May 3, 2012

Program 1510:  Beltane Bash (May 03, 2012)  Week 18

The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivals and rituals. Beltane, one of four quarter-day festivals, is recreated today in the modern Scottish capital with festivities to re-establish Edinburgh residents' links with the natural year. Join in our celebration in a Beltane-themed hour of music.

Fire Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Roly Gentle/Hot Rivets/Tartar Frigate/Closed Face Kathryn Tickell from The Very Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park)
Huron 'Beltane' Fire Loreena McKennitt from Parallel Dreams (Quinlan Road
Tine Gheal/Bright Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn)  
An Hour in the Jim Malcolm from The First Cold Day (Beltane)   
Blackberry Festival Footrace/For Hanneke Cassel from For Reasons Unseen (Cassel Records)  
[ID Excerpt] Firedance/ Brendan Power from Plays the Music from Riverdance (Greentrax Lúnasa from Lúnasa (Compass)
We Build The Poozies from Raise Your Head (A Retrospective) (Compass)  
The Fire of the Richard Souther from Illumination. Hildegard von Bingen: the Fire of the Spirit (Sony)
Flowers of Spring/The Wily Old John Carty from Yeh, That's All It Is (Shanachie)    
Snowdrops/ Maddy Prior from Year (Park)  
A Rosebud By My Early The Birnam Quartet from The Music of Burns (Shoogle Bill Whelan from Riverdance (Celtic Heartbeat)