Archive for the ‘Information’ Category

Lot of fire information to relay today. Best single-source update:

Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar (2008) on Copperfish

Battlefield Band “Bonny Barbry-o” from Home Is Where the Van Is (2008) on Temple Records

The Bothy Band “Hector the Hero / The Laird of Drumblaire” from 1975 (1975) on Compass Records Group

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

The Bothy Band “Julia Delaney” from 1975 (1975) on Compass Records Group

Set break

Syncopaths “Hey, Donal” from Five Gears (2010) on Syncopaths

Molly’s Revenge “Stepping Stones” from Lift (2016) on Molri Music

Three Mile Stone “Heather on the Moor” from Three Mile Stone (Marla Fibish, Erin Shrader and Richard Mandel) (2010) on Three Mile Stone

Kammen & Swan “Girl’s Night Out” from Wild Wood (2002) on Evil Twin

Set break

Susana Seivane “Taramundi e Alén” from Susana Seivane (1999) on Green Linnet


Kevin Carr “The Poor Gaitero” from The King of the Pipers (2006) on Kevin Carr

Berrogueto “Bailador” from Viaya por Urticaria on Unknown

Hevia “Busindre reel” from Tierra de Nadie (1999) on EMI

Set break

Iona Fyfe “The Swan Swims” from Away From My Window (2018) on Cairnie Records

Duncan Chisholm “The Farley Bridge” from Farrar (2008) on Copperfish

Gillian Frame “Rothes Colliery (feat. Mike Vass, Euan Burton & Anna Massie)” from pendulum (2017) on Cheerygroove

Daimh “Donald McLeod Reels” from The Rough Bounds (2018) on Dàimh

Skipinnish “alive” from The Seventh Wave (2017) on Skipinnish Records

Dougie McCance “Loch morar” from Composed (2017) on Dougie McCance Music


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Congratulations to the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Award winners!
Duncan Chisholm “An Ribhinn Donn” from Affric on Copperfish Records

The Paul McKenna Band “Terror Time” from Stem The Tide on Greentrax Recordings Limited

9:12 Set break

Deoch ‘n’ Dorus “Gordon’s Jigs” from The Curer on Skipinnish Records

Julie Fowlis “Oganaich Uir a Rinn m’Fhagail” from Live At Perthshire Amber on Machair

Breabach “Glasgow of the Big Shops” from Bann on Breabach Records

9:21 Set break

“Bird Set” in honor of the 113th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which began yesterday and continues into January. Mendocino Coast Audubon Society is hosting two counts, one in Fort Bragg on Saturday Dec. 22, one on the south coast (ELk to Point Arena) on Sat. Dec. 29. Anyone can help, contact me at oakandthorn@kzyx.org.

Shelley Phillips “The Wood Between the Worlds / The Thrush” from The Wood Between the Worlds on Gourd Music

Susan McKeown “The Wee Birds All Have Come and Gone – Fisherman’s (feat. Flook)” from Sweet Liberty on World Village

Dougie Maclean “The Osprey” from Fiddle on Dunkeld Records

The Outside Track “Blackbirds And Thrushes” from Curious Things Given Wings on Mad River Records

Altan “The Curlew / McDermott’s / Three Scones of Boxty” from Horse With a Heart on Green Linnet

9:51 Set break
Legends of the Celtic Harp, a wonderful performance featuring Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurter, is coming to the Matheson Theater in Mendocino on Saturday Jan. 19, 2013. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com

Patrick Ball “Gwilan’s Harp” from Storyteller on Celestial Harmonies

10:00 Station ID

Kevin Carr “Paddy On the Pooka” from The King of the Pipers on Kevin Carr

Steve Baughman “Dans Keff Avec” from Life in Prism: Guitar Notes From the Inside on Steve Baughman

Colleen Raney “Broom Of The Cowdenknowes” from Lark on Colleen Raney

10:28 Set break

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

Horslips “Ny Kirree Fo Naghtey (The Sheep ‘neath the Snow)” from Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) on Celtic Airs

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

10:40 Set break

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

MacGregor, Brechin, OhEadhra “Chorus Jig/The Droving Lads/The Princes’ Welcome to Inverness” from Sonas on Brechin All Records

10:47 Set break

Mànran “Oran Na Cloiche” from Mànran on Manran Records

Martyn Bennett “4 Notes” from Bothy Culture on Ryko/Rhino

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Fall KZYX Pledge Drive Premium

So many of you have asked about getting your own Oak and Thorn T-shirts and hoodies, that we’re offering them as premiums this fall pledge drive. The t-shirt is available at the $100 level.

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This Pledge Drive included two Sundays, because the weekend programming is very popular. Fine by me, I love doing Pledge Drive shows! Yesterday’s was extremely successful, in fact very nearly the best we’ve ever done. Remarkable, in the current financial environment. Overall the 8-day drive pulled in a record total of $131,215 – far above any previous total! Our listeners are all kinds of awesome!

Bruce MacGregor – The Highlanders Revenge – 101 Reasons to Do Nothing
Julie Fowlis – Hug air a Bhonaidh Mhoir – Cuilidh
Duncan Chisholm – The Farley Bridge – Farrar

Jim Malcolm: New Music pitch
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The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem – Haul Away Joe – Live at Carnegie Hall
The Bothy Band – Fionnghuala – Old Hag You Have Killed Me
The Bothy Band – The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Famous Ballymote – Afterhours

Paddy Keenan: Pledge pitch
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String Sisters – Jigs – Live
Dougie MacLean – Till Tomorrow – The Essential Dougie MacLean
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas – Alien Ceilidh – In the Moment

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: Pledge pitch
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Clancys – The Wild Colonial Boy – Live

Roy Gullane: Are you ready?
The Tannahill Weavers – The Gaberlunzie Man/Mrs Macleod of Rassay – The Tannahill Weavers IV
Jonny Hardie – Gav’s Reel for Jonny Hardie/Cathrine Chalmers/Queen Maeve – Lucky Jonny

Roy Gullane – The World is Big (pledge pitch)
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Dougie MacLean – Marching Mystery – The Essential
String Sisters – Rumble thy Bellyful – Live

Dougie MacLean pledge pitch
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Stan Rogers – The Witch of the Westmorland – Between the Breaks…Live!
Claire Mann & Aaron Jones – MacElvogue’s – Secret Orders

Aaron Jones – pledge pitch with phone numbers
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Stan Rogers – The Mary Ellen Carter – Live!
Kammen & Swan – Girl’s Night Out – Wild Wood

Jim Malcolm pitch (Travelling songwriters)
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Chumbawumba – The Diggers Song – English Rebel Songs 1388-1984
Hevia – Busindre Reel – Tierra de Nadie


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Events updated

I’ve added a number of local and regional concerts to the Events page. Leave us a message if you plan to attend any of those – we love meeting our listeners!

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Celtic Connections 2009 began yesterday and will continue through the end of the month. The financial meltdown took my travel fund with it, so we’re not in Glasgow right now for the world’s biggest Celtic music festival. Sunday’s show will therefore be my pity-party: I’ll play a selection from the immense lineup (several hundred artists and groups) performing at CC this year. Should be fun, if not quite as much fun as actually being there!

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