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March 28, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1557: Spring Is In The Airs (March 28, 2013) Week 13

For Joe McKenna, Kim Robertson, Liz Carroll and Jacqui McShee, spring is certainly in the airs, and also the jigs, reels and songs. Join us for the first musical scent of the season.

Echo’s Calling...Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)
The March Air...by Nightnoise from Shadows of Time (Windham Hill)
Brighid’s Kiss...by La Lugh from Celtic Woman 2 (Lughnasa)
Morning Dew...by Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada)
Yellow on the Broom...by Sheena Wellington from Clearsong (Dunkeld)
Logan Water/Pennan Den...by Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax)
ID Excerpt: Piper’s Despair…by Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada Media)
May Morning Dew...by Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son Records
Til the Sun Comes Up...by Katie McMahon from After the Morning (Paradigm)
Even in the Rain...by Deaf Shepherd from Even in the Rain (Deaf Shepherd) 
The Crow in the Sun...by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)
The Nightingale...by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from At the Little Theatre (Park)
Inner Sound...by The Whistlebinkies from Inner Sound (Lochshore)

 
March 21, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1556: Canada (March 21, 2013) Week 12

Travel to Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and beyond to hear the authentic Celtic-rooted music of Canada with Leahy, Loreena McKennit, Mary Jane Lamond, Natalie MacMaster and more.

The Maid Behind (McGlinchey's) Bar/Frankie Gavin's…by Tony McManus from Pourquoi Quebec? (Greentrax
My Ain Kind Dearie/Tommy’s Tarburas/Early Dawn/Stephanie Wills….by Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Crodh Air a’Bhruaich…by Mary Jane Lamond from Làn Dùil (Wicklow
Matapat…by Bourque, Bernard & LePage from Matapat (Borealis)  
Superfly…by Beòlach from Beòlach (Beolach)  
The Mystic's Dream…by Loreena McKennitt from Live in Paris and Toronto (Quinlan Road
ID Excerpt: La Turlutte a “Pit”…by Bourque, Bernard & Lepage from Matapat (Borealis
Welcome to the Trossachs…by Natalie MacMaster from Live (Greentrax)
Coyote Way….by Leahy from In All Things (Narada Media)
Bovaglie's Plaid…by Beòlach from Beòlach (Beolach) 
It Ain’t Funny…by Pamela Morgan from On A Wing and a Prayer (Amber Music)
Reel a Delphine/Par Derriere Chez Mon Pere…by Barachois from Encore (House Party Productions)   
Adventure Sings/Louis Riel…by Scruj MacDuhk from The Road to Canso (Scruj Tunes)

 
March 14, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1555: Irish Pairs (March 14, 2013) Week 11

Few musical sounds make a more honest and direct statement than duos in the Irish tradition.  So we feature pairs this week: the fiddle of Martin Hayes in dialog with Dennis Cahill's guitar, the late Frankie Kennedy whose flute soars in partnership with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh's fiddle, and the intertwined voices of sisters Maighread and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill.

Dowd’s No. 9/Come West Along the Road...by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Live in Seattle (Green Linnet)
Through the Fields/The Man of the House/The Shores of Lough Reagh...by Cormac Breatnach & Martin Dunlea from Music for Whistle & Guitar (Dioscai Mandala
Donal Og...by Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill with Donal Lunny from Idir an Da Sholas - Between the Two Lights (Green Linnet
Breton Gavottes...by Kevin Burke & Micheal O Domhnaill from Flight of the Green Linnet (Green Linnet)
The Plains of Kildare...by Andy Irvine & Paul Brady from (Andy Irvine & Paul Brady)Legends of Ireland (Rhino Entertainment)  
Master Crowley’s/The Jug of Punch...by Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon from The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
The Two Conneeleys’...by Christy Moore & Micheal O’Suilleabhain from A River of Sound (Virgin)
ID Excerpt: The Real Blues Reel… by Brendan Power and Mick Kinsella from A River of Sound (Virgin)  
Amhran: Inion a Bhaoghailligh...by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh (Green Linnet
Meilti Cheann Dubhrann/Cloch na Ceithre Mhile...by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh (Green Linnet
Beir mo Dhuthracht...by Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Celtic Voices (Green Linnet)
Niamh’s Capers/The Flogging/The Reconciliation...by Gerry O’Connor, Daithi Sproule from Gaelic Roots (Kells Music)
The Green Laurels...by Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records
Ta mo Madra...by Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Meiteal (Kells Music) 
John Henry’s/The Commodore/Galway High Reel...by Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records)  

 
March 07, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1554: Mary Ann Kennedy (March 07, 2013) Week 10

A treasure trove of music is a legacy shared by some families across the generations. Broadcaster and musician Mary Ann Kennedy is from the Isle of Skye Gaelic music dynasty The Campbells, award-winning singers and pipers.  She joins Fiona to share her family story by describing their landmark project "Fonn" (pronounced Fown), a Gaelic word meaning both "land" and "melody," and reveals the essence of rural community life that is reflected in songs of work, worship, land, sea and love.

The DTs Set…  by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
The Para Handy Set… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)
Ceud Soraidh, Ceud Slainte… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Seat nan Nighean… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)  
Cha Tig Mor mo Bhean Dhachaigh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
ID Excerpt:Riona's Trip to Ulva… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
Excerpt: Dannsa Klondyker… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
Seat nan Gillean… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Seat Alasdair… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Fair a' Chinn Duibh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Cnoc nan Craobh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
The Nameless Clan… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)

 

 

 

 
February 21, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1552: Live and Kicking (February 21, 2013)  Week 8

Live performances electrify this hour of music with Donal Lunny, Jim Malcolm, Skolvan, and Capercaillie.

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)  



 
February 28, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1553: Wales (February 28, 2013)  Week 9

Explore the diverse indigenous musical traditions of Wales with 4 Yn Y Bar, Sian James, Carreg Lafar,  and the roving ambassador of Welsh music, harper Robin Huw Bowen.

Coleg y Brifysgol Abertawe/Y gwningen Gymreig...by O Gam I Gam from Ogam (Sain)
Migldi Magldi/Can Crwtyn Y Gwartheg/Calan Mai...by 4 Yn Y Bar from Stryd America  (Fflach)
Ei Di’r Deryn Du?...by Sian James from Pur (Sain)
Pwy fedar olchi...by Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion from Traditional Music from Wales (Fflach)
Llef Harlech/Aberdulais...by Carreg Lafar from Hyn (Sain)
Ffarwelfo I Langyfelach Ion...by Julie Murphy & Annie Ebrel from Traditional Music from Wales (Fflach)
Hen Aelwyd Llif Ystwyth...by Robin Huw Bowen from Hen Aelwyd (Old Hearth) (Sain)  
ID Excerpt: Calan...by Calan from Bling (Sain
Gower Reel/Wednesday Night/Mon...by Huw Roberts & Stephen Rees from Ffidil (Fflach)
Kalngk Dafydd Broffwyd...by Robert Evans from Ffidil (Fflach)
Ffidil Ffadl/Mogi Laddyr...by Huw Roberts & Stephen Rees from Ffidil (Fflach)
Erdiggan Y Pibydd Cogh/Tri a Chwech/Marwnad Yr Heliwr...by Robert Evans & Gareth Wheelan from Ffidil (Fflach)
Number Eight...by Calan from Bling (Sain)

 
February 14, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1551: A Different Kind of Love Song (February 14, 2013)

Move beyond the traditional notion of romantic love this week to hear of a love of landscape, of whisky, and of the natural world.  Listen for contributions from Shooglenifty, Maura O'Connell, Tony McManus, Danu, Lunasa, Ceolbeg and many more.

Venus in Tweeds...by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweeds (Greentrax)
The Gowden Locks of Anna…by MacAlias from Highwired (Greentrax)
Jim Batty's/The Bloom of Youth…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Vertical Records)
To The Homeland…by Maura O'Connell from Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill
I Love the Trees…by Nomos from Set You Free (Green Linnet)
Suite de Ridees…by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Voices of the Land…by Maire Brennan from Maire (Atlantic)
Gi'e Me Lass Wi' a Lump o’ Land…by Ian F. Benzie from I'se The B'y (Lochshore
ID Excerpt: Dans Fisel...by Tony McManus from Tony McManus (Greentrax)
A' The Airts…by Ceolbeg from Seeds to the Wind (Greentrax
Wild West Waltz…by Wendy Stewart from About Time (Greentrax)
The Beauty Spot/The Maid Behind the Barrel…by Danu from All Things Considered (Shanachie)
More Than Just a Dram…by Robin Laing from The Angel's Share (Greentrax)  
Aibreann - The Last Pint…by Lunasa from Lunasa (Compass)
Tail Toddle Finale…by Skyedance from Skyedance - Live in Spain (Culburnie)

 
February 07, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1550: Sheila Kay Adams (February 07, 2013) Week 6

For seven generations her family has passed down English, Scottish and Irish ballads that crossed the Atlantic with their ancestors in the 1700s.  Join Fiona and an intimate audience at the Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week to enjoy Appalachian ballads and stories of a unique singer, author, tradition bearer and cultural treasure: Sheila Kay Adams.

Young Hunting/Elzig's Farewell…by Sheila Kay Adams from All The Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
I'm Going Back to North Carolina…by Sheila Kay Adams performed live at Traditional Song Week 2009, Swannanoa Gathering, NC
Black is the Colour of My True Love's Hair… by Sheila Kay Adams performed live at Traditional Song Week 2009, Swannanoa Gathering, NC
There Was an Old Farmer Who Lived by the Sea… by Sheila Kay Adams performed live at Traditional Song Week 2009, Swannanoa Gathering, NC
Young Emily... by Sheila Kay Adams performed live at Traditional Song Week 2009, Swannanoa Gathering, NC
Pretty Saro…by Jim Taylor from All The Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
[ID Excerpt] George Booker…by Sheila Kay Adams and friends from All The Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
8th of January/Cumberland Gap… by Sheila Kay Adams, Bruce Green, Carl Jones from All The Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
Pretty Fair Miss… by Sheila Kay Adams performed live at Traditional Song Week 2009, Swannanoa Gathering, NC
Little Matty Groves (excerpt)… by Sheila Kay Adams performed live at Traditional Song Week 2009, Swannanoa Gathering, NC
Over Home...by Sheila Kay Adams Live at the International Storytelling Festival (Granny Dell Records)

 
January 24, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1548: New Sounds (January 24, 2013) Week 4

Join Fiona as she opens some of the recent musical deliveries to the Thistle mailboxes in the U.S. and Scotland.

Cumberland Gap...by Qristina & Quinn Bachand from Family (Q&Q Music)
Today...by Up in the Air from Moonshine (JYM)
Touch Not the Cat But a Glove/The Broad Reach/Salton de Meres/Scott Skinner's Compliments to Dr. Macdonald...by Up in the Air from Moonshine (JYM)
An T-each Odhar...by Alasdair MacIlleBhain from Las (Watercolour Music)
Tri Martolod...by Nolwenn from Nolwenn (Decca)
Micho's Mason's Apron/Jackson's/Cathair Rua...from Michelle Mulcahy from Suaimhneas (Clo Iar-Chonnacht)
The Month of January...by Mary Dillon from North (Back Lane)
[ID Excerpt] The Return to Camden Town...by Mick O'Grady, Jesse Smith, John blake from At My Grandmother's Knee and Other Such Joints (SOB)
Fragment of a Scottish Ballad...by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Last Band Standing (www.musicplockton.org)
The White Leaf/Larkin's Beehive...by Willie Kelly & Mike Rafferty from The New Broom (www.raffertymusic.com)
This is Your Year...by Nick Keir from The Edge of Night (www.nick-keir.com)
Over the Waves/Ceannabhàn Bána/Páidín Ó Rafairte...by Northern Lights from Dubh Agus Geal - Darkness and Lights (Foras na Gaeilge)
Nordlys...by Northern Lights from Dubh Agus Geal - Darkness and Lights (Foras na Gaeilge)
Suite Sud Armoricaine...by Nolwenn from Nolwenn (Decca)
No Jericho...by Susan McKeown from Belong (Hibernian Music)

 
January 31, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1549: Songs of Robert Burns (January 31, 2013) Week 5 

Hear various artists in the intoxicating embrace of the songs, timeless and thriving, of Scotland's National Bard.

The Lea Rig…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Now Westlin Winds…by Dick Gaughan from Gaughan Live! At the Trades Club (Greentrax)
Ae Fond Kiss…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin')
Braw Lads o' Gala Water…by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold (Wellfield)  
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane)  
Rigs o' Barley…by Emily Smith from A Day Like Today (Foot Stompin')
[ID excerpt] Brose and Butter…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin')
The Slave's Lament…by Feisty Besoms from Auld Flames (Feisty Besoms)
Parcel of Rogues in a Nation…by Rod Paterson from Songs from the Bottom Drawer (Greentrax)
Ye Jacobites…by Eddi Reader from Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass)
Aye Walkin' O…by Jock Tamson's Bairns from Rare (Greentrax)
O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose…by June Tabor from Rosa Mundi (Green Linnet)
Auld Lang Syne…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane)
Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonie Doon…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (www.ferintosh.com)

 
January 17, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1547: Celtic Piano (January 17, 2013) Week 3

Antoni O’Breskey and Micháel Ó Súilleabháin headline an hour of Celtic piano music.

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

 
January 10, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1546: Northern Highlights (January 10, 2013) Week 2

Music from Scandinavian artists this week and their soul mates in the most northerly reaches of the Celtic world.  Listen for Orkney sisters Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley, also Aly Bain and Ale Moller, Vartina, Vasen and the inspired pairing of English accordion player Karen Tweed with Finnish pianist Timo Alakotila.

Brae o' Scorne/J F Dickie...by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley from Mither o' the Sea   (Greentrax)  
Randas - Dawning...by Maria Kalaniemi & Sven Ahlback from Airbow (Northside)  
Suvetar, Goddess of Spring...by Gjallarhorn from Nordic Roots 3 (Northside)
Ahma...by Maria Kalaniemi & Aldargaz from Nordic Roots 3 (Northside)
The Full Rigged Ship/The New Rigged Ship...by Aly Bain & Ale Moller from Nordic Roots 3 (Northside)
Many are the Cries and Shrieks of Woe...by Jenny Wilhems from On the Shoulders of the Great Bear (Cloud Valley Music)  
Femspring...by Uhrbrand/Lydom/Cahill & Vinding/Rosendal from Music From Denmark 2001 (MXP)
ID excerpt: Kom til meg om kvallen…by Lirum Larum from Music From Denmark 2001 (MXP)
Linnunmieli...by Värttinä  from Ilmatar (Northside)  
Seeming Polska...by Garmarna from Garmarna (Northside)
High Mountains and Low Valleys...by Ranarim from Nordic Roots 3 (Northside)
Helen’s Jig...by Helen Davies from Music From Denmark 2001 (MXP)
Grannens Favorit - The Neighbor's Favorite...by Väsen from Live at the Nordic Roots Festival (Northside)  
Riverside Aby...by Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila from May Monday (Northside)
Malort...by Hoven Droven from Nordic Roots 3 (Northside)

 
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