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January 31 2019

Program 1862: Debuts (January 31, 2019)  Week 4

Discover first time artists and new recordings from both sides of the Atlantic.

Stone Boat...by Coleen Raney from Standing in Doorways (Little Sea Records)
Mr. John Gow's Delight/The Laird of Franklin Park...by Elizabeth and Ben Anderson from Over the Isles (elizabethandbenanderson.com)
Josie and Conor...by Òran Bragaidh from Òran Bagraidh (oranbagraidh)
Ardchattan Bliss...by Òran Bragaidh from Òran Bagraidh (oranbagraidh)
A Sligo Air/Gladstone's Bill...by Garadice from Garadice (garadicemusic.com)
The Wild Mountainside...by Garadice from Garadice (garadicemusic.com)
Keep it Up/The Cloone Reel/The Old Schoolmaster/The Missing Reel...by Garadice from Garadice (garadicemusic.com)
[ID excerpt] Breton Laridé...by Chad McAnally from Chasing the Winter Sun (New Folk Records)
Miss Johnson/The Mountain Road/The Heather Breeze/The Boy in the Boat...by Jimmy Power from Go Home and Have Your Dinner (Favourite Records)
Cân Taid...by Lleuwen from Gwn Glân Beibl Budr (Sain)
Madagascar...by Steve Baughman from Shootout at Convict Lake (CelticGuitar.com)
Fine Horseman...by Coleen Raney from Standing in Doorways (Little Sea Records)
Pretty Little Shoes...by The Crooked Jades from Empathy Moves the Water (crookedjades.com)
Going Across the Sea...by The Crooked Jades from Empathy Moves the Water (crookedjades.com)
Standfast...by Elizabeth and Ben Anderson from Over the Isles (elizabethandbenanderson.com)

 
January 24, 2019

Program 1861: Songs of the Bard (January 24, 2019)  Week 4

Hear a variety of singers in the intoxicating embrace of the songs of Robert Burns.

The Lea Rig…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Now Westlin Winds…by Dick Gaughan from Gaughan Live! At the Trades Club (Greentrax)
Ae Fond Kiss…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin’)
Braw Lads o’ Gala Water…by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold (Wellfield
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane)
Rigs o’ Barley…by Emily Smith from A Day Like Today (Foot Stompin’)
[ID excerpt] Brose and Butter…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin’)      
The Slave’s Lament…by Feisty Besoms from Auld Flames (Feisty Besoms) 
Parcel of Rogues in a Nation…by Rod Paterson from Songs from the Bottom Drawer (Greentrax
Ye Jacobites…by Eddi Reader from Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass)  
Aye Walkin’ O…by Jock Tamson’s Bairns from Rare (Greentrax)
O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose…by June Tabor from Rosa Mundi (Green Linnet)   
Auld Lang Syne…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane
Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonie Doon…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh  (Ferintosh.com)

 
January 17, 2019

Program 1860: Brian McNeill at Swannanoa (January 17, 2019)  Week 3

Join multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/singer Brian McNeill as he shares conversation and music with Fiona and their audience at the Swannanoa Gathering.

St. Christopher And The Magpie...by Brian McNeill from To Answer the Peacock (Greentrax
The Steel Grey Skies/The Boy's Lament for his Dragon...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available. (The Boy's Lament for His Dragon can be found on Brian MacNeill's cd "The Road Never Questions", and also on "Live & Kicking" by Brian MacNeill & Iain MacKintosh)
The Lads o' the Fair...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering -  (The Lads o' the Fair can be found on Battlefield Band's cd "Live Celtic Folk Music")
The Baltic Tae Byzantium...by Brian McNeill from The Baltic Tae Byzantium (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] The Gilded Shadows...by Brian McNeill from The Busker and The Devil's Only Daughter (Temple)
When the Laverock Sang in the Morning...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available. (The Laverock Sang can be found on Brian MacNeill's cd "Unstrung Hero")
Bring the Lassie Hame...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available.
(Bring the Lassie Hame can be found on Brian McNeil's cd "The Baltic Tae Byzantium")

 
January 10, 2019

Program 1859: New Year Sounds (January 10, 2019)  Week 2

Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover artists who’s careers are destined to gather momentum in the coming months.

An Long Èireannach...by Brian ÓhEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie from Tìr (Anam)
Scarlet Town...by Birichin from Hush (http://birichen.com)
James Brown's Ceilidh...Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtacht from Hooked! (musicplockton.org)
Letter to Eve...by John McCutcheon from To Everyone in All the World (folkmusic.com/seeger)
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy...by John McCutcheon from To Everyone in All the World (folkmusic.com/seeger)
Ffarwel I Dai'r Cantwr...by Yr Hwntws from Y Tribanwr (Sain)
Broliant Benett...by Ar Log from Saith VII (Sain)
[ID excerpt] Lord Leitrim...by Dan Gurney from Ignorance is Bliss (Dan Gurney)
Spoken intro to Tuttle's Reel...by Kevin Burke from An Evening with Kevin Burke (Loftus Music)
Clare Reel Medley..by Kevin Burke from An Evening with Kevin Burke (Loftus Music)
Wild Rippling Waters...by Ed Miller and Rich Brotherton from Follow the Music (songsofscotland.com)
Spoken memories of Johnny Cunningham...by Kevin Burke from An Evening with Kevin Burke (Loftus Music)
Dion Reel Medley...by Kevin Burke from An Evening with Kevin Burke (Loftus Music)
Smile in Your Sleep...by Birichin from Hush (http://birichen.com)
The Last Set...Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtacht from Hooked! (musicplockton.org)

 
January 03, 2019

Program 1858: Underneath the Stars (January 03, 2019)  Week 1

Look to the Northern and Western skies with our music this week.

The Moonlight Piper…by Carlos Núñez with The Chieftains from Brotherhood of Stars (RCA Victor)
The Planets....by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure Records)
The Sound of the Sun: The Three Sea Captains / The Sound of the Sun...by Fred Morrison from The Sound of the Sun  (Lochshore
Land of the Setting Sun…by Talitha Mackenzie from Indian Summer (Sonas)
Hunter's Moon/Getting There/The Morris Minor...by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass)
Such a Night of Stars… by Eamon Friel from Word of Spring (Thran)   
ID excerpt: The Crow in the Sun …by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)
New Moon…by Ceilidh Minogue from Ceilidh Minogue (Greentrax)
Sun, Moon and Stars…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Foot Stompin’)
Laughing With the Moon…by Hilary James & Simon Mayor from Laughing with the Moon (Acoustics Records)
Moondance…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Lloer Dirion (Tender Moon)...by Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar)
Dark Light…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

 
December 20, 2018

Program 1856:  Celtic Christmas (December 20, 2018)  Week 51

This week our show offers music and words to commemorate the season.

The Castle of Dromore...by Cherish the Ladies from On Christmas Night (Rounder)
Into the Light...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Winter Tidings (Maggie's Music)
The Holly and the Ivy...by Kerfuffle from Lighten the Dark (Kerfuffle)
Sweet Bells...by Phil Cunningham and Friends from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)
Caílin Na Gruaige Doinne/New Year's Eve/The Palm Tree...by Cherish the Ladies from Heart of the Home (cherishtheladies.com)
Travellers' Prayer...by John Renbourn from Traveller's Prayer (Shanachie)
[ID excerpt] God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen...by Jerry Reed Smith & Lisa Maria Smith from One Wintry Night (Silent Planet)
Carol of the Birds...by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night (MattandShannonHeaton.com)
Improvisation on Dona Nobia Pacem...by Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer from Yo-Yo Ma and Friends Songs of Joy & Peace (Sony)
The Gift...by Maddie Prior & the Carnival Band from Ringing the Changes (Park)
Patapan/O come, O come Emmanuel...by Mindy Gledhill from Winter Moon (Blue Morph)
The Storm...by Jerry Reed Smith & Lisa Maria Smith from One Wintry Night (Silent Planet)
Christ Child's Lullaby/Star in the East/Born in Bethny...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Winter Tidings (Maggie's Music)

 
December 27, 2018

Program 1857: Here We Go 2019! (December 27, 2018)  Week 52

Let our music lift you across the threshold of the New Year.

Willie Stewart/ Molly Rankin…..by Eddi Reader from Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass)  
Sae Will We Yet…by Tony Cuffe from Sae Will We Yet (Greentrax)
Tail Toddle…by Tony Cuffe from Sae Will We Yet (Greentrax)
The Keg of Brandy…by Karan Casey from Chasing the Sun (Shanachie)
The Warlock/The Arras Fisherman/The Rights of Man…by Bachue from A Certain Smile (Culburnie)  
The Jug of Punch…by Altan from Island Angel (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: The Beaten Track…by Bachue from A Certain Smile (Culburnie)
Green Grows the Laurel…by Kris Drever from Black Water (Compass)
Tomorrow is a  Long Time…by The Black Family from The Black Family (Dara)
When the Night is Young…by Jim Malcolm from Tam o’Shanter and Other Tales (Beltane)  
Old Bush/Expect the Unexpected…by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
Somewhere Along the Road…by Cathie Ryan from Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)
The Last Pint…by Pierre Bensusan from Nice Feeling (Zebra Acoustic)
The Parting Glass…by The Voice Squad from Many’s the Foolish Youth (Tara)  
Bill Harte’s/Blue Eyes/A Lovely Madness….by Beoga from A Lovely Madness (Beoga Music)

 
December 13, 2018

Program 1855: Gifts (December 13, 2018)  Week 50

Fiona handpicks an hour’s worth of recordings as gift suggestions for music-loving friends and family.

Past Three o' Clock...by Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh from Christmas Lights (Old Bridge)  
Aberlady...by Nicola Benedetti from Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (Decca)
Mouth Music and Tunes Set…....by Nicola Benedetti from Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (Decca)
Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of His Second Wife...by Pete Clark and Muriel Johnstone from Niel Gow's Fiddle (Inver
Pomegranate...by Ye Vagabonds from Ye Vagabonds (Inglenook
For Bert...by Ye Vagabonds from Ye Vagabonds (Inglenook)
Lowlands of Holland...by Ye Vagabonds from Ye Vagabonds (Inglenook)
[ID excerpt] Errigal Beauty...by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland (Big Mammy)
One Morning in May...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (DADGAD Music
Jigs: Merrily Kissed the Quaker/Cunla...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (DADGAD Music)
All the Valley Down...by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland (Big Mammy)
Trip to Athlone/Castletown Connors/Father Kelly's/Man of the House...by Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis  and Special Guests from An Irish Christmas - A Musical Solstice Celebration (Irish Arts Center NYC)  
2000 Years Ago...by Jean Redpath from Still the Night (Jean Redpath Records)
Flamorgan Air/The Last Pint...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (DADGAD Music)

 
December 06, 2018

Program 1854: Roots and Branches (December 06, 2018)  Week 49

Hear an evolving Celtic roots sound this week.  It’s inspired by jazz and classical arrangements and driven by contemporary and world rhythms.

The Ploughman…by Solas from Waiting for An Echo (Shanachie)  
The Reel…by Secret Garden from Earthsongs (Decca)   
Maire Mhilis Bhrea…by Solas from Another Day (Shanachie)      
Miss You…by Winifred Horan from Just One Wish (Shanachie)          
Craigie Hills…by Scrûj MacDuhk from the Road to Canso (Scruj Tunes)
A Thousand Roads/The Road to Canso/Hare o’ the Dug…by Scrûj MacDuhk from The Road to Canso (Scruj Tunes)
ID Excerpt: The Napier Stride…by John Rae from Celtic Feet (Caber)
Westlin Winds…by Robin Bullock from The Enchanted Woods (Dancing Wolf)  
The Grand Hotel/Mary Kelly’s Hatchet…by Kila from Luna Park (Kila
Atlantic/ Kresal Eta Laino (Celtic Progression)…by Antoni O’Breskey from Mezulari (O’Music)
Who Will Raise Their Voice?...by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)
Scraping the Barrel…by Shooglenifty from Live Radical Mestizo (Compass)  
MacAlgo…by John Rae from Celtic Feet (Caber)

 
November 29, 2018

Program 1853:  New Fall Sounds 2 (November 29, 2018) Week 48

Join Fiona to explore the latest batch of releases, hearing what’s new from established artists and uncovering the emerging talent.

The Portumna Workhouse/The Hurling Boys of Portumna...by Cherish the Ladies from Heart of the Home (Big Mammy Records)
Gortavale Rock/The Road to Poynton...by Kinnaris Quintet from Free One (kinnarisquintet.com)
The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow...by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range (warbelowrange.com)
Marquis of Huntly/Miss Cameron of Belvenie/Mrs McPherson of Gibston...by Alastair Savage from When Barley Reaches Stone (Woodland Records)
She Wynds On...by Chris Wood from She Wynds On (Magic Park Records)
The Prodigal Son...by The Fire from Radiance (firescottishband.com)
[ID excerpt] The Flower of the Flock...by Fitzharris & McCague from The Bank of Turf (McCagueFitzharris)
Cavers of Kirkcudbright/Iris' Jig...by Rachel Clemente from A Quiet Uniqueness (rachelclementeharpist.com)
Isabeau S'Y Promène...by Keith Murphy from Land of Fish and Seals (Blackislemusic.com)
Breton Gavottes "Montagne"...by Brass Lassie from Brass Lassie (brasslassie.com)
Cwm Rhondda...by Lleuwen from Gwn Glân Beibl Budr (Sain)
Cliffs of Moher...by Ron McFarlane from The Celtic Lute (Sono Luminus)
Underwater...by James Ritchie from In My Shoes (jamesritchiemusic.com)
Cailín na Gruaige Doinne/New Year's Eve/The Palm Tree...by Cherish the Ladies from Heart of the Home (Big Mammy Records)

 
November 22, 2018

Program 1852:  Family Gathering (November 22, 2018) Week 47

Mary Ann Kennedy joins Fiona Ritchie to talk about her family’s recording and book project “Fonn” (pron: Fown), a Scots Gaelic word meaning both “land” and “melody”. She’ll reveal the essence of rural community life that is reflected in their songs of work, worship, land, sea and love.

The DTs Set…  by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
The Para Handy Set… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
Ceud Soraidh, Ceud Slainte… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Seat nan Nighean… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)   
Cha Tig Mor mo Bhean Dhachaigh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
ID EXCERPT: Riona's Trip to Ulva… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
Excerpt: Dannsa Klondyker… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
Seat nan Gillean… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)  
Seat Alasdair… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Fair a' Chinn Duibh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)  
Cnoc nan Craobh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)  
The Nameless Clan… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)

 
November 15, 2018

Program 1851:  Bass Rock (November 15, 2018)  Week 46

Contributions by acoustic and eclectic bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.

Le Petit Encrier…by Tony McManus & Alain Genty from Singing Sands (Greentrax)  
Broom of Cowdenknowes…by Savourna Stevenson, June Tabor, Danny Thompson from Singing the Storm (Cooking Vinyl)   
The Ramnee Ceilidh/Release Da Hounds…by Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin’)
Worcester City…by Eliza Carthy from Anglicana (Topic
Trois Messagers…by Alain Genty from Une Petite Lanterne (Keltia Musique)
At Dawn of Day/Grey-haired Woman from Raasay…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)  
ID Excerpt: A Forest Plin…by Alain Genty from La Couleur du Milieu (Coop Breiz)
Dans Tro Lors…by Annie Ebrel & Riccardo Del Fra from Voulez Loar – Velluto di Luna (Gwerz)  
She’s in the Attic…by Shooglenifty from Radical Mestizo (Compass)
May Colvin…by Sìleas from Play on Light (Greentrax)  
Smile/Mrs Elizabeth Thoumire…by Simon Thoumire Three from Waltzes for Playboys (Acoustic Radio)
That’s the Way It Is…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from Passe Avant (Park Records)
Peter Man...by The Kathryn Tickell Band from Air Dancing (Park Records)

 
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