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June 26, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1622: Celtic Show Bands (June 26, 2014)  Week 26 

Hear big-band style brass sections and other instrumental combinations as they create cutting edge grooves and a big bold acoustic sound.

Flora…by Blazin Fiddles from The Old Style (Blazin Fiddles)  
The Sands O’The Shore…by Heather Heywood, Corrina Hewat, Chris Miles - Scots Women from Celtic Connections 2001   (Greentrax)
The Big Set…by The Unusual Suspects from Live in Scotland (Foot Stompin)
Ceann Subh Dílis…by Anúna from Behind the Closed Eye (Anuna)
Glentown…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
Never-Ending Road (Amhrán Duit) …by Loreena McKennitt from An Ancient Muse (Quinlan Road)   
ID Excerpt: Waiting on the Federals…by Aly Bain from Transatlantic Sessions 2 Volume One (Iona)
Ar c’hwezh Nevez…by Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)
Theme for The Green Lands...by Dan Ar Braz from Theme for The Green Lands (Keltia Musique)
O Castro da Moura…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA)
Bah Hamburg…by Junction Pool from Junction Pool (Junction Music)  
Salve…by Micheál Ó Súilleabháin from Becoming (Venture)

June 19, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1621: Early Summer Sounds (June 19, 2014)  Week 25

Fiona hand-picks the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from some of your favorite artists.

Midton Road/ Pots & Pencils/ Sheep on the Moor…by Kathryn Tickell from The Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park Records)
Tir Chonaill…by The Friel Sisters from The Friel Sisters (frielmusic.com)
Humours of Ballyloughlin / Rakes of Clonmel/ Kilkenny Jig…by The Friel Sisters from The Friel Sisters (frielmusic.com)
Eighteen Years Old …by The Friel Sisters from The Friel Sisters (frielmusic.com)
The Rosses Highland/ The Jolly Tinker/ Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh, Flowers of Red Hill…by The Friel Sisters from The Friel Sisters  (frielmusic.com)
Dante’s Prayer…by Loreena McKennitt from The Journey so Far (quinlanroadmusic)
ID Excerpt: The Referendum… by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from For Freedom Alone – The Wars of Independence (Culburnie Records)
Here’s the Tender Coming/ Captain Bover… …by Kathryn Tickell from The Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park Records)
Roly Gentle/ Hot Rivets/ Tartar Frigate/ Closed Face Reel…by Kathryn Tickell from The Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park Records)
French Row…by Chris Flegg from Gazing at the Stars all Night  (chrisflegg.com)
Welsh Arrow Suite…by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (Dadgad Music)
Bannockburn…by Alasdair Fraser with Skyedance from For Freedom Alone – The Wars of Independence (Greentrax)
Mrs. Kenny’s Waltz/ The Men of the West…by John Blake from The Narrow Edge (John Blake Music)

June 12, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1620: On the Road (June 12, 2014)  Week 24 

Poetry tells the story this week, with songs and tunes inspired by poets’ lives and works.

Ride On…by Christy Moore from Ride On (Green Linnet)  
Never Tire of the Road…by Andy Irvine from Rude Awakening (Green Linnet)
The Rain Journey North…by The Easy Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax)
Ramblin’ Irishman…by Andy M. Stewart from Donegal Rain (Green Linnet)
To Pad the Road wi’ Me…by Ossian from Seal Song (Iona)
The Beggar Man…by Malinky from Last Leaves (Greentrax)   
Bonny Glenshee… by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane)
ID Excerpt: Waltzes: The Innocent Railway/Daphne’s Trousers/A Bruxa…by The Easy  Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax)    
Seven Yellow Gypsies…by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh)
The Shaskenn Reel…by Dolores Keane from There Was a Maid (Claddagh
The Rovin Ploughboy…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)   
Light on a Distant Shore: Arrival/New York Harbour/Art Work on the Land/In the New  World…by Ossian from Light on a  Distant Shore (Iona)
Home…by Dougie MacLean from Inside the Thunder (Dunkeld)  
Rest and Be Thankful…by Battlefield Band from Out for the Night (Temple)
Missin'...by Chris Corrigan from The Crooked Mountain Road (Chris Corrigan)

June 5, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1619: Words, Verses, Music (June 5, 2014)  Week 23 

Poetry tells the story this week, with songs and tunes inspired by poets’ lives and works.

The Loose Noose/Deacon Brodie…by Robin Laing from Walking in Time (Greentrax)
I Will Make You Brooches…by Jean Redpath from A Fine Song For Singing (Philo Rounder)
Shining Clear…by Battlefield Band from There’s a Buzz (Temple
From A Railway Carriage…by Bonnie Rideout from Gi’me Elbow Room (Maggie’s Music)
Shadow Dance…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula
The Lotus Eaters…by Robin Laing from Ebb and Flow (Whistleberry Music
Neverbird…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
Calypso’s Island…by Robin Laing from Walking in Time (Greentrax
ID excerpt: Night Ride Across the Caucasus..by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner)  
Tam o’ Shanter (part 1)…by Jim Malcolm from Rohallion (Greentrax
The Landing…by Johnny Cunningham from Peter & Wendy (Alula)
Tam o’ Shanter (part 2)…by Jim Malcolm from Resonance (Beltane
Skellig…by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner Bros)
Lullaby…by Loreena McKennitt from Elemental (Quinlan Road)  
La Serenissima…by Loreena McKennitt from Book of Secrets (Warner Bros)

May 22, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1617: Viking Invasion (May 22, 1014) Week 21

From time to time, where Vikings once held sway, a piece of jewelery, a coin or a tool is unearthed somewhere in northern Scotland or eastern England. What would the Norsemen raiders who left these artifacts in their wake have made of our haul of Nordic music?

Björksbergpolskan…by Väsen from Live in Japan (NorthSide
Ja Va Lidijgn Horra/The Ghost’s Welcome/Brendan McGlinchey’s…by Fromseier Rose  from Contradiction (Nunora)
Midsommarvisa/(Jag Vill Ha) Olas Nya Hus…by Swåp from du da (Northside)
Mäenpään Heikin Valssi… by Frigg from Oasis (Northside)
Glass Polska…by Flook from Rubai (Flatfish)
Eklundapolska Nr 3…by Aly Bain & the BT Scottish Ensemble from Follow the Moonstone (Whirlie
ID Excerpt: Calles Vals…by Väsen from Live in Japan (Northside)
‘01…by Serras from Second Hand (Gofolk)   
DrØmte Mig en DrØm I Nat…by Valravn from Folk & Roots 2006 - Music from Denmark  (Folkemusic)
Cape Clear/Castlekelly/Man Of Aran…by Moving Cloud from Cuckanandy (Gofolk)  
Turning Tide…by Shoormal from Turning Tide (Greentrax)
Scandanonymous…by Chris Stout from First o’ the Darkenin’ (Greentrax)
Loki… by AnnbjØrg Lien from Aliens Alive (Northside)

May 29, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1618: The Carrying Stream (May 29, 2014)  Week 22

It took centuries for a ballad like “Barbara Allen” to work its way through the British Isles and across the Atlantic. Now the music flows freely back and forth as musicians from both sides of the ocean explore and fuse flavors from Celtic, Appalachian and Old Time music.  This week they include Dolly Parton, John Doyle, Jean Ritchie and Anaïs Mitchell.

Barbara Allen…  by Dolly Parton with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan from Heartsongs (Sony Entertainment)
Geordie...by Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer from Child Ballads (Wilderland Records)
Pretty Saro….by John Doyle from Evening Comes Early (Shanachie Entertainment)
The Farmer’s Cursed Wife…by Pete Seeger from American Favorite Ballads, Vol 2 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Sixteen Come Next Sunday…by Bothy Band from Old Hag You Have Killed Me (Green Linnet)
Where are You Going My Pretty Little Miss?...by Doc Watson & Jean Ritchie from Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Wayfaring Stranger/British Field March…by Timothy Cummings from The Piper in the Holler (Birchen Music)  
ID Excerpt: Craggy Pinnacle...by Al Petteway from High on the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)
The Gypsy Laddie…. by Jack Beck from ~ private recording, courtesy of artist
Gypsy Davie…by Julee Glaub from Blue Waltz (Troubadouress Music)
Indian Whoop…by Jame Bryan and Carl Jones from Two Pictures  (Martin Records)
Single Girl, Married Girl  …by Atwater Donelly from The Blackest Crow (Rabbit Island Music)
Young Hunting/Elzig’s Farewell….by Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell Records)
Black is the Color…by  Sara Grey with Kieran Means from Sandy Boys (Fellside Recordings)
The Drover’s Road…by Al Petteway and Amy White from High on the Blue Ridge (Fairewood Studios)

May 15, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1616: Tales of the Riverbank (May 15, 2014)  Week 20  

Rivers run through many of our well-loved and best-known landscapes.  Their quiet banks and neglected docksides are now often the focus of rural rediscovery and urban regeneration.  Music, old and new, celebrates our rivers as sources of life and of timeless inspirations to song-makers.

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)

May 8, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1615: Newly Hatched For Spring (May 8, 2014)  Week 19

Hear new tracks from recent albums by artists who work to expand the reach of music from Celtic roots on both sides of the Atlantic.

Sepal, Petal, and Thorn/The Golden Poppy...by Katie McNally from Flourish (katiemcnally.com)
Mantle of Green...by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Tell You in Earnest (mattandshannonheaton.com)
After the Morning...by Alan Kelly from After the Morning (Black Box Music)
I Hung My Harp Upon the Willows...by Alan Kelly (with Eddi Reader) from After the Morning (Black Box Music)
Who Am I...by Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld)
The Burning of Peesie's Knapp...by Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld)
[ID excerpt] Piper on Horseback...by Laura MacKenzie from Laura & the Lads (New Folk Records)
Lowlands...by Ben Miller from On Home Ground (bmillerpipes.com)
Caledonia...by Alan Kelly (with Kris Drever) from After the Morning (Black Box Music)
Dugan's Dream...by Laura MacKenzie from Laura & the Lads (New Folk Records)
Molly O...by Declan Forde from The Mountainy Man (declanforde.co.uk)
Blind Woman...by Karan Casey from Two More Hours (Crow Valley Music)
Dreams of Nectar...by Abigail Washburn from City of Refuge (Rounder)
Cathcart/Leire's Welcome to Cozac...by Katie McNally from Flourish (katiemcnally.com)

May 1, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1614: Beltane (May 1, 2014)  Week 18

The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivities and rituals.  Marked at the beginning of May, Beltane is one of four quarter-day festivals.  Join in our celebration of the natural elements – Air, Earth, Water, and Fire – in a Beltane-themed hour of music.

Fire Dance...by Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Roly Gentle/Hot Rivets/Tartar Frigate/Closed Face Reel...by Kathryn Tickell from The Very Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park)
Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance...by Loreena McKennitt from Parallel Dreams (Quinlan Road
Tine Gheal/Bright Fire...by Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn)
An Hour in the Gloaming...by Jim Malcolm from The First Cold Day (Beltane)  
Blackberry Festival Footrace/For Reals...by Hanneke Cassel from For Reasons Unseen (Cassel Records
[ID Excerpt] Firedance/Andalucia...by Brendan Power from Plays the Music from Riverdance (Greentrax)  
Beltaine...by Lúnasa from Lúnasa (Compass)    
We Build Fires...by The Poozies from Raise Your Head (A Retrospective) (Compass)    
The Fire of the Spirit...by Richard Souther from Illumination. Hildegard von Bingen: the Fire of the Spirit (Sony
Flowers of Spring/The Wily Old Man...by John Carty from Yeh, That's All It Is (Shanachie )  
Snowdrops/Birth...by Maddy Prior from Year (Park)  
A Rosebud By My Early Walk...by The Birnam Quartet from The Music of Burns (Shoogle)  
Firedance...by Bill Whelan from Riverdance (Celtic Heartbeat)

April 24, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1613: Len Graham (April 24, 2014)  Week 17

Fiona Ritchie meets the legendary singer and song collector from Northern Ireland to chat about the connections between Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia, with plenty of time for a song or three.

Green Grows the Laurel...by Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)
One Morning in May...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)
The Braes of Balquidder..by Skylark from All of It (Green Linnet)
Seventeen Come Sunday...by Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)
Young Hunting/Elzig's Farewell...by Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell)
[ID Excerpt] The Frost is All Over...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)
Miss Johnston's/Man of Aran...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)
The Rambling Irishman...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)
The Royal Blackbird...by Cathal McConnell & Len Graham from For the Sake of Old Decency (Sage Arts)
Wagoner's Lad...by Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell)
Níl na Lá/The Wind that Shakes the Barley...by Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (www.buamusic.com)

April 17, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1612: ….and Three (April 17, 2014) Week 16 Check links

This hour features classic combinations of musical threesomes weaving melodies and rhythms together into an intoxicating and perfectly balanced blend.

The Long (Long) Note…by Deiseal from The Long Long Note (Starc)
Boser Girls…by Chantan from Primary Colours (Culburnie)
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba…by O’Connor, Hayden, O’Dowd from Crossroads (Mairtinoconnorband)
Seán Bán/Lexie McCasgill…by Cran from The Crooked Stair (CBM)
Finnish Schottisches 1 and 2/French Schottische…by Bellevue Rendezvous from Tangents (Bellevuerendezvous)
Drop of Blood…by Maddy Prior & The Girls from Bib & Tuck (Park
Peace & Plenty…by Burning Bridget Cleary from Everything is Alright… (Burningbridgetcleary.com)
[ID excerpt] Speed the Plough…by Molloy, Brady, Peoples from Molloy, Brady, Peoples (Mulligan)
Oganaich Mo Chridhe…by MacGregor, Brechin, Ó hEadhra from Sonas (Brechin All Records)
Bímis ag Ól/The Lark on the Strand…by MacDiarmada, Fitzgerald, Ó Ruanaigh from Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo & Harp  (Cló Iar-Chonnachta)
Five O’Clock…by McCalmans from Live – Coming Home (Greentrax)
Ballyvourney/Race Classic…by Áthas from Áthas (Athasmusic.com)
Staimpí…by Cran from Black Black Black (Claddagh)
Ferintosh…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh.com)
Ode to a Vending Machine…by Corbett, Chrisman, Tice from Corbett, Chrisman, Tice (Patuxent)

April 10, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1611: One, Two… (April 10, 2014) Week 15

Enjoy an hour dedicated to some great solo artists and duos that deliver uncluttered pure acoustic arrangements.

The Green Mandolin/Nordicana…by David Surette from The Green Mandolin (Madrina)  
A Breath on the Cold Glass…by Wendy Weatherby from A Breath on the Cold Glass (Lochshore)
The Wagoner's Lad…by Sarah McQuaid from I Won’t Go Home 'til Morning (Sarah McQuaid
The Crooked Road to Dublin/The Crib of Perches…by Sarah Blair from Flower of the Red Mill (Newgrange)  
Marie Hamilton…by Wendy Stewart & Gary West from Hinterland (Moulincairn)
The Surround/The Red Stockings…by Kevin Burke & Cal Scott from Across the Black River (Loftus Music)  
Little Margaret…by Laura Boosinger from Down the Road (Laura's Label)
[ID excerpt] Hannah…by Sarah Bauhan from Lathrop's Waltz (Whistler's Music) 
Aoidh, Na Dèan Cadal Idir…by Julie Fowlis from Cuilidh (Shoeshine
Muddy Water…by Heidi Talbot from Wells for Zöe (Compass)
Todlen Hame…by Sylvia Barnes from The Colour of Amber (Greentrax)
Tiree Love Song…by Ross Kennedy from Scottish Voice and Acoustic Guitar (Greentrax)
Doinna…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Compass)
The Blackest Crow…by Atwater Donnelly from The Blackest Crow (Rabbit Island Music)
Cameron's Caper…by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas from In the Moment (Culburnie)

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