Playlist (11). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 565

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 19/04/2020 0004-0100 NZST
REPEATING: Tue 21/04/2020 1605-1700 NZST.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Alan Whitbread; Brian McNeill; Rattle on the Stovepipe and The Border Directors.

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

1. Blair Douglas: The Mira River waltz (3.29) (Blair Douglas) "The flyer" Blair Douglas SKYECD60, 2019. (CD) [SC] (

2. Brian McNeill: The Headlands / Canaan Lane (4.49) (Ronnie Cooper; Brian McNeill) "No silence" Greentrax CDTRAX412, 2020. (CD) [SC] ( [Session #1950; -]

3. The Border Directors: The goodwife of Morpeth (3.41) (Matt Seattle) "Lowp till ye cowp: music in the tradition from Northumberland and the Borders" Laidly Worm WORM012, 2014. (CD) [EN] (

4. Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band: Madam Bonaparte (4.05) (Traditional) "Jam aparty: music in lockdown" Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band, 2020. (Digital file) [NZ] ( [Ng 3692, Session #2344]

5. Stewart Hardy: The New Year's gift / The South Shore / James Hill's waltz (5.32) (James Hill; Traditional; James Hill) "The lads like beer: the fiddle music of James Hill's Tyneside" Mitchell Music MM01, 2013. (CD) [SC] ( [VWMLDT #95906; Ng 1729, Session #1752; VWMLDT #95946]

6. Ken & Brad Kolodner: Wisteria (3.14) (Brad Kolodner) "Stony Run" Fenchurch Music 10, 2020. (CD) [US] (

7. Rattle on the Stovepipe: Pike's Peak / Tennessee Blues / Beaumont Rag (4.23) (Traditional; Charlie Bowman; Traditional) "Through the woods" Wildgoose Studios WGS432CD, 2020. (CD) [UK] ( [TML #8112; -; Session #5046]

8. Alan Whitbread: Portsmouth / Shepton Mallet hornpipe (4.08) (Traditional; Traditional) "White Stocking Day: shanties and songs of the sea" Spindrift SPIN119, 2010. (CD) [EN] ( [Session #2466; Session #9238]

9. Haltadans: Reel Sisimiut: Heoganeap / Spreefix / Reel Sisimiut (5.23) (Maurice Henderson; Ewen Thomson; Maurice Henderson) "Light ida lum" Haltadans MJELG002, 2019. (CD) [ZE] (

10. James Coutts: Jigs: Lady Charlotte Murray / Miss Isabella Robertson's reel / Mrs Trotter of Castelaw's reel / Miss Russell of Blackball (2.26) (Nathaniel Gow; 'Red' Robert MacKintosh; 'Red' Robert MacKintosh; 'Red' Robert MacKintosh) "An audience with The Accordion Champions: live at the Salutation Hotel, Perth" Leonard Brown LBCD015, 2019. (CD) [SC] (ttps:/) [MyStrathspey #2418; MyStrathspey #5893; MyStrathspey #8850; MyStrathspey #4828]

11. The Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band: Peggie's wedding: Willie's ga'en a-courtin' / I lo'e nae a laddie but ane / The craws o' Currie / Wee man from North Connell (3.12) (George Drysdale; Traditional; Neil Barron; Calum MacLean) "The 2020 sound" Findony Music HOWIE04CD, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #1830; MyStrathspey #730; MyStrathspey #2072; MyStrathspey #4176]


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.
For more on Radio Kidnappers programmes and broadcasters visit

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Hastings, NEW ZEALAND 4122. +64-6-8785395
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