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July 7, 2016 Print

Program 1728: World Beat (July 7, 2016) Week 27

Circumnavigate the worlds of Celtic music with an hour of Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion.

Whisky & Sangria…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony)
The Road to Corrandulla…by Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Michael Goldrick, Jim Murray from Tunes (Compass)  
Braighe Locheil…by Baka Beyond from East to West (Narada)  
No Place Like Home…by Gerry O’Connor from No Place Like Home (Myriad Media)  
Co Ni Mire Rium…by Capercaillie from Beautiful Wasteland (Survival)
Children of Africa…by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Janet Russell  & Christine Kydd (Greentrax)   
Èireann…by Afro Celt Sound System from Afro Celt Sound System Volume 2: Release (Real World)   
ID Excerpt: M'ionam…by Capercaillie from Beautiful Wasteland    (Survival)   
Homage à Gilles Brunet…by La Bottine Souriante from J’ai Jamais Tant Ri (DEP
Fairy’s Lament/Reel a Bouche…by Kim Robertson from The Spiral Gate (Narada)    
Kato Sta Limonadika/The Trip to Amnesia…by  The House Band from Groundwork (Green Linnet)
Zagreb…by Tony McManus, Alain Genty, Soig Siberil from The Clear Stream (Greentrax)  
The Bear’s Rock…..by Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane from East Wind (Tara Music
Marta’s Dance/The Russian Dervish…by Brendan Power from Brendan Power Plays Music from Riverdance   (Greentrax)

 
June 30, 2016 Print

Program 1727: More New Summer Sounds (June 30, 2016) Week 26

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds recently released by rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

Horizons...by Andrew Finn Magill from Branches (andrewfinnmagill.com)
Poor Wayfaring Stranger/Morning Dew...by Danielle Paus from Siren Song (daniellepaus.com)
Little Bridget Flynn/Sally in the Garden...by Peadar MacMahon from The Legacy of Percy French (peadarmacmahon.com)
Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife...by Alastair Savage from Alone With History (Woodland Records)
Pleasures of Hope/Stananivy Reel...by Danielle Paus from Siren Song (daniellepaus.com)
Christmas in September... by Heidi Talbot from Christmas in September (heiditalbot.com)
Foo Foo...by John McCusker from Hello, Goodbye (Under One Sky Records)
[ID excerpt] Gaelic Ghost ...by Bill Leslie from Across the Water (billleslie.com)
The Blackthorn Stick/The Green Mountain/The Red-Haired Lass...by Andy Lamy from The New Blackthorn Stick (andylamy.com)
Greylag Geese...by The Paul McKenna Band from Paths That Wind (paulmckennaband.com)
Baby Don't Weep/Dodging Lizards/Change in the Weather...by The Paul McKenna Band from Paths That Wind (paulmckennaband.com)
Miriam...by Bill Leslie from Across the Water (billleslie.com)
December...by Andrew Finn Magill from Branches (andrewfinnmagill.com)
The North Sea Holes...by The Jeremiahs from The Jeremiahs (thejeremiahs.ie)
Consistency...by Allan MacDonald and Neil Johnstone from The Bruce 700 (Bruce700)


 
June 23, 2016 Print

Program 1726: New Summer Sounds (June 23, 2016) Week 25

The flow of music is never ending and an early summer crop of new releases always yields some fine music.  Fiona handpicks some new sounds recently released by rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

O'Neill's Cavalry March...by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Ensemble featuring Martin Hayes from Sing Me Home (Masterworks)
Step It Out Mary...by Screaming Orphans from Toy Theatre (screamingorphans.com)
Jackson Scot's Reels...by Mick McAuley from Highs and Bellows (Mick McAuley)
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore...by Mick McAuley from Highs and Bellows (Mick McAuley)
Little Birdie...by Yo-Yo Ma from Sing Me Home (Masterworks)
Roisin Dubh...by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots (andrewfinnmagill.com)
The Green Fileds of Glentown/The Old dudeen/McFadden's Handsome Daughter...by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots (andrewfinnmagill.com)
[ID excerpt] Bonnie Prince Charlie...by Steve Baughman from O'er Quiet lands Suspended (celticguitar.com)
Love is a Strange Thing...by New Celeste from A Perfect Sky (Park)
Breton Set...by Steve Baughman from O'er Quiet lands Suspended (celticguitar.com)
Suzhou Sisters...by Steve Baughman from O'er Quiet lands Suspended (celticguitar.com)
St. James Infirmary Blues...by  Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Ensemble featuring Rhianna Giddens from Sing Me Home (Masterworks)
The Bull's March...by Cillian Vallely from The Raven's Rock (cillianvalely.com)
Boys of Ballycastle...by Cillian Vallely from The Raven's Rock (cillianvalely.com)
Jig Celeste...by New Celeste from A Perfect Sky (Park)

 
June 16, 2016 Print

Program 1725: The Longest Day (June 16, 2016) Week 24

Ancient holidays, festivals and fertility rituals marked the time when the sun reaches its greatest height in the northern hemisphere.  Fiona joins in with music and song handpicked to celebrate the longest period of daylight.

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)

 
June 09, 2016 Print

Program 1724: Raise Your Voice (June 09, 2016) Week 23

While solo singing is revered in traditional singing circles, layers of harmony and massed voices create stunning arrangements of traditional folk song.

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: Lick the Maypole…by Mediaeval Baebes from The Rose (Nettwork)
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  (NYCOS)
Another Train…by The Poozies from Chantoozies   (Hypertension)
Banba Óir...by Clannad from Banba (RCA)

 

 
June 02, 2016 Print

Program 1723: Songs of the Times (June 02, 2016) Week 22

Old ballads offer fascinating glimpses into the past but what do today’s songwriters say about our contemporary concerns?  Find out this week.

When Will We All Be Free?…by Karan Casey from Chasing the Sun (Shanachie)
Ballad of Accounting…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Wild Goose Chase… by McGlynn, Newman, Casey, Ní Chathasaigh from Heartstring Sessions (Old Bridge
Rivers Run… by Karine Polwart  from This Earthly Spell (Hegri Music)
A Happier Time... by Ember from Full Circle (Salt & Slate)
Bata is Bóthar…by John Spillane & Louis de Paor from The Gaelic Hit Factory (EMI)
[ID Excerpt]: Tripswitch…by John McSherry & Donal O'Connor from Tripswitch (Compass)  
I Cried/Take Me to the Sea…by Battlefield Band from The Road of Tears (Temple)
Thousand Mile Blues… by Atwater.Donnelly from The Weaver’s Bonny (Rabbit Island Music)
Homeless…by Solas from The Hour Before Dawn (Shanachie)
Firethief/Behind Our Eyes… by Karine Polwart from This Earthly Spell (Hegri Music)
Different Drum…by Dick Gaughan from Lucky For Some (Greentrax)

 

 

 

 
May 26, 2016

Program 1722: Song Beat (May 26, 2016) Week 21

Hebridean tweed workers’ songs, rowing songs, hiking songs, mouth music – their lyrics take a back seat to their integral rhythms that lighten the work. Get into the rhythm of the song this week with Catherine-Anne MacPhee, Ossian, Christy Moore and many more.

Celtic Society’s Quickstep/42nd Highlander’s Farewell…by John Cunningham from Fair Warning  (Green Linnet
Sunny…by The Poozies from Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass
Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda…by Capercaillie from Sidewaulk (Green Linnet)
Miss Campbell of Sheeness/Balindore/Irish Jig…by Capercaillie from Sidewaulk  (Green Linnet)
Don’t Forget Your Shovel…by Christy Moore from The Time Has Come (Green Linnet)  
Tunnel Tigers…by Sean Keane from Turn a Phrase (Kells)
Mouth Music/ Eddie Curran’s Favourite…by Dolores Keane &  John Faulkner from Broken Hearted I’ll Wander  (Mulligan)   
The Lady’s Dance…by Daimh from The Pirates of Puirt (Goat Island Music)
ID Excerpt: Sitting in the Stern of a Boat…by Alasdair Fraser from Return to Kintail (Culburnie)
Iomramh Eadar Il‘a‘s Uist/The Source of Spey…by Ossian from St. Kilda Wedding (Iona)
Charlie, Oh, Charlie…by Ossian from Borders (Iona)
Arran Boat Song…by Darol Anger with Alasdair Fraser from Diary of a Fiddler (Compass
Pull Down Below…by Forebitters from Ships May Come…And Ships May Go (Forebitters)   
The Waulking of the Fauld…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh.com)   
Puirt…by Catherine-Ann MacPhee from Suil Air Ais (Greentrax)  
Long Distance Runner…by The Easy Club from Chance or Design (R2 Records)

 

 
May 19, 2016

Program 1721: Swannanoa Memories - part 2 (May 19, 2016) Week 20

Join Fiona at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina mountains, for more highlights from her many musical encounters at Traditional Song Week.

Sligo Creek…by Al Petteway from Caledon Wood (Maggie’s Music
Concertina reel: The Fair at Ballyandreen…by Brian O’Hairt  Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains...by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me  (littlewindows.net
How Can I Keep From Singing?...by Julee Glaub joined by Brian O’Hairt and audience live at  Swannanoa Gathering  (Recording not available)   
Mandolin polka…by Claudine Langille  Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)   
Farewell to Nova Scotia…by Claudine Langille  Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)  
[ID Excerpt] Red-Haired Boy…by Al Petteway from Acoustic Journey (Maggie’s Music)
The Pinery Boy…by Dáithí Sproule    Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available) 
Black Waters…by Jean Ritchie from None But One (Greenhays)
Old George’s Square….by Jean Ritchie  Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available) 
Shady Grove…by Jean Ritchie   Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)   
Maggie’s Reel…by Al Petteway & Maggie Sansone from Caledon Wood (Maggie’s Music)

 
May 12, 2016

Program 1720: Swannanoa Memories - part 1 (May 12, 2016) Week 19

Join Fiona at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina mountains, for highlights from her many musical encounters at Traditional Song Week.

Craggy Pinnacle…by Al Petteway and Amy White from High in the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)
Fiddle solo…by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available.
The Lads o' the Fair...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available. (The Lads o' the Fair can be found on Battlefield Band's cd "Live Celtic Folk Music")
Pretty Polly…by David Holt from Grandfather’s Greatest Hits (High Windy)
Soldier’s Joy/Mississippi Sawyer/Arkansas Traveler by David Holt from Grandfather’s Greatest Hits (High Windy)
Shady Grove…by Doc Watson & David Holt from Legacy (High Windy)
[ID Excerpt] Up on Flat Top Mountain…by Al Petteway and Amy White from High in the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)
8th of January/Cumberland Gap… by Sheila Kay Adams, Bruce Green, Carl Jones from All The Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
Pretty Fair Miss… by Sheila Kay Adams performed live at Traditional Song Week 2009, Swannanoa Gathering, NC - recording not available
Mo Níon Ó...by Cathie Ryan performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available (Mo Níon Ó can be heard on Cathie Ryan's CD "Through Wind and Rain")
Óró, 'Sheanduine Dóite...by Cathie Ryan from Through Wind and Rain (Mo Leanbh)
Somewhere Along the Road...by Cathie Ryan performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available (Somewhere Along the Road can be heard on Cathie Ryan's CD "Somewhere Along the Road")
Craggy Pinnacle…by Al Petteway and Amy White from High in the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)

 
May 05, 2016

Program 1719: Tales of the Riverbank (May 05, 2016) Week 18

Sources of life and timeless inspirations to song-makers, rivers run through many of our well-loved and best-known landscapes.  Their quiet country banks and neglected docksides are now often the focus of rural rediscovery, urban regeneration, and seaside redevelopment.  Hear songs about grand city quays and unspoiled country streams.

I Am A River…by Luka Bloom from Tribe (Big Sky Records)    
Johnny Todd/Far From Home…by Ossian from The Best of Ossian (Iona)
Voyage for Ireland…by Pierre Bensusan from Nice Feeling (Zebra Acoustic)    
Annan Waters…by Niamh Parsons from In My Prime (Green Linnet)   
A Walk on the Shore…by Boys of the Lough from Lonesome Blues and Dancing Shoes (Lough Records)
Sweet Afton…by Tony Cuffe from The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 1 (Linn)
The Afton…by Eddi Reader from Peacetime (Compass
[ID excerpt] River…by Enya from Watermark (Geffen) 
Sweet Thames Flow Softly…by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)   
Crossing the Bridge…by Kim Robertson from Wood, Fire & Gold (Dargason)  
Both Sides the Tweed…by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax)
The Tail o’ the Bank...by Battlefield Band from Celtic Hotel (Temple Records/Flying Fish)
Sitting in the Stern of a Boat...by Alasdair Fraser from Return to Kintail (Culburnie Records)
Ship in Full Sail/The Bohola Jig/Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies... by Bohola from Bohola (Shanachie)

 

 
April 28, 2016

Program 1718:  Alan Reid (April 28, 2016) Week 17

Marking their shared event at Edinburgh’s TradFest, Fiona revisits an encounter with her old friend Alan Reid, the singer and long-time Battlefield Band member who was also her very first radio interviewee.  They reminisce about that meeting and reflect on musical journeys.

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

 

 
April 21, 2016

Program 1717: Wayfaring Strangers (April 21, 2016) Week 16

We mark Fiona’s Celtic-Americana event at TradFest, Edinburgh’s annual showcase of Traditional Arts and Culture, by re-tracing the musical migration from Scotland through Ulster to Appalachia.

Benton’s Jig/Benton’s Dream… by Patrick Street from No. 2 Patrick Street (Green Linnet Records
It Was a’ For Our Rightfu’ King…by Dougie MacLean from Craigie Dhu (Dunkeld Records)
The Crossing…by Tim O’Brien from The Crossing (Alula Records
The Rambling Irishman…by  Len Graham & Brian O’hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)
The Winding River Roe …by  Cara Dillon from Sweet Liberty (Rough Trade Records)   
The Earl o’ Cassillis Lady (The Gypsie Laddies)….by Norman Kennedy from Live in Scotland (Living Tradition)
Gypsy Davy…by Julie Glaub from Blue Waltz (Troubadour-ess Music
Wayfaring Stranger/British Field March…by Timothy Cummings from The Piper in the Holler (Birchen Music
Young Hunting/Elzig’s Farewell….by Sheila Kay Adams from The Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
Old George’s Square….by Jean Ritchie from None But One / High Hills and Mountains (Greenhays)
Shady Grove…by Doc Watson & David Holt from Legacy (High Windy Audio)   
Rain and Snow…by Pauline Scanlon from Hush (Compass Records
A Mountaineer is Always Free…by Pierce Pettis from State of Grace (Compass Records)
The Parting Glass…by Al Petteway & Amy White from High in the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)

 
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