Independence Days!

July 1 was Canada Day, and July 4 is of course American Independence Day, so today’s show jumped back & forth across the border.


09:04:10 Oak, Ash, and Thorn “To Anacreon in Heaven” from Two Album CD on Tosspot

09:06:00 Set break

09:10:27 Seumas Gagne “Is Truagh Leam Ar Sgaradh” from Baile Ard (2012) on Seumas Gagne

09:13:43 Lisa Lynne and the Elfin Love Tribe “Song of Good Cheer” from Instrumental Songs of Good Cheer (2013) on Lavender Sky Music

09:18:43 Runa “The Maid that sold her Barley” from Somewhere Along the Road on Runa

09:22:00 Set break

09:24:12 Stan Rogers “Northwest Passage” from Northwest Passage (1981) on Borealis Records

09:29:02 Troy MacGillivray “Pressed for Time” from Live At the Music Room (2010) on Compass

09:34:54 Jeff MacDonald “distance” from Celtic Colours Volume XIV (2010) on Odyssey Records

09:40:16 Chrissy Crowley “Hillbilly Lullabilly” from Last Night’s Fun (2013) on Independent

09:44:00 Set break

09:45:11 Christa Burch “giant” from Love of the Land (2009) on Christa Burch

09:49:29 Brocelïande “Broken Pledge / Shoemaker’s Daughter” from Jig of Life on Flowinglass Music/SUGO Music Group

09:53:02 Colleen Raney “Lassie Wi’ the Yellow Coatie” from Here This is Home (2013) on Little Sea Records

09:56:00 Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer “The Very Last Straw” from The Fire on Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer: The Fire

09:59:00 Set break

09:59:00 Station ID

10:04:33 De Temps Antan “La bizoune” from De temps Antan À l’année (2007) on L-A be

10:07:47 De Temps Antan “Roma au lac Bell” from Les habits de papier on L-A be

10:12:00 Set break

10:14:27 Vishtèn “Terre rouge” from Terre rouge on Productions Takashoun

10:18:00 Vishtèn “P’tit jean” from Mosaik on Vishtèn Music

10:21:00 Set break

10:25:00 Boiled In Lead “Spanish Lady” from From the Ladle to the Grave (1989) on Omnium

10:30:02 Keep it Reel “freedom” from Keep It Reel on Independent

10:33:45 Wicked Tinkers “Radar Love” from Hammered (2000) on Thistle Pricks Productions

10:37:00 Set break

10:40:05 Mary Jane Lamond “Mo Nighean Donn as Boidhche” from Storas (2005) on turtlemusik

10:44:32 Slainte Mhath “Foxhunter’s” from VA on MapleMusic

10:47:26 Loreena McKennitt “As i Roved Out” from The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2010) on Quinlan Road Records

10:52:00 Set break

10:54:00 PSA

10:54:21 Black 47 “Fire of Freedom” from Fire of Freedom (1993) on SBK

The next Oak and Thorn concert on July 25th.  Email brhconcerts@gmail.com for information.

Dynamic Celtic duo David Brewer and Rebecca Lomnicky are the Fire

Dynamic Celtic duo David Brewer and Rebecca Lomnicky are the Fire

Included are a few traditional songs as a homage to the sheep shearing beginning in rural areas of Northern California.

Around the world this summer necessity gives rise to  songs of work, shearing, sheep and shepherdesses.



Rory Cambell-Tangsdale-The Piper’s Whim-Lochshore

Orla-Na Buachaili Alainn-The Water is Wide-Manhatten Records

John Williams-The Humors of Klilcloger-Steam-Green Linnet


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

Hanz Araki-Eamonn na Choi/The Blacksmith-6 of One

Lissa Schneckenberger-The Irish Girl-Fiddle and Vocals-Footprint

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill-Cat in the Corner/John Naughton’s Jig-The Lonesome Touch-Green Linnet


Cala Sciaky-Click Click that’s How the Shears go-Spin the Weaver’s Song-Green Linnet

Jim Malcolm-The Shearing-The First Cold Day-Beltane

Carla Sciaky-Band of Shearer’s-Spin the Weaver’s Song-Green Linnet

Dougie MacLean-Ca the Yowes-Tribute-Dunkeld

Jim Malcolm-Queen Amang the Heather-Still-Beltane


Cathie Ryan-Slan Abhail-Shanchie

Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-The Black Ship-Laebrack-Green Trax

Christa Burch-Love of the Land-Love of the Land-Christa Burch

Three Mile Stone-Gypsy Princess-Three Mile Stone


Cassie and Maggie-The King’s Shilling-Sterling Road-

Hanneke Cassel-Natasha McCoy’s Reel-Dot the Dragon’s Eye-Cassel Records

Hanz Araki-One Morning in May-6 of One

Eamonn Coyne-Mazurka/Set of Jigs(Through the Round Window)-compass

Three Mile Stone-Heather on the Moor-Three Mile Stone


Matt and Shannon Heaton-Bay of Biscay-Lover’s Well

John Doyle-The Glad Eye-Wayward Son-Compass

The Alt-Lovely Nancy-The Alt-Under the Arch

Hanz Araki-Harp and Shamrock-Little Fires-Wild Wood


Press Gang-Crossing the Shannon-The Press Gang

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

Solstice Playlist


09:04:24 David Brewer “Solstice Fire” from Living Tradition on David Brewer

09:08:00 Set break

09:10:49 Maddy Prior & Tim Hart “False Knight on the Road” from Summer Solstice (2006) on Shanachie Entertainment

09:13:50 Litha “Archway” from Dancing of the Light (2011) on Rough Trade

09:18:22 Steeleye Span “Rosebud in June” from Below the Salt (2009) on Chrysalis UK

09:22:00 Set break

09:22:00 PSA

09:24:45 David Brewer and Rebecca Lomnicky “Dave MacDondald’s” from The Fire on Independent

09:28:10 Men of Worth “A’ Suathadh / Out On the Ocean” from Culmore on Mahog Music

09:31:32 Vishtèn “Esprit Du Bon Vin” from 11:11 on Vishtèn Music

09:34:56 De Temps Antan “Roma au lac Bell” from Les habits de papier on L-A be

09:39:00 Set break

09:41:10 Kammen & Swan “Shetland Set” from Wild Wood (2002) on Evil Twin

09:46:47 Caladh Nua “Song: Seoladh Na nGamhna (feat. James Blennerhassett)” from Honest to Goodness (2014) on Caladh Nua

09:50:21 Cruinn “Oran an t-Slaightear” from Storas (2014) on Cruinn

09:53:24 Danu “Reels: Chicago Set” from Buan (2015) on Danu

09:57:00 Set break

09:59:00 Station ID

09:59:00 PSA

10:02:16 Robin Laing “More Than Just a Dram” from The Angels Share (1997) on Greentrax Recordings

10:06:30 The Teetotalers “Green Fields of Woodford, The Nightingale, The Castle” from THE BURREN BACKROOM SERIES (2015) on WGBH

10:12:12 Deep End of the Ford “The cries of Sualtaim’s head (Scread Ceann Sualtaim)” from An Táin on LMMusic

10:18:01 Andrea Beaton “Smirnoff” from Branches on Andrea Beaton

10:25:00 Dominig Bouchaud & Yann Honoré “Marv eo mestrez (feat. Anne Auffret)” from Marv eo mestrez (feat. Anne Auffret) on Coop Breizh

10:28:00 Jean Baron & Christian Anneix “Laridé de Pontivy Baud” from Envor – Hommage à Théo Le Maguet on Keltia Musique

10:32:42 Tri Yann “I rim bo ro” from Bretagne Muzik e Breizh on Coop Breizh

10:36:44 Anne Auffret & Florian Baron “Setu: Dansez le plinn” from Bretagne Muzik e Breizh on Coop Breizh

10:39:44 Rozaroun “Gavotte pourlet” from Le Fest-Noz d’Eog on Coop Breizh

10:42:44 Annie Ebrel-Noluen Le Buhe “An Dezertour (Dastum Kreizh Breizh)” from Fest-Noz on Ouest France

10:45:44 Plantec “Kalon (Scottish)” from Plantec on Aztec musique

10:48:59 Denez Prigent “An Teodou Fall – Gossip” from An Enchanting Garden (2015) on Coop Breizh

10:51:59 Ar Re Yaouank “M-a-l (An-dro)” from Les titres essentiels Bretagne on Aztec musique

10:58:21 Denez Prigent “An Trucher Hag an Ankou (The Cheater and the Death)” from An Enchanting Garden (2015) on Coop Breizh





Kim Robertson-Mist Covered Mountains of Home-Highland Heart-Gourd

Jacqui McShee-Jardin D’Amour-Passe Avant-Park

Jody’s Heaven-Maire’s Waltz-Foxglove


Mary Jane Lammond and Wendy Macissac-Oran ant-saigher-Seinn

Martin Hayes-Bonny Crossing the Alps-Under the Moon-GLCD

Colleen Raney-Belfast Mountains-Cuan-Cuan Music

Reel Time-Sile-Live it Up-Green Linnet


Julie Fowlis-Mo Bhean Chomar-As My Heart is-Machair

John Doyle-The Hungry Rock-Evening Comes Early-Shanachie

Runa-Fionnghuala-Stretched on Your Grave-Runa Music

Mary Jane Lammond and Wendy Macissac-Yellow


Capercaille-Nighean Dubh Nughean Donn-At the Heart of it all-Compass

Cillian Valleley-Kevin Crawford-Man from Moyasta-On Common Ground-Baly-o

Cassie and Maggie-The King’s Shilling-Hearth

Troy McGillvray-Pressed for Time-Live at the Music Room-Trolley


Karen Matheson-Laoidh Fhearchair Eoghainn-Down River-Compass

Manus Lunny-Nil si In Gra-Fire in the Glen-Shanachie

Michael Rooney and June McCormack-Sonny’s Return-Draiocht

John Doyle and Nuala Kennedy-Cha Tig mor Bhean Dhachaigh-The Alt-Under the Arch


Jim Malcom-Jeannie Reid’s Hoose-Tam O’Shanter-Other Tales-Beltane Records

Martin Hayes-The Buck’s of Oranmore-The Lonesome Touch-Green Linnet

Old Blind Dogs-Lads O’ the Fair-The Gab O Mey-Green Linnet

John McSherry and Donald O’Conner-Commonality Set-Compass


Alistair Ogilivy-Girl from the North Country-Leaves Sae Green-CDTRAX

Kathryn Tickell-Raincheck-The Gathering-Park

Ed Miller-Heather on the Moor-Lowlander-Wellfield



Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford-Man from Moyasta-Common Ground-Bally-o Records

Runa-Amhran Mhuighinse-Somewhere Along the Road-Runa Music

Grey Larsen and Paddy League-Thrush in the Straw


John Doyle and Nuala Kennedy-Cha Tig Mor Mo Bhean Dhachaigh-The Alt-Under the Arch

Cythara-Women of Ireland-Morrison’s Jig-Over the Hills and Far Away-Pluckin’ and Hammered

Teada and Brendan Begley-Cill Mhuire-Burren Backroom Series-WGBH

Matt and Shannon Heaton-Redwoods in Winter-Blue Skies Above-Heaton


Cara Dillon-P Stands for Paddy-Hill of Thieves-Proper

Anna Murrey- O Co Thogas-Three Things-KRL

Hanneke Cassel-Dot the Dragon’s Eye-Do the Dragon’s Eye-Cassel Records


Runa-Farewell to Tarwathie/The Last Leviathan-Somewhere Along the Road

John Doyle and Nuala Kennedy-Geese in the Bog-The Alt

Old Blind Dogs-Bedlam Boys-Four on the Floor-Compass

Julie Fowlis-Cadal Clarach mo Luran-Every Story-Machair


Capercaille-Ailein Duinn-At the Heart of it All-Compass

Niamh ni Charra- Rhubarb and Ginger-From Both Sides-IMCD

Runa-The Foggy Dew-Somewhere Along the Road-Runa Music

Ed Miller-The Spanish Lady-Never Frae my Mind-Wellfield


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

Karen Casey-The Little Drummer Girl-Exile’s Return-Compass

Matt and Sharon Heaton-Brad’s Honey Bees-Lover’s Well-Eats Records

North Cregg-There was a Maid in her Father’s Garden-Summer at my Feet-CD Trax


Tony McManus-Lady Montgomery’s Reel-Ceol More-Compass

Niamh ni Charra-Calleach An Airgid-Happy Out-Imeartas

Old Blind Dogs-Breton-Four on the Floor-Compass

Cara Dillon-Johnny Lovely Johnny-Hill of Thieves-Proper


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

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



Burach-Born Tired-Born Tired-Green Trax

Mary MacIness-Cum Ar Naire-This Feeling Inside-CD Trax

Ron Cody-Snow on the Hills-The Talking Rake-Ron Cody


Cassie and Maggie-Jimmy’s-Sterling Road-Cassie and Maggie

Cassie and Maggie-The King’s Shilling-Sterling Road-Cassie and Maggie

Paul McKenna Band-Darcy and Erin’s-Stem the Tide-Mad River

Wendy Stewart-All Things are Quite Silent-Standing Wave-CD Trax

Pierre Bensusan-Newman Dubh-Nice F


Matt and Shannon Heaton-Thady Casey’s-Blue Skies Above-ESL-CD

The Alt-John Doyle and Nuala Kennedy-Lovely Nancy-The Alt-Under the Arch

Altan-Maggie’s Pancakes-The Wideng Gyre-Compass

Julie Fowlis-Beautiful Ribbons-Every Story-Machair


Blazzin Fiddles-The Shoemaker-Sia-BRCD

Malinky-The Broomfield Hill-Mad River

Pierre Bensusan-Voyage to Iceland-Nice Feeling-Zebra Acoustics

Dougie MacLean-The Scythe Song-Riof-Dunkeld


Goitse-A Like for all but Love for None-Goitse

Matt and  Shannon Heaton-The Blackbird Song-Blue Skies Above

Sharon Shannon-The Mighty Sparrow-Spellbound-Green Linnet

Karen Casey and John Doyle-Sailing off to the Yankee Lands-Exiles Return-Compass


Katie McMahon-Nil Sen La-Paradign

Colleen Raney and Colm Maccarthaigh-Lord Franklin-Cuan

Patrick Street-The Winding Stairs-Made in Cork-Compass

Matt and Shannon Heaton-Bay of Biscay-Lover’s


Lochs of the Tay-Live in Glenfarg-Beltane

John Doyle and Nuala Kennedy-The Green Gowned Lass-The Alt-Under the Arch


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