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November 02, 2017

Program 1797:  Seasons of Mist (November 02, 2017) Week 44

An ode to autumn in traditional and contemporary music from Celtic roots.

Frosty Morning/Santa Anna’s Retreat/Santa Anna’s March…by Robin Bullock from The Enchanted Woods (Dancing Wolf
Marigold/Harvest Home…by Maddie Prior from Year (Park)
The Rainy Day/The Man of the House…by Billy McComiskey from Outside the Box (Compass)
Cold, Haily, Rainy Night…by Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Chris Wood and The Young Coppers with Trans-Global Underground from The Imagined Village (Real World
The Castle of Dromore…by Julee Glaub from Fields Faraway (JuleeGlaub.com)
The Broomfield Hill…by Malinky from Flower & Iron (Greentrax
[ID excerpt] Grainne’s Grace…by Billy McComiskey from Outside the Box (Compass)
Among the Heather…by McGlynn, Newman, Casey, Ni Chathasaigh from Heartstring Sessions (Old Bridge)   
Northern Lights…by Frigg from Economy Class (Northside)   
Lull IV: Can’t Stop It Raining…by Rachel Unthank & The Winterset from The Bairns (Real World
Fourth Movement: Rannoch, Butterstone Puddock, Castle Menzies, The Things We Love, Perthshire Amber…by Dougie MacLean from Perthshire Amber (Dunkeld
Crow Creek…by The Critton Hollow String Band from Celtic Colours International Festival: The Road Home (SMP)   (This track is also on Cowboys and Indians cd)  
Lament for Limerick/Thomond Bridge…by McGlynn, Newman, Casey, Ni Chathasaigh from Heartstring Sessions   (Old Bridge)

 
October 26, 2017

Program 1796: Real Hallowe’en (October  26, 2017) Week 43

As the leaves in the Northern Hemisphere woodlands turn crimson, orange and gold, Hallowe’en celebrations are held in many communities.  Rediscover the true essence of Hallowe’en with Fiona and enjoy music for the season that taps into ancient festivals and the turning of the seasons.

Swelkie/The Teran…by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley from Mither o’ the Sea (Greentrax)
The Loch Ness Monster…by The Whistlebinkies from Albannach (Greentrax)
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax
Les Elfes…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh
The House Carpenter…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from  A Stroll Through the Park (Park)
King of the Fairies/The Blackbird…by Sarah McQuaid from When Two Lovers Meet (Sarah McQuaid)
[ID excerpt] A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream (Maggie’s Music)  
Brownie of the Black Hags….by Fiona Ritchie- narration, Margaret Kennedy, Janis Nilsen- music (not available)
Tam O’Shanter…by Fiona Ritchie - narration, Rab Handleigh- music (not available)
A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream  (Maggie’s Music)

 
October 19, 2017

Program 1795: Live from Ireland (October  19, 2017) Week 42

Re-live some great sets of Irish music, including years of live performances presented by Fiona with The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, and more.

Darlin' Corey...by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul (live recording - not available) eileenivers.com
Brian Boru's March/Nine Points of Roguery/The Magpie/Pretty Girls...by The Chieftains from Live from Dublin (RCA Victor)   
Mo Níon Ó...by Cathie Ryan (recorded live at the Swannanoa Gathering) cathieryan.com
The Rambling Irishman...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (buamusic)
The Royal Blackbird...by Cathal McConnell & Len Graham from For the Sake of Old Decency (Sage Arts)
An Sagairtin...by Brían ÓhAirt (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)  buamusic
[ID excerpt] Jig: Greenfields of America...by Brían ÓhAirt and Julee Glaub (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering) juleeglaub.com
Crossing the Bridge...by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul (live recording - not available) eileenivers.com
Luna/Reels...by Cherish the Ladies, featuring Donna Long and Liz Knowles (recorded live, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC)   cherishtheladies.com
The Pinery Boy…by Dáithí Sproule (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)     daithisproule.com
The Crow in the Sun…by Dáithí Sproule (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)  daithisproule.com
How Can I Keep From Singing?...by Julee Glaub (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)  juleeglaub.com
Banish Misfortune/Morning Dew/Arkansas Traveller/Wild Irishman...by The Chieftains from Live from Dublin  (RCA Victor)

 
October 12, 2017

Program 1794: New Fall Sounds (October  12, 2017) Week 41

Tune into some great new sounds, from both sides of the Atlantic, that artists and their record labels are launching this fall.

Delunna...by Viar from A Place in Time (Facebook: @VairBand) 
Carry Your Kin...by The Breath from Carry Your Kin (Real World
Napoleon’s Chanter...by Ruth Keggin from Turrys (Port Sheearan Records
Heeym Yn Geurey...by Ruth Keggin from Turrys (Port Sheearan Records
Swedish Waltz...by Obia from Bonhomme Setter (bonhommesetter.com
Undone in Sorrow...by Brendan Taaffe from Fly Down You Little Bird  (brendantaffe.com
Pisgah...by Brendan Taaffe from Fly Down You Little Bird (brendantaffe.com)
[ID excerpt] Ackrigarth...by Vair from A Place in Time (Facebook: @VairBand) 
The Echo...by Pete’s Posse from The Conversation (Epact Music
Turlette Electrique...by Pete’s Posse from The Conversation (Epact Music
The Ballad of Springhill...by Screaming Orphans from Taproom  (screamingorphans.com
Never Far...by James Ritchie from Chasing the Wind  (www.jamesritchie247.wixsite.com/jamesritchie
Johann Sebastian Bach Suite No. 2 for Cello...by Robin Bullock from J.S. Bach Suites for Mandolin, Vol. 1  (Dancing Wolf Records
Ben...by Tunebook from Melody Lab (Sheem Music)

 
October 5, 2017

Program 1793: Atlantic Bridge (October  05, 2017) Week 40

From dance tunes to Gaelic airs, the musical links between old world and new come alive with Scotland’s Alasdair Fraser, Cape Breton’s Dougie MacDonald, Ireland’s Maeve Donnolly and more.

Atlantic Bridge….by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge  (Tara Music
The Brown One: Strathlorne/Ciaran Kelly’s/The Golden Brown Chevette…by Dàimh from Moidart to Mabou (Goat Island Music)   
Cape Breton Song…by Capercaillie from Delirium (Survival)  
St. Joseph’s Hornpipe/Crossing the Minch…by Hamish Moore from Stepping on the Bridge (Greentrax
Captain John’s/The Queen of May…by Geraldine Cotter from The Independence Suite  (Celtic Crossings) 
Hè Mo Leannan...by Navan from The Independence Suite (Celtic Crossings) 
Lime Hill/Trip to Miriam’s/The Jinkin’ Mermaid/Mutt’s Favourite…by Liz Doherty from Last Orders (Foot Stompin’
ID Excerpt: A Miner….by Dougie MacDonald from A Miner (Dougie MacDonald)  
Prince Albert’s Reel/Drowsy Maggie/Jenny Dang the Weaver/Lord Kinnaird…by Kilt from Four in the Crib  (Kilt Music Group)
Distant Son…by Dougie MacLean from Riof (Dunkeld)
Nova Scotia January/Waltz from Cape Breton…by Chris Norman from Portraits (Dorian)
Shrip’s Clog/Virtuoso Hornpipe...by Maeve Donnolly from The Independence Suite (Celtic Crossings) 
Haidh O…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram)  
The Duke of Kent’s Lodge at Glentilt/Malts on the Optics/Farewell to Decorum…by Tracey Dares from  Crooked Lake  (Ground Swell Recordings)  
The King’s Reel/Old Time Wedding Reels/The Cape Breton Symphony’s Welcome to the Shetland Isles/Father Francis  Cameron/Sandy McIntyre’s Trip to Boston…by Alasdair Fraser and Jody Stecher from The Driven Bow (Culburnie)  

 
September 21, 2017

Program 1791: The American Folklife Center at 40, Part 2 (September 21, 2017)  Week 38

This week Fiona and her guests conclude a two-part exploration of the American Folklife Center’s extensive sound archive.  It features rare recordings from collectors Jean Ritchie and John Matheson.

Poor Wayfaring Stranger...by Jean Ritchie from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Gudeen To You Kimmer (The Noddin' Song)...by Christine Kydd and Rod Paterson from The Complete Songs of Robert Burns, Volume 1 (Linn)  
The Dodger...by Emma Dusenbury  from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Nottamun Town...by Bert Jansch from Jack Orion (Transatlantic)
[ID Excerpt] Afterwards...by Bert Jansch from Sketches (Temple)
Dreg Song (excerpt)...from The Carpenter Collection at American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Dreg Song (excerpt)...by Boatie Blest Rowing Club, Port Seton (Field recording by Michal Jankowski and Dr. Paul Ferguson of Edinburgh Napier University)
Dreg Song...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Topic)
Gabhaidh Sinn a' Rathad Mòr (excerpt)...by John Matheson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Gabhaidh Sinn a' Rathad Mòr (excerpt)...by Laura MacKenzie with Dáithí Sproule and Andrea Stern from From Uig to Duluth (lauramackenzie.com
A Mhàiri Bhàn Òg (excerpt)...by John Matheson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
A Mhàiri Bhàn Òg (excerpt)...by Laura MacKenzie with Dáithí Sproule and Andrea Stern from From Uig to Duluth(lauramackenzie.com
Zebra Dun...by Romaine Lowdermilk from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
House of the Rising Sun (excerpt)...by Georgia Turner from The House of the Rising Sun Album (Boulevard)
House of the Rising Sun (excerpt)...by The Animals from The House of the Rising Sun Album (Boulevard)

 
September 28, 2017

Program 1792: Cathy Jordan at Swannanoa (September 28, 2017)  Week 39

Join Fiona and Irish singer Cathy Jordan of the internationally acclaimed band Dervish as they share conversation and music at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina Mountains.

Á Stór Mo Chroí...by Dervish from Harmony Hill (Whirling Discs
A Bunch of Violets Blue...by Cathy Jordan - Recorded Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
Welcome Poor Paddy Home...by Cathy Jordan -  Recorded Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
Baba Chonraoi...by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm (Whirling Discs
[ID excerpt] The River Field Waltz...by Cathy Jordan from All the Way Home (Blix Street
Sadly Grows the Rose...by The Unwanted from Music From the Atlantic Fringe (Compass
Snoring Biddy...by Cathy Jordan - Recorded Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
All the Way Home...by Cathy Jordan - Recorded Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
The Jordan Jig...by Cathy Jordan from All the Way Home (Blix Street

 
September 14, 2017

Program 1790: The American Folklife Center at 40, Part 1 (September 14, 2017)  Week 37

Join Fiona and guests as they explore selections from the American Folklife Center’s collection of about half a million sound recordings, including songs from Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Carrie Grover.

Gypsy Davy...by Woody Guthrie from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
As I Roved Out...by Seamus Ennis from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
My Son David...by Jeannie  Robertson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Highlander's Farewell to Sicily...by Hamish Henderson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
The Times They Are a-Changin'...by Bob Dylan from The Times They Are a-Changin' (Columbia)
[ID excerpt] The Homes of Donegal...by Paul Brady from The Best of Paul Brady (Compass)
Arthur McBride & The Sergeant...by Carrie Grover from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Arthur McBride...by Paul Brady from The Best of Paul Brady (Compass)
Selections from a recording made of Jean Ritchie and Norman Kennedy at the Newport Folk Festival, 1966:
Lay Ye Doon
Fair and Tender Ladies
Hop Up My Ladies
Mrs. McLeod's Reel
Troubles So Hard…by Vera Hall from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Natural Blues...by Moby from Play (V2.Mute.EMI)

 
September 07, 2017

Program 1789: Harpers (September 07, 2017)  Week 36

Hear innovation on an ancient instrument with harpers William Jackson, Wendy Stewart, Maire Brennan, Grainne Hambly, Savourna Stevenson, and Alan Stivell all feature in an hour dedicated to small harps.

Harp de Vies…by Alan Stivell from Back to Breizh (Disques Dreyfus)    
Calman the Wolf...by Savourna Stevenson from Celtic Harp (Cooking Vinyl)
The Pure Land...by William Jackson from Inchcolm (Linn)
The Crib of Perches/Garrett Barry’s...by Gráinne Hambly from Between the Showers  (Shamrock)
Mo Robairneach Gaolach...by Catherine-Ann MacPhee from Sùil Air Ais: Looking Back (Greentrax)
6/8 and Jigs...by Wendy Stewart from Standing Wave (Greentrax)
Johnnie Cope...by Ceolbeg from Seeds to the Wind (Greentrax)
ID EXCERPT: Flying to the Fleadh…by Gráinne Hambly from Between the Showers (Shamrock
Harpsong...by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca
Full Fathom Five...by Méav from Silver Sea (Celtic Collections
Comb Your Hair and Curl It...by Kim Robertson from The Spiral Gate (Narada
Sunny...by The Poozies from Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass)  
The Great Debate...by The Poozies from Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass)  
E Kreiz Breizh...by Alan Stivell from Beyond Words (Disques Dreyfus)  

 

 
August 31, 2017

Program 1788: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (August 31, 2017)  Week 35

Exploring recordings he made over three decades with The Bothy Band, Relativity and Nightnoise, Fiona explores the music of the late Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, of Ireland’s most influential musicians.

Casadh an tSugain…by The Bothy Band from After Hours (Green Linnet
Fionnghuala…by The Bothy Band from The Best of the Bothy Band (Green Linnet)
An Cailín Gaelach…by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill from No Dowry (Gael Linn)
The Sailor Boy…by The Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Green Linnet)
The Green Groves of Erin/The Flowers of Red Hill…by The Bothy Band from The Best of the Bothy Band (Green Linnet
Breton Gavottes…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from The Flight of the Green Linnet (Green Linnet)
Maudabawn Chapel/The Wild Irishman/The Moher Reel…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: Something of Time…by Nightnoise from Something of Time (Windham Hill)
Gile Mear…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
Leaving Brittany/The Pernod Waltz…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
One for the Lad…by Nightnoise from Something of Time (Windham Hill)
The March Air…by Nightnoise from Shadow of Time (Windham Hill)
The Cricket’s Wicket…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Siún Ni Dhuíbhir…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)

 
August 24, 2017

Program 1787: More New Sounds for Summer (August 24, 2017)  Week 34

Tune into more of the great new sounds, from both sides of the Atlantic, that artists and their record labels are launching during the music festival season.

Southall...by Matt Tighe from Matt Tighe (Greentrax)
The Dear Green Place...by Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante from The Dear Green Place (reidvansant.com)
Bill Cheatum/Kitchen Girl/The Donegal Lass...by We Banjo 3 from Live in Galway (We Banjo 3)
Get Onboard...by We Banjo 3 from Live in Galway (We Banjo 3)
Synnwyr Solomon...by Calan from Solomon (calan-band.com)
Big D...by Calan from Solomon (calan-band.com)
[ID Break] Wild Geese...by Matt Tighe from Matt Tighe (Greentrax)
Shadow of the Mountain...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
New Tomorrow...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Thunderbolt...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Merlin L'Ascenseur...by OgalO from Décousu (OgalO)
Vive les Marins...by Musique á Bouches from Jusqu'aux Oreilles (musiqueabouches.com)
Rantin' Rovin' Robin...by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice (Temple)
Wild and Windy Night...by Dougie MacLean from New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)


 
August 17, 2017

Program 1786: ThistleRadio (August 17, 2017)  Week 33

Hear classic tracks from ThistleRadio, our round-the-clock music channel.

Steel and Stone (Black Water)...by Kris Drever from Black Water (Compass)  
Reel de Chicoutimi/Reel St. Jean/Reel Eboulement...by Chris Norman from The Beauty of the North (Dorian)
Shanagolden...by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm (Whirling Discs)
Keeping up with Calum...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Factor
Hoireann ó Rathill iù ó...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Factor)
The Devil's Courtship...by Battlefield Band from Happy Daze (Temple
Ridee...by Session A9 from Session A9 (RAJ)
ID EXCERPT Bard Dance...by Enya from Enya (Atlantic)
The Sailor Boy...by The Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Green Linnet)  
Spike Island Lasses...by Dan Ar Braz from Made in Breizh (Tinder)
May Colven...by Emily Smith from Ten Years (White Fall)
Parting Friends...by Stuart Mason from Tradition (Native Home Music)  
Jig-Só...by Calan from Dinas (Sain)
Cutting the Chord...by Savourna Stevenson from Cutting the Chord (Eclectic)

 
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