Radio Show – Episode 50 – The Fairy Tree – May 17, 2020

Here’s what’s “live” on streaming radio program Forest Halls Celtic for on-demand listening.

In Show 50 “The Fairy Tree,” we continue to immerse ourselves in the magic of Beltaine. We’ll feast on fairy music and meet the tree at the heart of the forest. Poetry, tree lore, and a tale weave through these woods. Enjoy harp in the music of Padraigín Ní Uallacháin, and with Anne Roos, Jerry Bauer, and Jane Valencia.

Re-airing is Show 29 “Out on the Land.” With traditional Celtic as a starting point this show takes flight into a landscape of chamber-Celtic, electric folk rock, some Indie folk-fusion music, and even a little jazz. Harp “sightings” include music by Jenny Van der Harten and Máire Ní Chathasaigh (in The Casey Sisters).

Listen to the shows on demand at Voice of Vashon.

Title: Show 50 – The Fairy Tree
02:04 The Gloaming / Samhradh Samhradh
07:50 The Bothy Band / Casadh An tSúgáin (Twisting the Rope)
12:50 Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley / The Fairy Ring / Strollin’ Doon da Strynd / Glaitness House
16:35 Padraigín Ní Uallacháin / Suantraí Sí – A Fairy Lullaby
19:48 Anne Roos / The Fairie Child & The Fairie Queen
24:27 Gary Stadler & Wendy Rule / Dance of the Wild Faeries
29:10 Mara Freeman / Tree Lore – Hawthorn
31:01 Seamus Byrne / Forest and Streams
33:55 Molly Pinto Madigan / Bloom
40:24 Jerry Bauer / I See the Mountains
44:08 Jane Valencia / Story – Tree Gift
52:55 Jane Valencia / Dawn Redwoods
56:05 Eitre / Fairy Reel

Radio Show – Episode 48 – More Harp – April 19, 2020

With the fullness of Spring and music in the air, what can I say? I have to bring in more harp!

And if you groove on the joy, beauty, and surprise that this angelic and, in expert hands, brash instrument can bring,  you’ll enjoy this follow-on to our previous all-harp show.  We head off-trail with some contemporary sounds, but return again to Celtic-rooted music and themes. We also journey down to the shore to listen to an old Scots Gaelic prayer, and witness a boat blessing.

Inspired by this unusual and threshold time in which we live, I share a magical tale of my own about  Rose Hip and Snowberry, two children who venture into the woods when technology falls away and their modern world changes.

You’ll also hear music from a new group of which I am part.

Harpers featured are Sue Richards, Lily Neill, Verlene Schermer, Séamus Ó Flatharta in High Time Irish band, Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra, Màiri Chaimbeul (backing Jenna Moynihan), and Deb Knodel, Claudia Slayman, Verlene Schermer, and Jane Valencia as Spooky Redtail Moon

Listen to the show on demand until May 3

The second hour is an encore airing of Show 27:  On the Wing

01:30 Sue Richards / Nyth y Gwcw
04:19 Lily Neill / Bedford Row
08:01 Verlene Schermer / Flying
14:04 HighTime / An Maoilín
18:04 Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra / Crann Ull
22:01 Jenna Moynihan / The Eagle’s Whistle / Major Campbell Graham
27:45 Scots Gaelic Boat Blessing and Prayer; Music: Sound Healing Center / Healing Harp by the Sea
32:13 Sara & Maynard Johnson with Rogues’ Consort / Rowing From Isla to Uist
35:35 Sibéal / An Cailin Alainn
41:27 Story by Jane Valencia / Rose Hip and Snowberry
53:22 Spooky Redtail Moon / Tam Lin – The Glasgow Reel

Episode 40 – Radio Show – Midwinter Magic – December 22 and 29, 2019

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.

Listen here.

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