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April 18, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1560:  Hands On (April 18, 2013)   Week 16

Old songs provide a lens through which we can view lifestyles and work-ways, now passed into history, when manual labors filled the day.  Hear of horse-drawn ploughs, hand loom weavers, miners and the men who fished under sail with Davy Steele, Dick Gaughan, Christine Kydd and many more.

Dulaman ...by Altan from Island Angel (Green Linnet)
Heavy Horses...by Robin Laing from Gentle Giants (Greentrax
Mowing the Machair....by Fine Friday from Mowing the Machair (Foot Stompin')   
Gone Are the Strong Ones...by Christine Kydd from Gentle Giants (Greentrax
The Shoals of Herring/The Fish Gutters' Song...by Ewan MacColl from Folk on 2: Ewan MacColl (Cooking Vinyl)
The Two Conneeleys...by Christy Moore from A River of Sound (Virgin)
ID Excerpt: The Real Blues Reel…by Brendan Powers & Mick Kinsella from A River of Sound (Hummingbird Productions)
John Barleycorn...by Maddie Prior from Lionhearts (Park)
Speed the Plough/The Abbey Reel/The Primrose Lass...by Paul McGrattan from Claddagh's Choice (Claddagh)
Bringing in the Sheaves...by Jim Boyes from All Through the Year (Green Linnet)
The Pound a Week Rise....by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax
Molly Mallone...by Bohinta from The Great Celtic Airs (Keltia Musique)
The Last Trip Home...by Battlefield Band from Leaving Friday Harbour (Temple)
The Log Splitter Set...by Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)