Archive for March, 2013

Easter Sunday playlist

There are very few folks songs in the Celtic genre that deal specifically with Easter; probably because it was considered an inappropriate subject for the “small music” (ceol beg) of the people.  There are, however, quite a few that mention chickens or rabbits – providing a tenuous connection to certain Easter traditions.



Liz Carroll & John Doyle “Lament for Tommy Makem / Within a Hen’s Kick / The Slippery Slope” from Double Play on Compass


The Paul McKenna Band “The Lambs On The Green Hills” from Stem The Tide on Greentrax Recordings Limited

The Outside Track “Swerving for Bunnies” from Curious Things Given Wings on Mad River Records

Liz Carroll & John Doyle “The Hare’s Lament / Pat Mahons’s Jig” from Double Play on Compass

The Iron Horse “The Hen’s March: The Hen’s March, the Iron Horse Jig, the Tipsy Sailor, the Judge’s Dilemma” from Thro’ Water, Earth & Stone on KRL

9:30 Set break

Comas “The Funky Spider / the Cock and the Hen / Out On the Edge” from Comas…. on Fréa Records

Dervish “The Cocks Are Crowing” from SPIRIT on Compass Records

Breabach “Cockerel In the Creel” from The Big Spree on Compass Records

Joe Aitken “The Lispin’ Leghorn” from Festival Favorites on Independent

9:45 Set break

Stan Rogers “The Field Behind The Plow” from Northwest Passage on Borealis Records

The Family Carr “L’histoire De Mon Vieux Coq/the Mortgage Burn, Le Festival De Voyageur/La Gigue Du Plateau Mont-Royal/Set Americain” from The Family Carr on The Family Carr

Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy “Rambles Of Spring” from The Makem and Clancy Collection on Shanachie Entertainment

10:02 Set break

Station ID

Clannad “Nil Se Ina La” from Clannad on Royal Records

Clannad “Eleanor Plunkett” from Christ Church Cathedral on ARC Music

Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller “Burning of Auchindoun/Pint of Wine” from In a Bleeze on Greentrax Recordings

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac “IF YOU WERE MINE” from Seinn on turtlemusik / Fontana North

10:24 Set break

Craobh Rua “The Junction Set: Maguire’s, Norwood Junction, the Silver Spear” from If Ida Been Here, Ida Been There on Lochshore

Litha “Herr Oluf” from Dancing of the Light on artes records


2Duos “Beyond the Glen” from Until the Cows Come Home on artes-records

10: 40 Set break

Michael McGoldrick “Paddy In The Smoke” from Wired on Compass Records

Steeleye Span “Hares On the Mountain” from Parcel of Rogues on Shanachie

Kila “Tickelled” from Mind The Gap on Kila Records

Steeleye Span “Lovely On The Water” from Please to See the King on Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.

11:02 Station ID



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Duncan Chisholm-Craskie-Canaich-Copperfish

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

Shannon Heaton-Blue Dress Waltz-The Blue Dress


Malinky-The Road Tae Drumleman-Flower and Iron-Green Trax

Rod Cody-Snow on the Hills-The Talking Rake

Jim Malcolm-The Gloaming-The First Cold Day-Beltane Records

The Alan Kelly Band-Grounded Reels-Small Towns Famous Nights-Blackbox Music


Archie Fisher-Shepard on the Hill-Winward Away-Red House

Sharon Shannon-Mill Street Reels-The Blue Dress

Cara Dillon-The Lass of Glenshee-Hill of Thieves-Proper

John Doyle-The Old Bush-Wayward Son-Compass


Mary Jane Lammond/Wendy MacIsaac-Hoireann o’ Rathill iu o’-Seinn-Factor

Idir-The Magnificent Six-At First Light-Compass

Mairi MacIness-Cum Ar Naire-This Feeling Inside-Greentrax

Franco Morone-Geordie/John Barleycorn-Road to Lisdoonvarna-Rough Trade


Litha-Icarus-Dancing of the Light-Rough Trade

Colleen Raney/Colmj MacCarthaigh-Belfast Mountains-Cuan-Cuan Music

Shannon Heaton-Dennis Watson’s Reels-The Blue Dress

Kris Drever-Steel and Stone-Black Water-Compass


Billy McComiskey-Keogh’s/Maggie Lynns-Outsida the Box-Compass

House Band-October Song-October Song- Green Linnet

Old Blind Dog-Culifhionn-Fit-Green Linnet

Ed Miller-Aye Waulkin O’-Lowlander-Wellfield Records


Karen Tweed-Eilidh-Face-Compass

Kevin Burke/Cal Scott-Stella’s Waltz-Suite-Loftus Music




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Erin go bragh!

Artist – Tune – CD – Label


Ceoltoiri Cualann – Marschla Ui Niall – O Riada sa Gaiety – Gael-Linn

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – The Rising of the Moon – Irish Songs of Rebellion – Tradition (Rykodisc)

The Chieftains – O’Carolan’s Concerto – Chieftains 3 – Shanachie

The Dubliners – Whiskey in the Jar – The Best of the Original Dubliners – EMI


Planxty – SI Bheag Shi Mhor – Planxty – Shanchie

Clannad – An Bealach Seo ‘ta Romhan – Clannad – Royal Records

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

Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy – Cruiscin Lan – Two for the Early Dew – Shanachie


Sean Keane – Tunnel Tigers – Turn a Phrase – Kells Music

Lunasa – Eanair – Lunasa – Compass

Donal Lunny – False Fly (featuring Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill) – Coolfin – Capitol

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


Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac – Taladh Na Beinne Guirme (The Blue Mountain’s Lullaby) – Seinn – Turtlemusik


Dervish – Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves – Travelling Show – Whirling Discs

Fidil – The Rocky Road to Dublin – The Old Wheel of Fortune – FIDIL

T With the Maggies – Thugamair Fhein an Samhradh Linn – T With the Maggies – TWM Music

Michael McGoldrick – Mackerel & Tatties – Aurora – Vertical Records


Kila – Bi Ann/Leanfaidh Me – Tog E Go Bog E – Key Records

Sinead O’Connor – Oro Se Do Bheata Mhaile – Sean-nos Nua – Hummingbird Records

Afro-Celt Cound System – Whirl-Y Reel 2 (Folk Police Mix) – Volume 2: Sound Magic – Real World Records


The Pogues – Thousands are Sailing – If I Should Fall From Grace With God – Island Records

Black 47 – Fire of Freedom – Fire of Freedom – EMI

Baka Beyond – Wandering Spirit – east to west – Narada


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

Matt and Shannon Heaton-Bay of Biscane-Lover’s Well-Eats Records

2 Duos-Beyond the Glen-Until the Cows Come Home-Folker


Ian Bruce-Johnny Galager-Hodden Grey-CD Trax

Celtic Voyage-Rose in the Heather-Celtic Voyage-Gourd Music

Sylvia Barnes-Wild Roving No more-Holding up half the Sky-Shanachie

2 Duos-Midlthian Mining Song-Until the Cows Come Home-Folker


Idir-The Magnificent Six-A First Light-Compass

Rachel Walker-Puirt a Beul-Air Chall

Matt & Shannon Heaton-Brad’s Honeybees-Lover’s Well-Eats Records

Colleen Raney & Colm Maccarthaigh-Lads O’ the Fair-Cuan


Duo 2-Rosie’s Reels-Litha-Rough Trade

Mary Jane Lammond -Wendy MacIssac-Yellow Coat-Seinn-Factor

The Poozies-Another Train-Celtic Compass-Compass


Idir-Ar Thor an Donn-At First Light-Compass

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

Robin Williamson-The Braes of Tullimet-Celtic Harp and Dance Tunes-CD Trax

Cara Dillon-Spenser the Rover-Hill of Thieves-Proper


Buille-Grappa Groove-Niall Valley-Vertical Records

Sylvia Herald-Courtin is Pleasure-Crystal Tears

Liz Carrol-The Ugly Duckling-Lost in the Loop

John Doyle-The Arabic-Shadow and Light-Compass


Anna Murrey-6/8 Marches-3 Things-Lochshore

Dougie MacLean-Scythe Song-Riof-Dunkeld

2 Duos-Mondlicht-Litha

The House Devils-Andy’s/Laffertys-Adieu to Old Ireland-Arc Music







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Shelley Phillips “Kid On the Mountain / Morning Dew” from The Wood Between the Worlds on Gourd Music

Colleen Raney “I Know My Love” from Lark on Colleen Raney

Molly’s Revenge “The Statia Set (feat. Aaron Jones)” from Aged 10 Years on ASACP

Colleen Raney & Colm MacCárthaigh “Bound for Caledonia” from Cuan on Colleen Raney

Set break

Wendy MacIsaac “Donald’s Retirement” from TIMELINE on Trade Root Music

Mary Jane Lamond “Tha Mo Bhreacan-sa Fo’n Dile” from Storas on turtlemusik

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac “Yellow Coat” from Seinn on turtlemusik / Fontana North

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac “Air a’ Ghille Tha Mo Rùn (It Is the Lad That I Love)” from Seinn on turtlemusik / Fontana North

Set break

Litha “Ready for a Jar” from Dancing of the Light on artes records

2Duos “Beyond the Glen” from Until the Cows Come Home on artes-records

Litha “Herr Oluf” from Dancing of the Light on artes records

Station ID

Set break


Genticorum “Pinson Et Cendrouille” from La Bibournoise on Roues et Archets

Genticorum “Nagez Rameurs” from Nagez Rameurs on SODEC Quebec

Set break

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill “The Old Bush/The Reel with the Burl” from The Lonesome Touch on Green Linnet

David Power “Salamanca:Steam Packet” from My Love Is In America on Claddagh Records Limited

Iarla Ó Lionáird “Cu-Cu-Ín” from Invisible Fields on Real World Records

Set break

Clannad “Crann Ull” from Christ Church Cathedral on ARC Music

At First Light “Ar Thóir an Donn” from Idir on At First Light records

Cruinn “Caite a Bheil i ann am Muile” from Cruinn on Independent

Duncan Chisholm “The Flooded Meadow” from Affric on Copperfish Records

Set break

The Paul McKenna Band “Terror Time” from Stem The Tide on Greentrax Recordings Limited

Alan Kelly Gang “Galway Reels” from Small Towns and Famous Nights on Black Box Music



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