Kate Rusby-The Duke and the Tinkers-Sleepless-Compass

Orla-Na Buachailli Alainn-The Water is Wide-Manhatten Records

Rory Campbell-Tangsdale-The Piper’s Whim-Lochshore

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-Paddy Canny’s Toast/ The Tempest-Noctambule


John Spillane-Seachtain-Celtic Voices-Green Linnet

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

Kathleen MacInnes-Youth whose Hair is Golden Blonde-Summer Dawn-Green Trax

McKasson and McDonald-The Cheese Closet-Harbour-McKasson and McDonald


Jim Malcolm-The Echo Mocks the Corncrake-The Corncrake-Beltane

Tony McManus-Lady Ann Montgomery’s Reel-Celtic Compass-Compass

Dougie MacLean-Scythe Song-Riof-Dunkeld

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-The Cloone/March Reel-Noctambule


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

De Temps Antan-Les Trois Archets-Le Monde Ici-Musication

Ron Kavana-Johnny Go Easy-Home Fire-Green Linnet

Celtic Voyage-Breton Dances-Celtic Voyage-Gourd


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

Joe and Antoinette McKenna-Fermoy Lassies-The Best of Joe and Antoinette McKenna

McKassen and McDonald-Bay of Biscay-Harbor-McKassen and McDonald

Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-Laebrack-Laebrack


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

Lammond and MacIssac-Air a Ghille-Seinn-Factor


Playlist Oct. 15

First 20 minutes taken up with fire updates and weather report, and several breaks for fire information during the show, so it’s a shorter playlist than usual.

This was a tough show to put together.  Mindful of all the suffering and chaos being experienced by fire victims and refugees, and stricken with grief at the sudden loss of a dear old friend.  I hoped the music might help people – including me – find some beauty and joy in adversity.

Fara “Changing Plans” from cross the line (2016) on Nordic Notes

Mary Ann Kennedy “Seinn, Horo, Seinn” from An Dan (2017) on ARC Music

The House Band “Joy After Sorrow” from Groundwork (1993) on Green Linnet

Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny “Heart of the Home” from Dublin Lady (2006) on Green Linnet

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

Set break

Ivan Drever & Duncan Chisholm “Snowdrops In the Rain” from The Lewis Blue (1998) on Iona Recordings

Runa “Somewhere Along the Road / Toss the Feathers / The Mason’s Apron” from Somewhere Along the Road (2012) on Runa

Sean Keane “Music of Healing” from Turn a Phrase (1996) on Kells

Fiddler’s Bid “The Fiddlers’ Bid Ode to Joy” from All Dressed In Yellow (2009) on Hairst Blinks Music

Set break

Station ID


Cassie and Maggie “Hurricane Jane” from Sterling Road (2014) on Hearth PR

Cassie and Maggie “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme” from The Willow Collection (2016) on Hearth PR

Cassie and Maggie “Strip the Willow Set” from The Willow Collection (2016) on Hearth PR

Set break


Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas “Howard Booster’s Style (feat. Hanneke Cassel)” from Abundance (2014) on Culburnie

Dougie Maclean “All together” from Marching Mystery (1994) on Dunkeld

Lúnasa “Cotati Nights” from Redwood on Green Linnet

Stan Rogers “The Mary Ellen Carter” from Between the Breaks…Live! [IMPORT] (1979) on Fogarty’s Cove

Set break

Kammen & Swan “Chi mi na Morbheanna” from Wild Wood (2002) on Evil Twin

Runrig “Hearts of Olden Glory (Live)” from Once In a Lifetime (Live) (1988) on EMI Records

Wolfstone “Here Is Where the Heart Is” from UNLEASHED (1991) on Iona Records


Cassie and Maggie

Nova Scotian Power Duo Cassie and Maggie MacDonald perform 10/20/18 at Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg

Nova Scotian Power Duo Cassie and Maggie MacDonald perform 10/20/18 at Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg

Terrific response to Colleen’s playlist this morning!  We kept the pitch breaks short, the music blocks long, and exceeded our show goal of $2,000 in pledges.  I hope you enjoyed listening to the show as much as we enjoyed producing it!

Wendy Stewart “Love and Loss” from Standing Wave on Green Trax

Ed Miller “My Bonnie Border Lass” from Lowlander (2002) on Wellfield

Alasdair Fraser “Independence Trail / Galen’s Arrival” from Dawn Dance (1995) on Culburnie

Set break

Old Blind Dogs “Battle of Waterloo” from The World’s Room (2006) on Green Linnet

Lissa Schneckenburger “Aoife’s/ Coleman’s March” from Lissa Schneckenburger (2005) on Footprint

Mairi Mac Innes “Cum Ar Naire” from This Feeling Inside on Green Trax

Andrew Finn Magill “A Beautiful Ending” from Branches (2016) on Magill

Set break

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac “Air a’ Ghille Tha Mo Rùn (It is the Lad that I Love)” from Seinn (2012) on turtlemusik / Fontana North

Kevin Burke and John Brennan “Evening Prayer Blues” from The Pound Ridge Sessions on Loftus

De Temps Antan “La Turluitte du Retelculteur” from Les habits de papier (2010) on Musication

The Press Gang “Crossing the Shannon” from The Press Gang on The Press Gang

Set break

Station ID


Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffin “Kathy’s song” from Brightest Sky Blue on Old Town Records

Martin Hayes “Bony Crossing the Alps / The Maids of Feakle” from Under The Moon (2006) on Green Linnet

Kevin Burke’s Open House “Oedipus Rex” from Hoof and Mouth on Green Linnet

Dervish “Swallow’s Tail (Lilting Banshee / Mug of Brown Ale / Swallow’s Tail / Morning Dew)Compass” from SPIRIT (2004) on Compass

Set break

Capercaillie “Brenda Stubbert’s Set” from Crosswinds (2006) on Green Linnet

The Voice Squad “The Sheepstealers” from Good People All on Shanachie

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac “Yellow Coat” from Seinn (2012) on turtlemusik / Fontana North

Jim Malcolm “Parcel o Rogues” from Acquaintance (2007) on Beltane

Set break


Gavin Marwick & Jonny Hardie “The Snuff Wife / Snug In a Blanket / the Duck” from The Blue Lamp on KRL

Colleen Raney “Queen of Argyll” from Lark (2011) on Raney

Sharon Shannon “Sandy river belle” from Out the Gap (1994) on Green Linnet

Dervish “John Blessings” from SPIRIT (2004) on Compass


Great fun this morning, always fun to have Colleen in the studio, and we had a great response from listeners!  Thanks everybody!

Clannad “Fairly Shot of Her” from Clannad 2 (1974) on Gael Linn

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem “The Work of the Weavers” from The Best of on Legacy International

The Chieftains “Sonny’s Mazurka / Tommy Hunt’s Jig” from The Chieftains 3 (1971) on Claddagh Records Limited

The Dubliners “Whiskey on a Sunday” from The Best of the Original Dubliners (2003) on EMI

Set break


Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill “Rolling In The Barrel” from The Lonesome Touch on Green Linnet

Altan “Seolta Geala” from Gleann Nimhe – The Poison Glen (2012) on Compass Records

Usher’s Island “The Half Century Set” from Usher’s Island (2017) on Vertical Records

Set break

Jonny Hardie “The Barra Boys/Dark Days” from Lucky Jonny (2005) on Birnam CD

Old Blind Dogs “Terror Time” from Four on the Floor on Compass

Old Blind Dogs “Gavottes des Montagnes” from Room with a View (2017) on OBD Music

Set break

Station ID


Troy MacGillivray “Pressed for Time” from Live At the Music Room (2010) on Compass

Cassie and Maggie “Buain a’choirce” from Sterling Road (2014) on Hearth PR

Cassie and Maggie “Strip the Willow Set” from The Willow Collection (2016) on Hearth PR

Set break

Vishtèn “Coeur en mer” from Terre rouge (2015) on Les Auditions du Corfus

Genticorum “Reel circulaire” from Nagez Rameurs (2011) on SODEC Quebec

Le Vent du Nord “Le Marche des Iroquois” from Tetu on Unknown

Set break

Jenny Sturgeon “raven” from From the Skein (2016) on Tamarach Records

Kirsty Law “Riddles” from Shift (2014) on Toun Records

Salt House “She’s Like the Swallow” from Lay Your Dark Low (2013) on Make Believe Records

Paul Mounsey “Dunfermline” from City of Walls (2003) on Iona Records




Deborah Henson-Conant-The Nightengale-Harpestry-Imaginary Road
Maighread and Triona ni Dhomhnaill-Donald Og-Between the Two Lights-GLCD
John Williams-Winnie Hayes/The Lonesome Jig-John Williams-Green Linnet


Maire Breatnach-The Mystic’s Jigs-Fiddler’s Green-Blix Street
Slyvia Herold-Courtin is a Pleasure-Crystal Tears
Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-Paddy Canny’s Toast/The Tempest-Noctambule-Noctambule Music
Hanz Araki-Reyardine-Six of One 5 of the Other-Hans Araki


Franco Morone-Geordie/John Barleycorn-The Road to Lisdoonvarna-The Road to Lisdoonvarna-Rough Trade
Kate Rusby and Kathryn Roberts-Hunting the Hare-Rusby and Roberts-Compass
Kevin Crawford-The Clare Connection-Carrying the Tune-Brooklyn Boy 1 Records
Jim Malcolm-The Echo Mocks the Corncrake-The Corncrake-Beltane


Sean Doyle-Carmin Fair-The Light and the Half Light-Compass
Peter Ostroushko-Trip to Donegal-Coming Down from Red Lodge-
John Spillane-Seachtain-Celtic Voices-Green Linnet
Marla Fibish and Victor Bruce-The Cloone/March Reel-Noctanbule-Noctambule Music


MaryJane Lammond/Wendy MacIsaac-Air a Ghile Tha a Mo Run-Seine-Factor
Ian Melrose-Nessie’s Hornpipe-Nessie’s Hornpipe-Between the Sighs
Arcady-Trois Matelots du Port-After the Ball-Shanachie
Grada-A L’envers-The Landing Step-Compass


Steve Tilson-The Blue Heron’s Eye-Solorubato-Fellside
Solas-The Waking Set-The Words that Remain-Shanachie
John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, Eamon O’Leary-Lovely Nancy-The Alt-Under the Arch
Goitse-Dowd’s No. 10-Transformed-Goitse


Old Blind Dogs-Earl O March’s Daughter-Room with a View-OBD Music
Aoife Clancy-Across the Blue Mountains-Celtic Compilation
Old Blind Dogs-Rolling Home-The Gab O’ Mey

Half-show Playlist

Only one hour of Oak & Thorn this morning, as the station will broadcast live coverage of the Sheepdog Trials at the County Fair from 10:00.  So, an hour of songs and tunes relating to fairs, livestock, and agricultural products.

Artist – Tune – CD – Label


Sharon Shannon & Friends – Hogs & Heifers – Libertango – Compass

The Bothy Band – Do You Love an Apple – Bothy Band 1975 – Compass

Dervish – Apples in Winter – Harmony Hill – Kells Music

Battlefield Band – Lads o’ the Fair – Home is Where the Van Is – Temple Records


Rebecca Lomnicky – The Ewie iw’ the Crooked Horn – The Call – independent

The Paul McKenna Band – The Lambs on the Green Hills – Stem the Tide – Greentrax

Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin – Cul Fada Reel/The Ravelled Hank of Yarn – Forgotten Days – Burrenstone Music



Joe Aitken – The Lispin’ Leghorn – Festival Favorites – independent

Ian Melrose – The Hen’s March O’er the Midden – Between the Sighs – Slow Motion Records

Ed Miller – The Wild Geese – Never Frae My Mind – Wellfield Records

The Tannahill Weavers – The Geese in the Bog/The Jig of Slurs – The Tannahill Weavers – Hedera Records


David Brewer – Feisty Blonde Cow – Living Tradition – independent

Rachel Walker – Puirt-a-Beul – Air Chall – Skipinnish Records

Mary Jane Lamond – Crodh Air a’Bhruaich – Lan Duil – Wicklow Records