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December 03, 2015

Program 1697: Jazz (December 03, 2015) Week 49

Luka Bloom and Karan Casey are best known for traditional and contemporary folk song.  Hear them and others working with jazz artists to craft a different style of music.

Moondance...by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat...by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax
Fishes Will Fly...by Karan Casey from Two More Hours (Crow Valley
Little Impulse...by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face..by Luka Bloom from Head & Heart (Compass
Devil's Advocate..by Chris Stout from Chris Stout's Brazilian Theory - Live in Concert (Creative Scotland)
ID Excerpt: Lord Mayo...by Simon Mayor from The Art of Mandolin (Acoustics)  
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight...by The Two Sisters: Hilary James and Janet Giraudo from Songs & Chansons (Acoustics)  
Slippy...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
10,000 Miles...by June Tabor from Angel Tiger (Green Linnet
Cutting the Chord...by Savourna Stevenson from Cutting the Chord (Eclectic)  
All the Prayer...by Gerda Stevenson from Night Touches Day (Gean Records
Eilidh Shaw's Trip in Germany/The Balnain Reel...by Bachué from The Butterfly (Big Bash Records)

November 26, 2015

Program 1696: The Gathering (November 26, 2015) Week 48

From cottage hearthsides in the pre-broadcasting age to the pubs and back porches of today’s session scene, enjoy music that celebrates the gathering of families and friends.

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
Dr. MacPhail's Reel...by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)

November 19, 2015

Program 1695: Hometown Song (November 19, 2015) Week 47

From Ewan MacColl’s “Dirty Old Town” to “Festival Lights” by the McCalmans, hear how artists from both sides of the Atlantic are inspired to commemorate their homes.

Dirty Old Town...by The Easy Club from Scottish, Rhythm & Swing (Green Linnet)
March Up Fifth...by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony)
Sweet Thames Flow Softly...by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)
Lost in the Loop...by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)
John Cunningham's Return to Edinburgh/Heather Bells/The Bell Reel/The Limerick lasses...by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
Festival Lights...by Nick Keir from Fishing Up the Moon (Nick Keir)
[ID excerpt] The Smoky Chimney...by Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae from The Smoky Chimney (Kells)
Dublin Diner...by Michelle Burke from Step Into My Parlour (Kilcronat)
The Glasgow Lasses/The Scottish Lovers...from Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
Piccadilly...by Rita Connolly from Valparaiso (Tara)
Farewell to Govan...by Liam O'Flynn from The Given Note (Tara)
To the Homeland...by Maura O'Connell from Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill)
A Glasgow Celebration...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona)

November 12, 2015

Program 1694: The Carrying Stream (November 12, 2015) Week 46  

It took centuries for a ballad like “Barbara Allen” to work its way through the British Isles and across the Atlantic. Now the music flows freely back and forth as musicians from both sides of the ocean explore and fuse flavors from Celtic, Appalachian and Old Time music. This week they include Dolly Parton, John Doyle, Jean Ritchie and Anaïs Mitchell.

Barbara Allen…  by Dolly Parton with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan from Heartsongs (Sony Entertainment)
Geordie...by Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer from Child Ballads (Wilderland Records)
Pretty Saro….by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie Entertainment)
The Farmer’s Cursed Wife…by Pete Seeger from American Favorite Ballads, Vol 2 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Sixteen Come Next Sunday…by Bothy Band from Old Hag You Have Killed Me (Green Linnet)
Where are You Going My Pretty Little Miss?...by Doc Watson & Jean Ritchie from Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Wayfaring Stranger/British Field March…by Timothy Cummings from The Piper in the Holler (Birchen Music)  
ID Excerpt Craggy Pinnacle...by Al Petteway from High on the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios
The Gypsy Laddie…. by Jack Beck from ~ private recording, courtesy of artist
Gypsy Davie…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (Troubadouress Music)
Indian Whoop…by Jame Bryan and Carl Jones from Two Pictures  (Martin Records)
Single Girl, Married Girl  …by Atwater Donnelly from The Blackest Crow (Rabbit Island Music
Young Hunting/Elzig’s Farewell….by Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
Black is the Color…by  Sara Grey with Kieran Means from Sandy Boys (Fellside Recordings)
Morrison’s Jig…by Al Petteway and Amy White from Racing Hearts (Fairewood Studios)

November 05, 2015

Program 1693: Canada (November 05, 2015) Week 45

Travel through the Canadian Maritimes and out to the west to hear the vibrant traditions of authentic Celtic music from Canada.

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)   
If You Were Mine…by Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIssac from Seinn (Turtle Musik)

October 29, 2015

Program 1692: Tales for All Hallow’s Eve (October 29, 2015)  Week 44

Hear supernatural tales in music from Celtic roots to mark the transition from old year to new in the ancient calendar.

Swelkie/The Teran…by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley from Mither o’ the Sea (Greentrax)
The Loch Ness Monster…by The Whistlebinkies from Albannach (Greentrax)
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax)
Les Elfes…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh)
The House Carpenter…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from  A Stroll Through the Park (Park)
King of the Fairies/The Blackbird…by Sarah McQuaid from When Two Lovers Meet (Sarah McQuaid)
[ID excerpt] A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream (Maggie’s Music)
Brownie of the Black Hags….by Fiona Ritchie- narration, Margaret Kennedy, Janis Nilsen- music (not available)
Tam O’Shanter…by Fiona Ritchie - narration, Rab Handleigh- music (not available)
A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream  (Maggie’s Music)

October 22, 2015

Program 1691: New Releases and Debuts (October 22, 2015)  Week 43

Host Fiona Ritchie handpicks new sounds of this summer, combining artist debuts with the latest from musicians whose music has helped shape the Celtic sound.

Punter's Graveyard...by Blackbeard's Tea Party from Reprobates (Blackbeard's Tea Party)
Lord of the May...by Archie Fisher from A Slient Song (Greentrax)
Fan mar a bhfuil tu a chladhaire/The House Keeper/Petticoat Loose...by The Casey Sisters from Sibling Revelry (Old Bridge Music)
Lamane for General Monroe...by The Casey Sisters from Sibling Revelry (Old Bridge Music)
All the Pretty LIttle Horses...by Sophia Magallanes from Old Clichés (Brechin All Records)
Leather Britches...by Charlie MacCoy from Celtic Dreams (charliemccoy.com)
V'la l'bon Vent...by Lizzy Hoyt from New Lady on the Prairie (Blue Crown Productions)
[ID Excerpt] Valse du Chef de Gare...by Dan Possumato from Mostly Melodeon (danpossumato.com)
Cannily, Cannily...by The Unthanks from The Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl (Compass)
The Young Birds...by Jack Steadman & Jamie MacColl (Bombay Bicycle Club) from The Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl (Compass)
Thirty-Foot Trailer...by Eliza Carthy from The Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl (Compass)
The Parting Glass...by Archie Fisher from A Slient Song (Greentrax)
Glory Bound...by The Mae Trio from September (www.themaerrio.com)
Step Dance Set...by Wendy MacIsaac from Off the Floor (wendymacisaac.com)
Phillip & Marina Anderson of Springlands/Lime Hill/McKinnon's Brook/Hamish the Carpenter...by Gordon Gunn from Wick to Wickham (Greentrax)

October 15, 2015

Program 1690: Len Graham (October 15, 2015)  Week 42

Fiona Ritchie meets the legendary singer and song collector from Northern Ireland to chat about the connections between Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia, with plenty of time for some songs from Len’s long career.

Green Grows the Laurel...by Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)
One Morning in May...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)  
The Braes of Balquidder..by Skylark from All of It (Green Linnet)
Seventeen Come Sunday...by Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)
Young Hunting/Elzig's Farewell...by Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell)
[ID Excerpt] The Frost is All Over...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)
Miss Johnston's/Man of Aran...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)
The Rambling Irishman...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)
The Royal Blackbird...by Cathal McConnell & Len Graham from For the Sake of Old Decency (Sage Arts)
Wagoner's Lad...by Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell)
Níl na Lá/The Wind that Shakes the Barley...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)

October 08, 2015

Program 1689: Bass Rock (October 08, 2015)  Week 41

Contributions by acoustic and electric bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.

Le Petit Encrier…by Tony McManus & Alain Genty from Singing Sands (Greentrax)  
Broom of Cowdenknowes…by Savourna Stevenson, June Tabor, Danny Thompson from Singing the Storm (Cooking Vinyl)  
The Ramnee Ceilidh/Release Da Hounds…by Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin’
Worcester City…by Eliza Carthy from Anglicana (Topic)
Trois Messagers…by Alain Genty from Une Petite Lanterne (Keltia Musique)
At Dawn of Day/Grey-haired Woman from Raasay…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)  
ID Excerpt: A Forest Plin…by Alain Genty from La Couleur du Milieu (Coop Breiz)
Dans Tro Lors…by Annie Ebrel & Riccardo Del Fra from Voulez Loar – Velluto di Luna (Gwerz)  
She’s in the Attic…by Shooglenifty from Radical Mestizo (Compass)
May Colvin…by Sìleas from Play on Light (Greentrax)
Smile/Mrs Elizabeth Thoumire…by Simon Thoumire Three from Waltzes for Playboys (Acoustic Radio)
That’s the Way It Is…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from Passe Avant (Park Records)
Peter Man...by The Kathryn Tickell Band from Air Dancing (Park)

October 01, 2015

Program 1688: Harlaw (October 01, 2015)  Week 40   

Music and song has carried the story of the Battle of Harlaw through six centuries.  Fiddler Bonnie Rideout led a gathering of musicians to record ancient music of the battle. Travel back in time with them and music historian John Purser who tells us of this legendary conflict in the age-old struggle between war and peace.

Rothiemurchus Rant...by Bonnie Rideout and Grant Herreid from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch
Battel Harloe...by Al Petteway from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
Black Donald's March to Harlaw...by Paula Glendinning and Bonnie Rideout from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
Harlaw Brosnachadh...by Allan MacDonald and Bonnie Rideout from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch
Cogadh no Sith - War or Peace...by Bonnie Rideout from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch
Battel Garlan...by Bonnie Rideout from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
Battel Harloe...by Ronn MacFarlane from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
ID excerpt: Battel Harloe …by William Jackson from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
The Battle of Harlaw, Ballad...by Andrew Hunter, William Taylor,  and Bonnie Rideout from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
Battel Garlan...by Bonnie Rideout from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch
Battel Harloe...by Chris Norman from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
The Battle of Harlaw, Ballad...by Elizabeth Stewart from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
The Battle of Harlaw Piobaireachd...by Bonnie Rideout from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)
Cath nan Eun - Battle of the Birds...by Barnaby Brown and Bonnie Rideout from Harlaw Scotland 1411 (Tulloch)

September 24, 2015

Program 1687: Brian McNeill at Swannanoa (September 24, 2015)  Week 39 

Join Fiona and the multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/singer Brian McNeill as they share conversation and music at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina Mountains.

St. Christopher And The Magpie...by Brian McNeill from To Answer the Peacock (Greentrax)   
The Steel Grey Skies/The Boy's Lament for his Dragon...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available. (The Boy's Lament for His Dragon can be found on Brian MacNeill's cd "The Road Never Questions", and also on "Live & Kicking" by Brian MacNeill & Iain MacKintosh)
The Lads o' the Fair...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering -  (The Lads o' the Fair can be found on Battlefield Band's cd "Live Celtic Folk Music")
The Baltic Tae Byzantium...by Brian McNeill from The Baltic Tae Byzantium (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] The Gilded Shadows...by Brian McNeill from The Busker and The Devil's Only Daughter (Temple)  
When the Laverock Sang in the Morning...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available. (The Laverock Sang can be found on Brian MacNeill's cd "Unstrung Hero")
Bring the Lassie Hame...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available.
(Bring the Lassie Hame can be found on Brian McNeil's cd "The Baltic Tae Byzantium")

September 17, 2015

Program 1686: The Long View (September 17, 2015)  Week 38

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)

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