kevin Burke & Cal Scott from Across the Black River (Loftus Music
Little Margaret…by Laura Boosinger from Down the Road (Laura's Label)  
[ID excerpt] Hannah…by Sarah Bauhan from Lathrop’s Waltz (Whistler's Music)  
Aoidh, Na Dèan Cadal Idir…by Julie Fowlis from Cuilidh (Shoeshine)
Muddy Water…by Heidi Talbot from Wells for Zöe (Compass)
Todlen Hame…by Sylvia Barnes from The Colour of Amber (Greentrax)
Tiree Love Song…by Ross Kennedy from Scottish Voice and Acoustic Guitar (Greentrax
Doinna…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Compass
The Blackest Crow…by Atwater Donnelly from The Blackest Crow (Rabbit Island Music)  
Cameron's Caper…by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from In the Moment (Culburnie)

August 02, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1523: Digital Imperfection (August 02, 2012)  Week 31 

Stay connected to the authentic roots of today’s music with artists who resist the digital perfection of the studio and mix archive vinyl into their tracks.

Tarbolton…by Jack Evans from Once Upon a Time in the North (Greentrax)
Shetland Reels:Three Drunken Fiddlers/Muckla Sherry a' three/Robbie Tamson's Smiddy…by Catriona Macdonald from  Bold (Peerie Angel Productions)
Air fair an ala/Cailleach liath Rathasai (At Dawn of Day)…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)
Ho rinn Martyn Bennett with Margaret Bennett from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin)
Maudabawn Chapel/Frank's Natalie MacMaster from In My Hands (Greentrax)
Dh’fhalbh Mo Rùn Bho Chionn Seachdain…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram Music
Peter Stewart, 1910…by Martyn Bennett from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin)
ID excerpt: Swallowtail Coat…by Martyn Bennett from Martyn Bennett (Eclectic)
Crossing the Bridge…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony Classical)
La Suite du Casse Reel …by Matapat from Musique Traditional du Quebéc/Matapat 2 ½ (Borealis)
Muiñeiras da Sorte…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA Victor)  
Ag Caint Liom Fhéin/Beidh Aonach Amarách…by MacDara from The Love Token (MacDara Music)
An Gaidheal ‘s a Leannan/An Fhleasgaich ur Leannain Thu…by Mairi MacInnes from Orosay  (Greentrax)
O Castro da Moura…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA Victor)

July 26, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1522:  New Releases and Debuts (July 26, 2012)  Week 30

The flow of music is never-ending. A mountain of new recordings doesn't translate into the same volume of great music, though, so rely on Fiona to hand-pick the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from some of your favorite artists.

Winter Alastair Savage from Secrets from the Kitty (Alastair Savage)
Banks of the Séamus Begley and Oisín MacDiarmada from Together (Musical Ireland)
Pay As You Go/Porst an Triptych from Triptych (Triptychtrad)
Moving On Triptych from Triptych (Triptychtrad)
Trefforest Delyth Jenkins from Llais (Steam Pie Records)
La Clairiè Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke from Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke (Dermot Byrne)
Kishor's Tune… by Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke from Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke (Dermot Byrne)
ID Excerpt  The The Albanach Guitar Duo from Weave (Albanach Guitar Duo)
Níl na Lá/The Wind that Shakes the Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (Bua Music)
The Ladies Pantalettes/The Shepherd's Daughter/Kilty James Keane from Heir of the Dog (New Folk Records)
Jamie Ewan McLennan from The Last Bird to Sing (Fellside Recordings)
The Lady of Loreena McKennitt from Troubadours on the Rhine (Verve)
The King's Skirdechal! from Folk on the Water (Angus Council)

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 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)

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