Playlist (10). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 580

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Tumbling Tom; Wolf & Clover; Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band and The Border Directors.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Thunder and Lightning Barn Dance Band: Polkas (8 x 32): The Liberton pipe band / The primrose polka (5.38) (John Wallace; Bobby Brown) "Barnstorm" Sentinel Records SENLPP 605, 1984. (Cassette) [UK] [Ng 1187, MyStrathspey #9589; Session #3860]

2. Tumbling Tom: Marmalade polka / Brass nuts (2.24) (Anonymous; Traditional) "Beats working" Tumbling Tom, 1999. (CD) [EN] ( [Session #14282; -]

3. Brian Vallely & Armagh Pipers Club: Song of the chanter (2.57) (Traditional) "Irish traditional music" ARC Music EUCD1412, 1997. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 298, Session #2082]

4. Paddy Moloney & Sean Potts: The Ballyfin slide / The cock of the North (3.25) (Traditional; Traditional) "Tin whistles" Claddagh CC15, 1974. (LP) [IE] ( [Session #985; Ng 307]

5. Wolf & Clover: After the Battle of Aughrim / Eleanor Plunkett (8.22) (Traditional; Turlough O'Carolan) "Live at the Silvan Sessions" Wolf & Clover, 2020. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 47, Session #1308; Ng 577, Session #2575]

6. Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band: Festival waltz / The changelings (4.53) (Dennis Farrell; Emer Mayock) "Jam aparty: music in lockdown" Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band, 2020. (CD) [NZ] ( [-; Session #3521]

7. Ronan Galvin: Alec McConnell's waltz (3.51) "The fiddle music of Donegal (vol. 2)" Cairdeas na bhFidileiri CNF002, 2000. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 5492]

8. Blair Douglas: The rose that never fades (3.33) (Blair Douglas) "The flyer" Blair Douglas SKYECD60, 2019. (CD) [SC] (

9. The Border Directors: John Bibby's muckle hornpipe (3.30) (Matt Seattle) "Lowp till ye cowp: music in the tradition from Northumberland and the Borders" Laidly Worm WORM012, 2014. (CD) [EN] (

10. The Fire: Goodbye Eugene: Oswald West / All my friends / Goodbye Eugene (5.46) (Adam Hendey; Adam Hendey; Adam Hendey) "Radiance" The Fire 666449009129, 2019. (CD) [US] (


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