Radio Show – Episode 45 – Fly into Spring

This show is vibrant with plenty of contemporary Welsh, Scottish, and some Irish singers and bands singing lively and compelling music in their native languages. We also have some traditional music, some dating back to the 17th century Irish harpers. Enjoy early Gaelic harp played by James Ruff,  as well as harp in music of Songs of Separation,  and by Rachel Newton, William Jackson and Gráinne Hambley.

Listen to Show 45 on demand through March 22.

The second hour is a re-air of Show 24 – Living and Dying.

12:03: Casi and the Blind Harpist – Aderyn
12:05: Gwyneth Glyn – Wyneb Dros Dro
12:08: Flook – The Crystal Year
12:15: James Ruff – King of the Blind
12:17: Alison Helzer – Gradh Geal Mo Chridhe
12:20: Songs of Separation – It Was A’ For Our Rightfu’ King
12:24: Silly Wizard – The Broom O’ the Cowdenknowes
12:29: Rachel Newton – ‘S Toil Leam Chruinneag Dhonn Nam Bo
12:33: Solas – Vital Mental Medicine / The Pullet
12:37: Osna – Morning Dew
12:39: William Jackson and Gráinne Hambley – Celia Connellan / The Rectory Reel
12:45: Kizzy Crawford – Y Ddrudwy
12:50: Meinir Gwilym – Pa Loches
12:54: Kila – Am

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