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June 20, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1569: Debuts (June 20, 2013)  Week 25  

We look to the next era for this music by featuring brand new artists performing for the first time on Thistle.

Ceol Rince na hEireann: Gan Ainm/The Grand Gates of Annesbrook/ O'Shaughnessy's…by Pat Broaders, Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare from Open the Door for Three (Openthedoorforthree.com)
Miles Weatherhill…by Pat Broaders, Liz Knowles, Kieran O’Hare from Open the Door for Three (Openthedoorforthree.com)
Voice from the Sea…by Oirialla from Oiriallan (Oiriallamusic.com)
Cavers of Kirkcudbright/ The Kitten Slip Jig/ The Ladies’ Pantaloons/ Miss Butler's Reel/ Tamarack’er Down…by Oirialla from Oiriallan (Oiriallamusic.com)
Sound of Taransay… by Phil MacLennan Smillie from Sound of Taransay (Hedera Records)
Down by the Sea…by Ashley Davis from Down by the Sea  (Daisy Rings)
ID Excerpt: Reel de Beatrice…by Cannongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band from Open with Care  (Brechin All Records)
Bad Soup/ Riff Raff and Widget…by Katie McNally from Flourish (Katiemcnally.com)
Si Do Mhaimeo I…by Caroline Fraher from Fragments (carolinefraher.com)
West Coast Airs…by Phil MacLennan Smillie from Sound of Taransay  (Hedera Records)
The Skatehorn Ceilidh Band/ Knees of Fire/ The Tailor's Twist…by The Chair from The Road to Hammer Junkie   (lovethechair.com)
Sporting Paddy/ The Clydeside Lasses/ French Canadian Reel/ The Morning Dew/ Roddy McDonald's Fancy …by The Chair from The Road to Hammer Junkie (lovethechair.com)
The Hamars O'Syradale…by The Chair from The Road to Hammer Junkie   (lovethechair.com)
Salty River Reel/ The Three Forks of Cumberland/ Redbird…by Fullsceilidh Spele-mannslag from 500 Sessions (Spreefix)


June 13, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1568: Heading South (June 13, 2013) Week 24  

Fiona celebrates the musical connections that captured her attention when she first traveled in the U.S. in the early 1980s by exploring the music of the Southern Mountains. 

Wheel Hoss/ Redbird/ Tripping up to Larne…by Cúig from Prospect (Green Linnet)
Ireland's Green Shore…by Tim O’Brien from The Crossing (Alula)
The Devil and the Farmer's Wife…by Afterhours from Hung Up and Dry (Celtic Music 1992)
The Farmer's Cursed Wife…by Tim O’Brien and The Boys from Oh boy! O'Boy! (Sugar Hill)
Brickyard Joe…by Norman & Nancy Blake from Just Gimme Somethin' I'm Used To (Shanachie)  
A Pretty Fair Miss…by Duck Baker & Molly Andrews from American Traditional (Day Job
There Was a Lady…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)   
ID Excerpt: Speed the Plow Medley…by Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor from Appalachia Waltz (Sony)
Indian Whoop…by James Bryan & Carl Jones from Two Pictures (Martin Records)
Barbara Allen… by Emmy Rossum from Songcatcher (Vanguard)
Barbara Allen… by Emmylou Harris from Songcatcher (Vanguard)
Shady Grove…by Ian Carmichael from Ceilidh House Sessions (Greentrax)
High on a Mountain…by Four Men & a Dog from Barking Mad (Cross Border Media)
A Mountaineer is Always Free…by Pierce Pettis from State of Grace (Compass)
Star of the County Down…by Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor from Appalachia Waltz (Sony)

June 06, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1567: Alan Reid (June 06, 2013)  Week 23

Three decades after her journey into national radio started, Fiona meets up with the man who was her very first interview: Alan Reid, known for his long career with the legendary Battlefield Band.

Joseph McDonald's Jig/The Snuff Wife/The Thief of Lochaber...by Battlefield Band from Home Is Where The Van Is (Temple)
Cockle Geordie...by Battlefield Band from Home Is Where The Van Is (Temple)
The Presbyterian Hornpipe/The Watchmaker's Daughter/The Hurricane...by Battlefield Band from There's a Buzz (Temple)
The Dear Green Place...by Alan Reid from Collection (Temple
The Devil's Courtship...by Alan Reid from Collection (Temple
[ID Excerpt] The Wilton Street Dawdle...by Alan Reid from The Sunlit Eye (Temple)
The Last Lighthouse Keeper...by Alan Reid and Rob van Sante from Under the Blue (Red Sands Records)
The Gairdner's Son...by Alan Reid and Rob van Sante from The Adventures of John Paul Jones (Red Sands Records)  
The Road of Tears...by Alan Reid from Collection (Temple)
Stovies/Trip to Raasay/The Cailleach With The Crash Helmet...by Alan Reid and Rob van Sante from Under the Blue (Red Sands Records)

May 23, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1565: Time To Dance (May 23, 2013) Week 21

The rhythms of Celtic music will always get into your feet and before you know it, you're dancing.  Limber up before you tune into this hour of music featuring Alasdair Fraser, Trian, and a pair of traditional dance bands from Ireland and Scotland.

Wooden Whale/Leaps & Bounds/Skye Barbeque…by Alasdair Fraser from Dawn Dance (Culburnie)   
The Easy Club Reel/Janine's Reel…by The Easy Club from Essential (Eclectic Records)
The Rovin' Ploughboy…by Malinky from Ravens (Greentrax) 
The Price of a Pig/Crabbit Shona/Bancroft's Descent…by Shooglenifty from A Whisky Kiss (Greentrax)
Swing Round to the Jigs…by The Kilfenora Ceili Band from Set on Stone (Torc Music)
Molly and Johnny…by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass Records
The Green Mountain…by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass Records)
ID Excerpt: The Point Road…by Shooglenifty from Venus in Tweeds (Greentrax)
Hanter Dro…by Tud from Deus Kerne (Escaliburt)
The Braes of Killiecrankie…by Kornog from Korong (Green Linnet)
Bal Plinn du Vertige…by Skolvan from Swing & Tears (Keltia Musique)
The Poor Man's Fortune/The Fiddler’s Key/The Blessings of Silver…by Trian from Trian II (Green Linnet)
Willie Taylor…by Cran from Black, Black, Black (Claddagh Records)
Farquhar and Hettie’s Waltz/My Cape Breton Home…by Blazin’ Fiddles from Fire On! (Blazin' Fiddles)
Opinions…by Rory Campbell & Malcolm Stitt from Field of Bells (Lochshore)

May 30, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1566: Easy Does It (May 30, 2013) Week 22

There's more to this roots music business than high-energy dance tunes.  Kick back with some soothing voices (Maire Brennan, Dougie MacLean, Karen Matheson) and some free-spirited instrumentals (Davy Spillane, William Jackson, Michael McGoldrick).

Ca Dé Sin Do’n Té Sin…by Clannad from Banba (RCA
Bonnie Jean…by Karen Matheson from Time to Fall (Vertical)
Pamela Rose Grant/The Ewie Wi' the Crooked Horn/The Scolding Wives of Abertarff…by Tony McManus/Alan Genty from Singing Sands (Greentrax
'S fhada leam an Oidche Ghemhradih…by Dougie MacLean from Riof (Dunkeld)  
Teehan's…by Michael McGoldrick from Fused (Compass)
The Lowlands of Holland…by Donal Lunny from Coolfin (Blue Note)
ID Excerpt: Midnight Walker…by Davy Spillane from Pipedreams (Tara Music
Little Sadie …by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Compass)
An Honourable Peace/The Drip…by William Jackson from Duan Albanach (Mill
Bí Liom…by Moya Brennan from Two Horizons (Decca)
What Makes You Dream…by Bohinta from Belladonna (Celtic Collections)
Swedish…by Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila from May Monday (Northside)
Ubi Caritas…by Connie Dover from The Wishing Well (Taylor Park)
Darklight…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

May 16, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1564: Julie Fowlis (May 16, 2013)  Week 20

Meet Julie Fowlis who provided the singing voice in "Brave", Pixar's Oscar-winning animation set in the ancient Highlands of Scotland.  Raised in the Outer Hebrides, Julie is reaching contemporary audiences with Gaelic music, and is one of a small group of singers bringing it into the cultural mainstream.

M' Fhearann Saidhbhir/Nellie Garvey's/'G Ioman Nan Gamhan 'S Mi Muladach/Jerry's Pipe Jig...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)
Donella Beaton/Nelson Mandela's Welcome to the City of Glasgow...by Dòchas from An Darna Umhail (MacMeanmna)
A Mhaighdeannan 's a Mhnathan Òg...by Julie Fowlis from Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe (Machair)
Biodh An Deoch Seo 'N Làimh Mo Rùin...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)
Hò Bha Mi, Hé Bha Mi...by Julie Fowlis from Uam (Machair)
Lon-Dubh...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)
[ID Excerpt} Hùg Air A' Bhonaid Mhòir...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)
A' Chiad Cheum...by Julie Fowlis from Uam (Machair) ~ excerpt
Turas San Lochmor...by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)
'Ille Dhuinne, 'S Toigh Leam Thu...by Julie Fowlis from Cuilidh (Machair)
Touch the Sky...by Julie Fowlis from 'Brave' Soundtrack (Walt Disney Records)
Thornton JIg/Chloe's Passion/Are You Ready Yet?/'S Toigh Leam Fhìn Buntàta 'S Ìm/Tha Fionnlagh Ag Innearadh/Thug Oiridh Thiridh Thairidh......by Julie Fowlis from Live at Perthshire Amber (Machair)

May 09, 2013 Print E-mail

Program 1563:  Miles of Isles (May 09, 2013)  Week 19

From the Northern Isles of Shetland and Orkney, to the Hebrides, the Isle of Man and Rathlin Island off the northern Irish coast, this week's diverse choice of music is insular only in the geographical sense.

Da White Wife…by Fiddler's Bid from Naked & Bare (Greentrax)
Ho Ro’s Toigh Leam Fhin Thu…by MacKenzie from The Hear and Now (MacMeanmna)
Hillswick/Party Scene…by Chris Stout from Tracks North (Shetland Arts Trust )
Haidh O…by Maggie MacInnes from Peaceful Ground (Marram
Calum Beag O Thir a Mhurain/The Twisted Bridge…by Maggie MacInnes from Spoirad Beatha (Marram)
Cailleach An Airgid/Rachainn AShuiridh'Air Oighrig…by Cliar from The Rough Guide to Scottish Music   (MacMeanmna)
Donal Agus Morag…by Altan from Harvest Storm (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: The Corn Holm…by Don Wessells from On Orkney (Harmonichro Records) 
The Hut on Staffin Island/Sandy MacLeod of Garafad/The Soft Horse Reel…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
Fiolialgean …by Billy Ross from Shore Street  (Greentrax)
Shapinsay Polka/Jimmy o' the Bu's Polka/Scapa Flow…by Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley from Mither o' the Sea  (Greentrax)  
Tha Mulaidh…by Alyth McCormack from An Iomall -The Edge (Vertical)
Martyrdom…by Salm from Salm Vol.1 (Ridge Records
Iona…by William Jackson from A Scottish Island (Mill Records)
The Goodnight Song…by Emma Christian from Celtic Voices-Women of Song (Narada Media)
The Patterned Carpet Set: Alisdair Fraser's Compliments to Lorna Mitchell/Reel for Eilidh Shaw/Da Eye Wife…by Rock, Salt & Nails from Midnight Rain (Park Records)

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 March...by Mairearad Green and Anna Massie from Doubling (Shouty Records)
Edward of Morton...by Emily Smith from Ten Years (White Fall)
John Egan's...by Pat Broaders, Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare from Open the Door for Three (openthedoorforthree.com)
Miles Weatherhill...by Pat Broaders, Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare from Open the Door for Three (openthedoorforthree.com)
Shanagolden...by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm (Whirling Discs)
Le Petit Sarny...by The Outside Track from Flash Company (Lorimer)
Waltzing's for Dreamers...by Frances Black from Stronger (MRI)
[ID Break] Zito the Bubbleman...by Ceolbeg from Collected (Greentrax)
The Glountane Highlands...by Niamh Ní Charra from Cuz (Imeartas)
Tell God and the Devil...by Solas from Shamrock City (THL)
The Merry Sisters of Fate...by Lúnasa from Lúnasa with the RTE Concert Orchestra (Lunasa)
The Swan (LK243)...by Fiddlers' Bid from Celtic Airs & Reflective Melodies (Greentrax)
L'Âme À P'tit Jean...Vishtèn from Mosaïk (PTVish)
Lord Galloway's Lamentation...by 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 Got...by 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 ...by Altan from Island Angel (Green Linnet)
Heavy Horses...by Robin Laing from Gentle Giants (Greentrax
Mowing the Machair....by Fine Friday from Mowing the Machair (Foot Stompin')   
Gone Are the Strong Ones...by Christine Kydd from Gentle Giants (Greentrax
The Shoals of Herring/The Fish Gutters' Song...by Ewan MacColl from Folk on 2: Ewan MacColl (Cooking Vinyl)
The Two Conneeleys...by 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 Barleycorn...by Maddie Prior from Lionhearts (Park)
Speed the Plough/The Abbey Reel/The Primrose Lass...by Paul McGrattan from Claddagh's Choice (Claddagh)
Bringing in the Sheaves...by Jim Boyes from All Through the Year (Green Linnet)
The Pound a Week Rise....by Dick Gaughan from Prentice Piece (Greentrax
Molly Mallone...by Bohinta from The Great Celtic Airs (Keltia Musique)
The Last Trip Home...by Battlefield Band from Leaving Friday Harbour (Temple)
The Log Splitter Set...by 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 Song...by The Easy Club from The Easy Club (Greentrax
Lowlands Away...by Ian F. Benzie from I’se The B'y (Lochshore
Life in the City/The March of the Workers...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona
The Great Ships...by Tannahill Weavers from Epona (Green Linnet)  
The Gates of Edinburgh/O'er Bogie/Mrs. Gordon Uvle...by A' Jock Tamson’s Bairns from The Lasses Fashion  (Greentrax)  
The Lads o' the Fair/Leith Docks...by Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine from Parallel Lines (Wundertute)
Plooman Laddies...by Christine Kydd from Dark Pearls (Culburnie
ID Excerpt: The Lasses Fashion …by Jock Tamson's Bairns from The Lasses Fashion (Greentrax)
Pawkie Patterson...by Deaf Shepherd from Synergy (Greentrax
Ye Banks and Braes...by Tony McManus from Ceol More (Greentrax)  
I Ha'e a Wife/The Tarbolton Jig/Tabolton Lodge...by Battlefield Band & Alison Kinnaird from Music in Trust 2 (Temple
Blar Sliabh An t-Slorraidh/The Battle of Sherriffmuir...by Alison Kinnaird & Ann Heymann from The Harper's Land   (Temple Records)  
Yonder Banks/The Shipyard Apprentice...by Archie Fisher from Sunsets I've Galloped Into (Greentrax)   
Last Train from Lanark/Boogie Woogie Waltz...by Croft No. Five from Attention All Personnel (Foot Stompin' Records
A Glasgow Celebration...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona)

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