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 44 – Healing Waters and the Fire of Longing

Refresh yourself with the healing waters of holy well and ocean, and into music that flows through sanctuary spaces and allows the fire of longing to express in the heart.

Listen to the show on demand until 2/19.

Harp on this show: Christina Tourin, in the music of Anúna, Màiri Chaimbeul, Rachel Newton, Seckou Keita (kora)

The second hour of the show is a re-airing of Episode 23 -Pilgrimage.

12:01: Christina Tourin – Well of Eternal Youth
12:05: Jenna Moynihan – Haven
12:08: Anúna – Kells
12:12: Skippinish – Wishing Well
12:23: Lasairfhíona – Tonnta Chonamara
12:28: Cúig – Carry On
12:35: Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill – Colm Cille Na Féile
12:40: Rachel Newton – Gura mise tha fo mhulad
12:43: Ffynnon – Galw
12:48: Mary McLaughlin – Sealwoman/Yundah
12:52: Lisa Hannigan – The Song of the Seal
12:56: Beth Porter – Charm on, Goldfinch

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