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Thistlepod Presents: Frankie Gavin

 Frankie Gavin

Meet an Irish music legend. For over 30 years he's traveled the world with the Irish band De Dannan and been a driving force in their music. Join Fiona as Frankie takes a break from a quieter tour through the Scottish countryside to chat with her about his passion for flute and fiddle.

The Man of the House/The Providence Reel…by Frankie Gavin from Fierce Traditional (Tara)   
Sliabh Na mBan…by Frankie Gavin from Fierce Traditional (Tara)
Rambling Irishman…by De Danann from The Best of De Danann (Shanachie)  

 
Dance into 2010 with Thistlepod
Scots throughout the world dance their way into the New Year and ceilidhs keep them warm from Hogmanay through the frosty month of January. Connie Irvine teaches Scottish Country Dancing in the Borders of Scotland and calls a dance for us here. So take your partners please and step into the new decade on a sure footing!

Fiddle Burns: Duncan Gray/Whistle and I’ll Come Tae Ye, My Lad/My Love She’s But a Lassie Yet…by Filska from Shetland Dialect  (Veesik)
Sanderson Reel…by Jimmy Mitchell from private recording (not available)
The Ferry/The Cornerhouse/ Balcomie House/The Dandy Dancer… by Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band from The Dark  Island (Shelburn Associates)
A Final Blast …by The Occasionals from Live from The Music Hall Aberdeen (Greentrax)
 
Thistlepod Presents: The Midwinter Music
The Midwinter Music
Readings from "The Midwinter Music, A Scottish Anthology for the Festive Season," edited by Marjory Greig, assited by Marjorie Wilson (Scottish Cultural Press).
Narration: Fiona Ritchie.
Music: Margaret Kennedy (composer, publisher)
Music tracks:
Open the Door
Feast of Lights
Borealis
First Foot
Hogmanay
Open the Door

 
Thistlepod Presents: Antóni O'Breskey (Antonio Breschi)
The categories of New Age and World Music didn't exist when this innovative composer and piano viruoso began his trailblazing journey in the 1970s. Meet the man whose synthesis of flamenco, jazz and Irish trad offered key inspiration to 'Riverdance' and other cross-over music.

Punta Umbria...by Antóni O'Breskey from The Colours of Music (O'Music Records)
Kinvara...by Antonio Breschi from Orekan (Arklow)

http://www.ethnicpiano.com
 
Thistlepod Presents: Fraser Anderson

Now living in France and at work on his third album, hear an excerpt from the singer/songwriter's encounter with Fiona Ritchie and his intimate performance of two songs for NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock. This excerpt comes from the show that caused radio listeners to crash Fraser Anderson's website!

Happy People...by Fraser Anderson recorded exclusively for The Thistle & Shamrock
Clock Watchers...by Fraser Anderson recorded exclusively for The Thistle & Shamrock 

http://www.monochrome-records.co.uk/Thistlepod

 
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