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December 14, 2017

Program 1803:  The Gathering (December 14, 2017) Week 50

From cottage hearthsides in the pre-broadcasting age to the pubs and back porches of today’s session scene, enjoy music that celebrates the gathering of families and friends.

The Swelkie/The Teran…by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley from Mither O’ The Sea  (Greentrax)  
The Busker on the Bridge…by Nightnoise from A Different Shore (Windham Hill)
Spanish Lady…by Maighread & Triona Ní Dhomhnaill from Between The Two Lights (Idir an Dá Sholas)  (Green Linnet)  
The Butterfly…by The Bothy Band from After Hours (Green Linnet)  
False Fly on the Road…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note) 
Polkas…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note) 
Coinnleach Glas an Fhómhair…by Manus Lunny from Tráthnóna Eile (Tuilleadh Eolais)
ID Excerpt: Lucky in Love…by Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)
Far Over the Forth…by Cilla Fisher from A Celebration of Scottish Music (Temple)
Mrs. Martha Knowles/The Pitnacree Ferryman…by Silly Wizard from Live Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Lindsay…by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
Will Ye Gang, Love…by The Black Family from The Black Family  (Dara)
In A Lifetime…by Clannad with Bono from Themes (Celtic Heartbeat)
The Sound of Sleat…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)  
Dr. MacPhail's Reel...by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)

 
December 07, 2017

Program 1802: Gifts (December 07, 2017) Week 49

Old, new and from both sides of the Atlantic, Fiona handpicks and hour’s worth of recordings as gift suggestions for music-loving friends and family. Get a few ideas for your holiday shopping!

Past Three o' Clock...by Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh from Christmas Lights (Old Bridge)
Aberlady...by Nicola Benedetti from Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (Decca)
Mouth Music and Tunes Set...by Nicola Benedetti from Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (Decca)
Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of His Second Wife...by Pete Clark and Muriel Johnstone from Niel Gow's Fiddle (Inver)
Pomegranate...by Ye Vagabonds from Ye Vagabonds (Inglenook)
For Bert...by Ye Vagabonds from Ye Vagabonds (Inglenook)
Lowlands of Holland...by Ye Vagabonds from Ye Vagabonds (Inglenook)
[ID excerpt] Errigal Beauty...by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland (Big Mammy)
One Morning in May...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (DADGAD Music)
Jigs: Merrily Kissed the Quaker/Cunla...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (DADGAD Music)
All the Valley Down...by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland (Big Mammy)
Trip to Athlone/Castletown Connors/Father Kelly's/Man of the House...by Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis and Special Guests from An Irish Christmas - A Musical Solstice Celebration (Irish Arts Center NYC)
2000 Years Ago...by Jean Redpath from Still the Night (Jean Redpath Records)
Flamorgan Air/The Last Pint...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (DADGAD Music)

 
November 30, 2017

Program 1801:  Music Migration (November  30, 2017) Week 48

Fiona recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first travelled in the U.S. in the early 1980s by exploring what ties her world to the music of the Southern Mountains.

Shady Grove...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)   
The Cuckoo...by Jean Ritchie from Song Links (Fellside)  
The Cuckoo...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music
The Cuckoo...by The Devil's Interval from Song Links (Fellside
The Devil's Nine Questions...by Bruce Molsky from Song Links (Fellside)
Cape Fear...by Ian Hardie from Westringing (Ian Hardie)
Wedding Dress...by T with the Maggies from T With the Maggies (Compass)   
[ID excerpt] Craggy Pinnacle...Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood
Barbrie Ellen...by Mary Humphries & Anahata from Song Links (Fellside)
Sligo Maid...by Kim Robertson from Shady Grove (Gourd
Barbara Allen...by Cassie Franklin with Southern Brew from Song Links (Fellside)
Draggle-tail Gypsies-O...by Benji Kirkpatrick from Song Links (Fellside)
Seven Yellow Gypsies...by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh)  
Clayton Boone...by Skip Gorman from Song Links (Fellside)
Red Haired Boy/Cold, Frosty Morn …by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood)

 
November 23, 2017

Program 1800:  Dougie MacLean: New Tomorrow (November  23, 2017) Week 47

Fiona meets the Scottish singer and songwriter Dougie MacLean to hear about his collection of new songs, inspired by family and nature. From his worldwide travels, he brings choruses from Scottish and Australian audiences together on this much-anticipated album.

Lost in the Wilderness...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
The Place (excerpt)...by Dougie Maclean from Caledonia Cantata (Dunkeld)
Marching Mystery...by Dougie MacLean from The Essential Dougie MacLean (Dunkeld)
Green Grow the Rashes...by Dougie MacLean from Live from the Ends of the Earth (Dunkeld)
Pinnata Castra...by Dougie MacLean from Caledonia Cantata (Dunkeld)
Turning Away...by Dougie MacLean from Caledonia Cantata (Dunkeld)
[ID excerpt] The Burial...by Dougie MacLean from Caledonia Cantata (Dunkeld)
New Tomorrow...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Shadow of the Mountain...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Thunderbolt...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Wild and Windy Night...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Always Waiting Here...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)

 
November 16, 2017

Program 1799: Hometown Song (November  16, 2017) Week 46

From Ewan MacColl’s “Dirty Old Town” to “Festival Lights” by the McCalmans, hear how artists from both sides of the Atlantic are inspired to commemorate their homes.

Dirty Old Town...by The Easy Club from Scottish, Rhythm & Swing (Green Linnet) 
March Up Fifth...by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony)
Sweet Thames Flow Softly...by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)
Lost in the Loop...by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet
John Cunningham's Return to Edinburgh/Heather Bells/The Bell Reel/The Limerick Lasses...by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet) 
Festival Lights...by Nick Keir from Fishing Up the Moon (Nick Keir)
[ID excerpt] The Smoky Chimney...by Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae from The Smoky Chimney (Kells
Dublin Diner...by Michelle Burke from Step Into My Parlour (Kilcronat)  
The Glasgow Lasses/The Scottish Lovers...by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
Piccadilly...by Rita Connolly from Valparaiso (Tara)  
Farewell to Govan...by Liam O'Flynn from The Given Note (Tara
To the Homeland...by Maura O'Connell from Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill
A Glasgow Celebration...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona)

 
November 09, 2017

Program 1798: Chansons (November  09, 2017) Week 45

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.com)
[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)

 
November 02, 2017

Program 1797:  Seasons of Mist (November 02, 2017) Week 44

An ode to autumn in traditional and contemporary music from Celtic roots.

Frosty Morning/Santa Anna’s Retreat/Santa Anna’s March…by Robin Bullock from The Enchanted Woods (Dancing Wolf
Marigold/Harvest Home…by Maddie Prior from Year (Park)
The Rainy Day/The Man of the House…by Billy McComiskey from Outside the Box (Compass)
Cold, Haily, Rainy Night…by Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Chris Wood and The Young Coppers with Trans-Global Underground from The Imagined Village (Real World
The Castle of Dromore…by Julee Glaub from Fields Faraway (JuleeGlaub.com)
The Broomfield Hill…by Malinky from Flower & Iron (Greentrax
[ID excerpt] Grainne’s Grace…by Billy McComiskey from Outside the Box (Compass)
Among the Heather…by McGlynn, Newman, Casey, Ni Chathasaigh from Heartstring Sessions (Old Bridge)   
Northern Lights…by Frigg from Economy Class (Northside)   
Lull IV: Can’t Stop It Raining…by Rachel Unthank & The Winterset from The Bairns (Real World
Fourth Movement: Rannoch, Butterstone Puddock, Castle Menzies, The Things We Love, Perthshire Amber…by Dougie MacLean from Perthshire Amber (Dunkeld
Crow Creek…by The Critton Hollow String Band from Celtic Colours International Festival: The Road Home (SMP)   (This track is also on Cowboys and Indians cd)  
Lament for Limerick/Thomond Bridge…by McGlynn, Newman, Casey, Ni Chathasaigh from Heartstring Sessions   (Old Bridge)

 
October 26, 2017

Program 1796: Real Hallowe’en (October  26, 2017) Week 43

As the leaves in the Northern Hemisphere woodlands turn crimson, orange and gold, Hallowe’en celebrations are held in many communities.  Rediscover the true essence of Hallowe’en with Fiona and enjoy music for the season that taps into ancient festivals and the turning of the seasons.

Swelkie/The Teran…by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley from Mither o’ the Sea (Greentrax)
The Loch Ness Monster…by The Whistlebinkies from Albannach (Greentrax)
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax
Les Elfes…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh
The House Carpenter…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from  A Stroll Through the Park (Park)
King of the Fairies/The Blackbird…by Sarah McQuaid from When Two Lovers Meet (Sarah McQuaid)
[ID excerpt] A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream (Maggie’s Music)  
Brownie of the Black Hags….by Fiona Ritchie- narration, Margaret Kennedy, Janis Nilsen- music (not available)
Tam O’Shanter…by Fiona Ritchie - narration, Rab Handleigh- music (not available)
A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream  (Maggie’s Music)

 
October 19, 2017

Program 1795: Live from Ireland (October  19, 2017) Week 42

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) eileenivers.com
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) cathieryan.com
The Rambling Irishman...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (buamusic)
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)  buamusic
[ID excerpt] Jig: Greenfields of America...by Brían ÓhAirt and Julee Glaub (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering) juleeglaub.com
Crossing the Bridge...by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul (live recording - not available) eileenivers.com
Luna/Reels...by Cherish the Ladies, featuring Donna Long and Liz Knowles (recorded live, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC)   cherishtheladies.com
The Pinery Boy…by Dáithí Sproule (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)     daithisproule.com
The Crow in the Sun…by Dáithí Sproule (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)  daithisproule.com
How Can I Keep From Singing?...by Julee Glaub (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)  juleeglaub.com
Banish Misfortune/Morning Dew/Arkansas Traveller/Wild Irishman...by The Chieftains from Live from Dublin  (RCA Victor)

 
October 12, 2017

Program 1794: New Fall Sounds (October  12, 2017) Week 41

Tune into some great new sounds, from both sides of the Atlantic, that artists and their record labels are launching this fall.

Delunna...by Viar from A Place in Time (Facebook: @VairBand) 
Carry Your Kin...by The Breath from Carry Your Kin (Real World
Napoleon’s Chanter...by Ruth Keggin from Turrys (Port Sheearan Records
Heeym Yn Geurey...by Ruth Keggin from Turrys (Port Sheearan Records
Swedish Waltz...by Obia from Bonhomme Setter (bonhommesetter.com
Undone in Sorrow...by Brendan Taaffe from Fly Down You Little Bird  (brendantaffe.com
Pisgah...by Brendan Taaffe from Fly Down You Little Bird (brendantaffe.com)
[ID excerpt] Ackrigarth...by Vair from A Place in Time (Facebook: @VairBand) 
The Echo...by Pete’s Posse from The Conversation (Epact Music
Turlette Electrique...by Pete’s Posse from The Conversation (Epact Music
The Ballad of Springhill...by Screaming Orphans from Taproom  (screamingorphans.com
Never Far...by James Ritchie from Chasing the Wind  (www.jamesritchie247.wixsite.com/jamesritchie
Johann Sebastian Bach Suite No. 2 for Cello...by Robin Bullock from J.S. Bach Suites for Mandolin, Vol. 1  (Dancing Wolf Records
Ben...by Tunebook from Melody Lab (Sheem Music)

 
October 5, 2017

Program 1793: Atlantic Bridge (October  05, 2017) Week 40

From dance tunes to Gaelic airs, the musical links between old world and new come alive with Scotland’s Alasdair Fraser, Cape Breton’s Dougie MacDonald, Ireland’s Maeve Donnolly and more.

Atlantic Bridge….by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge  (Tara Music
The Brown One: Strathlorne/Ciaran Kelly’s/The Golden Brown Chevette…by Dàimh from Moidart to Mabou (Goat Island Music)   
Cape Breton Song…by Capercaillie from Delirium (Survival)  
St. Joseph’s Hornpipe/Crossing the Minch…by Hamish Moore from Stepping on the Bridge (Greentrax
Captain John’s/The Queen of May…by Geraldine Cotter from The Independence Suite  (Celtic Crossings) 
Hè Mo Leannan...by Navan from The Independence Suite (Celtic Crossings) 
Lime Hill/Trip to Miriam’s/The Jinkin’ Mermaid/Mutt’s Favourite…by Liz Doherty from Last Orders (Foot Stompin’
ID Excerpt: A Miner….by Dougie MacDonald from A Miner (Dougie MacDonald)  
Prince Albert’s Reel/Drowsy Maggie/Jenny Dang the Weaver/Lord Kinnaird…by Kilt from Four in the Crib  (Kilt Music Group)
Distant Son…by Dougie MacLean from Riof (Dunkeld)
Nova Scotia January/Waltz from Cape Breton…by Chris Norman from Portraits (Dorian)
Shrip’s Clog/Virtuoso Hornpipe...by Maeve Donnolly from The Independence Suite (Celtic Crossings) 
Haidh O…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram)  
The Duke of Kent’s Lodge at Glentilt/Malts on the Optics/Farewell to Decorum…by Tracey Dares from  Crooked Lake  (Ground Swell Recordings)  
The King’s Reel/Old Time Wedding Reels/The Cape Breton Symphony’s Welcome to the Shetland Isles/Father Francis  Cameron/Sandy McIntyre’s Trip to Boston…by Alasdair Fraser and Jody Stecher from The Driven Bow (Culburnie)  

 
September 21, 2017

Program 1791: The American Folklife Center at 40, Part 2 (September 21, 2017)  Week 38

This week Fiona and her guests conclude a two-part exploration of the American Folklife Center’s extensive sound archive.  It features rare recordings from collectors Jean Ritchie and John Matheson.

Poor Wayfaring Stranger...by Jean Ritchie from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Gudeen To You Kimmer (The Noddin' Song)...by Christine Kydd and Rod Paterson from The Complete Songs of Robert Burns, Volume 1 (Linn)  
The Dodger...by Emma Dusenbury  from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Nottamun Town...by Bert Jansch from Jack Orion (Transatlantic)
[ID Excerpt] Afterwards...by Bert Jansch from Sketches (Temple)
Dreg Song (excerpt)...from The Carpenter Collection at American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Dreg Song (excerpt)...by Boatie Blest Rowing Club, Port Seton (Field recording by Michal Jankowski and Dr. Paul Ferguson of Edinburgh Napier University)
Dreg Song...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Topic)
Gabhaidh Sinn a' Rathad Mòr (excerpt)...by John Matheson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Gabhaidh Sinn a' Rathad Mòr (excerpt)...by Laura MacKenzie with Dáithí Sproule and Andrea Stern from From Uig to Duluth (lauramackenzie.com
A Mhàiri Bhàn Òg (excerpt)...by John Matheson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
A Mhàiri Bhàn Òg (excerpt)...by Laura MacKenzie with Dáithí Sproule and Andrea Stern from From Uig to Duluth(lauramackenzie.com
Zebra Dun...by Romaine Lowdermilk from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
House of the Rising Sun (excerpt)...by Georgia Turner from The House of the Rising Sun Album (Boulevard)
House of the Rising Sun (excerpt)...by The Animals from The House of the Rising Sun Album (Boulevard)

 
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