Fall Compilation 1

Week 41 Oct 10th (#1898)
Hear an assortment of artists from our New Releases shows whose music is well deserving of more airtime.
Dirty Old Town...by The Easy Club from Scottish, Rhythm & Swing (Green Linnet) 
March Up Fifth...by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony) 
Sweet Thames Flow Softly...by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)
Lost in the Loop...by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet) 
John Cunningham's Return to Edinburgh/Heather Bells/The Bell Reel/The Limerick Lasses...by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet) 
Festival Lights...by Nick Keir from Fishing Up the Moon (Nick Keir)
[ID excerpt] The Smoky Chimney...by Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae from The Smoky Chimney (Kells) 
Dublin Diner...by Michelle Burke from Step Into My Parlour (Kilcronat) 
The Glasgow Lasses/The Scottish Lovers...by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
Piccadilly...by Rita Connolly from Valparaiso (Tara) 
Farewell to Govan...by Liam O'Flynn from The Given Note (Tara) 
To the Homeland...by Maura O'Connell from Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill) 
A Glasgow Celebration...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona) 

Hometown Song

Week 40 Oct 3rd (#1897)
This week, artists from both sides of the Atlantic commemorate personal connections to their hometowns, including Ewan MacColl’s “Dirty Old Town” and “Festival Lights” by the McCalmans.
Dirty Old Town...by The Easy Club from Scottish, Rhythm & Swing (Green Linnet) 
March Up Fifth...by Eileen Ivers from Crossing the Bridge (Sony) 
Sweet Thames Flow Softly...by Planxty from Planxty (Shanachie)
Lost in the Loop...by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop (Green Linnet) 
John Cunningham's Return to Edinburgh/Heather Bells/The Bell Reel/The Limerick Lasses...by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet) 
Festival LIghts...by Nick Keir from Fishing Up the Moon (Nick Keir) 
[ID excerpt] The Smoky Chimney...by Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae from The Smoky Chimney (Kells) 
Dublin Diner...by Michelle Burke from Step Into My Parlour (Kilcronat) 
The Glasgow Lasses/The Scottish Lovers...by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow (Temple)
Piccadilly...by Rita Connolly from Valparaiso (Tara) 
Farewell to Govan...by Liam O'Flynn from The Given Note (Tara) 
To the Homeland...by Maura O'Connell from Walls & Windows (Sugar Hill) 
A Glasgow Celebration...by Billy Jackson from The Wellpark Suite (Iona) 

Song Journeys: Peggy Seeger and Alan Reid

Week 39 Sept 26, 2019 (#1896)
Recorded live at the Birnam Book Festival, American folksinger, songwriter and activist Peggy Seeger is joined by Scots singer and songwriter Alan Reid, with host Fiona Ritchie, to explore the transatlantic travels of songs.
Roving Gambler...by Peggy Seeger from Bring Me Home (Appleseed Recordings)
The Road of Tears...by Alan Reid - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
Mary Parker's Lament...by Peggy Seeger - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
It Was A' For Our Rightful King...by Alan Reid - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
Weevily Wheat...by Peggy Seeger - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
ID excerpt: Sally Goodin...by Peggy Seeger from Peggy Seeger Live (Appleseed Recordings)
The Gypsy Laddie...by Alan Reid - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
The Hippies and the Beatniks O...by Peggy Seeger - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
Lichtbob's Lassie...by Alan Reid - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
Katie Cruel...by Peggy Seeger - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
Goodnight Irene...by Peggy Seeger with Alan Reid and audience - live performance at Birnam Book Festival
Sourwood Mountain...by Peggy Seeger from Peggy Seeger Live (Appleseed Recordings)

[photo credit: Alice Hadden]

ThistleRadio New

Week 38 Sept 19, 2019 (#1895)
When the Celtic rhythms go quiet on your radio, you can always stream great songs and tunes through the night and day on ThistleRadio. Enjoy some of the latest additions to the 1,000+ tracks.
Head and Heart...by Luka Bloom from Head & Heart (Big Sky Records)
Sprig of Thyme...by Heidi Talbot and John McCusker from Love is the Bridge Between Two Hearts (Under One Sky Records)
Borderland...by Barry Nisbet from A Bright Ray of Sunshine (Barry Nisbet)
Tingles...by Elephant Sessions from The Musicians' Nest (Lews Castle College)
Sovay...by Low Lily from 10,000 Days Like These (Mad River Records)
Weevily Wheat...by The Unwanted from Pay Day (Whirling Discs)
Sweet Roseanne...by The Unwanted from from Pay Day (Whirling Discs)
[ID break] Alia Star ...by Daygan from Musician Magician Music Magick (OSMO)
Beth Mawr Ydi Cariad...by Calan from Deg | 10 (Sain)
New Set...by Calan from Deg | 10 (Sain)
Banks of the Lee...by Luka Bloom from Head & Heart (Big Sky)
Trouble in Mind...by Underhill Rose from Underhill Rose Live (underhillrose.com)
Fair and Tender Ladies...by Betse & Clarke from River Still Rise (betseandclarke.com)
Arkansas Traveller...by Betse & Clarke from River Still Rise (betseandclarke.com)
Deio I Dywyn...by Calan from Deg | 10 (Sain)


Len Graham

Week 37 Sept 12, 2019 (#1894)
Meet Len Graham, the legendary singer and songwriter from Northern Ireland who carries an equal number of songs and stories in his heart.
Seventeen Come Sunday..by Len Graham with Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)
Here I am Amongst You...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
Oh Solider, Soldier...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
Now Westlin Winds..by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
[ID Excerpt] Miss Johnston's...by Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (http://www.storyandsong.com)
The Grey Cock...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
The Rambling Irishman...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song, Week Swannanoa Gathering
As I Roved Out...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
The Parting Glass...by Len Graham performed live at Traditional Song Week, Swannanoa Gathering
The Frost is All Over...by Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt from In Two Minds (http://www.storyandsong.com)
Micho's Farewell...by Len Graham with Skylark from Raining Bicycles (Claddagh)

The Lost Songs of St Kilda

Week 36 Sept 05, 2019 (#1893)
Hear the haunting melodies from St. Kilda that offer a last link to the "island on the edge of the world," featuring arrangements by composers including Sir James MacMillan with singer Julie Fowlis and additional music from Barrule.
Hirta… from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Soay...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Boreray...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Soay...(arr. Rebecca Dale) from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Danses Plinn...by Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings from The Wind Among the Reeds (http://www.wheezerandsqueezer.com )
Laride 6 Temps...by Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings from The Wind Among the Reeds (http://www.wheezerandsqueezer.com )
Stac Lee...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Levenish...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Stac Lee - Dusk (arr. Craig Armstrong)...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
[ID excerpt] Stac An Armin..from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Stac Dona...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Stac Dona (arr. Christopher Duncan)...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
Dùn (arr. Francis Macdonald, Vocals: Julie Fowlis)...from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)
The King of the Sea...by Barrule from Manannan's Cloak (Wardfell Records)
Fir-Hammag Yioogh...by Barrule from Manannan's Cloak (Wardfell Records)
Hirta (arr. James MacMillan)..from The Lost Songs of St. Kilda (Decca)

From the Archives - part 2

Week 35 August 29, 2019 (#1892)
Fiona Ritchie explores more highlights from the past decade of radio shows.
Two Shetland Reels...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)
The Stride/Tom Doherty's/The Contradiction/Viva Galicia…by Solas from The Words That Remain (Shanachie)  
Pastures of Plenty…by Solas from Reunion (Compass)  
Black Annis…by Solas from Reunion (Compass)    
Lia Fail: The Stone of Destiny (excerpt)…by William Jackson from Duan Àlbanach (Mill Records) 
Iona Theme…by Ossian from Dove Across the Water (Iona)
[ID Break All These Years...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)
Bonnie Border Lass (guitar intro)...by Archie Fisher from Windward Away (Red House) 
Silver Coin...by Archie Fisher from Sunsets I've Galloped Into... (Greentrax) 
Adam Cameron...by Archie Fisher from Will Ye Gang, Love (Green Linnet) 
The Kid on the Mountain...by Alison Kinnaird (with Patsy Seddon) from The Harp Key (Temple) 
The Judges Dilemma/The Inverness Gathering..by Sileas from Delighted With Harps (Green Linnet)
May Colvin...by Sileas from Play on Light  (Greentrax) 
Roarie Bummlers...by Solas from All These Years (Thl Records)

Debuts

Week 34 August 22, 2019 (#1891)
Hear musicians from both sides of the Atlantic making their first appearances on our show, including singer-songwriter Beth Malcolm, a new duo for Tony McManus, and a welcome return from a band last aired in the days of vinyl.

Asturian Tunes…by Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern from Live In Concert (Greentrax)
Don’t Sign Up For War…by Gavin Livingstone from Fire in the Snow (gavinlivingstone.com)
Fisherman’s Lilt/McFadden’sThe Blackberry Blosson…by Will Woodson, Caitlin Finley and Chris Stevens from The Glory Reel (thegloryreel.com)
Polaris…by Dan Korn & Joe Sharp from Polaris (dankornjoesharp.com)
Ghost Tour…by Beth Malcolm from Choose My Company (bethmalcolm.com)
Star of Munster Set…by Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern from Live In Concert (Greentrax)
Lighthouse…by Beth Malcolm from Choose My Company (bethmalcolm.com)
[ID excerpt] The Waverley Line…by Gavin Livingstone from Fire in the Snow (gavinlivingstone.com)
Moxie Blues…by Sheila K. Cameron from River to Sea from Tlell to Tiree (skasongs.com)
The Maids of Michelstown…by Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern from Live In Concert (Greentrax)
Oh!…L’Amore!…by Roberto Cassani from Oh!…L’Amore! (robertocassani.com)
Tramps and Hawkers…by The Clutha from Live From Harvard (Clutha)
Crossing the Minch/Jig of Slurs…by The Clutha from Live From Harvard (Clutha)
Peer Rovin’ Lassie…by The Clutha from Live From Harvard (Clutha)
Cutting the Trees/He Sona Ho Sona…by Calum Martin from Imrich (Leum Records)

Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

Week 33 August 15, 2019 (#1890)
We remember one of Ireland’s most influential artists with the music her recorded and produced over three decades. (Featured photo by Greg Duffy)
Casadh an tSugain…by The Bothy Band from After Hours (Green Linnet) 
Fionnghuala…by The Bothy Band from The Best of the Bothy Band (Green Linnet) 
An Cailín Gaelach…by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill from No Dowry (Gael Linn) 
The Sailor Boy…by The Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Green Linnet) 
The Green Groves of Erin/The Flowers of Red Hill…by The Bothy Band from The Best of the Bothy Band (Green Linnet)
Breton Gavottes…by Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from The Flight of the Green Linnet (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) 
ID Excerpt: Something of Time…by Nightnoise from Something of Time (Windham Hill)
Gile Mear…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
Leaving Brittany/The Pernod Waltz…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)
One for the Lad…by Nightnoise from Something of Time  (Windham Hill)
The March Air…by Nightnoise from Shadow of Time   (Windham Hill)
The Cricket’s Wicket…by Nightnoise from The White Horse Sessions  (Windham Hill)
Siún Ni Dhuíbhir…by Relativity from Relativity (Green Linnet)  

ThistleRadio Classics

Week 32 August 8, 2019 (#1889)
Great songs and tunes are always available to stream on our 24-hour music channel. Span the decades with classic tracks on ThistleRadio.

Steel and Stone (Black Water)...by Kris Drever from Black Water (Compass
Reel de Chicoutimi/Reel St. Jean/Reel Eboulement...by Chris Norman from The Beauty of the North (Dorian)
Shanagolden...by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm (Whirling Discs)
Keeping up with Calum...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Factor)
Hoireann ó Rathill iù ó...by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn (Factor)
The Devil's Courtship...by Battlefield Band from Happy Daze (Temple)
Ridee...by Session A9 from Session A9 (RAJ)
ID EXCERPT Bard Dance...by Enya from Enya (Atlantic)
The Sailor Boy...by The Bothy Band from Out of the Wind Into the Sun (Green Linnet) 
Spike Island Lasses...by Dan Ar Braz from Made in Breizh (Tinder)
May Colven...by Emily Smith from Ten Years (White Fall)
Parting Friends...by Stuart Mason from Tradition (Native Home Music)
Jig-Só...by Calan from Dinas (Sain)
Cutting the Chord...by Savourna Stevenson from Cutting the Chord (Eclectic)

From the Archives - Part 1

Week 3 August 1, 2019 (#1888):
Fiona Ritchie explores highlights from the past decade of radio shows.
Tie the Bonnet/Monaghan Twig/A Fair Wind/The Convenience Reel…by John Doyle from Wayward Son (Alliance)
Bitter Brew…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)
Gypsy Laddie...by Jack Beck (live recording - not available)
Black Jack Davie...by Sara Grey (live recording - not available)
Cumberland Gap...by Peggy Seeger (private collection - unavailable)
[ID Excerpt] Killoran’s Church…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)
Home By Bearna…by Cathie Ryan from The Music of What Happens (Shanachie)
Grace O’Malley…by Cathie Ryan from Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)
A mháithrín, a’ leigfeá ‘un an aonaigh mé?…by Cathie Ryan from The Music of What Happens (Shanachie)
In My Tribe…by Cathie Ryan from Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)
Fiddle Burns: Whistle and I’ll Come Tae Ye, My Lad/My Love She’s But a Lassie Yet…by Filska from Shetland Dialect (Veesik)
The Ferry/The Cornerhouse/ Balcomie House/The Dandy Dancer… by Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band from The Dark Island (Shelburn Associates)
The Currachman…by John Doyle from Shadow and Light (Alliance)

More New Summer Sounds

Week 30 July 25, 2019 (#1887)
Hear new sounds from artists on both sides of the Atlantic, featuring a recently uncovered classic live recording by Dick Gaughan.
Coire Bhreacain…by Skipinish from Steer By the Stars (Skipinnish Records)
Hop High Ladies/Dunsmore Lasses…by Mary Z. Cox from Carolina Banjo (maryzcox.com)
Wayfaring Stranger…by Suzy Bogguss from American Folk Song Book (Loyal Dutchess Records)
The Gooseberry Bush/The Chicago Reel/Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie…by Dick Gaughan from The ‘Harvard’ Tapes (Greentrax Recordings)
The Freedom Come All Ye…by Dick Gaughan from The ‘Harvard’ Tapes (Greentrax Recordings)
Sliabh na mBan…by Dick Gaughan from The ‘Harvard’ Tapes (Greentrax Recordings)
[ID Excerpt]…The Final Birl…by The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience from Foxy Laddie (Brechin All Records)
Fare The Well, a Stór…by Altan from The Gap of Dreams (Compass)
The Half Century Set…by Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle from Usher’s Island (Vertical Records)
Erin Go Bragh…by Dick Gaughan from The ‘Harvard’ Tapes (Greentrax Recordings)
Now Westlin Winds…by Dick Gaughan from The ‘Harvard’ Tapes (Greentrax Recordings)
Song For Ireland
Orcadian Strip the Willow…by The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience from Foxy Laddie (Brechin All Records)

Chansons

Week 29 July 18, 2019 (#1886)
From the "chant de marin," or sea shanties, of Brittany to the songs of the voyageurs of the Canadian fur trade, enjoy the French songs that extend branches of the Celtic music tree from the old world to the new, with artists Le Vent du Nord, Hilary James, and Chris Norman.

Les Métamorphoses...by Mélisande from Les Métamorphoses (melisandemusic.com)
Le Rosier...by Le Vent du Nord from Têtu (Borealis Records)
Cardeuse-Riopel...by Le Vent du Nord from Têtu (Borealis Records)
Quand J'Étais Fille à l'Âge de Quinze Ans...by Keith Murphy from Suffer No
Loss (blackislemusic.com)
Trots Matzots du Port-De-Brest...by Arcady from After the Ball (Shanachie
Records)
Jacky Daly's Reels...by Arcady from After the Ball (Shanachie Records)
Trois Navires de Ble...by Claudine Langille from The Coin and the Feather
(ClaudineLangille)
[ID excerpt] Reel des Narcisse...by Barachois from Musique Acadienne de
L'Île-du-Prince Edouard (Iona Recordings)
Sur la Route de San Francisco...Cap Horn from Horizons Chimériques (Keltia
Musiques)
Mélodie Gavotte/Ton A-Boz Gavotenn...by Karma from Nozata (Coop Breizh)
Roll Alabama Roll...by Djiboudjep from Chants de Marins (Arfolk)
Les Berceaux...by Hilary James from Burning Sun (Acoustics Records)
Reel de Chicoutimi/Reel St. Jean/Reel Éboulement...by Chris Norman from The
Beauty of the North (Dorian Recordings)
Monday Morning and Reels...by North Atlantic Trio from Some Part of
Something (Bird Creek Records)

Songs of Tannahill

Week 28 July 11, 2019 (#1885)
Explore the songs of 17th-century "weaver poet" Robert Tannahill, who wrote verses in the style of Robert Burns. Tannahill's work is still widely sung and has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including "Wild Mountain Thyme" and "Waltzing Matilda."

Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie?...by Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld)
The Braes o' Balquidder...by The Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green
Linnet)
Farewell to Whisky...by Dougie MacLean from Tribute (Dunkeld)
Thou Bonnie Wood o' Craiglea...by Claire Hastings from The Complete Songs of
Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa...by Sedrenn from Sedrenn (Keltia Musique)
Prince Charlie's March/Joy Gae Wi' My Love/Ho Mo Chaileagan ...by Jock
Tamson's Bairns from May You Never Lack a Scone (Greentrax)
Braes o' Gleniffer...by Jock Tamson's Bairns from May You Never Lack a Scone
(Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] Mazurka Polonaise...by Sedrenn from Sedrenn (Keltia Musique)
Och Hey! Johnnie Lad...by Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of Robert
Tannahill, Vol I (Brechin All Records) Adieu! Ye Cheerful Native Plains...by
Brian Ó hEadhra from The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol III
(Brechin All Records) Thou Cauld Gloomy Feberwar...by Fiona Hunter from The
Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol III (Brechin All Records)
Fly We To Some Desert Isle...by Emily Smith from The Complete Songs of
Robert Tannahill, Vol I (Brechin All Records
Loudon's Bonnie Woods and Braes...by Rod Paterson from The Complete Songs of
Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
Killoch Burn & Ye Dear Romantic Shades...by Wendy Weatherby from The
Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
O Laddie, Can Ye Lea Me & How Can Ye Gang Laddie?...by Fiona Hunter from The
Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill, Vol IV (Brechin All Records)
Andro...by The Tannahill Weavers from Capernaum (Green Linnet)

Common Currency

Week 27 July 4, 2019 (#1884)
Follow the instrumental links and song streams that connect musical traditions across miles and oceans. This week's episode features music by Joe Craven, Pauline Scanlon, Tim O'Brien, Colcannon and more.

Soldiers of Joy…by Joe Craven from Camptown (Blender Logic Arts)
Rain and Snow…by Pauline Scanlon from Hush (Compass)
Considine¹s Grove/Trip to Durrow/Martin Wynne¹s/Bere Island…by Madden,
Conway, McComiskey & Dolan from Pride of New York (Compass)
Ireland¹s Green Shore…by Tim O¹Brien from The Crossing (Alula)
The Kid on the Mountain…by Tim O¹Brien from The Crossing (Alula)
Gypsy Davy…by Julie Glaub from Blue Waltz (Julee Glaub)
[ID Excerpt] Irish Waltz…by Charlie McCoy from A Celtic Bridge (Vox Terrae)
From Clare to Here…by Colcannon from Covering Our Tracks (Greentrax)
The Commonwealth Suite: Aotearoa ­ Land of the Long White Cloud/Hoea Ra/Dawn
of a New Age/Te Rua…by Rua from Homeland: The Rua Collection (Greentrax)
The Maid Behind (McGlinchey¹s) Bar/Frankie Gavin…by Tony McManus from
Pourquoi Quebec? (Greentrax)
Red Mary…by The Paul McKenna Band from Between Two Worlds (Greentrax)
Combolé…by Joe Craven from Camptown (Blender Logic Arts)

Alan Reid at Swannanoa

Week 26 190627 (#1883)
Scottish singer, songwriter and former Battlefield Band member Alan Reid visits Traditional Song Week at the Swannanoa Gathering. We hear highlights from his remarkable musical encounters with Cathy Jordan, Len Graham, Sheila Kay Adams, Tony Ellis, Matt Watroba and Dr. Kathy Bullock.

The Pleasure Will Be Mine…by Alan Reid from Recollection (Temple)
Sliabh Gallion Braes…by Cathy Jordan - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
This Little Light of Mine…by Kathy Bullock with Cathy Jordan, Sheila Kay Adams and audience - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
Stand Boy Stand…by Tony Ellis - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
Do Lord…by Tony Ellis - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
And When I Rise…by Matt Watroba with Len Graham, Alan Reid and audience - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
[ID excerpt: solo banjo melody…by Tony Ellis - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
Cumbernauld House…by Alan Reid from The Sunlit Eye (Temple)
Early In the Morning…by Len Graham with Alan Reid, Matt Watroba and audience - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
Hangman’s Song…by Tony Ellis - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
Plockton Air…by Tony Ellis - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
Little Margaret…by Tony Ellis - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering
We Shall Not Be Moved……by Matt Watroba with Len Graham, Alan Reid and audience - Live recording at the Swannanoa Gathering






Singing the Land

Week 25 190620 (#1882)
This week features music from Karine Polwart's theatrical event Wind Resistance and from fiddler Duncan Chisholm’s Sandwood Bay, named for the finest and least accessible beach in Scotland.

Ben-Y-Vrackie/The Crieftan/Old Hill (part 2)...by Tunebook from Melody Lab (Sheem)
The Wild Geese...by Liam O'Flynn from Out to An Other Side (Tara)
Uamh An Oir...by Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente from The Morning Tempest (Oak Ridge)
All on a Summer's Morning...by Karine Polwart from A Pocket of Wind Resistance (Hudson)
The Moor Speaks...by Karine Polwart from A Pocket of Wind Resistance (Hudson)
Lark in the Clear Air...by Karine Polwart from A Pocket of Wind Resistance (Hudson)
Lullaby for a Lost Mother...by Karine Polwart from A Pocket of Wind Resistance (Hudson)
 [ID excerpt] Snow on High Ground...by Duncan Chisholm from Sandwood (Copperfish) 
Spaílpin Fánach...by Dervish from Live in Palma (Compass)
I Love the Trees...by Nomos from Set You Free (Green Linnet)
Súile Shuibhne...by Nomos from Set You Free (Green Linnet)
The Pilgrimage...by Duncan Chisholm from Sandwood (Copperfish)
A Precious Place...by Duncan Chisholm from Sandwood (Copperfish) 
Dizzy Blue...by Duncan Chisholm from Sandwood (Copperfish) 
The Burial Clouds...by Duncan Chisholm from Sandwood (Copperfish) 
North to Cape Wrath/The Dark Reel...by Duncan Chisholm from Sandwood (Copperfish) 

New Releases and Debuts

Week 24 June 13, 2019 (#1881)
Time to check into the latest new music arriving in the Thistle & Shamrock mailbox.
Carnival...by Screaming Orphans from Life in a Carnival (screamingorphans.com)
True Lover John...by Malinky (with Len Graham) from Handsel (Greentrax)
The Green Lady...by Snowflake Trio from Sun Dogs (Ta:lik Records)
The Braes o' Broo...by Malinky from Handsel (Greentrax)
Doctor O'Neill...by The Gloaming from The Gloaming 3 (Real World Records)
[ID excerpt] Bridget O'Malley...by Steve Baughman from Shootout at Convict Lake (celticguitar.com)
Happy Together...by Screaming Orphans from Life in a Carnival (screamingorphans.com)
Horpe's Reel...by Hawktail from Unless (Padiddle)
Hogeyed Foxhunter...by Qristina Brooke from Linger (qristinabrooke.com)
Bodach Innse Chrò...by Diamh from The Rough Bounds (diamh.net)
Happy Fish...by Diamh from The Rough Bounds (diamh.net)
Sheehan's Jigs...by The Gloaming from The Gloaming 3 (Real World Records)



Raise Your Voice

Week 23 June 06, 2019 (#1880)
While solo singing is revered in traditional singing circles, layers of harmony and massed voices create stunning arrangements of traditional folk song.

The Broom of the Cowdenknowes…by The Black Family from The Black Family (Dara)
Lassie, Lie Near Me…by Corrina Hewat and Friends from Scottish Women (Greentrax)
Sail Away…by Malcolm Dalglish & The Ooolites from Pleasure (Ooolitic Music)
Mari Lwyd…by Carreg Lafar from Hyn (Sain)
Novel…by Ensemble Choral du Bout du Mond from Celtic Christmas Music From Brittany (Green Linnet)
Dùlamán…by Anuna from Omnis (Celtic Heartbeat)
Blow Northern Wind…by Mediaeval Baebes from The Rose (Nettwork)
Land of Light …by Tannahill Weavers from Land of Light (Green Linnet)
ID Excerpt: Lick the Maypole…by Mediaeval Baebes from The Rose (Nettwork)
Against the Wind…by Máire Brennan from Máire (Atlantic)
Travellers’ Prayer…by Mairead Ni Dhomnaill & The Voice Squad from Travellers’ Prayer- John Renbourn (Shanachie)
Canan Nan Gaidheal…by Gaelic Women from Ar Cánan ‘s Ar Ceòl (Greentrax)
Hush Hush…by Maddie Prior & The Girls from Bib & Tuck (Park)
Island Spinning Song…by National Youth Choir of Scotland from There’s Lilt in The Song (NYCOS)
Another Train…by The Poozies from Chantoozies (Hypertension)
Banba Óir...by Clannad from Banba (RCA)

Christine Kydd: Shift and Change

Week 22 May 30, 2019 (#1879)
Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductee Christine Kydd is a leading singer of traditional and contemporary Scottish songs. She is also a popular music educator, working with all age groups to bring song to the heart of communities. We feature her latest album Shift and Change, while Christine talks about selecting the material to include and introduces the cast of musicians who collaborated with her.

Slave's Lament...by Chantan from Primary Colours (Culburnie Records)
Sailor Laddie...by Christine Kydd from Dark Pearls (Culburnie Records)
Braes o' Balquidder...by Christine Kydd from Shift and Change (Greentrax)
The Wild Geese/Norland Wind...by Christine Kydd from Shift and Change (Greentrax)
Blue Murder...by Christine Kydd from Shift and Change (Greentrax)
[ID excerpt] Old & Strong...by Janet Russell & Christine Kydd from Janet Russell & Christine Kydd (Greentrax)
Just Another Rolling Stone...by Christine Kydd from Shift and Change (Greentrax)
This is the News...by Christine Kydd from Shift and Change (Greentrax)
Trilogy for Peace: The Waters of the World, All Shall Be Well, Peace Round...by Christine Kydd from Shift and Change (Greentrax)
Shift and Change...by Christine Kydd from Shift and Change (Greentrax)
The Back o' Reres Hill...by Christine Kydd from Shift and Change (Greentrax)

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