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Celtic Connections special

The great Celtic Connections festival is happening in Glasgow right now. Hundreds of musicians from many genres perform in dozens of venues all over town. It’s huge and exciting and I’m not there, so today’s show is a pity-party!

9:04 AM Duncan Chisholm “The Light of Tuscany” from Sandwood on Copperfish Records

9:10 AM Joe Aitken “Auld Meal Mill” from Festival Favorites on Independent

9:13 AM Lauren MacColl “Tomnahurich” from The Seer on Feis Rois

9:17 AM Fiona Hunter “Jock Hawk’s Adventures in Glasgow” from Fiona Hunter on Rusty Squash Horn Records

9:21 AM Alasdair Fraser “Waltzska for Su-A” from Ports of Call on Culburnie Records

9:28 AM Archie Fisher “Lass from the Low Country” from A Silent Song on Greentrax Recordings

9:31 AM Catriona MacKay & Chris Stout “End of the Line/Willie Smith’s” from Laebrack on Greentrax Recordings

9:36 AM Iona Fyfe Band “Bonny Udny” from East – EP on CPL-Music

9:40 AM Breabach “Frenzy of the Meeting” from Frenzy of the Meeting on Breabach Records

9:45 AM Cathal McConnell “The Hurricane of Reels” from Long Expectant Comes at Last on Compass Records

9:48 AM Dallahan “The Burger Man” from When the Day Is On the Turn on Dallahan

9:52 AM The High Seas “Máire Ní Eidhin” from The High Seas on The High Seas

9:56 AM The Friel Sisters “It’s in the Wind / The Laurel Tree / Repeal the Union” from Before the Sun on The Friel Sisters

Break to preview the upcoming Oak & Thorn concert production:

10:04 AM The New World String Project “Lauda” from unreleased on Independent

10:09 AM The New World String Project “Since I Met You” on Independent

Back to Glasgow!

10:15 AM Annie Ebrel Quartet “Dañs ar c’hi” from Roudennoù on Coop Breizh

10:18 AM Le Vent Du Nord “Turlute a bassinette” from Territoires on Borealis Records

10:25 AM Dòchas “Puirt a Beul” from An Darna Umhail on Gordon Duncan

10:30 AM Daimh “Òran Bhàgh a’ Chàise” from The Rough Bounds on Goat Island Music

10:34 AM Ben Miller, Anita MacDonald & Zakk Cormier “Gur Milis Mòrag” from South Haven on Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

10:39 AM Capercaillie “Nighean Dubh Nighean Donn” from At the Heart of It All on Compass Records

10:44 AM Rant “Rosemarkie Man” from The Portage on Make Believe Records

10:47 AM The Outside Track “The Banks of Sweet Dundee” from Rise Up on Lorimer

10:53 AM Blazin’ Fiddles “Picnic in the Sky” from The Key on Blazin’ Fiddles

10:58 AM Breabach “Bha Mise Raoir Air an Àirigh” from Ùrlar on Breabach Records

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2019 Review playlist

First hour: Some of the best tracks from the many excellent releases we received in 2019.

9:01 AM Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar on Copperfish Records

9:08 AM Daoirí Farrell “A Pint of Plain” from A Lifetime of Happiness on Daoirí Recordings

9:11 AM Kevin Burke “Fahy’s Hornpipe / The Foxhunter’s Reel” from Sligo Made on Loftus Music

9:15 AM Brendan Gleeson;Dervish “The Rocky Road To Dublin” from The Great Irish Songbook on Rounder

9:19 AM Liz Carroll & Jake Charron “Compliments to Jimmy Keane / Fasten Your Seatbelts” from Half Day Road on Liz Carroll

9:26 AM Stacey Giermann & The Fire “The Black Boat Of Bragar” from Meòrachadh on Stacey Giermann

9:31 AM Eric Wright “Isle Inspired” from The Cabin Sessions on Mairi Rankin

9:34 AM Còig “The Capable Wife” from Ashlar on Còig Music

9:38 AM Beòlach “Kilts on Fire” from All Hands on Independent

9:44 AM Malinky “Begone Bonnie Laddie” from Handsel on Greentrax Recordings Limited

9:48 AM Rant “Rosemarkie Man” from The Portage on Make Believe Records

9:51 AM Lorcan Mac Mathuna,Josie Duncan,Rody Gorman,MacGillivray,Conor Caldwell,Bragod & Gwyneth Glyn,Barnaby Brown,Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde “Òran Bagraidh” from Òran Bagraidh on Josie Duncan, Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, Barnaby Brown, Conor Caldwell, Rody Gor

9:55 AM Skipinnish “Coire Bhreacan” from Steer by the Stars on Skipinnish Records

 

Second Hour: Review of the 2019 Oak & Thorn concert series!

10:06 AM Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O’Leary “Warrior’s Grave” from Live at Eagles on Independent

10:10 AM Realta “Atlantic Bridge” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

10:15 AM Daimh “Eilean Scalpaigh” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

10:19 AM The Outside Track “Dark Reels” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

10:25 AM Runa “Bedlam Boys (Live)” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

10:29 AM Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas “The Hut on Staffin Island” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

 

Preview of the first 2020 Oak & Thorn concert – this Friday!

10:40 AM Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “Wintersong” from Winter Song on Molri Music

10:45 AM Syncopaths “The Hut on Staffin Island/Johnny Wilmot’s Fiddle/Frank’s Reel” from Rough Around The Edges on Syncopaths

10:50 AM Syncopaths “Hey, Donal” from Five Gears on Syncopaths

10:53 AM Syncopaths “The Very Last Straw” from Five Gears on Syncopaths

 

Finishing up with a bird reference…

10:57 AM Molly’s Revenge “Birds of Cape Breton” from The Lucky Set on Molri Music

 

Holiday Playlist

Seasonal music with the Oak & Thorn twist!

 

9:06 AM Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter “Winter” from A Winter Gift on White Strand Records

9:07 AM Patrick Ball “Oxen and Sheep / The Carol of the Birds: Entre le Boeuf et l’Ane Gris / Noel de Ausels” from Celtic Harp: The Christmas Rose on Fortuna Records

9:11 AM Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown with Aidan Brennan “A Winter Talisman” from A Winter Talisman on Sheila-na-Gig Music

9:13 AM Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown with Aidan Brennan “The Unfortunate Snow Incident” from A Winter Talisman on Sheila-na-Gig Music

9:15 AM Horslips “NY Kirree fo Naghtey (The Sheep ‘Neath the Snow)” from Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) on Horslips Records

9:19 AM Aryeh Frankfurter “Cold December Flies Away” from Sounds of the Season on Lionharp Music

9:24 AM The Outside Track “Christmas in Killarney” from Christmas Star on Lorimer Records

9:27 AM Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook Band “I Am Not Fed Up of the Pacific Ocean” from Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook on Vertical Records

9:35 AM Andrew Finn Magill “Il est Né” from Christmas Carols for Violin & Guitar on Vestido Verde Productions

9:41 AM The Paul McKenna Band “Greylag Geese” from Paths That Wind on PMB Records

9:44 AM Andrew Finn Magill “The Blackbird / Corney Is Coming” from Roots on Vestido Verde Productions

9:48 AM McCalmans “Follow The Heron” from Scots Abroad on Greentrax Recordings

9:52 AM Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook Band “Chickadee’s Christmas / 365 days till Christmas / A Tribute to Larry Reynolds” from Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook on Vertical Records

10:00 AM The Kipper Family “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” from Arrest These Merry Gentlemen on Unknown

10:02 AM The High Seas “The Drunken Landlady / Christmas Eve / The Abbey Reel” from The High Seas on Go Loud Records

10:07 AM Mick Moloney and Eugene O’Donnell “Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake” from Uncommon Bonds on Green Linnet

10:11 AM The Outside Track “Christmas Eve Party: Maison De Glace / Christmas Eve / Christmas in America” from Christmas Star on Lorimer Records

10:19 AM Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “winter song” from Wintersong on Molri Music

10:23 AM Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “Carol of the Bodhrans” from Wintersong on Molri Music

10:27 AM Runa “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” from RUNA Christmas on Independent
10:31 AM Runa “Tunes” from RUNA Christmas on Independent

10:38 AM TG Lurgan “Fairytale Of New York As Gaelige” from EP Na Nollaig 2012 on Independent

10:43 AM Còig “Carol of the Celts” from Carols on Còig

10:49 AM Jethro Tull “Ring Out Solstice Bells” from Christmas Album on The Ian Anderson Group of Companies

10:56 AM Steeleye Span “Gaudete” from Below the Salt on Shanachie

A Few Seasonal songs included in the show. Love the transcendent voice of Fiona MacKenzie and Triona and Maighread ni Dhomhaill’s sad Barbara Allen. Stay cozy.

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9:00

Maggie Sansone-Galician Waltz-Mist and Stone-Maggie’s Music

Julie Fowlis-I Arise Early on a Misty Morning-Alterum-Machair

Kim Robertson-Holy and the Ivy-Christmas Lullaby-Gourd

9:15

Steve Byrne-The Ither Lass-Songs from Home-Green Trax

Innisheer-Waulkin O’ the Fauld-Rainbands-Amerisound

Mary and Frances Black-The Bantry Girl’s Lament-Song of the Irish Whistle Joanie Madden

John Renborn-Estampie=Traveler’s Prayer

9:30

Fiona Mackenzie-Oran na Nollaig- A Gaelic Christmas-Green Trax

Celtic Voyage-Breton Dances-Celtic Voyage-Gourd

William Pint and Felicia Dale-The January Man-When I see Winter Return-Waterbug

Paddy Keenan and Tommy O’Sullivan-Jutland-Celtic Twilight-Hearts O’ Space

10:00

Triona and Maighread-Barbara Allen-A Celtic Christmas-Windham Hill

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

Loreena McKennit-Ye Ranblin Boys of Pleasure-Tears of Stone Chieftans

Cythara-PJ Cunningham’s Odd Dance-Plucked and Hammered

10:15

Jim Malcolm-Maggie’s Bairn-The First Cold Day-Beltane

Eileen Ivers-The Time is Approaching-An Irish Christmas-Musical Bridge

The Poor Clares-Remember the Poor-Songs for Mid-Winter-Celtic Twilight-Centaur

Davy Spillane-Midnight Waulker-Celtic Twight-Heart’s O’ Space

10:30

Connie Dover-Fear an Bhata-If Ever I Return-Park

Doran-The Magic of Night-A Christmas Celtic Sojourn-Rounder

Sean Doyle-The Fiddler of Dooney-The Light and the Half Light-

Clar-The Nameless Clan-CelticMystery-ARC

Fiona MacKenzie-Taladh Chriosda-A Gaelic Christmas-Green Trax

Dolores Keane-Ballyroan-Night Owl-Alula-Records

Duncan Chisholm-Ananda pa Gael-The Door of Saints-Copperfish

Maggie Sansone-THe Mist Covered Mountains-Mist and Stone-Maggie’s Music

 

 

 

 

Playlist 7 December 2019

It finally feels like winter here, so the first hour is all about the weather!

9:04 AM Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar on Copperfish Records

 

9:07 AM Archie Fisher “Waltz into Winter” from A Silent Song on Greentrax Recordings

9:11 AM FullSet “The First of Winter” from Notes Between the Lines on Fullset Records

9:14 AM Breabach “Winter Winds” from Frenzy of the Meeting on Breabach Records

9:18 AM The Outside Track “Winter Jigs: Apples in Winter / Christmas in Kinsale / Rory Gallagher’s” from Christmas Star on Lorimer Records

 

9:25 AM Ian F. Benzie “Cold Blow and the Rainy Night” from So Far on KRL

9:27 AM Alasdair Fraser “Rain on Rannoch” from Dawn Dance on Culburnie Records

9:31 AM String Sisters “Wind and Rain” from Between Wind and Water on String Sisters

9:37 AM Leahy “Chasing Rain / Otis” from In All Things on EMI Music Canada

 

9:43 AM Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “winter song” from Wintersong on Molri Music

9:48 AM Horslips “Drive the Cold Winter Away” from Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) on Horslips Records

9:51 AM Horslips “NY Kirree fo Naghtey (The Sheep ‘Neath the Snow)” from Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) on Horslips Records

9:53 AM Duncan Chisholm “Chi Mi’n Geamhradh” from The Door of Saints on Copperfish Records

 

For the second hour, a taste of new music from 2019.

10:06 AM Bill Jones “Never a Lad” from Wonderful Fairytale on Brick Wall Music

10:10 AM Kevin Burke “The Humours of Castlefinn (Egan’s) / The Ewe Reel / Mcfadden’s” from Sligo Made on Loftus Music

10:13 AM Malinky “Begone Bonnie Laddie” from Handsel on Greentrax Recordings Limited

10:16 AM Beòlach “Kilts on Fire” from All Hands on Independent

 

10:25 AM Stacey Giermann & The Fire “My Beloved Island Of Uist” from Meòrachadh on Stacey Giermann

10:28 AM Eric Wright “Taste of Gaelic” from The Cabin Sessions on Mairi Rankin

10:31 AM Skipinnish “Thar Sàil” from Steer by the Stars on Skipinnish Records

10:35 AM Molly’s Revenge “Huckle-Duckle” from The Lucky Set on Molri Music

 

And a rousing set from the Syncopaths!

10:41 AM Syncopaths “The Hut On Staffin Island/Johnny Wilmot’s Fiddle/Frank’s Reel” from Rough Around the Edges on Syncopaths

10:46 AM Syncopaths “Hey, Donal” from Five Gears on Syncopaths

10:48 AM Syncopaths “The Very Last Straw” from Five Gears on Syncopaths

 

10:55 AM Rant “Göran Berg’s / Crow Road Croft” from The Portage on Make Believe Records

 

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9:00

Shelly Phillips-The Clergyman’s Lamentation-The Fairie Round-Gourd

Susan McKeown-Sweet Liberty-Sweet Liberty-World Village

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

9:15

Cara Dillon-Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor-Hill of Thieves-Proper

Michael Rooney and June McCormick-Gort na Mona-Draiocht-D Music

Patsy O’Brien-Good Times Coming-Irish Guitar

Daimh-Happy Fish-The Rough Bounds

9:30

Aoife Scott-All Along the Wild Atlantic Way-Scott

Kathryn Tickell-Raincheck-The Gathering-Park Records

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

Bonnie Rideout-MacDonald Lord of the Isles-Celtic Mist-Maggie’s Music

10:00

Jody’s Heaven-Marie’s Waltz/Sweeny’s Buttermilk-Jody’s Heaven

The Voice Squad-Down in Yon Forrest-Good People All

Lisa Schneckenburger-Aoife’s/Coleman’s March-Lissa S.

Manus Lunny-Nil si n Gra-Fire in the Glen-Schanachie

10:15

Steve Tilson-The Night Visiting Song-Solorubato

Grey Larsen-Oldenfjord-The Gathering-Sugar Hill

Mairead ni Dhomhnaill-Is Fada Liom Uaini-No Dowry-Shanachie

Kevin Crawford-The Dear Irish Boy-Carrying the Tune-Brooklyn Boy

10:30

Hieidi Talbot-High Germany-Distant Future-Compass

Cillian Vallely-The Bull’s March-The Raven’s Rock

Aoife Scott-Slan Leat-Carry the Day

Patsy O’Brien-The Ruins of Kilamallock/Topof the Cork Road

11:00

Jenny Sturgeon-The Wren and the Salt Air-The Wren and the Salt air

Hanneke Cassel-De Oppresso Liber-Trip to Walden Pond

Jim Malcolm-Logan Braes-Acquaintance-Beltane

Kevin Crawford-Joy of Life-The Drunken Gaugers