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Apr-Jun 2008

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Program 1309: Alison Brown and Garry West (June 26, 2008) Week 26

Get the insider’s perspective on the music business from the co-founders of an independent record label and hear how banjo player Alison Brown has pushed her instrument into new musical territory to secure an international following from fans of jazz, bluegrass, and new acoustic music.

Crazy Ivan…by Alison Brown from The Company You Keep (Compass)
excerpt: The Wonderful Sea Voyage (of Holy St. Brendan)…by Alison Brown Quartet from Replay (Compass)
(I'm Naked and I'm) Going to Glasgow…by Alison Brown from Stolen Moments (Compass)
One Morning in May…by Alison Brown from Stolen Moments (Compass)
Over Nine Waves…by Alison Brown from The Company You Keep (Compass)
ID excerpt: Sweet Thing…from Fair Weather by Alison Brown from Fair Weather (Compass)
excerpt: Hummingbird…by Alison Brown from Fair Weather (Compass)
The Magnificent Seven…by Alison Brown from Stolen Moments (Compass)
Carrowkeel…by Alison Brown from Stolen Moments (Compass)
Musette for a Palindrome…by Alison Brown from Stolen Moments (Compass)
Trip to Ireland/Jutland…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Compass)
Deep North…by Alison Brown from Look Left (Vanguard)

Program 1308: Celtic Roots From Down Under (June 19, 2008) Week 25

Australia and New Zealand have thriving musical communities with Celtic roots led by bands Colcannon and Rua, and instrumentalists including Peter Neumegan, Mark Sanders, Dougal Adams and Ormonde Waters. Aussies Luke Plumb and Steve Cooney have reverse-migrated to the northern hemisphere to settle in Scotland and Ireland and make fine music there.

Music From the Jungles of Caledonia...by Rua from Ao-Tea-Rua (Greentrax)
Freedom Calling...by Colcannon from Covering Our Tracks (Greentrax)
John Brosnan's...by Begley & Cooney from Meiteal (Kells)
Poor Man's Labour...by Jacky Tar from Defenestration (Global Routes)
Bring It Down...by Live Bait from Gone By Lunchtime (Live Bait)
Dusty Window Ledge/Bonnie's Blue Brozzie...by Crannog from Let's Not and Say We Did (Crannog)
Lament II...by Banshee Reel from An Orchestrated Litany of Lies (Loaded Records)
ID Excerpt: Star of the County Down...by Banshee Reel from Culture Vulture (Loaded Records)
Cailleach An Airgead/Whelan's Frolics/Pay the Reckoning...by Dougal Adams & Ormonde Waters from The Good Ear (Adams Waters)
Leaving Nancy...by Eric Bogle from At This Stage (Greentrax)
Pokarekare ana...by Billy Connolly from Musical Tour of New Zealand (Pure)
Lakota Lament...by Neumegen & Sanders from The Journey Begins (KEA Music LTD)
Mice...by Jacky Tar from Defenestrating (Global Routes)
Carboni's Farewell...by Shooglenifty from Radical Mestizo (Compass)
Waves of Rush...by Jacky Tar from Defenestrating (Global Routes)

Program 1307: Together We Sing (June 12, 2008) Week 24

In difficult times, music has a special role to play, whether as a fundraising tool for local and international relief or in bringing people together to soothe wounded souls and ease broken hearts. Featuring “Hands Across the Water – A Benefit for the Children of the Tsunami,” and other caring collections, we come together in music of hope and healing.

The Music of Healing…by Tommy Sands from The Heart’s A Wonder (Green Linnet)
The Rocky Shore…Kimberley Fraser & Friends from Celtic & Traditional Lullabies From Our Cape Breton http://www.capebretonlullabies.com )
Hush, Hush…by Rita Rankin from Celtic & Traditional Lullabies From Our Cape Breton (http://www.capebretonlullabies.com )
Storming the Ceilidh…by Blair Douglas from Angels From The Ashes (Ridge)
The Healing Game…by Van Morrison from Across The Bridge of Hope (White Records) - in aid of the Omagh Fund
Conway’s Farewell/Andy Renwick’s Ferret/Shortcoated Mary…by Battlefield Band from Heart of the Lion (Iona)- in support of the Highland Hospice
Let’s Heal…by Altan with Vince Gill from Hands Across the Water (Compass) - a benefit for the children of the tsunami.
An Occasional Song…by Cerys Matthews from Hands Across the Water (Compass) - a benefit for the children of the tsunami.
Turn, Turn, Turn…by Dick Gaughan from Redwood Cathedral (Greentrax)
Be Still My Soul…by Beth Nielsen Chapman from Hands Across the Water (Compass) - a benefit for the children of the tsunami.
Peacemaker…by Mire Brennan from Whisper to the Wild Water (Word)
The Rights of Man…by Eileen Ivers from Wild Blue (Green Linnet)

Program 1306: Berry Pickers, Song Makers (June 5, 2008) Week 23

They camped across the land performing seasonal farm labor and repair work for the settled community.  Along the way they picked up songs and stories and became a great source of traditional balladry and storytelling.  We hear the music of the Travelling Folk of Scotland and Ireland this week.

Go Move Shift…by Christy Moore from The Time Has Come (Green Linnet) 
Strathmartine Mains (Love and Freedom)…by Malinky from Last Leaves (Greentrax
The Tinkler's Weddin…by Jim Reid from Yont the Tay (Greentrax)  
Tribute to Johnny Doran…by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge (Tara
All Our Trades Are Gone…by June Tabor from Angel Tiger (Green Linnet)
The Blackbird…by Syke Ward from Irish Travellers
The Beggarman…by Lizzie Higgins from The Blair Tapes (Ericht Trust
Sliabh Na mBan…by Mick Moriarty from Irish Travellers
The Berryfields of Blair…by Belle Stewart from Queen Among the Heather (Greentrax
Sligo Maid/Down the Broom…by The Furey Family from Irish Travellers
[ID break excerpt] Eimhin's…by Paddy Keenan and Tommy O'Sullivan from The Long Grazing Acre (Compass
Brother John/The Pavee Jig… by Paddy Keenan and Tommy O'Sullivan from The Long Grazing Acre (Compass)  Stranger to Himself … by Paddy Keenan and Tommy O'Sullivan from The Long Grazing Acre (Compass) 
Antara/The Twirly Haired Girl/The Mountain Road…by Paddy Keenan and Tommy O'Sullivan from The Long Grazing Acre (Compass) 
To Pad the Road wi' Me…by Ossian from Seal Song (Iona)
The Traveller's Trade/The Music of Spey…by Pete Clark featuring Ian MacGregor from The Birnam Oak (Inver)
Spirit of the Land…by Songhunter featuring Heather MacLeod from Spirit of the Land (Greentrax)   
Eimhin's/Cahir's Kitchen…by Paddy Keenan and Tommy O'Sullivan from The Long Grazing Acre (Compass

Program 1305: New Anthems (May 29, 2008) Week 22

The process is mysterious, has nothing to do with critical acclaim, and can take years to build momentum, but some songs eventually capture the hearts of people from all walks of life who claim them as their own. Hear the Celtic anthems that inspire mass choruses in pubs and sporting venues, and the ones that may do so in years to come.

Ireland… by Maura O'Connell from A Real Life Story (Warner)
Scotland the Brave…by Jamie McMenemy from Les Grands Airs Celtiques (Keltia Musique)
Danny Boy… by Davy Spillane featuring Sinead O'Connor from The Sea of Dreams (Covert)
Shifting Sands… by Davy Spillane from Pipedreams (Tara)
Land of Light… by William Jackson featuring Mairi MacInnes from Land of Light (Mill)
Song for Ireland… by Mary Black from The Collection (Telstar)
ID excerpt: Sean O Duibhir An Ghleanna… by Alec Finn from Crossing Borders (Cross Border Media)
Wild Rover… by The Dubliners from Celtic - the essential album (Manteca/Union Square)
Caledonia... by Dougie MacLean from Live from the Ends of the Earth (Dunkeld)
I'm Going To Be (500 Miles… by The Proclaimers from Celtic - the essential album (Manteca/Union Square)
Follow the Heron… by Malinky featuring Karine Polwart from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
Lochanside… by Jim Malcolm from Resonance (Beltane)
The Village Green Preservation Society… by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure)
Johnny at the Races/Bracker on the Forty… by Draiocht from Crossing Borders (Cross Border Media)

Program 1304: Passing the Torch (May 22, 2008) Week 21

Glimpse the future of Celtic music in recordings from some fine artists paired with a few of the masters who have inspired them, such as North Carolina native Andrew Magill and the great Chicago fiddler Liz Carroll. She described Andrew’s first album as “an awesome debut.”

Laebrack…by Catriona MacKay & Chris Stout from Laebrack (Greentrax)
The Quarff Lasses…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Foot Stompin’)
Sun, Moon and Stars…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Foot Stompin’)
Four Filskettes…by Jenna Reid from With Silver & All (Foot Stompin’)
Calgary Set…by Anna-Wendy Stevenson from Anna-Wendy Stevenson (Eclectic)
Not Look Down…by Dougie MacLean from Inside The Thunder (Dunkeld)
Sailing To Chicago…by Andrew Magill from Drive & Lift (www.magills.net)
A Long Night on the Misty Moor…by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass)
The Gallant Poacher…by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
The Gem So Small/The Piper’s Piper/Eric Bigstone’s Leaky Boat…by Dougie Pincock from Something Blew
(Greentrax)
Leis A’ Lurgainn…by Sgoil Chiil Na Gidhealtachd from May The 4th Be With You (Sgoil Chiil Na Gidhealtachd)
Mo Chuachag Laghach/The Glen Where the Deer Is/Feadan Glan A Phiobair…by Laura Risk from 2000 Miles
(www.laurarisk.com)
The Scandanavian…by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from Fire & Grace (Culburnie)

 

Program 1303: Words and Music (May 15, 2008) Week 20

Uncover musical connections with Stevenson, Yeats, Scott and other literary figures, in the company of Bonnie Rideout, Loreena McKennitt, Battlefield Band and Jean Redpath.

The Loose Noose/Deacon Brodie…by Robin Laing from Walking in Time (Greentrax)
I Will Make You Brooches…by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song For Singing (Philo Rounder)
Shining Clear…by Battlefield Band from There’s a Buzz (Temple)
From A Railway Carriage…by Bonnie Rideout from Gi’me Elbow Room (Maggie’s Music)
Shadow Dance…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
The Lotus Eaters…by Robin Laing from Ebb and Flow (Whistleberry Music)
Neverbird…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
Calypso’s Island…by Robin Laing from Walking in Time (Greentrax)
ID excerpt: Night Ride Across the Caucasus..by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner)
Tam o’ Shanter (part 1)…by Jim Malcolm from Rohallion (Greentrax)
The Landing…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
Tam o’ Shanter (part 2)…by Jim Malcolm from Resonance (Beltane)
Skellig…by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner Bros)
Lullaby…by Loreena McKennitt from Elemental (Quinlan Road)(Quinlan Road)
La Serenissima…by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner Bros)

Program 1302: Welsh Roots (May 8, 2008) Week 19

Check out some of the emerging roots music from Wales with established and emerging artists, including master of the Welsh triple harp Robin Huw Bowen, vocal duo Ember, Rag Foundation and Welsh folk fusion group Ffynnon.

Swansea Barracks…by Rag Foundation from Minka (Fflach)
Tros yr Aber – Over the Estuary…by Crasdant from Dwndwr – The Great Noise (Sain)
Elen a’r Eos…by Ffynnon from Adar Gwylltion (Taith)
En filant ma Quenouille…by Ffynnon from Adar Gwylltion (Sain)
Malldraeth…by Llio Rhydderch & Elin Wyn Jones from Enlli (Fflach)
A Ei Di’r ‘Deryn…by Ember from Open all the Doors (Salt & Slate Records)
Moelyci…by Steve Eaves from Moelyci (Sain)
ID excerpt: Bryn…by Toreth from Toreth (Fflach)
Bwthyn…by Toreth from Toreth (Fflach)
Can y Fari…by Julie Murphy & Dyland Fowler from Ffawd (Fflach)
Alabaina Wood…by Robin Huw Bowen from Y Fford I Aberystwyth – The Road to Aberystwyth (Sain)
Four Loom Weaver…by Rag Foundation from Minka (Fflach)
Storm…by Ember from Open All the Doors (Salt & Slate Records)
Magi Tudur…by Tudur Huws Jones from Dalidrio (Sain)
Llwybr y Pererinion…by Llio Rhydderch from Enlli (Fflach)

Program 1301: Raise Your Voice (May 1, 2008) Week 18

Solo singing is revered in traditional circles, but layers of harmony and massed voices create stunning arrangements of traditional and folk song. Add your voice to the choruses with choirs from Scotland and Brittany and some of your favorite bands in fuller voice.

The Broom of the Cowdenknowes…by The Black Family from The Black Family (Dara)
Lassie, Lie Near Me…by Corrina Hewat and Friends from Scottish Women (Greentrax)
Sail Away…by Malcolm Dalglish & The Ooolites from Pleasure (Ooolitic Music)
Mari Lwyd…by Carreg Lafar from Hyn (Sain)
Novel…by Ensemble Choral du Bout du Mond from Celtic Christmas Music From Brittany (Green Linnet)
Dùlamán…by Anuna from Omnis (Celtic Heartbeat)
Blow Northern Wind…by Mediaeval Baebes from The Rose (Nettwork)
Land of Light …by Tannahill Weavers from Land of Light (Green Linnet)
ID excerpt: Reel a Bouche...by Malcolm Dalglish & The Ooolites from Pleasure (Ooolitic Music)
Against the Wind…by Máire Brennan from Máire (Atlantic)
Travellers’ Prayer…by Mairead Ni Dhomnaill & The Voice Squad from Travellers’ Prayer-John Renbourn (Shanachie)
Canan Nan Gaidheal…by Gaelic Women from Ar Cánan ‘s Ar Ceòl (Greentrax)
Hush Hush…by Maddie Prior & The Girls from Bib & Tuck (Park)
Island Spinning Song…by National Youth Choir of Scotland from There’s Lilt in The Song (www.nycos.co.uk)
Another Train…by The Poozies from Chantoozies (Hypertension)
Rí Na Cruinne…by Clannad from Anam (Tara)

Program 1300: John Doyle (April 24, 2008) Week 17

Guitar master, singer, producer John Doyle is one of the most versatile artists in Irish music. Find out about his signature rhythmic guitar style, how he develops his irresistible arrangements and his life as a transplanted Dubliner in the mountains of North Carolina.

The Gallant Poacher...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
The Hungry Rock...by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Little Sadie...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
Pretty Saro...by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Jack Dolan...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
The Flower of the County Down/ He Thinks of His Past Greatness When Part of the Constellations of Heaven...by Sean Doyle from The Light and the Half-Light (Compass)
The Glad Eye/The Journeyman/The Wayward Son...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
[ID excerpt] Les Poules Houpees...by Solas from Reunion (Compass)
Tie the Bonnet...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
First of the Snow...by Tim O'Brien and John Doyle with Dirk Powell and Casey Driessen ~ MP3 download ( www.timobrien.net/download.cfm)
Newry Highwayman...by Solas from Reunion (Compass)
Hunter's Moon/Getting There/The Morris Minor...by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass)
Lost in the Loop...by Liz Carroll with John Doyle from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)
Nil Na La/ The Flowing Bowl...by Solas from Reunion (Compass)

Program 1299: More Thistlepod Follow-up (April 17, 2008 ) Week 16

Hear more of the full tracks of some of the recent previews and debuts from our popular podcast.

Planets...by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure)
Amulree/Dunkeld Hermitage/Inver Lasses/The Bridge of Inver...by Pete Clark & Jim Leighton from MP3 downloads (www.musicinscotland.com/PeteClark)
Yr Adar Gwylltion/ Jigiau Naid: Cwrw Da/Facsen Felen/Bwced...by Ffynnon from Adar Gwylltion (Taith)
Olavur Riddararos...by Valravn from Folk Roots from Denmark 2008 (Danish Folk Council) www.folkemusik.dk
Maire Rua/Hardiman the Fiddler...by Frankie Gavin, Rick Epping, Tim Edey from Jiggin' the Blues (G2)
Pull the Anchor...by The McDades from Bloom (Free Radio)
[ID excerpt] Monahan Twig...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
Cogau Meirion...by Robin Huw Bowen from Y Fford I Aberystwyth (Sain)
Star of Doolin...by Luka Bloom from Tribe (Big Sky)
Cucanandy...by Dominique Dodge from Dominique Dodge (www.dominiquedodge.net)
Carn Gorm to Blue Ridge...by Ian Hardie from Westringing (www.ian-hardie.co.uk)
Sept Marins/Iain'sJig...by Ffynnon from Adar Gwylltion (Taith)
Moelyci...by Steve Eaves from Moelyci (Sain)
The Old Man...by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure)

Program 1298: Thistlepod Follow-up (April 10, 2008 ) Week 15

Hear the full tracks of some of the recent previews and debuts from our popular podcast.

The Savage Wee Beastie/TheLimerick Lasses/TheBird in the Bush...by Robin Bullock from Rosewood Castle (Dancing Wolf)
Far From Home...by Ember from Open All The Doors (Salt & Slate)
Kris's: Alyth's/Muckle Moose on the Muin...by Lau from Lightweights & Gentleman (Compass)
Outlaws & Dreamers...by Dick Gaughan from Gaughan Live! at theTrades Club (Greentrax)
Irish Waltz...by Charlie McCoy from A Celtic Bridge (Vox Terrae)
Oro Mo Bhaidin...by Cathie Ryan from Celtic Woman 3 Ireland (Hearts O' Space)
[ID excerpt] P. Joe's Reel...by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Welcome Here Again (Green Linnet)
Le Chant Des Livrees/John MacDonald's...by William Jackson from The New Harp (Mill)
Ged is Grianacha Latha...by Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtachd from Enjoy the Ride (SCG)
Alan & Catherine's Wedding...by the Kathryn Tickell Band from Instrumental (Park)
John Naughton's Green Mountain/Welcome Here Again...by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Welcome Here Again (Green Linnet)
Adenydd Icarws...by Meic Stevens from Icarws (Sain)
La Rotta/Waltz from Orsa...by Elizabeth Nicholson & Stringed Migration from Fly Not Yet (Waterbug)

Program 1297: Songs of Robert Burns (April 3, 2008 ) Week 14

Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the Scottish bard’s songs, including Rod Paterson, Dougie MacLean and Eddi Reader.

Willie Stewart/Molly Rankin...by Eddi Reader from Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass)
My Nannie O...by Rod Paterson from Up-To-Date (Greentrax)
Gudeen to You Kimmer...by Rod Paterson & Christine Kidd from Robert Burns: The Complete Songs Volume 1 (Linn)
Logan Water...by Janet Russell & Christine Kidd from Dancin’ Chantin’ (Greentrax)
Gin I Were a Barron’s Heir...by Fine Friday from Mowing the Machair (Foot Stompin’)
Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon...by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh.com)
Ye Jacobites...by Eddi Reader from Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass)
Nae Gentle Dames Tho Ne’er Sae Fair...by Jim Malcolm from Resonance (Beltane)
Hey How My Johnny Lad...by The Poozies from Dansoozies (Hypertension Music)
Green Grow the Rashes...by Dougie MacLean from Dougie MacLean Live From the Ends of the Earth (Dunkeld)
The South Bridge of Edinburgh/The Bridge of Perth/The New Bridge of Ballater/The New Bridge of Rutherglen...by The Musicians of Edinburgh from The Art of Robert Burns (Scotstown Music)
Ae Fond Kiss...by Eddi Reader from Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass)
Tarbolton...by Jack Evans from Once Upon a Time in the North (Greentrax)