Archive for June, 2011



Duncan Chisholm-El Caballo Blanco-Door of Saints-Copperfish

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

Teada-A Sligo Air-Music of Memory-Compass


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

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

Kathleen MacIness-I arose Early one May Morning-Summer Dawn-Greentrax

Daimh-Seaig a’s Sugradh-Crossing Point-Greentrax


Carolyn Robson-Bonny at Morn-North Umberland Collection-Park Records

bua-The Shepard-an spealador-Mad River Label

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

Rod Patterson-Guidwife Coont the Lawin-Songs from the bottom drawer-Grn Trax


Dermot Byrne-Pigeon on the Gate- Green Linnet

Poor Clares-Betsy McGovern-Up a Winding River-Change of Habit-Centaur

bua-The Pipe on the Hob/Winnie Hayes-an spealadoir-Mad River Label

Cathie Ryan-Slan Abhaille-Shanachie


Jim Malcolm-Highland Mary-Acquaintance-Beltane Records

Robin Williamson-Rocks of Pleasure-Celtic Harp & Dance Tunes

Ian Benzie-I’se the B’y-I’se the By-Lochshore

Alan and John Kelly-The Cacus Reel/Lady on the Island-Four Mile House-Compass


Mary & Frances Black-Bantry Girl’s Lament-Song of the Irish Whistle-Hearts O Space

bua-Amhisg a chuir an Nollaig oimn-an spealadoir-Mad River Label

Christa Burch-Love of the Land-Love of the Land-CBSV

Karen Casey/John Doyle-Madam I’m a Darling-Exile’s Return-Compass


Old Blind Dogs-Lads O the Fair-Gab O Mey-Green Linnet

Murirean Nic Amhlaoibh-Free and Easy-Daybreak-Compass

Davy Spillane/Donald Lunny-Whistle Low/Errigal-CommonGround-Premier

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

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Artist – Tune – CD – Label
David Brewer – Solstice Fire – Living Tradition – independent
The Dubliners – Step it Out, Mary – Alive, Alive O –
Ed Miller – Prince of Darkness – Lowlander – Wellfield Records
Old Blind Dogs – The Lancashire Lads – Legacy – Lochshore
Dervish – Father Jack (jigs) – Spirit – Whirling Discs
Danny Carnahan with Robin Petrie – Glenlogie – Journeys of the Heart – Celtoid Records
Bruce MacGregor – The Highlander’s Revenge – 101 Reasons to Do Nothing – MacMeanmna
Ceolbeg – Seton’s Lassie – An Unfair Dance – Greentrax
Duncan Chisholm – Isaac’s Welcome to the World – Canaich – Copperfish
Dougie MacLean – Talking with my Father – Live from the ends of the Earth – Dunkeld Records
Sean Doyle – The Hawk and the Crow – The Light and the Half-Light – Compass
Calum Alex MacMillan – ‘S e tir mo ruin-sa Ghaidhealtachd – Taladh nan Cuantan – Skipinnish
The Cottars – Miss Casey Medley – Forerunner – Rounder
LAU – Results – Lightweights and Gentlemen – Compass
Drever and Chisholm – Warm Embrace – The Lewis Blue – Iona Recordings
Ceolbeg – Seeds to the Wind – Seeds to the Wind – Greentrax
Breabach – Father Michael’s – The Desperate Battle of the Birds – Breabach Records
Dervish – Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves – Travelling Show – Wihirling Discs
Lunasa – Island Lake – La Nua – Lunasa Records
John McCusker – The Guid Man/Xesus and Felicia – Yella Hoose – Temple Records
Dougie MacLean – Rite of Passage – Live from the Ends of the Earth – Dunkeld Records

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Rory Cambell-Tangsdale-The Piper’s Whim-Lochshore

Cara Dillon-Hill of Thieves-Hillof Thieves-Proper

Anam-The Long Night-Riptide-Green Linnet


Christa Burcke-Lowlands of Holland-Love of the Land-CBSV

Kevin Burke/Cal Scott-The Pretty Girl Milking her Cow-Suite-Loftus

Ross Kennedy-Sandlewood down to Kyle-Scottish Voice and Guitar


Danny Carnahan/Robin Petrie-Till the Stars come Down-Cut & Run-Red House

Jim Malcolm-Broom of the Cowdenknowes-Sparkling Flash-Beltane Records

John Doyle-The Cocks are crowing-Wayward Son-Compass

Susan McKeown-The Hare’s Lament-Lowlands-Green Linnet


Niamh ni Charra-Top it off-Happy Out

Maddy Prior-I Need You to Turn to-Bib and Tuck

Lissa Schneckenburger-Aoife’s/Colemans March-Fiddles and Vocals-Footprint

Jim Reid- The Band O Shearer’s-Yont the Tay-CD Trax


Altan-Sport-Local Ground-Narada

David Wilkie/McDades-Lady in Green-Cowboy Celtic-Red House

David Wilkie-Buffalo Skinners/Clifford’s Polka-Red House

Aoife Clancy-Across the Blue Mountains-Silvery Moon-Appleseed


Lissa Schneckenburger-The Irish Girl-Fiddle & Vocals-Footprint

Jim Malcolm-Jeanie Reid’s Hoose-Tam O’Shanter-Scottish Coucil-Beltane

Sharon Shannon-The Mighty Sparrow-Out the Gap-Green Linnet

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


Troy Macgillivray-Pressed for Time-Live at the Music Room-Trolley Mac Music

Rachel Walker-smeorach clann Domhnaill

Brendan Power-The Drunken Land Lady-The New Irish Harmonica-Green Linnet

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Artist – Tune – CD – Label
“Juneuary” set
Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham – Spring the Summer Long – Best Of – Compass
Christa Burch – Gloomy Winter’s Noo Awa’ – Love of the Land – independent
Andy Irvine – Rain on the Roof/The Blue Mountains of New South Wales – Rain on the Roof – independent
Julie Fowlis – Wind and Rain – Uam – Shoeshine Records
Summer set
T with the Maggies – Thugamair Fhein an Samhraidh Linn – T with the Maggies – Compass
Maeve Donnelly with Tony MacManus – Primrose Polka – Flame on the Banks – independent
Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul – Go Lassie Go – KOCH Records
Catriona MacKay & Chris Stout – White Nights – White Nights – MacKay Stout Music
Steeleye Span – Rosebud in June – Below the Salt – SHanachie
Highland set
Joy Dunlop – Puert a Beul – Dusgadh (Awakening) – Sradag Music
Duncan Chisholm – Camhanaich air Machair – Canaich – Copperfish Records
James Graham – Air an Traigh – Greisean Greine – Skipinnish Records
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas – The Pitnacree Ferryman – Highlander’s Farewell – Culburnie Records
World Environment Day set
Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage – Northwest Passage – Fogarty’s Cove Music
Tarras – The Happy Salmon – Rising – Rounder
The Tannahill Weavers – Bustles and Bonnets – Land of Light – Green Linnet
Old Blind Dogs – The Salmon Leap – Live – Lochshore
Cape Breton set
The Outside Track – Madam, Madam – Curious Things Given Wings – Mad River Records
Chrissy Crowley – The Departure – The Departure – independent
Mary Jane Lamond – Domhnaill mac ic Iain – Suas e! – turtlemusik
Colin Grant – Aye Right – Fun for the Whole Family! – independent
Concert promo set
David Brewer & Rebecca Lomnicky – Bridging the Gap – Inspired – independent
Molly’s Revenge – Lorelei – Aged Ten Years – Molri Music
Molly’s Revenge – Bart’s Rant – Aged Ten Years – Molri Music

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