It’s Summer! With Show 52, “Sun in Summer,” we enjoy a Solstice poem, folklore and traditional uses of the herb of the sun, St. John’s Wort, plenty of harp music, plus traditional and contemporary voices and music from Ireland and Scotland, and more.
Enjoy the harp playing of Margot Krimmel, Anne Roos, Mike Nielson, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Rachel Newton, and Sue Richards.
Our second hour is an encore airing of Show 7, “Place” — in particular, how the nature of the land and summer speak through our hearts, and we in turn give voice and expression to our experience of the land. In this show we also celebrate Father’s Day (yes, several weeks past!) with a few songs honoring dads.
In Show 7, enjoy harp in the playing of Patrick Ball, Verlene Schermer and Kyle Wohlmut, Sharlene Wallace and Kim Robertson, and Siobhán Armstrong.
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02:44 Éamon Doorley, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Julie Fowlis and Ross Martin / Dá Bhfaigheann Mo Rogha De Thriúr Acú/Dhannsamaid Le Ailean/Cairistíon’ Nigh’n Eoghainn
06:24 Margot Krimmel / The Lass Who Milks the Goats
09:15 Anne Roos / Artemisia
15:22 Kevin McManus / A Sun Dance at Solstice
17:33 Mike Nielson / Mama’s Waltz
20:21 Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman / Big Sciota
26:49 Rachel Newton / I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry
30:14 Lisa Hannigan / Undertow
34:54 Loah / Cortège
41:00 Jane Valencia – Folklore and Traditional Uses of St John’s Wort
43:01 Johnnie Lawson / Gentle Stream and Bird Song
46:29 Sue Richards and Robin Bullock / Banish Misfortune / Out on the Ocean / Cliffs of Moher
51:54 Kíla / Bearna Waltz
56:10 Éamon Doorley, Julie Fowlis, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre / An tEarrach Thiar
Show 51 – “Heartwood” – continues our adventure with fairy folklore and greenwood magic, with a pause to experience the tree lore and medicinal properties of Hawthorn. Hawthorn offers powerful medicine for the heart, both in physical and spiritual-emotional ways — and, I believe, wise teachings about connecting to one’s heart for our human family at this time.
The second hour is a re-airing of Show 5. Discover the folklore and magic of the plant Foxglove amidst the music.
As always, you’ll hear traditional and contemporary Celtic music, with forays into other genres.
In Show 51 – “Foxglove Music and Magic”: Enjoy poetry from Kevin Mcmanus and harp with Shayne White (Distant Oaks), Margot Krimmel, and Siobhán Armstrong (The Irish Consort), and plant wisdom from Darcey Blue French.
In Show 5: Enjoy a Welsh fairy tale as told by island storyteller Allison Cox and read by me, and harp with Alan Stivell, Derek Bell (The Chieftains), Vicki Parrish (The Standing Stones) and Debra Knodel, Cynthia Cathcart, Shayne White (Distant Oaks), and folklore from Mara Freeman. Find Show 5 Play List and Show Notes here.
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02:47 Distant Oaks / Against the Tide
05:57 Raw Bar Collective / Baile Mhúirne (feat. Nell Ní Chróinín)
09:47 Sharon Corr / Cooley’s Reel
14:55 Margot Krimmel / The Elf of Wit
18:13 Adrian von Ziegler / The Fairy Forest
Willa Cather / The Hawthorn Tree – poem
19:45 Darcey Blue French / Hawthorn – Faerie Guardian of the Heart – tree medicine
20:44 Adrian von Ziegler / A Celtic Lore
24:12 Natalie MacMaster / David’s Jig
28:56 Julie Fowlis,Éamon Doorley, Zoe Conway and John Mc Intyre. / Port Dannsaidh Hiortach / Deóra Dé
37:09 The Irish Consort- Siobhán Armstrong / Sir John Packington’s pavin
40:43 Margot Krimmel / Carolan’s Ramble to Cashel
44:36 J. J. Sheridan / Patrick Kelly
46:28 Steve Baughman / Lady Athenry
50:55 Kevin Mcmanus / Poem: We are Born from the Earth
53:21 Mannheim Steamroller / The Fourth Door
Here’s what’s “live” on streaming radio program Forest Halls Celtic for on-demand listening.
In Show 50 “The Fairy Tree,” we continue to immerse ourselves in the magic of Beltaine. We’ll feast on fairy music and meet the tree at the heart of the forest. Poetry, tree lore, and a tale weave through these woods. Enjoy harp in the music of Padraigín Ní Uallacháin, and with Anne Roos, Jerry Bauer, and Jane Valencia.
Re-airing is Show 29 “Out on the Land.” With traditional Celtic as a starting point this show takes flight into a landscape of chamber-Celtic, electric folk rock, some Indie folk-fusion music, and even a little jazz. Harp “sightings” include music by Jenny Van der Harten and Máire Ní Chathasaigh (in The Casey Sisters).
Listen to the shows on demand at Voice of Vashon.
Title: Show 50 – The Fairy Tree
02:04 The Gloaming / Samhradh Samhradh
07:50 The Bothy Band / Casadh An tSúgáin (Twisting the Rope)
12:50 Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley / The Fairy Ring / Strollin’ Doon da Strynd / Glaitness House
16:35 Padraigín Ní Uallacháin / Suantraí Sí – A Fairy Lullaby
19:48 Anne Roos / The Fairie Child & The Fairie Queen
24:27 Gary Stadler & Wendy Rule / Dance of the Wild Faeries
29:10 Mara Freeman / Tree Lore – Hawthorn
31:01 Seamus Byrne / Forest and Streams
33:55 Molly Pinto Madigan / Bloom
40:24 Jerry Bauer / I See the Mountains
44:08 Jane Valencia / Story – Tree Gift
52:55 Jane Valencia / Dawn Redwoods
56:05 Eitre / Fairy Reel