A celebration of instrumentals and song from the Celtic culture. A rich assortment to brighten the cold winter with music. Happy Yule.



Eileen Ivers-Apples in Winter-An Nollaig-Musical Bridge

Fiona Mackenzie-Oran na Nollaig-Duan Nollaig-Green Trax

Chieftans-Planxty Brown-Celebration-RCA


Heidi Talbot and Joanie Madden-The Castle of Dromore-On Christmas Night-Rounder

Druidstone-Christmas Capers-Comfort and Joy-Rounder

Aoife ni Fhearraig-Seacht suailcin ne Maighdine Muire-The Best of Celtic Christmas

Maddy Prior-The Boar’s Head-Comfort and Joy-Rounder


John Whelan-Ceol Na Nolag-The Best of Celtic Xmas

Maighread ni Dhomnahil-Wxford Lulaby-Traveler’s Prayer-Shanachie

John Fitzpatrick-Ga Greine-A Celtic Christmas-Windham Hill


Loreena McKennit-Snow-To Drive the Cold Winter Away

Eileen Ivers-The Time is Approaching-An Nollaig-Musical Bridge

Doran-Magic of the Night-The Night Before

Artisan-The Gramound Wassail-The Holly and the Ivy


Night Heron Consort-Sen Can-A Xmas Soujourn-Rounder

William Pint-The Woodcutter’s Song-When I See Winter Return-Waterbug

Aine Minoque-Good Night to You-Xmas Soujourn-Rounder

Poor Clares-Remember the Poor-Ny Kirriee Fo Niaghtey-Songs of Midwinter


Doran-Leambh Ghil Mhils-A Xmas Soujourn-Rounder

Tommy Sands-A Christmas Chilhood/A Call to Hope-To Shorten the Winter-Green Linnet

Fiona McKenzie-Bha Buachaileach an-Duan Nollaig-Green Trax

Michael O’Dhomhnaill and Kevin Burke-The Star of the County Down-Celtic Xmas II


Maighread ni Dhomhnaill and Donald Lunny-Third Carol for Christmas Day-Celtic Christmas-Windham Hill

Liam O’Flynn-The Winter’s End-Celtic Xmas-Windham Hill

The Poor Clares-Ny Kirriee Fo Niaghty-Songs for Midwinter-Centaur

Malcolm Dalglish-Boys of Ballisadare/Stolen Apples-Flying Fish








Songs and tunes about winter, weather, and just a touch of holiday music – Oak & Thorn style.

Time Song Artist Release Label
9:06 AM Drive the Cold Winter Away Horslips Drive the Cold Winter Away (Bonus Version) Horslips Records
9:10 AM The Wind And The Rain Oak, Ash & Thorn Old Enough To Drink Tosspot Records
9:10 AM Winter Solstice Dordán The Night Before… A Celtic Christmas Narada Productions, Inc.
9:17 AM Rain on the Roof/The Blue Mountains of New South Wales Andy Irvine Rain On The Roof AK (2)
9:22 AM Snowdrops In The Rain Ivan Drever The Lewis Blue Iona
9:26 AM Rain on Rannoch Alasdair Fraser Dawn Dance Culburnie Records
9:30 AM Wind and Rain String Sisters Between Wind and Water String Sisters
9:36 AM Chasing Rain/Otis Leahy In All Things EMI Music Canada
9:43 AM Cider Apples/The Angels Hornpipe Robin Huw Bowen Telyn Berseiniol fy ngwlad (The Sweet Harp of My Land) Flying Fish Records
9:47 AM Sugar Wassail Waterson:Carthy Holy Heathens And The Old Green Man Topic
9:49 AM Apples in Winter Dervish Harmony Hill Dervish
9:53 AM Apple Tree Wassail Shira Kammen The Castle of the Holly King Magnatune
9:56 AM Harvest Home/Apples in Winter Sileas File Under Christmas Green Linnet
10:09 AM Kanomp Yann raoul Noz an nedeleg L’oz Production
10:13 AM Sing, Nowell Robin Huw Bowen A Celtic Christmas Saydisc
10:17 AM The Frost is All Over/A Christmas Childhood/Christmas Day in the Morning/The Holly Tree Jig/The Wren/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Hallalujah/Jingle Bells Bohola A Childhood Christmas Independent
10:27 AM Waltz into Winter Archie Fisher A Silent Song Greentrax Recordings
10:31 AM The First of Winter FullSet Notes Between the Lines Fullset Records
10:34 AM Winter Winds Breabach Frenzy of the Meeting Breabach Records
10:40 AM The Unfortunate Snow Incident Johnny Cunningham A Winter Talisman Sheila-na-Gig Music
10:44 AM Soul Cake Runa Soul Cake RUNA
10:48 AM Fairytale Of New York as Gaeilge TG Lurgan Christmas Independent
10:52 AM Carol of the Celts Còig Carols Còig



Kim Robertson-Polish Lullaby/Cold is the Morning-Christmas Lullaby-Gourd

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

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


Malinky-The False Lover won Back-Three Ravens-Green Trax

Doran-The Night Before-The Night Before-The Night Before-

Deirbhile-Bog Bran-Starlight Falling-dnbmusic

Joanie Madden-The Turning of the Rope-Song of the Irish Whistle-Hearts O Space


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

Innishear-Rakes of Kildare-Rainbands-Amerisound

Mary Black-Once in a Very Blue Moon-By the Time it gets Dark-Gift Horse

Duncan Chisholm-Bonny at Morn-The Door of Saints-Copperfish


Gillian Frame-Silver Tassie-Pendulum-Cheeryoos

Cherish the Ladies-The Cat Rambles to the Child’s Saucepan-Out and About-Green Linnet

John Doyle-Sally Grier-Exile’s Return-Compass

Artisan-Grampound Wassail-Holly and the Ivy

Kim Robertson-The Snow Lay on the Ground-Christmas Lullaby-Gourd Music


Capercaille-Puirt a Beul-Gaelic Voices-Green Linnet

John Whelan-Ceol Na Nolag-The Best of Celtic Xmas

Gillian Frame-The Echo meets the Corncrake-Pendulum-Cheeryoos

Anna Murray-Finbarr Sauders-Indigo-Lochshore


Dougie MacLean-Caledonia-Craigie Dhu-Dunkeld

Natalie McMaster-Hey Johnny Cope-My Roots are Showing-Rounder

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

Liz Carroll-Lament of the First Generation-Lost in the Loop-Green Linnet


Joanie Madden-Bantry Girl’s Lament-Song of the Irish Whistle-Hearts O Space

Laois Kelly-Carolan’s Farewell-A Celtic Xmas-Windham Hill

Colleen Raney-I Live not Where I Love-Lark-Raney

Maggie MacInness-Flora and the Primroses-A Woman’s Song-Scottish Art’s Council




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New format from Spinitron… not sure I like it.

Time Song Artist Release Label
9:04 AM The Farley Bridge Duncan Chisholm Farrar Copperfish Records
9:09 AM ‘Neath the Gloamin’ Star at E’en Hannah Rarity Neath the Gloaming Star Hannah Rarity
9:13 AM New Bush SMOK Horizons Oak Ridge Records
9:18 AM Bonny Udny Iona Fyfe Away from My Window CPL-Music
9:28 AM Greylag Geese The Paul McKenna Band Paths That Wind PMB Records
9:31 AM The Mar Ímar Afterlight Big Mann Records
9:36 AM Bodach Innse Chrò Daimh The Rough Bounds Goat Island Music
9:43 AM A Phiuthrag ’s a Phiuthar (feat. Mary Chapin Carpenter) feat. Mary Chapin Carpenter Julie Fowlis alterum Machair Records Ltd
9:47 AM Gaelic Ross & Ali Symbiosis Great White Records
9:53 AM The Highlander’s Revenge Blazin’ Fiddles The Key Blazin’ Fiddles
9:58 AM North to Cape Wrath / The Dark Reel Duncan Chisholm Sandwood Copperfish Records
10:07 AM Clermiston Snow Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch Wintersong Molri Music
10:11 AM Somerset Wassail Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch Wintersong Molri Music
10:16 AM The Girls of Balladoole Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch Wintersong Molri Music
10:24 AM Bonnie Border Lass Archie Fisher Windward Away Red House Records
10:30 AM The Rolling Hills of the Borders Ed Miller Never Frae My Mind Wellfield Records
10:34 AM The Echo Mocks the Corncrake Gillian Frame Pendulum Cheerygroove
10:39 AM Chi Mi’n Geamhradh Runrig Once In A Lifetime [Live] Parlophone UK
10:43 AM Dh’fhalbh Mo Rùn air an Aiseig Maeve Mackinnon Strì Maeve Mackinnon
10:48 AM Air Fàir an Là Niteworks Air Fàir an Là Comann Music
10:52 AM Alba Paul Mounsey Nahoo Iona Records



Liz Carrol and John Doyle- The Island of Woods-In Play-Compass

Ed Miller-My Bonnie Border-Lowlander-Wellfield

Jena Moynihan-Kendall Tavern-Woven-Hearth PR


Colleen Raney-Boys of Mullaghbawn/Green Banks of the Moy-Here This Home-Little Sea Records

Billy McComiskey-Grainne’sGrace-Outside the Box-Compass

Susan McKeown-The Moorlough Shore-Lowlands-Compass

Tony McManus-The Crooked Road-Pourqoui Quebec?-CDTrax


Capercaille-Seinneam cliu nam fear ur-Roses and Tears-Compass

Warbelow Range-The Gallow Glass-Warbelow Range

Gillian Frame-The Lass o Glenshee-Pendulum-Cherry Groove

Reel Time-Hayes and Hayes-Reeltime-Green Linnet


Molly’s Revenge-The Rambling Sailor-Aged 10 Years-Molly’s Revenge

William Coulter-Banish Misfortune/The Kesh Jig-Celtic Crossing-Gourd Music

Julie Fowler-I Arose Early One Misty Morning-Alterum-Machair

Elidih Shaw and Ross Martin-6/8-Birl-Esque-Rhubana Records


John Spillane-Seachbtain-Celtic Voices-Green Linnet

Jenny Sturgeon-Linton-From the Skein-Tamarach

Genticorum-Asphaltouse-Avant L’Orage-Genticorum

Hanneke Yulianna-Trip to Walden Pond


Connla-Wayfaring Stranger-The Next Chapter-Connla

Warbelow Range-The Pretty Maid Milking her Cow-Warbelow Range

Cara Dillon-Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor-Hill of Thieves

Outside Track-Hurry Up and Wait-Light up the Dark-Alba


Paul McKenna Band-Indiana-Elements-Compass

Daimh-Murdos-Crossing Point-CD Trax

Jim Malcolm-Highland Mary-Acquaintance-Beltane

Open House-The Okarina/The Tattoo-Hoof and Mouth-Hoof and Mouth-Green Linnet



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


Open the Door for Three “The Golden Glove” from The Penny Wager (2015) on Open the Door for Three

Open the Door for Three “An Bhean Dubh” from The Joyful Hour (2017) on Independent

The High Seas “Níl Cailín Óg Níos Deise” from The High Seas (2018) on Independent

Lúnasa “The Cadgers” from CAS (2018) on Lunasa Records

Set break

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “winter song” from Wintersong (2013) on Molri Music

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “Clermiston Snow” from Wintersong (2013) on Molri Music

Molly’s Revenge & Christa Burch “The Jagged Rocks of Nelson Bay” from Wintersong (2013) on Molri Music

Set break

The Scottish Pals Singers “Your King and Country Need You” from Far, Far from Ypres (2009) on Greentrax Recordings

The Scottish Pals Singers “Keep Right on to the End of the Road” from Far, Far from Ypres (2009) on Greentrax Recordings

The Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming “The Taking of Beaumon Hamel; King George V’s Army; The Battle of the Somme; The Bloody Fields of Flanders” from Far, Far From Ypres (2009) on Greentrax Recordings

Iain Anderson “In Flanders Fields” from Far, Far From Ypres (2009) on Greentrax Recordings

Corporal Neil MacNaughton “The Flowers of the Forest” from Far, Far From Ypres (2008) on Greentrax Recordings

The Corries “The Green Fields of France” from Far, Far from Ypres (2008) on Greentrax Recordings

Set break

Station ID

The Tannahill Weavers “Sunset over the Somme” from Orach (2018) on Compass Records Group

Allt “Air an Somme” from Allt (2018) on Machair

Mànran “An Eala Bhan” from Mànran (2011) on Manran Records

Set break


Steeleye Span “Fighting for Strangers” from Rocket Cottage (1976) on Shanachie Entertainment

Runa “Lowlands of Holland” from Stretched On Your Grave (2011) on RUNA Music

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

Set break

Jenna Moynihan & Mairi Chaimbeul “Steaph’s Red Shoes / O Gur Duine Truagh Mi” from One Two (2017) on Jenna Moynihan

Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie “Cha Bhi Mi Buan” from Tir (2018) on Anam Communications

Breabach “Frenzy of the Meeting” from Frenzy of the Meeting (2018) on Breabach Records

Niteworks “Air Fàir An Là (feat. Sian)” from Air Fàir an Là (2018) on Comann Music

Set break

Station ID



Warbelow Range-Port of Kelp/The Pretty Girl Milking her Cow-Warbelow Range

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

Celtic Voyage-Green Fields of America-Celtic Voyage-Gourd


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

John Doyle-Geese in the Bog/Covering Ground-The Alt-Under the Arch

Andy Stewart-Mary and the Heilan Sodger-Donegal Rain-Green Linnet

Wendy Stewar-Reel Set-Standing Wave-Green Linnet


Three Mile Stone-Piper on Horseback-Irish Music from San Francisco

Runa-Black River-Current Affairs-Runa

Draiocht-Sonny’s Return-Trad Irish Music-Osian

June Tabor-Heather Down the Moor-A Cut Above-Green Linnet


T with the Maggies-Wedding Dress-The Maggies The  TwtM

The House Band-The Grey Funnel Line-October Song

Teada-Thios i dTeach an Torimh-Give us a Penny-Green Linnet

Gillian Frame-The Echo Mocks the Corncrake-Pendulum


Open the Door for Three-Clyde Water-The Joyful Hour-OTDFT

Genticorum-Voice le Temps-Avant L’Orage-Genticorum

Gillian Frame-Silver Tassie-Pendulum

The Boston Irish Fiddle Festival-The Exile of Erin-My Love is in America-Grn Linnet


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

Comos-Bold Donnelly/Winnie Hayes-Charge-Mad River

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

Ron Cody-Bob’s Bucket-The Talking Rake-Cody


Old Blind Dogs-Battle of Waterloo-The World’s Room-Green Linnet

Niamh ni XChara-Rhubarb and Ginger-From both Sides-Imeratas

Ed Miller-My Bonnie Border Lass-Lowlander-Wellfield

Alasdair Fraser-Calum Sqaire-Return to Kintail-Culburnie