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.
Listen to both shows on demand
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.
Listen to both shows on deman
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
Hello, Wild Ones!
Enter the Wildwood and feast your senses in the magic, mischief, and flowering spirit of Beltane by way of the Forest Halls Celtic streaming radio program. Airing today from 12-2pm PST, Show 49 and a re-airing of Show 3 “Green Man and May Queen” will be on demand for the next two weeks. Enjoy greenwood music, folklore, poetry, a tale, flights of fancy, and, as always, harp.
Experience the enchantment here
In Show 49 – Find harp in the music of Christina Tourin, Miranda Brown (in the band Jaiya), Alison Kinnaird (in the music of Eilidh MacKenzie). Enjoy bardic poetry with Halo Quin and Kevan Manwaring, a poem by Charles Stanley Causley, and a tale and prose by Jane Valencia
In Show 3: Harp with Anne Roos, Christina Tourin, Shelley Phillips, Debra Knodel and Jane Valencia (Spookytree). Read extensive notes here.
01:27 Jackie Oates / Hail! Hail! The First of May
03:55 Shira Kammen and Pam Swan / Lord May’s Set
08:55 Goitse / Transformed
18:06 Mes Aïeux / J’Entends Le Loup, Le Renard Et La Belette (La Jument de Michao)
22:12 Jane Valencia / Story: I Hear the Wolf and the Fox and the Weasel
31:50 Christina Tourin / Oak
38:03 Jaiya / Beltane Night
43:30 Halo Quin / Poem: Headless at Beltane
46:12 Kevan Manwaring / Poem: Heartwood – from his book The Silver Branch: Bardic Poems and Letters to a Young Bard.
47:51 Telynor – John Peekstok and Anna Clemenger / Sprig of Thyme
51:28 Molly Pinto Madigan / Willowwood
57:55 Eilidh MacKenzie / Thig am bàta (The Boat Will Come)