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January 30, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1601: Jean Redpath (January 30, 2014)  Week 5 

Fiona Ritchie met up with Jean Redpath to reminisce about her five decades of recording and performing, including her role as a great interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns. Enjoy the singing and anecdotes of a music legend.

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)

January 23, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1600: New Winter Sounds (January 23, 2014) Week 4

Fiona Ritchie introduces new releases from debuting artists that have caught her ear as well as favorite players who have helped to define the genre.

Reeling...by Gillian Boucher from Attuned (gillianboucher.com)
The Hiring Fair...by Fairport Convention from By Popular Request (Matty Grooves)
Primavera...by Simon Mayor from The Art of Mandolin (Acoustics)
The Giant's Cave/Go Ahead, Back Up...by Liz Carroll from On The Off Beat (lizcarroll.com)
Erin Gra Mo Chroi...by The Jig is Up from On Yer Toes (thejigisupband.com)
Fig for a Kiss/Seahamhac Tube Station...by Lilt from Little Falls (Lockhouse
[ID excerpt] The Wolf...by Liz Carroll from On The Off Beat (lizcarroll.com)
Battle Cry of Freedom/Bonaparte's Retreat… by Brian Christianson from Brian Christianson and Friends (thefiddlehouse.com)
There is a Time… by Brian Christianson featuring Nicole Christianson from Brian Christianson and Friends (thefiddlehouse.com)
Celtic Medley: Heman Dubh, The Lost Piper March, Voyage to Ireland, Suite Flamande Aux Pommes, Shi Beag Shi Mhor, The Rakkish Paddy, The Return from Fingal, Jigs: Merrily Kissed the Quaker/Cunla, Flamorgan Air, The Last Pint...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)
Seven Sisters...by Amy White with Al Petteway from Home Sweet Home (Fairewood Studios)

January 16, 2014 Print E-mail

Program 1599: Common Currency (January 16, 2014) Week 3

Follow the instrumental links and song streams that connect musical traditions across miles and oceans. 

Soldiers of Joy…by Joe Craven from Camptown (Blender Logic Arts)
Rain and Snow…by Pauline Scanlon from Hush (Compass)
Considine’s Grove/Trip to Durrow/Martin Wynne’s/Bere Island…by Madden, Conway, McComiskey & Dolan from Pride of New York (Compass)
Ireland’s Green Shore …by Tim O’Brien from The Crossing (Alula
The Kid on the Mountain…by Tim O’Brien from The Crossing (Alula
Gypsy Davy…by Julie Glaub from Blue Waltz (Julee Glaub)
[ID Excerpt] Irish Waltz…by Charlie McCoy from A Celtic Bridge (Vox Terrae)
From Clare to Here…by Colcannon from Covering Our Tracks (Greentrax)
The Commonwealth Suite: Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud/Hoea Ra/Dawn of a New Age/Te Rua …by Rua from Homeland: The Rua Collection (Greentrax)
The Maid Behind (McGlinchey’s) Bar/Frankie Gavin…by Tony McManus from Pourquoi Quebec? (Greentrax)
Red Mary…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Combolé…by Joe Craven from Camptown (Blender Logic Arts)

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)

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