Alasdair Fraser-Calum Squaire-Return to Kintail-Culburnie

John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, Eamon O’Leary-The Letter Song-The Alt-Alt Music

Steve Baughman-Leitrim Queen-Farewell to Orkney


Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh-Isle of Malachy-Daybreak-Compass

Carlene Anglim-Canadian Waltz-Mellow Frenzy-Lochshore

Daoiri Farrell-Valley of Knockanure-The Born Irishman-Daoiri

Rachel Walker and Ron Jappy-Looking at a Rainbow-Sparks-Rachel Hair


Rachel Walker-Ruithn na Gaoith-Fon Reul-Sholus-Skippinish

Eilidh Shaw and Ross Martin-The Sound of Sleat-Birl-Esque-Alba

Archie Fisher-All That I ask-Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into-Snow Goose

Open the Door for Three-Open the Door for Three-Open the Door for Three


Reel Time-Sile-Reeltime-Green Linnet

Martin Hayes-The Lobster-The Gloaming 3-Reel World

Jim Malcolm-An Hour in the Gloaming-The First Cold Day-Beltane

McKasson and McDonald-Brooke-Brooke Leigh-Harbour-McKasson McDonald


De Temps de Anton-Adieu Marquerite-Les Habits de Papier-Musication

Ensemble Gaililei-The Celt-The Mystic and the Muse-Dorian

The Voice Squad-The Coventry Carol-Good People All-Shanachie

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-The Cloone/March Reels-Noctambule


McKasson and McDonald-Let the Cold Wind Blow-Harbour-McKasson & McDonald

The Press Gang-Crossing the Shannon-Crossing the Shannon

Runa-Saints and Sinners-Ten-Runa

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Polkas-Rachel Hair


The House Band-William Taylor-Another Setting-Green Linnet

Connemara-Dublin Lady-Siren Song-Blix Records

Nuala Kennedy-Muneira a Polka/The Broken Lantern-Behave the Bravest-Under the Arch

Martin Hayes-Sheehan’s Jigs-The Gloaming 3-Real World Recordings






Playlist July 7, 2019

9:05 AM Patrick Ball “Blow, Northerne Wynd” from The Wood of Morois on Patrick Ball

9:09 AM Shira Kammen “Chi Mi Na Morbheanna” from Wild Wood on Magnatune

9:12 AM Jake James “Bird in the Tree” from Firewood on 909217 Records DK

9:18 AM The Tannahill Weavers “Craigieburn Wood” from Epona on Green Linnet

9:25 AM Molly’s Revenge “An Dro Ritual” from The Lucky Set on Molri Music

9:29 AM Mary Ann Kennedy “Camanachd Ghlaschu” from Glaschu: Home Town Love Song on ARC

9:33 AM Paul Anderson “The Mar Gathering” from The High Summit on Paul Anderson

9:37 AM Daoirí Farrell “A Pint of Plain” from A Lifetime of Happiness on Daoirí Recordings

9:42 AM Còig “The Capable Wife” from Ashlar on Còig Music

9:45 AM Flook “Sharig / The Pipers of Roguery / The Huntsman” from Ancora on Flatfish Records

9:50 AM Brendan Gleeson,Dervish “The Rocky Road To Dublin” from The Great Irish Songbook on Rounder

9:53 AM Runa “Runa Alumni Set” from Ten: The Errant Night on Runa

10:06 AM Alasdair Fraser “The Referendum” from Abundance on Culburnie Records

10:09 AM Old Blind Dogs “Parcel o’ Rogues” from Robert Burns: Hits and Highlights on Lebosi Records

10:15 AM Danú “Independence Hornpipe/Colonel Fraser” from Danu on Independent

10:19 AM Oak, Ash, and Thorn “To Anacreon in Heaven” from Two Album CD on Tosspot

10:21 AM Calasaig “The Fourth of July – Making For the Shore” from Making For the Shore on Lazymist Records

10:26 AM Tim Hart & Maddy Prior “Bold Fisherman” from Heydays on Sanctuary

10:29 AM The Bothy Band “The Morning Star/Fisherman’s Lilt/Drunken Landlady” from Out of the Wind, Into the Sun on Mulligan Records

10:34 AM Bodega “Balaich an lasgaich (The Fishery Boys)” from Under The Counter on Greentrax Recordings

10:38 AM Liz Carroll “Miss Cathy Chilcott / Fiddle Heaven / Fish On” from On the Offbeat on Liz Carroll

10:45 AM Genticorum “La Rose Blanche” from Avant l’Orage on Independent

10:49 AM De Temps Antan “Mépriseuse de garçon” from Ce monde ici bas on L-A be

10:52 AM Le Vent Du Nord “Evolution tranquille” from Territoires on Borealis Records

10:56 AM Le Vent Du Nord “Chaousaro” from Territoires on Borealis Records



Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-The cloone/The Abbey-Noctambule

Runa-Torn Screen Door-The Errant Night-Runa

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Jurby Jigs-Sparks-Rachel Hair


Karen Matheson-Cronan Bleoghainn-Down River-Compass

McKasson and McDonald-Brooke Leigh-Harbour-McKassen

Dougie MacLean-Broken Wings-The Essential MacLean

Tony McManus and Alain Gently-Pamela Rose Grant-Singing Sands-Compass


Mairi MacInnes-Puirt-A-Beul-Causeway-Lismor

Lunasa-Black River-The Story so Far-Compass

Gillian Frame-The Lass O’ Glenshee-Pedulum-Cherryo’s

Caitlin Warbelow-The Meelick Team/The Gallowglass-Warbelow Range


Cherish the Ladies-The Cameronian Set/Lady of the House-Out and About-Green Linnet

Maddy Prior, Rose Kemp and Abbie Lathe-Sweet Thames Flow Softly-Bib & Tuck

Martin Hayes and Dennis Hayes-P. Joe’s Reel-Welcome Here Again-Green Linnet

Jim Malcolm-Jeanie Reed’s Hoose-Tan O’Shanter and Other Tales-Beltane


Colleen Raney-I Live Not Where I Love-Lark-Raney

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Looking at a Rainbow-Sparks-Hair

Ed Miller-The Prince of darkness-Lowlander-Wellfield Records

Grada-Fifty-Ninth Street-Cloudy Day Navigation-Compass


Genticorum-La Grondeuse Opossum-La Bibournoise-Musication

Cherish the Ladies-Spoon River-Out and About-Green Linnet

Laurel Martin-Fahey’s/The Bunch of Rushes-The Groves Traditional Irish Music

Mark Dunlop-The Three Huntsman-Islands on the Moon-Green Trax


Daimh-Turas Dhomhsa Chun na Galldachd-The Rough Bounds

The Press gang-Crossing the Shannon-The Press Gang

Eilidh Shaw and Ross Martin-6/8 Marches-Birl-Esque-Rhubana Records

Grada-Fifty-Ninth Street-Out and About-Cloudy Day Navigation-Compass




Playlist 23 June 2019

9:05 AM Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar on Copperfish Records

Summer set:

9:09 AM Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham “Spring the Summer Long” from The Best of Aly & Phil on Compass Records

9:12 AM Maddy Prior & Tim Hart “False Knight on the Road” from Summer Solstice on Shanachie

9:15 AM Dougie Maclean “One Summer’s Morning” from Fiddle on Dunkeld Records

9:18 AM T with the Maggies “Thugamar Fhéin an Samhradh Linn” from T With The Maggies on Compass Records


9:26 AM Seumas Gagne “Is Truagh Leam Ar Sgaradh” from Baile Ard on Seumas Gagne

9:29 AM Ashley MacIsaac “Spoonboy” from Hi, How Are You Today? on Linus Entertainment Inc.

9:35 AM The Clancy Brothers “Lord of the Dance” from Save the Land on Audio Fidelity Records

9:37 AM The Trials of Cato “Gloria” from Gloria on The Trials of Cato Ltd.

9:42 AM O’Hooley & Tidow “Gentleman Jack” from The Fragile on No Masters

New music:

9:48 AM Molly’s Revenge “Candles in the Dark” from The Lucky Set on Molri Music

9:52 AM Danny Pedler | Greg Russell “Poverty Knock Retold” from Field and Dyke on Danny Pedler | Greg Russell

9:59 AM Paul Anderson “The Mar Gathering” from The High Summit on Paul Anderson

Welsh set:

10:08 AM Saith Rhyfeddod “Hyd Y Frwynen/Rhuad Teirw’R Dyffryn” from Goreuon Canu Gwerin Newydd / The Best Of New Welsh Folk Music on Sain SCD 2146

10:12 AM Plethyn “Breuddwyd Glyndwr” from Drws Agored

10:14 AM Aberjaber “Machynlleth/Pwt Ar Y Bys/Llanofer Reel” from Gorau Gwerin / The Best Of Welsh Folk Music on Sain

10:18 AM Carreg Lafar “Ysbryd Y Werin/Mae’R Ddaear Yn Glasu” from Goreuon Canu Gwerin Newydd / The Best Of New Welsh Folk Music on Sain

Asturian set:

10:26 AM Gatos del Fornu “La Fontona” from Gatos del Fornu on Fono Astur

10:31 AM Atlantic Folk Trio “A los Árboles Altos” from Adventure on Culburnie

10:35 AM Llan de Cubel “Les Salees” from L’Otro Llau de la Mar on Fono Astur

10:38 AM Asturiana Mining Company “Suite de Vaqueiradas” from Scottish Folk Bands: Best of the Best, Vol. 1 on Lebosi Records

Breton set:

10:44 AM Gwalarn “Ar soudarded’zo gwisket e ruz” from Fest Vraz / Musiques de Bretagne / Keltia Musique Airs on Keltia Musique Airs

10:49 AM Rozaroun “Gavotte pourlet” from Le Fest-Noz d’Eog on Coop Breizh

10:52 AM Annie Ebrel “Dans ar C’hi” from Nuit de la St-Patrick on Keltia Musique

10:54 AM Koun “Valse” from An Dro on Keltia Musique



Grey Larsen and Paddy League-Sweet Inniscarra-Larsen and League

Kate Rusby-The Duke and the Tinker-Sleepless-Compass

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Set of Polkas-Sparks-Hair Records


Katie McMahon-Crucan Na bPaiste-Gaelic Ireland-EUCD

Open the Door for Three-An Bhean Dubh-The Joyful Hour-OTDT

Michael Black-The Willow Tree-Michael Black

Genticorum-Avant L’Orage-Avant L’Orage-Genticorum


Wendy Stewart-The January Man-About Time 2-CD Trax

Roy Cambell-Tangsdale-The Piper’s Whim-KRL

Dave Curley-The Pleasure will be Mine-A Brand New Day-Curley

Daimh-Happy Fish-The Rough Bounds-Daimh


Natalie Merchant-The Lowlands of Holland-Chieftans-Tears of Stone-RCA

The House Band-Three Rusty Swords-October Song-Green Linnet

Colleen Raney-Queen of Argyll-Lark-Raney



Cassie and Maggie-The Willow Lullaby-The Willow Collection-G&M

John McSherry and Donald-Tripswitch-Compass

Eilis Kennedy-Nead na Lochan-Gaelic Ireland-EUCD

Tony McManus-The Maids of Mitchelstown-The Maker’s Mark


Capercaille-Nighean Dubh Nighean Donn-At the Heart of it All-Compass

Billy McComskey-Keogh’s/Maggie Lynn’s-Outside the Box-Compass

Solas-Aililiu Na Gamhna-Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers-Shanachie

Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-Laebrack-Laebrack-Green Trax


Dougie MacLean-Ready for the Storm-The Essention Dougie MacLean-Dunkeld

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-The Cloone/The March Reel-Noctambule-A Sweetish Tune

Julie Fowlis-Dance Dun coloured Slattern-Every Story-Machair

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Looking at a Rainbow-Sparks-Hair Records







Eileen Ivers-Crossroads-Beyond the Bog-Ivers

Kathryn Roberts and Kate Rusby-Ned on the Hill-Roberts and Rusby-Compass

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Meras-Sparks-Rachel Hair


Kate Rusby-Sweet Bride-Sleepless-Compass

Three Mile Stone-Snug in a Blanket-Three Mile Stone

Lissa Schneckenburger-Lovely Jamie-Song-Lissa

Eileen Ivers-Coming Home-Beyond the Bog-Ivers


Runa-The Banks of New Foundland-Ten-Runa

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Looking at a Rainbow-Sparks-Rachel

Daimh-Nuair a Chi Thu Calleag Bhoidheach-Crossing Point

John Williams-Miss Hamilton-Steam-Green Linnet


Malinky-Follow the Heron-Three Ravens-Green Trax

McKasson and McDonald-The Cheese Closet Set-Harbour

Jim Malcolm-The Echo Mocks the Corncrake-Beltane

Tony McManus-Lady Ann Montgomery’s Reel-Compass


Danu-Ar Maidin Inne’ Dom-Ten Thousand Miles-Danu

Noctambule-Paddy Canny’s Toast-Noctambule

Danu-The Conemarra Hornpipe-Ten Thousand Miles-Danu

Niamph Parsons and Tim Shelton-Farewell my Love and Remember Me-Beyond the Bog


Archie Fisher-Lass from the Low Country-A Silent Song-Fisher

Teada with Seamus Begley-Cill Mhuire-The Burren ( The Back Road Series )-WGBH

Cathie Ryan-Somewhere Along the Road-Somewhere Along the Road

Alasdair Fraser-Sitting in the Stern of a Boat-Return to Kintail-Culburnie


Steve Tilson-The Bonny Dens of Yarrow-And so it Goes-Flying Fish

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Jurby Jigs-Sparks-Rachel Hair

Jez Lowe-Felton Lonnen/ Heres the Tender Coming-Voices English Traditional Song

Three Mile Stone-Old Innishowan-Irish Music from San Francisco


Memorial Day playlist

I chose some songs this morning to reflect on the Memorial Day remembrances. Irish and (especially) Scottish music is sadly rich in material on this theme, a result of their terrible suffering in the European wars and their poetic response to such tragedies.

10:57 AM Ceolbeg “The Sleeping Tune” from An Unfair Dance on Greentrax Recordings

10:51 AM Skipinnish “The Iolaire” from The Seventh Wave on Skipinnish Records
This song commemorates the loss of a ship carrying troops returning to the island of Lewis from the WWI battlefields of Europe, only to founder on rocks in the night just before reaching the harbor. Most of the soldiers died, within sight of home. The song at the end is “Eilean Fraoch” (Heather Island), the unofficial anthem of Lewis.

10:47 AM Steeleye Span “Fighting For Strangers” from Rocket Cottage on Chrysalis Records Ltd

10:34 AM Natalie MacMaster and Mac Morin “Minnie & Alex’s Favourites: March of the Cameron Men / O’er the Moor Among the Heather / The Fir Tree / Willie Fraser’s Strathspey” from Celtic Colours Live, Vol. 6 on Celtic Colours International Festival

10:31 AM Sarah MacInnis “O Ìosa, Bi ‘n Còmhnaidh Air M’aire Gach Uair (Live) [feat. Mary Elizabeth MacInnis]” from Celtic Colours Live, Vol. 5 on Celtic Colours

10:27 AM Ben Miller, Anita MacDonald & Zakk Cormier “Gur Milis Mòrag” from South Haven on Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

10:19 AM The Outside Track “Dark Reels” from Rise Up on Lorimer

10:14 AM Gudrun Walther & Jürgen Treyz “Lowlands Of Holland” from Duo on Walther & Treyz Records

10:11 AM Eric Wright “Isle Inspired” from The Cabin Sessions on Mairi Rankin

10:06 AM Open the Door for Three “Carrig River” from The Joyful Hour on Open the Door for Three

9:55 AM Ímar “Setanta” from Avalanche on Big Mann Records

9:50 AM Mànran “An Eala Bhàn” from Mànran on Mànran Records

9:47 AM The Tannahill Weavers “Sunset Over the Somme” from Òrach (The Golden Anniversary) on Compass Records

9:42 AM Julie Fowlis “Air an Somme” from Allt on Machair Records Ltd

9:36 AM Jake James “For All That You Do” from Firewood on 909217 Records DK

9:33 AM Ciaran O’Kane “Belfast Lass” from Round & Round on Ciaran O’Kane

9:30 AM Conor Lamb, Brendan Mulholland & Deirdre Galway “The Wounded Hussar” from Music in the Glen on 773743 Records DK

9:26 AM The Askew Sisters “I Wish the Wars Were All Over” from In the Air or the Earth on Rootbeat Records

9:19 AM Iain Anderson “Cha Till MacCruimen” from Far Far from Ypres on Greentrax Recordings Limited

9:14 AM The Tannahill Weavers “The Ghost of Mick McDonnell” from Òrach (The Golden Anniversary) on Compass Records

9:11 AM Arthur Cormack “Oran An T-Saighdear (The Soldier’s Song)” from Ruith Na Gaoith on Temple Records

9:10 AM The Clancy Brothers “The Minstrel Boy” from Gold Masters: The Clancy Brothers, Vol. 1 on Gold Masters

9:06 AM Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar on Copperfish Records