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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)

 
November 08, 2018

Program 1850: Islanders (November 08, 2018)  Week 45

It may have originated in sea swept island communities to the North West and south of the Atlantic archipelago, but this week’s choice of music is far from insular.

Da White Wife…by Fiddler’s Bid from Naked & Bare (Greentrax
Ho Ro’s Toigh Leam Fhin Thu…by MacKenzie from The Hear and Now (MacMeanmna)
Hillswick/Party Scene…by Chris Stout from Tracks North (Shetland Arts Trust )
Haidh O…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram)  
Calum Beag O Thir a Mhurain/The Twisted Bridge…by Maggie MacInnes from Spoirad Beatha (Marram
Cailleach An Airgid/Rachainn AShuiridh’Air Oighrig…by Cliar from The Rough Guide to Scottish Music   (MacMeanmna)
Donal Agus Morag…by Altan from Harvest Storm (Green Linnet
ID Excerpt: The Corn Holm…by Don Wessells from On Orkney (Harmonichro Records) 
The Hut on Staffin Island/Sandy MacLeod of Garafad/The Soft Horse Reel…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet
Fiolialgean …by Billy Ross from Shore Street  (Greentrax)
Shapinsay Polka/Jimmy o’ the Bu’s Polka/Scapa Flow…by Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley from Mither o’ the Sea (Greentrax) 
Tha Mulaidh…by Alyth McCormack from An Iomall -The Edge (Vertical
Martyrdom…by Salm from Salm Vol.1 (Ridge Records)
Iona…by William Jackson from A Scottish Island (Mill Records)
The Goodnight Song…by Emma Christian from Celtic Voices-Women of Song
(Narada Media
The Patterned Carpet Set: Alisdair Fraser’s Compliments to Lorna Mitchell/Reel for Eilidh Shaw/Da Eye Wife…by Rock, Salt & Nails from Midnight Rain (Park Records) 

 
November 01, 2018

Program 1849:  Belonging (November 01, 2018)  Week 44

This week we hear excerpts from Mairi Campbell’s “Pulse” and Kathryn Tickell’s  “Northumbrian Voices” to hear how music can bring us home.

Minnie's House...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
All the Way Home...by Cathy Jordan from All the Way Home (Blix Street)
Iona Homecoming...by Melissa Du Puy, Marty Young, Steve Young from Legacy (Legacy)
A Place Called Home...by Barbara Dymock from Hilbert's Hotel (Liftfire Recordings)
The Fiddle...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (KathrynTickell.com)
Will Atkinson...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (KathrynTickell.com)
Wildflowers & Grass...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (KathrynTickell.com)
Allery Burn...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (KathrynTickell.com)
[ID excerpt] What the Devil Ails Ye?...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
Side by Side...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
Red Roof...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
She is Waiting...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
We Are More...by Campbell Gray from Pulse (mairicampbell.co.uk)
Home Ground...by Battlefield Band from Home Ground (Temple)

 
October 25, 2018

Program 1744:  Myth & Legend (October 27, 2016) Week 43 

This week, songs from Celtic music traditions telling of mythical places, people and creatures, along with tunes of enchantment.

The Mystics’ Slipjigs…by Maire Breatnach from Angels Candles (Starc
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax
Branle…by Old Blind Dogs from The World’s Room (Compass)
Lupadáin Lapadáin - The Tale of the Mermaid’s Daughter…by John Spillane and Louis de Paor from The Gaelic Hit Factory (EMI Ireland
The Sparkling Fairy/Taro’s Blue Eye…by Winifred Horan from Just One Wish (Shanachie)
A Bhean Úd Thíos…by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
The Fairy Reel/The Old Torn Petticoat/Our House At Home…by Danu from The Road Less Traveled (Shanachie
Suantraí Sí…by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin from Suantraí, An Irish Lullaby (Shanachie
ID Excerpt: Charmed…by Rachel Hair from Hubcaps & Potholes (March Hair Records)    
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Aquaintance (Beltane
Molly Malone…by Sinéad O’Connor from Sean-Nós Nua (Hummingbird)     
The Devil…by Bodega from Bodega (Greentrax)    
Sir Patrick Spens…by June Tabor from An Echo of Hooves (Topic
Devil’s Advocate…by Chris Stout Quintet from Devil’s Advocate (Greentrax)

 
October 18, 2018

Program 1847: New Fall Sounds 1 (October 18, 2018) Week 42

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

Sugar House...by We Banjo 3 from Haven (We Banjo 3)
Oh No...by the Tannahill Weavers from Òrach (Compass)
Sunset Over the Somme...by the Tannahill Weavers from Òrach (Compass)
The New Country...by the Krüger Brothers from Best of the Krüger Brothers (Double Time Music)
Morbleur, Sambleur!...by Les Poules À Colin from Morose (FamGroup)
Lorient Mornings...by the Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun (gothardsisters.com)
Pack It Up ...by We Banjo 3 from Haven (We Banjo 3)
[ID Break] Kahler Hotel...by Les Poules À Colin from Morose (FamGroup)
Bird in the Tree...by Jake James from Firewood (jakejames.com)
Dimming of the Day...by Fellswater from Skipping Stones (fellswater.com)
Lad O'Beirne's...by Adam Agee & Jon Sousa from Ceol na gCarad (adamageejonsousa)
Leaving Arranmore...by Katie Else from Songs from Across the Lake and Sea (Katie Else)
Against the Grain...by the Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun (gothardsisters.com)
Cork Harbor...by the Krüger Brothers from Best of the Krüger Brothers (Double Time Music)


 
October 11, 2018

Program 1846:  Fiona’s Findings (October 11, 2018) Week 41

Host Fiona Ritchie plays some obscure tracks that are just waiting for airplay.

O Love is Teasin'...by Rhiannon Giddens from Tomorrow is My Turn (Nonesuch)
Hibernian Rhapsody...by De Dannan from Hibernian Rhapsody (Shanachie)
Miracle of Being...by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)
Little Sadie...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
Time After Time...by Alison Brown from The Song of the Banjo (Compass)
I Say a Little Prayer...by Mary Black from No Frontiers (Gift Horse)
[ID excerpt] Eddie Kelly's...by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
Gentle On My Mind...by Luka Bloom from Head and Heart (Compass)
Reel Around the Sun...by Brendan Power from Brendan Power Plays the Music of Riverdance (Greentrax)
Ain't No Sunshine...by Sileas from Play On Light (Greentrax)
Love Comes Quietly...by Simon Thoumire and David Milligan from The Big Day In (Foot Stompin)
Sailing...by Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra from Affinity (Beo)
Shputnik In Glenshiel...by Martyn Bennett from Bothy Culture (Ryko)

 
October 04, 2018

Program 1845: Live From Ireland (October 04, 2018) Week 40

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 ) 
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)  
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)  
[ID excerpt] Jig: Greenfields of America...by Brían ÓhAirt and Julee Glaub (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)
Crossing the Bridge...by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul (live recording - not available)  
Luna/Reels...by Cherish the Ladies, featuring Donna Long and Liz Knowles (recorded live, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC)   
The Pinery Boy…by Dáithí Sproule (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)  
The Crow in the Sun…by Dáithí Sproule (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering)   
How Can I Keep From Singing?...by Julee Glaub (recorded live at Swannanoa Gathering) 
Banish Misfortune/Morning Dew/Arkansas Traveller/Wild Irishman...by The Chieftains from Live from Dublin   (RCA Victor)

 
September 20, 2018

Program 1843: From the Archives – 2 (September 20, 2018) Week 38

Host Fiona Ritchie selects more memorable moments from the past decade of her radio shows.

Two Shetland Reels...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)
The Stride/Tom Doherty's/The Contradiction/Viva Galicia…by Solas from The Words That Remain (Shanachie) 
Pastures of Plenty…by Solas from Reunion (Compass) 
Black Annis…by Solas from Reunion (Compass) 
Lia Fail: The Stone of Destiny (excerpt)…by William Jackson from Duan Àlbanach (Mill Records)
Iona Theme…by Ossian from Dove Across the Water (Iona)
[ID Break All These Years...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)
Bonnie Border Lass (guitar intro)...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
Silver Coin...by Archie Fisher from Sunsets I've Galloped Into... (Greentrax)
Adam Cameron...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
The Kid on the Mountain...by Alison Kinnaird (with Patsy Seddon) from The Harp Key (Temple)
The Judges Dilemma/The Inverness Gathering...by Sileas from Delighted With Harps (Green Linnet)
May Colvin...by Sileas from Play on Light  (Greentrax)
Roarie Bummlers...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)

 
September 27, 2018

Program 1844:  Cathy Jordan (September 27, 2018)  Week 39

We mark the 10th anniversary of the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week with Irish singer Cathy Jordan of the internationally acclaimed band Dervish.

Á Stór Mo Chroí...by Dervish from Harmony Hill (Whirling Discs)
A Bunch of Violets Blue...by Cathy Jordan - Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
Welcome Poor Paddy Home...by Cathy Jordan - 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 - Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
All the Way Home...by Cathy Jordan - Live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
The Jordan Jig...by Cathy Jordan from All the Way Home (Blix Street)

 
September 13, 2018

Program 1842: From the Archives-1 (September 13, 2018) Week 37

Host Fiona Ritchie revisits memorable moments from the past decade of her radio shows.

Tie the Bonnet/Monaghan Twig/A Fair Wind/The Convenience Reel…by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Alliance)
Bitter Brew…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)
Gypsy Laddie...by Jack Beck (live recording - not available)
Black Jack Davie...by Sara Grey (live recording - not available)
Cumberland Gap...by Peggy Seeger (private collection - unavailable)
[ID Excerpt] Killoran’s Church…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)
Home By Bearna…by Cathie Ryan from The Music of What Happens (Shanachie)
Grace O’Malley…by Cathie Ryan from Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)
A mháithrín, a’ leigfeá ‘un an aonaigh mé?…by Cathie Ryan from The Music of What Happens (Shanachie)
In My Tribe…by Cathie Ryan from Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)
Fiddle Burns: Whistle and I’ll Come Tae Ye, My Lad/My Love She’s But a Lassie Yet…by Filska from Shetland Dialect (Veesik)
The Ferry/The Cornerhouse/ Balcomie House/The Dandy Dancer… by Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band from The Dark Island (Shelburn Associates)
The Currachman…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)

 
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