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November 22, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1539: Family Gathering (November 22, 2012)   Week 47

A treasure trove of songs and tunes is the legacy some families share across the generations.  Join our gathering of singers and musicians who have grown up surrounded by their music of families.

The Swelkie/The Teran…by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley from Mither O' The Sea  (Greentrax)
The Busker on the Bridge…by Nightnoise from A Different Shore (Windham Hill)
Spanish Lady…by Maighread & Triona Ní Dhomhnaill from Between The Two Lights  (Idir an Dá Sholas) (Green Linnet)
The Butterfly…by The Bothy Band from After Hours (Green Linnet)
False Fly on the Road…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
Polkas…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
Coinnleach Glas an Fhómhair…by Manus Lunny from Tráthnóna Eile (Tuilleadh Eolais)
ID Excerpt: Lucky in Love…by Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)
Far Over the Forth…by Cilla Fisher from A Celebration of Scottish Music (Temple)
Mrs. Martha Knowles/The Pitnacree Ferryman…by Silly Wizard from Live Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Lindsay…by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
Will Ye Gang, Love…by The Black Family from The Black Family  (Dara)
In A Lifetime…by Clannad with Bono from Themes (Celtic Heartbeat)
The Sound of Sleat…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)
An Drochaid Chliutach…by Eilidh Shaw from Heepirumbo (Greentrax)

 
November 15, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1538: Viking Invasion (November 15, 2012)  Week 46

From time to time, a horde of silver jewelry, coins and ingots is unearthed somewhere in northern Scotland or eastern England, where Vikings once held sway.  What would these Norsemen raiders have made of our haul of Nordic music?

Björksbergpolskan…by Väsen from Live in Japan (NorthSide)
Ja Va Lidijgn Horra/The Ghost's Welcome/Brendan McGlinchey's…by Fromseier Rose  from Contradiction (Nunora)
Midsommarvisa/(Jag Vill Ha) Olas Nya Hus…by Swåp from du da (Northside)
Mäenpään Heikin Valssi… by Frigg from Oasis (Northside)   
Glass Polska…by Flook from Rubai (Flatfish
Eklundapolska Nr 3…by Aly Bain & the BT Scottish Ensemble from Follow the Moonstone (Whirlie
ID Excerpt: Calles Vals…by Väsen from Live in Japan (Northside
'01…by Serras from Second Hand (Gofolk)  
DrØmte Mig en DrØm I Nat…by Valravn from Folk & Roots 2006 - Music from Denmark   (Folkemusic)
Cape Clear/Castlekelly/Man Of Aran…by Moving Cloud from Cuckanandy (Gofolk)
Turning Tide…by Shoormal from Turning Tide (Greentrax)
Scandanonymous…by Chris Stout from First o' the Darkenin' (Greentrax)
Loki… by AnnbjØrg Lien from Aliens Alive (Northside)


 
November 08, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1537: Tales of the Riverbank (November 08, 2012)  Week 45

Rivers run through many of our well-loved and best-known landscapes.  Their quiet banks and neglected docksides are now often the focus of rural rediscovery urban regeneration.  Music, old and new, celebrates our rivers as sources of life and of timeless inspiration to song-makers.

I Am A River…by Luka Bloom from Tribe (Big Sky Records
Johnny Todd/Far From Home…by Ossian from The Best of Ossian (Iona)
Voyage for Ireland…by Pierre Bensusan from Nice Feeling (Zebra Acoustic)
Annan Waters…by Niamh Parsons from In My Prime (Green Linnet)
A Walk on the Shore…by Boys of the Lough from Lonesome Blues and Dancing Shoes (Lough Records)
Sweet Afton…by Tony Cuffe from The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 1 (Linn)
The Afton…by Eddi Reader from Peacetime (Compass)
[ID excerpt] River…by Enya from Watermark (Geffen)
Sweet Thames Flow Softly…by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)   
Crossing the Bridge…by Kim Robertson from Wood, Fire & Gold (Dargason)
Both Sides the Tweed…by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax
The Tail o' the Bank...by Battlefield Band from Celtic Hotel (Temple Records/Flying Fish)
Sitting in the Stern of a Boat...by Alasdair Fraser from Return to Kintail (Culburnie Records
Ship in Full Sail/The Bohola Jig/Irishman's Heart to the Ladies... by Bohola from Bohola (Shanachie)

 
November 01, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1536: Common Currency (November 01, 2012) Week 44

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)

 
October 25, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1535: Mythography (October 25, 2012)  Week 43

Ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration lead us, this week, on an exploration of myth, legend and mystery.

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 18, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1534: A Case For Guitar (October 18, 2012) Week 42

Virtuoso players in Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany are raising the bar for roots-inspired acoustic guitar music.

Inveran/The Devil's in the Kitchen/Locheil's Away to France…by Tony McManus from The Maker's Mark (Greentrax)
The Hungry Rock/The Sleuce Gate/Evening Comes Early…by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Blue Diamond Mines…by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Wild Goose Chase…by Arty McGlynn, Chris Newman, Nollaig Casey, Máire Ni Chathasaigh from Heartstring Sessions  (Old Bridge)
Jenny Picking Cockles/An Gabhrán/Jack Keane's Reel…by Patrick Street from Compendium (Green Linnet)
The Bleacher Lass o' Kelvinhaugh…by Rod Paterson from Up-To-Date (Greentrax)
The Girl That Broke My Heart/Mary McMahon…by Tony Cuffe from Sae Will We Yet (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] St. Christopher and the Magpie…by Brian McNeill from To Answer the Peacock (Greentrax)
Pretty Polly…by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music
Sprig of Thyme…by Sarah McQuaid from When Two Lovers Meet (Sarah McQuaid)    
Estampie…by John Renbourne from Traveller’s Prayer (Shanachie)
La Veillée du Voisin…by La Bouttine Souriante from J'ai Jamais Tant Ri  (OnQueueArtists)
Take Six…by Nicholas Quemener from Kedren (Gwerz)
Trois Matelots Du Port-de-Brest…by Arcady from After the Ball… (Shanachie)
Mrs. Jamieson's Favourite…by Ross Kennedy from Scottish Voice and Acoustic Guitar (Greentrax)

 
October 11, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1533: Northsound (October 11, 2012)  Week 41


Travel to northern places in Europe and North America to hear the sound of unspoiled landscapes and rocky shorelines bathed in northern light.

Wackidoo…by String Sisters from Live (Compass)
Lums O’ Lund…by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster)
Fareweel Tae Tarwathie…by Sinsheen from Lift (Sinsheen)
Riverside Aby…by Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila from May Monday (Northside
Ballinderry…by The Cottars from Made in Cape Breton ( Mira Music)
The Duke of Kent’s Lodge at Glentilt/Malts On The Optics/Farewell to Decorum…by Tracey Dares from The Cape Breton Connection (Lakewind)      
[ID excerpt] Kitchen Racket…by The Cottars from Made in Cape Breton (Mira Music)
The Quarff Lassies/Beth’s Tune/The 2nd of May/Bobby Crowe of Bulmullo/Da Sooth End…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Footstompin)
Gur Tu Mo Chruinneag Bhòidheach…by Anne Martin from Gaelic Song from the Isle of Skye (Whitewave Music)
Blue Hills of Antrim…by Rachel Hair from The Lucky Smile (March Hair Records)
Saviour of the World/Gabhaim Molta Bride…by String Sisters from Live (Compass)
Luseblus…by String Sisters from Live (Compass)
Grännens Favorit…by Väsen from Live at the Nordic Roots Festival (Northside)

 
October 04, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1532: Words, Verses, Music (October 04, 2012)   Week 40

Poetry tells the story this week, with songs and tunes inspired by poets’ lives and works.

The Loose Noose/Deacon Brodie…by Robin Laing from Walking in Time (Greentrax)
I Will Make You Brooches…by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song For Singing (Philo Rounder)
Shining Clear…by Battlefield Band from There's a Buzz (Temple)
From A Railway Carriage…by Bonnie Rideout from Gi'me Elbow Room (Maggie’s Music)
Shadow Dance…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
The Lotus Eaters…by Robin Laing from Ebb and Flow (Whistleberry Music)
Neverbird…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
Calypso's Island…by Robin Laing from Walking in Time (Greentrax)
ID excerpt: Night Ride Across the Caucasus..by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner
Tam o' Shanter (part 1)…by Jim Malcolm from Rohallion (Greentrax)
The Landing…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula
Tam o' Shanter (part 2)…by Jim Malcolm from Resonance (Beltane
Skellig…by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner Bros
Lullaby…by Loreena McKennitt from Elemental (Quinlan Road)
La Serenissima…by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner Bros)

 
September 27, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1531: New World Releases (September 27, 2012) Week 39

Hear tracks from the latest albums by North American artists who work to expand the reach of Celtic traditions.

Done Gone/Reel Beatrice...by Ian Walsh & Kevin Buckley from Keeping It Reel (buckleyandwalsh.com)
Mo Níon Ó...by Cathie Ryan from Through wind and Rain (Mo Leanbh Records)
Red Fox/Stony Point...by Timothy Cummings from The Piper in the Holler (birchenmusic.com)
A Stór, a Stór, a Ghrá...by Runa from Somewhere Along the Road (runamusic.com)
Fisherman's Wharf...by Stan Rogers from Fogarty's Cove (Borealis)
Keeping Up With Calum...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Trade Root Music)
Hoireann ó Rathill...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Trade Root Music)
[ID excerpt]  Amhrán na Leabhar...by Blayne Chastain from Fiddle & Flute (fiddleandflute.com)
The Drunken Piper...by Celtic Music Society from Live at 171 Cedar (celticmusicsociety.org)
Lonely Castle William Set...by The Willis Clan from Chapter One - Roots (thewillisclan.com)
Under a Breton Sky...by Aurora Celtic from Crows in the Kitchen (auroracelticmusic.com)
Le Coeur de Ma Mère/La Rêve D'Adrien...by Le Vent du Nord from Tromper Le Temps (Borealis)
Parallel Latitudes...by Cheyenne Brown from Parallel Latitudes (Bird Creek)
The Bonny Swans...by Loreena McKennitt from Troubadours on the Rhine (Quinlan Road)

 
September 20, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1530: More New Releases and Debuts (September 20, 2012)  Week 38

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from artists whose music has shaped the sound of The Thistle & Shamrock.

Big Archie...by Duncan Chisholm from Affric (Copperfish)

Air Tune...by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree (Music Network)
Lord Duneagle...by Nuala Kennedy from Noble Stranger (Compass)
Ridee...by Session A9 from Session A9 (RAJ REcords)
Temptation Hill...by Aoife MacLeod from Fonn Ratharsair (Brechin All Records)
Alasdair Oig 'ic 'ic Neacail...by Kathleeen MacInnes from Cille Bhrìde (Kathleen Macinnes)
Tommy Darkie's Welcome to Raasay...by MacKenzie, McVarish, Martin, O'Rua, Bremner from Fonn Ratharsair (Brechin All Records)
[ID Excerpt] Voodoo...by Nuala Kennedy from Noble Stranger (Compass)
Un-named Shetland Reel...by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (Etnisk Musikklubb)
The Olive Branch...by Maeve MacInnon from Once Upon An Olive Branch (Maeve Mackinnon)
Jig C/Aaron's Quay/Colonel Fraser's...by The Duplets from Leverage (Pond Chicken Music)
Down at the Willie Clancy Week...by Grace Kelly from Down at the Willie Clancy Week - CD single (Grace Kelly)
The Fiddle...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (Park)
Will Atkinson...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (Park)
Lusignac...by MacMaster/Hay from Hook (Macmaster/Hay)

 
September 13, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1529: Celtic Show Bands (September 13, 2012) Week 37 

Hear big-band style brass sections and other instrumental combinations as they create cutting edge grooves and a big bold acoustic sound.

Flora…by Blazin Fiddles from The Old Style (Blazin Fiddles)
The Sands O'The Shore…by Heather Heywood, Corrina Hewat, Chris Miles - Scots Women from Celtic Connections 2001 (Greentrax)
The Big Set…by The Unusual Suspects from Live in Scotland (Foot Stompin)
Ceann Subh Dílis…by Anúna from Behind the Closed Eye (Anuna)
Glentown…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
Never-Ending Road (Amhrán Duit) …by Loreena McKennitt from An Ancient Muse (Quinlan Road)
ID Excerpt: Waiting on the Federals…by Aly Bain from Transatlantic Sessions 2 Volume One (Iona)
Ar c'hwezh Nevez…by Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)
Theme for The Green Lands...by Dan Ar Braz from Theme for The Green Lands (Keltia Musique) 
O Castro da Moura…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA)
Bah Hamburg…by Junction Pool from Junction Pool (Junction Music
Salve…by Micheál Ó Súilleabháin from Becoming (Venture)

 
September 6, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1528: On the Road (September 6, 2012)  Week 36

Today's working musicians offer us contemporary verses of the travelling artists' lifestyles, continuing a long-established tradition of celebrating itinerant work ways in song.

Ride On…by Christy Moore from Ride On (Green Linnet)  
Never Tire of the Road…by Andy Irvine from Rude Awakening (Green Linnet)  
The Rain Journey North…by The Easy Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax)
Ramblin' Irishman…by Andy M. Stewart from Donegal Rain (Green Linnet)    
To Pad the Road wi' Me…by Ossian from Seal Song (Iona)  
The Beggar Man…by Malinky from Last Leaves (Greentrax)    
Bonny Glenshee… by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane)  
ID Excerpt: Waltzes: The Innocent Railway/Daphne's Trousers/A Bruxa…by The Easy  Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax)    
Seven Yellow Gypsies…by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh
The Shaskenn Reel…by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh)
The Rovin Ploughboy…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
Light on a Distant Shore: Arrival/New York Harbour/Art Work on the Land/In the New  World…by Ossian from Light on a Distant Shore (Iona)
Home…by Dougie MacLean from Inside the Thunder (Dunkeld)  
Rest and Be Thankful…by Battlefield Band from Out for the Night (Temple)
Ryan's Rambles…by Al Petteway from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)

 
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