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July 05, 2018

Program 1832: ThistleRadio Classic (July 05, 2018) Week 27

Hear some of the classic tracks that are the bedrock of our playlist for ThistleRadio, our popular round-the-clock music channel.

Steel and Stone (Black Water)...by Kris Drever from Black Water (Compass
Reel de Chicoutimi/Reel St. Jean/Reel Eboulement...by Chris Norman from The Beauty of the North (Dorian`)  
Shanagolden...by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm (Whirling Discs)  
Keeping up with Calum...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Factor)  
Hoireann ó Rathill iù ó...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Factor)  
The Devil's Courtship...by Battlefield Band from Happy Daze (Temple
Ridee...by Session A9 from Session A9 (RAJ`) 
ID EXCERPT Bard Dance...by Enya from Enya (Atlantic)   
The Sailor Boy...by The Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Green Linnet)  
Spike Island Lasses...by Dan Ar Braz from Made in Breizh (Tinder)
May Colven...by Emily Smith from Ten Years (White Fall
Parting Friends...by Stuart Mason from Tradition (Native Home Music)  
Jig-Só...by Calan from Dinas (Sain
Cutting the Chord...by Savourna Stevenson from Cutting the Chord (Eclectic)

 
June 28, 2018

Program 1831: Dear Jean (June 28, 2018) Week 26

We mark the 10th anniversary of the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week with a celebration of the ‘Mother of Folk” who helped start it all, as artists celebrate Jean Ritchie (1922-2015).

My Dear Companion…. by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt from Trio (Warner Bros)   
Blue Diamond Mines… by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Wintergrace…. by Atwater.Donnelly from When Winter Calls (Rabbit Island Music)
Wondrous Love… by Sarah McQuaid from I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning (sarahmcquaid.com)
Black Waters…. by John McCutcheon, Tim O'Brien, Suzy Boguss, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan and Bryn Davies from Dear Jean ~ Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie (Compass
Now is the Cool of the Day… by Molly Andrews from Dear Jean (Compass
The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore …by Robin and Linda Williams with John Jennings from Dear Jean (Compass)
[ID excerpt] Shady Grove… by Sparky and Rhonda Rucker from Dear Jean (Compass
One I Love… by Karan Casey from Songlines (Shanachie
Songwriting Process ~ Jean Ritchie interview excerpt from The Thistle & Shamrock®
I Celebrate Life …by Pete Seeger from Dear Jean (Compass)  
Young Man Who Wouldn't Raise Corn ….by Peggy Seeger… from Dear Jean (Compass)   
Jubilee…. by Kathy Mattea and Friends from Dear Jean (Compass
Let the Sun Shine Down on Me …by Kim and Reggie Harris from Dear Jean (Compass)   
Advice to Singers ~ Jean Ritchie interview excerpt from The Thistle & Shamrock®
I've Got a Mother… by The Starry Mountain Singers from Dear Jean (Compass)  
The Peace Round… by Jean Ritchie and Friends from Dear Jean (Compass)

 
June 21, 2018

Program 1830: The Songs of Robert Tannahill (June 21, 2018) Week 25

Explore the legacy of the 17th century weaver poet whose work has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “Waltzing Matilda”.

Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie?...by Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld
The Braes o' Balquidder...by The Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)
Farewell to Whisky...by Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld
Thou Bonnie Wood o' Craiglea...by Claire Hastings from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV   (Brechin All Records)
Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa...by Sedrenn from Sedrenn (Keltia Musique)
Prince Charlie's March/Joy Gae Wi' My Love/Ho Mo Chaileagan ...by Jock Tamson's Bairns from May You Never Lack a Scone (Greentrax)
Braes o' Gleniffer...by Jock Tamson's Bairns from May You Never Lack a Scone (Greentrax
[ID excerpt] Mazurka Polonaise...by Sedrenn from Sedrenn (Keltia Musique)
Och Hey! Johnnie Lad...by Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol I (Brechin All Records)
Adieu! Ye Cheerful Native Plains...by Brian Ó hEadhra from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol III (Brechin All Records)
Thou Cauld Gloomy Feberwar...by Fiona Hunter from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol III (Brechin All Records)
Fly We To Some Desert Isle...by Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol I (Brechin All Records)
Loudon's Bonnie Woods and Braes...by Rod Paterson from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
Killoch Burn & Ye Dear Romantic Shades...by Wendy Weatherby from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)   
O Laddie, Can Ye Lea Me & How Can Ye Gang Laddie?...by Fiona Hunter from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records
Andro...by The Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)

 
June 14, 2018

Program 1829: Combos (June 14, 2018) Week 24

We revel in the joyous sounds of multi-instrumental line-ups and embrace the unconventional when considering “what-goes-with-what”.

The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek...by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good
(We Banjo 3)
Maria's Song/East West...by Matheu Watson from Dunrobin Place (Matheu Watson)
Take Your Time...by The Paul McKenna Band from Elements (Greentrax)
Circles of Stone...by Draiocht from Celtic Woman (Celtic Woman Records)
New Year's Day...by Skyhook from At the Stringsmith's Forge (Skyhook Music)
Rithill Aill (A WeddingSong)...by Capercaillie from Heart of the Gaels (Narada)
[ID excerpt] Taylor Ryan...by Skyhook from At the Stringsmith's Forge (Skyhook Music)
Annam Cara/Ships in the Night...by Michael McGoldrick from Aurora (Vertical
Mickey's Reels...by Michael McGoldrick from Aurora (Vertical)
Angels Without Wings...by Heidi Talbot from Angels Without Wings (Navigator)
Head and Heart...by Luka Bloom from Head and Heart (Big Sky)
Banks of the Lee... by Luka Bloom from Head and Heart (Big Sky)
Yo Mi Voy...by Salsa Celtica from The Future Sound of Gaeldom (Survival)
Jonathan...by Bill Leslie from Scotland - Grace of the Wild (Bill Leslie)

 
June 07, 2018

Program 1828: Sea Sounds (June 07, 2018) Week 23

Images and moods of the sea emerge this week from traditional to new music, including the classical sounds of William Jackson’s compositions for fiddles, pipes, woodwinds and strings.

Crossing the Sound…by William Jackson from A Scottish Island (Mill Records)
The Water is Wide…by Niamh Parsons from Blackbirds & Thrushes (Green Linnet)
The Sailor’s Farewell/The Cape Breton Fiddlers Welcome to Shetland/Sweeney’s Buttermilk…by Vinnie Kilduff  from The Boys From the Blue Hill (Mulligan Music)
Dheanainn Sugradh Ris An Nigh’n Dubh…by Christine Primrose from Without Seeking, Without Asking - Gun Sireadh, Gun Iarraidh  (Temple Records)
Crest of the Wave…by Tracey Dares & Paul MacNeil from CastlebayMusic.com  (Castlebaymusic)
Braw Sailin’ on the Sea…by Ossian from Dove Across the Water (Iona) 
The Earl of Dalhousie’s Happy Return to Scotland…by Abby Newton from Crossing to Scotland (Culburnie
[ID EXCERPT]  Sitting in the Stern of a Boat …by Alasdair Fraser from Return to Kintail (Culburnie)   
Storm Warning…by John Whelan and Friends from Flirting with the Edge (Narada)
Ready for the Storm…by Kathy Mattea from Time Passes By (Polygram
The Gale…by Shaun Davey with Liam O’Flynn from The Brendan Voyage (Tara)  
Free and Easy…by Shaun Davey with Rita Connolly from Granuaile (Tara)  
The Long Ships…by Enya from Watermark (Wea)
Sail On…by Dick Gaughan from Sail On (Greentrax)
Carraroe/Out On the Ocean…by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Live in Seattle (Green Linnet)

 
May 24, 2018

Program 1826: More New Sounds (May 24, 2018) Week 21

Madame Fromage...by Calan from Deg | 10 (Sain)
Organised Chaos...by Connla from The Next Chapter (connlamusic.com)
Wayfaring Stranger...by Connla from The Next Chapter (connlamusic.com)
Maggie's Set...by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm (thefretless.com)
The Tri-Coloured House...by The Unwanted from Pay Day (Whirling Music)
Memories of Ballymote/Gurteen Cross...by The Unwanted from Pay Day (Whirling Music)
10,000 Days Like These...by Low Lily from 10,000 Days Like These (Mad River Records)
[ID except] The Good Part...by Low Lily from 10,000 Days Like These (Mad River Records)
The Rolling Wave..by The Gloaming from Live at the NCH (Real World)
Tomnahurich...by Lauren MacColl from The Seer (Feis Rois)
Slow Fields of Home ...by Salt House from Undersong (Make Believe Records)
Undersong...by Salt House from Undersong (Make Believe Records)
New Set...by Calan from Deg | 10 (Sain)

 
May 31, 2018

Program 1827: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (May 31, 2018) Week 22

Hear music from an acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production that celebrates traditional poetry, storytelling and music woven through a supernatural tale.

Doctor Angus (Chloe's Passion/Co a ni Mire ri Màiri?/Tubular Peat)...by Nuala Kennedy from A Wee Selection (Under the Arch)
Stories From the Debatable Lands...by Kathryn Tickell from Debatable Lands (Park
Selection from the production...by National Theatre of Scotland from The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (live recording from the show
The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie/the Silver Spear...by Malinky from Last Leaves (Greentrax)
Killiecrankie...by Jamie McMenemy from Robert Burns The Complete songs, Volume 5 (Linn)
The Twa Corbies...by National Theatre of Scotland from The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (live recording from the show
[ID excerpt] The Pipers (The Glasgow Police Pipe Band/Lexie MacAskill)...by Sileas from Beating Harps (Greentrax)
Blooming Heather...by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure)
Yellow on the Broom...by Jean Redpath from Summer of My Dreams (Greentrax
Green Grow the Rashes...by Dougie MacLean from Real Estate (Dunkeld)
Blackwater...by Altan from Blackwater (Virgin)
Bedlam Boys...by National Theatre of Scotland from The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (live recording from the show
Father John MacMillan of Barra/The Devil in the Kitchen/Miss Drummond of Perth/Mackinnon's Rant/Traditional Reel/Margaree Reel...by Alasdair Fraser and Jody Stecher from The Driven Bow (Culburnie)
Tunes and Puirt-a-Beul Set...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)

 
May 17, 2018

Program 1825: A Gentle Revolution (May 17, 2018) Week 20  

Experience the massive international impact of the small harp, building momentum since the 1970s in music from Celtic roots.

Harp de Vies…by Alan Stivell from Back to Breizh (Disques Dreyfus)
Calman the Wolf...by Savourna Stevenson from Celtic Harp (Cooking Vinyl)
The Pure Land...by William Jackson from Inchcolm (Linn)
The Crib of Perches/Garrett Barry’s...by Gráinne Hambly from Between the Showers  (Shamrock)
Mo Robairneach Gaolach...by Catherine-Ann MacPhee from Sùil Air Ais: Looking Back (Greentrax)
6/8 and Jigs...by Wendy Stewart from Standing Wave (Greentrax)  
Johnnie Cope...by Ceolbeg from Seeds to the Wind (Greentrax)
ID Excerpt: Flying to the Fleadh…by Gráinne Hambly from Between the Showers (Shamrock)
Harpsong...by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca
Full Fathom Five...by Méav from Silver Sea (Celtic Collections) 
Comb Your Hair and Curl It...by Kim Robertson from The Spiral Gate (Narada
Sunny...by The Poozies from Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass)  
The Great Debate...by The Poozies from Changed Days, Same Roots (Compass)
E Kreiz Breizh...by Alan Stivell from Beyond Words (Disques Dreyfus)

 
May 10, 2018

Program 1824: Kickstarters (May 10, 2018) Week 19

In the 1970s a handful of globetrotting bands kicked off the international following for music from Celtic roots. Hear vintage sounds from some of the trailblazers.

The Sunny Banks/The Rising Sun...by De Danann from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies  (WunderTüte)
Mhaire Bruineall...by Clannad from Clannad in Concert (Shanachie)  
Planxty Burke...by Clannad from Clannad in Concert (Shanachie)  
The Flower of Magherally...by Boys of the Lough (featuring Cathal McConnell) from Live at Carnegie Hall (Sage Arts
The Geese in the Bog/The Jig of Slurs...by the The Tannahill Weavers from Live & In Session (Compass)
Ready for the Storm...by Dougie MacLean from Live From the Ends of the Earth (Dunkeld)
Logan Water/Pennan Den...by Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax)   
[ID excerpt] Edmonton Airbus...by Dougie MacLean from Craigie Dhu (Dunkeld
The Longford Weaver...by Andy Irvine & Mick Hanly from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies (WunderTüte)
Master's Return/Kitty's Wedding...by Liam O'Flynn, Mick Hanly and Andy Irvine from The Best of the Irish Folk Festival ~ The Seventies (WunderTüte)
Fionnguala...by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
The Blackbird...by Silly Wizard from Live Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Miss Shepherd/Sweeney's Buttermilk...by Silly Wizard from LIve Wizardry (Green Linnet)
Rantin' Rovin' Robin...by Battlefield Band from The Best of Battlefield Band (Temple)
March of the King of Laois...by The Chieftains from The Wide World Over ~ A 40 Year Celebration (RCA Victor)

 
May 03, 2018

Program 1823: Brittany (May 03, 2018) Week 18   

Hear intoxicating melodies from the father of the pan-Celtic sound, Alan Stivell, along with guitarists, flute players and singers that have shaped the contemporary Breton sound.

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)

 
April 26, 2018

Program 1822: New Sounds (April 26, 2018) Week 17

The flow of music is never ending and a spring tide of new recordings has brought some great music into the Thistle library. Fiona handpicks some of the best new sounds.

Merrigan...by Daygan from Musician Magician Music Magick (osmosys)
Hunger's Daughter...by Barry Nisbet from A Bright Ray of Sunshine (RRIG)
Give Me Your Horse...by Jake Aaron from Give Me Your Horse (jakeaaronmusic)
Alia Star...by Daygan from Musician Magician Music Magick (osmosys)
La Laine de nos Mouton...by Dragonsfly from Familiar Shores (Pond Life)
Fair and Tender Ladies...by Betse & Clarke from River Still Rise (Oasis)
Arkansas Traveler...by Betse & Clarke from River Still Rise (Oasis)
Trouble in Mind...by Underhill Rose from Underhill Rose Live (Underhill Rose)
[ID excerpt]Twig (4 Ever)...by Daygan from Musician Magician Music Magick (osmosys)
Eilean A' Cheo...by Mairi Thérése Gilfedder and Lews Castle College UHI from Nead Nan Ceòladair The Musicians' Nest (NNC)
Sheòl Am Báta Fairis A-Null/Latha Suibhal Beinne Dhomh...by Lurach and Lews Castle College UHI from Nead Nan Ceòladair The Musicians' Nest (NNC)
Chase the Ace...by Mac Lir and Lews Castle College UHI from Nead Nan Ceòladair The Musicians' Nest (NNC)
The Ale is Dear/The Steampacket/Marion Campbell of Benbecula by Robbie Greig and Lews Castle College UHI from Nead Nan Ceòladair The Musicians' Nest (NNC)
Mist on the Moors/Awakening/The Laird's Dance...by Iain Donald MacGillivray and Lews Castle College UHI from Nead Nan Ceòladair The Musicians' Nest (NNC)
Linden Lea...by Far Flung Collective and Lews Castle College UHI from Nead Nan Ceòladair The Musicians' Nest (NNC)
Tingles...by Elephant Sessions and Lews Castle College UHI from Nead Nan Ceòladair The Musicians' Nest (NNC)

 
April 19, 2018

Program 1821: From Vinyl to mp3 (April 19, 2018) Week 16

Music collections have migrated from record shelves to disc drives and up into the cloud but a great performance is there for posterity regardless of the means of storage and sharing. Enjoy an hour of Celtic masterpieces from across a quarter century.

Oró…by Máire Brennan from Máire (Atlantic)  
Sevens/Michael Kennedy’s/The Cup of Tea…by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet
Stór, A Stór, A Ghrá…by Altan from Blackwater (Virgin)  
The Savage Wee Beastie/the Limerick Lasses/The Bird in the Bush…by Robin Bullock with John Doyle from Rosewood Castle (Dancing Wolf)  
Firethief…by Karine Polwart from This Earthly Spell (Hegri Music
Steel and Stone (Black Water)…by Kris Drever from Black Water (Compass)
Planets…by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure Records)
[ID excerpt] Between Earth and Sky…by Robin Bullock from Between Earth and Sky (Maggie’s Music
Jig Gwengamp…by Alan Stivell from Live in Dublin (Dreyfus)  
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face…by Christy Moore from Voyage (Platinum)
Crossing the Bridge…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony Classical)
This Love Will Carry…by Dougie MacLean and friends ~ MP3 recorded exclusively for The Thistle & Shamrock  (not available) {Other version of this song are available on Dougie  MacLean’s cds  “The Essential Dougie MacLean,” “Live,” and “Singing Land”} 
Black River…by Lúnasa from Sé (Compass)   
Dance Pourlet…by Gordon Duncan from Thunderstruck (Greentrax)

 
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