Archive for December, 2014

Crafting a theme this morning around the passage of time and the deep winter.



Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-Michaelswood-White Nights

Aoife Clancy-Silvery Moon-Silvery Moon-Appleseed

Solas-A Tune for Roan-The Turning Tide-Hourglass-Compass


Kate Rusby-Old Man Time-Hourglass-Compass

Shelly Phillips-Cold Frosty Morning-The Butterfly

Jim Malcolm-Jimmy’s Gone to Flanders-Live in Glenfarg-Beltane

Bua-The Shepard-an Spealador-Mad River


Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie-A Dram for the Piper-Journey’s of the Heart

Franco Morone-Respirp di una Vecchia Forrestra-Stranlandia

Christa Burch-Giant-Love of the Land

Kathryn Tickell-Dark Skies Waltz-The Side-Resilient


Kevin Crawford and Cillian Valley-Road to Barga-Se’-Compass

William Pint-The Woodcutter’s Song-When I see Winter Return-Waterbug

Dougie MacLean-Farewell to Whiskey-Tribute-Dunkeld

Kris Drever-Braw Sailin on the Sea-Black Water-Compass


Rod Patterson-Auld Lang Syne-Songs from the Bottom Drawer-Green Trax

Peter Ostroushko-Trip to Donegal-Coming Down from Red Lodge

Katheryn Tickell-Queen of Pleasure-The Side-Resilient

Bua-Pipe on the Hob/Winnie Hayes-an Spealadoir-Mad River


The Voice Squad-The Sheepstealers-Good People All-Shanachie

Lunasa-Unapproved Road-La Nua-Lunasa

Rod Patterson-Gloomy December-Songs from the Bottom Drawer-Green Trax

Kathryn Tickell-Ad Gefrin/The Monday Men-The Side-Resilient


The Cast-Auld Lang Syne-The Winnowing-Culburnie

Larla  o’ Lionaird-The Old Road to Garry-I Could Read the Sky-Real World

Brian O’headhra-Caidil Ri Mo Thaobh-Ant Allt-Brechin All Records

Ossian-Carrying Stream-The Carrying Stream-CD Trax

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Lunasa's Kevin Crawford and Cilian Vallely perform at Little River Inn January 18th, 2015

Lunasa’s Kevin Crawford and Cilian Vallely perform at Little River Inn January 18th, 2015

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A little early for a full on Christmas show but, I think a good selection of seasonal and Mid-Winter fare for a cold December morning.



Maggie Sansone-Foggy Dew-Mist and Stine-Maggie’s Music

Fiona MacKenzie-Oran na Nollaig-A Gaelic Christmas-Green Trax

Steve Baughman-Leitrim Queen-Farewell to Orkney


Mairead and Triona ni Dhomhnaill-Airdi Cuan-Celtic Christmas IV-Windham Hill

Grey Larsen-The Gathering-The gathering-Sugar Hill

Maddy Prior-A Northern Catch-Hang Up Your Sorrows and Care-Park Records

Wendy Stewart-Reel Set-Standing Wave-Green Trax


Fiona MacKenzie-Reul Thorach an Aigh-Gaelic Christmas Childhood-Green Linnet

Shannon Heaton-Grandfather’s Thoughts-The Blue Dress

Tommy Sands-A Christmas Childhood-Green Linnet

Druidstone-Christmas Capers-Comfort and Joy-Rounder


Allison Krause and Natalie McMaster-Get me through December-Best of Celtic Christmas-Narada

Rod Cody-Snow on Hills-The Talking Rake-Ron Cody

Grey Larsen-Oldenfjord-The Gathering-Sugar Hill

William Pint-The January Man-When I See Winter return-Waterbug


Doran-Magic of Night-Xmas Celtic Sojourn-Rounder

Kris Drever and Eamon Coyne-Farewell to Stromners-Story Maps-Compass

Cythara-P.J. Cunninghams Odd Dance-Plucked and Hammered-Lochshore

Catherine Ann MacPhee-Chi mi’nGeamhradh-I See Winter-Green Trax


Shannon Heaton-The Blue Dress Waltz-The Blue Dress

Capercaille-Puirt a Beul Christmas Ceilidh-Green Linnet

Karen Casey and John Doyle-The LIttle Drummer Girl-Exile’s Return-Compass

Eamon Coyle-Ceapaval-Story Map-Compass


The Poor Clares-The Reawakening-Songs for Midwinter-Centaur

Kim Robertson-The Snow lay on the Ground-Gourd

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Playlist Dec. 7, 2014

Clannad “Rince Briotánach” from Clannad 2 on Gael Linn

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Frankie Kennedy & Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh “Ceol A’Phiobaire” from Altan on Green Linnet

The Bothy Band “The Kesh Jig / Give Us a Drink of Water / The Flower of the Flock / Famous Ballymote” from 1975 on Compass Records Group

Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy “Cruiscin Lan” from Two for the Early Dew on Shanachie Entertainment

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Battlefield Band “Bonny Barbry-o” from Home Is Where the Van Is on Temple Records

Silly Wizard “The Highland Clearances” from So Many Partings on Shanachie Entertainment

Silly Wizard “Miss Catherine Bronsan” from So Many Partings on Shanachie Entertainment

Old Blind Dogs “The Ferret Set” from New Tricks on KLUB Records

The Tannahill Weavers “Johnnie Cope/The Atholl Highlanders” from Best of the Tannahill Weavers on Green Linnet

Set break

Meredydd Evans “Cyfri’r Geifr” from Gorau Gwerin – The Best of Welsh Folk Music on Sain SCD 2006

Ar Log “Y Gwr a’i Farch / Pant Corlan yr Wyn (The Gent and His Mare / Lamb’s Fold Valley)” from Ar Log I-III (1976-1981) on Sain SCD 2303

Plethyn “Breuddwyd Glyndŵr” from Drws Agored on Sain SCD 4033

Pigyn Clust “Hoffter Menna/Ffair y Borth” from Goreuon Canu Gwerin Newydd (The Best of New Welsh Folk Music) on Sain SCD 2146

Aberjaber “Machynlleth / Pwt Ar y Bys / Llanofer Reel” from Gorau Gwerin – The Best of Welsh Folk Music on Sain SCD 2006

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Alan Stivell “Suite Irlandaise” from ZOOM on Disques Dreyfus

Tri Yann An Naoned “Les filles des forges (Bretagne – Région De Paimpont)” from Tri Yann An Naoned on Universal Music Division Mercury

Kornog “Dans An Dro” from Music from Brittany on Green Linnet

Tri Yann An Naoned “Tri martelod (Bretagne – Pays Bigouden)” from Tri Yann An Naoned on Universal Music Division Mercury

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Loreena McKennitt “Blacksmith” from Elemental on Quinlan Road

Ad Vielle Que Pourra “Schottische Du Stockfish” from New French Folk Music on Green Linet

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

Steeleye Span “Reels: Dowd’s Favourite, 10 Float, The Morning Dew” from Ten Man Mop Or Mr. Resevoir Butler Rides Again on Shanachie

Runrig “Chi Mi’N Geamhradh” from Play Gaelic – The First “Legendary” Recordings on Lismor Recordings

Wolfstone “Cleveland Park” from UNLEASHED on Iona Records

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