For You Who Love Selkie Legend – Encore!

For the next two weeks, my radio show Forest Halls Celtic will air “Selkie.” Catch it on demand here.

The legends of the Selkie – remarkable people who are seals in the sea and humans on land – are haunting, often sad, and strangely compelling. In this show we take a deep dive into the music and magic of the Selkie with tales and songs arising from the coasts and islands of Scotland and Ireland, and the Orkney and Shetland Islands, as well as some contemporary expressions. Enjoy!

12:00: Spookytree – Lochaber No More
12:02: Carolyn Allan, Jenny Keldie, Phil Cunningham – The Great Selkie of Sule Skerry
12:05: Kim Robertson – The Selkie
12:08: Heather Dale – The Maiden and the Selkie
12:16: Jean Redpath – The Song Of The Seals
12:20: Patrick Ball – The Seal
12:23: Mason Daring and the Secret of Roan Inish – The Roan Inish Theme
12:25: Mason Daring and the Secret of Roan Inish – Fiona Explores
12:30: Seamus Byrne – Ocean Surf
12:37: Anne Roos – The Mermaid’s Tears
12:43: Mary McLaughlin – Sealwoman-Yundah
12:47: Knodel and Valencia – The Fisherman’s Song for Attracting Seals
12:55: Tori Amos – Selkie

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Radio Show – Show 31 – At the end of the Day – June 18, 2017

Finale! This show celebrates its 30+ episode run with music by artists who have supported Forest Halls Celtic from the beginning, as well as music by artists who represent Jane’s recent discoveries. This is the last live broadcast for the time being. Archived shows will replay at least through the summer.

12:01: Mary Jane Lamond – Bog a’Lochain
12:04: Shira Kammen – Petticoat Set
12:10: Anne Roos – Epping Forest
12:15: Kris & Lark – Kacheche (Extended Version)
12:21: Margot Krimmel and Beth Leachman (Gadbaw & Krimmel) – The Bells of Rhymney
12:24: Lady Maisery – The Gardener
12:31: The Quadriga Consort – Pulling the Sea-Dulse (Ireland)
12:35: Solasta – The Sea Set
12:41: Knodel and Valencia – Spootiskerry
12:46: Peter Elman – Jesse’s Last Ride
12:50: Ember – Far From Home

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Radio Show – Episode 30 – June 4, 2017

This show features an eclectic mix as we begin with Celtic and folk music and head out beyond. Special guest DJ is Andy Valencia (Jane’s husband).

12:01: Sileas – Judges Dilemma, Inverness Gathering
12:05: Alan Stivell – Gaeltacht (excerpt)
12:07: Matthew and the Atlas – I Followed Fires
12:13: Iron & Wine – Lovesong of the Buzzard
12:17: Ryley Walker – Primrose Green
12:22: The Pentangle – A Maid That’s Deep In Love
12:28: Kate Wolf – Picture Puzzle
12:32: Enya – Orinoco Flow
12:36: Maire Brennan – Against the Wind
12:42: Noir Desir – Le Vent Nous Portera
12:47: Ekova – Starlight In Daden
12:52: Knodel and Valencia – Lauda
12:53: Mouth Music (ft. Talitha Mackenzie) – Seinn O!
12:57: Marianne Faithfull – The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

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