Archive for April, 2014



Bonnie Rideout-MacDonald Lord of the Isles-Celtic Mist-Maggie’s Music

Susan McKeown-Caledonia-Sweet Liberty-World Village

John Munroe


The Rankins-Jimmy Mo Mhile Stur-The Chieftans, Tears of Stone-RCA

Kim Robertson-Glenlivit-Treasures of the Celtic Harp-Durgason Music

Archie Fisher-Border Lands-Windward Away

Matt & Shannon Heaton-Thady Casey’s/The Reel of Rio-Blue Skies Above-Esl


Ed Miller-The Spanish Lady-Never Frae my Mind-Wellfield

Maire Breatnach-The Mystic’s Slipjigs-Fiddler’s Green-Blix Street

Mary Jane Lammond and Wendy Macisaac-Air a Ghille tha Mo Run-Seinn-Factor

Gerald Trimble- Elizabeth’s Air-The Celts Rise Again-Green Linnet


Whirligig-The Constant Lovers-Spin-Prime

John Doyle-Tie the Bonnet/Mohahan Twig-Compass

Julie Fowlis/Eddie Reader-Wind and Rain-Uam-Machair

Jeff Moore-King of the Pipers-The Dove’s Perch-Feagull Records


Paul McKenna-Cold Missouri Waters-Elements-Compass

Matt and Shannon Heaton- The Shady Spot-Blue Skies Above

Litha-Water Lily-Dancing of the Light-Rough Trade

Jim Malcolm-Jeannie Reid’s Hoose-Tam O’Shanter & Other Tales-Beltane


Lisa Schneckenburger-The Irish Girl-Fiddle & Voices-Footprint

Matt and Shannon Heaton-Brad’s Honey Bees-Lover’s Well

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

Franco Morone-The Blarney Pilgrim-The Road to Lisdoonvarna-Rough Trade


John Doyle and Karen Casey-Sailing off to the Yankee Land-Exile’s Return-Compass

Genticorum-La Bibournoise-La Bibournoise-Musication

John Williams-Miss Hamilton-Steam-Green Linnet

Cara Dillon-Spenser the Rover-Proper

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday show,  starting off with tunes about rabbits and lambs:

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

Colleen Raney “The Granemore Hare” from Here This is Home on Little Sea Records

Set break

Then some history – the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, a failed insurgency that left a powerfully emotional legacy.

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem “A Medley Commemorating the Easter Rising of 1916” from Freedom’s Sons on Columbia Legacy

Martin Hayes “O’Connell’s March / Galway Bay Hornpipe / The Banshee’s Wail / Over the Mangle Pit” from Under The Moon on Green Linnet

The Original Dubliners “A NATION ONCE AGAIN” from The Best of the Original Dubliners on EMI

The House Band “The Four Courts/The Fox on the Prowl” from Groundwork on Green Linnet

Set break

More on the Easter Rising:

Sunday’s Well “Black & Tans” from We Don’t Care Where Your Grandparents Came From on east side digital

Black 47 “JAMES CONNOLLY” from Fire of Freedom on SBK

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And finally, a song written in the aftermath, done in heart-breaking style by Sinead O’Connor:

The Chieftains “The Foggy Dew” from The Long Black Veil on RCA Victor

Set break

Catching my breath and going out with some of my favorite music from the years:

Battlefield Band “Blackhall Rocks” from Home Is Where the Van Is on Temple Records

Silly Wizard “Donald McGillavry/O’Neill’s Cavalry March” from So Many Partings on Shanachie Entertainment

Relativity “Gile Mear” from Relativity on Green Linnet

Set break

Colin Grant “An Dro” from Fun for the Whole Family on Colin Grant

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

Chrissy Crowley “Hillbilly Lullabilly” from Last Night’s Fun on Independent

Set break

Duncan Chisholm “Chasing Daylight” from Canaich on Copperfish

Runrig “Chi Mi’n Geamhradh (Live)” from Once In a Lifetime [Live] on Parlophone UK

Hevia “BUSINDRE REEL” from Tierra de Nadie / No Man’s Land on EMI Spain






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Exploring the boundaries of “Celtic music” with forays to England, Wales, Brittany, Canada, and Spain!
Téada “Reels: James Murray’s / Porthole of the Kelp / The Watchmaker / The Spinning Wheel” from In Spite of the Storm on Gael Linn

Sean Keane “Tunnel Tigers” from Turn a Phrase on Kells

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas “The Corrie Man (feat. Donald Shaw, Dominick Leslie, Kai Welch & Oscar Utterström)” from Abundance on Culburnie Records

Breabach “Bha Mise Raoir Air an Airigh” from Ùrlar on Breabach Records

Set break

Chumbawamba “The Diggers Song” from English Rebel Songs 1381-1914 on PM Press

Faustus “Og’s Eye Man” from Broken Down Gentlemen on Navigator Records

Steeleye Span “Rogues In a Nation” from Parcel of Rogues on Shanachie

Set break

Saith Rhyfeddod “Hyd y Frwynwen/Rhuad Teirw’r Dyffryn” from Celtic Folk from Wales on ARC Music

Côr Meibion Caernarfon “Rew-di-ranno/Mae ‘nghariad i’n Fenws/Hela’r sgyfarnog” from Folk Songs of Wales on ARC Music

Ceri Rhys Matthews & Jonathan Shorland “Conset y Peipar Coch / Erddigan y Pibydd Coch” from The Rough Guide to the Music of Wales on World Music Network

Carreg Lafar “Ysbryd y Werin / Mae’r Ddaear Yn Glasu” from Celtic Wales on SAIN

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Bernard Benoit “Drouk Kinnig neumenoiou” from Celtic Brittany on ARC Music

Skolvan “Kozh Korle” from Entrez dans la danse (Kerzh Ba’n’ Dans – Come to the dance – Breton Music – Celtic Music from Brittany – Keltia Musique) on Keltia Musique

Alan Stivell “Tri Martolod” from ZOOM on Disques Dreyfus

Set break

La Bottine Souriante “Le meunier et la jeune fille” from La traversée de l’Atlantique on Les Productions Mille-Pattes

Genticorum “Reel Circulaire” from Nagez Rameurs on SODEC Quebec

Genticorum “Nagez Rameurs” from Nagez Rameurs on SODEC Quebec

Le Vent du Nord “Le Cavalier Et La Belle” from La Part du Feu on Borealis Records

Set break

Asturiana Mining Company “Suite 0f Mountain Songs” from Patrimoniu on Lochshore

Llan de Cubel “Pasucáis D”Amieva / Pasucáis de Xuan Martín / Muñera de Casu” from Llan de Cubel: IV on Iona Records

Llan de Cubel “Cabraliega” from Llan de Cubel: IV on Iona Records

Hevia “Tanzila” from The Other Side on EMI Spain



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