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October 27, 2016 Print

Program 1744:  Myth and Legend (October 27, 2016) Week 43

Delve into myth, legend and mystery this week in ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration.

The Mystics’ Slipjigs…by Maire Breatnach from Angels Candles (Starc)  
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax)   
Branle…by Old Blind Dogs from The World’s Room (Compass)   
Lupadáin Lapadáin - The Tale of the Mermaid’s Daughter…by John Spillane and Louis de Paor from The Gaelic Hit Factory (EMI Ireland)   
The Sparkling Fairy/Taro’s Blue Eye…by Winifred Horan from Just One Wish (Shanachie)
A Bhean Úd Thíos…by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
The Fairy Reel/The Old Torn Petticoat/Our House At Home…by Danu from The Road Less Traveled  (Shanachie)   
Suantraí Sí…by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin from Suantraí, An Irish Lullaby (Shanachie)
ID Excerpt: Charmed…by Rachel Hair from Hubcaps & Potholes (March Hair Records)
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Aquaintance (Beltane)   
Molly Malone…by Sinéad O’Connor from Sean-Nós Nua (Hummingbird)      
The Devil…by Bodega from Bodega (Greentrax)
Sir Patrick Spens…by June Tabor from An Echo of Hooves (Topic)
Devil’s Advocate…by Chris Stout Quintet from Devil’s Advocate (Greentrax)

October 20, 2016 Print

Program 1743:  Sea Sound (October 20, 2016) Week 42

Images and moods of the sea emerge this week from traditional to new music, including the classical sounds of William Jackson’s work for fiddles, pipes, woodwind and strings: A Scottish Island.

Crossing the Sound…by William Jackson from A Scottish Island (Mill Records)
The Water is Wide…by Niamh Parsons from Blackbirds & Thrushes (Green Linnet)
The Sailor’s Farewell/The Cape Breton Fiddlers Welcome to Shetland/Sweeney’s Buttermilk…by Vinnie Kilduff from The Boys From the Blue Hill (Mulligan Music)
Dheanainn Sugradh Ris An Nigh’n Dubh…by Christine Primrose from Without Seeking, Without Asking  (Gun Sireadh, Gun Iarraidh  (Temple Records)
Crest of the Wave…by Tracey Dares & Paul MacNeil from CastlebayMusic.com  (Castlebaymusic.com)
Braw Sailin’ on the Sea…by Ossian from Dove Across the Water (Iona)
The Earl of Dalhousie’s Happy Return to Scotland…by Abby Newton from Crossing to Scotland (Culburnie)
[ID EXCERPT]  Sitting in the Stern of a Boat …by Alasdair Fraser from Return to Kintail (Culburnie)
Storm Warning…by John Whelan and Friends from Flirting with the Edge (Narada)
Ready for the Storm…by Kathy Mattea from Time Passes By (Polygram)
The Gale…by Shaun Davey with Liam O’Flynn from The Brendan Voyage (Tara)
Free and Easy…by Shaun Davey with Rita Connolly from Granuaile (Tara)
The Long Ships…by Enya from Watermark (Wea)
Sail On…by Dick Gaughan from Sail On (Greentrax)
Carraroe/Out On the Ocean…by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Live in Seattle (Green Linnet)

October 13, 2016 Print

Program 1742:  Fiddle Styles (October 13, 2016) Week 41

Sample a variety of fiddle flavors across this hour of tunes from the wide world of Celtic music.

Shetland Reels: Three Drunken Fiddlers/Muckla Skerry a’ Three/Robbie Tamson’s Smiddy…by Catriona Macdonald from Bold (Peerie Angel
The Strayaway Child …by Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Mulligan
The Sailor Boy…by Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Mulligan)  
The Battering Ram/The Kilfenora Jig…by Celtic Fiddle Festival from Rendezvous (Green Linnet)   
Jean Mauchline/Tune for Nuala…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson with Malcolm Stitt from Heat the Hoose 2 (Foot Stompin
Bonnie Border Lass…by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Greentrax)
My Love is in America…by Assembled Fiddlers from My Love is in America (Green Linnet)
[ID excerpt] Sillocks and Tatties…by Willie Hunter from Shetland Fiddle Music (Greentrax)   
Lament for Andrew & Danny…by Pete Clark from Now & Then (Inver)    
Fly We to Some Desert Isle…by Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill (Brechin All Records
Suite D’Airs de Loudeac…by Christian LeMaître from Ballade à l’hôtesse (Escalibur)
Stony Point…by Fiddlin’ Johnny from Aural History (Meyer)
I Must Away Love…by Halali from Halali (Footprint)
Arthur Muise/Little Judique/Mary Cotter/Father Hanley’s Jig…by Jerry Holland with Hilda Chiasson from Scottish Fiddle Rally Concert Highlights 1985-1995 (Greentrax
The Quarff Lassies/Beth’s Tune/The 2nd of May/Bobby Crowe of Balmullo/Da Sooth End…by Filska from Tracks North  (Shetland Arts Trust)

October 06, 2016 Print

Program 1741:  Gaelic Voices (October 06, 2016) Week 40

This week, explore the branches of contemporary song sprouting from the roots of some very old vocal traditions.

Hòrò hu-ò mo Nigh'n Donn…by Bodega from Bodega (Greentrax
Bha Mise Raoir air an Àirigh…by Kathleen MacInnes from Òg - Mhadainn Shamhraidh (Summer Dawn)  (Greentrax
Dhachaigh/Home…by Paul Mounsey (narrative from Mairead MacLennan) from Dhachaigh Home - the Murdo Macfarlane Songbook (An Lanntair)
Leag Iad Am Bom An Raoir…by Alyth McCormack with Lau from Dhachaigh Home - the Murdo Macfarlane Songbook (An Lanntair)  
An Dún Aengus…by MacDara from The Love Token (MacDara
Bata is Bóthar…by John Spillane & Louis de Paor from The Gaelic Hit Factory (EMI)
[ID Excerpt] Dolphin School...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
A Bhean Úd Thíos …by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
The New Shoes…by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
Ged is Grianacha Latha…by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Enjoy the Ride  (Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd)
Tha Na H-uaìn aìr an Tulaich…by Bodega from Under the Counter (Greentrax)
Hùg air a' Bhonaid Mhòir…by Julie Fowlis from Cuilidh (Shoeshine)
Elav the Terrible…by The Finlay MacDonald Band from ReEcho (Greentrax)

September 29, 2016 Print

Program 1740: More New Sounds (September 29, 2016) Week 39

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from the summer crop of new releases by rising and well-established artists.

Here We Go 1, 2, 3 ...by Heidi Talbot from Here We Go 1, 2, 3 (Navigator)
The River...by Hamish Napier from The River (Strathspey)
Usher's Well...by Barbara Dymock from Leaf an' Thorn (Liftfire Recordings)
Fate of the Kelts/Out to Sea...by Hamish Napier from The River (Strathspey)
Lovely Molly...by Gillian Frame from Pendulum (Cheery)
The Grinder/The Red Crow/The Sisters...by Gillian Frame from Pendulum (Cheery)
Fine Flooers...by Gillian Frame from Pendulum (Cheery)
[ID excerpt] Spey Cast (Part 2) - The Raft Race ...by Hamish Napier from The River (Strathspey)
When First I Came to Caledonia...by Socks in the Frying Pan from Without a Paddle (Michelle Roche Media Relations)
No Relation...by Socks in the Frying Pan from Without a Paddle (Michelle Roche Media Relations)
Dreva...by Kathy Stewart from Almost Home (Treehouse)
Looking Toward Vinegar Hill...by Jon Redmond from Box Sets (Jon Redmond)
Si Hwi Hwi...by 9Bach from Anian (Real World)
Wind Her Up...by Doolin' from Doolin' (Compass)

September 22, 2016 Print

Program 1739: New Sounds (September 22, 2016) Week 38

The flow of new music continues through the summer months.  Sample some recent releases from favorite artists and rising names.

Dans Fisel....by The Celtic Fiddle Festival from Storm in a Teapot (Loftus Music)
Moon River....by Siobhan Miller from Greentrax 30th Anniversary ~ The Special Projects (Greentrax)
Mando Coloured Glasses...by The Bills from Trail of Tales (Borealis Records)
When the Last Leaf Falls...by The Bills from Trail of Tales (Borealis Records)
Hesitation Blues...by The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters from Bogtrotter Blues (newballardsbranchbogtrotters)
Two Sisters...by We Banjo 3 from String Theory (WeBanjo3)
Good Time Old Time...by We Banjo 3 from String Theory (WeBanjo3)
[ID excerpt: Fisel on Guitar...by The Celtic Fiddle Festival from Storm in a Teapot (Loftus Music)
Lament for the Death of James Moray of Abercairney/Miss Marianne Oliphant/The Auld Reel/Maj. L. Stewart of the Island of Java Gow...by Ed and Neil Pearlman from American Scottish (edpearlman.net)
Y Gaseg Felen..by Allan Yn Y Fan from NEWiD (Steam Pie)
Dwr Glan/Russian Reel/Pibdddawns Y Mwnci...by Allan Yn Y Fan from NEWiD (Steam Pie)
Sally in the Garden...from by Joe Trudeau and Sharon Knowles from Highland Echoes (fynesound.com)
Sleepytoon...by Iona Fyfe Band from East (IonaFyfeBand)
Loch Leven Castle/Mary Macdonald's Reel/The Goat Island Ceilidh Band Reel/Mason's Apron....by The Celtic Fiddle Festival from Storm in a Teapot (Loftus Music)

September 15, 2016 Print

Program 1738: Made in America (September 15, 2016) Week 37

Travel from the 1920s with legendary fiddlers Michael Coleman and James Morrison, to the thriving 1970s session scene and hear the evolving sound of Irish traditional music embedded in the United States.

Paddy Fay’s / Tatter Jack Walsh/Hole In the Boat…by Laurence Nugent from The Windy Gap  (Shanachie)
Lord MacDonald/Ballinasloe Fair…by Michael Coleman from The Wheels of the World, Vol. 1 (Shanachie
The Night Pat Murphy Died…by The Flanagan Brothers from The Wheels of the World, Vol. 2 (Shanachie
The Tractor Driver/ A Tune For the Girls…by Liz Carroll from Lake Effect (Green Linnet) 
Barrel Rafferty’s Reel…by Mike Raggerty & Mick Moloney from Traditional Irish Music in America- The East Coast  (Rounder)
I’m Leaving Tipperary…by Pate White from The Wheels of the World, Vol. 1 (Shanachie)
Sailing Home…by Frank Quinn & Joe Maguire from The Wheels of the World, Vol.1 (Shanachie
My Irish Molly-o…by DeDanann from The Star Spangled Molly (Shanachie)
ID Excerpt: The Piper’s Despair/Julia Delaney’s…by Eileen Ivers from Dear Old Erin’s Isle (Nimbus)
Rakish Paddy/The Wheels of the Worlds…by James Morrison from The Wheels of the World, Vol.1 (Shanachie
Killarney…by Deirdre Connolly from A Song in Turn (Glentrague Records
Drowsy Maggie/Scotch Mary/Flogging Reel…by Patrick J. Touhey from The Wheels of the World, Vol. 2 (Shanachie
A Tribute to Ed Reavy…by The Green Fields of America from  Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
The Conspiracy/Nuala’s Bonnet/The Croton Dam/The Invasion…by Jerry O’Sullivan from The Invasion (Green Linnet)

September 08, 2016 Print

Program 1737: The Long View (September 08, 2016) Week 36

Fiona picks a few favorite extended arrangements of tunes including vintage 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


September 01, 2016 Print

Program 1736: Kickstarters (September 01, 2016) Week 35

In the 1970s a handful of globetrotting bands kicked off the international following for music from Celtic roots. Hear vintage sounds from some of the trailblazers including The Chieftains, Battlefield Band, Clannad, Boys of the Lough, Planxty, Silly Wizard, De Dannan, Ossian, Tannahill Weavers and hear how they all combined to feed a growing worldwide interest.

The Sunny Banks/The Rising Sun...by De Danann from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies (WunderTüte)
Mhaire Bruineall...by Clannad from Clannad in Concert (Shanachie)
Planxty Burke...by Clannad from Clannad in Concert (Shanachie)
The Flower of Magherally...by Boys of the Lough (featuring Cathal McConnell) from Live at Carnegie Hall (Sage Arts)
The Geese in the Bog/The Jig of Slurs...by the The Tannahill Weavers from Live & In Session (Compass)
Ready for the Storm...by Dougie MacLean from Live From the Ends of the Earth (Dunkeld)
Logan Water/Pennan Den...by Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] Edmonton Airbus...by Dougie MacLean from Craigie Dhu (Dunkeld)
The Longford Weaver...by Andy Irvine & Mick Hanly from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies (WunderTüte)
Master's Return/Kitty's Wedding...by Liam O'Flynn, Mick Hanly and Andy Irvine from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies (WunderTüte)
Fionnguala...by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
The Blackbird...by Silly Wizard from LIve Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Miss Shepherd/Sweeney's Buttermilk...by Silly Wizard from LIve Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Rantin' Rovin' Robin...by Battlefield Band from The Best of Battlefield Band (Temple)
March of the King of Laois...by The Chieftains from The Wide World Over ~ A 40 Year Celebration (RCA Victor)


August 25, 2016 Print

Program 1735: Music Migration (August 25, 2016) Week 34

Fiona Ritchie recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first traveled in the U.S. by exploring what ties her native landscape to the music of the Southern Appalachians.

Shady Grove...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music
The Cuckoo...by Jean Ritchie from Song Links (Fellside)
The Cuckoo...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music
The Cuckoo...by The Devil's Interval from Song Links (Fellside)
The Devil's Nine Questions...by Bruce Molsky from Song Links (Fellside)
Cape Fear...by Ian Hardie from Westringing (Ian Hardie)  
Wedding Dress...by T with the Maggies from T With the Maggies (Compass
[ID excerpt] Craggy Pinnacle...Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood
Barbrie Ellen...by Mary Humphries & Anahata from Song Links (Fellside)
Sligo Maid...by Kim Robertson from Shady Grove (Gourd)  
Barbara Allen...by Cassie Franklin with Southern Brew from Song Links (Fellside)
Draggle-tail Gypsies-O...by Benji Kirkpatrick from Song Links (Fellside)
Seven Yellow Gypsies...by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh
Clayton Boone...by Skip Gorman from Song Links (Fellside)
Red Haired Boy/Cold, Frosty Morn …by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood)

August 18, 2016 Print

Program 1734: Islanders (August 18, 2016) Week 33

It may have originated in sea swept island communities to the North, West and South of the Atlantic archipelago, but this week’s choice of music is far from insular.

Da White Wife…by Fiddler’s Bid from Naked & Bare (Greentrax
Ho Ro’s Toigh Leam Fhin Thu…by MacKenzie from The Hear and Now (MacMeanmna)
Hillswick/Party Scene…by Chris Stout from Tracks North (Shetland Arts Trust )
Haidh O…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram)
Calum Beag O Thir a Mhurain/The Twisted Bridge…by Maggie MacInnes from Spoirad Beatha (Marram)
Cailleach An Airgid/Rachainn AShuiridh’Air Oighrig…by Cliar from The Rough Guide to Scottish Music   (MacMeanmna)
Donal Agus Morag…by Altan from Harvest Storm (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: The Corn Holm…by Don Wessells from On Orkney (Harmonichro Records) 
The Hut on Staffin Island/Sandy MacLeod of Garafad/The Soft Horse Reel…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet) 
Fiolialgean …by Billy Ross from Shore Street  (Greentrax)
Shapinsay Polka/Jimmy o’ the Bu’s Polka/Scapa Flow…by Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley from Mither o’ the Sea  (Greentrax
Tha Mulaidh…by Alyth McCormack from An Iomall -The Edge (Vertical
Martyrdom…by Salm from Salm Vol.1 (Ridge Records)
Iona…by William Jackson from A Scottish Island (Mill Records)
The Goodnight Song…by Emma Christian from Celtic Voices-Women of Song (Narada Media)
The Patterned Carpet Set: Alisdair Fraser’s Compliments to Lorna Mitchell/Reel for Eilidh Shaw/Da Eye Wife…by Rock, Salt & Nails from Midnight Rain (Park Records)

August 11, 2016 Print

Program 1733: Brittany (August 11, 2016) Week 32

Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the airwaves, with classic Breton bands Kornog and Skolvan, vocalist Annie Ebrel, and the father of pan-Celtic music, Alan Stivell.

Suite de Ridees…by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax
Boules et Guirlandes…by Skolvan from Swing & Tears (Keltia Musique)  
Ar Galon Digorr…by Annie Ebrel, Gilles le Bigot, Davy Spillane from Voix Celtiques -Celtic Voices (Keltia Musiques)
Gavotten…by Celtic Fiddle Festival (featuring Christian LeMaitre) from Rendezvous (Green Linnet)
Er Pasker/Stella Splendens…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh)
Scotland the Brave…by Jamie McMenemy from Les Grands Airs Celtiques (Keltia Musique) 
Dans Plinn…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet
ID Excerpt: An Derez….by Jacques Pellen & Riccardo del Fra from Sorseez  (Gwerz)
Toutouig…by Morgan from Born of The Sea   (Telen)
Ne Bado Ket Atao…by Alan Stivell from International Tour (Dreyfus Records)
Toniou Bale Deus Kreiz Breizh…by Pennou Skoulm from Breton Ballroom (Diffusion Breizh)
Le Reve de Sam…by Bagad Bro Kemperle from Ar Gouriz Ruz (Coop Breizh)
Hanter-Dro…by Alain Pennec from Alcoves (Keltia Musique
La Langue de Chez Moi…by Sonerien Du from Au Coeur de la Musique Bretonne (Coop Breizh)
Breton Set…by Maggie Sansone from Dance Upon the Shore (Maggie’s Music)

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