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May 1, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1614: Beltane (May 1, 2014)  Week 18

The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivities and rituals.  Marked at the beginning of May, Beltane is one of four quarter-day festivals.  Join in our celebration of the natural elements – Air, Earth, Water, and Fire – in a Beltane-themed hour of music.

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