Archive for December, 2019

Holiday Playlist

Seasonal music with the Oak & Thorn twist!


9:06 AM Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter “Winter” from A Winter Gift on White Strand Records

9:07 AM Patrick Ball “Oxen and Sheep / The Carol of the Birds: Entre le Boeuf et l’Ane Gris / Noel de Ausels” from Celtic Harp: The Christmas Rose on Fortuna Records

9:11 AM Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown with Aidan Brennan “A Winter Talisman” from A Winter Talisman on Sheila-na-Gig Music

9:13 AM Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown with Aidan Brennan “The Unfortunate Snow Incident” from A Winter Talisman on Sheila-na-Gig Music

9:15 AM Horslips “NY Kirree fo Naghtey (The Sheep ‘Neath the Snow)” from Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) on Horslips Records

9:19 AM Aryeh Frankfurter “Cold December Flies Away” from Sounds of the Season on Lionharp Music

9:24 AM The Outside Track “Christmas in Killarney” from Christmas Star on Lorimer Records

9:27 AM Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook Band “I Am Not Fed Up of the Pacific Ocean” from Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook on Vertical Records

9:35 AM Andrew Finn Magill “Il est Né” from Christmas Carols for Violin & Guitar on Vestido Verde Productions

9:41 AM The Paul McKenna Band “Greylag Geese” from Paths That Wind on PMB Records

9:44 AM Andrew Finn Magill “The Blackbird / Corney Is Coming” from Roots on Vestido Verde Productions

9:48 AM McCalmans “Follow The Heron” from Scots Abroad on Greentrax Recordings

9:52 AM Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook Band “Chickadee’s Christmas / 365 days till Christmas / A Tribute to Larry Reynolds” from Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook on Vertical Records

10:00 AM The Kipper Family “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” from Arrest These Merry Gentlemen on Unknown

10:02 AM The High Seas “The Drunken Landlady / Christmas Eve / The Abbey Reel” from The High Seas on Go Loud Records

10:07 AM Mick Moloney and Eugene O’Donnell “Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake” from Uncommon Bonds on Green Linnet

10:11 AM The Outside Track “Christmas Eve Party: Maison De Glace / Christmas Eve / Christmas in America” from Christmas Star on Lorimer Records

10:19 AM Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “winter song” from Wintersong on Molri Music

10:23 AM Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “Carol of the Bodhrans” from Wintersong on Molri Music

10:27 AM Runa “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” from RUNA Christmas on Independent
10:31 AM Runa “Tunes” from RUNA Christmas on Independent

10:38 AM TG Lurgan “Fairytale Of New York As Gaelige” from EP Na Nollaig 2012 on Independent

10:43 AM Còig “Carol of the Celts” from Carols on Còig

10:49 AM Jethro Tull “Ring Out Solstice Bells” from Christmas Album on The Ian Anderson Group of Companies

10:56 AM Steeleye Span “Gaudete” from Below the Salt on Shanachie

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A Few Seasonal songs included in the show. Love the transcendent voice of Fiona MacKenzie and Triona and Maighread ni Dhomhaill’s sad Barbara Allen. Stay cozy.



Maggie Sansone-Galician Waltz-Mist and Stone-Maggie’s Music

Julie Fowlis-I Arise Early on a Misty Morning-Alterum-Machair

Kim Robertson-Holy and the Ivy-Christmas Lullaby-Gourd


Steve Byrne-The Ither Lass-Songs from Home-Green Trax

Innisheer-Waulkin O’ the Fauld-Rainbands-Amerisound

Mary and Frances Black-The Bantry Girl’s Lament-Song of the Irish Whistle Joanie Madden

John Renborn-Estampie=Traveler’s Prayer


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

Celtic Voyage-Breton Dances-Celtic Voyage-Gourd

William Pint and Felicia Dale-The January Man-When I see Winter Return-Waterbug

Paddy Keenan and Tommy O’Sullivan-Jutland-Celtic Twilight-Hearts O’ Space


Triona and Maighread-Barbara Allen-A Celtic Christmas-Windham Hill

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy-Looking at a rainbow-Sparks

Loreena McKennit-Ye Ranblin Boys of Pleasure-Tears of Stone Chieftans

Cythara-PJ Cunningham’s Odd Dance-Plucked and Hammered


Jim Malcolm-Maggie’s Bairn-The First Cold Day-Beltane

Eileen Ivers-The Time is Approaching-An Irish Christmas-Musical Bridge

The Poor Clares-Remember the Poor-Songs for Mid-Winter-Celtic Twilight-Centaur

Davy Spillane-Midnight Waulker-Celtic Twight-Heart’s O’ Space


Connie Dover-Fear an Bhata-If Ever I Return-Park

Doran-The Magic of Night-A Christmas Celtic Sojourn-Rounder

Sean Doyle-The Fiddler of Dooney-The Light and the Half Light-

Clar-The Nameless Clan-CelticMystery-ARC

Fiona MacKenzie-Taladh Chriosda-A Gaelic Christmas-Green Trax

Dolores Keane-Ballyroan-Night Owl-Alula-Records

Duncan Chisholm-Ananda pa Gael-The Door of Saints-Copperfish

Maggie Sansone-THe Mist Covered Mountains-Mist and Stone-Maggie’s Music





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It finally feels like winter here, so the first hour is all about the weather!

9:04 AM Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar on Copperfish Records


9:07 AM Archie Fisher “Waltz into Winter” from A Silent Song on Greentrax Recordings

9:11 AM FullSet “The First of Winter” from Notes Between the Lines on Fullset Records

9:14 AM Breabach “Winter Winds” from Frenzy of the Meeting on Breabach Records

9:18 AM The Outside Track “Winter Jigs: Apples in Winter / Christmas in Kinsale / Rory Gallagher’s” from Christmas Star on Lorimer Records


9:25 AM Ian F. Benzie “Cold Blow and the Rainy Night” from So Far on KRL

9:27 AM Alasdair Fraser “Rain on Rannoch” from Dawn Dance on Culburnie Records

9:31 AM String Sisters “Wind and Rain” from Between Wind and Water on String Sisters

9:37 AM Leahy “Chasing Rain / Otis” from In All Things on EMI Music Canada


9:43 AM Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “winter song” from Wintersong on Molri Music

9:48 AM Horslips “Drive the Cold Winter Away” from Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) on Horslips Records

9:51 AM Horslips “NY Kirree fo Naghtey (The Sheep ‘Neath the Snow)” from Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) on Horslips Records

9:53 AM Duncan Chisholm “Chi Mi’n Geamhradh” from The Door of Saints on Copperfish Records


For the second hour, a taste of new music from 2019.

10:06 AM Bill Jones “Never a Lad” from Wonderful Fairytale on Brick Wall Music

10:10 AM Kevin Burke “The Humours of Castlefinn (Egan’s) / The Ewe Reel / Mcfadden’s” from Sligo Made on Loftus Music

10:13 AM Malinky “Begone Bonnie Laddie” from Handsel on Greentrax Recordings Limited

10:16 AM Beòlach “Kilts on Fire” from All Hands on Independent


10:25 AM Stacey Giermann & The Fire “My Beloved Island Of Uist” from Meòrachadh on Stacey Giermann

10:28 AM Eric Wright “Taste of Gaelic” from The Cabin Sessions on Mairi Rankin

10:31 AM Skipinnish “Thar Sàil” from Steer by the Stars on Skipinnish Records

10:35 AM Molly’s Revenge “Huckle-Duckle” from The Lucky Set on Molri Music


And a rousing set from the Syncopaths!

10:41 AM Syncopaths “The Hut On Staffin Island/Johnny Wilmot’s Fiddle/Frank’s Reel” from Rough Around the Edges on Syncopaths

10:46 AM Syncopaths “Hey, Donal” from Five Gears on Syncopaths

10:48 AM Syncopaths “The Very Last Straw” from Five Gears on Syncopaths


10:55 AM Rant “Göran Berg’s / Crow Road Croft” from The Portage on Make Believe Records


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Shelly Phillips-The Clergyman’s Lamentation-The Fairie Round-Gourd

Susan McKeown-Sweet Liberty-Sweet Liberty-World Village

Three Mile Stone-Old Innishowan-Irish Music from San Francisco


Cara Dillon-Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor-Hill of Thieves-Proper

Michael Rooney and June McCormick-Gort na Mona-Draiocht-D Music

Patsy O’Brien-Good Times Coming-Irish Guitar

Daimh-Happy Fish-The Rough Bounds


Aoife Scott-All Along the Wild Atlantic Way-Scott

Kathryn Tickell-Raincheck-The Gathering-Park Records

Steve Tilson-The Dowie Dens of Yarrow-And so it Goes-Flying Fish

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


Jody’s Heaven-Marie’s Waltz/Sweeny’s Buttermilk-Jody’s Heaven

The Voice Squad-Down in Yon Forrest-Good People All

Lisa Schneckenburger-Aoife’s/Coleman’s March-Lissa S.

Manus Lunny-Nil si n Gra-Fire in the Glen-Schanachie


Steve Tilson-The Night Visiting Song-Solorubato

Grey Larsen-Oldenfjord-The Gathering-Sugar Hill

Mairead ni Dhomhnaill-Is Fada Liom Uaini-No Dowry-Shanachie

Kevin Crawford-The Dear Irish Boy-Carrying the Tune-Brooklyn Boy


Hieidi Talbot-High Germany-Distant Future-Compass

Cillian Vallely-The Bull’s March-The Raven’s Rock

Aoife Scott-Slan Leat-Carry the Day

Patsy O’Brien-The Ruins of Kilamallock/Topof the Cork Road


Jenny Sturgeon-The Wren and the Salt Air-The Wren and the Salt air

Hanneke Cassel-De Oppresso Liber-Trip to Walden Pond

Jim Malcolm-Logan Braes-Acquaintance-Beltane

Kevin Crawford-Joy of Life-The Drunken Gaugers




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