Archive for December, 2015


Considering the passage of time and the New Year.


Savourna Stevenson-Dawn-Singing the Storm
Rachel Walker-A Mhor, A Ghaoil-Air Chall
Steve Baughman-Farewell to Orkney


Kate Rusby-Old Man Time-Hourglass-Compass
Shelly Phillips-Cold Frosy Morning-The Butterfly-Gourd
Danu-O Dheara, Sheanduine-Celtic Compilation
The Press Gang-Lucy Farr’a Barndance-The Press Gang


Jim Malcolm-Logan Braes-Acquaintance-Beltane
Arcandh-Skye Aire/Back of the Moon-Celtic Compilation-
Rod Patterson-Auld Lang Syne-Songs from the Bottom Drawer-Green Trax
Draiocht-Aghaidh Jhanuis-Traditional Irish Harp and Flute


Andy Shanks and Jim Russel-Saint Andrews in the Window-Diamonds in the Night-Culd
Al Petteway-Felicia’s Wish-Whispering Stones-Maggie’s Music
William Pint and Felicia Dale-The January Man-When I see Winter Return-Waterbug
Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-The Black Ship-Laebrack


Tony Brandt and John Roberts-An Orkney New Year Carol-The Holly and the Ivy
Natalie McMaster-David’s Jig-Yours Truly-Rounder
Jim Malcolm-The Echo Mocks the Corncrake-Beltane
The Cast-Auld Lang Syne-The Winnowing


Cara Dillon-Johnny Lovely Johnny-Hill of Thieves-Proper
Ian Carr-and Karen Tweed-Eilidh-Fyace-Compass
Maddy Prior-Sweet Thames Flow Softly-Bib & Tuck-Park Records
Al Petteway-Midnight Ride-Whispering Stones-Maggie’s Music


The Houseband-The Final Trawel-Stonetown-Green Linnet

Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-Eileen’s Lament-Laebrack-Green Trax

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Holiday Special playlist

Tired of the same old carols on Muzak?  So am I… so this is my attempt to present holiday-themed music without the syrup.

Sileas “Harvest Home/Apples in Winter” from File Under Christmas on Unknown

The Clancy Brothers “Jingle Bells” from Christmas on Unknown

Mick Moloney “Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake” from Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake on Unknown

Frankie Gavin with the Carl Hession Orchestra “Ding Dong Merrily on High” from Ding Dong Merrily on High on Unknown

The Kipper Family “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” from Arrest These Merry Gentlemen on Unknown

Set break

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “O Come O Come Emmanuel” from Winterdance (2015) on Molri Music

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “Carol of the Bodhrans” from Winterdance (2015) on Molri Music

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “Lulle, Lullay” from Winterdance (2015) on Molri Music

Set break

Runa “Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil/Noel Nouvelet” from Soundcloud on Unknown

Coig “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” from Carols (2015) on Independent

Coig “The Wexford Carol” from Carols (2015) on Independent

Coig “Carol of the Celts” from Carols (2015) on Independent

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Dick Hensold “Mysteries of Knock” from Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes on Ten Thousand Lakes

Andrea Beaton “Little Black Book” from Little Black Book on Andrea Beaton

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Yann raoul “Kanomp” from Noz an nedeleg (Noël en Bretagne) on L’oz Production

Yann raoul “Noz an nedeleg” from Noz an nedeleg (Noël en Bretagne) on L’oz Production

Yann raoul “D’an douar” from Noz an nedeleg (Noël en Bretagne) on L’oz Production

Yann raoul “Noz ar blez nevez” from Noz an nedeleg (Noël en Bretagne) on L’oz Production

Yann raoul “An ti-man” from Noz an nedeleg (Noël en Bretagne) on L’oz Production

Set break

Ronan Le Bars & Nicolas Quemener “The Leitrim Lilter the Twelves Pins Jim Donoghue’s” from Bretagne – Muzik e Breizh on Musiques de Bretagne

Men of Worth “Up Mayo / Christmas Eve” from A Winter’s Carol on Mahog Music

Duncan Chisholm “Chasing Daylight” from Canaich (2010) on Copperfish

Jethro Tull “Ring Our Solstice Bells” from The Jethro Tull Christmas Album on The Ian Anderson Group of Companies

Set break

Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter “An Irish Blessing” from A Winter Gift on White Strand Records

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Playlist 6 December 2015

Bird-themed tunes and songs, preparing for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count season. For more information about those, go to peregrineaudubon.org or mendocinocoastaudubon.org
Kevin Burke and Mícheál O’Domhnaill “The Whole Chicken in the Soup/The Bird in the Bush/The New Mown Meadow/The Silver Spear” from Promenade (2008) on Compass Records Group

Archie Fisher “Waltz into Winter” from A Silent Song (2015) on Red House Records

Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford “the birds” from On Common Ground (2009) on BallyO Records

Christa Burch “The Hawk and the Crow” from Love of the Land (2009) on Christa Burch

Dervish “Swallows Tail” from SPIRIT (2004) on Compass

Set break


Silly Wizard “The Blackbird (Live)” from Live Again (2012) on Birnam CD

Battlefield Band “The Golden Eagle / O’er the Moor to Maggie / The Highland Man Kissed His Grannie / Wissahickon Drive” from New Spring (2008) on Temple Records

Salt House “She’s Like the Swallow” from Lay Your Dark Low (2013) on Make Believe Records

Set break

Loreena McKennitt “The Bonny Swans” from The Mask and Mirror (1994) on Quinlan Road

Mànran “An Eala Bhan” from Mànran (2011) on Manran Records

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House concert preview! Three fantastic musicians, led by Andrea Beaton from Cape Breton Island, with Dick Hensold on pipes and flutes, and Dean Magraw on guitar. Coming to Fort Bragg on Wednesday, 20 January, 2016.

Andrea Beaton “Smirnoff” from Branches (2009) on Andrea Beaton

Dick Hensold “First Leaves of Spring” from Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes on Ten Thousand Lakes

Dean Magraw & John Williams “Kilnamona” from Raven (2006) on Compass Records

Set break

Finishing up with selections from winners of the MG Alba Scottish Traditional Music Awards. The ceremony was held last night in Dundee, Scotland.

Fiona Hunter “The Laird O Drum” from Fiona Hunter (2013) on Rusty Squash Horn Records

Rura “Jigs” from Break It Up (2012) on Greentrax Recordings

Griogair Labhruidh “Oran Do’n Mhorairne” from Dail-riata (2007) on Dunach Records

Daimh “Bog an Lochan” from The Hebridean Sessions (2015) on Independent

Set break

Duncan Chisholm “Canan Nan Gaidheal” from Door of Saints on Copperfish

Catherine-Ann MacPhee “Puirt: Calum Beag etc.” from Suil Air Ais (2004) on Greentrax Recordings

Peatbog Faeries “Teuchstar” from Welcome to Dun Vegas (2003) on Peatbog Records



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