The second Pledge Drive show was as successful as the first – we received just over $2,00o in pledges. Many, many thanks to all of you who called in, or pledged online, during this Drive – your sacrifice is deeply appreciated. We are always humbled and gratified by the strong support this radio station receives, and are grateful to have such a wonderful community resource.
Our promotional “premiums” for this Drive included the Oak & Thorn hoodies and tees, and two new CDs:
“Idir” from the fantastic Irish group At First Light;
“Seinn” from Cape Breton Islanders Wendy MacIsaac and Mary Jane Lamond.
Both represent exciting new developments in Celtic music, with innovative arrangements of traditional tunes as well as new compositions in the ancient traditions. We know you will enjoy listening to them many times over, and we thank the artists and their labels for making them available to us.
Artist – Tune – CD – Label
At First Light – The Magnificent Six – Idir – Compass
Susan McKeown – A Mháire Bhruinneall – Bushes and Briars – Alula
At First Light – Ar Thoir an Donn – Idir – Compass
Wendy MacIsaac & Mary Jane Lamond – Yellow Coat – Seinn – Trade Root Music
Wendy MacIsaac & Mary Jane Lamond – Taladh na Beinne Guirme – Seinn – Trade Root Music
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas – recorded live in Ukiah, spring 2010
Norrie MacIver – recorded live at the Glasgow Art Club, January 2012
Comas – Joe Toms / The Brocca / The Donegal Lass – Charge – independent
Paul McKenna Band – Terror Time – Stem the Tide – Greentrax
Comas – The Paige Boys / The Whistling Cat / Joan and John’s – Charge – independent
Dougie MacLean – The Osprey – Fiddle – Dunkeld Records
Dougie MacLean – All Together – Marching Mystery – Dunkeld
Blazin’ Fiddles – Donald, Willie, and his Dog – Fire On! –
Wendy MacIsaac & Mary Jane Lamond – If You were Mine – Seinn – Trade Root Music
At First Light – Pipers of Roguery – Idir – Compass
Cliar – Bruce’s Reels – Cliar – Macmeanmna
Duncan Chisholm – Waltz of the Grey River – Affric – Copperfish Records