Playlist (11). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 595

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 29/11/2020 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 1/12/2020 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: The Border Directors; CMH Holiday Band; Kevin Burke and Máire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman.

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

1. Scottish Power Pipe Band: Donald MacLean: Michael MacDonald's jig / Donald MacLean / Chloe's passion / The foot tapper (4.31) (Jim McGillivray; PM Peter Roderick MacLeod; PM Angus MacDonald MBE; PM Stuart D Samson) "Live" Monarch CDMON 895, 2015. (CD) [SC] ( [ #514; Session #11785; -; -]

2. The Border Directors: Gentleman Jim (2.23) (Kim Bibby-Wilson) "Lowp till ye cowp: music in the tradition from Northumberland and the Borders" Laidly Worm WORM012, 2014. (CD) [EN] (

3. Padraig O'Neill: The wild geese (4.25) (Traditional) "When the prescription runs out" Padraig O'Neill & Ian Kinsella, 2016. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 5355, Session #13730]

4. Kevin Burke: Toss the feathers / The college groves / A pinch of snuff / The Earl's chair / The woman of the house / The girl that broke my heart / The drunken tinker / Paddy Cronin's / McFadden's handsome daughter / The hunter's purse / Toss the feathers (16.04) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; ; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "If the cap fits" Private recording, 2008. (CD) [IE] [Ng 358, Session #1272; Ng 1583, Session #591; Ng 1957, Session #113; Ng 2082, Session #321; Ng 721, Session #669; Ng 566, Session #221; Ng 1614, Session #1009; Ng 1252, Session #1581; Ng 2088, Session #1555; Ng 1958, Session #158; Ng 1960, TMLpub #10347; ]

5. Yankee Ingenuity: The rout: Planxty George Brabazon / Dominion reel (4.01) (Turlough O'Carolan; Traditional) "Kitchen junket: traditional New England square dances and music" Fretless FR200A, 1977. (LP) [US] [Ng 1594, Session #1609; MyStrathspey #4925]

6. Willesden Junction session band: Father Kelly's jig (1.31) (Fr PJ Kelly) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 3) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 2774, Session #2156]

7. Lucy Farr & Tommy Healy: Eddie Maloney's reel / Lady Gordon (2.05) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 1) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 3056, Session #2033; Ng 1072, Session #4954]

8. Steven Spence: Da Virse reel (1.39) (Steven Spence) "Spencie's tunes - 2009" Steven Spence, 2009. (CD) [ZE] (

9. Alistair Anderson: Nae guid luck aboot the hoose (2.30) (Traditional) "Northumberland for ever" Topic 12TS186, 1968. (LP) [UK] ( [Session #9411]

10. CMH Holiday Band: Evergreen (1.56) (Traditional) "Celtic Christmas: instrumental renditions of holiday classics" CMH Records 6284, 1998. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 538, Session #1314]

11. Máire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman: We three kings (3.20) (John Henry Hopkins Jr) "Christmas lights: a selection of carols" Old Bridge OBMCD20, 2013. (CD) [UK] ( [OBC #195]

OBC: Oxford book of carols (1928)

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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(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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