Playlist 19 November 2017


Patrick Ball “The Chanter’s Tune (traditional Irish)” from The Wood of Morois (Celtic Harp) (2010) on Celestial Harmonies

Set break

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “winter song” from Wintersong (2013) on Molri Music

Syncopaths “Iggy and Squiggy/Molly Rankin’s Reel” from Rough Around the Edges (2005) on Syncopaths

Christa Burch “Lochanside” from Love of the Land (2009) on Christa Burch

Syncopaths “The Very Last Straw” from Five Gears (2010) on Syncopaths

Set break

Moya Brennan & Cormac De Barra “Cruiscin Lan” from Affinity (2013) on Beo Records

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

Altan “Má Théann Tú ‘un Aonaigh (with Alison Brown, Natalie Haas & Jim Higgins)” from The Widening Gyre (2015) on Compass Records

At First Light “The Pipers of Roguery” from Idir (2011) on At First Light records

Set break

Téada “An Spailpin Fanach” from Ainneoin Na Stoirme on Gael Linn

Solas “Lucy Locket’s / The Quiet Pint / The Sleepy Sailors” from All These Years (2016) on THL Records

Skipper’s Alley “Buachaillín Deas Óg Mé” from Skipper’s Alley (2015) on Independent

Réalta “Úr-Chnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte (Slow Air)” from Clear Skies (2016) on Réalta Records

Set break

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MacGregor, Brechin, OhEadhra “Tàladh na Beinne Guirme” from Sonas (2008) on Brechin All Records

Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar (2008) on Copperfish

Calum Alex MacMillan “Fonn Mo Leannain” from Till (2017) on Vertical Records

Daimh “Dunrobin” from The Hebridean Sessions (2015) on Ostaig

Set break


Genticorum “Reel circulaire” from Nagez Rameurs (2011) on SODEC Quebec

Vishtèn “Cœur en mer” from Terre rouge (2015) on Les Auditions du Corfus

Yves Lambert Trio “Suite pour justin” from Laissez courir les chiens on La Prûche Libre

Le Vent du Nord “Noce Tragique” from Tetu (2015) on Unknown

Set break

Kirsty Law “Riddles” from Shift (2014) on Toun Records

Jenny Sturgeon “raven” from From the Skein (2016) on Tamarach Records

Paul Mounsey “alba” from Nahoo (1994) on Iona Records






Rudigar Opperman-Jardin des Roses-Harpestry-Imaginary Road
Capercaille-Karen Matheson-Aignish-The Blood is Strong
McKasson and McDonald-Brooke Leigh-Harbour-McKasson and Mc Donald


Cherish the Ladies-Green Fields of Canada-Woman of the House-Rounder
Catriona McKay-Eira-White Nights-McKay and Stout
John Doyle and Karen Casey-The Shipyard slips-Exiles Return-Compass
Wendy Stewart-MacLead of Mull/The Kitchen Piper-About Time 2-CD TRAX


Paul McKenna Band-Indiana-Elements-Compass
Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-The Cloone/March Reels/The Abbey-Noctambule
Niamh Parsons/Eileen Ivers-Farewell my Love-Beyond the Bog-Ivers
Kevin Crawford-The Clare Connection-Carrying the Tune-Crawford


Ian Melrose-Bessie Murphy-Between the Sighs-Inaku-lik
Rankin Family-Chi Mi Na Morbheanna-Rankins Family-Capital
Michael Rooney-The Graf Spey-Draiocht-
Christa Burch / Syncopaths – Keg of Brandy-Syncopaths


Cara Dillon-Hill of Thieves-Hill of Thieves-Proper
Grada-Manaku Swing-The Landing Step-Compass
Comas-Bold Donnolly-Charge-Mad River
Mark Dunlop-The Banks of Newfoundland-Islands on the Moon-Green Trax


Julie Fowlis and Eddie Reader-Wind and Rain-Uam-Machair
Anna Murrey-6/8 Marches-Three Things-Lochshore
Jim Malcolm-An Hour in the Gloaming-The First Cold Day-Beltane
Press Gang-Crossing the Shannon-The Press Gang


Niamh Parsons-The Rocks of Bawn-A Celtic Tapestry-Shanachie
Kathryn Tickell-In Dispraise of Whiskey/Swig Jig-Debateable Lands
Cythara-Red Bouche-Plucked and Hammered-KRL
Joe McKenna-Rowesome’s/The Baltimore Fancy-The Irish Low Whistle-Shanachie

Playlist Nov. 5 2017

Patrick Ball “An Dro Nevez (traditional Breton)” from The Wood of Morois (Celtic Harp) (2010) on Celestial Harmonies

Winter set:

Archie Fisher “Waltz into Winter” from A Silent Song (2015) on Red House Records


Craobh Rua “Haughey’s Fort – Barney Brallaghan -The Tullysarron Ambassador and His Wife.” from No Matter How Cold & Wet You Are on Lochshore

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “winter song” from Wintersong (2013) on Molri Music

Duncan Chisholm “Chi Mi’n Geamhraidh” from The Door of Saints on Copperfish

Set break

Moon set:

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem “The Rising of the Moon” from The Men of the West – Irish Songs of Rebellion By the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem (2011) on Backtracks Records

Martin Hayes “Rakish Paddy” from Under The Moon (2006) on Green Linnet

Battlefield Band “Shining Clear” from There’s a Buzz on Temple Records

Catriona Macdonald “over the moon” from over the moon (2007) on Peerie Angel

Andy M. Stewart “The Man in the Moon” from Man In The Moon (1994) on Green Linnet

Craobh Rua “The Newport Lass – Maid In the Meadow – the Mooncoin.” from The More That’s Said the Less the Better on Lochshore

Battlefield Band “Bad Moon Rising: Rising Moon Reel” from Home Ground (2008) on Temple Records

Set break

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Syncopaths “The Hut On Staffin Island/Johnny Wilmot’s Fiddle/Frank’s Reel” from Rough Around the Edges (2005) on Syncopaths

Syncopaths “Keg of Brandy” from Five Gears (2010) on Syncopaths

Syncopaths “Congress Reel/Brenda Stubbert’s/Tam Lin” from Rough Around the Edges (2005) on Syncopaths

Set break


Daimh “O Fair A-Nall Am Botal” from The Hebridean Sessions (2015) on Ostaig

Fara “Changing Plans” from cross the line (2016) on Nordic Notes

Mary Ann Kennedy “Oran do dh’Iain Domhnallach” from An Dan (2017) on ARC Music

Fiddler’s Bid “The Fiddlers’ Bid Ode to Joy” from All Dressed In Yellow (2009) on Hairst Blinks Music

Set break

Coig “Nach Muladach Muladach Duine Leis Fhèin” from Five (2014) on Còig

Chrissy Crowley “Sir Reginald” from The Departure (2010) on Offshore Gael Music

Cassie and Maggie “Seileach” from The Willow Collection (2016) on Hearth PR

Old Blind Dogs “Bunker Hill” from Room with a View (2017) on OBD Music

The Syncopaths play a benefit concert for the Albion Little River Fire Department.

The Syncopaths in Concert November 17, Little River Inn


A Nod to Halloween-

Kim Robertson-Mist Covered Mountains of Home-Highland Heart
Maighread Ni Dhomhaill-An Cailin Gaelach-No Dowry-Shanachie
Lunasa-Black River-Se-Compass


Susan McKeown-Sweet Liberty-Sweet Liberty-World Village
Ian Melrose-Between the Sighs-Between the Sighs-Inakustik
McKasson and McDonald-Bay of Biscay-Harbour
Joanie Madden-Loftus Jones-Song of the Irish Whistle-Hearts O Space


Jim Malcolm Road to New York-Live I Glenfarg-Beltane
Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-The Cloone/March Reels-Noctabule
The House Band-October Song-October Song-Green Linnet
Jenna Moynihan-Haven-Woven-Hearth PR


Jim Malcolm-Halloween-The Corn Crake-Beltane
Aine Minogue-An Bhoutais-Celtic Meditation-Sounds True
Dougie MacLean-Feels so Near-Celtic Tides-Putumayo
Grey Larsen and Andre Marchand-Road to Cashell-The Orange Tree


Robin Laing-The Ghost wi the Squeaky Wheel-The Water of Life-Green Trax
Rod Cody-Snow on the Hills-The Talking Rake
Runa-Strtched out on Your Grave-Stretched on your Grave-Stretched on Your Grave
Malinky-Inertia Reels-Unseen Hours-Green Trax


Maddy Prior-The Dead are not Dead-Bib and Tuck-Park Records
Ossian-The Carrying Stream-The Carrying Stream-Green Trax
Kate Rusby-The Unquiet Grave-Sleepless-Compass
Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-The Black Ship-Laebraek-Green Trax


Archie Fisher-The Presence-Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into-Snow Geese
Grada-All in One Day-The The Landing Step-Compass
Anna Murray-Ailean Duinn-Three Things-KRL
Alasdair Fraser-Calum Sqaire-Return to Kintail-Culburnie



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

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

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

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-Paddy Canny’s Toast/ The Tempest-Noctambule


John Spillane-Seachtain-Celtic Voices-Green Linnet

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

Kathleen MacInnes-Youth whose Hair is Golden Blonde-Summer Dawn-Green Trax

McKasson and McDonald-The Cheese Closet-Harbour-McKasson and McDonald


Jim Malcolm-The Echo Mocks the Corncrake-The Corncrake-Beltane

Tony McManus-Lady Ann Montgomery’s Reel-Celtic Compass-Compass

Dougie MacLean-Scythe Song-Riof-Dunkeld

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


The Maggies-Wedding Dress-T with the Maggies-TWM

De Temps Antan-Les Trois Archets-Le Monde Ici-Musication

Ron Kavana-Johnny Go Easy-Home Fire-Green Linnet

Celtic Voyage-Breton Dances-Celtic Voyage-Gourd


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

Joe and Antoinette McKenna-Fermoy Lassies-The Best of Joe and Antoinette McKenna

McKassen and McDonald-Bay of Biscay-Harbor-McKassen and McDonald

Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-Laebrack-Laebrack


Joanie Madden-The Bantry Girl’s Lament-Song of the Irish Whistle-Hearts O’ Space

Lammond and MacIssac-Air a Ghille-Seinn-Factor

Playlist Oct. 15

First 20 minutes taken up with fire updates and weather report, and several breaks for fire information during the show, so it’s a shorter playlist than usual.

This was a tough show to put together.  Mindful of all the suffering and chaos being experienced by fire victims and refugees, and stricken with grief at the sudden loss of a dear old friend.  I hoped the music might help people – including me – find some beauty and joy in adversity.

Fara “Changing Plans” from cross the line (2016) on Nordic Notes

Mary Ann Kennedy “Seinn, Horo, Seinn” from An Dan (2017) on ARC Music

The House Band “Joy After Sorrow” from Groundwork (1993) on Green Linnet

Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny “Heart of the Home” from Dublin Lady (2006) on Green Linnet

Duncan Chisholm “250 to Vigo” from Farrar (2008) on Copperfish

Set break

Ivan Drever & Duncan Chisholm “Snowdrops In the Rain” from The Lewis Blue (1998) on Iona Recordings

Runa “Somewhere Along the Road / Toss the Feathers / The Mason’s Apron” from Somewhere Along the Road (2012) on Runa

Sean Keane “Music of Healing” from Turn a Phrase (1996) on Kells

Fiddler’s Bid “The Fiddlers’ Bid Ode to Joy” from All Dressed In Yellow (2009) on Hairst Blinks Music

Set break

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Cassie and Maggie “Hurricane Jane” from Sterling Road (2014) on Hearth PR

Cassie and Maggie “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme” from The Willow Collection (2016) on Hearth PR

Cassie and Maggie “Strip the Willow Set” from The Willow Collection (2016) on Hearth PR

Set break


Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas “Howard Booster’s Style (feat. Hanneke Cassel)” from Abundance (2014) on Culburnie

Dougie Maclean “All together” from Marching Mystery (1994) on Dunkeld

Lúnasa “Cotati Nights” from Redwood on Green Linnet

Stan Rogers “The Mary Ellen Carter” from Between the Breaks…Live! [IMPORT] (1979) on Fogarty’s Cove

Set break

Kammen & Swan “Chi mi na Morbheanna” from Wild Wood (2002) on Evil Twin

Runrig “Hearts of Olden Glory (Live)” from Once In a Lifetime (Live) (1988) on EMI Records

Wolfstone “Here Is Where the Heart Is” from UNLEASHED (1991) on Iona Records