Archive for June, 2008

Fast and funky was the theme today. I felt like we all needed something to get our blood moving, in between the fire reporting.

Artist – Title – Album
(approximate times of breaks)
The Bothy Band – Reels – The Best of the Bothy Band
Tommy Makem – The Man from God Knows Where – Ancient Pulsing
Lewis MacKinnon – Alasdair MacColla Ur – Here
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill – Dowd’s No. 9/Come West Along the Road – Live in Seattle
Phoenyx – March of Cambreadth – Keepers of the Flame
Old Blind Dogs – Glen Kabul/Trip to Pakistan/The Fourth Floor) – Five
Old Blind Dogs – The Battle of Harlaw – Five
Bodega – 9/8s – Bodega
Loreena McKennitt – Blacksmith – Elemental
Lau – Frank and Flo’s – Lau Live
Clannad – Teidhir Abhaile Riu – Live in Concert
Fire news
The Iron Horse – The 8-step Waltz – Five Hands High
Capercaillie – Coisich, a Ruin – Delirium
Wolfstone – Erin – Unleashed
Donnie Munro – Mo Chruinneag Bhoidheach/Where the Roses – Heart of America
Martyn Bennett – Deoch an Dorus part 2 – Martyn Bennett
Dougie MacLean – All Together – Marching Mystery
Peatbog Faeries – The Folk Police – Faerie Stories
Paul Mounsey – Work Song – City of Walls
Paul Mounsey – Alba – Nahoo

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Sunday June 22 2008

Oak & Thorn was partly pre-empted by breaking news coverage of the Mendocino County fires. Fortunately Colleen left a playlist, and I have attempted a translation:

Artist – Title – Album

Corner House – Curlew Set – Caught Up
Mairead NiDhomhnaill – An Cailin Gaelach – No Dowry
Liz Carroll – See it There – Lake Effect
Billy Ross – The Hieland Sodger – Shore Street

Daimh – Murdos – Crossing Point
Shantalla – Fire Flowers in the Valley –
Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry – Lacy’s Jug – At First Sight
Anam – Westlin Winds – Riptide
Brendan Power – Riverdance – Women of the Si’

John Whelan – Fletch Taylor/The Gifted Father – Celtic Fire
Karine Polwart – The False Lover Won Back – 3 Ravens
Laurence Nugent – Hornpipes – McDermott
Roy Harrison – I Wish the Wars Were All Done – Voices

Altan – Uncle Rat – Blue Idol
Old Blind Dogs – Cuilfionn – Fit?
Kate Rusby – The Duke and the Tinker – Sleepless
Alasdair Fraser – Donald Willie & his Dog/Alex McDonald – Return to Kintail

Billy Ross – Fuelaken – Shore Street
Kim Hughes – Leezie Lindsy – Catty Wampus
Maire Breatnach – The Mystic’s Slip Jig –
Dougie MacLean – Rite of Passage – Live
Solas – set of Reels inc. Bird in the Tree – Another Day

Katie MacMahon – Till the Sun Comes Up –
Anna Murray – 6/8 March – 3 things
Robin Laing – The Union Canal – Edinburgh Skyline
June Tabor – Belle Rose – Rosa Mundi

Sylvia Barnes – Wild Roving No More – 1/2 the Sky
Andre Piazza – Leap – Harpestry
Teada – The Crock of Gold – Teada
Davy Spillane & Donal Lunny – Whistly Low/Errigal – Common Ground

I don’t think more than about 2/3 of that actually got played, and it’s possible the order wasn’t followed either.

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Baka Beyond, perhaps the original Afro-Celtic fusion band, will play at the Freight & Salvage Coffehouse in Berkeley on Wednesday July 16. Be prepared to dance, these people really got groove!

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Playlist June 15, 2008

Artist – Title – Album

Mason Daring – Fiona – The Secret of Roan Inish (Original Soundtrack)
Tommy Makem – I am the Mountainy Singer – Ancient Pulsing
Makem & Clancy – Morning Glory – Makem & Clancy Collection
Oisin MacDiarmida – The Taproom/The Kerryman’s Daughter – Ar an bhfidil
Clannad – Siuil a Run – Dulaman
Beginish – Inion An Fhaoit On nGleann – beginish
Patrick Ball – The Butterfly – O’Carolan’s Dream
Boys of the Lough – The Willow Tree – twenty
Kevin Burke & Micheal O’Domnhaill – Tom Morrison’s/THe Beare Island Reel/Geoarge White’s Favorite/Dipping the Sheep – Portland
Sean Doyle – Let Mr. Maguir Sit Down – The Light and the Half-Light
John Doyle – Old Bush/Expect the Unexpected – Wayward Son
Cathal McConnell – The Hurrican of Reels – Long Expected Comes at Last
Craobh Rua – The Skip Jig Set – If Ida Been Here, Ida Been There
Dervish – Jig Songs – Spirit
Robin Williamson – The Man Who Never Dreamed at All – Five Humorous Tales
Planxty – Si Bheag, Si Mhor – Planxty
Maighreadh & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill w/Donal Lunny – Nil se’ ina la’ – Idir an Da’ Sholas
Grada – Maria Letizia’s – Cloudy Day Navigation
Donal Lunny (w/Triona Ni Dhomhnaill) – False Fly – coolfin
Michael McGoldrick – James Browns March – fused
Solas – Nil Na La – Reunion: A Decade of Solas
Van Morrison & the Chieftains – Maire’s Wedding – Irish Heartbeat
Davy Spillane – Call Across the Canyon – pipedreams
Pogues – Thousands are Sailing – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Kila – Mind the Gap

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Playlist 6/1/2008

Artist – Title – Album (notes)

Jason Roach – OS-OS – Roach (piano tune)
intro, underwriting
Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage – Northwest Passage (LP)
Jerry Holland – Memories of Mary Anne MacKenzie/The Marquis of Huntly’s Highland Fling/John Morris Rankin/Iggie and Squiggie – A Session with Jerry Holland (fiddle tunes; Fiddlesticks Music, 1990; www.jerryholland.com)
Stan Rogers – Barrett’s Privateers – Between the Breaks… Live!
Buddy MacMaster – Stepdance Medley – The Cape Breton Connection (fiddle tunes; compilation album; Stephen MacDonal Productions, 1998, beak@istar.ca)


Stan Rogers – The Witch of the Westmorland – Between the Breaks… Live!
J. P. Cormier – The Mathematician/Sleepy Maggie – Cape Breton Connection (fast-picked guitar)
Satn Rogers – The Mary Ellen Carter – Between the Breaks… Live!


Stan Rogers – The Field Behind the Plow – Northwest Passage
The Cottars – The Captain Campbell Medley – Made in Cape Breton (more great Cape Breton fiddling)
Mary Jane Lamond – Domhnaill mac ‘ic Iain – Suas e! (Gaelic song with modern instrumental accompaniment)
Slainte Mhath – The Silver Spear – VA

break; Station ID; underwriting

Robin Williamson – The Piper’s Revenge/The Rights of Man – Five Humorous Tales of Scotland and Ireland
Andy M. Stewart and Many Lunny – Dinny the Piper/Amhran na Tae – Dublin Lady
Mike Katz – The Bookie’s Jig/Seann Bhriogais Uilleim/The Reel of Bogie – A Month of Sundays
Dervish – An Spailpin Fanach – At the End of the Day


Mozaik – Pony Boy/Never Tire of the Road – Live from the Powerhouse
Paddy Keenan & Tommy O’Sullivan – Jigs: The Lost and Found, the Hag at the Churn, The Wind off the Lake – The Long Grazing Acre
Stan Rogers – Flowers of Bermuda – Between the Breaks… Live!
Beolach – The West Mabou Set – Variations


Steeleye Span – Rosebud in June – Below the Salt
Wolfstone – The Appropriate Dipstick – The Chase

break, outro, WOB

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Welcome to the Oak & Thorn blog page. Here I will post playlists from the show, information about the artists and music, and links to sources for CDs or more information. Eventually I hope to have this page linked directly from the KZYX website for your convenience. Please leave comments to let me know if you are finding the page and if you find it useful.

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