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May 02, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1562: What's New? (May 02, 2013) Week 18

It's time to unwrap the latest batch of newly arrived recordings to hear what's new from established artists and uncover the emerging talent.

T-Shirts in Mairearad Green and Anna Massie from Doubling (Shouty Records)
Edward of Emily Smith from Ten Years (White Fall)
John Egan' Pat Broaders, Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare from Open the Door for Three (
Miles Pat Broaders, Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare from Open the Door for Three ( Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm (Whirling Discs)
Le Petit The Outside Track from Flash Company (Lorimer)
Waltzing's for Frances Black from Stronger (MRI)
[ID Break] Zito the Ceolbeg from Collected (Greentrax)
The Glountane Niamh Ní Charra from Cuz (Imeartas)
Tell God and the Solas from Shamrock City (THL)
The Merry Sisters of Lúnasa from Lúnasa with the RTE Concert Orchestra (Lunasa)
The Swan (LK243) Fiddlers' Bid from Celtic Airs & Reflective Melodies (Greentrax)
L'Âme À P'tit Jean...Vishtèn from Mosaïk (PTVish)
Lord Galloway's Ceolbeg from Collected (Greentrax)

April 25, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1561: Saying Something (April 25, 2013) Week 17

How do you deliver a message of social justice, peace, or environmental consciousness in a way that draws in an audience, regardless of their political stance?  Find out in the songs of Christy Moore, Dougie MacLean, Maire Brennan, Sally Barker and others.

What You Do With What You've Dick Gaughan from Outlaws & Dreamers (Greentrax)
Four Stone Walls…by Capercaillie from Secret People (BMG)
Go Move Shift…by Christy Moore from The Time Has Come (Green Linnet)
The Rocky Reels…by Deanta from Ready for the Storm (Green Linnet)
We Built Fires…by The Poozies from Chantoozies (Hypertension)
The Land…by Dougie MacLean from Marching Mystery (Dunkeld)    
Nothing To Do With It…by Dougie MacLean from Who Am I (Dunkeld)
ID Excerpt: One Summer’s Morning…by Dougie MacLean from Fiddle (Dunkeld)
Voices of the Land…by Maire Brennan from Maire (Atlantic)
Old & Strong/The Mountain Song…by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Russell & Kydd (Greentrax)
Ri Na Crinne…by Clannad from Anam (Tara)
An Dro Nevez…by Outback from Baka (Hannibal Records)
Elephants…by Sally Barker & The Rhythm from Beating the Drum (Hypertension)
Woosi…by Baka Beyond from The Meeting Pool (Hannibal)
Set to Rights…by Bachue from A Certain Smile (Culburnie)

April 18, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1560:  Hands On (April 18, 2013)   Week 16

Old songs provide a lens through which we can view lifestyles and work-ways, now passed into history, when manual labors filled the day.  Hear of horse-drawn ploughs, hand loom weavers, miners and the men who fished under sail with Davy Steele, Dick Gaughan, Christine Kydd and many more.

Dulaman Altan from Island Angel (Green Linnet)
Heavy Robin Laing from Gentle Giants (Greentrax
Mowing the Fine Friday from Mowing the Machair (Foot Stompin')   
Gone Are the Strong Christine Kydd from Gentle Giants (Greentrax
The Shoals of Herring/The Fish Gutters' Ewan MacColl from Folk on 2: Ewan MacColl (Cooking Vinyl)
The Two Christy Moore from A River of Sound (Virgin)
ID Excerpt: The Real Blues Reel…by Brendan Powers & Mick Kinsella from A River of Sound (Hummingbird Productions)
John Maddie Prior from Lionhearts (Park)
Speed the Plough/The Abbey Reel/The Primrose Paul McGrattan from Claddagh's Choice (Claddagh)
Bringing in the Jim Boyes from All Through the Year (Green Linnet)
The Pound a Week Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax
Molly Bohinta from The Great Celtic Airs (Keltia Musique)
The Last Trip Battlefield Band from Leaving Friday Harbour (Temple)
The Log Splitter Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)

April 11, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1559: Musical Breizh (April 11, 2013)  Week 15 

Intoxicating melodies from Brittany fill the air this week, with the ensemble of 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 Kornog (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)

April 04, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1558:  Lowlands (April 04, 2013)  Week 14 

From the shipyards of the Banks of the River Clyde, to the mining villages of Fife and the farms of the Borders, the Scottish Lowlands have been a hive of activity for centuries.  Tour the musical landscape with Archie Fisher, Deaf shepherd, Alison Kinnaird and Croft No. 5.

The Midlothian Mining The Easy Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax
Lowlands Ian F. Benzie from I’se The B'y (Lochshore
Life in the City/The March of the Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona
The Great Tannahill Weavers from Epona (Green Linnet)  
The Gates of Edinburgh/O'er Bogie/Mrs. Gordon A' Jock Tamson’s Bairns from The Lasses Fashion  (Greentrax)  
The Lads o' the Fair/Leith Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine from Parallel Lines (Wundertute)
Plooman Christine Kydd from Dark Pearls (Culburnie
ID Excerpt: The Lasses Fashion …by Jock Tamson's Bairns from The Lasses Fashion (Greentrax)
Pawkie Deaf Shepherd from Synergy (Greentrax
Ye Banks and Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)  
I Ha'e a Wife/The Tarbolton Jig/Tabolton Battlefield Band & Alison Kinnaird from Music in Trust 2 (Temple
Blar Sliabh An t-Slorraidh/The Battle of Alison Kinnaird & Ann Heymann from The Harper's Land   (Temple Records)  
Yonder Banks/The Shipyard Archie Fisher from Sunsets I've Galloped Into (Greentrax)   
Last Train from Lanark/Boogie Woogie Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin' Records
A Glasgow Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona)

March 28, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1557: Spring Is In The Airs (March 28, 2013) Week 13

For Joe McKenna, Kim Robertson, Liz Carroll and Jacqui McShee, spring is certainly in the airs, and also the jigs, reels and songs. Join us for the first musical scent of the season.

Echo’s Calling...Joe McKenna from The Irish Low Whistle (Shanachie)
The March Nightnoise from Shadows of Time (Windham Hill)
Brighid’s La Lugh from Celtic Woman 2 (Lughnasa)
Morning Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada)
Yellow on the Sheena Wellington from Clearsong (Dunkeld)
Logan Water/Pennan Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax)
ID Excerpt: Piper’s Despair…by Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada Media)
May Morning Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son Records
Til the Sun Comes Katie McMahon from After the Morning (Paradigm)
Even in the Deaf Shepherd from Even in the Rain (Deaf Shepherd) 
The Crow in the Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)
The Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from At the Little Theatre (Park)
Inner The Whistlebinkies from Inner Sound (Lochshore)

March 21, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1556: Canada (March 21, 2013) Week 12

Travel to Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and beyond to hear the authentic Celtic-rooted music of Canada with Leahy, Loreena McKennit, Mary Jane Lamond, Natalie MacMaster and more.

The Maid Behind (McGlinchey's) Bar/Frankie Gavin's…by Tony McManus from Pourquoi Quebec? (Greentrax
My Ain Kind Dearie/Tommy’s Tarburas/Early Dawn/Stephanie Wills….by Richard Wood from Fire Dance (Iona
Crodh Air a’Bhruaich…by Mary Jane Lamond from Làn Dùil (Wicklow
Matapat…by Bourque, Bernard & LePage from Matapat (Borealis)  
Superfly…by Beòlach from Beòlach (Beolach)  
The Mystic's Dream…by Loreena McKennitt from Live in Paris and Toronto (Quinlan Road
ID Excerpt: La Turlutte a “Pit”…by Bourque, Bernard & Lepage from Matapat (Borealis
Welcome to the Trossachs…by Natalie MacMaster from Live (Greentrax)
Coyote Way….by Leahy from In All Things (Narada Media)
Bovaglie's Plaid…by Beòlach from Beòlach (Beolach) 
It Ain’t Funny…by Pamela Morgan from On A Wing and a Prayer (Amber Music)
Reel a Delphine/Par Derriere Chez Mon Pere…by Barachois from Encore (House Party Productions)   
Adventure Sings/Louis Riel…by Scruj MacDuhk from The Road to Canso (Scruj Tunes)

March 14, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1555: Irish Pairs (March 14, 2013) Week 11

Few musical sounds make a more honest and direct statement than duos in the Irish tradition.  So we feature pairs this week: the fiddle of Martin Hayes in dialog with Dennis Cahill's guitar, the late Frankie Kennedy whose flute soars in partnership with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh's fiddle, and the intertwined voices of sisters Maighread and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill.

Dowd’s No. 9/Come West Along the Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Live in Seattle (Green Linnet)
Through the Fields/The Man of the House/The Shores of Lough Cormac Breatnach & Martin Dunlea from Music for Whistle & Guitar (Dioscai Mandala
Donal Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill with Donal Lunny from Idir an Da Sholas - Between the Two Lights (Green Linnet
Breton Kevin Burke & Micheal O Domhnaill from Flight of the Green Linnet (Green Linnet)
The Plains of Andy Irvine & Paul Brady from (Andy Irvine & Paul Brady)Legends of Ireland (Rhino Entertainment)  
Master Crowley’s/The Jug of Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon from The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
The Two Conneeleys’ 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 Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh (Green Linnet
Meilti Cheann Dubhrann/Cloch na Ceithre Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh (Green Linnet
Beir mo Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Celtic Voices (Green Linnet)
Niamh’s Capers/The Flogging/The Gerry O’Connor, Daithi Sproule from Gaelic Roots (Kells Music)
The Green Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records
Ta mo Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Meiteal (Kells Music) 
John Henry’s/The Commodore/Galway High Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records)  

March 07, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1554: Mary Ann Kennedy (March 07, 2013) Week 10

A treasure trove of music is a legacy shared by some families across the generations. Broadcaster and musician Mary Ann Kennedy is from the Isle of Skye Gaelic music dynasty The Campbells, award-winning singers and pipers.  She joins Fiona to share her family story by describing their landmark project "Fonn" (pronounced Fown), a Gaelic word meaning both "land" and "melody," and reveals the essence of rural community life that is reflected in songs of work, worship, land, sea and love.

The DTs Set…  by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
The Para Handy Set… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)
Ceud Soraidh, Ceud Slainte… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Seat nan Nighean… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music)  
Cha Tig Mor mo Bhean Dhachaigh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
ID Excerpt:Riona's Trip to Ulva… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
Excerpt: Dannsa Klondyker… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna
Seat nan Gillean… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Seat Alasdair… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Fair a' Chinn Duibh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
Cnoc nan Craobh… by The Campbells from Fonn (Watercolour Music
The Nameless Clan… by Cliar from Traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music (Macmeanmna)




February 21, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1552: Live and Kicking (February 21, 2013)  Week 8

Live performances electrify this hour of music with Donal Lunny, Jim Malcolm, Skolvan, and Capercaillie.

Glenlogie…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane
Katie Campbell's Rambles/Streets of Forbes…by Niamh Parsons from Loosely Connected (Greentrax)
Man of Arran…by Niamh Parsons featuring the Loose Connections from Loosely Connected (Greentrax)
Canan Nan Gaidheal…by Scottish Women & Band from Scottish Women (Greentrax)
Trip to Skye…by Skolvan from Live in Italia (Keltia Musique)
Sir Patrick Spens…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane)
ID Excerpt: Flowers of Edinburgh…by Jim Malcolm from Live in Glenfarg (Beltane)
Bogey's Bonnie Belle…by Christy Moore, Donal Lunny & Jimmy Faulkner from Live in Dublin (Tara Music)
The Rocky Road to Dublin/Indian Ate the Woodchuck…by Mozaik from Live From the Powerhouse (Compass)
Breileach…by Capercaillie from Dusk Till Dawn (Survival)
The Big Set…by The Unusual Suspects from Live in Scotland (Foot Stompin')
The Kerry Dances…by Frankie Gavin and Stephane Grappelli from Frankie Gavin 2003-2004 Collection (Frankie Gavin)  

February 28, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1553: Wales (February 28, 2013)  Week 9

Explore the diverse indigenous musical traditions of Wales with 4 Yn Y Bar, Sian James, Carreg Lafar,  and the roving ambassador of Welsh music, harper Robin Huw Bowen.

Coleg y Brifysgol Abertawe/Y gwningen O Gam I Gam from Ogam (Sain)
Migldi Magldi/Can Crwtyn Y Gwartheg/Calan 4 Yn Y Bar from Stryd America  (Fflach)
Ei Di’r Deryn Du? Sian James from Pur (Sain)
Pwy fedar Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion from Traditional Music from Wales (Fflach)
Llef Harlech/ Carreg Lafar from Hyn (Sain)
Ffarwelfo I Langyfelach Julie Murphy & Annie Ebrel from Traditional Music from Wales (Fflach)
Hen Aelwyd Llif Robin Huw Bowen from Hen Aelwyd (Old Hearth) (Sain)  
ID Excerpt: Calan from Bling (Sain
Gower Reel/Wednesday Night/ Huw Roberts & Stephen Rees from Ffidil (Fflach)
Kalngk Dafydd Robert Evans from Ffidil (Fflach)
Ffidil Ffadl/Mogi Huw Roberts & Stephen Rees from Ffidil (Fflach)
Erdiggan Y Pibydd Cogh/Tri a Chwech/Marwnad Yr Robert Evans & Gareth Wheelan from Ffidil (Fflach)
Number Calan from Bling (Sain)

February 14, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1551: A Different Kind of Love Song (February 14, 2013)

Move beyond the traditional notion of romantic love this week to hear of a love of landscape, of whisky, and of the natural world.  Listen for contributions from Shooglenifty, Maura O'Connell, Tony McManus, Danu, Lunasa, Ceolbeg and many more.

Venus in Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweeds (Greentrax)
The Gowden Locks of Anna…by MacAlias from Highwired (Greentrax)
Jim Batty's/The Bloom of Youth…by Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry from At First Light (Vertical Records)
To The Homeland…by Maura O'Connell from Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill
I Love the Trees…by Nomos from Set You Free (Green Linnet)
Suite de Ridees…by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)
Voices of the Land…by Maire Brennan from Maire (Atlantic)
Gi'e Me Lass Wi' a Lump o’ Land…by Ian F. Benzie from I'se The B'y (Lochshore
ID Excerpt: Dans Tony McManus from Tony McManus (Greentrax)
A' The Airts…by Ceolbeg from Seeds to the Wind (Greentrax
Wild West Waltz…by Wendy Stewart from About Time (Greentrax)
The Beauty Spot/The Maid Behind the Barrel…by Danu from All Things Considered (Shanachie)
More Than Just a Dram…by Robin Laing from The Angel's Share (Greentrax)  
Aibreann - The Last Pint…by Lunasa from Lunasa (Compass)
Tail Toddle Finale…by Skyedance from Skyedance - Live in Spain (Culburnie)

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