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July 31, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1627: New Releases and Debuts, part 1 (July 31, 2014)  Week 31

Host Fiona Ritchie handpicks new sounds of this summer, combining artist debuts with the latest from musicians whose music has helped shape the sound of The Thistle & Shamrock®.

Red Haired Boy/Cold, Frosty Morn…by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood Studios)
The Strathspey Set…by Capercaillie from At the Heart of it All (Vertical)
Freedom Come All Ye…by Pumeza Matshikiza from Voice of Hope (Decca)
Fine Flowers of the Valley…by Kim Robertson from Forget Not the Angels (Gourd)
Bethyw'rhafimi/Juzaique/Ms. Gina Morgan…by Allan Yn Y Fan from Cool, Calm & Collected (Steam Pie)
Tosnant…by Allan Yn Y Fan from Cool, Calm & Collected (Steam Pie)
[ID Excerpt] Deep River Blues…by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood Studios)
The Lime Hill Strathspey/Dan R. Macdonald/Banks of Spey/Lexy McAskill…by Hanneke Cassel from Dot the Dragon's Eyes (hannekecassel.com)
One Morning in May…by the Yanks from Haymaker (yanksband.com)
Shady Creek…by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood Studios)
Barbara Allen…by Ashely Davis from Night Travels (daisyrings.com)
Jackson's Heigh-Ho & The White Star Reels…by Marie Reilly from The Anvil (Cove Island Productions)
The Bucks…by the Yanks from Haymaker (yanksband.com)

July 24, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1626: Mythography (July 24, 2014)  Week 30

Explore myth, legend and mystery this week, in ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration.

The Mystics’ Slipjigs…by Maire Breatnach from Angels Candles (Starc)
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax
Branle…by Old Blind Dogs from The World’s Room (Compass
Lupadáin Lapadáin - The Tale of the Mermaid’s Daughter…by John Spillane and Louis de Paor from The Gaelic Hit Factory (EMI Ireland
The Sparkling Fairy/Taro’s Blue Eye…by Winifred Horan from Just One Wish (Shanachie)
A Bhean Úd Thíos…by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
The Fairy Reel/The Old Torn Petticoat/Our House At Home…by Danu from The Road Less Traveled (Shanachie)
Suantraí Sí…by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin from Suantraí, An Irish Lullaby (Shanachie
ID Excerpt: Charmed…by Rachel Hair from Hubcaps & Potholes (March Hair Records)  
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Aquaintance (Beltane
Molly Malone…by Sinéad O’Connor from Sean-Nós Nua (Hummingbird)    
The Devil…by Bodega from Bodega (Greentrax)   
Sir Patrick Spens…by June Tabor from An Echo of Hooves (Topic)
Devil’s Advocate…by Chris Stout Quintet from Devil’s Advocate (Greentrax)

July 10, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1624: Global Gathering (July 10, 2014)  Week 28

Circumnavigate the worlds of Celtic music with an Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion hour!

Whisky & Sangria…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony)
The Road to Corrandulla…by Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Michael Goldrick, Jim Murray from Tunes (Compass)
Braighe Locheil…by Baka Beyond from East to West (Narada
No Place Like Home…by Gerry O’Connor from No Place Like Home (Myriad Media)
Co Ni Mire Rium…by Capercaillie from Beautiful Wasteland (Survival)
Children of Africa…by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Janet Russell  & Christine Kydd (Greentrax
Èireann…by Afro Celt Sound System from Afro Celt Sound System Volume 2: Release (Real World)   
ID Excerpt: M'ionam…by Capercaillie from Beautiful Wasteland  (Survival)   
Homage à Gilles Brunet…by La Bottine Souriante from J’ai Jamais Tant Ri (DEP)
Fairy’s Lament/Reel a Bouche…by Kim Robertson from The Spiral Gate (Narada
Kato Sta Limonadika/The Trip to Amnesia…by  The House Band from Groundwork (Green Linnet)
Zagreb…by Tony McManus, Alain Genty, Soig Siberil from The Clear Stream (Greentrax)  
The Bear’s Rock…..by Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane from East Wind (Tara Music)
Marta’s Dance/The Russian Dervish…by Brendan Power from Brendan Power Plays Music from Riverdance (Greentrax)

July 17, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1625: Essential Celtic (July 17, 2014)  Week 29

Learn how to inject a Celtic core into your music library that reflects past and present, honors tradition, and celebrates the spirit of innovation. It can be done! Host Fiona Ritchie has some suggestions that will 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)(Iona)  
Blair Atholl/The Cairdin O’t/Lexy McAskill…by Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, Christian Lemaitre  from The Celtic Fiddle Festival  (Green Linnet)

July 03, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1623: Family Gathering (July 03, 2014)  Week 27

Mary Ann Kennedy joins Fiona to introduce her family’s album and book project, “Fonn” (pron: Fown), a Gaelic word meaning both “land and “melody”. She’ll reveal the essence of rural community life that is reflected in their songs of work, worship, land, sea and love.

The DTs Set…  by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)
The Para Handy Set… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)
Ceud Soraidh, Ceud Slainte… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)
Seat nan Nighean… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Cha Tig Mor mo Bhean Dhachaigh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)
ID EXCERPT: Riona's Trip to Ulva… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)
Excerpt: Dannsa Klondyker… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)
Seat nan Gillean… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)
Seat Alasdair… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)
Fair a' Chinn Duibh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Cnoc nan Craobh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)
The Nameless Clan… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)

June 26, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1622: Celtic Show Bands (June 26, 2014)  Week 26 

Hear big-band style brass sections and other instrumental combinations as they create cutting edge grooves and a big bold acoustic sound.

Flora…by Blazin Fiddles from The Old Style (Blazin Fiddles)  
The Sands O’The Shore…by Heather Heywood, Corrina Hewat, Chris Miles - Scots Women from Celtic Connections 2001   (Greentrax)
The Big Set…by The Unusual Suspects from Live in Scotland (Foot Stompin)
Ceann Subh Dílis…by Anúna from Behind the Closed Eye (Anuna)
Glentown…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
Never-Ending Road (Amhrán Duit) …by Loreena McKennitt from An Ancient Muse (Quinlan Road)   
ID Excerpt: Waiting on the Federals…by Aly Bain from Transatlantic Sessions 2 Volume One (Iona)
Ar c’hwezh Nevez…by Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)
Theme for The Green Lands...by Dan Ar Braz from Theme for The Green Lands (Keltia Musique)
O Castro da Moura…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA)
Bah Hamburg…by Junction Pool from Junction Pool (Junction Music)  
Salve…by Micheál Ó Súilleabháin from Becoming (Venture)

June 19, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1621: Early Summer Sounds (June 19, 2014)  Week 25

Fiona hand-picks the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from some of your favorite artists.

Midton Road/ Pots & Pencils/ Sheep on the Moor…by Kathryn Tickell from The Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park Records)
Tir Chonaill…by The Friel Sisters from The Friel Sisters (frielmusic.com)
Humours of Ballyloughlin / Rakes of Clonmel/ Kilkenny Jig…by The Friel Sisters from The Friel Sisters (frielmusic.com)
Eighteen Years Old …by The Friel Sisters from The Friel Sisters (frielmusic.com)
The Rosses Highland/ The Jolly Tinker/ Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh, Flowers of Red Hill…by The Friel Sisters from The Friel Sisters  (frielmusic.com)
Dante’s Prayer…by Loreena McKennitt from The Journey so Far (quinlanroadmusic)
ID Excerpt: The Referendum… by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from For Freedom Alone – The Wars of Independence (Culburnie Records)
Here’s the Tender Coming/ Captain Bover… …by Kathryn Tickell from The Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park Records)
Roly Gentle/ Hot Rivets/ Tartar Frigate/ Closed Face Reel…by Kathryn Tickell from The Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park Records)
French Row…by Chris Flegg from Gazing at the Stars all Night  (chrisflegg.com)
Welsh Arrow Suite…by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (Dadgad Music)
Bannockburn…by Alasdair Fraser with Skyedance from For Freedom Alone – The Wars of Independence (Greentrax)
Mrs. Kenny’s Waltz/ The Men of the West…by John Blake from The Narrow Edge (John Blake Music)

June 12, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1620: On the Road (June 12, 2014)  Week 24 

Poetry tells the story this week, with songs and tunes inspired by poets’ lives and works.

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)
Missin'...by Chris Corrigan from The Crooked Mountain Road (Chris Corrigan)

June 5, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1619: Words, Verses, Music (June 5, 2014)  Week 23 

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)

May 22, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1617: Viking Invasion (May 22, 1014) Week 21

From time to time, where Vikings once held sway, a piece of jewelery, a coin or a tool is unearthed somewhere in northern Scotland or eastern England. What would the Norsemen raiders who left these artifacts in their wake have made of our haul of Nordic music?

Björksbergpolskan…by Väsen from Live in Japan (NorthSide
Ja Va Lidijgn Horra/The Ghost’s Welcome/Brendan McGlinchey’s…by Fromseier Rose  from Contradiction (Nunora)
Midsommarvisa/(Jag Vill Ha) Olas Nya Hus…by Swåp from du da (Northside)
Mäenpään Heikin Valssi… by Frigg from Oasis (Northside)
Glass Polska…by Flook from Rubai (Flatfish)
Eklundapolska Nr 3…by Aly Bain & the BT Scottish Ensemble from Follow the Moonstone (Whirlie
ID Excerpt: Calles Vals…by Väsen from Live in Japan (Northside)
‘01…by Serras from Second Hand (Gofolk)   
DrØmte Mig en DrØm I Nat…by Valravn from Folk & Roots 2006 - Music from Denmark  (Folkemusic)
Cape Clear/Castlekelly/Man Of Aran…by Moving Cloud from Cuckanandy (Gofolk)  
Turning Tide…by Shoormal from Turning Tide (Greentrax)
Scandanonymous…by Chris Stout from First o’ the Darkenin’ (Greentrax)
Loki… by AnnbjØrg Lien from Aliens Alive (Northside)

May 29, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1618: The Carrying Stream (May 29, 2014)  Week 22

It took centuries for a ballad like “Barbara Allen” to work its way through the British Isles and across the Atlantic. Now the music flows freely back and forth as musicians from both sides of the ocean explore and fuse flavors from Celtic, Appalachian and Old Time music.  This week they include Dolly Parton, John Doyle, Jean Ritchie and Anaïs Mitchell.

Barbara Allen…  by Dolly Parton with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan from Heartsongs (Sony Entertainment)
Geordie...by Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer from Child Ballads (Wilderland Records)
Pretty Saro….by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie Entertainment)
The Farmer’s Cursed Wife…by Pete Seeger from American Favorite Ballads, Vol 2 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Sixteen Come Next Sunday…by Bothy Band from Old Hag You Have Killed Me (Green Linnet)
Where are You Going My Pretty Little Miss?...by Doc Watson & Jean Ritchie from Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Wayfaring Stranger/British Field March…by Timothy Cummings from The Piper in the Holler (Birchen Music)  
ID Excerpt: Craggy Pinnacle...by Al Petteway from High on the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)
The Gypsy Laddie…. by Jack Beck from ~ private recording, courtesy of artist
Gypsy Davie…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (Troubadouress Music)
Indian Whoop…by Jame Bryan and Carl Jones from Two Pictures  (Martin Records)
Single Girl, Married Girl  …by Atwater Donelly from The Blackest Crow (Rabbit Island Music)
Young Hunting/Elzig’s Farewell….by Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
Black is the Color…by  Sara Grey with Kieran Means from Sandy Boys (Fellside Recordings)
The Drover’s Road…by Al Petteway and Amy White from High on the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)

May 15, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1616: Tales of the Riverbank (May 15, 2014)  Week 20  

Rivers run through many of our well-loved and best-known landscapes.  Their quiet banks and neglected docksides are now often the focus of rural rediscovery and urban regeneration.  Music, old and new, celebrates our rivers as sources of life and of timeless inspirations to song-makers.

I Am A River…by Luka Bloom from Tribe (Big Sky Records
Johnny Todd/Far From Home…by Ossian from The Best of Ossian (Iona)
Voyage for Ireland…by Pierre Bensusan from Nice Feeling (Zebra Acoustic)  
Annan Waters…by Niamh Parsons from In My Prime (Green Linnet)
A Walk on the Shore…by Boys of the Lough from Lonesome Blues and Dancing Shoes (Lough Records)
Sweet Afton…by Tony Cuffe from The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 1 (Linn)
The Afton…by Eddi Reader from Peacetime (Compass)
[ID excerpt] River…by Enya from Watermark (Geffen)
Sweet Thames Flow Softly…by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)
Crossing the Bridge…by Kim Robertson from Wood, Fire & Gold (Dargason)  
Both Sides the Tweed…by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax)
The Tail o’ the Bank...by Battlefield Band from Celtic Hotel (Temple Records/Flying Fish)
Sitting in the Stern of a Boat...by Alasdair Fraser from Return to Kintail (Culburnie Records)
Ship in Full Sail/The Bohola Jig/Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies... by Bohola from Bohola (Shanachie)

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