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January 21, 2016

Program 1704: The Road of Tears (January 21, 2016) Week 3

The story of the refugee is retold in different corners of the world with each passing era.  Along the trail, songs will bear witness to the true-life immigrant experience.  Today Battlefield Band, Mick Moloney and Mary Black join the artists continuing the tradition of singing their stories.

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)

 
January 14, 2016

Program 1703: New Writing (January 14, 2016) Week 2

From instrumental commissions to new singer-songwriter output, we uncover a wealth of recently composed gems this week.

Miss Norma McIntosh/Prestonfield Johnny…by Wendy Weatherby from A Breath on the Cold Glass (Lochshore)
Beinn A’Cheathaich...by Maggie MacInnes from A Fàgail Mhiughalaigh (Marram)
Gaol A Chruidh Gràdh A Chruidh An Taigh Ceilidh...by Maggie MacInnes from A Fàgail Mhiughalaigh (Marram)
‘N Robh Thu ‘Sa Bheinn…by Maggie MacInnes from A Fàgail Mhiughalaigh (Marram)   
Carna: Macdara’s, An Chistin…by Bill Whelan from The Connemara Suite (Compass)
[ID excerpt] Appomattox…by Gràinne Hambly & William Jackson from Music from Ireland & Scotland (Northside)  
1st Movement: Baby Broon, Space to Breathe, Slowing Down, Vanessa Edward’s Enviable Rhythm…by Patsy Reid from Bridging the Gap (Vertical)
Full Moon Down Under Set…by Ross Ainslie, Ali Hutton and The Concert Band from  A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Duncan - Live concert 2007   (Greentrax

 
January 07, 2016

Program 1702: Raise a Glass (January 7, 2016) Week 1

Many a fine song has been sung around the drinking table to celebrate good company, lament absent friends, and bravely toast whate’er may come in the year ahead. Join us to sing some choruses with Tony Cuffe, the Voice Squad and other rousing voices.  (Drink - and sing - responsibly!)

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)

 
December 30, 2015

Program 1701: New Year New Music (December 30, 2015) Week 53

Look forward to the New Year with a batch of the latest releases tracking the evolving traditions of music from Celtic roots.

Scarce o' Tatties/Lyndhurst...by Silly Wizard from 'Live' Again (Birnam CD)
The Broom o' the Cowdenknowes...by Silly Wizard from 'Live' Again (Birnam CD)
The Valley of Strathmore...by Jim Malcolm from Live in Perth (Beltane)
Haven...by Jenna Moynihan from Woven (Jenna Moynihan)
House Carpenter...by Low Lily from Low Lily (lowlily.com)
Fair Margaret & Sweet William...by Colleen Raney from Linnet (Little Sea Records)
Lord of the May...by Archie Fisher from A Silent Song (Red House Records)
[ID Excerpt] Northern Spy...by Low Lily from Low Lily (lowlily.com)
Rock Salt and Nails...by Hilary James from You Don't Know (Acoustics)
Run to Fly...by Alba's Edge from Run Fly (AlbasEdge.com)
The Silence Between...by Eamon Friel from In My Time (Thran Records)
Doherty's...by Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManus from Round Trip (Borealis Records)
Box of Clouds...by Krista Detor from Barely (Tightrope Records)
Bright May Morning/Fowler...by Oisín MacDiarmada with Samantha Harvey from The Green Branch (Claddagh Records)

 
December 24, 2015

Program 1700: A Festive Celtic Celebration (December 24, 2015) Week 52

Join Fiona Ritchie to celebrate the season by exploring festive songs, carols and dances from traditions old and new.

Winter Song...by Emily Smith from Songs for Christmas (White Fall Records)
The Frost is All Over...by The Chieftains with Punch Brothers from Voice of Ages (Hear Music)
Christmas Day is Come...by Caitríona O'Leary and Rhiannon Giddens from The Wexford Carols (Heresy Records)
Noel Nouvelet/Patapan...by Maggie Sansone from Cold Frosty Morn at West River (Maggie's Music)
O Come O Come Emmanuel...by Ashley Davis with John Doyle from The Christmas Sessions (Daisy Rings Music)
Day Dawn...by Dréos from The Clearing (dreosmusic.com)
[ID excerpt] Voici La Noel...by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra from Song of Solstice (Sun Sign Records)
I Am Grateful For What I Have...by Sarah McQuaid from Walking Into White (Waterbug Records)
Time to Remember the Poor...by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra from Song of Solstice (Sun Sign Records)
Wintergrace by Debra Cowan and John Roberts from Dear Jean (Compass Records)
The Blessings of Mary...by Emily Smith from Songs for Christmas (White Fall Records)
Merry Christmas to All and Goodnight...by Ashley Davis with John Doyle from The Christmas Sessions (Daisy Rings Music)
Mummer's March/Masters in the Hall...by Maggie Sansone from Cold Frosty Morn at West River (Maggie's Music)

Excerpts and verses read by Fiona during a FESTIVE CELTIC CELEBRATION :

--from The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
Source: A Literary Christmas ~ An Anthology, The British Library, 2013

--from Celebration of Life
by Jean Ritchie
Geordie Music Publishing, 1971

--from Singing Family of the Cumberlands
by Jean Ritchie
University Press of Kentucky, 1955

--Amazing Peace ~ A Christmas Poem
by Maya Angelou
Random House, 2005

 
December 17, 2015

Program 1699: A Child’s Christmas (December 17, 2015) Week 51

Welsh singer-songwriter and broadcaster Cerys Matthews recorded “A Child’s Christmas” by Dylan Thomas to mark the poet’s centenary year in 2014.  Cerys tells host Fiona Ritchie all about the project, set to original music she created with Mason Neely, and transports us to Christmastime in Wales by narrating excerpts from this timeless holiday classic.

Deck the Halls...by Cerys Matthews from Baby It's Cold Outside (Rainbow City
Dust of Snow...by Matt and Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night (MattandShannonHeaton.com)
Patapan/O Come, O Come Emmanuel...by Mindy Gledhill from Winter Moon (Mindy Gledhill
Star in the East/Born in Bethny...by Al Petteway and Amy White from Winter Tidings (Maggie's Music)  
Children Go Where I Send Thee...by Joel Mabus from How Like The Holly (Fossil
Reels: Christmas Eve/Oiche Nollag/High Road to Linton...by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig (Musical Bridge
Gaudete...by Anuna from Omnis (Celtic Heartbeat)  
[ID Break] Past Three O' Clock...by Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh from Christmas Lights (Old Bridge)
Narration and music excerpts from:
Dylan Thomas ~ A Child's Christmas...by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely (CerysMatthews)

 
December 10, 2015

Program 1698: Midwinter Meditation (December 10, 2015) Week 50

Travel into the traditions of midwinter through the spellbinding music of the season.

Da Day Dawn…by Chris Stout from First o’ the Darkenin’ (Greentrax
Winter Solstice…by Atwater-Donnelly from When Winter Calls (Rabbit Island Music
The Time is Approaching…by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig ~ An Irish Christmas (Musical Bridge
Who Knows Where the Time Goes…by Maggie Reilly from Rowan (Red Berry Records
Through the Bitter Frost and Snow…by Susan McKeown and Lindsey Horner from A Winter’s Tale (Celtic Heartbeat)
Variations: Lo, How a Rose E’er Booming…by Turtle Island String Quartet from By the Fireside (Windham Hill)
The Coming of Winter…by Anúna and the Ulster Orchestra from Behind the Closed Eye (Danú)
[ID excerpt] Drive the Cold Winter Away…by Sue Richards from Merrily Greet the Time (Maggie’s Music
Haul Brothers, Haul!…by Coyote Run from Tend the Fire (Run Wild Records)
Garçon Á Marier/Orgies Nocturnes/Dans Fisel…by Touchstone from A Thistle & Shamrock Christmas Ceilidh   (Green Linnet
The Snows…by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and Triona Ní Dhomhnaill from Celtic Christmas III (Windham Hill)
The Slippery Slope/Wullie’s Wopper/Tam the Bam...by Pete Clark from Now & Then (Inver)
Winter Light...by Kenneth Steven from Sanctuary ~ Poems of Celtic Spirituality (Saint Andrew Press)
Return to the Stewartry/Slanttigart/Tame her When da Snaw Comes... by Catriona Macdonald from Bold (Peerie Angel Productions)
The Bitter Withy...by Kerfuffle from Lighten The Dark - A Midwinter Album (Kerfuffle)

 
December 03, 2015

Program 1697: Jazz (December 03, 2015) Week 49

Luka Bloom and Karan Casey are best known for traditional and contemporary folk song.  Hear them and others working with jazz artists to craft a different style of music.

Moondance...by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat...by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax
Fishes Will Fly...by Karan Casey from Two More Hours (Crow Valley
Little Impulse...by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face..by Luka Bloom from Head & Heart (Compass
Devil's Advocate..by Chris Stout from Chris Stout's Brazilian Theory - Live in Concert (Creative Scotland)
ID Excerpt: Lord Mayo...by Simon Mayor from The Art of Mandolin (Acoustics)  
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight...by The Two Sisters: Hilary James and Janet Giraudo from Songs & Chansons (Acoustics)  
Slippy...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
10,000 Miles...by June Tabor from Angel Tiger (Green Linnet
Cutting the Chord...by Savourna Stevenson from Cutting the Chord (Eclectic)  
All the Prayer...by Gerda Stevenson from Night Touches Day (Gean Records
Eilidh Shaw's Trip in Germany/The Balnain Reel...by Bachué from The Butterfly (Big Bash Records)

 
November 26, 2015

Program 1696: The Gathering (November 26, 2015) Week 48

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)

 
November 19, 2015

Program 1695: Hometown Song (November 19, 2015) Week 47

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...from 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 12, 2015

Program 1694: The Carrying Stream (November 12, 2015) Week 46  

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 Donnelly 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)
Morrison’s Jig…by Al Petteway and Amy White from Racing Hearts (Fairewood Studios)

 
November 05, 2015

Program 1693: Canada (November 05, 2015) Week 45

Travel through the Canadian Maritimes and out to the west to hear the vibrant traditions of authentic Celtic music from Canada.

The Maid Behind (McGlinchey’s) Bar/Frankie Gavin’s…by Tony McManus from Pourquoi Quebec? (Greentrax
My Ain Kind Dearie/Tommy’s Tarburas/Early Dawn/Stephanie Wills….by Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Crodh Air a’Bhruaich…by Mary Jane Lamond from Làn Dùil (Wicklow)
Matapat…by Bourque, Bernard & LePage from Matapat (Borealis)    
Superfly…by Beòlach from Beòlach (Beolach)  
The Mystic’s Dream…by Loreena McKennitt from Live in Paris and Toronto (Quinlan Road
ID Excerpt: La Turlutte a “Pit”…by Bourque, Bernard & Lepage from Matapat (Borealis)  
Welcome to the Trossachs…by Natalie MacMaster from Live (Greentrax)
Coyote Way….by Leahy from In All Things (Narada Media)
Bovaglie’s Plaid…by Beòlach from Beòlach (Beolach) 
It Ain’t Funny…by Pamela Morgan from On A Wing and a Prayer (Amber Music
Reel a Delphine/Par Derriere Chez Mon Pere…by Barachois from Encore (House Party Productions)   
If You Were Mine…by Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIssac from Seinn (Turtle Musik)

 
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