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Jul-Sep 2010

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Program 1427: What in the World (September 30, 2010)  Week 39

Circumnavigate the world of Celtic music with Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion!

Trip to Devon/Mileva Ruchenitza…by Kasír from Reel Irish (GoFolk
Sweet Torment…Strung from Band of Gypsies (Slab Town
Ma Délire…by Ember from Full Circle (Ember
Window Seat… by Songs of Water from The Sea Has Spoken (Songs of Water)  
Footprints…by Bro Ar Men from Land of Stones (Bro Ar Men)    
Illa Dhuinn…by Baka Beyond from Baka Beyond the Forest (White Swan)  
ID Excerpt: Drowsy Maggie…by Kasír from Reel Irish (GoFolk)  
Blue Mottetto…by Maggie Sansone from Wind Drift (Maggie’s Music)    
Bridge of Sorrow…by Luka Bloom from Riverside (Reprise)  
Tamlin… by Mary Z. Cox & Yazid from Drumming on the Edge of Banjo (Mary Z. Cox)  
Tusitala, Teller of Tales…by Savourna Stevenson from Tusitala, Teller of Tales (Eclectic
Cold, Haily, Rainy Night…by Martin & Eliza Carthy, Chris Wood & more from The Imagined Village (Real World)  Five Mile Town…by Nuala Kennedy from Tune In (Compass)

Program 1426: Hands Across the Water (September 23, 2010)  Week 38

This week's music is all-American, revealing the quality and range of music from Celtic roots that thrives in communities across the United States.

North Sea Crossing…by Maggie Sansone from Wind Drift (Maggie’s Music)
The Chickens They Are Crowing…by Sarah McQuaid from I Won’t Go Home ‘Til Morning (Sarah Mcquaid)
Down From the Mountain…by Martin Gangl from Conjuring the Muse (Martin Gangl)
Lament for Tommy Makem/Within a Hen’s Kick/The Slippery Slope… by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from Double Play (Compass)
Blue Diamond Mines…by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Salamanca/The Golden Keyboard…by Ron Cody from The Talking Rake (Ron Cody)
ID Excerpt: Willie’s Old Trousers…by Maggie Sansone from Wind Drift (Maggie’s Music)
Panmure House/Timour the Tartar…by John Turner from Favourite Scotch Measures (Fiddletree)
Terra Nova/The Needfire…by Jim Fidler from Friendly Fire (Roots Cellar Productions)
Mountain Fields…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (Julee Glaub)
Snug in a Blanket/La Gigue à Médée/Tommy Peoples’…by Three Mile Stone from Irish Music from San Francisco (Three Mile Stone)
Winter’s Night…by Connie Dover with The Border of Heaven (Taylor Park)
Old Dirty Boat…by The Wilders from Someone’s Got To Pay (Free Dirt)
Mrs. Crawford/Willie Kennedy’s Strathspey/Homeward Bound…by Trì from  A-measg Chàírdean (Among Friends) (Trì)

Program 1425:  Pulse of the City (September 16, 2010) Week 37

Our music often evokes wild landscapes and open spaces but not this week.  Hear an hour of music from where most people live and work in our celebration of some well loved and well worn and cityscapes.

Life in the City/The March of the Workers…by William Jackson from the Wellpark Suite (Iona)
Lady Glasgow…..by by Brian McNeill  with Cilla Fisher from The Busker and the Devil’s Daughter (Temple)
The Golden Ox/ The Silver Waltz…by Brian McNeill from The Busker and the Devil’s Daughter (Temple)
The Bleacher Lassie o’ Kelvinhaugh… by Emily Smith from Too Long Away (Spit & Polish / Shoeshine Records)
March Up Fifth…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony)
An Irishman In Chinatown…by Luka Bloom from Riverside (Reprise)
Ballarat Jig…by Battlefield Band from Zama Zama (Temple)
ID Excerpt: The Tree…by William Jackson from St. Mungo ~ A Celtic Suite for Glasgow (Greentrax)
Festival Lights…by Nick Keir from Fishing Up the Moon (nick-keir.com)
Spanish Lady…by Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill with Dónal Lunny from Idir an Dá Sholas ~ Between the Two Lights (Green Linnet)
The Crown of London…by Kris Drever from Mark the Hard Earth (Navigator)
The Jute Mill Song… by Karan Casey from Distant Shore (Shanachie)
Factory Girl/Same Old Man…by Rita Connolly with The Voice Squad from Rita Connolly (Tara)
Lansdowne Blues…by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge (Tara)
A Glasgow Celebration…by William Jackson from the Wellpark Suite (Iona)

Program 1424:  What’s New? (September 9, 2010)  Week 36

Our Thistle mailbox is never empty.  Join Fiona as she opens some of the recent deliveries and plays them on the radio for the first time.

Portobello…by Old Blind Dogs from Wherever Yet May Be (Compass)
Where Are You?…by Old Blind Dogs from Wherever Yet May Be (Compass)
Dans Keff Avec… by Steve Baughman from Life in Prism (Celtic Guitar)
Lady Walpole’s Reel/The Mountain Ranger/Nancy King…by Lissa Schneckenburger from Dance (Footprint)
Dh’fhalbh Mo Nighean Chruinn Donn…by Maggie MacInnes & Colum Sands from The Seedboat (Spring)
Armorica/Laridé/Les Vieux Loudéacs…by Nicole Rabata from Armorica (BMI)
ID Excerpt: Psychopomps…by Old Blind Dogs from Wherever Yet May Be (Compass)
Bog an Lochain/The Margaree Reel/The Humours of Westport…by Altan from 25th Anniversary Celebration (Compass)
Dónal Agus Mórag…by Altan from 25th Anniversary Celebration (Compass)
Chilling on a Sunday…by Kasír from Chilling on a Sunday (GoFolk)
Charlie’s Landing… by Jean Redpath from The Battle Of Prestonpans 1745 - Music And Song Of The Campaign  (Greentrax)
Edges & High Water…by Catriona McKay & Chris Stout from White Nights (McKay Stout Music)
Desperate Fishwives…by Old Blind Dogs from Wherever Yet May Be (Compass)

Program 1423:  Dáithí Sproule (September 2, 2010) Week 35

“One of Irish music’s greatest guitar accompanists” - All Music Guide
Meet one of the gentle architects of today’s Irish music sound.  Join Fiona and the intimate audience gathered at the Swannanoa Gathering during its Traditional Song Week to enjoy musical insights, conversation and song with Dáithí Sproule, as he talks about working with Skara Brae, Liz Carroll Trian and Altan.

The Humours of Lauderdale/The Roseville…by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)
Bánchnoic Éireann Ó …by Skara Brae from Skara Brae (Gael LInn)
An Cailin Rua… by Skara Brae from Skara Brae (Gael LInn)
Fill, Fill, a Rúin…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
The Piney Boy…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
[ID Excerpt]: Tourish’s Wedding…by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)
The Little Man with the Brown Shoes/Ducks in a Row/The Butterfly Reel/Pauline Conneely’s…by Trian from Trian II (Green Linnet)
Verse of love poem/song in Irish… by Dáithí Sproule   live performance
Gabham Molta Bríde…by Dáithí Sproule from A Heart Made of Glass (Green Linnet)
My Dearest Dear… by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
Beidh Aonach Amárach…by Altan from Another Sky (Narada World)
The Crow in the Sun…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance

Program 1422:  …and Three (August 26, 2010) Week 34

In guitar, fiddle, accordion trios and other three-way instrumental combinations you can really hear the interplay between artists. This hour features classic and newly formed musical threesomes weaving their melodies and rhythms together in an intoxicating blend.

The Long (Long) Note…by Deiseal from The Long Long Note (Starc)
Boser Girls…by Chantan from Primary Colours (Culburnie
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba…by O’Connor, Hayden, O’Dowd from Crossroads (Mairtin O'Connor Band)
Seán Bán/Lexie McCasgill…by Cran from The Crooked Stair (CBM)
Finnish Schottisches 1 and 2/French Schottische…by Bellevue Rendezvous from Tangents (Bellevue Rendezvous)    
Drop of Blood…by Maddy Prior & The Girls from Bib & Tuck (Park)
Peace & Plenty…by Burning Bridget Cleary from Everything is Alright… (Burning Bridget Cleary)
[ID excerpt] Speed the Plough…by Molloy, Brady, Peoples from Molloy, Brady, Peoples (Mulligan)
Oganaich Mo Chridhe…by MacGregor, Brechin, Ó hEadhra from Sonas (Brechin All Records)
Bímis ag Ól/The Lark on the Strand…by MacDiarmada, Fitzgerald, Ó Ruanaigh from Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo & Harp (Cló Iar-Chonnachta)
Five O’Clock…by McCalmans from Live – Coming Home (Greentrax)
Ballyvourney/Race Classic…by Áthas from Áthas (Áthas Music)
Staimpí…by Cran from Black Black Black (Claddagh)
Ferintosh…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Ode to a Vending Machine…by Corbett, Chrisman, Tice from Corbett, Chrisman, Tice (Patuxent)

Program 1421:  One, Two… (August 19, 2010)  Week 33

Enjoy this hour dedicated to some of the great solo artists and duos whose craft is uncluttered, crystal clear acoustic music.

The Green Mandolin/Nordicana…by David Surette from The Green Mandolin (Madrina)
A Breath on the Cold Glass…by Wendy Weatherby from A Breath on the Cold Glass (Lochshore)
The Wagoner’s Lad…by Sarah McQuaid from I Won’t Go Home ‘til Morning (Sarah McQuaid)  
The Crooked Road to Dublin/The Crib of Perches…by Sarah Blair from Flower of the Red Mill (Newgrange)
Marie Hamilton…by Wendy Stewart & Gary West from Hinterland (Moulincairn)
The Surround/The Red Stockings…by Kevin Burke & Cal Scott from Across the Black River (Loftus Music)  
Little Margaret…by Laura Boosinger from Down the Road (Laura’s Label)
[ID excerpt] Hannah…by Sarah Bauhan from Lathrop’s Waltz (Whistler’s Music
Aoidh, Na Dèan Cadal Idir…by Julie Fowlis from Cuilidh (Shoeshine)
Muddy Water…by Heidi Talbot from Wells for Zöe (Compass)
Todlen Hame…by Sylvia Barnes from The Colour of Amber (Greentrax)
Tiree Love Song…by Ross Kennedy from Scottish Voice and Acoustic Guitar (Greentrax)
Doinna…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Compass)
The Blackest Crow…by Atwater Donnelly from The Blackest Crow (Rabbit Island Music)  
Cameron’s Caper…by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from In the Moment (Culburnie)

Program 1420:  New Waves (August 12, 2010) Week 32

Celtic music is constantly evolving and finding new pathways.  Join us for new music from the crest of the wave.

Ghost of Tom Joad…by Solas from The Turning Tide (Compass)
The Cock o’ Byam…by Saltfishforty from Netherbow (Saltfishforty)
Isflak… by Catriona McKay & Chris Stout from White Nights (Catriona McKay)
Fiollaigean… by Maeve Mackinnon from Celtic Woman 4 (Valley Entertainment)
Reynardine... by The Carolina Chocolate Drops from Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch)
An T-Oighr’Og…by Baka Beyond from Baka Beyond the Forest (White Swan)
[ID Excerpt]: A Riverboat’s Gone…by Strung from Band of Gypsies (Strung Canada)
A La Orilla de Un Palmar…by The Chieftains with Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt from San Patricio (Blackrock)
Sailing to Mexico… by The Chieftains with Carlos Nuñez from San Patricio (Blackrock)
Encore…by Salsa Celtica from En Vivo En El Norte (Discos Leon)
Raggle-taggle Lad… by Ashley Hutchings and Ken Nicol from Copper, Russet and Gold (Park)
Tolka Polka/Hanter An Dro/Welsh Fairy Dance/French Mediaeval Tune…by Bellevue Rendezvous from Tangents (Bellevue Rendezvous)
Caravanserai…by Loreena McKennitt from A Mediterranean Odyssey (Quinlan Road)

Program 1419:  Little Windows (August 5, 2010)  Week 31

Meet Julee Glaub and Mark Weems who mix Appalachian and Irish music and relish the beauty of two unaccompanied voices in close harmony. Hear them weave their timeless harmonies and talk about the power of communal song.

Little Windows…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Gypsy Davy…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (Julee Glaub)
Dear Irish Boy…by Julee Glaub *Live Studio Performance*
Foggy Dew…by Mark Weems from Short Time Here, Long Time Gone (Little Windows)
A Sailor Being Tired…by Mark Weems *Live Studio Performance*
Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
[ID excerpt] Brand New Start…by Mark Weems from Short Time Here, Long Time Gone (Little Windows)
The Three Labradors…by Mark Weems from Short Time Here, Long Time Gone  (Little Windows)
Red Rocking Chair…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Palms of Victory…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Bold Lieutenant/Soldier’s Joy/Ju-Ju’s Buck Dance…by Mark Weems *Live Studio Performance*
Fathers Now Our meeting is Over…by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (Little Windows)
Moody Nabors…by Mark Weems from Short Time Here, Long Time Gone (Little Windows)

Program 1418: Song of the Times (July 29, 2010) Week 30

An old ballad may offer a fascinating glimpse of the past but what do today's songwriters have to say about our contemporary concerns?  Find out this week.

When Will We All Be Free?…by Karan Casey from Chasing the Sun (Shanachie)
Ballad of Accounting…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Wild Goose Chase… by McGlynn, Newman, Casey, Ní Chathasaigh from Heartstring Sessions (Old Bridge)
Rivers Run… by Karine Polwart  from This Earthly Spell (Hegri Music)
A Happier Time... by Ember from Full Circle (Salt & Slate)
Bata is Bóthar…by John Spillane & Louis de Paor from The Gaelic Hit Factory (EMI)
[ID Excerpt]: Tripswitch…by John McSherry & Donal O'Connor from Tripswitch (Compass)
I Cried/Take Me to the Sea…by Battlefield Band from The Road of Tears (Temple)
Thousand Mile Blues… by Atwater.Donnelly from The Weaver’s Bonny (Rabbit Island Music)
Homeless…by Solas from The Hour Before Dawn (Shanachie)
Firethief/Behind Our Eyes… by Karine Polwart from This Earthly Spell (Hegri Music)
Different Drum…by Dick Gaughan from Lucky For Some (Greentrax)

Program 1417: Armorica (July 22, 2010)  Week 29

The peninsula that became Brittany was first named "Armorica" after the Roman conquest of ancient Gaul.  Migration from Britain created a distinct community in culture and language and this is reflected in the music and song of today's "Bretagne" or Brittany.  Join us to discover the intoxicating music of this coastal area.

Laridé/An Dro…by Kornog from Première (Green Linnet)
Lassie Wi’ the Yellow Coatie…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet)
Gwenojennoù ar Gavotten… by Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)
Over to Brittany… by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
Kig Ha Farz... by Dom Duff from Lagan (Dom Duff)
Ar Galon Digorr…by Annie Ebrel, Gilles Le Bigot, Davy Spillane from Celtic Voices (Green Linnet)
Breton Dances…by Danny Carnahan and friends from Celtic Voyage (Gourd)
[ID Excerpt]: Les Iris Blancs…by Alain Genty from Un Petite Lanterne (Keltia Musique)
Fest Noz...by Lúnasa from Redwood (Green Linnet)
Trois Matelots de Port de Brest… by Arcady from After the Ball (Shanachie)
Ridée…by Michael McGoldrick from Fused (Compass
Le Petit Encrier… by Tony McManus & Alain Genty from Shifting Sands (Greentrax)
Mélodie Gavotte/Ton A-Boz Gavotenn…by Karma from Nozata (Coop Breizh)
Trois Messagers…by Alain Genty from Un Petite Lanterne (Keltia Musique)

Program 1416: Soundtracks (July 15, 2010) Week 28

The Chieftains created an Oscar award-winning soundtrack to the 1975 movie Barry Lyndon.  In the decades since, the film industry has provided a platform for many commissions of new music drawn from Celtic roots and traditions.  We listen to some memorable contributions for the cinema and small screen.

Bridge Attack…by Bill Whelan and various artists from Some Mother’s Son -movie soundtrack (Celtic Heartbeat
Dancing at Lunasa…by Bill Whelan and various artists from Dancing at Lunasa -movie soundtrack (Sony Classical
She Moved Through the Fair…by Sinead O’Connor from Michael Collins -movie soundtrack (Warner) 
O’Sullivan’s March…by The Chieftains from Film Cuts (RCA
The Fairest of All Yarrow…by Kate Rusby and John McCusker from Heartlands (Pure) 
I Wonder What’s Keeping My True Love Tonight…by Kate Rusby and John McCusker from Heartlands (Pure) 
Round the Next Corner…by Kate Rusby and John McCusker from Heartlands (Pure) 
ID Excerpt:    Nearer My God to Thee  by Eileen Ivers from Back to Titanic (Sony)
The House in Rose Valley…by Phil Cunningham from Airs and Graces (Green Linnet)
Wafarin’ Stranger…by Maria McKee from Songcatcher (Vanguard)  
Main Title from Braveheart…by The Boston Pops Orchestra from The Celtic Album (RCA) 
Jack Dawson’s Luck…by Eileen Ivers, Eric Rigler, and various artists from Back to Titanic (Sony)
Ailein Duinn…by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival
The Gael…by Dougie MacLean from The Search (Dunkeld)

Program 1415: Summer Isles (July 8, 2010) Week 27

Na h-Eileanan Samhraidh, The Summer Isles, is an archipelago lying at the mouth of a loch in the Highlands of Scotland.  This is our notional departure point for a musical voyage through Hebrides in the light and warmth of the season.

Waves of Rush…by Tabache from Waves of Rush (Lochshore)
Bothan Àirigh am Bràigh Raithneach…by Julie Fowlis from Uam (Shoeshine)
Samhradh, Samhradh… by The Chieftains from The Chieftains Collection (Claddagh)
Moch di Luain… by Karen Matheson from Time to Fall (Vertical)
Summer’s Gone... by Heidi Talbot from Distant Future (Compass)
Miughalaigh…by Maggie MacInnes from A Fàgail Miughalaigh (Marram)
Corrievreckan…by Michael McGoldrick from Aurora (Vertical)
[ID Excerpt]  Skye Air...by Back of the Moon from Fortune's Road (Foot Stompin')
Gaeltacht… by Alan Stivell from Renaissance of the Celtic Harp (Rounder)
Gaeltacht (The Boys of Ballivanich)… by Eclipse First/Scotrail Valeof Atholl from Names and Places (Iona)

Program 1414:  Sheila Kay Adams (July 1, 2010)  Week 26

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 the intimate audience gathered at the Swannanoa Gathering during its Traditional Song Week to enjoy the Appalachian ballads and stories of the unique singer, author and tradition-bearer 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)