Archive for December, 2009

Playlist 12-20-2009

Seasonal Special show!
Shira Kammen – Christmas Day in the Morning – The Castle of the Holly King – Bright Angel records
Johnny Cunningham – Reflections on a Scottish Christmas – ? – ?
Celtic Fiddle Festival – Hector the Hero – Encore – Green Linnet
Fiona MacKenzie – Nuair dh’ eeirich grian na Fireantachd – Duan Nollaig – Greentrax
Duncan Chisholm – Chi Mi’ n Geamhraidh – The Door of Saints – duncanchisholm.co.uk
The Clancy Brothers – Christmas in Carrick – Clancy Brothers Christmas – ?
Bohola – The Frost is All Over/A Christmas Childhood/Christmas Day in the Morning/The Holly Tree Jig/The Wren Song/God Rest Ye Polka/Hallelujah Polka/Jingle Bell Polka/The Merry Christmas Polka – A Childhood Christmas – bohola music
Clancy Brothers – Jingle Bells – Clancy Christmas
The Poor Clares – Flanagans’ Frozen Well/Christmas Eve – Songs for Midwinter – Centaur Records
Patrick Ball – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – The Christmas Rose – Fortuna Records
The Kipper Family – Arrest These Merry Gentlemen – Arrest These Merry Gentlemen –
Frankie Gavin – Ding Dong Merrily on High – Shamrocks and Holly – Virgin (Narada)
Mick Maloney – Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake – ? – ?
Waterson & Carthy – Jacobstowe Wassail – Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man –
Horslips – Drive the Cold Winter Away – Drive the Cold Winter Away – Outlet Recording Co.
Shira Kammen – Apple Tree Wassail – The Castle of the Holly King – Bright Angel records
Pam Swan – Dance to your Shadow – Dance to Your Shadow – Evil Twin Music
David Brewer – Solstice Fire – Living Tradition – david-brewer.com
Jethro Tull – Ring Out, Solstice Bells – The Jethro Tull CHristmas Album –
Will Millar – Dance of Lughnasa – Celtic Seasons of Enchantment – Chacra Alternative Music
Horslips – Ny Kirree fo Naghtey – Drive the Cold Winter Away – Outlet
Eileen Ivers – Apples in Winter/Frist is All Over/A Merry Christmas – An Nollaig – Compass
Fiona MacKenzie – Duan Nollaig – Duan Nollaig – Greentrax
Wolfstone – Ballavanich – A Thistle & Shamrock Christmas Ceilidh – Green Linnet
Catherine-Anne MacPhee – Chi Mi ‘n Geamhraidh – Scotland, the Music & the Song – Greentrax
Paddy Moloney – March of the Three Kings – Silent Night: A Christmas in Rome – BMG Music
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York – If I Should Fall From Grace With God – Island Records
Shira Kammen – Bring Us In Good Ale – The Castle of the Holly King – Bright Angel Records

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Janet Harbison-Love’s Hope-Harpestry-Imaginary

The Cast-Smile or Cry-Greengold-CD Trax

Paddy Keenan/Tommy O’Sullivan-Jutland-Celtic Twilight-Heart’s o Space


Susan McKeown-The Moorlough Shore-Lowlands-Green Linnet

Grey Larsen-Road to Cashel-Orange Tree-Sugar Hill

Mary & Frances Black-The Bantry Girl’s Lament-Celtic Twilight-Heart’s o Space

Shelly Phillips-The Butterfly-The Butterfly-Gourd


Delores Keane-Dangerous Dance-Nigt Owl-Alula

Shelly Phillips-Cold Frosty Morning-The Butterfly-Gourd

Kate Rusby-Rose in April-Hourglass-Compass

House Devils-The Lone Bush/Humors of  Tullycrine-Irish Folk-ARC

The Cast-Young Betty-Greengold-CD Trax


Andy Stewart-I Mourn for the Highlands-Fire in the Glen-Shanachie

Trian-Torrid Romance/McComsky’s Reels-Trian-Flying Fish

The Cast-Lea Rig-Greengold-CD Trax


Maddy Prior-Honest Work-Flesh and Blood-Park Records

Athena Tergis-In Memory of Coleman-A Letter Home-Compass

Sean Doyle-The Fiddler of Dooney(Yeats)-The Light & the half Light-Compass


Niambh Parsons-The Rocks of Bawn-Celtic Twilight-Heart’s o Space

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

House Devils-Naomi Wise-Irish Folk-ARC


Eamon Coyne-Whistling Reels-Through the Round Window-Compass

Weatherall/Hall-Two Young Brethren-English Trad Music

Dougie MacLean-Mr & Mrs MacLean of Snaigow-The Essential-Dunkeld


Martin Hayes-The Bucks of Orinmore


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Dec. 6, 2009

Legendary singer Liam Clancy died on December 4 in Cork, Ireland. He was the last surviving member of The Clancy Brothers, who (with Tommy Makem) revolutionized Irish music in America. It’s impossible to overstate their influence, not just on Irish music but on the entire folk music scene. Today’s show is dedicated to Liam and to his many friends around the world.

Artist – Tune – Album – Label
Ceoltoiri Cualann – Marschla Ui Niell – O’ Riada Sa Gaiety – Gael-Linn
Liam Clancy – I’m A Freeborn Man – Liam Clancy – Vanguard Sterolab (LP)
Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy – Morning Glory – The Makem & Clancy Collection – Shanachie
Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy – Cruiscin Lan – Two For the Early Dew – Blackbird (LP)
Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy – Hares on the Mountain – Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy – Blackbird Records (LP)
Chieftains – The Musical Priest/The Queen of May – The Chieftains (1) – Claddagh
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Wild Rover – Recorded Live in Ireland! – Columbia (LP)
Boys of the Lough – Valentia Harbour/The Jug of Punch/MacArthur Road – Farewell and Remember Me – Shanachie
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Isn’t it Grand Boys – Isn’t it Grand Boys – Columbia (LP)
Clannad – Fairies Hornpipe Off to California – Clannad in Concert – Shanachie
Clannad – Bhean a Ti – Clannad in Concert – Shanachie
The Bothy Band – The Salamanca/The Banshee/The Sailor’s Bonnet – Bothy Band 1975 – Mulligan Records
Robin Williamson – Wee Jack – Five Humorous Tales of Scotland and Ireland – Pig’s Whisker (cassette)
Ed Miller – Cholesterol – Lowlander – Wellfield Records
Troy MacGillivray – Knittin’ and Drinkin’ – Eleven – Trolleymac Music
Old Blind Dogs – Tatties and Herrin’ – Fit? – Green Linnet
The Iron Horse – Cabbage Town – Thro’ Water, Earth & Stone – Lochshore
Rachel Walker – Horo hu-o mo Nighean Donn – Braighe Loch Iall – Skipinnish
Cliar – The Para Handy Set – Cliar –
Calum Alex MacMillan – Cliabh Dineag – The Deluxe Blend of Highland Music – Skipinnish
Julie Fowlis – Set of Jigs – Cuilidh – Shoeshine Records
Tommy Makem – I Am the Mountainy Singer – Ancient Pulsing – Red Biddy Records
Liam Clancy – The Rocky Road to Dublin – Liam CLancy – Vanguard Stereolab (LP)
Tommy Makem & Liam CLancy – The Newry Highwayman – Two for the Early Dew – Blackbird (Rounder) (LP)
Makem & Clancy – The Parting Song (Journey’s End) – Two for the Early Dew
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Oro Se Do Bheatha Mhaile – Live at Carnegie Hall – Columbia

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