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June 22, 2017

Program 1778: Dream Time (June 22, 2017) Week 25

Kick back with some soothing voices and free spirited instrumentals, featuring Dougie MacLean, Maire Brenan, Karen Matheson and Davy Spillane.

Ca Dé Sin Do’n Té Sin…by Clannad from Banba (RCA)  
Bonnie Jean…by Karen Matheson from Time to Fall (Vertical)   
Pamela Rose Grant/The Ewie Wi’ the Crooked Horn/The Scolding Wives of Abertarff…by Tony McManus/Alan Genty from Singing Sands (Greentrax)    
‘S fhada leam an Oidche Ghemhradih…by Dougie MacLean from Riof (Dunkeld
Teehan’s…by Michael McGoldrick from Fused (Compass)   
The Lowlands of Holland…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
ID Excerpt: Midnight Walker…by Davy Spillane from Pipedreams (Tara Music)  
Little Sadie …by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)  
An Honourable Peace/The Drip…by William Jackson from Duan Albanach (Mill)  
Bí Liom…by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca)  
What Makes You Dream…by Bohinta from Belladonna (Celtic Collections)
Swedish…by Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila from May Monday (Northside)    
Ubi Caritas…by Connie Dover from The Wishing Well (Taylor Park
Darklight…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

June 15, 2017

Program 1777: Archie Fisher (June 15, 2017) Week 24

We re-visit our rendezvous with the legendary Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and broadcaster, hearing music from across the decades of his remarkable career.

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)

June 08, 2017

Program 1776: New for Summer (June 08, 2017)  Week 23

Tune into the great new sounds, from both sides of the Atlantic, that artists and their record labels are launching for this year’s music festival season. Bellvue Rendezvous from While Rome Burns (Bellvue Rendezvous)
The Crow's Galen Fraser from Mischief Managed (Culburnie)
Cold Galen Fraser from from Mischief Managed (Culburnie)
Derrière Les Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas from Ports of Call (Culburnie)
Like a Beoga from Before We Change Our Mind (Beoga)
The Beoga from Before We Change Our Mind (Beoga)
[ID excerpt] The Boys of Frances Cunningham from Alcinoe (Tidy Cottage)
Katy Cruel...Dean Owens and Amy Geddes from Redwood Mountain (Dean Owens)
Door County #2/Davy Frances Cunningham from Alcinoe (Tidy Cottage)
Wave the Ocean/Red Prairie Frances Cunningham from Alcinoe (Tidy Cottage)
Nuair a Bhí Ó Moya Brennan from Canvas (BEO Records)
Banrí Moya Brennan from Canvas (BEO Records)
Where You Moya Brennan from Canvas (BEO Records)

June 01, 2017

Program 1775: The Songs of Robert Tannahill (June 01, 2017) Week 22

Explore songs of the 17th century “weaver poet” who wrote verses in the style of Burns. His work is still widely sung and has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “Waltzing Matilda”.

Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie? Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld)
The Braes o' The Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)
Farewell to Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld)
Thou Bonnie Wood o' Claire Hastings from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
Gloomy Winter's Noo Sedrenn from Sedrenn (Keltia Musique)
Prince Charlie's March/Joy Gae Wi' My Love/Ho Mo Chaileagan Jock Tamson's Bairns from May You Never Lack a Scone (Greentrax)
Braes o' Jock Tamson's Bairns from May You Never Lack a Scone (Greentrax
[ID excerpt] Mazurka Sedrenn from Sedrenn (Keltia Musique)
Och Hey! Johnnie Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol I (Brechin All Records)
Adieu! Ye Cheerful Native Brian Ó hEadhra from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol III (Brechin All Records)
Thou Cauld Gloomy Fiona Hunter from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol III (Brechin All Records)
Fly We To Some Desert Emily Smith The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol I (Brechin All Records)
Loudon's Bonnie Woods and Rod Paterson The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
Killoch Burn & Ye Dear Romantic Wendy Weatherby from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
O Laddie, Can Ye Lea Me & How Can Ye Gang Laddie? Fiona Hunter from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records) The Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)

May 25, 2017

Program 1774: New Writing (May 25, 2017) Week 21

From festival commissions for traditional instruments to new songs from emerging singer-songwriter talent, we enjoy the wealth of new writing that enriches the acoustic music scene.

Miss Norma McIntosh/Prestonfield Johnny…by Wendy Weatherby from A Breath on the Cold Glass  (Lochshore
Beinn A’ Maggie MacInnes from A Fàgail Mhiughalaigh (Marram)
Gaol A Chruidh Gràdh A Chruidh An Taigh 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 4/16 from  A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Duncan - Live concert 2007 (Greentrax)  

May 18, 2017

Program 1773: Season of Light (May 18, 2017) Week 20  

Marked in early May, Beltane is one of four quarter-day festivals in the old year. Join our celebration of the natural elements –Air, Earth, Water and Fire – in a Beltane-themed hour of music.

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

May 11, 2017

Program 1772: Celtic Piano (May 11, 2017) Week 19

In the right hands, the driving rhythms of fiddle music and the ornamentations of Celtic pipes and harp will all dance freely on piano keys. Join us for a trip to the heart of the Celtic piano music.

Jig in the Antoni O’Breskey from The Colours of Music (O’Music
Crest of the Wave: Barr nan Tonn/ The Little Tracey Dares and Paul MacNeill from (Castlebay Music)
What Am I Bid…by Bill Jones from Bits & Pieces (Compass
The Lowlands of Antoni O’Breskey from Irish Airs (Forest Hill Records
Liza’s Dream/The Westside Cherish the Ladies from Threads of Time (RCA
Brian Micheal O’Suilleabhain from Between Worlds (Virgin)
A Day Without Enya from A Day Without Rain (Warner) 
ID Excerpt: Masons Apron/My Love Is In Seamus Egan from When Juniper Sleeps (Shanachie)
At the Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
The Banks of Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill from Idir an Da Sholas: Between theTwo Lights (Green Linnet)  
Cuillin Nightnoise from At the End of the Evening (Windham Hill)
Reel: Graf Dennis Botzer from The House (Sodaspeak)  
The Birken Tree Bachue from A Certain Smile (Culburnie)  
Turas Go Tir Na nOg :Journey to the Land of Micheal O’Suilleahain from Templum (Virgin)
The Tipsy Sailor/The Future is Simon Thoumire & David Milligan from The Big Day In (Foot Stompin)

May 04, 2017

Program 1771: Bridges (May 04, 2017) Week 18

Music marks the landmarks that span our landscapes and is its own bridge across time and place. Cross all forms of bridges 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 (Katie Doherty)
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… by 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)

April 27, 2017

Program 1770: Singer Songwriters (April 27, 2017) Week 17

An abundance of songwriting talent on this week’s show takes us on a tour around the landscapes that inspire their music.

Vanity's Aine Furey from Celtic Woman 2 (Celtic Woman Records)
The Mermaid of Emily Smith from Too Long Away (Shoeshine Records)
Glint of Eddie and Luc from Tirade (EdLucCD) Bert Jansch from Jack Orion (Transatlantic Records)
As the Day Grows Longer Bert Jansch from Sketches (Temple)
The Fairy Ailie Robertson from Little Lights (Lorimer Records)
[ID excerpt] Ellen's Dreams Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
All the Fun of the Eamon Friel from Phone Tapping (Thran Records)
Gnossienne Tony McManus from Mysterious Boundaries (Greentrax)
King of Karine Polwart from Traces (Borealis) Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld)
The Japanese Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire from The Emigtrant's Song (Celtic Conspiracy)
Both Sides the Dick Gaughan from Favourite Scottish Songs (Greentrax)
Sporan Dhomhnaill/Mist on the Glen/Miss Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)

April 20, 2017

Program 1769: Spring Sounds (April 20, 2017) Week 16

The new spring shoots of music from Celtic roots are ready for broadcast! Eamon Friel from Takeaway (Thran Records)
The Abbey Lift from Molly's Revenge (Molri)
Aint No Runa from Current Affairs (Runa Music) Len Graham from Collected (
En Dro/Carpe Diem/ Daniel Paus from Siren Song (
Las Casas de Catherine John from ¡Fandango Bragh! (Catherine John)
[ID excerpt] Cairo Lift from Molly's Revenge (Molri)
Jig of the Blood Moon/Kylebrack The Fretless from Bird's Nest (The Fretless)
Fhir a Bhà Kristine Barrett from Ancestors (
La Galope Tout l' La Buche from Musique & Cuisine Québécoise (Disques Boghei)
Galway Shawl/Farewell to Ireland/Lady Birr/O'Donnell's Sligo New Road from Stone Walls & Street Lights (
The Hunter Runa from Current Affairs (Runa Music)


April 13, 2017

Program 1768: Common Currency (April 13, 2017) Week 15

Follow the instrumental links and song streams that connect musical traditions across miles and oceans.

Soldiers of Joy…by Joe Craven from Camptown (Blender Logic Arts)
Rain and Snow…by Pauline Scanlon from Hush (Compass)  
Considine’s Grove/Trip to Durrow/Martin Wynne’s/Bere Island…by Madden, Conway, McComiskey & Dolan from Pride of New York (Compass)   
Ireland’s Green Shore …by Tim O’Brien from The Crossing (Alula)     
The Kid on the Mountain…by Tim O’Brien from The Crossing (Alula)     
Gypsy Davy…by Julie Glaub from Blue Waltz (Julee Glaub)
[ID Excerpt] Irish Waltz…by Charlie McCoy from A Celtic Bridge (Vox Terrae
From Clare to Here…by Colcannon from Covering Our Tracks (Greentrax)
The Commonwealth Suite: Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud/Hoea Ra/Dawn of a New Age/Te Rua …by Rua from Homeland: The Rua Collection (Greentrax) 
The Maid Behind (McGlinchey’s) Bar/Frankie Gavin…by Tony McManus from Pourquoi Quebec? (Greentrax)
Red Mary…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Combolé…by Joe Craven from Camptown (Blender Logic Arts)

April 6, 2017

Program 1767: The Great Tapestry (April 06, 2017) Week 14

Follow the great musical migration from Scotland, through Ulster to Appalachia. Maggie MacInnes, Tim O’Brien, Cara Dillon, Jean Ritchie, Sheila Kay Adams and others share songs that tell the story of a remarkable musical Diaspora.

Benton’s Jig/Benton’s Dream… by Patrick Street from No. 2 Patrick Street (Green Linnet Records)
It Was a’ For Our Rightfu’ King…by Dougie MacLean from Craigie Dhu (Dunkeld Records)
The Crossing…by Tim O’Brien from The Crossing (Alula Records)   
The Rambling Irishman…by  Len Graham & Brian O’hAirt from In Two Minds (
The Winding River Roe …by  Cara Dillon from Sweet Liberty (Rough Trade Records)  
The Earl o’ Cassillis Lady (The Gypsie Laddies)….by Norman Kennedy from Live in Scotland (Living Tradition)
Gypsy Davy…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (Troubadour-ess Music)
Wayfaring Stranger/British Field March…by Timothy Cummings from The Piper in the Holler (Birchen Music
Young Hunting/Elzig’s Farewell….by Sheila Kay Adams from The Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records
Old George’s Square….by Jean Ritchie from None But One / High Hills and Mountains (Greenhays)
Shady Grove…by Doc Watson & David Holt from Legacy (High Windy Audio)
Rain and Snow…by Pauline Scanlon from Hush (Compass Records)   
A Mountaineer is Always Free…by Pierce Pettis from State of Grace (Compass Records
The Parting Glass…by Al Petteway & Amy White from High in the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)

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