Archive for June, 2016

Lots of great new music today!

Duncan Chisholm “250 to Vigo” from Farrar (2008) on Copperfish

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Pete Coutts “Casting the Peat” from Northern Sky (2016) on Fit Like Records

Andrew Finn Magill “Reels: Tom of the Red Hills/Tom Ward’s Downfall/The Western lasses” from Roots (2016) on Independent

Mick McCauley “Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore” from Highs & Bellows (2016) on Independent

Cillian Vallely “The Bull’s March: Bó Mhin Na Toitean / 40 March / 40 Reel” from The Raven’s Rock (2016) on Cillian Vallely

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Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride “Cluiche an Bhais” from Sona do Cheird (2015) on Independent

Skipper’s Alley “Francie Manus Byrne’s” from Skipper’s Alley (2015) on Independent

Burning Bridget Cleary “Madam I’m a Darling” from These Are the Days on Burning Bridget Cleary

Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer “Coconut Alley” from The Fire (2015) on Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer: The Fire

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The Paul McKenna Band “Greylag Geese” from Paths That Wind (2016) on Independent

The Paul McKenna Band “Dodging the Weather” from Paths That Wind (2016) on Independent


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Daimh “Oran an Tombaca” from The Hebridean Sessions (2015) on Independent

Lynched “Salonika” from Cold Old Fire on POTV 002

Molly’s Revenge “The Black Mare of Fanad” from Lift (2016) on Molri Music

Eileen Ivers “Canbrack Girls” from Beyond the Bog Road (2016) on eOne Music

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Maddy Prior “Honest Work” from Flesh and Blood (1998) on Park Records

The Fretless “Forked Deer” from The Fretless (2014) on Independent

Faustus “Banks of the Nile” from Broken Down Gentlemen (2013) on Navigator Records

Gadarene “Barley Raking” from Volume One: 1694-2011 – EP on Gadarene

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Breabach “The White Sands of Jervis Bay” from Astar (2016) on Breabach Records

The Imagined Village “Sick Old Man” from Bending the Dark (2016) on ECC Records

Afro Celt Sound System “A Higher Love (Tune “Monkswell Road”)” from The Source (2016) on ECC Records


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Approaching midsummer I’m noticing the sheep being shorn in the meadows in Mendocino County putting in mind the sheep cultures in these areas of the world. The harvesting of the fleece in high summer. This morning songs about sheep, shepherds, shearing, spinning, weaving and sheep stealers.



Alasdair Fraser-Lady Louisa Gordon’s Strathsbey-Return to Kintail-Culburnie
Colleen Raney-Down by the Sea-Colleen Raney
Al Petteway-Wild Mountain Thyme-Celtic Mist


Archie Fisher-Shepherd on the Hill-Winward Away-Red House
Kim Robertson-Searching for Lambs-Searching for Lambs-Gourd Music
Carla Sciaky-Sheep Shearing-Spin the Weaver’s Song-Red Bird
Aileen Carr-The Shepherd Lad O’ Rhymie-Traditional Love Songs-Green Linnet


Jim Malcolm-The Shearing-First Cold Day-Beltane
Matt and Shannon Heaton-The Shady Spot-Blue Skies Above-Matt and Shannon Heaton
Roy Bailey-The Four Loom Weaver-Voices of English Traditional Song-Musica Pangea
Voice Squad-The Sheep Stealers-Good People All-Shanachie


Dougie MacLean-Ca’ the Yowes-Tribute-Dunkeld
Carla Sciaky-The Band of Shearers-Spin the Weaver’s Song-Green Linnet
Innisheer-Waulkin O’ the Fauld-Rainbands-Amerisound
Jim Malcolm-Queen Amang the Heather-Still-Beltane


Ed Miller-The Shearins’ no for You-Lowlander-Wellfield
Carla Sciaky-The Band of Shearers-Spin the Weaver’s Song-Red Bird
Lunasa-Taylor Bar/ Ceol na Mara-Otherworld-Green Linnet
Jim Malcolm-The Shepherd’s Wife-Aquaintance-Beltane


Karen Casey and John Doyle-Sailing off to the Yankee Land-Exile’s Return-Compass
Ian Carr and Karen Tweed-Eilidh-Fyace-Compass
Cassie and Maggie-The King’s Shilling-Sterling Road-Hearth PR
Deanta-The Usual Suspects-Whisper of a Secret-Green Linnet

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Playlist June 5

Clannad “Na Buachailli Alainn” from Fuaim (1982) on Tara

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Brocelïande “Sumer is Icumen in” from Jig of Life on Flowinglass Music/SUGO Music Group

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham “Spring the Summer Long” from The Best of Aly & Phil (2005) on Compass Records

Ed Miller “The Shearin’s No’ for You” from The Edinburgh Rambler (1997) on Greentrax Recordings

Steeleye Span “Rose Bud In June” from Below the Salt (2009) on Chrysalis UK

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The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem “Shoals of Herring” from In Person At Carnegie Hall (2009) on Legacy

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley “Farewell to Whisky / Jenny Lind / Parnell’s March” from The Morning Star on Marla Fibish Music

Altan “The Jug of Punch” from Island Angel (2006) on Green Linnet

Battlefield Band “The Left-Handed Fiddler / The Floating Crowbar / The Ships Are Sailing / Lucy Campbell / June Apple” from Celtic Hotel on Temple Records

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Andy M. Stewart “A Red, Red Rose” from Songs of Robert Burns (1991) on Green Linnet

Molly’s Revenge “The Black Mare of Fanad” from Lift (2016) on Molri Music

Old Blind Dogs “Awa’ Whigs Awa’” from Fit? (2006) on Green Linnet

Andrea Beaton “The Water Boiling Machine” from Little Black Book (2011) on Andrea Beaton

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick “Arthur Mcbride and the Sergeant” from Prince Heathen on Topic

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick “The Irish Washerwoman/The Ash Plant” from Selections (1977) on Antilles Records

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Andrew Finn Magill “Set Dance & Reel: The Blackbird/Corney is Coming” from Roots (2016) on Independent

Caladh Nua “Song: Seoladh Na nGamhna (feat. James Blennerhassett)” from Honest to Goodness (2014) on Caladh Nua

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

Eileen Ivers “Farewell My Love and Remember Me” from Beyond the Bog Road (2016) on eOne Music

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Hanneke Cassel “Dot the Dragon’s Eyes” from Dot the Dragon’s Eyes (2013) on Cassel Records

Calan “Adar Man y Mynydd” from Dinas (2015) on Sain SCD2715

Calan “Roxy’s Birthday Jigs” from Dinas (2015) on Sain SCD2715

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The Imagined Village “New York trader” from Bending the Dark (2016) on ECC Records

Afro Celt Sound System “The Magnificent Seven (Acss Meets TDF)” from The Source (2016) on ECC Records

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