Archive for March, 2011



Kim Robertson Merrily Kissed the Quaker-Treasures of the Celtic Harp-Dargason Music

Heidi Talbot-Geography-Distant Future-Compass

Three Mile Stone-Snug in a Blanket-Three Mile Stone-3MS


Dick Gaughin-Reconcilliation-Redwood CathedralGriffin

O’Beirne/Burke/Griffen-Margret’s Waltz-Three Colours Ginger-Loftus

Niamh ni Charra-Cailleach an Airigid-Happy Out-Imeartas

Tony McManus-The Old Bush-Ceol More-Comapss


Griffin/O’Beirne/Burke-The Cat of Cats-Three colours Ginger-

Katie McMahon-Cruca’n Na bPaiste-Gaelic Ireland-Arc Music

Joe & Antoinette McKenna-The Man of the House-The Best of J&A McKenna-Shanachie

The House Devils-Naomi Wise-Adieu to Old Ireland-Arc Music


Altan-Molly NA gCuah ni Chuilleanain-Blackwater-Virgin

Alan & John Kelly-The Sportin Pitchfork-Four Mile House-Black Box

Three Mile  Stone-Heather on the Moor-Three Mile Stone-3MS-001

Sharon Shannon-Nine Pups-Mighty Sessions-Kells


Dougie MaClean-Another Time-Resolution-Dunkeld

Joe McKenna-The Stone in the Field-The Irish Low Whistle-Shanachie

Jim Malcolm-The Broom O the Cowden Knowes-Sparkling  Flash-Beltane

Troy-Macgillivray-Pressed for Time-Live at the Music Room-TrollyMac


Susan McKeown-A Mahaire Bhruinneall-Bushes and Briars-Alula

Old Blind Dogs-Johnny O’ Braidisleee-Five-Lochshore

Dervish-Father Jack-Spirit-Compass

Malinky-The False Lover Won Back-Three Ravens-Green Trax


Patrick Sreet-The Raheen Medly-Live from St. Patrick’s St.

Natalie Merchant-The Lowlands of Holland-Tears of Stone-RCA

Michael Rooney & June McCormack-I Ne’er Shall Ween Her-Draiocht

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Playlist 3-20-2011

Crazy day in the studio, with all kinds of technical issues going on as a result of power outages from the big storms.

All Irish music, featuring many of my favorites from the Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties; ran out of time before we got to the Oughts!

Artist – Tune – CD – Label
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – O’Donnell Aboo – Irish Songs of Drinking and Rebellion – ioda [CD reissue of two old Columbia LPs]
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Brennan on the Moor – The Best Of – Legacy International
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Isn’t It Grand Boys -Ain’t It Grand Boys – Columbia
The Chieftains – The March of the King of Laois – The Chieftains 3 – Shanachie
The Chieftains – The Morning Dew – CHieftains 4 – Shanachie
The Dubliners – Seven Drunken Nights – The Best of the Original Dubliners – EMI
The Dubliners – The Black Velvet Band – The Best of the Original Dubliners – EMI
The Dubliners – Whiskey in the Jar – The Best of the Original Dubliners – EMI
The Bothy Band – The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Flower of the Flock/Famous Ballymote – Mulligan Records (Compass reissue)
The Bothy Band – Fionnghuala’s Bothy – Old Hag You Have Killed Me – Mulligan (Compass)
The Bothy Band – A Jig and Five Reels – The Twentieth Anniversary Collection – Green Linnet
Clannad – An Gabhar Ban – Clannad 2 – Shanachie
Clannad – Planxty Burke – Clannad in Concert – Shanachie
Clannad – dTigeas a Damhsa – Dulaman – Shanachie
Clannad – Cucanandy/The Jug of Brown Ale – Dulaman – Shanachie
Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy – Morning Glory – The Makem & Clancy Collection – Shanachie
Altan – Yellow Tinker/Lady Montgomery/The Merry Harriers – The Red Crow – Green Linnet
Boys of the Lough – An Spailpin Fanach/The One-Horned Buck – Farewell and Remember Me – Shanachie
Davy Spillane – The Pigeon on the Gate – Atlantic Bridge – Tara Records
The Pogues – Thousands are Sailing – If I Should Fall from Grace with God – Island
Lunasa – Eanair – Lunasa – Compass
The Chieftains with Sinead O’Connor – The Foggy Dew – The Long Black Veil – RCA Victor
Kila – Tickelled – Mind the Gap – Kila Records

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Included are traditional and somewhat  contemporary songs, tunes, narrations, spoken word and fables all in the Irish tradition for St. Patrick’s or St. Padraig’s Day.   Enjoy   

Erin Go Bragh 



Whistlebinkies-The Fiddler’s Farewell-The Real Irish Xmas

Maighread ni Dhomhnaill-An Cailin Gaelach-No Dowry

Joanie Madden-A Whistle on the Wind-Awhistle on the Wind


Mary Black-The Holy Ground-The Holy Ground

Maire Breatnach-The Swans at Coole-Fiddler’s Green

Ceoltoiri/Connie McKenna-Women of Ireland

Liam Clancy(joanie Madden) Mary Hynes-Whistle on the Wind


Danu-An T-oglach-Danu

The Cast-Kilkelly-The Winnowing

Derek Bell-Ancient Memories-Harpestry-Imaginary Road


Narration: Maura O’Connell-The Children of Lir-Tales from Old Ireland-Barefoot

Planxty-Taimse Im Chodladh-A Celtic Tapestry

Cathy Jordan-Erin Gra mo Chroi-Faire Celts-Narada

Altan- Fermanagh Highland-The First Ten Years-Green Linnet


Delores Keanne/John Faulkner-The Forger’s Farewell-The Nightowl-Alula

Trian-The Air Tune/The Cliff Dweller’s-Her infinite  Variety-Green Linnit

Michael Black-Little Pack of Tailors-Michael Black-Compass


Narration: Maura O’Connell-Oisin in Tir na n’og-Tales from Old Ireland-Barefoot

Trian-The Torrid Romance-Flying Fish

Danu-Bridget Donaghue-All Things Considered-Shanachie


The Voice Squad-Down in Yon Forrest-Good People All-Shanachie

Michael O’Dhomhnaill-Sweeny’s Buttermilk-Windham Hill

Doran-The Mistletow Waltz-The Night Before

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Focus on Welsh music today, in honor of St David’s Day (March 1).

Artist – Tune – CD – Label

Ar Log – Y gwr a’i farch/Pant Crlan yr Wyn – Ar Log I-III – Sain

Gwennan Gibbard – Gwenni Aeth i Ffair Pwllheli – Celtic Colours Vol. XI – Odyssey

Carreg Lafar – Seren y Bore – MySpace

Carreg Lafar – Ysbryd y Werin/Mae’r ddaear yn glasu (spirit of the People/The Earth is Getting Greener) – Celtic Folk from Wales – Sain (ARC music)


Welsh Choir – Men of Harlech – Web

Kilbride – Tom Edwards/Angharad Sian/Y Derwydd – The Rough Guide to Welsh Folk –

Fernhill – track 2 – Ca’ Nos –

Saith Rhyfeddod – Hyd y Frwynen/Rhuad Teirw’r Dyffryn (Length of the Reed) – Celtic Folk from Wales – Sain


Plethyn – Cwm y Coed – Drws Agored –

Nansi Richards – Pen Rhaw – The Rough Guide to the Music of Wales – World Music Network

Plethyn – Breuddwyd Glyndwr – Drws Agored –

Cilmeri – Llancesau Trefaldwyn/Hoffedd Miss Williams/Chwi Fechgyn Glan Ffri – Gorau Gwerin: The Best of Wlesh Folk Music – Sain


Bucca – The Hole in the Piper’s Head – The Hole the Piper’s Head –

Tim Hart & Maddy Prior – Lish Young Buy-A-Broom – Folk Songs of Olde England Vol. 1 –


Oak Ash & Thorn – Woad – Two Album CD – Tosspot Records

Magpie Lane – A Drop of Good Beer – A Taste of Ale –

Sean Doyle – Let Mr. Maguire Sit Down – The Light and the Half-Light – Compass

Magpie Lane – The Drunkard and the Pig – A Tase of Ale –

Joe Aitken – Cock-A-Doodle-Doo – recorded live

Andy M. Stewart – The Errant Apprentice – Man in the Moon – Green Linnet


Paddy Keenan & Tommy O’Sullivan – Jigs: The Lost and Found/The Hag at the Churn/The Wind off the Lake – The Long Grazing Acre – Hot Conya (Compass)

Relativity – Gile Mear – Relativity – Green Linnet

The Bothy Band – Music in the Glen – Old Hag You Have Killed Me – Mulligan (Compass)

Brian McNeill – Sell Your labour, Not Your Soul – STUC Centenary Album – Greentrax


Aberjaber – Machynlleth/Pwt Ar Y Bys/Llanofer Reel – Gorau Gwerin (The Best of Welsh Folk Music) – Sain

Pigyn Clust – Hoffter Menna/Ffairy Borth – Canu Gwerin Newydd (The Best of New Welsh Folk Music) – Sain

Gwerinos – Cefn Du/Ymdeithgan Gwyr Dyfi/Y Derwydd (The Black Hillside/The March of the Men of Dyfi/The Druid) – Celtic Folk from Wales – Sain

Dafydd Iwan – Ryni Ar Mo o Hydd – Gorau Gwerin – Sain

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