Playlist (11). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 567

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 3/05/2020 0004-0100 NZST
REPEATING: Tue 5/05/2020 1605-1700 NZST.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band; Brian McNeill; The Border Directors and Neil Smith & Erardo Evans.

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

1. Shipdham Band: Untitled polka [Floral Dance] (2.06) (Traditional) "English country music" Topic 12T296, 1976. (LP) [UK] ( [Session #14365]

2. Brian McNeill: Modest Miss France / The Tuscaloosa Cardinal / Dancing Boney (4.26) (Brian McNeill; Brian McNeill; Traditional) "No silence" Greentrax CDTRAX412, 2020. (CD) [SC] (

3. The Border Directors: Lowp till ye cowp / Chris Ormston's favourite / The Maiden Paps (4.18) (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]

4. Neil Smith & Erardo Evans: Little Jim's hornpipe / The Gateshead hornpipe (4.05) (Traditional; James Hill) "The lads like beer: the fiddle music of James Hill's Tyneside" Mitchell Music MM01, 2013. (CD) [SC] ( [VWMLDT #95910; VWMLDT #95927]

5. McBain's Scottish Country Dance Band: The fyket / Jamie Rae / Da Sooth End (5.31) (Traditional; Traditional; Willie Hunter) "Let's all go Scottish country dancing" Pye TRO174, 1971. (LP) [UK] [MyStrathspey #551; MyStrathspey #5265; MyStrathspey #1222]

6. Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band: Liam Childs / A fig for a kiss / The snowy path (4.03) (Liz Carroll; Traditional; Mark Kelly) "Jam aparty: music in lockdown" Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band, 2020. (Digital file) [NZ] ( [Ng 7451, Session #13537; Ng 3497, Session #750; Ng 3280, Session #104]

7. Haltadans: Old hoose o' Tarrarit: Henny's / Old hoose o' Tarrarit (5.10) (Lois Nicol; John Clark) "Light ida lum" Haltadans MJELG002, 2019. (CD) [ZE] (

8. Blair Douglas: The Great Glen breakdown (3.10) (Blair Douglas) "The flyer" Blair Douglas SKYECD60, 2019. (CD) [SC] (

9. Liam Stewart: Six twenty two step (2.31) (Jimmy Shand MBE) "An audience with The Accordion Champions: live at the Salutation Hotel, Perth" Leonard Brown LBCD015, 2019. (CD) [SC] [MyStrathspey #1620]

10. The Berkeley Scottish Players: A camp of pleasure: Charles Leslie of Findassie's strathspey / Jessie Smith / Port a'bhodaich (8.30) (Donald Grant; Traditional; Alexander McGlashan) "A camp of pleasure: ancient and modern music for dancing" Cabbage Records 101, 1976. (LP) [US] ( [MyStrathspey #274; MyStrathspey #773; MyStrathspey #4408]

11. The Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band: Canadian Barn Dance: John MacFadyen of Melfort / Torbeag (3.15) (PM John MacColl; Gordon Pattullo) "The 2020 sound" Findony Music HOWIE04CD, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #805; MyStrathspey #805]


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

Mitch and Robyn Park
(Folk on Sunday and Kidnappers Ceilidh, Radio Kidnappers 1431AM & 104.7FM)
1214 Louie Street
Hastings, NEW ZEALAND 4122. +64-6-8785395
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