Bringing you the best of Celtic music
from atop Swarthmore College's Parrish Hall

WSRN 91.5 fm Swarthmore

Fall 1999: 8.20-10 a.m. Thursdays

There's so much good music out there! I can't play it all, but my goal is to share with the community the fun and beauty of traditional Celtic music.
For my opinions on most of the bands and musicians featured here, please go here.
For more details and complete discographies, go to the Ceolas Celtic Music Archive.

16 September

* Relativity: There Was a Lady (There Was a Lady)
* The Bothy Band: The Green Groves of Erin/The Flowers of Red Hill (First Album)
* Solas: The Vega Set (The Words That Remain)
* Altan: Mo Choill (There Was a Lady)
* Dervish: Touching Cloth (At the End of the Day)
* Kornog: Dans Loudeig (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection)
* The Whistlebinkies: Ho-Ro Mo Chuachag (A Wanton Fling)
* Silly Wizard: Miss Shepard/Sweeney's Buttermilk (Live)
* Patrick Street: Jenny Picking Cockles/An Gabhran/Jack Keane's Reel (Heart of the Gaels)
* Altan: Donal agus Morag (Heart of the Gaels)
* Ad Veille Que Pourra: Evit Gabriel (Heart of the Gaels)
* Aly Bain: Midnight on the Water/Bonaparte's Retreat (Lonely Bird)
* The House Band: Seven Yellow Gypsies (October Song)
* Eileen Ivers: On Horseback (Wild Blue)
* Seamus Ennis: The Rainy Day/The Merry Blacksmith/The Silver Spear (Piping Hot)
* The Whistlebinkies: The Whistlebinkies Jig (A Wanton Fling)
* Silly Wizard: Donal MacGillavry (Live)
* Solas: The Flowing Bowl/Maire Breathnach's #1/The Doon/The Mason's Men (Solas)
* Milladoiro: Aires de Pontevedra (As Fadas de Estrano Nome)
* Karan Casey: She Is Like the Swallow (Songlines)
* Cherish the Ladies: Inisheer (Putting on Airs)
* Dervish: Drag Her Round the Road (At the End of the Day)
* Andy Stewart and Manus Lunny: Tae the Weavers Gin Ye Go (Heart of the Gaels)
* Patrick Street: Three Slides (Live from Patrick Street)
* Gerry O'Connor and Daithi Sproule: Tatter Jack Walsh/King's Fancy (Gaelic Roots)
* Solas: Nil Na La (Solas)


23 September

* Relativity: There Was a Lady (There Was a Lady)
* Open House: The Split Rock/Pipe on the Hob/Blue Adder (Hoof and Mouth)
* Skylark: Limber Up/The Contradiction/The New Line to Dublin (Heart of the Gaels)
* Solas: Sraid an Chloig (The Words that Remain)
* The Bothy Band: Leitrim Fancy/Round the World for Sport/Rip the Calico/Martin Wynne's/Holy Land (The Best of the Bothy Band)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Samuel the Weaver/The Panda/Thunderhead/The Cannongate Twitch/Allan MacDonald's (Heart of the Gaels)
* Cherish the Ladies: The Galway Rover (New Day Dawning)
* Bonnie Rideout: The Man of Corrie/My Love is Fixed on Donald (Soft May May)
* Tony Ellis & Debbie Norris: Snowdrop (Gaelic Roots)
* Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: The Mountain House (The Lover's Waltz)
* The Whistlebinkies: Nuair a bha mi og (Timber Timbre)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Lucy/Cassidy/The Bletherskate/The Smith of Chiltiechassie (The Best of the Tannahill Weavers 1979-1989)
* Patrick Street: Wild Rover No More (Live from Patrick Street)
* Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill: John Naughton's Reel/Another Paddy Fahy Reel (The Lonesome Touch)
* The House Band: Rispiti/Mairtin O'Connor's (October Song)
* Reeltime: Trucks of Bohermore (Live It Up)
* Dervish: Peata Beag (At the End of the Day)
* Open House: Crowley's Reel/The House of Hammill/The Mullingar Races (Open House)
* Arcona Reel Band: Miss McLeod's/Drowsy Maggie (American Celtic)
* Eileen Ivers: Bunch of Keys (Crossing the Bridge)
* Patrick Street: When Adam Was in Paradise (Made in Cork)
* Natalie MacMaster: If Ever You Were Mine (Fit as a Fiddle)
* Silly Wizard: Lover's Heart (Live)


30 September

* Relativity: There Was a Lady
* The Bothy Band: Martin Wynne's/The Longford Tinker (The First Album)
* Patrick Street: Her Mantle So Green (Made in Cork)
* Cherish the Ladies: Her Mantle So Green (Threads of Time)
* Eileen Ivers: Flowing Tide/Crock of Gold/Julia Delaney's (Eileen Ivers)
* Fourin na Feire: Cailleach an Airgid/The Return Home/Junior Crehan's (Gaelic Roots)
* Silly Wizard: The Queen of Argyll (Live)
* Liz Carroll: Reel Beatrice/The Abbey Reel (Joyful Noise)
* Les Quebecois: Turlette arcadienne/Reel de Marcel Grondin/Reel de Sherbrooke/Reel St-Paul (Gaelic Roots)
* Natalie MacMaster: Counselor's/The Rakes of Kildare/The Lark in the Morning (Fit as a Fiddle)
* Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: The Lover's Waltz (The Lover's Waltz)
* The Bothy Band: Do You Love an Apple (The First Album)
* Patrick Street: The Thames Hornpipe/The Fairy Queen (All in Good Time)
* Cherish the Ladies: The Dance (The Back Door)
* The Whistlebinkies: My Wife's a Drunkard (Timber Timbre)
* The House Band: the Grey Funnel Line (October Song)
* Solas: Gan Aimn/The Humours of Whiskey/Leslie's March (Solas)
* Dervish: Drag Her Round the Road (At the End of the Day)
* Patrick Steet: A Prince Among Men (All in Good Time)
* Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy: Banish Misfortune/When the Cock Crows it is Day (The Wind Among the Reeds)
* Cherish the Ladies: The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Threads of Time)
* Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, Johnny Cunningham: The Dark Island (Celtic Fiddle Festival Encore)
* Reeltime: Garfield's Swing (Live It Up)
* Solas: The Waking Up Set (The Words That Remain)
* Arcona Reel Band: Banish Misfortune (American Celtic)


7 October

* Relativity: There Was a Lady (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection)
* The Bothy Band: Music in the Glen/The Humours of Scariff/The Otter's Holt (Best of the Bothy Band)
* Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy: The Cuil Aodha Jig/Tatter Jack Walsh (The Wind Among the Reeds)
* Reeltime: Sile (Live It Up)
* Patrick Street: The Midnight Ramble/The Bogman/The Old Stage (Made in Cork)
* Niamh Parsons: Blackbirds and Thrushes (Blackbirds and Thrushes)
* Open House: The Okarina/The Tattoo (Hoof and Mouth)
* Full Moon Ensemble: Kilkelly (Safe Harbor)
* Jerry O'Sullivan: The Green Fields of Canada (Gaelic Roots)
* Arcona Reel Band: All for me grog (American Celtic)
* The Bothy Band: The Tar Road to Sligo/Paddy Clancy's (First Album)
* Dervish: Josefin's Waltz (At the End of the Day)
* Cherish the Ladies: The Galway Rover (New Day Dawning)
* The Whistlebinkies: The Wee Eddie Reel (A Wanton Fling)
* Skyedance: Midnight on Raasay/The Braemar Cappuccino (Way Out to Hope Street)
* Solas: Tom Busby's/James O'Bryne's/The Four Posts of the Bed (Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Carls o' Dysart (Choice Cuts)
* Reeltime: Gort to Texas to Honolulu (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection)
* Aly Bain: Spey in Spate/Pottinger's Reel/Dowd's Reel (Lonely Bird)
* Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, Christian Lemaitre: Mrs. Kenny's/Gowden Locks/Sweeney's Buttermilk/I Haven't Heard from Johnny Yet/Les Ridees du Printemps (Celtic Fiddle Festival Encore)
* Full Moon Ensemble: The Swallowtail Jig/Calliope House/The Cowboy Jig (The Road to Drumleman)
* Altan: The Jug of Punch (There Was a Lady)
* Arcona Reel: Off to California (American Celtic)


14 October Fall break

21 October

* Relativity: There Was a Lady (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary)
* Patrick Street: Bring Back the Child/Paidin O'Rafferty's (Made in Cork)
* Martin Hayes: The Crooked Road/The Foxhunter's Reel (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary)
* Dick Gaughan: Song for Ireland (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary)
* Buddy MacMaster: Down the Burn Davie Lad/The Laddie with the Plaidie/Miss Gordon's/Athole Brose/Lady Muir MacKenzie/Jenny Dang the Weaver (Gaelic Roots)
* Silly Wizard: Humours of Tulla/Toss the Feathers/Saint Anne's Reel/Lexy McAskill/The Limerick Lasses/Jean's Reel (Live)
* Solas: The Unquiet Grave (Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers)
* The Bothy Band: Martin Wynne's/The Longford Tinker (1975)
* Aly Bain: Aly's Waltz (Lonely Bird)
* Karan Casey: An Buachallin Ban (Songlines)
* Open House: Frailach (Open House)
* The Tannahill Weavers:The Geese in the Bog/Jig of Slurs (The Best of the Tannahill Weavers, 1979-1989)
* Eileen Ivers: (Crossing the Bridge)
* Cherish the Ladies: Green Grow the Rushes Oh (New Day Dawning)
* Cherish the Ladies: If Ever You Were Mine (The Back Door)
* The Whistlebinkies: The Piper's Jigs (A Wanton Fling)
* Dervish: Pheigin mo chroi (Live in Palma)
* Patrick Street: Music for a Found Harmonium (Live from Patrick Street)
* Skyedance: Skyedance Reels (Way Out to Hope Street)
* The House Band: Donald MacLennon's Tuning Phrase/The Zakynthos Jig (October Song)
* Solas: Johnny's Gone for a Soldier (Solas)
* The Bothy Band: Old Hag You Have Killed Me (The Best of the Bothy Band)
* Reeltime: Guiness in Germany (Live It Up)


28 October

* Relativity: There Was a Lady (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary)
* Patrick Street: McKenna's Jigs (Live from Patrick Street)
* Dervish: An Spailpin Fanach (At the End of the Day)
* The Boys of the Lough: Hop High Ladies (Good Friends -- Good Music)
* John Allan Cameron: The Kitchen Session (Glencoe Station)
* The House Band: The Dusty Miller/The County Ground (Word of Mouth)
* Silly Wizard: The Valley of Strathmore (Live)
* Full Moon Ensemble: The Carraroe Jig/The Blarney Pilgrim (Safe Harbor)
* Seamus Egan, John Williams, Tony Cuffe: Emily's Reel/The Flowing Bowl/Mason's Men (Gaelic Roots)
* Moving Cloud: Swing Waltz (Foxglove)
* The Tannahill Weavers: When the Kye Come Hame (Epona)
* Sean Keane: McLean of Pennycross/Maggie Cameron/Duntroon Castle (Jog It in Style)
* Cherish the Ladies: The Battle of Aughrim/The Star above the Garter (Threads of Time)
* Anam: The Last Pint/Trim the Velvet (First Footing)
* Solas: The Newry Highwayman (Solas)
* Moving Cloud: Kitty's Rambles/The Cook in the Kitchen/Paidin O'Rafferty's (Foxglove)
* The Boys of the Lough: Gaelic mouth music (Good Friends -- Good Music)
* Arcona Reel Band: French Canadian Medley (American Celtic)
* The Whistlebinkies: Achmore Loch (Timbre Timber)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Lucy Cassidy/The Bletherskate/The Smith of Chiltiechassie (Best of the Tannahill Weavers 1979-1989)
* Dervish: Sheila Nee Iyer (Live from Palma)
* The Bothy Band: The Salamanca/The Banshee/The Sailor's Bonnet (1975)
* Cherish the Ladies: Three Weeks We Were Wed (The Back Door)
* Open House: Paddy the Caffler/Glen Cottage Polka/Tolka Polka (Hoof and Mouth)
* Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan: O'Sullivan's/Callaghan's (The Smokey Chimney)
* Silly Wizard: Ramblin' Rover (Live)


4 November

* Relativity: There Was a Lady
* Anam: An Blew Treghys (Riptide)
* Maura O'Connell: Down by the Salley Gardens (Wandering Home)
* The Bothy Band: The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/Flower of the Flock/Famous Ballymote (1975)
* The Bothy Band: Pretty Peg/Craig's Pipes (1975)
* Cherish the Ladies: Miss Maule's/Alta's Reel/The Five of Diamonds/The Pilltown Reel (Threads of Time)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Grey Bob/Cully's Wedding/Loch Canan/Grey Bob (Heart of the Gaels)
* The Whistlebinkies: Cam' Ye O'er frae France? (A Wanton Fling)
* Nomos: The Scalloway Lasses (Set You Free)
* Dervish: The Hills of Greenmore (Harmony Hill)
* Natalie MacMaster: Nancy's Waltz (Fit as a Fiddle)
* Full Moon Ensemble: Two Irish Miles (Road to Drumleman)
* The Boys of the Lough: Hillswick Wedding/Robertson's Reel (Good Friends -- Good Music)
* Cathal Hayden, Paddy Keenan, Mark Simos: Congress Jig/Congress Reel (Gaelic Roots)
* Patrick Street: My Son in Amerikay (live from Patrick Street)
* Moving Cloud: Bryne's Hornpipe/Yellow Cow/Flowers of the Mill (Foxglove)
* The House Band: War Hent Berc'hed/Le Bon Chien/Derobee de Broons/Derobee (October Song)
* Dervish: Bellaghy Fair (Harmony Hill)
* Eileen Ivers: Pachelbel's Frolics (Eileen Ivers)
* Alasdair Fraser: Wooden Whale/Leaps and Bounds/Skye Barbeque (Dawn Dance)
* Anam: Mylie's Revenge/The Piper's Wedding (First Footing)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Highland Laddie (The Best of the Tannahill Weavers, 1979-1989)
* Solas: Mom's Jig/Bill Nicholson's 67th (Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers)
* Trian: The Music Book/Bela Bartok's Highland (Trian)
* Patrick Street: Mouth of the Tobique/Billy Wilson (All in Good Time)


11 November The day of the bat....
So I come into the studio this morning and head to the shelf where the Celtic CDs are kept. At the end of the shelf is a stack of CDs that I use most, but this morning, there's a small, brown ball leaning up against the stack. One little claw clings to a CD. Oh dear, I say, peering closer, A bat!
What do I do now? I've got about 3 minutes before I go on the air. So I fetch my sweater, wrap the little fellow up (he doesn't move), and carry him to the open window in the studio. An attempt to gently dislodge him is quite useless; he clings to my sweater, one black beady eye open. He's awfully cute! "Fine," I say, and go off to fetch my CDs. I come back, say to the other DJ, "Has he flown off yet, Dan?"
"Nope. I think he fell asleep again."
"Hm. Um, well.... Wake up, you silly little thing! I want my sweater back!"
Finally, with a bit more prodding, he flits off suddenly. And that, my friends, makes a very exciting morning up on Parrish 5th!

* Relativity: There Was a Lady
* Patrick Street: Jenny Picking Cockles/An Gabhran/Jack Keane's Reel (Heart of the Gaels)
* Kornog: Gavotten ar menez (Heart of the Gaels)
* Full Moon Ensemble: What Ails You?/Fergal O'Gara (Safe Harbor)
* Skyedance: Walking the Plank (Way Out to Hope Street)
* Eileen Ivers: East Nuek of Fife (Eileen Ivers)
* Karan Casey: Martinmas Time (Songlines)
* Dervish: Apples in Winter (Harmony Hill)
* The Bothy Band: The Butterfly (1975)
* Moving Cloud: Shelly River Waltz/New Year's Waltz (Foxglove)
* June Tabor: No Man's Land (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection)
* Darol Anger and Martin Hayes: Banish Misfortune (Diary of a Fiddler)
* Reeltime: Montbellew to Milan (Live It Up)
* Cherish the Ladies: The Bonny Light Horseman (Threads of Time)
* Solas: Song of the Kelpie (Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers)
* Patrick Street: Jack the Bridge/Cul Aodha Polka/The Salmon Tailing Up the River (Live from Patrick Street)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Roddie MacDonald's Favorite (The Best of the Tannahill Weavers, 1979-1989)
* The Whistlebinkies: Deireadh Leave, 1940 (A Wanton Fling)
* Deanta: Rock of Esse/Ascent (Putting on Airs)
* Nomos: Down the Lane (Set You Free)
* Paddy Reynolds & Felix Dolan: Providence/Dudeen (Atlantic Wave)
* Skyedance: Way Out to Hope Street (Way Out to Hope Street)


18 November

* Relativity: There Was a Lady * Tommy Keane and Jacqueline McCarthy: The Maid at the Well/The Gallowglass/Anthony Frawley's (The Wind Among the Reeds)
* Anam: Dan Amhairgin (First Footing)
* Bonnie Rideout: Sad is my soul/A doo-a-dee I went/The Battery Rock/The Red Brook (Soft May Morn)
* The Tannahill Weavers: The Plooboy Laddies/John Murray of Lochee (Choice Cuts)
* Natalie MacMaster: The Honeysuckle Set (No Boundaries)
* Solas: Paddy Taylor's/McFaddden's Handsome Daughter/The Narrowback/Frank's Reel/Esther's Reel
* Arcona Reel Band: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (American Celtic)
* The Boys of the Lough: Far from Home/Da Road to Houll (Good Friends -- Good music)
* Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: The Mountain House (The Lover's Waltz)
* Dervish: Molly and Johnny (Playing with Fire)
* The House Band: The End of the World (October Song)
* The Full Moon Ensemble: Bluebells of Scotland (Safe Harbor)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Turf Lodge/The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Welcome to the Shetland Isles/Lady Margaret Stewart/The Flaggon (The Best of the Tannahill Weavers, 1979-1989)
* Patrick Street: Lintheads (All in Good Time)
* Moving Cloud: Suil Suil a Ghra/Chopman/The Humours of Castlecomer (Foxglove)
* Joe Derraine: Ferrall O'Gara/The Flogging Reel (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection)
* Solas: Timmy Clifford's/The Return Home/O'ot be est da vong/John Joe Casey's (Solas)
* Patrick Street: The Coalminer/The Heather Breeze/The Turf House (Made in Cork)
* The Whistlebinkies: John Roy Stewart (Timber Timbre)
* Bonnie Rideout: Lord Revy/Ha-do-lolal/The Lad's Cairn/Hobgoblin/Gruagach (Soft May Morn)
* The Bothy Band: Do You Love an Apple? (The Best of the Bothy Band)


25 November Thanksgiving

2 December

* Relativity: There Was a Lady
* Seamus Egan: John Doherty's/Crowley's/Gan Aimn
* The Bothy Band: The Tar Road to Sligo/Paddy Clancy's(Best of the Bothy Band)
* The Boys of the Lough: Da Cold Nights o' Winter/Da Blue Yow/Da Spirit o' Whiskey (A Midwinter Night's Dream)
* The Tannahill Weavers: The Roving Hielandman (A Joyful Noise)
* The House Band: Sadam's Reel/Kolsko Horo (Another Setting)
* Solas: I wonder what's keeping my true love tonight (Solas)
* Aine Minogue: Hunting the Wren (A Winter's Tale)
* The Boys of the Lough: Wren Polka No. 1/Wren Polka No. 2/The Wren's Chase/The Wren's Escape (A Midwinter Night's Dream)
* The Arcona Reel Band: All for me grog (American Celtic)
* Tim Lyons: The Humours of Whiskey (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary)
* Martin Hayes: Peggy's Waltz (The Lonesome Touch)
* Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton: The Gower Wassail (Yule)
* The Whistlebinkies: Ardmore Loch (Timber Timbre)
* The Full Moon Ensemble: I saw three ships/The Snowy Woods of Old Limerick (Songs for a Winter's Night)
* Carnloch: The Crooked Road/Man of Aran/Bobby Casey's (The Crooked Road)
* Altan: Moll dubh a' Ghleanna (The Best of Altan)
* Joanie Madden: Hyne's March/Johnny Hurling's/Lasses of Ballintra (Gentle Breeze)
* Dervish: Peata Beag (Live in Palma)
* Ad Veille Que Pourra: Evit Gabriel (Heart of the Gaels)
* Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton: The Castle Keep/Masters in this Hall (Yule)
* Kevin Burke: King of the Fairies (Sweeney's Dream)
* Lisa Lynne: Morning Star (Celtic Christmas IV)
* Bonnie Rideout: Soft May Morn/Islay and Kintyre/Early on a May Morning (Soft May Morn)
* Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde: Misteriou joaius (Noels Celtiques)


9 December

* Relativity: There Was a Lady (Green Linnet 20th Anniversary)
* Altan: The Curlew/McDermott's/Three Scones of Boxty/Unnamed Reel (Live)
* Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton: In Dulci Jubilo (Yule)
* Deanta: Paddy and the Bandit (Gentle Breeze)
* Capercaillie: Fosgail an Dorus (Sidewaulk)
* The House Band: An Dro D'Oghram/Au Place de Serbie (Word of Mouth)
* Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde: An Elez a gane (Noels Celtiques)
* Bonnie Rideout and Eric Rigler: O Come, O Come Emmanuel/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Scottish Christmas)
* The Tannahill Weavers: The Gypsy Laddie (The Best of the Tannahill Weaver, 1979-1989)
* Dervish: I Courted a Wee Girl/Josefin's Waltz (Live in Palma)
* Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton: The Wexford Carol (Yule)
* The Boys of the Lough: The Wexford Carol (Midwinter Night's Dream)
* The Whistlebinkies: The China Set (Timber Timbre)
* The House Band: Hanter Droiou (Another Setting)
* John McDermott: Christmas in the Trenches (Remembrance)
* Joe Burke: Riabh Tu ag an gCarraig (Gentle Breeze)
* Maggie Sansone: Rock Thee O Child/Christ Child's Lullaby (Scottish Christmas)
* The Boys of the Lough: Christ Child's Lullaby (Midwinter Night's Dream)
* Carnloch: Lament for a Fiddle Player/The Flogging Reel (The Crooked Road)
* Solas: The Kilnamona Barndance/Give the Girl Her Fourpence/My Maryanne (Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers)
* Cherish the Ladies: Maire Mhor (The Back Door)
* The Tannahill Weavers: Auld Lang Syne (The Best of the Tannahill Weaver, 1979-1989)


Stay tuned for next semester's showtime, starting in late January! Have a very happy holiday!

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