Mother’s Day playlist

9:05 AM Jerry Holland “For My Mother Dear” from Fiddler’s Choice

9:08 AM The Clancy Brothers “I’ll Tell My Ma” from The Parting Glass

9:10 AM Burning Bridget Cleary “Mother’s Day / Up in the Garret / 30th Anniversary” from Pressed for Time

9:14 AM The Mollys “My Old Mother” from This Is My Round

9:19 AM Altan “Mother’s Delight (Medley)” from The Blue Idol

9:26 AM Julie Fowlis “A Ghaoil, Leig Dhachaigh Gum Mhàthair Mi” from Gach Sgeul / Every Story

9:30 AM Colcannon “The Mother Set” from Three Days In May

9:33 AM Cathie Ryan “A Mhaithrin, A’Leigfea ‘Un An Aonaigh Me? (Mother, will You Let Me Go To The Fair)” from The Music Of What Happens

9:36 AM Gillian Frame “Jubilee Jig / Mom’s Jig / Mckenna’s” from Pendulum

9:42 AM Kathleen MacInnes “Teanga Binn mo Mhàthair” from Cille Bhrìde

9:49 AM Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill “A MháithrÃn DhÃleas” from No Dowry

9:52 AM Poitin “Mother and Child” from One for the Road

10:01 AM Genticorum “Ma mechante mere” from Le Galarneau

10:07 AM Le Vent du Nord “Le cœur de ma mère” from Tromper Le Temps

10:12 AM Marc Boudreau “Mom and Dad’s Favorite” from Steppin’ It Up

Leaving the theme for the last two sets.

10:19 AM The Jeremiahs “The Reluctant Farmer” from Misery Hill & Other Stories

10:23 AM Westward the Light “Good Days” from Good Days

10:28 AM Còig “The Capable Wife” from Ashlar

10:32 AM Cantrip “Jigs” from Undark

10:41 AM Runrig “An Toll Dubh” from Proterra

10:43 AM Brad Reid “Haley Small’s Reel” from Haley Small’s Reel

10:47 AM Seo Linn “Cailleach an Airgid” from Anuas

10:50 AM Joy Dunlop “Nighean ruadh bhàn, Chuirinn mo ghiollan a dh’iomain nan caorach” from Caoir

10:54 AM The Snake Charmer “Frantic Feathers” from Frantic Feathers – Single


I am at sea, heading for the edge of the continental shelf to look for pelagic seabirds, hence today’s theme.

9:00 AM Duncan Chisholm “The White Bird” from Sandwood

9:06 AM Cruinn “Hò Rò Mo Bhàta” from Cruinn

9:08 AM MacGregor, Brechin & Ó Headhra “Sitting On the Stern of A Boat.” from Sonas

9:12 AM Arthur Cormack “Tionndaidh Am Bat (Turn The Boat)” from Ruith Na Gaoith

9:15 AM Shelta “Rocking the Boat (waltz/jig)” from Twenty

9:19 AM Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy “The Day of the Clipper” from Two for the Early Dew

9:25 AM Syncopaths “Follow the Heron Home” from unreleased live recording

9:29 AM Fiddler’s Bid “The Seagull” from Hamnataing

9:33 AM Breabach “Birds of Passage” from Frenzy of the Meeting

9:37 AM Dervish “Swallows Trail” from Spirit

9:44 AM Catherine-Ann MacPhee “Cearcall A Chuain” from Canan Nan Gaidheal

9:47 AM Kevin Burke and Mícheál O’Domhnaill “The Rolling Waves/The Market Town/Scatter The Mud” from Portland

9:51 AM Luke Kelly “Go To Sea No More” from The Definitive Collection

9:55 AM paddy keenan “Out On The Ocean” from Na Keen Affair

10:02 AM Garefowl “Hion Daila Horo Ri Ho Hion Daila Là” from Cliffs

10:07 AM Alasdair Fraser “On the Wings of a Skorrie” from Abundance

10:10 AM Jenny Sturgeon “Culan” from From the Skein

10:15 AM Fiddlers’ Bid “Apo Fetlar Top” from All Dressed In Yellow

10:22 AM Maighread and Triona ni Dhomhnaill “Ar A Dhul Chun An Chuain Dom” from Between the Two Lights

10:25 AM Flook “The Bunting Fund / Ocean Child” from Ancora

10:29 AM Na h-Òganaich “Fear a’ bhàta” from Gun Stad

10:33 AM Molly’s Revenge “Birds of Cape Breton” from The Lucky Set

10:39 AM Runrig “Day in a Boat” from Mara

10:42 AM Boreas “North Sea Holes” from Ahoy Hoy

10:45 AM Skipinnish “Thar Sàil” from Steer by the Stars

10:49 AM Skipinnish “The Atholl Set” from Steer by the Stars

10:55 AM Runrig “The Mighty Atlantic / Mara Theme (feat. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra) [Orchestral Mix]” from Mara



Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas-Freedom from All Ye-Ports of Call-Culburnie

Colleen Raney-Annachie Gordon-Cuan

Malinky-Cows and Cottongrass-Flower and Iron Mad River


Shay Black-Leatherwing Bat-Singer’s Request

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

Mairi MacInnes-Cum Ar Naire-This Feeling Inside-CD Trax

Ossion-Fisherrow-The carrying Stream-Green Trax


Deirbhile Ni Bhrolchain-Bring me Wonder-Starlight Falling-Deirbhile

Rory Cambell and Malcolm Stitt-John Griffin-Field of Bells-Lochshore

Hannah Rarity-Alison Cross-Neath the Gloaming Star

Jenna Moynihan-Haven-Woven-Hearth Pr


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

Michael McGoldrick-Gaelic Gavotte-Wired-Compass

Malinky-The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie-Last Leaves

Hans Araki-Polka-Hop Jig-March-Six of One Half Dozen of the Other


Dave Curley-One April Morning-A Brand New Day

Connla-Blue Lagoon-River Waiting-Connla

Connie Dover-Lough Eren’s Shore-Somebody

Press Gang-Crossing the Shannon-The Press Gang-PG


Michael and Shay Black-Home by Barna-Glackanacker

Rory Cambell-Tangasdale-Magaid-The Piper’s Whim

Sylvia Barnes-Glasgow Lassie-The Color of Amber-CD Trax

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-Waltz for Danae-Travel in Shadows


Jim Malcolm-Highland Mary-Acqaintance-Beltane

Ian Melrose-Bessie Murphy-Between the Sighs

Dougie MacLean-Ready for the Storm-The Essential Dougie MacLean

Maggie MacInnes-A Woman’s Song-Oran Na Mna

Playlist 23 April 2023

Starting with some gardening music since it’s finally warm and dry enough!

9:04 AM Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy “The Garden Song” from The Makem and Clancy Collection

9:08 AM Randy Miller “The Garden/Hampstead” from The Fiddler’s Throne

9:12 AM Dervish “Maid Father’s Garden” from Midsummer’s Night

9:15 AM Cassie and Maggie “The Salley Garden Set” from The Willow Collection

Continuing the theme with Farming:

9:23 AM In Harmony’s Way “Farmer’s Toast” from In Harmony’s Way

9:26 AM Music of Arran “Brodick Castle – The Arran Farmer’s Society” from Eilean mo Ghaoil

9:29 AM The Jeremiahs “The Reluctant Farmer” from Misery Hill & Other Stories

9:34 AM Gaelic Storm “The Farmer’s Frolic” from GAELIC STORM

New music from Ireland:

9:39 AM The Jeremiahs “Misery Hill” from Misery Hill & Other Stories

9:44 AM Tamsin Elliott “I Dreamed I Was an Eagle” from Lullaby // I Dreamed I Was an Eagle

9:46 AM Ye Vagabonds “Bacach Shíol Andaí” from The Hare’s Lament

9:49 AM The Jeremiahs “Hip Hop” from Misery Hill & Other Stories

9:53 AM The Black Brothers “Home by Barna” from Glackanacker

New music from Scotland:

10:02 AM Breabach “Fàil ì, Fàil ó” from Fàs

10:06 AM James Duncan Mackenzie “Fìbhig” from Fìbhig

10:10 AM Sian “Chan Eil Mi Gun Nì Air M’ Aire” from Sian

10:13 AM Westward the Light “Good Days” from Good Days

Back to Ireland:

10:20 AM Clann Mhic Ruairí “Dúlamán” from Súile

10:25 AM Ryan Molloy “Paddy’s Rambles Through the Park (Slow Air) / Taibhse Chonaill (Single Jig)” from Tempered

10:31 AM Jiggy “Sadhbh” from Hypernova

10:34 AM Connla “Organised Chaos” from The Next Chapter

Contemporary sounds from Ireland, Scotland, and Spain:

10:41 AM Seo Linn “Fionnghuala” from Anuas

10:45 AM Boiled In Lead “Sally in the Garden” from Orb

10:47 AM Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie “Brianainn an t-Seòladair” from Tuath: Songs of the Northlands

10:50 AM Niteworks “Guns of Ajaccio” from A’ Ghrian

10:55 AM Hevia “Tanzila” from Al Otro Lado



Joanie Madden-Roisin Dubh-Song of the Irish Whistle-Hearys O Space

John Doyle and Kate Rusby-Bitter the Parting-Wayward Son-Compass

Duncan Chisholm-Coinleach Glas an Fhomair-Door of saints-Copperfish


Malinky-My Ain Counterie-The Unseen Hours-Green Trax

Lunasa-Black River-Se’-Compass

Steve Byrne-Young Jessie O’ Bonnie Dundee-Songs from Home-Green Trax

Connemara-Far Away-Siren Song-Blix


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

Colcannon-Jenny Picking Cockles-Three Days in May-Colcannon

Daimh-Sporon Dhomhnaill-Diversions-Green Trax

John Doyle and Liz Carrol-Lament for Tommy Makem/The Slippery Slope-Double Play-Comapss


MaryJane Lammond and Wendy MacIssac-Air a Ghilla The Mo Run-Seinn-Factor

By Water-Trying Not to Die-By Water

Clannad-Turas-Dhomhsa chon na Galldahed-Nadur-Arc

Joe McKenna-Echo’s Calling-The Irish Low Whistle-Shanachie


Jim Malcolm-Jeanie Reid’s Hoose-Tam O’Shanter and Othere Tales-Beltane

Hanneke Cassel-Trip to Waldon Pond-Trip to Walden Pond

Daimh-He’m ellie-Diversions-Green Trax

Billy McComsky-Keoughs/Maggie Lynnes-Outside the Box-Compass


Fautus-American Stranger-Broken Down Gentleman

Eilidh Shaw and Ross Martin-Birl-Esque-Alba

Ron Kavana-Fermoy Regatta/Tom’s Tavern-Home Fire-Green Linnet

Anna Murray-6/8 Marches-Three Things-Lochshore


Natalie Merchant-Lowlands of Holland-Chieftans-Tears of Stone-Shanachie

Gatehouse-On the Edge/Heather Down the Moor-Gael Linn

Connach-Twa Corbies-The Moons of Glenloy-Gael Linn

Playlist 9 April 2023

Easter Sunday – but not much Easter-themed music in the folk genre; religion was too serious.

April music:

9:06 AM Andrew Finn Magill “What Bloomed in April” from Branches

9:13 AM In Harmony’s Way “One April Morning” from In Harmony’s Way

9:17 AM Hanz Araki “April Waltz” from At Our Next Meeting

9:20 AM Bodega “The Stamping Ground” from Under The Counter

Lambs and Bunnies for Easter?

9:28 AM Rachel Walker “Tha na h-Uain air an Tulaich” from Fon Reul – Sholus

9:32 AM The Outside Track “Swerving for Bunnies” from Curious Things Given Wings

9:36 AM The Paul McKenna Band “The Lambs on The Green Hills” from Stem The Tide

9:40 AM Session A9 “The Rabbit, Duncan the Gauger, Jig O’ Beer” from Bottlenecks & Arm-breakers

New music from Ireland and America:

9:47 AM Jack Warnock “The Galbally Farmer” from Le Solas Faoithine

9:51 AM Kalos “Grasshoppers/Spiff, Spaceman/Inappropriately Hoppy” from Headland

9:55 AM Dick Hensold and Patsy O’Brien “Jock Hawk” from The Welcome Companion

9:59 AM Poitín “One for the Road” from One for the Road


10:06 AM Cathy Jordan/Seamie O’Dowd “I Am of Ireland” from I Am of Ireland / Yeats in Song

10:09 AM Fintan Vallely “Homage to Brian Keenan (feat. Brian Morrissey) feat. Brian Morrissey” from Merrijig Creek

10:13 AM Loreena McKennitt “Stolen Child” from Elemental

10:18 AM The Iron Horse “The 8-Step Waltz” from Scottish Folk Bands: Best of the Best, Vol. 3

New music from Scotland:

10:25 AM Joy Dunlop “Am Bràighe” from Caoir

10:29 AM Assynt “The New Normal” from The New Normal

10:33 AM Rachel Walker & Aaron Jones “Gormshùil Mhòr” from Despite the Wind and Rain

10:37 AM Westward the Light “The Rearrangement Reel” from Flow Country

Finishing up with more new contemporary sounds:

10:44 AM Seo Linn “Óró Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile” from Anuas

10:50 AM Jiggy “Music for a Found Harmonium” from Hypernova

10:55 AM Marcas Mac An Tuairneir “Èirigh” from Speactram



Liz Carrol-Letter to Peter Pan-Lost in the Loop-Green Linnit

Muireann Nic Amhoibh-Emigrant’s Farewell-Daybreak Compass

Alasdair Fraser and Paul Machlis-Traditional Gaelic Melody-The Road North-Narada


Annie Grace-Jock O’ Hazeldean-Take me Out drinking Tonight-Green Trax

Al Petteway-Whispering Stones-Maggies Music

Dougie MacLean-Caledonia-Celtic Tides-Putumayo

Nuala Kennedy-The Broken Lantern-Behave the Bravest-Under the Arch


Sarah McFayden-Tibby Dunbar-Harem Scarem

Giveway-Jazziness-Inspired-Green Trax

Paul Brady-Arthur McBride-Celtic Compass

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



John Whelan-Enniscorthy/Daddy’s Home-Celtic Fire-Narada

Jackie McShee-The House Carpenter-Passe Avant

Caitlin Warbelow-The Meelik Team-The Gallow Glass-Warbelow Range


Colleen Raney-Canadee-I-O-Here This is Home-Little sea

Genticorum-Reel Circulaire-Nagez Rameurs-Musication

Old Blind Dogs-The Battle of Waterloo-The World’s Room-Green Linnet

Gateway-On the Edge-Heather Down the Moor-Gael Lin


The Outside Track-Sweet Love of Mine-Rise Up-Alba

Colm Cannon-Green Mountain/Ladie’s Bonnet-Return to Droim

Amelia Hogan-The Old Church Yard-Taking Flight

Grada-Biogradeable-Endevor Compass


Jim Malcolm-Losin Auld Reekie-Live in Glenfarg-Beltane

The Gothard Sisters-Saint Anne’s Reel-Mountain Rose

Manran-An Eala Bhan-Celtic Cafe

Absolutly Irish-The Green Hills of Tyrol/The fermoy Lasses-Ab Irish

Playlist 26 March 2023


9:08 AM Tommy Makem “To Welcome in the Spring” from Ancient Pulsing

9:09 AM Kurka Boshkin “Flowers of Spring/Winnie Hayes” from West Clare

9:12 AM Ed Miller “Spring Song” from Many’s the Fine Tale

9:15 AM Dick Hensold “First Leaves of Spring” from Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes

9:18 AM Ishbel MacAskill “Thig An Smeòrach As T-Earrach (The Thrush Comes In Spring)” from The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk

9:25 AM Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain “Spring The Summer Long” from Spring the Summer Long

9:28 AM The Dardanelles “The Badger Drive” from The Badger Drive

9:33 AM Aaron O’Hagan & Luke Ward “The Coming of Spring, Christy Barry’s, The Main on the Shore” from From the Devil’s Punchbowl

9:37 AM Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy “Rambles Of Spring” from The Makem and Clancy Collection

9:43 AM The Wilderness Yet “The Banks of the Bann” from What Holds the World Together

9:47 Graham MacKenzie “Kirkhill” from The Dawning

9:51 Kalos “Fare Thee Well” from Headland

9:55 Kalos “Grasshoppers/Spiff, Spaceman/Inappropriately Happy” from Headland

Preview of a concert in Ukiah:
10:04 AM Le Vent Du Nord “Louisbourg” from Territoires

10:06 AM Le Vent du Nord “Tour du monde” from 20 printemps

10:12 AM Le Vent du Nord “Dans l’eau de vie de l’arbre” from 20 printemps

Staying in Canada:

10:17 AM Còig “Nach Muladach Muladach Duine Leis Fhèin” from Five

10:21 AM Mairi Rankin “3 Peaks” from The Cabin Sessions

10:25 AM Rum Ragged “Work Boys Work” from The Thing About Fish

10:29 AM Inn Echo “In the Nick of Time” from Winter’s End

Contemporary sounds:
10:38 AM Syncopaths “Brand/Castle Kelley” from single (prerelease)

10:42 AM Kim Carnie “Chan eil a’ Chùis a’ Còrdadh Rium (feat. Kadialy Kouyate & Megan Henderson)” from And So We Gather

10:46 AM Skipinnish “The Atholl Set” from Steer by the Stars

10:52 AM Joy Dunlop “Jigs” from Caoir

10:56 AM Marcas Mac An Tuairneir “Èirigh” from Speactram

March being the time for Irish Music here is a small part of the rich tapestry of Irish song and music



Martin Hayes-Cloonagroe-Under the Moon-Green Linnet

Maighread ni Dhomhnaill-An Clar Bog Deal-No Dowry-Shanachie

Joanie Madden-Whistle on the Wind-Whistle on the Wind-Madden


Maighread and Triona ni Dhomhnaill-Airi Cuan-Windham Hill Compilation

Kevin Burke-The Clog/Abbey’s Green Isle-Sligo Made

Len Graham-The Green Fields of America-Irish Voices-Topic

Matt Molley-The Boys of he Town/Jackson’s Jig-The Celts Rise Again-Green Loinnet


Katie McMahon-Cucan Na bPaiste-Gaelic Ireland-ARC

Martin Hayes-The Bucks of Oranmore-The Lonesome Touch-Green Linnet

Sean Doyle-The Fiddler of Dooney-The Light and the half Light-Compass

Lunasa-Ash Plant/Siobhan O’Donnel-Celtic Compass


Delores Keane-Galway Bay-Celtic Women Vol. 4-Valley Entertainment

Gate House-On the Edge-Heather Down the Moor-Gael Lin

Liam Clancey-Mary Hynes-Whistle on the Wind

Niamh Parsons-The Banks of Suilane-Traditional Love Songs


Gilder,Berhagen, Mandel-Martin Wynn’s/The Drunken Landlady-Sets in the City

Sean Doyle-Let Mr Maquire Sit Down-The Light and the Half Light-Compass

Paddy Keenan-Kitty O’Neils/ The Kerry Jig-The Long Grazing Acre

Ron Kavana-Fermoy Regatta/Tom’s Tavern-Home Fire

Dervish-Swallow’s tail-Spirit-Compass


Ellis Kennedy-Nead na Lachan-Gaelic Ireland-EUCD

Danu-E Minor Jig/Jim Words-Danu-At Liam Clancy’s Studio

Daithi O’ Se-Eochaill-Gaelic Ireland-Arc

Joannie Madden-Roisin Dubh/The Black Rose-Song of the Irish Whistle


Delores Keane and John Faulkner-The Bonnie Light Horseman-Traditional Love Songs

Joanie Madden-Rosin Dubh-Song of the Irish Whistle

Mary Black-Song for Ireland-Mary Black Collected

Lunasa-A Stor Mo Chroi-Redwood-Green Linnet

Playlist 12 March 2023

9:05 AM Patrick Ball “So Treiben Wir Den Winter Aus” from The Wood of Morois

9:08 AM The Wilderness Yet “The Banks of the Bann” from What Holds the World Together

9:12 AM Isla Ratcliff “The Three Mile Bridge” from The Castalia

9:18 AM Francy Devine “Banks o Reid Roses” from My Father Told Me

9:23 AM Graham Mackenzie “Kirkhill” from The Dawning

9:27 AM Dick Hensold & Patsy O’Brien “Braes of Balquidder” from The Welcome Companion

9:31 AM Kalos “April and Joe’s Brownington Ceilidh Club” from Headland

9:39 AM Jack Warnock “Síle Ní Ghaidhre” from Le Solas Faoithine

9:43 AM Bua “Eleanor Kane’s/Paddy Jim Frank” from A Shelter from the Rain

9:47 AM Good Morning to Your Nightcap “The County Tyrone” from Stirred and Waked Anew

9:51 AM 3 on the Bund “Local Hero” from Frenzy

10:05 AM Lí Ban “Na Gamhna Geala” from Rud Nach Léir

10:09 AM Assynt “The New Normal” from The New Normal

10:13 AM Rachel Walker & Aaron Jones “Riabhag Bheag” from Despite the Wind and Rain

10:17 AM Westward the Light “Niel Gow’s Style” from Flow Country

10:25 AM Fergal McAloon/Kevin Burke/Seamie O’Dowd “He Tells of a Valley Full of Lovers” from I Am of Ireland / Yeats in Song

10:28 AM Su-a Lee “Waltzska for Su-a feat. Natalie Haas” from Dialogues

10:33 AM Teyr “False Lady” from Far from the Tree

10:38 AM James Bauld “Out for the Rain” from Out for the Rain

10:46 AM Joy Dunlop “Nighean ruadh bhàn, Chuirinn mo ghiollan a dh’iomain nan caorach” from Caoir

10:50 AM Duncan Chisholm “On The Winds of Chaos Born” from Black Cuillin

10:52 AM Valtos “Air Falbh” from Valtos

10:57 AM Niteworks “Bumpth” from A’ Ghrian