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June 21, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1517: Solas (June 21, 2012)  Week 25

The music of Solas is always exciting perhaps because it's constantly evolving.  Meet Seamus Egan and Win Horan who chat about their roles in shaping Irish-America's most influential band and share loads of their music with us.

The Flowing Bowl/Maire Breathnach's/The Doon Reel/Mason's Men…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
Aililiú Na Gamhna…by Solas from Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers (Shanachie
The Stride/Tom Doherty's/The Contradiction/Viva Glicia…by Solas from The Words That Remain (Shanachie
Pastures of Plenty…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
Black Annis…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
ID excerpt: Who's in the What Now…by Solas from The Edge of Silence (Shanachie
Homeless…by Solas from The Hour Before Dawn (Shanachie
The Hanover Reel/John James' Reel/The Copperplate…by Solas from Waiting For An Echo (Shanachie) 
Darkness, Darkness…by Solas from The Edge of Silence (Shanachie
Seven Curses…by Solas from For Love And Laughter (Compass
Timmy Clifford’s/The Return Home/O'ot Be Est Da Vong/John Joe Casey's….by Solas from Reunion (Compass)

June 14, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1516:  Bass Rock (June 14, 2012)  Week  24

Contributions by acoustic and electric bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.

Le Petit Encrier…by Tony McManus & Alain Genty from Singing Sands (Greentrax)  
Broom of Cowdenknowes…by Savourna Stevenson, June Tabor, Danny Thompson from Singing the Storm (Cooking Vinyl)  
The Ramnee Ceilidh/Release Da Hounds…by Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin')
Worcester City…by Eliza Carthy from Anglicana (Topic
Trois Messagers…by Alain Genty from Une Petite Lanterne (Keltia Musique)
At Dawn of Day/Grey-haired Woman from Raasay…by Capercaillie from Choice Language (Vertical)  
ID Excerpt: A Forest Plin…by Alain Genty from La Couleur du Milieu (Coop Breiz)
Dans Tro Lors…by Annie Ebrel & Riccardo Del Fra from Voulez Loar – Velluto di Luna (Gwerz)  
She’s in the Attic…by Shooglenifty from Radical Mestizo (Compass)
May Colvin…by Sìleas from Play on Light (Greentrax
Smile/Mrs Elizabeth Thoumire…by Simon Thoumire Three from Waltzes for Playboys (Acoustic Radio)   
That's the Way It Is…by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from Passe Avant (Park Records)   
Peter The Kathryn Tickell Band from Air Dancing (Park)

June 7, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1515:  Archie Fisher (June 07, 2012)  Week 23

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)



May 31, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1514:  Classically Celtic (May 31, 2012)  Week 22

Hear music that draws upon traditional roots whilst oozing classical style, albeit with string sections sounding just a little more racy than usual!

Dr. Gilbert's… by Padraic O’Reilly from Highly Strung! (Rath)
Si Dolce è’l Tormento…by Tony McManus from The Maker’s Mark  (Greentrax)
The Lass o' Gowrie…by Jean Redpath from Will Ye No Come Back Again (Greentrax)
Baby Broon/Space to Breathe/Slowing down/Vanessa Edward’s Enviable Rhythm…by Patsy Reid from Bridging the Gap (Vertical
[ID excerpt] With a Love That’s True…by Padraic O’Reilly from Highly Strung! (Rath
Accokeek…by Al Petteway & Amy White from Acoustic Journey (Maggie's Music
Ceann Dubh Díilis…by Anúna and the Ulster Orchestra from Behind the Closed Eye (Greentrax
Water Music…by Pierre Bensusan from Musiques (Windham Hill)
Not From These Parts/Five is Better/At the Edge/Life is Good…by Patsy Reid from Bridging the Gap (Vertical
Fill To Me the Parting Glass…by Shaun Davey with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and soloists from May We Never Have to Say Goodbye (Tara)

May 24, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1513: Underneath the Stars (May 24, 2012)  Week 21 

As the days grow longer our music looks to the Northern and Western skies for inspiration this week and draws meaning, guidance and solace from the sun, moon and stars. 

The Moonlight Piper…by Carlos Núñez with The Chieftains from Brotherhood of Stars (RCA Victor)
The Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure Records)
The Sound of the Sun: The Three Sea Captains / The Sound of the Fred Morrison from The Sound of the Sun (Lochshore
Land of the Setting Sun…by Talitha Mackenzie from Indian Summer (Sonas)
Hunter's Moon/Getting There/The Morris Liz Carroll & John Doyle from In Play (Compass)
Such a Night of Stars… by Eamon Friel from Word of Spring (Thran)
ID excerpt: The Crow in the Sun… by Dáithí Sproule from The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)
New Moon…by Ceilidh Minogue from Ceilidh Minogue (Greentrax)
Sun, Moon and Stars…by Filska from A Thousand Miles Away (Foot Stompin'
Laughing With the Moon…by Hilary James & Simon Mayor from Laughing with the Moon (Acoustics Records
Moondance…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions (Windham Hill)
Lloer Dirion (Tender Moon) Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar)
Dark Light…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

May 17, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1512:  Irish Classics (May 17, 2012)  Week 20  

Early Bothy Band, Kevin Burke, Paul Brady: it's all here in our nostalgic browse through Irish classics of the '70s and '80s. 

Jimmy Lyon's/The Teelin/The Red Crow/The Broken Bridge…by Altan from The Red Crow (Green Linnet
City of Chicago…by Christy Moore from Ride On (Green Linnet
The Parting of Friends…by Matt Molloy from Stony Steps (Green Linnet)
Maudabawn Chapel/The Wild Irishman/The Moher Reel…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
Amhrán Pheadar Breathnach by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill from No Dowry (Shanachie)
The Lakes of Pontchartrain…by Paul Brady from The Missing Liberty Tapes (Compass
ID Excerpt: Sligo Reel…by Flook from Flatfish (Flatfish Records)
The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Flower of the Flock/Famous Ballymote…by The Bothy Band from Live in Concert (Green Linnet)
Song for Ireland…by Mary Black from The Collection (Telstar)
The Storm…by Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son)
On Horseback…by Eileen Ivers from Wild Blue (Green Linnet
Blackwater…by Altan from Blackwater (Virgin)
Lois Na Banríona by Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn from Causeway (Tara
Timedance ’92: The Ballymun Regatta…by Bill Whelan, Liam O’Flynn, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine from The Seville Suite (Tara)

May 10, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1511: Celtic Romance (May 10, 2012) Week 19

Lose yourself in the sound of soulful ballads and songs of loving, leaving, and loneliness in new and traditional Celtic music of the heart.

Silver Dagger…by Solas from Reunion (Compass
The Lea Rig…by Jim Malcolm from Home (Beltane)  
Wrong Foot Forward…by Flook from Haven (Flatfish Records
Maid in Fhomhair –One Morning in Autumn/Princess Royal…by Susan McKeown from Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs   (World Village)   
Julia's Waltz…by Natalie MacMaster from Yours Truly (Rounder
ID Excerpt: The House of Little Lights…by Flook from Haven (Flatfish Records)      
The False Lover Won Back…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
Gone to the Bower/Olaf Cowan’s Welcome to Wardieburn/The Road to Glountane…by Malinky from 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
And I Love You So…by Pauline Scanlon from Red Colour Sun (Compass)
hFear a Bhata…by Mairi MacInnes from This Feeling Inside (Greentrax)
We'll Be Together Again…by Dougie MacLean from Who Am I (Dunkeld)
Timmy Clifford's/The Return Home/O'ot Be Est Da Vong/John Joe Casey's…by Solas from Reunion (Compass)

May 3, 2012

Program 1510:  Beltane Bash (May 03, 2012)  Week 18

The ancient year marked seasonal changes with special festivals and rituals. Beltane, one of four quarter-day festivals, is recreated today in the modern Scottish capital with festivities to re-establish Edinburgh residents' links with the natural year. Join in our celebration 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 26, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1509: Mando Banjo Magic (April 26, 2012)  Week 17

Stringed instruments of all sorts help forge this music's identity.  This week we feature two that have become central to its sound with Seamus Egan, Jane Rothfield, and Gerry O'Connor.

Bag of Spuds/Copperplate Reel…by Gerry O’Connor from No Place Like Home (Myriad Media)
It's Still Raining/Carlisle Street Reels…by Solas from Another Day (Shanachie)
Merry Go Round…by Solas from For Love And Laughter (Compass
Frosty Morning/Santa Anna’s Retreat/Santa Anna's March…by Robin Bullock from The Enchanted Woods (Dancing Wolf Records
He's Gone Away…by Simon Mayor Quintet with Hilary James from Mondolinquents (Acoustics)
Loudeac Round Dances…by Jamie Laval & Ashley Broder from Zephyr in the Confetti Factory (Jamie Laval)
ID Excerpt: Brendan O'Regan's Reels…by Gerry O’Connor from No Place Like Home (Myriad Media)
Fade Away…by Harem Scarem from Storm in a Teacup (Vertical)
Carry Me Back…by Jane Rothfield from iFiddle theyBanjo (Jane Rothfield)
The Bonny Irish Boy… by The Green Fields of America from The Green Fields of America (Compass)
Fahey's #25/Molly on the Shore/Bonnie Anne…by The Green Fields of America from The Green Fields of America (Compass)
Bound…by Eliza Lynn from The Weary Wake Up (Eliza Lynn)
Early Mornin' Train…by Jack Evans from Once Upon a Time in the North (Greentrax)
McConnell's Rant…by Shooglenifty from Troots (Shoogle)

April 19, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1508:  Horizons (April 19, 2012) Week 16

Tune into sounds that have turned a new generation onto Celtic music including flute and whistle player Michael McGoldrick, singer Emily Smith, and piper Stuart Cassells who fronts the Red Hot Chilli Pipers

James Brown’s March/Noon Lassies…by Michael McGoldrick from Fused (Vertical)
Skidoo…by Mairead Nesbitt from Raining Up (Vertical)
Edward of Morton…by Emily Smith from A Different Life (White Fall)
Scottish Piano Fusion…by Sandy Meldrum from Scottish Piano Fusion (Greentrax)
Waltz Harry lane/The Steampacket/Crowley’s #2…by Cé from Between Words  (Ce)
The Flower of Magherally O…by Pauline Scanlon from Hush (Compass)
Two of a Kind…by Lunasa from Sé (Compass
ID Excerpt: Reeling Piano – Catharsis…by Sandy Meldrum from Scottish Piano Fusion (Greentrax)
Suite de Larides…by Fraser Fifield Trio from Slow Stream  (Tanar)
Rasio’r Goleuadau…by Gwilym Morus from Traffic (Rasal)
Karabach…by Martyn Bennett & Tommy Smith from Ceol Tacsi (Vertical)
Kaleidoscope…by Shona Mooney from Heartsease (Footstompin)
Never…by Harem Scarem from Let Them Eat Fishcake (Vertical)
November…by Sunhoney from November (Vertical)
The Rutting/Athol Cummers/The Prince of Wales/Bodhran Solo/Angus McGonnagle, The Gargling Gargoyle… by Stuart  Cassells from Blown Away (Footstompin)

April 12, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1507: Ferintosh (April 12, 2012) Week 15

We explore a distinctive blend of Celtic and Baroque music this week, largely sourced from 18th century collections of Scottish airs and dance tunes.  It comes to us from Ferintosh (cellist Abby Newton, harper Kim Robertson, fiddler David Greenberg) who join host Fiona Ritchie to chat about their musical inspirations and journeys.

Da Full Rigged Ship/Da New Rigged Ship…by Abby Newton from Crossing to Scotland (Culburnie)
Ferintosh/ Irvin Stiple/John Howat’s Reel…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
The Forest of Ga-ick/The Forest where the Deer Resort/ The Kilchattan Wedding…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Logan Water Song/The Blackbird/Lark in the Morning/Bog an Lochan/The Corbey and the Pyett/Green Grow the Rashes…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh  (Ferintosh)
ID Excerpt: Tullochgorum…by Ferintosh from  Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Tullochgorum…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Kinrara/Forneth House…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
A Mhairi Bhan Og/Rowing from Isla to Uist/A’Bhliadhna Gus an Aimfir Fo…by Abby Newton from Castles, Kirks and Caves (Redwing Music)
The Languor of Love…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)
Bernard’s Well/ Neil Roy…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh (Ferintosh)

April 5, 2012 Print E-mail

Program 1506: Roots Run Deep (April 5, 2012)  Week 14

Musical Communities coast-to-coast in the U.S. and Canada show their roots with great traditional fiddling, expressive singing, 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 (Julee Glaub)  
Hunt the Cat/The Hatter from Nenagh…by Colcannon from Trad. (Oxford Road Records)  
ID Excerpt: 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 Women 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  (Jeremy Kittel)

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