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January 8, 2015

Program 1650: New Year Sounds (January 8, 2015)  Week 2

Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover artists whose careers are destined to gather momentum in the coming months.

Lili's Hornpipe...by Ailie Robertson from Little Lights (Lorimer)
Follow the Heron...by Karine Polwart from Favourite Scottish Songs (Greentrax)
I am Grateful for What I Have...by Sarah McQuaid from The Silver Lining (Waterbug)
Medusa...by James Keelaghan from House of Cards (Borealis)
Óran an t-Slaightear...by Cruinn from Stóras (www.cruinn.net)
Terras do Norte...by Kep Junquera featuring Os Cempés from A Way to the Atlantic (www.galiciantunes.com)
Seeing Time (Song for Sky)...by Silver Sole featuring Gina MacLeod from Silver Sole (www.ginamacleod.com)
[ID Excerpt] La Gueussinette...by Ailie Robertson from Little Lights (Lorimer)
I Ain't Got No Home...by The Gaslight Tinkers from The Gaslight Tinkers (www.thegaslighttinkers.com)
Sleeping Tune...by The New England Irish Harp Ensemble from Another Country Heard From... (www.neilho.org)
My Mary...by Jim Malcolm from The Corncrake (Beltane)
Sören's Waltz...by Aryeh Frankfurter from A Step in Time (Lionharp.com)
O'Neill's March...by Tony MacMahon & Steve Cooney from Live in Spiddal (Raelach)
Breton Dance Set: Gavotte/Bouree d'Aurore Sand/French Musette...by Maggie Sansone from A Hamamered Dulcimer Collection (Maggie's Music)

 

 
January 1, 2015

Program 1649: Jean Redpath (January 1, 2015) Week 1

Singer Jean Redpath first traveled from Scotland to the U.S. in 1961 and was soon immersed in the American folk scene.  She went on to perform throughout the world, released over forty recordings, and won the hearts of public radio listeners through her many appearances on A Prairie Home Companion.  Host Fiona Ritchie met with Jean to reminisce about five decades of sharing songs.

South Wind...by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song for Singing (Philo/Rounder)  
The Lass o' Gowrie...by Jean Redpath from Will Ye No Come Back Again? (Greentrax)   
The Kirk Swaree...by Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
Mill o' Tifty's Annie...by Jean Redpath from Song of the Seals (New Rounder)
With God On Our Side...by Bob Dylan from The Times They Are A-Changin' (Columbia
[ID excerpt] Miss Admiral Gordon's Strathspey...by Alasdair Fraser, Jay Unger, Abby Newton from Jean Redpath's album Leaving the Land (Rounder)
My Love, She's But a Lassie Yet...by Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
O, Merry Hae I Been...by Jean Redpath from The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol 7 (Greentrax)
Tuna the Food of My Soul...by Jean Redpath, Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnston, Philip Brunelle from Prairie Home Comedy, Vol 2 (High Bridge) 
Quiet...by Jean Redpath from Now & Then (Jean Redpath)
The Minstrel Show...by Garrison Keillor, Jean Redpath, Kate MacKenzie and the cast from A Prairie Home Companion Final Performance, Vol 2 (High Bridge)

 
December 25, 2014

Program 1648: Midwinter Musing (December 25, 2014) Week 52

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 (Kerfuffle)

 
December 18, 2014

Program 1647: Nollaig (December 18, 2014) Week 51

Enter the spirit of a traditional Scottish, Irish and Welsh Yuletide this week with Fiona Ritchie and special guest Cerys Matthews.  The Welsh singer-songwriter and broadcaster has recorded “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas to mark the poet's centenary year. Cerys tells Fiona about the project, set to original music she composed with Mason Neely, and narrates excerpts from this timeless holiday classic.

Deck the Halls...by Cerys Matthews from Baby It's Cold Outside (Rainbow City)
Dust of Snow...by Matt and Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night (www.MattandShannonHeaton.com)
Patapan/O Come, O Come Emmanuel...by Mindy Gledhill from Winter Moon (Mindy Gledhill)
Star in the East/Born in Bethny...by Al Petteway and Amy White from Winter Tidings (Maggie's Music)
Traditional Prayer Song from Ghana…read by Fiona Ritchie
Children Go Where I Send Thee...by Joel Mabus from How Like The Holly (Fossil)
Reels: Christmas Eve/Oiche Nollag/High Road to Linton...by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig (Musical Bridge)
Gaudete...by Anuna from Omnis (Celtic Heartbeat)
[ID Break] Past Three O' Clock...by Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh from Christmas Lights (Old Bridge)
Narration and music excerpts from:
Dylan Thomas ~ A Child's Christmas...by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely (www.earthquakeltd.com)
Open the Door (read by Fiona Ritchie) by William Soutar
from The Poems of William Souter, Scottish Academic Press, 1988

 

 
December 11, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1646: Alan Reid (December 11, 2014)  Week 50 

Three decades after her journey into national radio started, Fiona meets up with the man who was her very first interview: Alan Reid, known for his long career with the legendary Battlefield Band.


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)

 
December 4, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1645: Music Migration (December 4, 2014) Week 49

Fiona recalls the connections that captured her attention when she first traveled in the U.S. in the early 1980s by exploring what ties her world to the music of the Southern Mountains.

Shady Grove...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)
The Cuckoo...by Jean Ritchie from Song Links (Fellside)
The Cuckoo...by Al Petteway & Amy White from Land of the Sky (Maggie's Music)
The Cuckoo...by The Devil's Interval from Song Links (Fellside)
The Devil's Nine Questions...by Bruce Molsky from Song Links (Fellside)
Cape Fear...by Ian Hardie from Westringing (Ian Hardie)
Wedding Dress...by T with the Maggies (Compass)
[ID excerpt] Craggy Pinnacle...Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood)
Barbrie Ellen...by Mary Humphries & Anahata from Song Links (Fellside)
Sligo Maid...by Kim Robertson from Shady Grove (Gourd)
Barbara Allen...by Cassie Franklin with Southern Brew from Song Links (Fellside)
Draggle-tail Gypsies-O...by Benji Kirkpatrick from Song Links (Fellside)
Seven Yellow Gypsies...by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh)
Clayton Boone...by Skip Gorman from Song Links (Fellside)
Red Haired Boy/Cold, Frosty Morn… by Al Petteway from Mountain Guitar (Fairewood)

 
November 27, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1644: Dream Time (November 27, 2014) Week 48

There's more to this roots music business than high-energy dance tunes.  Kick back with some soothing voices (Maire Brennan, Dougie MacLean, Karen Matheson) and some free-spirited instrumentals (Davy Spillane, William Jackson, Michael McGoldrick).

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)

 

 

 
November 20, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1643: Dance Time (November 20, 2014) Week 47

The rhythms of Celtic music work their way down into your feet; before you know it, you're dancing.  Limber up and tune into this hour of music featuring Alasdair Fraser, Trian, and a pair of traditional dance bands from Ireland and Scotland.

Wooden Whale/Leaps & Bounds/Skye Barbeque…by Alasdair Fraser from Dawn Dance (Culburnie)
The Easy Club Reel/Janine’s Reel…by The Easy Club from Essential (Eclectic Records)
The Rovin’ Ploughboy…by Malinky from The 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
The Price of a Pig/Crabbit Shona/Bancroft’s Descent…by Shooglenifty from A Whisky Kiss (Greentrax)
Swing Round to the Jigs…by The Kilfenora Ceili Band from Set on Stone (Torc Music)     
Molly and Johnny…by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass Records)  
The Green Mountain…by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass Records)
ID Excerpt: The Point Road…by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweeds (Greentrax)
Hanter Dro…by Tud from Deus Kerne (Escaliburt)
The Braes of Killiecrankie…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet)
Bal Plinn du Vertige…by Skolvan from Swing & Tears (Keltia Musique)
The Poor Man’s Fortune/The Fiddler’s Key/The Blessings of Silver…by Trian from Trian II (Green Linnet)
Willie Taylor…by Cran from Black, Black, Black (Claddagh Records)
Farquhar and Hettie’s Waltz/My Cape Breton Home…by Blazin’ Fiddles from Fire On! (Blazin’ Fiddles)
Opinions…by Rory Campbell & Malcolm Stitt from Field of Bells (Lochshore)

 

 

 
November 13, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1642: Islanders (November 13, 2014) Week 46

From Shetland and Orkney, to the Hebrides, the Isle of Man and Rathlin Island, this week's diverse 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 6, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1641: Jazz (November 6, 2014) Week 45

Luka Bloom and Karan Casey are best known for traditional and contemporary folk song.  Hear them and others working with jazz artists to craft a different style of music.

Moondance...by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat...by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Fishes Will Fly...by Karan Casey from Two More Hours (Crow Valley)
Little Impulse...by Catriona McKay from Starfish (Glimster)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face..by Luka Bloom from Head & Heart (Compass)
Devil's Advocate..by Chris Stout from Chris Stout's Brazilian Theory - Live in Concert (Creative Scotland)
ID Excerpt: Lord Mayo...by Simon Mayor from The Art of Mandolin (Acoustics)
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight...by The Two Sisters: Hilary James and Janet Giraudo from Songs & Chansons (Acoustics)
Slippy...by Nuala Kennedy from The New Shoes (Compass)
10,000 Miles...by June Tabor from Angel Tiger (Green Linnet)
Cutting the Chord...by Savourna Stevenson from Cutting the Chord (Eclectic)
All the Prayer...by Gerda Stevenson from Night Touches Day (Gean Records)
Eilidh Shaw's Trip in Germany/The Balnain Reel...by Bachué from The Butterfly (Big Bash Records)

 
October 30, 2014 Print E-mail


Program 1640: Brittany (October 30, 2014) Week 44

Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the air this week, with Breton bands Kornog and Skolvan, vocalist Annie Ebrel, and the father of contemporary Celtic music in Brittany, 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)

 
October 23, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1639: Tales for All Hallow’s Eve (October 23, 2014) Week 43

Hear music for the season and spine-chilling Scottish tales narrated by host Fiona Ritchie.

Swelkie/The Teran…by Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley from Mither o’ the Sea (Greentrax)
The Loch Ness Monster…by The Whistlebinkies from Albannach (Greentrax)
King Orfeo…by Malinky from The Unseen Hours (Greentrax)
Les Elfes…by Jean-Michel Veillon from Er Pasker (Coop Breizh
The House Carpenter…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from  A Stroll Through the Park (Park)
King of the Fairies/The Blackbird…by Sarah McQuaid from When Two Lovers Meet (Sarah McQuaid)
[ID excerpt] A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream  (Maggie’s Music)
Brownie of the Black Haggs….by Fiona Ritchie- narration, Margaret Kennedy, Janis Nilsen- music (not available)
Tam O’Shanter…by Fiona Ritchie - narration, Rab Handleigh- music (not available)
A Traveler's Dream...by Maggie Sansone from A Traveler’s Dream  (Maggie’s Music)

 
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