Playlist (11). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 559

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 8/03/2020 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 10/03/2020 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: The Border Directors; Whapweasel; April & Myles Macaulay and The Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band.

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

1. The Border Directors: Teviotdale skyline: Penchrise Pen / The fair Dodheid / Skelfhill Pen (3.37) (Matt Seattle; Matt Seattle; Matt Seattle) "Lowp till ye cowp: music in the tradition from Northumberland and the Borders" Laidly Worm WORM012, 2014. (CD) [EN] (

2. Whapweasel: Bell towers / February waltz (6.33) (Mike Coleman; Mike Coleman & Saul Rose) "Festivalis" Whapweasel WW0008, 2013. (CD) [EN] (

3. The Pipes and Drums of Innes Tartan: Street march: Murdo's wedding / The sands of Loch Bee / The wee man from Uist / Muir of Ord (3.34) (PM Gavin Stoddart; PM John MacDonald; Traditional; PM George S MacLennan) "Pipe band spectacular, disc 1: Innes Tartan Band" Music World MALPS311, 1969. (LP) [NZ] [MyStrathspey #10423; MyStrathspey #6531; -; TUNEdb #13641]

4. April Macaulay & Myles Macaulay: Fiddle feature: Star of Munster / Tongs by the fire (3.25) (Traditional; Traditional) "An audience with The Accordion Champions: live at the Salutation Hotel, Perth" Leonard Brown LBCD015, 2019. (CD) [SC] (ttps:/) [Ng 1830, Session #197; Ng 1950, Session #1569]

5. Wendy Weatherby: Hybrid set: Hybrid reel / Unknown reel / The haggis / Captain Roy (3.14) (Traditional; Anonymous; Capt Simon Fraser; Traditional) "Two loves" Lochshore CDLDL1312, 2002. (CD) [SC] ( [-; -; Session #4535; Session #14628]

6. Whimzik with Hanna Wiskari: Hallings: Halling tune 1 / Halling tune 2 (3.35) "Polska dot tour" Glenn Kastrinos 888295803823, 2019. (CD) [NZ] (

7. Seamus Egan: Fifty-two Hertz (5.56) (Seamus Egan) "Early bright" THL Records THL0003, 2020. (CD) [US] (

8. Leo Ready & Barrie McDonald: King of the fairies (2.23) (Traditional) "Hamilton Easter Folk Festival 1974: final concert" Private recording, 1974. (Audiotape) [NZ] [Ng 1043, Session #475]

9. Kevin Macleod: Faeroese waltzes: Morten Larsen / Maivalsurin / Vals efter Per Rost (3.00) (Traditional; Ivar Baerentsen; Traditional) "Springwell" Greentrax CDTRAX 178, 1999. (CD) [SC] (

10. The Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band: Gordons marches: Lights of Lochindaal / Here's tae a Gordon / The Royal Mile (2.51) (Rev Ean Simpson; M:Robert Wilson & Andy Garden W:Harold Stewart; M:Ian Gourlay W:Kenneth McKellar) "The 2020 sound" Findony Music HOWIE04CD, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #4060; MyStrathspey #4060; -]

11. The Charlie Jemmett Scottish Country Dance Band: 19th of December / Happy New Year / Tandem jig (4.54) (Traditional; Charlie Jemmett; Mitch Park) "Dancer's choice" Cooper's Creek CC100S, 1979. (LP) [NZ] [MyStrathspey #1404; MyStrathspey #5169; MyStrathspey #5170]


Radio Kidnappers extends thanks to the companies and individuals who have provided recordings for review/play on Folk on Sunday and Kidnappers Ceilidh. Feedback is welcome, especially if we get the song attributions wrong.
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Hastings, NEW ZEALAND 4122. +64-6-8785395
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