thistle1.jpg
Archived Playlists
Browse through our past program playlists for complete music details. Any questions? Just This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'll help you work out what you heard.

February 16, 2017

Program 1760: ThistleRadio Classic (February 16, 2017) Week 7

Hear some of the classic tracks that are the bedrock of our playlist for ThistleRadio, our popular round-the-clock music channel.

Glentown...by Donal Lunny from Donal Lunny Cooflin (Blue Note)
The Hungry Rock...by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass)
Máire Mhór...by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass)
The Green Groves of Glentown/The Flowers of Redhill...by The Bothy Band from The Best of The Bothy Band (Green Linnet)
Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie...by Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld)
The Gael...by Dougie MacLean from The Essential Dougie MacLean (Dunkeld)
Theme from Harry's Game...by Clannad from Past Present (RCS)
[ID excerpt] Cockle Geordie...by Battlefield Band from Home is Where the Van Is (Temple)
The Shetland Fiddle Diva/Purfy...by Catriona Macdonald from Bold (Peerie Angel Productions)
Another Day...by Karan Casey from Distant Shore (Shanachie)
Fisher Street...by Michael McGoldrick from Fused (Compass)
Buachaillin Deas Óg Mé...by MacDara from The Love Token (MacDara)
Dove Across the Water: Iona Theme/March - The Cunning Workmen...by Ossian from Dove Across the Water (Iona)
Caravanserai...by Loreena McKennitt from An Ancient Muse (Quinlan Road)

 
February 09, 2017

Program 1759: Love Songs (February 09, 2017) Week 6

Move beyond the traditional notion of romantic love this week to hear of a bond with landscape, language, and the natural world – all in the finest music from Celtic roots.

Venus in Tweeds...by 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 Fisel...by 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)

 
February 02, 2017

Program 1758: Debuts (February 02, 2017) Week 5

Look to the next era for this music with the sounds of first time artists on Thistle with recordings from both sides of the Atlantic.

The Boatman...by Connla from River Waiting (connlamusic.com)
Colin Macintosh/Black Horse...by Katie McNally Trio from The Boston States (Heath Music)
The Burning of Auchindoun...by Sophie Ramsay from The Seas Between Us (sophieramsay.com)
The Martlet/Father John Angus Rankin...by Katie McNally Trio from from The Boston States (Heath Music)
On the Road...by Liza Mulholland from Fine 'n' Rosy (Metagama Productions)
White Room/The Congress Reel...by Wake the Dead from Deal (Celtoid)
[ID excerpt] Potting Shed Stomp...by Liza Mulholland from Fine 'n' Rosy (Metagama Productions)
On a Boat...by Eddie and Luc from Tirade (Brig Records)
Here's the Tender Coming...by Eddie and Luc from Tirade (Brig Records)
Daily Growing...by Connla from River Waiting (connlamusic.com)
Escaldarium...by Connla from River Waiting (connlamusic.com)
Saints and Sinners...by Connla from River Waiting (connlamusic.com)
The Enchanted...by Connla from River Waiting (connlamusic.com)

 
January 26, 2017

Program 1757: Songs of the Bard (January 26, 2017) Week 4

Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating embrace of the timeless songs of Robert Burns ~ Scotland’s National Bard.

The Lea Rig…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Now Westlin Winds…by Dick Gaughan from Gaughan Live! At the Trades Club (Greentrax)
Ae Fond Kiss…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin’)
Braw Lads o’ Gala Water…by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold (Wellfield
Highland Mary…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane)
Rigs o’ Barley…by Emily Smith from A Day Like Today (Foot Stompin’)
[ID excerpt] Brose and Butter…by Corrina Hewat from My Favourite Place (Foot Stompin’)
The Slave’s Lament…by Feisty Besoms from Auld Flames (Feisty Besoms)
Parcel of Rogues in a Nation…by Rod Paterson from Songs from the Bottom Drawer (Greentrax)
Ye Jacobites…by Eddi Reader from Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (Compass)
Aye Walkin’ O…by Jock Tamson’s Bairns from Rare (Greentrax)
O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose…by June Tabor from Rosa Mundi (Green Linnet)
Auld Lang Syne…by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance (Beltane
Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonie Doon…by Ferintosh from Ferintosh  (Ferintosh.com)

 
January 19, 2017

Program 1756: New Year Sounds (January 19, 2017) Week 3

Prepare your way for the year ahead with a fresh musical start and a chance to discover artists whose careers are destined to gather momentum in the coming months.

Sporan Dhomhnaill/Mist on the Glen/Miss Monaghan...by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
The Tempest...by Kevin Burke and John Brennan from The Pound Ridge Sessions (Loftus Music)
Children Go...By Eileen Ivers and the Band - iTunes download  
Sunset Land...by John McSherry from...The Seven Suns (Compass Records)
Let No Man Steal Your Thyme...by Cassie & Maggie from The Willow Collection (cassieandmaggie.com)
Strip the Willow Set...by Cassie & Maggie from The Willow Collection (cassieandmaggie.com)
[ID excerpt] The Glasgow Lasses...by Battlefield Band from from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
Óró 'Sé do Bheatha 'Baile ...by Gailfean from Won't You Come Out Tonight (Gailfean.com)
Spike Shaped Glasses/Tom Moylan's/Donegal Traveller...by Gailfean from Won't You Come Out Tonight (Gailfean.com)
Black Is the Colour of my True Love's Hair...by Invisible Stars - Choral Works From Ireland & Scotland (Signum)
The Selkie...by Pippa Reid-Foster from Driftwood Harp (pippareidfoster.com)
Clean Pease Strae...by Sgoil Chiùil na Gaidhealtachd from The Right Path (Sgoil Chiùil na Gaidhealtachd)
The Atlantean...by John McSherry from The Seven Suns (Compass Records)
The Drunken Piper...by Battlefield Band from from Beg & Borrow (Temple)

 
January 12, 2017

Program 1755:  The Long View (January 12, 2017) Week 2

Fiona picks a few favorite extended arrangements of traditional tunes, including classic recordings from Kevin Burke and Alan Stivell.

Gavotte...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)  
Toss the Feathers/College Groves/Pinch of Snuff/The Earl'sChair/The Woman of the House/The Girl That Broke My Heart/The Drunken Tinker/Paddy Cronin's/McFadden's Handsome Daughter/The Hunter's Purse/Toss the Feathers...by Kevin Burke from If The Cap Fits (Mulligan
The Fabled Hare...by Maddy Prior from Year (Park)  
[ID Excerpt] Merrily Kissed the Quaker...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)  
Gaeltacht...by Alan Stivell from Renaissance of the Celtic Harp (Rounder)  
Magheracloone/Norland Wind...by Battlefield Band from Rain, Hail or Shine (Temple)  
Welsh Arrow Suite...by Pierre Bensusan from Encore (MVD Audio)

 
January 5, 2017

Program 1754: Underneath the Stars (January 05, 2017) Week 1

Drawing meaning, guidance and solace from the sun moon and stars, our music looks to the Northern and Western skies this week.

The Moonlight Piper…by Carlos Núñez with The Chieftains from Brotherhood of Stars (RCA Victor)
The Planets....by Kate Rusby from Awkward Annie (Pure Records
The Sound of the Sun: The Three Sea Captains / The Sound of the Sun...by 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 Minor...by 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)...by Carreg Lafar from Profiad (Carreg Lafar
Dark Light…by Davy Spillane from A Place Among the Stones (Columbia)

 
December 29, 2016 Print

Program 1753:  New Year’s Resolution: Keep Music Live! (December 29, 2016)  Week 52

From the pubs and clubs of home to international festival stages, some great live performances electrify this hour of music as we turn the page on yet another music-filled year.

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)  

 
December 22, 2016 Print

Program 1752:  A Festive Celtic Celebration (December 22, 2016) Week 51

Join Fiona Ritchie and celebrate the season by unwrapping festive gifts of songs, dances and carols from traditions old and new.

Winter Song...by Emily Smith from Songs for Christmas (White Fall Records)
The Frost is All Over...by The Chieftains with Punch Brothers from Voice of Ages (Hear Music)
Christmas Day is Come...by Caitríona O'Leary and Rhiannon Giddens from The Wexford Carols (Heresy Records)
Noel Nouvelet/Patapan...by Maggie Sansone from Cold Frosty Morn at West River (Maggie's Music)
O Come O Come Emmanuel...by Ashley Davis with John Doyle from The Christmas Sessions (Daisy Rings Music)
Day Dawn...by Dréos from The Clearing (dreosmusic.com )
[ID excerpt] Voici La Noel...by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra from Song of Solstice (Sun Sign Records)
I Am Grateful For What I Have...by Sarah McQuaid from Walking Into White (Waterbug Records)  
Time to Remember the Poor...by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra from Song of Solstice (Sun Sign Records)
Wintergrace by Debra Cowan and John Roberts from Dear Jean (Compass Records
The Blessings of Mary...by Emily Smith from Songs for Christmas (White Fall Records)
Merry Christmas to All and Goodnight...by Ashley Davis with John Doyle from The Christmas Sessions (Daisy Rings Music
Mummer's March/Masters in the Hall...by Maggie Sansone from Cold Frosty Morn at West River (Maggie's Music)

 
December 15, 2016 Print

Program 1751:  Midwinter Music (December 15, 2016) Week 50

Travel into the magical traditions of midwinter through some spellbinding music of the season.

Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow...by Cherish the Ladies from A Star in the East (Big Mammy)
Silent Night...by Phil Cunningham with Karen Matheson from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)
Chickadee's Christmas/365 Days till Christmas/A Tribute to Larry Reynolds...by Phil Cunningham and friends from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)
Lovely Molly Mae...by Phil Cunningham and friends from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The Reel Beatrice...by Phil Cunningham with Eddi Reader from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)  
Mainistir na Búille...by California Revels from Christmas in an Irish Castle (www.calrevels.org)
Bán-chnuic Éireann Óighe...by California Revels from Christmas in an Irish Castle (www.calrevels.org
Wexford Carol...by California Revels from Christmas in an Irish Castle (www.calrevels.org)
[ID excerpt] God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen...by Cherish the Ladies from A Star in the East (Big Mammy)
Aberystwyth/The Jolly Shepherds...by Bonnie Rideout and guests from A Scottish Christmas - The Celebration (Tulloch)
Auld Lang Syne...by Bonnie Rideout and guests from A Scottish Christmas - The Celebration (Tulloch)
A Dash for the Presents/Joy to the World/Parnell's March...by Cherish the Ladies from A Star in the East (Big Mammy)
Christ Child's Lullaby...by Cherish the Ladies from A Star in the East (Big Mammy)  
Tam the Gun/Wee Michael's March/Ack Stirling's March...by Phil Cunningham and friends from Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook (Vertical)

 
December 08, 2016 Print

Program 1750:  Winter Gifts (December 08, 2016)  Week 49

Fiona has as sackful of new releases to share with you that may help you resolve your holiday shopping challenges!

Maire Mhor...by Na Mooneys from Na Mooneys (Na Mooneys)
Straths City...by Gillian Head from Spirit (gillian-head.com)
Silver Dagger...by The High Bar Gang from Someday the Heart Will Trouble the Mind (True North Records)
Hirta...arranged by James MacMillan from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
The Willow Tree...by Heidi Talbot from Here We Go 1,2,3 (Navigator)
Da Scallowa Lasses/Lorna's Reel...by Nordic Fiddler's Bloc from Deliverance (nordicfiddlersbloc.com)
Time to Rest...by Heidi Talbot from Here We Go 1,2,3 (Navigator)
[ID excerpt] Suffering Ducks ...by Na Mooneys from Na Mooneys (Na Mooneys)   
Remember Them With Gladness...by Freeland Barbour, Jane Gardner, Mairi Campbell, Alison Campbell from Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land ~ The Concert (Greentrax)
My Son John...by Martin Carthy from Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land ~ The Concert (Greentrax)
Lullaby for Mel/Chris Grace's Jig/Reel of Beer...by Ross Ainslie from Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land ~ The Concert (Greentrax)
Sarah's Reel/Sam's Reel...by the Occasionals & Guests from Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land ~ The Concert (Greentrax)
Mons Graupius...by William Jackson with the Scottish Festival Orchestra from Composition (Mill)
The Pure Land...by William Jackson with Mairi MacInnes from Composition (Mill)
Hanter Dro...by Matthew Olwell (with Shodekeh Talifero - human beatbox) from Cybertrad (cybertrad.com)

 
December 01, 2016 Print

Program 1749:  The Singing Kettle (December 01, 2016)  Week 48

As we enter the festive season, many parties, concerts and carol singing events are geared toward children for whom this time of year is especially magical. Fiona reaches back into the archives to remember her visit with children’s entertainers Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise. For many years the duo performed as “The Singing Kettle” and their shows often evoked the playful traditions of pantomime, so popular in the UK at this time of year.

Norland Wind…by Cilla Fisher from Scotland the Real (Smithsonian Folkways)     
Gura Mise Tha Fo È islean…by Maggie MacInnes from Spiorad Beatha (Marram)
Letter to Peter Pan…by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)  
Leis an Lurgainn…by Mairi MacInnes from Tickettyboo (Greentrax)     
The Song of the Seal…by Karan Casey & Friends from Seal Maiden - A Celtic Musical (Music for Little People)
The Youngest Daughter…by Kim Robertson from Searching for Lambs (Gourd Music
Generations of Change…by Fisher & Trezise from Cilla & Artie (Greentrax)
Train to Glasgow…by The Singing Kettle from Greatest Hits Vol 1 (Kettle Records)
Down on the Funny Farm…by The Singing Kettle from Singalong Songs from Scotland (Smithsonian Folkways)  
Aiken Drum…by The Singing Kettle from Singalong Songs from Scotland (Smithsonian Folkways)    
The Sodger Laddie…by Scots Women (featuring Cilla Fisher) from Live From Celtic Connections 2001(Greentrax)    
Tail Toddle…by Bonnie Rideout from Gi’me Elbow Room (Maggie’s Music)

 
More Articles...
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 4 of 28