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February 12, 2015

Program 1655: Love Songs (February 12, 2015) Week 7

Move beyond the traditional notion of romantic love this week to hear of a bond with landscape, language, and the natural world – all in the finest music from Celtic roots.

Venus in Tweeds...by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweeds (Greentrax
The Gowden Locks of Anna…by MacAlias from Highwired (Greentrax)
Jim Batty’s/The Bloom of Youth…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Vertical Records
To The Homeland…by Maura O’Connell from Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill
I Love the Trees…by Nomos from Set You Free (Green Linnet)
Suite de Ridees…by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Voices of the Land…by Maire Brennan from Maire (Atlantic)
Gi’e Me Lass Wi’ a Lump o’ Land…by Ian F. Benzie from I’se The B’y (Lochshore)
ID Excerpt: Dans Fisel...by Tony McManus from Tony McManus (Greentrax)  
A’ The Airts…by Ceolbeg from Seeds to the Wind (Greentrax)  
Wild West Waltz…by Wendy Stewart from About Time (Greentrax)
The Beauty Spot/The Maid Behind the Barrel…by Danu from All Things Considered (Shanachie)
More Than Just a Dram…by Robin Laing from The Angel’s Share (Greentrax)  
Aibreann - The Last Pint…by Lunasa from Lunasa (Compass)  
Tail Toddle Finale…by Skyedance from Skyedance - Live in Spain (Culburnie)

 
February 5, 2015

Program 1654: Nuala Kennedy and A.J. Roach (February 5, 2015) Week 6 

Hear how two musicians, raised over 4,000 miles apart, share a deep musical connection.  Flute player and singer Nuala (pron: Noo-la) Kennedy is from the east coast of Ireland.  Her husband, singer and songwriter A.J. Roach was raised in southwestern Virginia.  Nuala grew up with many Ulster ballads and tunes that were carried across the ocean to take root in the mountains and hollows of A.J.’s homeland.  The pair chat with Fiona and share some music.

Gabriel Sings.. by Nuala Kennedy from Noble Stranger (Compass
Hop Jigs...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)     
Wee C Whistle Set...by Nuala Kennedy & Mike Bryan from A Wee Selection of Some Scottish Tunes (Under the Arch)    
Highlands and Islands...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)    
The Boys of Mullaghbawn...by Oirialla from Oirialla (Lughnasa Music)   
Through the Heather...by Oirialla from Oirialla (Lughnasa Music)     
Paddy's Lamentation...by Nuala Kennedy from Noble Stranger (Compass)  
[ID Break] Dolphin School...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)  
Bidh Clann Ulaidh...by Oirialla from Oirialla (Lughnasa Music)    
Cold Blow...by Fine Friday from Gone Dancing (Foot Stompin)
Dimes...by A.J. Roach from Dogwood Winter (Route 23 Music)
The Spider and the Fly...by Nuala Kennedy from Tune In (Compass)

 
January 29, 2015

Program 1653: Songs of the Bard (January 29, 2015) Week 5

Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the songs, timeless and thriving, of Robert Burns ~ Scotland’s National Bard.

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 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)

 
January 22, 2015

Program 1652: Muir of Gormack (January 22, 2015) Week 4

The area of wilderness known as the Muir of Gormack was first mentioned in 1776 by scholars who labeled it a “Caledonian Camp” for its prehistoric remains of hut-circles, cairns and decorated stones.  Dougie MacLean evokes the setting and imagines the ancient culture in “Muir of Gormack – a Pictish story.”

Circles of Stone…by Draiocht from The Druid and The Dreamer  (Dog Music)
Branohm…by Maire Breatnach from Branohm (Starc)  
Air bhith dhomhsa…by Martyn Bennett from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin)  
Lament for Nechtan…by Maire Breatnach from Branohm (Starc
Psalmsong…by Alison Kinnaird from The Silver String (Temple)
Briochan and Columba…by Shaun Davey from The Pilgrim (Tara
A’Ghrian…by Shaun Davey from The Pilgrim (Tara)
ID Excerpt: Maarein…by Maire Breatnach from Branohm  (Starc)
Muir of Gormach…by Dougie MacLean from Muir of Gormack (Dunkeld)

 
January 15, 2015

Program 1651: Winter Heat (January 15, 2015) Week 3

Hot instrumentals and passionate vocals from Kirsty MacColl, Salsa Celtica and Kila offer the perfect insulation against winter’s chill.

Sult Theme…by Sult from Sult: Spirit of the Music (Hummingbird Records)
Tine Gheal…by Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn Records)    
Double Knuckle Shuffle…by Kila from Tog E Go Bog E (Green Linnet
Ain’t No Sunshine/The Flawless Juggler…by Sileas from Play On Light (Greentrax)    
The Lonesome Scenes of Winter…by Cara Dillon from Cara Dillon (Rough Trade)  
Melodie Gavotte/Ton A-Boz Gavotenn…by Karma from Nozata (Coop Breizh
Les Dolois…by Bleizi Ruz from Hent Sant Jakez (Shamrock)
ID Excerpt: Tango to Evora…by Loreena McKennitt from The Visit (Warner Bros
Salsa Celtica…by Salsa Celtica from Monstruos Y Demonios-Angels and Lovers (Eclectic
Isn’t It A Little Late…by Eleanor McEvoy from Yola (Blue Dandelion
The Barachois…by Chris Armstrong from Quantum Leap (Lochshore)  
Suite of Mountain Songs…by Asturiana Mining Company from Patrimoniu (Lochshore)  
England 2 Colombia O…by Kirsty MacColl from Tropical Brainstorm (Instinct)   
Ra-Li-O…by Baka Beyond from East to West (Narada Media)  
The Farewell…by Natalie MacMaster from Live (Greentrax)

 

 

 

 

 
January 8, 2015

Program 1650: New Year Sounds (January 8, 2015)  Week 2

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

Lili's Hornpipe...by Ailie Robertson from Little Lights (Lorimer)
Follow the Heron...by Karine Polwart from Favourite Scottish Songs (Greentrax)
I am Grateful for What I Have...by Sarah McQuaid from The Silver Lining (Waterbug)
Medusa...by James Keelaghan from House of Cards (Borealis)
Óran an t-Slaightear...by Cruinn from Stóras (www.cruinn.net)
Terras do Norte...by Kep Junquera featuring Os Cempés from A Way to the Atlantic (www.galiciantunes.com)
Seeing Time (Song for Sky)...by Silver Sole featuring Gina MacLeod from Silver Sole (www.ginamacleod.com)
[ID Excerpt] La Gueussinette...by Ailie Robertson from Little Lights (Lorimer)
I Ain't Got No Home...by The Gaslight Tinkers from The Gaslight Tinkers (www.thegaslighttinkers.com)
Sleeping Tune...by The New England Irish Harp Ensemble from Another Country Heard From... (www.neilho.org)
My Mary...by Jim Malcolm from The Corncrake (Beltane)
Sören's Waltz...by Aryeh Frankfurter from A Step in Time (Lionharp.com)
O'Neill's March...by Tony MacMahon & Steve Cooney from Live in Spiddal (Raelach)
Breton Dance Set: Gavotte/Bouree d'Aurore Sand/French Musette...by Maggie Sansone from A Hamamered Dulcimer Collection (Maggie's Music)

 

 
January 1, 2015

Program 1649: Jean Redpath (January 1, 2015) Week 1

Singer Jean Redpath first traveled from Scotland to the U.S. in 1961 and was soon immersed in the American folk scene.  She went on to perform throughout the world, released over forty recordings, and won the hearts of public radio listeners through her many appearances on A Prairie Home Companion.  Host Fiona Ritchie met with Jean to reminisce about five decades of sharing songs.

South Wind...by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song for Singing (Philo/Rounder)  
The Lass o' Gowrie...by Jean Redpath from Will Ye No Come Back Again? (Greentrax)   
The Kirk Swaree...by Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
Mill o' Tifty's Annie...by Jean Redpath from Song of the Seals (New Rounder)
With God On Our Side...by Bob Dylan from The Times They Are A-Changin' (Columbia
[ID excerpt] Miss Admiral Gordon's Strathspey...by Alasdair Fraser, Jay Unger, Abby Newton from Jean Redpath's album Leaving the Land (Rounder)
My Love, She's But a Lassie Yet...by Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
O, Merry Hae I Been...by Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
Tuna the Food of My Soul...by Jean Redpath, Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnston, Philip Brunelle from Prairie Home Comedy, Vol 2 (High Bridge) 
Quiet...by Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
The Minstrel Show...by Garrison Keillor, Jean Redpath, Kate MacKenzie and the cast from A Prairie Home Companion Final Performance, Vol 2 (High Bridge)

 
December 25, 2014

Program 1648: Midwinter Musing (December 25, 2014) Week 52

Travel into the traditions of midwinter through some spellbinding music of the season.

Da Day Dawn…by Chris Stout from First o’ the Darkenin’ (Greentrax)  
Winter Solstice…by Atwater-Donnelly from When Winter Calls (Rabbit Island Music)   
The Time is Approaching…by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig ~ An Irish Christmas (Musical Bridge
Who Knows Where the Time Goes…by Maggie Reilly from Rowan (Red Berry Records
Through the Bitter Frost and Snow…by Susan McKeown and Lindsey Horner from A Winter’s Tale (Celtic Heartbeat)
Variations: Lo, How a Rose E’er Booming…by Turtle Island String Quartet from By the Fireside (Windham Hill)  
The Coming of Winter…by Anúna and the Ulster Orchestra from Behind the Closed Eye (Danú
[ID excerpt] Drive the Cold Winter Away…by Sue Richards from Merrily Greet the Time (Maggie’s Music
Haul Brothers, Haul!…by Coyote Run from Tend the Fire (Run Wild Records
Garçon Á Marier/Orgies Nocturnes/Dans Fisel…by Touchstone from A Thistle & Shamrock Christmas Ceilidh  (Green Linnet)   
The Snows…by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and Triona Ní Dhomhnaill from Celtic Christmas III (Windham Hill)
The Slippery Slope/Wullie’s Wopper/Tam the Bam...by Pete Clark from Now & Then (Inver)
Winter Light...by Kenneth Steven from Sanctuary ~ Poems of Celtic Spirituality (Saint Andrew Press)
Return to the Stewartry/Slanttigart/Tame her When da Snaw Comes... by Catriona Macdonald from Bold (Peerie Angel Productions)
The Bitter Withy...by Kerfuffle from Lighten The Dark (Kerfuffle)

 
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.  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 she composed with Mason Neely, and narrates excerpts from this timeless holiday classic.

Deck the Halls...by Cerys Matthews from Baby It's Cold Outside (Rainbow City)
Dust of Snow...by Matt and Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night (www.MattandShannonHeaton.com)
Patapan/O Come, O Come Emmanuel...by Mindy Gledhill from Winter Moon (Mindy Gledhill)
Star in the East/Born in Bethny...by 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 Thee...by Joel Mabus from How Like The Holly (Fossil)
Reels: Christmas Eve/Oiche Nollag/High Road to Linton...by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig (Musical Bridge)
Gaudete...by Anuna from Omnis (Celtic Heartbeat)
[ID Break] Past Three O' Clock...by Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh from Christmas Lights (Old Bridge)
Narration and music excerpts from:
Dylan Thomas ~ A Child's Christmas...by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely (www.earthquakeltd.com)
Open the Door (read 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 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)

 
December 4, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1645: Music Migration (December 4, 2014) Week 49

Fiona recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first traveled in the U.S. in the early 1980s by exploring what ties her world to the music of the Southern Mountains.

Shady Grove...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)
The Cuckoo...by Jean Ritchie from Song Links (Fellside)
The Cuckoo...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)
The Cuckoo...by The Devil's Interval from Song Links (Fellside)
The Devil's Nine Questions...by Bruce Molsky from Song Links (Fellside)
Cape Fear...by Ian Hardie from Westringing (Ian Hardie)
Wedding Dress...by T with the Maggies (Compass)
[ID excerpt] Craggy Pinnacle...Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood)
Barbrie Ellen...by Mary Humphries & Anahata from Song Links (Fellside)
Sligo Maid...by Kim Robertson from Shady Grove (Gourd)
Barbara Allen...by Cassie Franklin with Southern Brew from Song Links (Fellside)
Draggle-tail Gypsies-O...by Benji Kirkpatrick from Song Links (Fellside)
Seven Yellow Gypsies...by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh)
Clayton Boone...by Skip Gorman from Song Links (Fellside)
Red Haired Boy/Cold, Frosty Morn… by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood)

 
November 27, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1644: Dream Time (November 27, 2014) Week 48

There's more to this roots music business than high-energy dance tunes.  Kick back with some soothing voices (Maire Brennan, Dougie MacLean, Karen Matheson) and some free-spirited instrumentals (Davy Spillane, William Jackson, Michael McGoldrick).

Ca Dé Sin Do’n Té Sin…by Clannad from Banba (RCA
Bonnie Jean…by Karen Matheson from Time to Fall (Vertical
Pamela Rose Grant/The Ewie Wi’ the Crooked Horn/The Scolding Wives of Abertarff…by Tony McManus/Alan Genty  from Singing Sands (Greentrax)  
‘S fhada leam an Oidche Ghemhradih…by Dougie MacLean from Riof (Dunkeld
Teehan’s…by Michael McGoldrick from Fused (Compass
The Lowlands of Holland…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
ID Excerpt: Midnight Walker…by Davy Spillane from Pipedreams (Tara Music
Little Sadie …by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass
An Honourable Peace/The Drip…by William Jackson from Duan Albanach (Mill)  
Bí Liom…by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca)  
What Makes You Dream…by Bohinta from Belladonna (Celtic Collections)
Swedish…by Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila from May Monday (Northside)
Ubi Caritas…by Connie Dover from The Wishing Well (Taylor Park
Darklight…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

 

 

 
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