Archive for January, 2011



Aidan O’Rourke-Hinba-Sirius-Vertical

Mureann nic Amhaoibh-Isle of Malachy-Day Break-Compass

Michael Rooney/June McCormack-Aghaidh Jhanuis-Draiocht


Julie Fowlis-Mo Bhean Chomar-As my heart is-Machair

Tony McManus-The Rolling Waves/Martine Wynes #1-The Maker’s Mark-Compass

Ellis Kennedy-Neadn a Lachan-Gaelic Ireland-ARC Music

Kim Robertson-Glenburnie Rant-Highland Heart-Gourd Music


Niamh ni Charra-Cailleach A Airgid-Happy Out-Imeartas Records

bua-Shepherd-an spealador-Mad River Label

T with the Maggies-Wedding Dress-TWM

Troy Macgillvray-Pressed for time-Live at the MUsic Room-Trolly Mac


Christa Burch-The Lowlands of Holland-Love of the Land

Marla Fibish-Erin Shrader-Richard Mandel-Last Winter was a Hard One-Irish Music from San Francisco

Dermot  Byrne-Pigeon on the Gate-Green Linnit

Julie Fowlis-Tha moGhaol Air Airdach-As my heart is-Machair


Jim Malcolm-Highland Mary-Acquaintance-Beltane Records

Troy Macgillivray-Glasgow Session-Where Here Meets There-Trolly Mac

Niamh ni Charra-Paddy’s Lamentation-Happy Out-Imeartas Records

Kathryn Tickell-Raincheck-The Gathering-Park Records

Christa Burch-Giant-Love of the Land-


Nuala Kennedy-Hop Jigs-New Shoes-Compass

Pauline Scanlon-The Flower of Magherally-O-Hush-Compass

Niamh ni Chara-Top it off-Happy Out-Imeartas Records

Kris Drever-Braw Sailin on the Sea-Black Water-Compass


Malinky-Cows and Cottongrass-Flower and Iron-Mad River

Cathy Jordon-Erin Gra mo Chroi-Fair Celts

Dervish-Touching Cloth-At the End of the Day-Kells

Jerry Holland-Bo Baby’s Waltz-Trip to Cape Breton-Lochshore

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Playlist Jan. 23, 2011

Celtic Connections, the biggest Celtic music festival of the year, is currently happening in Glasgow – and I’m not there, waaah! So it’s a Pity-Party show today, featuring some of the terrific musicians we’re not seeing… Also, in two days it will be Burns Night, the annual celebration of Robert Burns‘ birthday on January 25, so we will hear music and poetry from Scotland’s favorite rogue.

Artist – Tune – CD – Label
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – Live Set – recorded at the Saturday Afternoon Club in Ukiah, 2009
Doris Rougvie – Follow the Heron Home – My Joy of You – Red Barn Studios
Catriona Macdonald – gibbie’s reel set – Over the Moon – Peerie Angel
Andy Irvine – Never Tire of the Road – Rain on the Roof – self
Gary Innes – Laura’s Wee Tune – The Deluxe Blend of Highland Music – Skipinnish Records
Brian MacNeill – Auld Man by the Fire – The Baltic tae Byzantium – Greentrax
Daimh – Taighean Geala – Diversions – Greentrax
Daimh – Oran Mhagaraine – Crossing Point – Greentrax
Duncan Chisholm – Lorient Mornings/2:50 to Vigo – recorded live at St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow, January 2010
Julie Fowlis – Hug Air a Mhonaigh Mhor – Cuilidh – Shoeshine Records
Bruce MacGregor – The Highlander’s Revenge – 101 Resons to Do Nothing – MacMeanmna
MacGregor, Brechin, O’hEadhra – A Chailin Ailainn – Sonas – Brechin All Records
Ed Miller – Scots Wha Hae – The Edinburgh Rambler – Wellfield
Jean Redpath – The Gallant Weaver – The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol. 7 – Philo
The Tannahill Weavers – The Deil’s Awa’ wi’ th’ Exciseman – Old Woman’s Dance – Hedera
Eddi Reader – Brose and Butter – Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns – Compass
Rod Cameron & Colleen Bassett – Address to a Haggis – recorded live on Oak & Thorn
Andy M. Stewart – Rantin’ Rovin’ Robin – Songs of Robert Burns – Green Linnet
Rod Cameron – Tam O’Shanter – recorded live on O&T
Andy M. Stewart – Tae the Weavers Gin Ye Go – Songs of Robert Burns – Green Linnet
Manran – Latha Math – iTunes download
Runrig – As Ubhal as Airde – The Cutter and the Clan – Chrysalis

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Bonnie Rideout-MacDonald, Lord of the Isles-Celtic Mist

Bonnie Raitt-Stor mo Chroi-Tears of Stone

Laurie Riley-Bra e Lochiel-Green Willow


Natalie Merchant-The Lowlands of Holland-Tears of Stone

Jeff Moore-The Dove’s Perch/Humors of Quarry Cross-The Dove’s Perch

Betsy McGovern-Up the Winding River-Change of Habit-Centaur Records

Ossian-The Carrying Stream-The Carrying Stream-CD Trax


James Malcolm-The Lovely Lass of Inverness-Robert Burns Vol. 5

Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Erin Shrader-Gipsy Princess-Three Mile Stone

Malinky-Follow he Heron-Three Ravens-CD Trax

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


Christa Burch-The Lady Mary Sails-Love of the Land-CBSV

Steve Tilson-The Dowie Dens of Yarrow-Flying Fish

Solas-Aililiu Na Gamhna-Sunny Spells-Shanachie


Solas-A Sailor’s Life-The Turning Tide-Compas

Alan & John Kelly-The Sporting Pitchfork/The Diplodocus-Four Mile House

T with the Maggies-Wedding Dress-T with the Maggies-TWMCD

Mick Mcauley/Winifred Horan-The Ballygar Jigs-Serenade-Compass


Mark Dunlop-The Black Velvet Band-Islands on the Moon-CD Trax

Nomos-Bean Dubh an Gleanna-Set You Free-Green Linnet

Kathryn Tickell-In Dispraise of Whiskey-Debateable Lands-Park Records

Andy Stewart-Matt Hyland-Donegal Rain-Green Linnet


Dougie MacLean-Talking with My Father-Dougie MacLean Live-Dunkeld

Mary Black-School Days Over-By the Time it gets Dark-Gift Horse Records

Lissa Schneckenburger-The Irish Girl-Fiddle & Vocals-Foot Print Records

Tony McManus-The Rolling Waves/Martin Wynne’s #1-The Maker’s Mark-Compass

Nuala Kennedy-Hop Jigs-The New Shoes-Compass

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Playlist Jan. 9, 2010

Artist – Tune – CD – Label
Duncan Chisholm – I Horo ‘s na Hug Oro Eile – Canaich – Copperfish
Julie Fowlis – M’ fhearann saidhbhir (My land is rich) – Uam (From me) – Shoeshine Records
Daimh – Sporan Domhnaill – Diversions – Greentrax
Kevin Burke/Cal Scott – The Rabbit/sEar/The Stirabout Road/Kiss the Bride – Suite – Loftus
Mairead ni Mhaonaigh interview at Celtic Connection 2010, Glasgow Scotland
Mairead ni Mhaonaigh – An Dro/Imeall – Imeall – Mairead ni Mhaonaigh
Rachel Walker – Puirt a Beul – Air Chall: Lost – Skipinnish Records
John McSherry – The Stone of Destiny – Soma – Compass
Solas – Sadhbh ni Bhruineallaigh – The Turning Tide – Compass
John Doyle interview at Celtic Colours, Cape Breton Island, NS
Karan Casey and John Doyle – False Lady – Exiles Return – Compass
Three Mile Stone – Brian Montague’s/The Noisy Curlew/The Drake’s Neck/Free and Easy – Irish Music from San Franciso – threemilestonemusic.com
Christa Burch – Keg of Brandy – Love of the Land – Christa Burch
Joe Aitken – Cock-A-Doodle-Doo – recorded live at the Universal Folk Club, Glasgow Scotland, January 2010 (part of Celtic Connections: Songs of Scotland series)
Bruce Macgregor – interview conducted on stairs of Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow Art School, January 2010
Bruce MacGregor – The Highlander’s Revenge – 101 Reasons to Do Nothing – MacMeanmna
Mary Ann Kennedy & Na Seoid – Chunna Mise mo Leannan – Na Seoid – Watercolour Music
Lunasa – Fruitmarket Reels – La Nua – Lunasa
Moya Brennan, Triona niDhomhnaill, & Maighread ni Dhomhnaill – interview conducted in session room at Celtic Colours Festival Club, Cape Breton Island NS, October 2010
T with the Maggies – A Stor A Stor A Ghra – T With the Maggies – twiththemaggies.com
The Outside Track – Swerving for Bunnies – Curious Things Given Wings – Mad River Records
Loreena McKennitt – As I Roved Out – The Wind that Shakes the Barley – Quinlan Road Music
Chrissy Crowley – Officer McGruff – The Departure – chrissycrowley.com
Buddy MacDonald & John Ferguson – Getting Dark Again – Getting Dark Again – Rocky Coast Music
Colin Grant – Aye Right – Fun for the Whole Family – colingrant.ca

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Catriona McKay/Chris Stout-Michaelswood-White Nights-MSM001CD

Muireann Nic Amhaoibh-Isle of Malachy-Day Break-Compass

Solas-A Tune for Roan-The Turning Tide-Compass


John Doyle/Karen Casey-Sally Grier-Exiles Return-Compass

The Maggie’s-Ceol an phiobaine-T with the Maggies-TWM

Marla Fibish-Erin Shrader-Richard Mandel-Heather on the Moor-Irish Music from San Francisco=3MS001

Bua-The Shepherd-an Spealador-Mad River


Grada-The Butcher Boy-Natural Angle-Compass

Tony McManus-The Rolling Waves/Martin Wyne’s-Celtic Colors XIV

Christa Burch-Giant-Love of the Land-CBSV

De Temps Antan-Intrinifor/Le Reel a Maire-Pierre-Celtic Colors XIV


Lissa Schneckenburger-Aoife’s/Coleman’s March-Footprint

Kris Dever-Braw Sailin on the Sea-Black Water-Compass

Dougie MacLean-Farewell to Whiskey-Tribute-Dunkeld

The Maggie’s-Domhnach na Fola-T with the Maggies-TWM

Jim Malcolm-Parcel o Rogues-Acquaintance-Beltane

Alasdair Fraser/Natalie Hass-Cameron’ds Caper-Celtic Colors


Christa Burch-The Road to Clady-The Love of the Land-CBSV

Bua-The Pipe on the Hob/Winnie Hayes-an Spealadoir-Mad River

Pauline Scanlon-Rain and Snow-Hush-Compass

Genticorum-Bibournise-La Bibournoise-Musicaction

Nomos-Weary Wanderer-Set You Free- Green Linnet


Shrader-Mandel-Fibish-Piper on Horseback-Irish Music from San Fran-3MS001

Maddy Prior-Twankydillo-Ravenchild-Park Records

John McSherry/Donal O’Connor-Tripswitch-Compass

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