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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)

June 14, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1516:  Bass Rock (June 14, 2012)  Week  24

Contributions by acoustic and electric bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.

Le Petit Encrier…by Tony McManus & Alain Genty from Singing Sands (Greentrax)  
Broom of Cowdenknowes…by Savourna Stevenson, June Tabor, Danny Thompson from Singing the Storm (Cooking Vinyl)  
The Ramnee Ceilidh/Release Da Hounds…by Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin')
Worcester City…by Eliza Carthy from Anglicana (Topic
Trois Messagers…by Alain Genty from Une Petite Lanterne (Keltia Musique)
At Dawn of Day/Grey-haired Woman from Raasay…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)  
ID Excerpt: A Forest Plin…by Alain Genty from La Couleur du Milieu (Coop Breiz)
Dans Tro Lors…by Annie Ebrel & Riccardo Del Fra from Voulez Loar – Velluto di Luna (Gwerz)  
She’s in the Attic…by Shooglenifty from Radical Mestizo (Compass)
May Colvin…by Sìleas from Play on Light (Greentrax
Smile/Mrs Elizabeth Thoumire…by Simon Thoumire Three from Waltzes for Playboys (Acoustic Radio)   
That's the Way It Is…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from Passe Avant (Park Records)   
Peter The Kathryn Tickell Band from Air Dancing (Park)

June 7, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1515:  Archie Fisher (June 07, 2012)  Week 23

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the legendary Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and broadcaster.  Archie makes connections between Celtic and American song traditions and we hear music from across the decades of his remarkable career in the folk scene.

The Broom of the The Black Family from The Black Family (Dara)
The Shipyard Battlefield Band from Battlefield Band (Temple)
King Barbara Dickson from Words Unspoken (Greentrax)
Will Ye Gang, Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
River And The Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
[ID excerpt] Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
Bonnie Border Lass (guitar intro) Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
Silver Archie Fisher from Sunsets I've Galloped Into... (Greentrax)
Adam Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
Cuillins of Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House) Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)



May 31, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1514:  Classically Celtic (May 31, 2012)  Week 22

Hear music that draws upon traditional roots whilst oozing classical style, albeit with string sections sounding just a little more racy than usual!

Dr. Gilbert's… by Padraic O’Reilly from Highly Strung! (Rath)
Si Dolce è’l Tormento…by Tony McManus from The Maker’s Mark  (Greentrax)
The Lass o' Gowrie…by Jean Redpath from Will Ye No Come Back Again (Greentrax)
Baby Broon/Space to Breathe/Slowing down/Vanessa Edward’s Enviable Rhythm…by Patsy Reid from Bridging the Gap (Vertical
[ID excerpt] With a Love That’s True…by Padraic O’Reilly from Highly Strung! (Rath
Accokeek…by Al Petteway & Amy White from Acoustic Journey (Maggie's Music
Ceann Dubh Díilis…by Anúna and the Ulster Orchestra from Behind the Closed Eye (Greentrax
Water Music…by Pierre Bensusan from Musiques (Windham Hill)
Not From These Parts/Five is Better/At the Edge/Life is Good…by Patsy Reid from Bridging the Gap (Vertical
Fill To Me the Parting Glass…by Shaun Davey with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and soloists from May We Never Have to Say Goodbye (Tara)

May 24, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1513: Underneath the Stars (May 24, 2012)  Week 21 

As the days grow longer our music looks to the Northern and Western skies for inspiration this week and draws meaning, guidance and solace from the sun, moon and stars. 

The Moonlight Piper…by Carlos Núñez with The Chieftains from Brotherhood of Stars (RCA Victor)
The Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure Records)
The Sound of the Sun: The Three Sea Captains / The Sound of the Fred Morrison from The Sound of the Sun (Lochshore
Land of the Setting Sun…by Talitha Mackenzie from Indian Summer (Sonas)
Hunter's Moon/Getting There/The Morris Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass)
Such a Night of Stars… by Eamon Friel from Word of Spring (Thran)
ID excerpt: The Crow in the Sun… by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)
New Moon…by Ceilidh Minogue from Ceilidh Minogue (Greentrax)
Sun, Moon and Stars…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Foot Stompin'
Laughing With the Moon…by Hilary James & Simon Mayor from Laughing with the Moon (Acoustics Records
Moondance…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Lloer Dirion (Tender Moon) Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar)
Dark Light…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

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