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
Celebrate the season with Celtic and Celtic-inspired music, folklore, poetry, and a tale in which we help the sun take wing. We’ll enjoy a sparkling landscape of beautiful and lively tunes to honor the illuminated Dark, and to beckon the Sun to return. Pure enchantment!
Harp music is sprinkled through the show. Enjoy the song and harp of Beth Gadbaw and Margot Krimmel (respectively), and harp by Debra Knodel, Órla Fallon in Celtic Woman, Kim Robertson, and a mystery harper or two (if you can identify them, please let me know!).
The second hour of the show is the rebroadcast of Episode 19 – Midwinter Day.
You’ll be able to hear this show on demand for two weeks. Links to the artists forthcoming!
12:00: Spookytree – Lochaber No More
12:01: Margot Krimmel & Beth Leachman-Gadbaw – Icy December
12:03: Phil Cunningham and Manus Lunny – When the Snow Melts
12:09: Debra Knodel – Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
12:12: The McCallans – Highland Christmas
12:15: Altan – Soillse Na Nollag
12:21: Susan Cooper – Poem
12:22: Eimear Quinn – Winter Apples
12:26: Celtic Woman – Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil (That Night in Bethlehem)
12:28: Kim Robertson – Gabhaim Molta Bride / Gabriel’s Message
12:36: Johnny Cunningham – King Holly, King Oak
12:40: Jane Valencia – Shell and Govan and the Little Sun
12:48: Scott Cossu – Last Snow
12:53: Alison Kraus and Natalie MacMaster – Get Me Through December
As I prep for my upcoming bardic storytelling concert coming in October, I’m finding myself drawn to the passions of my young adulthood: the Old Welsh language and poetry and the land of Wales — and the so-called Dark Ages of Britain. Some of these threads make their way into this show. Expect as well plenty of harp! Harpers appear as soloists, accompanists, band members, and in other surprising ways. You’ll hear harp played by Welsh triple harpist Llio Rhydderch, double strung harp by Laurie Riley, and harp played by Tina Larkin, Stacey Blythe (Ffynnon), Síle Denvir (Líadan), and more. You’ll also hear some Old Welsh language and excerpts of some of the earliest Welsh poems.
Please tune in: Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12noon PST streaming at Voice of Vashon. The second hour will be an encore airing. The show will also be available on demand for a couple of weeks.