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May 19, 2016

Program 1721: Swannanoa Memories - part 2 (May 19, 2016) Week 20

Join Fiona at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina mountains, for more highlights from her many musical encounters at Traditional Song Week.

Sligo Creek…by Al Petteway from Caledon Wood (Maggie’s Music
Concertina reel: The Fair at Ballyandreen…by Brian O’Hairt  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 Brian O’Hairt and audience live at  Swannanoa Gathering  (Recording not available)   
Mandolin polka…by Claudine Langille  Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)   
Farewell to Nova Scotia…by Claudine Langille  Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)  
[ID Excerpt] Red-Haired Boy…by Al Petteway from Acoustic Journey (Maggie’s Music)
The Pinery Boy…by Dáithí Sproule    Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available) 
Black Waters…by Jean Ritchie from None But One (Greenhays)
Old George’s Square….by Jean Ritchie  Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available) 
Shady Grove…by Jean Ritchie   Recorded live at The Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week  (Recording not available)   
Maggie’s Reel…by Al Petteway & Maggie Sansone from Caledon Wood (Maggie’s Music)

 
May 12, 2016

Program 1720: Swannanoa Memories - part 1 (May 12, 2016) Week 19

Join Fiona at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina mountains, for highlights from her many musical encounters at Traditional Song Week.

Craggy Pinnacle…by Al Petteway and Amy White from High in the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)
Fiddle solo…by Brian McNeill performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available.
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")
Pretty Polly…by David Holt from Grandfather’s Greatest Hits (High Windy)
Soldier’s Joy/Mississippi Sawyer/Arkansas Traveler by David Holt from Grandfather’s Greatest Hits (High Windy)
Shady Grove…by Doc Watson & David Holt from Legacy (High Windy)
[ID Excerpt] Up on Flat Top Mountain…by Al Petteway and Amy White from High in the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)
8th of January/Cumberland Gap… by Sheila Kay Adams, Bruce Green, Carl Jones from All The Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
Pretty Fair Miss… by Sheila Kay Adams performed live at Traditional Song Week 2009, Swannanoa Gathering, NC - recording not available
Mo Níon Ó...by Cathie Ryan performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available (Mo Níon Ó can be heard on Cathie Ryan's CD "Through Wind and Rain")
Óró, 'Sheanduine Dóite...by Cathie Ryan from Through Wind and Rain (Mo Leanbh)
Somewhere Along the Road...by Cathie Ryan performed live at the Swannanoa Gathering - recording not available (Somewhere Along the Road can be heard on Cathie Ryan's CD "Somewhere Along the Road")
Craggy Pinnacle…by Al Petteway and Amy White from High in the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)

 
May 05, 2016

Program 1719: Tales of the Riverbank (May 05, 2016) Week 18

Sources of life and timeless inspirations to song-makers, rivers run through many of our well-loved and best-known landscapes.  Their quiet country banks and neglected docksides are now often the focus of rural rediscovery, urban regeneration, and seaside redevelopment.  Hear songs about grand city quays and unspoiled country streams.

I Am A River…by Luka Bloom from Tribe (Big Sky Records)    
Johnny Todd/Far From Home…by Ossian from The Best of Ossian (Iona)
Voyage for Ireland…by Pierre Bensusan from Nice Feeling (Zebra Acoustic)    
Annan Waters…by Niamh Parsons from In My Prime (Green Linnet)   
A Walk on the Shore…by Boys of the Lough from Lonesome Blues and Dancing Shoes (Lough Records)
Sweet Afton…by Tony Cuffe from The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 1 (Linn)
The Afton…by Eddi Reader from Peacetime (Compass
[ID excerpt] River…by Enya from Watermark (Geffen) 
Sweet Thames Flow Softly…by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)   
Crossing the Bridge…by Kim Robertson from Wood, Fire & Gold (Dargason)  
Both Sides the Tweed…by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax)
The Tail o’ the Bank...by Battlefield Band from Celtic Hotel (Temple Records/Flying Fish)
Sitting in the Stern of a Boat...by Alasdair Fraser from Return to Kintail (Culburnie Records)
Ship in Full Sail/The Bohola Jig/Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies... by Bohola from Bohola (Shanachie)

 

 
April 28, 2016

Program 1718:  Alan Reid (April 28, 2016) Week 17

Marking their shared event at Edinburgh’s TradFest, Fiona revisits an encounter with her old friend Alan Reid, the singer and long-time Battlefield Band member who was also her very first radio interviewee.  They reminisce about that meeting and reflect on musical journeys.

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)

 

 
April 21, 2016

Program 1717: Wayfaring Strangers (April 21, 2016) Week 16

We mark Fiona’s Celtic-Americana event at TradFest, Edinburgh’s annual showcase of Traditional Arts and Culture, by re-tracing the musical migration from Scotland through Ulster to Appalachia.

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)

 
April 14, 2016

Program 1716: Notes in the Wilderness (April 14, 2016) Week 15

From traditional tributes and contemporary songs of concern for our wild places, this week’s music sings of the unspoiled landscapes we love and challenges us to sustain them.

Highlands and Islands…by Nuala Kennedy from New Shoes (Compass
Mother Earth’s Revenge…by Karan Casey from Chasing the Sun (Shanachie)  
Forest Baby…by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster
Open Fields…by Dougie Maclean from Inside the Thunder (Dunkeld)
Welcome to the Trossachs…by Natalie MacMaster from In My Hands (Greentrax) 
Muir and the Master Builder…by Dick Gaughan from Redwood Cathedral (Greentrax
[ID excerpt] The Laird of Drumblair…by Tony McManus from The Maker’s Mark (Greentrax)
Pride’s Awa’…by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Dancin’ Chantin’ (Greentrax)
Coast River…by Tony McManus from The Maker’s Mark (Greentrax
Solid Ground…by Dolores Keane from Solid Ground (Shanachie
Bright Star/Change My World…by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca)  
Echo’s Calling…by Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)

 
April 07, 2016

Program 1715: Archie Fisher (April 7, 2016) Week 14

A chance to revisit Fiona’s time with the legendary singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and broadcaster Archie Fisher, with music from across the decades of Archie’s remarkable career in the transatlantic folk scene.

The Broom of the Cowdenknowes...by The Black Family from The Black Family (Dara)
The Shipyard Apprentice...by Battlefield Band from Battlefield Band (Temple
King Orfeo...by Barbara Dickson from Words Unspoken (Greentrax)
Will Ye Gang, Love...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
River And The Road...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)  
[ID excerpt] Lindsay...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
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
Cuillins of Home...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
Borderlands...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)

 
March 31, 2016

Program 1715: More New Spring Sounds (March 31, 2016) Week 13

Fiona handpicks more of the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

Little Bird of Heaven...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
Tha Mi Sgith...by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days (burningbridgetcleary.com)
A Day in the Life (of Lou)...by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days (burningbridgetcleary.com)
Corrievrechan...by Jim Malcolm from Live in Perth (Beltane Records)
The Coming Winter...by Krista Detor with Mary Dillon from Barely (Tightrope)
Lament of the First Generation...by Jacqueline Schwab from The Blue Waltz (Midsummer Recordings)
Wild Mountain Thyme...by Gill Bowman from The Red Album (Brechin All Records)
[ID Excerpt] All These Years...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
The Well...by Eamon Friel from In My Time (Thran Records)
Cleaning the Henhouse/Reel with the Beryl/Charlie Harris's Reel...by Fódhla from Notes from Mill Pond (Fodhla Music)
The Road is Still Leading Us On...by Yvonne Lyon from Scotia Nova (Greentrax)
A Blessing...by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Boxed In (Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd)
The Dubs of Altnacroich...by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd from Boxed In (Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd)
The Manitoulin Set...by Beppe Gambetta and Tony McManus from Round Trip (Borealis Records)

 
March 24, 2016

Program 1714: New Spring Sounds (March 24, 2016) Week 12

The flow of music is never ending and a spring tide of new recordings is bound to yield some great music.  Fiona handpicks some of the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

Northern Spy...by Low Lily from Low Lily (lowlily.com)
Farewell My Love and Remember Me...by Eileen Ivers from Beyond the Bog Road (Musical Bridge)
Crossroads...by Eileen Ivers from Beyond the Bog Road (Musical Bridge)
Mackerel Sky...by Eileen Ivers from Beyond the Bog Road (Musical Bridge)
Mo Bhuachailll Dubh Dhonn/Young Tom Ennis...by Nuala Kennedy from Behave the Bravest (Under the Arch)
Glen Where the Deer Is/The Ivy Leaf/The Dublin Lasses...by Nuala Kennedy from Behave the Bravest (Under the Arch)     
The Lion's Den/The Burning House...by Nuala Kennedy from Behave the Bravest (Under the Arch)
[ID excerpt] Irish Black Bottom...by Eileen Ivers from Beyond the Bog Road (Musical Bridge)
Helen of Kirkconnell Lea...by Fiona Hunter, Mairi Campbell and Iain MacInnes from Reclaimed (Greentrax)
The Football Match/two reels...by Carlos Nunez from Reclaimed (Greentrax)
Darkness Darkness...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
Unamed Shetland Reel/Da New Rigged Ship...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
Sixteen Come Next Sunday...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)
Lucy Locket's/The Quiet Pint/The Sleepy Sailors...by Solas from All These Years (THL Records)

 
March 17, 2016

Program 1713: Dáithí Sproule (March 17, 2016) Week 11

Meet a gentle architect of today’s Irish music sound and one of its greatest guitar accompanists as Fiona meets Dáithí Sproule at the Swannanoa Gathering’s Traditional Song Week.

The Humours of Lauderdale/The Roseville…by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk
Bánchnoic Éireann Ó …by Skara Brae from Skara Brae (Gael Linn)
An Cailin Rua… by Skara Brae from Skara Brae (Gael Linn)
Fill, Fill, a Rúin…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
The Piney Boy…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
[ID Excerpt]: Tourish’s Wedding…by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)
The Little Man with the Brown Shoes/Ducks in a Row/The Butterfly Reel/Pauline Conneely’s…by Trian from Trian II
(Green Linnet)
Verse of love poem/song in Irish… by Dáithí Sproule   live performance
Gabham Molta Bríde…by Dáithí Sproule from A Heart Made of Glass (Green Linnet)  
My Dearest Dear… by Dáithí Sproule  live performance
Beidh Aonach Amárach…by Altan from Another Sky (Narada World)
The Crow in the Sun…by Dáithí Sproule  live performance

 
March 10, 2016

Program 1711: Irish Pairs (March 10, 2016) Week 10

Few musical sounds make a more honest and direct statement than duos in the Irish tradition.  Enjoy hearing them combine voices, guitars, fiddles, flutes and other acoustic instruments.

Dowd’s No. 9/Come West Along the Road...by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Live in Seattle (Green Linnet
Through the Fields/The Man of the House/The Shores of Lough Reagh...by Cormac Breatnach & Martin Dunlea from Music for Whistle & Guitar (Dioscai Mandala
Donal Og...by Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill with Donal Lunny from Idir an Da Sholas - Between the Two Lights  (Green Linnet
Breton Gavottes...by Kevin Burke & Micheal O Domhnaill from Flight of the Green Linnet (Green Linnet)
The Plains of Kildare...by Andy Irvine & Paul Brady from Legends of Ireland (Rhino Entertainment)  
Master Crowley’s/The Jug of Punch...by Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon from The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
The Two Conneeleys’...by Christy Moore & Micheal O’Suilleabhain from A River of Sound (Virgin)
ID Excerpt: The Real Blues Reel… by Brendan Power and Mick Kinsella from A River of Sound (Virgin)
Amhran: Inion a Bhaoghailligh...by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh (Green Linnet
Meilti Cheann Dubhrann/Cloch na Ceithre Mhile...by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh  (Green Linnet)
Beir mo Dhuthracht...by Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Celtic Voices (Green Linnet)
Niamh’s Capers/The Flogging/The Reconciliation...by Gerry O’Connor, Daithi Sproule from Gaelic Roots (Kells Music)
The Green Laurels...by Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records
Ta mo Madra...by Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Meiteal (Kells Music)
John Henry’s/The Commodore/Galway High Reel...by Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records)

 
March 03, 2016

Program 1710: A Gentle Revolution (March 03, 2016) Week 9

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)

 
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