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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 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) 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? 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 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 Battlefield Band from Celtic Hotel (Temple Records/Flying Fish)
Sitting in the Stern of a 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 Katie McNally from Flourish (
Mantle of Matt & Shannon Heaton from Tell You in Earnest (
After the Alan Kelly from After the Morning (Black Box Music)
I Hung My Harp Upon the Alan Kelly (with Eddi Reader) from After the Morning (Black Box Music)
Who Am Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld)
The Burning of Peesie's Dougie MacLean from Essential Too (Dunkeld)
[ID excerpt] Piper on Laura MacKenzie from Laura & the Lads (New Folk Records) Ben Miller from On Home Ground ( Alan Kelly (with Kris Drever) from After the Morning (Black Box Music)
Dugan's Laura MacKenzie from Laura & the Lads (New Folk Records)
Molly Declan Forde from The Mountainy Man (
Blind Karan Casey from Two More Hours (Crow Valley Music)
Dreams of Abigail Washburn from City of Refuge (Rounder)
Cathcart/Leire's Welcome to Katie McNally from Flourish (

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 Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Roly Gentle/Hot Rivets/Tartar Frigate/Closed Face Kathryn Tickell from The Very Best of Kathryn Tickell (Park)
Huron 'Beltane' Fire Loreena McKennitt from Parallel Dreams (Quinlan Road
Tine Gheal/Bright Anam from Tine Gheal/Bright Fire (Linn)
An Hour in the Jim Malcolm from The First Cold Day (Beltane)  
Blackberry Festival Footrace/For Hanneke Cassel from For Reasons Unseen (Cassel Records
[ID Excerpt] Firedance/ Brendan Power from Plays the Music from Riverdance (Greentrax) Lúnasa from Lúnasa (Compass)    
We Build The Poozies from Raise Your Head (A Retrospective) (Compass)    
The Fire of the Richard Souther from Illumination. Hildegard von Bingen: the Fire of the Spirit (Sony
Flowers of Spring/The Wily Old John Carty from Yeh, That's All It Is (Shanachie )  
Snowdrops/ Maddy Prior from Year (Park)  
A Rosebud By My Early The Birnam Quartet from The Music of Burns (Shoogle) 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 Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)
One Morning in Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (
The Braes of Skylark from All of It (Green Linnet)
Seventeen Come Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)
Young Hunting/Elzig's Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell)
[ID Excerpt] The Frost is All Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (
Miss Johnston's/Man of Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (
The Rambling Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (
The Royal Cathal McConnell & Len Graham from For the Sake of Old Decency (Sage Arts)
Wagoner's Sheila Kay Adams from All the Other Fine Things (Granny Dell)
Níl na Lá/The Wind that Shakes the Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (

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… (
[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 (
Staimpí…by Cran from Black Black Black (Claddagh)
Ferintosh…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (
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)

April 3, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1610: Digital Imperfection (April 3, 2014) Week 14

Stay connected to the authentic roots of today’s music with artists who resist the digital perfection of the studio and mix archive vinyl into their tracks.

Tarbolton…by Jack Evans from Once Upon a Time in the North (Greentrax)
Shetland Reels:Three Drunken Fiddlers/Muckla Sherry a' three/Robbie Tamson's Smiddy…by Catriona Macdonald from  Bold (Peerie Angel Productions)
Air fair an ala/Cailleach liath Rathasai (At Dawn of Day)…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical
Ho rinn Martyn Bennett with Margaret Bennett from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin)
Maudabawn Chapel/Frank's Natalie MacMaster from In My Hands (Greentrax)
Dh’fhalbh Mo Rùn Bho Chionn Seachdain…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram Music
Peter Stewart, 1910…by Martyn Bennett from Glen Lyon (Foot Stompin)
ID excerpt: Swallowtail Coat…by Martyn Bennett from Martyn Bennett (Eclectic
Crossing the Bridge…by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony Classical
La Suite du Casse Reel …by Matapat from Musique Traditional du Quebéc/Matapat 2 ½ (Borealis)
Muiñeiras da Sorte…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA Victor)   
Ag Caint Liom Fhéin/Beidh Aonach Amarách…by MacDara from The Love Token (MacDara Music )
An Gaidheal ‘s a Leannan/An Fhleasgaich ur Leannain Thu…by Mairi MacInnes from Orosay  (Greentrax
O Castro da Moura…by Carlos Nuñez from Os Amores Libres (RCA Victor)

March 27, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1609: Archie Fisher (March 27, 2014)  Week 13

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the legendary Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and broadcaster.  Archie makes connections between Celtic and American song traditions and we hear music from across the decades of his remarkable career in the folk scene.

The Broom of the The Black Family from The Black Family (Dara)
The Shipyard Battlefield Band from Battlefield Band (Temple)
King Barbara Dickson from Words Unspoken (Greentrax)
Will Ye Gang, Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
River And The Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
[ID excerpt] Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
Bonnie Border Lass (guitar intro) Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)
Silver Archie Fisher from Sunsets I've Galloped Into... (Greentrax)
Adam Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet)
Cuillins of Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House) Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House)

March 20, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1608: New Spring Sounds (March 20, 2014)  Week 12

The flow of music is never-ending. A mountain of new recordings doesn't translate into the same volume of great music, though, so rely on Fiona to hand-pick the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from some of your favorite artists.

Ouagadougou Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas from Abundance (Culburnie)
Golden The Alan Kelly Gang from Small Town and Famous Nights (Blackbox Music) The Alan Kelly Gang from Small Town and Famous Nights (Blackbox Music)
S'och a' Dhomhnaill Óig Ghaolaich (Waulking Song) Capercaillie from At The Heart Of It All (Vertical) Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson from Air-Fix (Great White)
[ID Excerpt] Coracree from Dancing in the Sky (
Natasha Mccoy's Reel/Lianne MacLean's Revenge by Hanneke Cassel from Dot the Dragon's Eyes (
The Coracree from Dancing in the Sky (
The Templehouse/The Gravel Brian Miller & Randy Gosa from The Falling of the Pine (Two Tap Music)
Opening The Gloaming from The Gloaming (Brassland)
Keys to the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas from Abundance (Culburnie)


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