Archive for January, 2020



Aidan O’Rourke-Mangersta Beach-Sirius-Vertical

Capercaille-Aodann Srath Bhain-Delerium-Green Linnet

McKasson and McDonald-Brooke Leigh-Harbour-McKasson/McDonald


Cherish the Ladies-Green Field of America-Woman of the House-Rounder

Liz Carrol and John Doyle-Lament for Tommy Maken-Double Play-Compass

John Doyle- The Shipyard Slips-Exiles Return-Compass

Wendy Stewart-Macleod of Mull/The Kitchen Piper-About Time 2-CD Trax


Paul McKenna Band-Indiana-Elements-Compass

Marla Fibish, Erin Schroder and Richard Madel-Gipsy Princess/Granny in the Corner-Three Mile Stone

Julie Fowlis-Winward Away-Alterum-Machair

Rosheen-The Crossing-Musique Celtique-Compass


Niamh Parsons-Farewell my Love and Remember Me-Eileen Ivers/Beyond the Bog

Andrew Finn Magill-O’Carolan Piece-Roots

Shoormal-Woods in Winter-Turning Tide-CD Tra-Turning Tide-CD Trax


Lissa Schneckenburger-Lovely Jamie-Song-Footprint

Kathryn Tickell-Raincheck-The Gathering-Park Records

Comas-Bold Donnely/Winnie Hayes-Charge-Mad River

Ron Cody-Snow on the Hills-The Talking Rake


Lissa Schneckenburger-Melissa Without the ‘Me’-Fiddle and Vocals

Grada-All in One Day-All in One Day-The Landing Step-Compass

Jim Malcolm-Jeannie Reid’s Hoose-Tom O’Shanter and other Tales-Beltane


Heidi Talbot-High Germany-Distant Future-Compass

Wendy Stewart-Reel Set-Standing Wave-Green Trax

Open the Door for Three-The Gift of Falling-Open the Door for Three






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The great Celtic Connections festival is happening in Glasgow right now. Hundreds of musicians from many genres perform in dozens of venues all over town. It’s huge and exciting and I’m not there, so today’s show is a pity-party!

9:04 AM Duncan Chisholm “The Light of Tuscany” from Sandwood on Copperfish Records

9:10 AM Joe Aitken “Auld Meal Mill” from Festival Favorites on Independent

9:13 AM Lauren MacColl “Tomnahurich” from The Seer on Feis Rois

9:17 AM Fiona Hunter “Jock Hawk’s Adventures in Glasgow” from Fiona Hunter on Rusty Squash Horn Records

9:21 AM Alasdair Fraser “Waltzska for Su-A” from Ports of Call on Culburnie Records

9:28 AM Archie Fisher “Lass from the Low Country” from A Silent Song on Greentrax Recordings

9:31 AM Catriona MacKay & Chris Stout “End of the Line/Willie Smith’s” from Laebrack on Greentrax Recordings

9:36 AM Iona Fyfe Band “Bonny Udny” from East – EP on CPL-Music

9:40 AM Breabach “Frenzy of the Meeting” from Frenzy of the Meeting on Breabach Records

9:45 AM Cathal McConnell “The Hurricane of Reels” from Long Expectant Comes at Last on Compass Records

9:48 AM Dallahan “The Burger Man” from When the Day Is On the Turn on Dallahan

9:52 AM The High Seas “Máire Ní Eidhin” from The High Seas on The High Seas

9:56 AM The Friel Sisters “It’s in the Wind / The Laurel Tree / Repeal the Union” from Before the Sun on The Friel Sisters

Break to preview the upcoming Oak & Thorn concert production:

10:04 AM The New World String Project “Lauda” from unreleased on Independent

10:09 AM The New World String Project “Since I Met You” on Independent

Back to Glasgow!

10:15 AM Annie Ebrel Quartet “Dañs ar c’hi” from Roudennoù on Coop Breizh

10:18 AM Le Vent Du Nord “Turlute a bassinette” from Territoires on Borealis Records

10:25 AM Dòchas “Puirt a Beul” from An Darna Umhail on Gordon Duncan

10:30 AM Daimh “Òran Bhàgh a’ Chàise” from The Rough Bounds on Goat Island Music

10:34 AM Ben Miller, Anita MacDonald & Zakk Cormier “Gur Milis Mòrag” from South Haven on Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

10:39 AM Capercaillie “Nighean Dubh Nighean Donn” from At the Heart of It All on Compass Records

10:44 AM Rant “Rosemarkie Man” from The Portage on Make Believe Records

10:47 AM The Outside Track “The Banks of Sweet Dundee” from Rise Up on Lorimer

10:53 AM Blazin’ Fiddles “Picnic in the Sky” from The Key on Blazin’ Fiddles

10:58 AM Breabach “Bha Mise Raoir Air an Àirigh” from Ùrlar on Breabach Records

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2019 Review playlist

First hour: Some of the best tracks from the many excellent releases we received in 2019.

9:01 AM Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar on Copperfish Records

9:08 AM Daoirí Farrell “A Pint of Plain” from A Lifetime of Happiness on Daoirí Recordings

9:11 AM Kevin Burke “Fahy’s Hornpipe / The Foxhunter’s Reel” from Sligo Made on Loftus Music

9:15 AM Brendan Gleeson;Dervish “The Rocky Road To Dublin” from The Great Irish Songbook on Rounder

9:19 AM Liz Carroll & Jake Charron “Compliments to Jimmy Keane / Fasten Your Seatbelts” from Half Day Road on Liz Carroll

9:26 AM Stacey Giermann & The Fire “The Black Boat Of Bragar” from Meòrachadh on Stacey Giermann

9:31 AM Eric Wright “Isle Inspired” from The Cabin Sessions on Mairi Rankin

9:34 AM Còig “The Capable Wife” from Ashlar on Còig Music

9:38 AM Beòlach “Kilts on Fire” from All Hands on Independent

9:44 AM Malinky “Begone Bonnie Laddie” from Handsel on Greentrax Recordings Limited

9:48 AM Rant “Rosemarkie Man” from The Portage on Make Believe Records

9:51 AM Lorcan Mac Mathuna,Josie Duncan,Rody Gorman,MacGillivray,Conor Caldwell,Bragod & Gwyneth Glyn,Barnaby Brown,Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde “Òran Bagraidh” from Òran Bagraidh on Josie Duncan, Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, Barnaby Brown, Conor Caldwell, Rody Gor

9:55 AM Skipinnish “Coire Bhreacan” from Steer by the Stars on Skipinnish Records


Second Hour: Review of the 2019 Oak & Thorn concert series!

10:06 AM Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O’Leary “Warrior’s Grave” from Live at Eagles on Independent

10:10 AM Realta “Atlantic Bridge” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

10:15 AM Daimh “Eilean Scalpaigh” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

10:19 AM The Outside Track “Dark Reels” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

10:25 AM Runa “Bedlam Boys (Live)” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent

10:29 AM Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas “The Hut on Staffin Island” from Live at Eagles Hall on Independent


Preview of the first 2020 Oak & Thorn concert – this Friday!

10:40 AM Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “Wintersong” from Winter Song on Molri Music

10:45 AM Syncopaths “The Hut on Staffin Island/Johnny Wilmot’s Fiddle/Frank’s Reel” from Rough Around The Edges on Syncopaths

10:50 AM Syncopaths “Hey, Donal” from Five Gears on Syncopaths

10:53 AM Syncopaths “The Very Last Straw” from Five Gears on Syncopaths


Finishing up with a bird reference…

10:57 AM Molly’s Revenge “Birds of Cape Breton” from The Lucky Set on Molri Music


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