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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 Planets....by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure Records)
The Sound of the Sun: The Three Sea Captains / The Sound of the Sun...by 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 Minor...by 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)...by Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar)
Dark Light…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

May 17, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1512:  Irish Classics (May 17, 2012)  Week 20  

Early Bothy Band, Kevin Burke, Paul Brady: it's all here in our nostalgic browse through Irish classics of the '70s and '80s. 

Jimmy Lyon's/The Teelin/The Red Crow/The Broken Bridge…by Altan from The Red Crow (Green Linnet
City of Chicago…by Christy Moore from Ride On (Green Linnet
The Parting of Friends…by Matt Molloy from Stony Steps (Green Linnet)
Maudabawn Chapel/The Wild Irishman/The Moher Reel…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
Amhrán Pheadar Breathnach by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill from No Dowry (Shanachie)
The Lakes of Pontchartrain…by Paul Brady from The Missing Liberty Tapes (Compass
ID Excerpt: Sligo Reel…by Flook from Flatfish (Flatfish Records)
The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Flower of the Flock/Famous Ballymote…by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
Song for Ireland…by Mary Black from The Collection (Telstar)
The Storm…by Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son)
On Horseback…by Eileen Ivers from Wild Blue (Green Linnet
Blackwater…by Altan from Blackwater (Virgin)
Lois Na Banríona by Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn from Causeway (Tara
Timedance ’92: The Ballymun Regatta…by Bill Whelan, Liam O’Flynn, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine from The Seville Suite (Tara)

May 10, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1511: Celtic Romance (May 10, 2012) Week 19

Lose yourself in the sound of soulful ballads and songs of loving, leaving, and loneliness in new and traditional Celtic music of the heart.

Silver Dagger…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
The Lea Rig…by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane)  
Wrong Foot Forward…by Flook from Haven (Flatfish Records
Maid in Fhomhair –One Morning in Autumn/Princess Royal…by Susan McKeown from Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs   (World Village)   
Julia's Waltz…by Natalie MacMaster from Yours Truly (Rounder
ID Excerpt: The House of Little Lights…by Flook from Haven (Flatfish Records)      
The False Lover Won Back…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
Gone to the Bower/Olaf Cowan’s Welcome to Wardieburn/The Road to Glountane…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
And I Love You So…by Pauline Scanlon from Red Colour Sun (Compass)
hFear a Bhata…by Mairi MacInnes from This Feeling Inside (Greentrax)
We'll Be Together Again…by Dougie MacLean from Who Am I (Dunkeld)
Timmy Clifford's/The Return Home/O'ot Be Est Da Vong/John Joe Casey's…by Solas from Reunion (Compass)

May 3, 2012

Program 1510:  Beltane Bash (May 03, 2012)  Week 18

The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivals and rituals. Beltane, one of four quarter-day festivals, is recreated today in the modern Scottish capital with festivities to re-establish Edinburgh residents' links with the natural year. Join in our celebration in a Beltane-themed hour of music.

Fire Dance...by Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Roly Gentle/Hot Rivets/Tartar Frigate/Closed Face Reel...by Kathryn Tickell from The Very Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park)
Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance...by Loreena McKennitt from Parallel Dreams (Quinlan Road
Tine Gheal/Bright Fire...by Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn)  
An Hour in the Gloaming...by Jim Malcolm from The First Cold Day (Beltane)   
Blackberry Festival Footrace/For Reals...by Hanneke Cassel from For Reasons Unseen (Cassel Records)  
[ID Excerpt] Firedance/Andalucia...by Brendan Power from Plays the Music from Riverdance (Greentrax
Beltaine...by Lúnasa from Lúnasa (Compass)
We Build Fires...by The Poozies from Raise Your Head (A Retrospective) (Compass)  
The Fire of the Spirit...by Richard Souther from Illumination. Hildegard von Bingen: the Fire of the Spirit (Sony)
Flowers of Spring/The Wily Old Man...by John Carty from Yeh, That's All It Is (Shanachie)    
Snowdrops/Birth...by Maddy Prior from Year (Park)  
A Rosebud By My Early Walk...by The Birnam Quartet from The Music of Burns (Shoogle
Firedance...by Bill Whelan from Riverdance (Celtic Heartbeat)


April 26, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1509: Mando Banjo Magic (April 26, 2012)  Week 17

Stringed instruments of all sorts help forge this music's identity.  This week we feature two that have become central to its sound with Seamus Egan, Jane Rothfield, and Gerry O'Connor.

Bag of Spuds/Copperplate Reel…by Gerry O’Connor from No Place Like Home (Myriad Media)
It's Still Raining/Carlisle Street Reels…by Solas from Another Day (Shanachie)
Merry Go Round…by Solas from For Love And Laughter (Compass
Frosty Morning/Santa Anna’s Retreat/Santa Anna's March…by Robin Bullock from The Enchanted Woods (Dancing Wolf Records
He's Gone Away…by Simon Mayor Quintet with Hilary James from Mondolinquents (Acoustics)
Loudeac Round Dances…by Jamie Laval & Ashley Broder from Zephyr in the Confetti Factory (Jamie Laval)
ID Excerpt: Brendan O'Regan's Reels…by Gerry O’Connor from No Place Like Home (Myriad Media)
Fade Away…by Harem Scarem from Storm in a Teacup (Vertical)
Carry Me Back…by Jane Rothfield from iFiddle theyBanjo (Jane Rothfield)
The Bonny Irish Boy… by The Green Fields of America from The Green Fields of America (Compass)
Fahey's #25/Molly on the Shore/Bonnie Anne…by The Green Fields of America from The Green Fields of America (Compass)
Bound…by Eliza Lynn from The Weary Wake Up (Eliza Lynn)
Early Mornin' Train…by Jack Evans from Once Upon a Time in the North (Greentrax)
McConnell's Rant…by Shooglenifty from Troots (Shoogle)

April 19, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1508:  Horizons (April 19, 2012) Week 16

Tune into sounds that have turned a new generation onto Celtic music including flute and whistle player Michael McGoldrick, singer Emily Smith, and piper Stuart Cassells who fronts the Red Hot Chilli Pipers

James Brown’s March/Noon Lassies…by Michael McGoldrick from Fused (Vertical)
Skidoo…by Mairead Nesbitt from Raining Up (Vertical)
Edward of Morton…by Emily Smith from A Different Life (White Fall)
Scottish Piano Fusion…by Sandy Meldrum from Scottish Piano Fusion (Greentrax)
Waltz Harry lane/The Steampacket/Crowley’s #2…by Cé from Between Words  (Ce)
The Flower of Magherally O…by Pauline Scanlon from Hush (Compass)
Two of a Kind…by Lunasa from Sé (Compass
ID Excerpt: Reeling Piano – Catharsis…by Sandy Meldrum from Scottish Piano Fusion (Greentrax)
Suite de Larides…by Fraser Fifield Trio from Slow Stream  (Tanar)
Rasio’r Goleuadau…by Gwilym Morus from Traffic (Rasal)
Karabach…by Martyn Bennett & Tommy Smith from Ceol Tacsi (Vertical)
Kaleidoscope…by Shona Mooney from Heartsease (Footstompin)
Never…by Harem Scarem from Let Them Eat Fishcake (Vertical)
November…by Sunhoney from November (Vertical)
The Rutting/Athol Cummers/The Prince of Wales/Bodhran Solo/Angus McGonnagle, The Gargling Gargoyle… by Stuart  Cassells from Blown Away (Footstompin)

April 12, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1507: Ferintosh (April 12, 2012) Week 15

We explore a distinctive blend of Celtic and Baroque music this week, largely sourced from 18th century collections of Scottish airs and dance tunes.  It comes to us from Ferintosh (cellist Abby Newton, harper Kim Robertson, fiddler David Greenberg) who join host Fiona Ritchie to chat about their musical inspirations and journeys.

Da Full Rigged Ship/Da New Rigged Ship…by Abby Newton from Crossing to Scotland (Culburnie)
Ferintosh/ Irvin Stiple/John Howat’s Reel…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
The Forest of Ga-ick/The Forest where the Deer Resort/ The Kilchattan Wedding…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Logan Water Song/The Blackbird/Lark in the Morning/Bog an Lochan/The Corbey and the Pyett/Green Grow the Rashes…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh  (Ferintosh)
ID Excerpt: Tullochgorum…by Ferintosh from  Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Tullochgorum…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Kinrara/Forneth House…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
A Mhairi Bhan Og/Rowing from Isla to Uist/A’Bhliadhna Gus an Aimfir Fo…by Abby Newton from Castles, Kirks and Caves (Redwing Music)
The Languor of Love…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Bernard’s Well/ Neil Roy…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)

April 5, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1506: Roots Run Deep (April 5, 2012)  Week 14

Musical Communities coast-to-coast in the U.S. and Canada show their roots with great traditional fiddling, expressive singing, and ear-catching blends of American and Celtic music.

Fremont Center/The Vornado/Minutemen…by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass Records
Thady Casey’s & The Reel of Rio…by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Blue Skies Above (EatsRecords
The Knight and the Shepherd’s Daughter…by Halali from Halali (Footprint Records
Conset Y Peipar Coch…by Steve Baughman & Robin Bullock from Celtic Guitar Summit (Solid Air Records)
Monymusk/Stormont Lads/Sally Garden/Colonel McBain/Culfadda Reel…by Natalie MacMaster from Yours Truly (Rounder Records)
I Will Set My Ship in Order…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (Julee Glaub)  
Hunt the Cat/The Hatter from Nenagh…by Colcannon from Trad. (Oxford Road Records)  
ID Excerpt: Skidoo...by Cluan from The High Road  (Cluan)
Green Grows the Laurel…by Cluan from The High Road (Cluan)
Callipygian/Hoban’s On 63rd/O’Keefe’s Mother’s…by Bohola from 4  (Shanachie Records)
Betsy Belle and Mary Gray…by Cherish the Ladies from Women of the House (Rounder Records)
Little Ditty…by Leahy from In All Things (Narada World)
High Places…by Leahy from In All Things (Narada World)
Foxhunter Waltz…by Tom Landa and The Paperboys from Postcards (Red House Records)
Smithereens/The Devil in the Kitchen/King George the IV/The King’s Reel/Gettin’ Reel/The High Road to Linton…by Jeremy Kittel from Roaming  (Jeremy Kittel)

March 29, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1505: New Releases (March 29, 2012) Week 13

Delve with host Fiona Ritchie into a batch of new releases from Celtic roots and beyond.

Bring It On...by Corran Raa from Corran Raa (corranraa.co.uk)
Missing You...by Shirley Grimes from The Long Road Home (Broken Arrow Records)
Slippery Slope...by Kevin Crawford from Carrying the Tune (BallyO Records)
Break It Up...by Rura from Break It Up (Greentrax)
The Lily of the West...by Altan from Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen   (Compass)
Hard Times Come Again No More...by The Chieftains with Paulo Nutini from Voice of Ages (Hear Music)
[ID Excerpt] The Dangerous Reel (the Galtee)...by Orla Harrington and Andrew MacNamara from Flagstone Memories (www.andrewmacnamara.com and www.orlaharrington.com)
Home Is Not What I've Left Behind...by Mairi Campbell from Mairi Campbell (www.mairicampbell.co.uk)
Old Bean Waltz/Hospital Wood/Auchope Cairn...by Ian Hardie from A Breath of Fresh Airs (Greentrax)
Mhorag's Na Horo Gheallaildh/Alasdair MacColla...by Moya Brennan from Heart Strings (Beo Records)
Sorry I'm Late...by Breabach from Bann (Breabach Records)
All the Way Home...by Cathy Jordan from All the Way Home (Blix Street)
Stumpie...by Natalie MacMaster from Cape Breton Girl (eOne Music)

March 22, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1504: Continental Celtic (March 22, 2012)  Week 12

Follow hypnotic dance rhythms to Brittany and Galicia, explore a panorama of songs in Breton, French and Spanish, and savor the essence of continental Celtic music.

Spike Island Lasses…Dan Ar Braz with Nollaig Casey from Made in Breizh (Tinder)
The Water is Wide…by Niamh Parsons from Blackbirds & Thrushes (Green Linnet)
The Cockerel in the Creel…by Capercaillie from Nadurra (Survival
Fest Stivell: Gwriziad Difennet/Gouel Hollvedel/Feunteun Zen…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet)
Suzy McGuire…by Alan Stivell from Again (Disques Dreyfus)
Caraena…by Bill Whelan from The Seville Suite (Tara)
ID excerpt: Scottish Suite…by Dan Ar Braz with Bagad Kemper  from Made in Breizh (Tinder)
Y Gwydd…by Ffynnon from Celtic Music from Wales (Green Linnet)
Blodau’r Flwyddyn…by Crasdant from Nos Sadwrn Bach (Sain
Evit Ar Bras…by Dan Ar Bras from Made in Breizh  (Tinder)
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy…by Carlos Nunez with Mike Scott and Paddy Keenan from Os Amores Libres (RCA)
Vals Breton/Muieira Picada…by Susana Seivane from Alma de Buxo (Green Linnet)
Farewell to Ireland/Foxhunter’s Reel…by Celtic Fiddle Festival from Encore (Green Linnet)

March 15, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1503: Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub (March 15, 2012) Week 11

Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub.  Each followed a separate path to Ireland to discover the roots of their musical passions.  Hear how American and Celtic traditions mingle in their work today with Brían’s band Bua and Julee’s duo Little Windows.

My Johnny Was a Shoemaker...by Julee Glaub from Fields Faraway (Julee Glaub)
Jig: Greenfields of America...by Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub live at  Swannanoa Gathering
I'll Fly Away/This Little Light of Mine...by Julee Glaub (joined by audience) live at  Swannanoa Gathering
Song: Am Buachaillin Muinte...by Brían Ó hAirt live at  Swannanoa Gathering
Cavan Girl...Julee Glaub live at  Swannanoa Gathering
Song: An Sagairtin...by Brían Ó hAirt live at  Swannanoa Gathering
[ID Excerpt] Red Rocking Chair...by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Dear Irish Boy...by  Julee Glaub live at Swannanoa Gathering
Baba 'Con Raoi/Bó na Leath-Adhaírce...by Bua with Brían Ó hAirt from Down the Green Fields (Bua Music)
Reel: Fair of Ballydareen...by Brían Ó hAirt live at  Swannanoa Gathering
Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains...by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
How Can I Keep From Singing?...by Julee Glaub (joined by audience) live at  Swannanoa Gathering
The Mason's Apron...by Bua from Down the Green Fields (Bua Music)

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