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December 18, 2014

Program 1647: Nollaig (December 18, 2014) Week 51

Enter the spirit of a traditional Scottish, Irish and Welsh Yuletide this week with Fiona Ritchie and special guest Cerys Matthews (pron: Keris).  The Welsh singer-songwriter and broadcaster has recorded “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas to mark the poet's centenary year. Cerys tells Fiona about the project, set to original music by Mason Neely, and narrates excerpts from this timeless holiday classic.

Deck the Cerys Matthews from Baby It's Cold Outside (Rainbow City)
Dust of Matt and Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night (
Patapan/O Come, O Come Mindy Gledhill from Winter Moon (Mindy Gledhill)
Star in the East/Born in Al Petteway and Amy White from Winter Tidings (Maggie's Music)
Traditional Prayer Song from Ghana…read by Fiona Ritchie
Children Go Where I Send Joel Mabus from How Like The Holly (Fossil)
Reels: Christmas Eve/Oiche Nollag/High Road to Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig (Musical Bridge) Anuna from Omnis (Celtic Heartbeat)
[ID Break] Past Three O' Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh from Christmas Lights (Old Bridge)
Narration and music excerpts from:
Dylan Thomas ~ A Child's Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely (
Open the Door (narrated by Fiona Ritchie) by William Soutar
from The Poems of William Souter, Scottish Academic Press, 1988













December 11, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1646: Alan Reid (December 11, 2014)  Week 50 

Three decades after her journey into national radio started, Fiona meets up with the man who was her very first interview: Alan Reid, known for his long career with the legendary Battlefield Band.

Joseph McDonald's Jig/The Snuff Wife/The Thief of Battlefield Band from Home Is Where The Van Is (Temple
Cockle Battlefield Band from Home Is Where The Van Is (Temple)
The Presbyterian Hornpipe/The Watchmaker's Daughter/The Battlefield Band from There's a Buzz (Temple
The Dear Green Alan Reid from Collection (Temple)
The Devil's Alan Reid from Collection (Temple)
[ID Excerpt] The Wilton Street Alan Reid from The Sunlit Eye (Temple
The Last Lighthouse Alan Reid and Rob van Sante from Under the Blue (Red Sands Records)  
The Gairdner's Alan Reid and Rob van Sante from The Adventures of John Paul Jones (Red Sands Records)   
The Road of Alan Reid from Collection (Temple
Stovies/Trip to Raasay/The Cailleach With The Crash Alan Reid and Rob van Sante from Under the Blue (Red Sands Records)