Radio Show – Episode 44 – Healing Waters and the Fire of Longing

Refresh yourself with the healing waters of holy well and ocean, and into music that flows through sanctuary spaces and allows the fire of longing to express in the heart.

Listen to the show on demand until 2/19.

Harp on this show: Christina Tourin, in the music of Anúna, Màiri Chaimbeul, Rachel Newton, Seckou Keita (kora)

The second hour of the show is a re-airing of Episode 23 -Pilgrimage.

12:01: Christina Tourin – Well of Eternal Youth
12:05: Jenna Moynihan – Haven
12:08: Anúna – Kells
12:12: Skippinish – Wishing Well
12:23: Lasairfhíona – Tonnta Chonamara
12:28: Cúig – Carry On
12:35: Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill – Colm Cille Na Féile
12:40: Rachel Newton – Gura mise tha fo mhulad
12:43: Ffynnon – Galw
12:48: Mary McLaughlin – Sealwoman/Yundah
12:52: Lisa Hannigan – The Song of the Seal
12:56: Beth Porter – Charm on, Goldfinch

Radio Show – Episode 43 – Inspiration – Feb 2 and Feb 9, 2020

Today’s show is swept with the inspiration of Brigid – Celtic Goddess and Irish Saint. In the first hour, Show 43, this creative fire emerges in songs expressing  love. In the second hour, a re-airing of Show 22, we delve into music, poetry, and lore surrounding and related to this powerful figure of light in Celtic traditions.

In Show 43,  hear harp in the music of Carol Thompson, Dave and Sharon Thormahlen, and  Laurie Riley

Listen to this episode on demand for the next to week here.

12:02: Carol Thompson – Women of Ireland
12:04: Julie Fowlis – Hug Air A’ Bhonaid Mhoir
12:07: Naimh Parsons – The Flower of Magherally
12:12: Skipinnish – Walking On The Waves
12:16: Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller – Time Wears Awa’
12:23: Robyn Stapleton – Ae Fond Kiss
12:27: Dave & Sharon Thormahlen – Gander In The Pratie Hole
12:29: Solasta – The Hornpipe Set
12:37: The Unthanks – Mount The Air
12:42: Laurie Riley – O’Carolan’s Ramble to Cashel
12:46: Claire Hastings – Come Spend a While Wi_ Me
12:52: Jenna Moynihan – Eagle_s Whistle/ Major Campbell Graham
12:58: Greg Joy – Road to Lisdoonvarna

Radio Show – Episode 42 – The Bear – January 19 and 26, 2020

In Episode 42 we venture into the winter landscape with music, a tale, and more inspired by the mystery and magic of the Bear in Celtic folklore. Enjoy Celtic tunes, songs, and poetry plus some music from other genres, and plenty of enchantment.  I’m pleased to tell a story inspired by Debra Knodel’s song, “Binwag’s Lullaby” – a favorite among our fans — and will air that music too. The story also includes a snippet in the story of Deb’s newest bear magic piece, “Tundra Lullaby.”

Enjoy harp in the music of the Casey Sisters,  OMNIA,  as well as in the story and song following, and a bardic poem composed and spoken by Kevan Manwaring.

Our second hour is a re-airing of Episode 21, “New.”

Listen to both shows here.

Hear this show on demand for two weeks.

12:02: Paul Machlis – Early Morn
12:06: Kevin Burke – The Cottage Groves / Maudabawn Chapel / The Beare Island Reel
12:11: Laura Risk – Sunday River
12:16: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – Miss Laura Risk
12:20: Courteous Thief – Mountains and Sea
12:26: Kevan Manwaring – Tallyesin – The Song of Taliesin
12:29: The Casey Sisters – The Bandonbridge Suite: b
12:32: Jane Valencia – Bear Lore
12:34: Beginish – Beginish
12:38: OMNIA – Grone Lunden
12:43: Jane Valencia – The Bear King’s Lullaby
12:51: Spookytree – Debra Knodel and Jane Valencia – Binwag’s Lullaby
12:57: Eve Goodman and Sera – Gaeafgwsg