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January 09, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1598: A Case for Guitar (January 09, 2014) Week 2  

Virtuoso players in Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and beyond are setting a new standard for roots-inspired acoustic guitar music. 

Inveran/The Devil's in the Kitchen/Locheil's Away to France…by Tony McManus from The Maker's Mark (Greentrax
The Hungry Rock/The Sleuce Gate/Evening Comes Early…by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Blue Diamond Mines…by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie)
Wild Goose Chase…by Arty McGlynn, Chris Newman, Nollaig Casey, Máire Ni Chathasaigh from Heartstring Sessions  (Old Bridge)
Jenny Picking Cockles/An Gabhrán/Jack Keane's Reel…by Patrick Street from Compendium (Green Linnet)
The Bleacher Lass o' Kelvinhaugh…by Rod Paterson from Up-To-Date (Greentrax)
The Girl That Broke My Heart/Mary McMahon…by Tony Cuffe from Sae Will We Yet (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] St. Christopher and the Magpie…by Brian McNeill from To Answer the Peacock (Greentrax)
Pretty Polly…by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music
Sprig of Thyme…by Sarah McQuaid from When Two Lovers Meet (Sarah McQuaid)   
Estampie…by John Renbourne from Traveller's Prayer (Shanachie) 
La Veillée du Voisin…by La Bouttine Souriante from J'ai Jamais Tant Ri  (OnQueueArtists)
Take Six…by Nicholas Quemener from Kedren (Gwerz)
Trois Matelots Du Port-de-Brest…by Arcady from After the Ball… (Shanachie)
Mrs. Jamieson's Favourite…by Ross Kennedy from Scottish Voice and Acoustic Guitar (Greentrax)

 
January 02, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1597: Northsound (January  02, 2014) Week 1   

Travel to northern places in Europe and North America to hear the sound of unspoiled landscapes and rocky shorelines bathed in northern light.

Wackidoo…by String Sisters from Live (Compass)
Lums O’ Lund…by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster)
Fareweel Tae Tarwathie…by Sinsheen from Lift (Sinsheen)
Riverside Aby…by Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila from May Monday (Northside)  
Ballinderry…by The Cottars from Made in Cape Breton (Mira Music)
The Duke of Kent’s Lodge at Glentilt/Malts On The Optics/Farewell to Decorum…by Tracey Dares from The Cape Breton Connection (Lakewind)    
[ID excerpt] Kitchen Racket…by The Cottars from Made in Cape Breton (Mira Music)
The Quarff Lassies/Beth’s Tune/The 2nd of May/Bobby Crowe of Bulmullo/Da Sooth End…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Footstompin)
Gur Tu Mo Chruinneag Bhòidheach…by Anne Martin from Gaelic Song from The Isle of Skye (Whitewave Music)
Blue Hills of Antrim…by Rachel Hair from The Lucky Smile (March Hair Records)
Saviour of the World/Gabhaim Molta Bride…by String Sisters from Live (Compass)
Luseblus…by String Sisters from Live (Compass)
Grännens Favorit…by Väsen from Live at the Nordic Roots Festival (Northside)

 
December 26, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1596: Hogmanay New Releases (December 26, 2013) Week 52 

Look forward to the New Year with a batch of new releases from across the oceans and the miles.

A Christmas Jig/Mouth of the Tobique Reel…by Yo-Yo Ma and Natalie MacMaster from Yo-Yo Ma & Friends - Songs of Joy and Peace (Sony Classical)
Do'n Oiche Úd i mBeithil…by Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh from Christmas Lights (Old Bridge Music)
String of Pearls…by Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, Jason Sypher from The Gathering (Sycamore Road)
Keys to the Cellar…by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from Abundance (Culburnie)
Both Sides the Tweed…by Jim Malcolm from Still (Beltane)
Martin Hunter's…by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Caution - Children Playing (SGC)
I Wonder as I Wander...by Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, Jason Sypher from The Gathering (Sycamore Road)
[ID Excerpt] Old Ebenezer Scrooge…by Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, Jason Sypher from The Gathering (Sycamore Road)
Pig Foot Clinch…by North Atlantic Trio from Some Part of Something (Bird Creek Records)
Winter Jig…by Ashley Davis from Songs of the Celtic Winter (Daisy Rings Music)
The St. Kilda Waltz (reprise)…by David Allison from The St. Kilda Tapes (The Island Tapes)
Flat Earth Diary…by Krista Detor from Flat Earth Diary (Tightrope Records)
Logie Coldstone/Brian Cruikshank's Capers/The Twa Nickums/The Banks o' Dee…by Paul Anderson from Land of the Standing Stones (Fingal Records)
The Wexford Carol...by Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss from Yo-Yo Ma & Friends - Songs of Joy and Peace (Sony Classical)
The Devil in the Kitchen/Put Me in the Big Chest/The Fashion that the Lasses Have/The Pipe Slang…Ceilidhcatu from NordEste/NorthEast (Deveron Arts)

 
December 19, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1595: A Festive Celtic Celebration (December 19, 2013) Week 51 

Join Fiona Ritchie to celebrate the season by exploring festive songs, carols and dances from traditions old and new.

Jigs: Apples in Winter/Frost is All Over/A Merry Christmas...by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig (Musical Bridge)
Christmas Day...by Rhys Jones and friends from An Irish Christmas (Irish Arts Center)
Draoicht na hOiche...by Dordan from A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (Rounder)
Ainglean Chuala Sinn guh-Ard...by Margaret Stewart, Julie Fowlis & Paul McCallum from Brigh na Nollaig (Highland Hospice)
The Holly & The Ivy...by Kerfuffle from Lighten the Dark  (Kerfuffle)
Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel…by Eliza Lynn from 2007 Christmas Songs  (Eliza Lynn)
December Moon...by The Henry Girls from December Moon (Henry Girls)
[ID Excerpt] Angelus ad Virginem...by Robin Bullock from A Guitar from Christmas (Dancing Wolf)
Midwinter Waltz/Christmas Eve...by Bruce MacGregor & Caledonia Canal Ceilidh Trail from Brigh na Nollaig (Highland Hospice)
Before Eternity...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
The Outside Track...by Garnet Rogers from The Outside Track (Snowgoose)
2000 Years Ago...by Jean Redpath from Still the Night (Jean Redpath Records)
Dona Nobis Pacem...by Jean Redpath from Still the Night (Jean Redpath Records)
Dust of Snow...by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night (Matt & Shannon Heaton)

 
December 12, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1594: Solstice (December 12, 2013) Week 50 

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 - A Midwinter Album (Kerfuffle)

 
December 05, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1593: Harpers (December 05, 2013) Week 49

Hear some of today's most innovative and inspirational Celtic music in recordings of its most ancient instrument.  William Jackson, Wendy Stewart, Maire Brennan, Grainne Hambly, Savourna Stevenson, and Alan Stivell all feature in an hour dedicated to small harps.

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 Grainne 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)

 

 
November 28, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1592: Wayfaring Strangers (November 28, 2013) Week 48

Follow the great musical migration from Scotland, through Ulster to Appalachia. Maggie MacInnes, Tim O'Brien, Cara Dillon, Jean Ritchie, Sheila Kay Adams and others share songs that tell the story of a remarkable musical diaspora.

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)

 
November 21, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1591: Roots Run Deep (November 21, 2013) Week 47 

Musical communities coast-to-coast in the U.S. and Canada show their roots with great traditional fiddling, gorgeous sensing, and ear-catching blends of American and Celtic music.

Fremont Center/The Vornado/Minutemen…by Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass Records
Thady Casey’s & The Reel of Rio…by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Blue Skies Above (EatsRecords)   
The Knight and the Shepherd’s Daughter…by Halali from Halali (Footprint Records
Conset Y Peipar Coch…by Steve Baughman & Robin Bullock from Celtic Guitar Summit (Solid Air Records)
Monymusk/Stormont Lads/Sally Garden/Colonel McBain/Culfadda Reel…by Natalie MacMaster from Yours Truly (Rounder Records)
I Will Set My Ship in Order…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (www.juleeglaub.com)  
Hunt the Cat/The Hatter from Nenagh…by Colcannon from Trad. (Oxford RoadRecords)
ID Excerpt: Skidoo...by Cluan from The High Road  (Cluan)
Green Grows the Laurel…by Cluan from The High Road  (Cluan)
Callipygian/Hoban’s On 63rd/O’Keefe’s Mother’s…by Bohola from 4  (Shanachie Records)
Betsy Belle and Mary Gray…by Cherish the Ladies from Woman of the House (Rounder Records)
Little Ditty…by Leahy from In All Things (Narada World)
High Places…by Leahy from In All Things (Narada World
Foxhunter Waltz…by Tom Landa and The Paperboys from Postcards (Red House Records)
Smithereens/The Devil in the Kitchen/King George the IV/The King’s Reel/Gettin’ Reel/The High Road to Linton…by Jeremy Kittel from Roaming   (www.jeremykittel.com )

 
November 14, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1590: New Fall Sounds (November 14, 2013) Week 46

Get a few ideas for your holiday gift shopping as Fiona Ritchie introduces new releases from debuting artists that have caught her hear as well as favorite players who have helped to define the genre.

Lorient Reprise...by Duncan Chisholm from Live At Celtic Connections (Copperfish)
Orangedale Whistle...by Breabach from Urlar (www.breabach.com)
Trees...by Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson from Air-Fix (Great White)
Sailing Off To Yankee Land...by Sean Donnelly from Cut a long story short... (Spring)
One For Us...by Rant from Rant (www.rantfiddles.com)
May Morning Dew...by Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever from Story Map (Compass)
Ceapaval...by Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever from Story Map (Compass)
The Valiant Turpin...by Blackbeard's Tea Party from Whip Jamboree (www.blackbeardsteaparty.com)
James Murray's/Porthole of the Kelp/The Watchmaker/The Spining Wheel...by Teada from In Spite of the Storm (Gael Linn)
What a Little Moonlight Can Do...by The Two Sisters from Songs & Chansons (Acoustics)
Abu Chuibhl (Spinning Song)...by Capercaillie from At The Heart of it All (Vertical)
The Jura Wedding Reels...by Capercaillie from At The Heart of it All (Vertical)
Caoineadh Johnny Sheain Jeaic...by Duncan Chisholm from Live At Celtic Connections (Copperfish)

 
November 7, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1589: Continental Celtic (November 7, 2013) Week 45

Follow hypnotic dance rhythms to Brittany and Galicia, explore a panorama of songs in Breton, French and Spanish, and savor the essence of continental Celtic music.

Spike Island Lasses…Dan Ar Braz with Nollaig Casey from Made in Breizh (Tinder)
The Water is Wide…by Niamh Parsons from Blackbirds & Thrushes (Green Linnet)
The Cockerel in the Creel…by Capercaillie from Nadurra (Survival)
Fest Stivell: Gwriziad Difennet/Gouel Hollvedel/Feunteun Zen…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet)
Suzy McGuire…by Alan Stivell from Again (Disques Dreyfus
Caracena…by Bill Whelan from The Seville Suite (Tara)
ID excerpt: Scottish Suite…by Dan Ar Braz with Bagad Kemper  from Made in Breizh (Tinder)
Y Gwydd…by Ffynnon from Celtic Music from Wales (Green Linnet)
Little Red Bird…by Emma Christian from Celtic Voices (Narada)
Evit Ar Bras…by Dan Ar Bras from Made in Breizh  (Tinder)
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy…by Carlos Nunez with Mike Scott and Paddy Keenan from Os Amores Libres (RCA
Vals Breton/MuiÒeira Picada…by Susana Seivane from Alma de Buxo (Green Linnet)
Farewell to Ireland/Foxhunter's Reel…by Celtic Fiddle Festival from Encore (Green Linnet)

 
October 31, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1588: Brian McNeill at Swannanoa (October 31, 2013) Week 44

Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer Brian McNeill.  Brian chats about his globetrotting years with Battlefield Band, his song and novel writing, and his projects uncovering Scottish connections in North America and Europe.  His travels always inspire new music and Brian shares songs and tunes with the audience.

St. Christopher And The Magpie...by Brian McNeill from To Answer the Peacock (Greentrax)

The Steel Grey Skies/The Boy's Lament for his Dragon...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available. (The Boy's Lament for His Dragon can be found on Brian MacNeill's cd "The Road Never Questions", and also on "Live & Kicking" by Brian MacNeill & Iain MacKintosh)

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")

The Baltic Tae Byzantium...by Brian McNeill from The Baltic Tae Byzantium (Greentrax)

[ID excerpt] The Gilded Shadows...by Brian McNeill from The Busker and The Devil's Only Daughter (Temple)

When the Laverock Sang in the Morning...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering- recording not available. (The Laverock Sang can be found on Brian MacNeill's cd "Unstrung Hero")

Bring the Lassie Hame...by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available. (Bring the Lassie Hame can be found on Brian McNeil's cd "The Baltic Tae Byzantium")


 
October 24, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1587: Heart of the Session (October 24, 2013) Week 43

From Matt Molloy's pub in County Mayo, Ireland to Edinburgh's famous folk bar "Sandy Bell's", we celebrate the sound of communal music making.

James and Lara's Wedding/The Lassies of Stewarton/Sully's No. 6...by Claire McLaughlin, Marianne Campbell, John Morran from The Flowers of Edinburgh (Tartan Tapes)   
Lament -The Parting of Friends… by Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn and friends from Music at Matt Molloy's (RealWorld)  
Jackie Coleman's/Pigtown, Cape Breton Jig's/McGurk's...by Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn and friends from Music at Matt Molloy's (RealWorld)   
After Hours...by Battlefield Band from Home Ground (Temple)  
An Comhra Donn/The Galway/The Strand ...by Bell's Big Ceilidh Band and Chorus from Sandy Bell's Ceilidh  (Greentrax)
Doon in the Wee Room...by Bell's Big Ceilidh Band and Chorus from Sandy Bell's Ceilidh (Greentrax)
ID Excerpt: Rocking the Cradle…by Arty McGlynn from Music at Matt Molloy’s  (Real World)
Miss Thornton's/My Love is in America…. by Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O'Leary,Susan McKeown, Steve Johnson and friends from Live at Mona's  (Live at Mona's)     
Maidin Fhomhair… by Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O'Leary,Susan McKeown, Steve Johnson and friends from Live at Mona's (Live at Mona's)       
I Was a Young Man...by Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O'Leary,Susan McKeown, Steve Johnson and friends from Live at Mona’s  (Live at Mona's)   
Jig Jazz...by Brendan Power, Andy Cutting, Karen Tweed, John Robert Deyell, Alasdair Fraser, Kathryn Tickell from The Gathering (RealWorld)   
Lay Dee at Dee/Spence's Reel/Faery Reel… by Brendan Power, Andy Cutting, Karen Tweed, John Robert Deyell, Alasdair Fraser, Kathryn Tickell from The Gathering (RealWorld)
Green Brechan's of Branton/Peacock's March/I Saw My Love Come Passing By Me...by Brendan Power, Andy Cutting, Karen Tweed, John Robert Deyell, Alasdair Fraser, Kathryn Tickell from The Gathering (RealWorld)  
The Black Haired Lass...by Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O'Leary and friends from Live at Mona’s (Live at Mona's

 
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