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January 19, 2017

Program 1756: New Year Sounds (January 19, 2017) Week 3

Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover artists whose careers are destined to gather momentum in the coming months.

Sporan Dhomhnaill/Mist on the Glen/Miss Monaghan...by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
The Tempest...by Kevin Burke and John Brennan from The Pound Ridge Sessions (Loftus Music)
Children Go...By Eileen Ivers and the Band - iTunes download  
Sunset Land...by John McSherry from...The Seven Suns (Compass Records)
Let No Man Steal Your Thyme...by Cassie & Maggie from The Willow Collection (cassieandmaggie.com)
Strip the Willow Set...by Cassie & Maggie from The Willow Collection (cassieandmaggie.com)
[ID excerpt] The Glasgow Lasses...by Battlefield Band from from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
Óró 'Sé do Bheatha 'Baile ...by Gailfean from Won't You Come Out Tonight (Gailfean.com)
Spike Shaped Glasses/Tom Moylan's/Donegal Traveller...by Gailfean from Won't You Come Out Tonight (Gailfean.com)
Black Is the Colour of my True Love's Hair...by Invisible Stars - Choral Works From Ireland & Scotland (Signum)
The Selkie...by Pippa Reid-Foster from Driftwood Harp (pippareidfoster.com)
Clean Pease Strae...by Sgoil Chiùil na Gaidhealtachd from The Right Path (Sgoil Chiùil na Gaidhealtachd)
The Atlantean...by John McSherry from The Seven Suns (Compass Records)
The Drunken Piper...by Battlefield Band from from Beg & Borrow (Temple)

 
January 12, 2017

Program 1755:  The Long View (January 12, 2017) Week 2

Fiona picks a few favorite extended arrangements of traditional tunes, including classic recordings from Kevin Burke and Alan Stivell.

Gavotte...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)  
Toss the Feathers/College Groves/Pinch of Snuff/The Earl'sChair/The Woman of the House/The Girl That Broke My Heart/The Drunken Tinker/Paddy Cronin's/McFadden's Handsome Daughter/The Hunter's Purse/Toss the Feathers...by Kevin Burke from If The Cap Fits (Mulligan
The Fabled Hare...by Maddy Prior from Year (Park)  
[ID Excerpt] Merrily Kissed the Quaker...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)  
Gaeltacht...by Alan Stivell from Renaissance of the Celtic Harp (Rounder)  
Magheracloone/Norland Wind...by Battlefield Band from Rain, Hail or Shine (Temple)  
Welsh Arrow Suite...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)

 
January 5, 2017

Program 1754: Underneath the Stars (January 05, 2017) Week 1

Drawing meaning, guidance and solace from the sun moon and stars, our music looks to the Northern and Western skies this week.

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)

 
December 29, 2016 Print

Program 1753:  New Year’s Resolution: Keep Music Live! (December 29, 2016)  Week 52

From the pubs and clubs of home to international festival stages, some great live performances electrify this hour of music as we turn the page on yet another music-filled year.

Glenlogie…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane
Katie Campbell’s Rambles/Streets of Forbes…by Niamh Parsons from Loosely Connected (Greentrax)
Man of Arran…by Niamh Parsons featuring the Loose Connections from Loosely Connected (Greentrax)
Canan Nan Gaidheal…by Scottish Women & Band from Scottish Women (Greentrax
Trip to Skye…by Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)  
Sir Patrick Spens…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane
ID Excerpt: Flowers of Edinburgh…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane
Bogey’s Bonnie Belle…by Christy Moore, Donal Lunny & Jimmy Faulkner from Live in Dublin (Tara Music
The Rocky Road to Dublin/Indian Ate the Woodchuck…by Mozaik from Live From the Powerhouse (Compass)
Breileach…by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)  
The Big Set…by The Unusual Suspects from Live in Scotland (Foot Stompin’)
The Kerry Dances…by Frankie Gavin and Stephane Grappelli from Frankie Gavin 2003-2004 Collection (Frankie Gavin)  

 
December 22, 2016 Print

Program 1752:  A Festive Celtic Celebration (December 22, 2016) Week 51

Join Fiona Ritchie and celebrate the season by unwrapping festive gifts of songs, dances and carols 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)

 
December 15, 2016 Print

Program 1751:  Midwinter Music (December 15, 2016) Week 50

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

Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow...by Cherish the Ladies from A Star in the East (Big Mammy)
Silent Night...by Phil Cunningham with Karen Matheson from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)
Chickadee's Christmas/365 Days till Christmas/A Tribute to Larry Reynolds...by Phil Cunningham and friends from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)
Lovely Molly Mae...by Phil Cunningham and friends from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The Reel Beatrice...by Phil Cunningham with Eddi Reader from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)  
Mainistir na Búille...by California Revels from Christmas in an Irish Castle (www.calrevels.org)
Bán-chnuic Éireann Óighe...by California Revels from Christmas in an Irish Castle (www.calrevels.org
Wexford Carol...by California Revels from Christmas in an Irish Castle (www.calrevels.org)
[ID excerpt] God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen...by Cherish the Ladies from A Star in the East (Big Mammy)
Aberystwyth/The Jolly Shepherds...by Bonnie Rideout and guests from A Scottish Christmas - The Celebration (Tulloch)
Auld Lang Syne...by Bonnie Rideout and guests from A Scottish Christmas - The Celebration (Tulloch)
A Dash for the Presents/Joy to the World/Parnell's March...by Cherish the Ladies from A Star in the East (Big Mammy)
Christ Child's Lullaby...by Cherish the Ladies from A Star in the East (Big Mammy)  
Tam the Gun/Wee Michael's March/Ack Stirling's March...by Phil Cunningham and friends from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)

 
December 08, 2016 Print

Program 1750:  Winter Gifts (December 08, 2016)  Week 49

Fiona has as sackful of new releases to share with you that may help you resolve your holiday shopping challenges!

Maire Mhor...by Na Mooneys from Na Mooneys (Na Mooneys)
Straths City...by Gillian Head from Spirit (gillian-head.com)
Silver Dagger...by The High Bar Gang from Someday the Heart Will Trouble the Mind (True North Records)
Hirta...arranged by James MacMillan from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
The Willow Tree...by Heidi Talbot from Here We Go 1,2,3 (Navigator)
Da Scallowa Lasses/Lorna's Reel...by Nordic Fiddler's Bloc from Deliverance (nordicfiddlersbloc.com)
Time to Rest...by Heidi Talbot from Here We Go 1,2,3 (Navigator)
[ID excerpt] Suffering Ducks ...by Na Mooneys from Na Mooneys (Na Mooneys)   
Remember Them With Gladness...by Freeland Barbour, Jane Gardner, Mairi Campbell, Alison Campbell from Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land ~ The Concert (Greentrax)
My Son John...by Martin Carthy from Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land ~ The Concert (Greentrax)
Lullaby for Mel/Chris Grace's Jig/Reel of Beer...by Ross Ainslie from Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land ~ The Concert (Greentrax)
Sarah's Reel/Sam's Reel...by the Occasionals & Guests from Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land ~ The Concert (Greentrax)
Mons Graupius...by William Jackson with the Scottish Festival Orchestra from Composition (Mill)
The Pure Land...by William Jackson with Mairi MacInnes from Composition (Mill)
Hanter Dro...by Matthew Olwell (with Shodekeh Talifero - human beatbox) from Cybertrad (cybertrad.com)

 
December 01, 2016 Print

Program 1749:  The Singing Kettle (December 01, 2016)  Week 48

As we enter the festive season, many parties, concerts and carol singing events are geared toward children for whom this time of year is especially magical. Fiona reaches back into the archives to remember her visit with children’s entertainers Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise. For many years the duo performed as “The Singing Kettle” and their shows often evoked the playful traditions of pantomime, so popular in the UK at this time of year.

Norland Wind…by Cilla Fisher from Scotland the Real (Smithsonian Folkways)     
Gura Mise Tha Fo È islean…by Maggie MacInnes from Spiorad Beatha (Marram)
Letter to Peter Pan…by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)  
Leis an Lurgainn…by Mairi MacInnes from Tickettyboo (Greentrax)     
The Song of the Seal…by Karan Casey & Friends from Seal Maiden - A Celtic Musical (Music for Little People)
The Youngest Daughter…by Kim Robertson from Searching for Lambs (Gourd Music
Generations of Change…by Fisher & Trezise from Cilla & Artie (Greentrax)
Train to Glasgow…by The Singing Kettle from Greatest Hits Vol 1 (Kettle Records)
Down on the Funny Farm…by The Singing Kettle from Singalong Songs from Scotland (Smithsonian Folkways)  
Aiken Drum…by The Singing Kettle from Singalong Songs from Scotland (Smithsonian Folkways)    
The Sodger Laddie…by Scots Women (featuring Cilla Fisher) from Live From Celtic Connections 2001(Greentrax)    
Tail Toddle…by Bonnie Rideout from Gi’me Elbow Room (Maggie’s Music)

 
November 24, 2016

Program 1748:  American Folklife Center at Forty – part 2 (November 24, 2016) Week 47

In 1976, the American Folklife Center was created at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Charged with preserving and presenting American folklife, its collections and events also embrace cultures from every corner of the globe. In our second program marking the AFC 40th anniversary, folklorists Nancy Groce and Steve Winick guide us through the lifework of some dedicated individuals who contributed their song collections to the Center’s extraordinary archives.

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 Jean Ritchie 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)

 
November 17, 2016 Print

Program 1747:  The American Folklife Center at Forty – part 1 (November 17, 2016) Week 46

In 1976, the American Folklife Center was created at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Charged with preserving and presenting American folklife, its collections and events also embrace cultures from every corner of the globe, and include about 6 million sound recordings. We join in with the AFC 40th anniversary celebrations as folklorists Nancy Groce and Steve Winick guide us through some of the Center’s remarkable recordings of iconic songs.

Gypsy Davy...by Woody Guthrie from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
As I Roved Out...by Seamus Ennis from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
My Son David...by Jeannie  Robertson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Highlander's Farewell to Sicily...by Hamish Henderson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
The Times They Are a-Changin'...by Bob Dylan from The Times They Are a-Changin' (Columbia)
[ID excerpt] The Homes of Donegal...by Paul Brady from The Best of Paul Brady (Compass)
Arthur McBride & The Sergeant...by Carrie Grover from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Arthur McBride...by Paul Brady from The Best of Paul Brady (Compass)
Selections from a recording made of Jean Ritchie and Norman Kennedy at the Newport Folk Festival, 1966:
Lay Ye Doon
Fair and Tender Ladies
Hop Up My Ladies
Mrs. McLeod's Reel
Natural Blues...by Moby from Play (V2.Mute.EMI)

 

 
November 10, 2016 Print

Program 1746:  Winter Heat (November 10, 2016)  Week 45

This week’s hot instrumentals and passionate vocals offer the perfect insulation against the winter chill.

Sult Theme…by Sult from Sult: Spirit of the Music (Hummingbird Records)
Tine Gheal…by Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn Records)    
Double Knuckle Shuffle…by Kila from Tog E Go Bog E (Green Linnet
Ain’t No Sunshine/The Flawless Juggler…by Sileas from Play On Light (Greentrax)   
The Lonesome Scenes of Winter…by Cara Dillon from Cara Dillon (Rough Trade
Melodie Gavotte/Ton A-Boz Gavotenn…by Karma from Nozata (Coop Breizh
Les Dolois…by Bleizi Ruz from Hent Sant Jakez (Shamrock)
ID Excerpt: Tango to Evora…by Loreena McKennitt from The Visit (Warner Bros
Salsa Celtica…by Salsa Celtica from Monstruos Y Demonios-Angels and Lovers (Eclectic
Isn’t It A Little Late…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion)
The Barachois…by Chris Armstrong from Quantum Leap (Lochshore)
Suite of Mountain Songs…by Asturiana Mining Company from Patrimoniu (Lochshore
England 2 Colombia O…by Kirsty MacColl from Tropical Brainstorm (Instinct)

 
November 03, 2016 Print

Program 1745:  New Fall Sounds (November 03, 2016) Week 44

Join Fiona as she uncovers the latest batch of releases, hearing what’s new from established artists and uncovering the emerging talent.

Hirta from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Soay...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Boreray...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Soay...(arr. Rebecca Dale) from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Danses Plinn...by Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings from The Wind Among the Reeds (www.wheezerandsqueezer.com)
Laride 6 Temps...by Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings from The Wind Among the Reeds (www.wheezerandsqueezer.com)
Stac Lee...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Levenish...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Stac Lee - Dusk (arr. Craig Armstrong)...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
[ID excerpt] Stac An Armin...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Stac Dona...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Stac Dona (arr. Christopher Duncan)...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Dùn (arr. Francis Macdonald, Vocals: Julie Fowlis)...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
The King of the Sea...by Barrule from Manannan's Cloak (Wardfell Records)
Fir-Hammag Yioogh...by Barrule from Manannan's Cloak (Wardfell Records)
Hirta (arr. James MacMillan)...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)

 
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