Archive for January, 2016

Playlist Jan. 31, 2016


Capercaillie “Puirt a Beul / Snug In a Blanket” from Crosswinds (2006) on Green Linnet

Cruinn “An Smeòrach” from Storas (2014) on Cruinn

Burning Bridget Cleary “Chloe’s Passion: Skin the Peelers / Chloe’s Passion / Farewell to Whalley Range /” from These Are the Days on Burning Bridget Cleary

Breabach “Bha Mise Raoir air an Airigh” from Ùrlar (2013) on Breabach Records

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Danny Carnahan & Robin Petrie “Breton Dances” from Journeys of the Heart (1989) on Post Trad Productions

Liz Carroll & John Doyle “A Pound a Week Rise” from Double Play (2009) on Compass

Runa “Eppie Morrie” from Somewhere Along the Road (2012) on RUNA Music

Solas “Lost in Quimper” from All These Years (2016) on Independent

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Fidil “The star” from The Old Wheel of Fortune (2011) on Fidil

Téada “An Spailpin Fanach” from Ainneoin na Storime (In Spite of the Storm) (2013) on Gael Linn

Socks in the Frying Pan “Shanes Newest” from Socks in the Frying Pan (2012) on Socks in the Frying Pan

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Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride “Seachrán Charn tSiail” from Youtube Videos and Music on Unknown


Fay Hield “Mad Family” from Looking Glass (2010) on Topic Records

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar “The Silent Jigs” from the call (2014) on Fellside Recordings Ltd

The Full English “Awake Awake” from The Full English (2013) on Topic

Faustus “Broken Down Gentlemen” from Broken Down Gentlemen (2013) on Navigator Records

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Old Blind Dogs “Psychopomps (Fouller’s Rant / Psychopomps)” from Wherever Yet May Be (2010) on Compass Records

Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller “Mad Tom of Bedlam” from In a Bleeze (2008) on Greentrax Recordings

Ceolbeg “Zito the Bubbleman” from The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk (2015) on ARC Music

Andy M. Stewart “The Garberlunzieman” from Man In The Moon (1994) on Green Linnet

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Clannad “Nil Se Ina La” from Clannad (2002) on Royal Records

Van Morrison & The Chieftains “The star of the county down” from Irish Heartbeat on Mercury Records

Shooglenifty “A Fist Full of Euro” from The Arms Dealer’s Daughter (2003) on Compass Records

Afro Celt Sound System “Whirl-Y-Reel 2” from Sound Magic, Vol. 1 (1995) on Real World Records



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Celebrating some of the songs of Robert Burns born January 25th 1759 with a collection of some of the best interpreters of his poetry and song. Rod Patterson, James Malcolm, Eddie Reader, Ed Miller and the Cast.



Cilian Vallely and Kevin Crawford-Man from Moyasta-Common Ground-Bally-o-Records

Runa-Amhran Mhuighinse-Somewhere Along the Road-Somewhere Along the Road-Runa Music

The Crossing-Castle Kelly/Mike’s Reel-Dochas-Green Records


Dougie MacLean-Ca’ the Yowes-Tribute-Dunkeld

Cythara-Women of Ireland/Morrison’s Jig-Pluck’in and Hammered-KRL

Colleen Raney and Colm Maccarthaigh-Wild Mountain Thyme-Cuan-Cuan Music

Matt and Shannon Heaton-Thady Casey-Blue Skies Above-Heaton


Ed Miller-Aye Wauki’n O-Lowlander-Wellfield

Duncan Chisholm-Camhanaich Air MMachair-Canaich

Eddie Reader-Ye Jacobites-Singgs the Songs of Robert Burns-Compass

Grainne Murphy-The New Mown Meadow/Maids of Mount Kisco-Short Stories-Murphy


Jim Malcolm-Logan Braes-Aquaintance-Beltane

Jeff Moore-Song of the Isles-The Dove’s Perch-Fleagull Records

Rod Patterson-Gae Brig Tae ta me a Pint O Wine-Songs from the Bottom Drawer-Green Trax

The Jeremiahs-The Luggites-The Jeremiahs-Jeremiahs


Dougie MacLean-Banks and Braes-Tribute-Dunkeld

Rory Cambell and Malcolm Stitt-John Griffins-Field of Bells-Lochshore

Cassie and Maggie-The King’s Shilling-Sterling Road-Hearth

Fiddler’s Bid-Christchurch Cathedral-Naked and Bare-Green Trax


Eddie Reader-Ae Fond Kiss-Sings the Songs of Robert Burns-Compass

Alasdair Fraser-Lady Louisa Gordon’s Strathspey-Return to Kintail-Culburnie

Archie Fisher-Lord of the May-Silent Song-Red House Records

Calum Alex Macmillan-Mo Mhac Gradhach-Talach Nan Cuantan-Skipinnish


Ed Miller-The Lea Rig-Lowlander-Wellfield Records

The Cast-Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis-A Red Red Rose-Green Trax

Niamh ni Charra-lios Ui Bhigin-From Bothsides-Imeartas Records

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The greatest Celtic music festival in Europe is happening right now, in Glasgow Scotland, and I’m not there!  So today’s show is a look at some – just a few – of the hundreds of musicians performing there.

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham “My Lily / The Sweetness of Mary / Hughie Jim Paul’s Reel” from Another Gem (2001) on Compass Records

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Alistair Ogilvy “The Forester” from Leaves Sae Green (2012) on Greentrax

Saltfishforty “Watersound Shore” from Goose Music (2003) on Cellar Records

Duncan Chisholm & Ivan Drever “Warm Embrace” from The Lewis Blue (1998) on Iona Records

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Rachel Hair “I Lost My Harp In Barcelona” from The Lucky Smile (2009) on March Hair Records

Gillebride MacMillan “Mo Nighean Dubh” from thogainn ort fonn (2006) on MacMeanmna

Chris Stout Quintet “Auld Swaara” from Devils Advocate (2007) on Greentrax Recordings

Kathleen MacInnes “Oran na Cloiche” from Summer Dawn (2006) on Greentrax Recordings

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The Outside Track “Drilling” from Light up the Dark (2015) on Lorimer

Cara “Poisened Peas” from In Between Times on Artes

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Dallahan “Try Praying” from When the Day Is On the Turn (2015) on Dallahan

Solas “Tell God and the Devil” from Shamrock City (2013) on THL Records

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Daimh “O Fair A-Nall Am Botal” from The Hebridean Sessions (2015) on Independent

Fara “The Battle of Waterloo/Roca House” from Fara (2014) on Independent

Karen Matheson “Laoidh Fhearchair Eoghainn” from Downriver (2006) on Compass Records

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Kornog “War Hent Kerrigouarc’h / Sheriff Muir” from Music from Brittany (2006) on Green Linnet

Skolvan “Trip to skye (Live)” from Live in Italia (Breton Music / Celtic Music from Brittany / Keltia Musique – Bretagne) [Live] on Keltia Musique

Les Poules a Colin “La fleur du bois” from Ste-Waves on Independent

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Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller “Buttermilk Hill” from Shadow’s Tall (2010) on Greentrax Recordings Limited

The Paul McKenna Band “No Ash Will Burn (Live)” from ELEMENTS (2013) on Compass

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Alasdair Fraser-Men of Ulster-Return to Kintail-Culburnie

Mary Black-The Holy Ground-The Holy Ground-

William Coulter-Rain Into Snow-The Road Home-Gourd


Julie Fowlis-Sleep Well my Beloved-Every Story-Machair

Paul McKenna Band-Darcy and Erin’s-Stem the Tide-Mad River

Wendy Stewart-All Things are quite Silent-Standing Wave-Green Trax

Pierre Bensusan-Newman Dubh-Nice Feeling-Zebra Acoustics


Jim Malcolm-Billy Taylor-Perth the Fair City-Beltane

Malcolm Daglish and Grey Larsen-La Valse Pour les Petites Juenes Filles

Capercaille-Seinnean Cliu nam Fear-Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk Music-ARC

De Temps de Anton-Roma au lac Bell-Les Habits de Papier-Musication


Cara Dillon- Hill of Thieves-Hill of Thieves-Proper

Lau-Intro to Hinba-Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk-ARC

Jim Malcolm-Corrievrechen-Perth the Fair City-Beltane

David Brewer and Rebecca Lomnicky-The Panda-Inspired-B & L


Christa Burch-Love of the Land-Love of the Land-Christa Burch

Manannan’s Cloak-Grain Foalsey (False Lover)-Barule

Fautus-Og’s Eye Man-Broken Down Gentlemen-Navigate

The Press Gang-Crossing the Shannon-The Press Gang


Battlefield Band and Karine Polwart-The Banks of Red Roses-Happy Daze-Temple

Cherish the Ladies-Set of Reels: The Jolly Seven/Rascal on the Haystacks-Woman of the House-Rounder

Mark Dunlop-The Three Huntsman-Islands of the Moon-CD Trax

Kevin Burke and Cal Scott-The Pretty Girl Milking her Cow-Suite-Loftus


Colleen Raney-The Granemore Hare-Here this is Home-Little Sea Records

Lomnicky and Brewer-Valley Green Jig-The Fire-Brewer and Lomnicky

Ed Miller and Karine Polwart-The Spanish Lady-Never Frae my Mind-Wellfield

De Dannen-Donegal Reels-Hiberian Rhapsody-Shanachie

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New Year Show 2016

Winter set:

Spiral Bound “Cold Frosty Morning” from Dirty Overhauls (2000) on Folklore

Runrig “Chi Mi’n Geamhradh (Live)” from Once In a Lifetime (Live) (1988) on EMI Records

Horslips “Drive the Cold Winter Away” from Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) (2010) on Celtic Airs

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “Winter Song” from Winterdance (2015) on Molri Music

Duncan Chisholm “Chi Mi’n Geamhraidh” from The Door of Saints on Copperfish

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Best of 2015, part 1:

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

Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer “Valley Green Jig” from The Fire (2015) on Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer: The Fire

Malinky “The Moss o’ Burreldale / Lady Mary Ann” from Far Better Days (2015) on Malinky Music

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

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Part 2, new Irish music:

Socks in the Frying Pan “The Rambling Comber” from Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space (2015) on Socks in the Frying Pan

John McSherry, Dónal O’Connor & Seán Óg Graham “Roll It There, Roisín” from Ulaid (2015) on John McSherry

Dallahan “When the Day Is On the Turn” from When the Day Is On the Turn (2015) on Dallahan

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House concert preview:

Dick Hensold “Janette Gillis’s Fish Cakes” from Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes on Ten Thousand Lakes

Andrea Beaton “Bear Creek” from Little Black Book (2011) on Andrea Beaton

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More 2015 music:

Barrule “The King of the Sea (Ree NY Marrey) [feat. Paul McKenna]” from Manannan’s Cloak (2015) on Easy On The Record

The Fretless “Wing Commander” from The Fretless (2014) on Independent

The Outside Track “set You Free” from Light up the Dark (2015) on Lorimer

Shooglenifty “Do Chrochadh a Thoill Thu, Thoill Thu / Nighean Rudh’ Bhàn Bh’aig Dòmhnall Ruadh Piobair / The Spice of Life” from The Untied Knot on Shoogle Records

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Farewell to Andy M. Stewart, one of the greatest singers and songwriters of this or any age.

Silly Wizard “The Queen of Argyll” from Kiss the Tears Away (2006) on Shanachie Entertainment

Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny “Tae the Weaver’s Gin Ye Go” from At It Again (2006) on Green Linnet

Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny “The Humours of Whiskey” from Dublin Lady (2006) on Green Linnet

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The most powerfully emotional song about departing life that I have ever heard:

Andy M. Stewart “The Land o’ the Leal” from The Man In the Moon (2006) on Green Linnet

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