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July 9, 2015

Program 1676: Musical Breizh (July 9, 2015) Week 28 

Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the airwaves this week, with the bands Kornog and Skolvan, traditional vocalist and specialist in Breton “gwerz” songs Annie Ebrel, and the father of pan-Celtic music, harper Alan Stivell.

Suite de Ridees…by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Boules et Guirlandes…by Skolvan from Swing & Tears (Keltia Musique)  
Ar Galon Digorr…by Annie Ebrel, Gilles le Bigot, Davy Spillane from Voix Celtiques -Celtic Voices (Keltia Musiques)
Gavotten…by Celtic Fiddle Festival (featuring Christian LeMaitre) from Rendezvous (Green Linnet)
Er Pasker/Stella Splendens…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh)
Scotland the Brave…by Jamie McMenemy from Les Grands Airs Celtiques (Keltia Musique)
Dans Plinn…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: An Derez….by Jacques Pellen & Riccardo del Fra from Sorseez  (Gwerz)
Toutouig…by Morgan from Born of The Sea   (Telen)
Ne Bado Ket Atao…by Alan Stivell from International Tour (Dreyfus Records)
Toniou Bale Deus Kreiz Breizh…by Pennou Skoulm from Breton Ballroom (Diffusion Breizh)
Le Reve de Sam…by Bagad Bro Kemperle from Ar Gouriz Ruz (Coop Breizh)
Hanter-Dro…by Alain Pennec from Alcoves (Keltia Musique)
La Langue de Chez Moi…by Sonerien Du from Au Coeur de la Musique Bretonne (Coop Breizh)
Breton Set…by Maggie Sansone from Dance Upon the Shore (Maggie’s Music)

 
June 25, 2015

Program 1674: Claudine Langille (June 25, 2015) Week 26 

Join Fiona at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with vocalist and leading banjo and mandolin player Claudine Langille.  Hear why songs and tunes from the Canadian Maritimes, Ireland and Appalachia flow through Claudine’s music.

The Kilmoulis Jig...by Touchstone from The New Land (Green Linnet)
Polka, Farewell to Nova Scotia, Cliffs of Moher/Cook in the Kitchen, Charlie Piggot's Reel... by Claudine  Langille. Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week (Recording not available)
ID Excerpt: Between Friends...by Claudine Langille from The Fin and The Feather (Claudine Langille)
Do You Love an Apple?...by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
Jack Haggerty … by Touchstone from The New Land (Green Linnet)
Jealousy...by Claudine Langille. Recorded  live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
Red, Red Rose...by Gypsy Reel from Red, Red Rose (Mount Hollywood Records)
Livin' in the Snow...by Claudine Langille. Recorded  live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
Pernod Waltz...by Claudine Langille from Red, Red Rose (Mount Hollywood Records

 
July 2, 2015

Program 1675: Underneath the Stars (July 2, 2015) Week 27  

Drawing meaning, guidance and solace from the sun moon and stars, our music looks to the Northern and Western skies 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)

 
June 18, 2015

Program 1673: Scent of Summer (June 18, 2015) Week 25 

Ease into the sound of summer with a warm Celtic infused blend.

A United Earth I…by Alan Stivell with Youssou N’Dour from Dublin to Dakar (Putumayo)
The Shores of Loch Ghamhna/Aolbhneas Ellis Ui Cheallaigh…by Deiseal from The Long Long Note (Starc)
Swimming Song…by Maddy Prior from Year (Park Records
Water Music…by Pierre Bensusan from Musiques (Windham Hill
Daire’s Dream…by Davy Spillane from Atlantic Bridge (Tara Music)
California….by Eddi Reader from Angels & Electricity (Warner Music
At The Races…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
ID Excerpt: Baka…by Outback from Baka (Hannibal Records)
The Pearl Wedding Reel/Country Girl & the Hungarian Fiddler…by Old Blind Dogs from Fit? (Green Linnet)
Land of Light…by William Jackson from Land of Light (Mill Records)
Moondance…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
A Costa de Galicia…by Sharon Shannon & Friends from The Diamond Mountain Sessions (Grapevine)
Marabilla…by Skyedance from Live in Spain (Culburnie)
Two Fifty to Vigo…by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweed (Greentrax)

 
June 11, 2015

Program 1672: Brian and Julee (June 11, 2015) Week 24

Join Fiona at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub.  Each followed a separate path to Ireland to discover the roots of their musical passions.

My Johnny Was a Shoemaker...by Julee Glaub from Fields Faraway (juleeglaub.com)
Jig: Greenfields of America...by Brían ÓhAirt and Julee Glaub - Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
I'll Fly Away/This Little Light of Mine...by Julee Glaub - Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
Song: Am Buachaillin Muinte...by Brían ÓhAirt - Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
Cavan Girl...Julee Glaub  - Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
Song: An Sagairtin...by Brían ÓhAirt  - Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
[ID Excerpt] Red Rocking Chair...by Little Windows from Just Beyond Me (littlewindows.net)
Dear Irish Boy...by  Julee Glaub  - Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
Baba 'Con Raoi/Bó na Leath-Adhaírce...by Bua with Brían ÓhAirt from Down the Green Fields  (buamusic.com)
Reel: Fair of Ballydareen...by Brían ÓhAirt - 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 audience) - Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)
The Mason's Apron...by Bua from Down the Green Fields (buamusic.com)

 
June 4, 2015

Program 1671: Song Beat (June 4, 2015) Week 23 

Hebridean tweed-workers’ songs, rowing songs, hiking songs, mouth music: their lyrics take a back seat to their integral rhythms of the song. Hear how the music lightens the work and keeps the singers going.

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 28, 2015

Program 1670: More New Releases & Debuts (May 28, 2015 ) Week 22

Description:  Join Fiona as she opens some of the recent musical deliveries to the Thistle mailboxes in the U.S. and Scotland.

Big Archie...by Duncan Chisholm from Affric (Copperfish)
Air Tune...by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree (Music Network)     
Lord Duneagle...by Nuala Kennedy from Noble Stranger (Compass)   
Ridee...by Session A9 from Session A9 (RAJ Records)     
Temptation Hill...by Aoife MacLeod from Fonn Ratharsair (Brechin All Records)  
Alasdair Oig 'ic 'ic Neacail...by Kathleeen MacInnes from Cille Bhrìde (www.kathleenmacinnes.com)
Tommy Darkie's Welcome to Raasay...by MacKenzie, McVarish, Martin, O'Rua, Bremner from Fonn Ratharsair (Brechin All Records)      
[ID Excerpt] Voodoo...by Nuala Kennedy from Noble Stranger (Compass)    
Un-named Shetland Reel...by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc from The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (Etnisk Musikklubb)   
The Olive Branch...by Maeve MacInnon from Once Upon An Olive Branch (www.maevemackinnon.com)
Jig C/Aaron's Quay/Colonel Fraser's...by The Duplets from Leverage (Pond Chicken Music)  
Down at the Willie Clancy Week...by Grace Kelly from Down at the Willie Clancy Week - CD single (www.tradcentre.com/grace )
The Fiddle...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (Park)    
Will Atkinson...by Kathryn Tickell from Northumbrian Voices (Park)   
Lusignac...by MacMaster/Hay from Hook (Macmaster/Hay)

 
May 21, 2015

Program 1669: Debuts (May 21, 2015 ) Week 21

Look to the next era for this music with the sounds of first time artists on Thistle with recordings from both sides of the Atlantic.

Crow Road Croft...by Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl from Wooden Flute & Fiddle (Make Believe)
Consett Y Peipar Coch/Erddigan Y Pibydd Coch...by Anton Emery from Noone Lasses (celticfingerstyleguitar.com)
Earl Richard...by Alistair Ogilvy from Leaves Sae Green (Greentrax)
The Green Cottage/The Glin Cottage/Julia's Norwegian Polka...by Brendan Begley & Caomhin Ó Raghallaigh from A Moment of Madness (Brendan Begley & Caomhin Ó Raghallaigh)
Chi Mi Na Morbheanna...by Hilary Field and Patrice O'Neill from Cantilena (Yellow Tail Records)
Táilliúir an Mhagaidh...by Celia Ní Fhátharta from Irish Traditional Sean Nos Songs (Clo lar-Chonnacht)
J'ai Planté un Chêne...by Mélisande (Electrotrad) from Les Metamorphoses (La Pruche Libre)
[ID excerpt] The Duchess Tree...by Laura Simpson from Aberdeen Branch Session Fowk (TMSA)
A Highland Lamentation...by Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl from Wooden Flute & Fiddle (Make Believe)
Down By the Salley Gardens...by Carolyn Holyoke from Collage (www.carolynholyoke.ca)
Cape Breton Set...by Carolyn Holyoke from Collage (www.carolynholyoke.ca)
Mouth of the Tobique...by Nine-8ths Irish from Out on the Ocean (FGM Records)
Pretty Green Island...by Pat Egan and Alex Caton from Fiddle Tunes and Ballads (pateganmusic.com)
Nancy Rowland's...by Pat Egan and Alex Caton from Fiddle Tunes and Ballads (pateganmusic.com)
Calliope House/Grant's Reel/Trip to Antigonish/Hey Nelson...by Keira from A Fiddle Affair (irishmadness.com)

 
May 14, 2015

Program 1668: At the Edge (May 14, 2015) Week 20 

Hear an evolving Celtic roots sound, 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)

 
May 07, 2015

Program 1667: Fresh Takes (May 7, 2015 ) Week 19

Established artists and old friends bring new music to the show with their latest releases and innovations.

The Immigrant...by Damien Connolly from Inspired  (Damien Connolly)
Thig am Bata...by Ályth McCormack from Homelands (ANE Records)
My Lagan Love/The Maids of Mitchelstown...by Patsy O'Brien from Irish Guitar (patsyobrienswebsite.com)
My Mary...by Jim Malcolm from The Corncrake (Beltane)
Le Rosier...by Le Vent du Nord from Têtu (Borealis)
Alasdair's...by Steph Geremia from The Open Road (Blackbox Music)
[ID Excerpt] Tell Me Now...by Damien Connolly from Inspired (Damien Connolly)
1952 Vincent Black Lightening...by RSAMD 2010 from The Future of Our Past (Greentrax)
The Almost Reel Set...by RSAMD 2010 from The Future of Our Past (Greentrax)
Arrow and Heart...by Eamon Friel from Brave New World (Thran Records)
Same Old Man...by Scythian from Old Tin Can (Scythian)
Cúirt Robin Finley...by Altan from The Widening Gyre (Compass)
The Triple T...by by Altan from The Widening Gyre (Compass)

 
April 30, 2015

Program 1666: Westward (April 30, 2015) Week 18 

Hear wild fiddle music and singing in the language of the Gael.  Music from western places in Ireland and Scotland is the music of lonely, rugged mountainsides and sea-swept coastlines.

Blink/The Central Line/Lexy Macaskill's…by Flook from Flatfish (Flatfish Records
Chi mi’n Gheamhraidh…by Gary West from The Islay Ball (Greentrax
Coisich, a Ruin…by Capercaillie from Delirium (Survival Records)
The Stone in the Field/Famous Ballymore/The Traveller…by Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle  (Shanachie)
West Coast of Clare…by Niamh Parsons from Heart’s Desire (Green Linnet)
Dheannain sugradh…by Alyth McCormack from An Iomal (The Edge) (Vertical Records)
The Dispute at the Crossroads/Columba Ward's/Siuns Reel…by Altan from Another Sky (Virgin Narada)
ID Excerpt: Paddy Fahy's Reel…by Sean Tyrrell from Belladonna (Long Walk Music)
The Old Bush/The Reel with the Burl…by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from The Lonesome Touch  (Green Linnet)
Llostail me le Sairsint…by Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill from Idir an Da Shoals (Green Linnet
Calum Sgaire…by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail (Culburnie
The Dark Island…by Ross Kennedy & Archie McAllister from The White Swan (Lochshore)
The Song of the Seal…by Karan Casey from Seal Maiden (Music for Little People)
Lucy Campell's…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Vertical Records)
Lexy Macaskill…by Peatbog Fairies from Mellowosity (Greentrax)

 
April 23, 2015

Program 1665: Kick Back (April 23, 2015) Week 17

There’s more to this roots music business than high-energy dance tunes.  Ease through hand-picked soothing voices and free-spirited instrumentals.

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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