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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)

 
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 Air...by Nightnoise from Shadows of Time (Windham Hill)
Brighid’s Kiss...by La Lugh from Celtic Woman 2 (Lughnasa)
Morning Dew...by Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada)
Yellow on the Broom...by Sheena Wellington from Clearsong (Dunkeld)
Logan Water/Pennan Den...by Ossian from The Carrying Stream (Greentrax)
ID Excerpt: Piper’s Despair…by Kim Robertson from Dance to Your Shadow (Narada Media)
May Morning Dew...by Moving Hearts from The Storm (Son Records
Til the Sun Comes Up...by Katie McMahon from After the Morning (Paradigm)
Even in the Rain...by Deaf Shepherd from Even in the Rain (Deaf Shepherd) 
The Crow in the Sun...by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet)
The Nightingale...by Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle from At the Little Theatre (Park)
Inner Sound...by 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 Road...by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill from Live in Seattle (Green Linnet)
Through the Fields/The Man of the House/The Shores of Lough Reagh...by Cormac Breatnach & Martin Dunlea from Music for Whistle & Guitar (Dioscai Mandala
Donal Og...by Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill with Donal Lunny from Idir an Da Sholas - Between the Two Lights (Green Linnet
Breton Gavottes...by Kevin Burke & Micheal O Domhnaill from Flight of the Green Linnet (Green Linnet)
The Plains of Kildare...by Andy Irvine & Paul Brady from (Andy Irvine & Paul Brady)Legends of Ireland (Rhino Entertainment)  
Master Crowley’s/The Jug of Punch...by Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon from The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (Green Linnet)
The Two Conneeleys’...by 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 Bhaoghailligh...by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh (Green Linnet
Meilti Cheann Dubhrann/Cloch na Ceithre Mhile...by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh & Frankie Kennedy from Ceol Aduaidh (Green Linnet
Beir mo Dhuthracht...by Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Celtic Voices (Green Linnet)
Niamh’s Capers/The Flogging/The Reconciliation...by Gerry O’Connor, Daithi Sproule from Gaelic Roots (Kells Music)
The Green Laurels...by Claire Mann from Claire Mann (Foot Stompin’ Records
Ta mo Madra...by Seamus Begley & Stephen Cooney from Meiteal (Kells Music) 
John Henry’s/The Commodore/Galway High Reel...by 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)

 

 

 

 
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