Playlist (12). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 547

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 15/12/2019 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 17/12/2019 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer; Whimzik with Hanna Wiskari; Iontach and Patrick McAvinue.

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

1. Séamus Walshe: Mulhaire's reel / Imelda Roland's reel (2.21) (Anonymous; Imelda Roland) "Traditional music of Ireland on button accordion: re-release of the acclaimed 1981 album" Séamus Walshe 689232078300, 2002. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 1363, Session #1473; Ng 890, Session #2735]

2. Iontach: Kilcooley Wood / Andy McGann's reel / The music room (4.08) (Seán Ryan; Traditional; Paddy O'Donoghue) "Cuan" Iontach IONCD180, 2019. (CD) [DE] ( [Ng 4225, Session #5291; Ng 77, Session #3278; Session #15628]

3. Whimzik with Hanna Wiskari: Thirty year old jig / Habbadam jig (3.16) (Väsen; Habbadam) "Polska dot tour" Glenn Kastrinos 888295803823, 2019. (CD) [NZ] (

4. Buille: Cloudy moves (3.58) (Niall & Caoimhín Vallely) "Beo" Crow Valley CVCD0005, 2015. (CD) [IE] (

5. Patrick McAvinue: Clean of heart (2.31) (Patrick McAvinue) "Perfect fit" Patrick McAvinue MCA-CD-001, 2019. (CD) [US] (

6. Brien Fain: Darlin' Nellie Gray (2.08) (Traditional) "Just around the bend: survival and revival in Southern banjo sounds (disc 1)" Smithsonian Folkways SFW40207, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 4883, Session #13413]

7. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: Jump up Ginger (2.06) (Cathy Fink) "Wahoo!" Community Music 700261477435, 2019. (CD) [US] (

8. Joan Baez: Angels we have heard on high (1.22) (Traditional) "Noel" Vanguard VRS9230, 1966. (LP) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #186]

9. Joel Mabus: While shepherds watched their flocks (2.01) (M:Traditional W:Nahum Tate) "A parlor guitar Christmas" Fossil FOSSIL2212, 2012. (CD) [US] ( [OBC #33]

10. Máire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman: Once in royal David's city (2.28) (HJ Gauntlett) "Christmas lights: a selection of carols" Old Bridge OBMCD20, 2013. (CD) [UK] ( [Cyberhymnal #5227]

11. Cherish the Ladies: O Christmas tree / Road dust / Are you Joanie Madden? / Watch your step (5.04) (CA Peter Cornelius; Mary Coogan; Liz Carroll; Larry Redican) "Christmas in Ireland" Big Mammy Records 0008, 2015. (CD) [US] ( [OBC #191; -; Session #18187; Session #3201]

12. Tami Briggs: It came upon the midnight clear / The first noël / Away in a manger / O come all ye faithful (11.23) (Richard Storrs Willis; Traditional; JE Clark; John Francis Wade) "The Christmas story" Musical Reflections BRIGGS13, 2002. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #3085; OBC #27; Cyberhymnal #327; Cyberhymnal #4733]

OBC: Oxford Book of Carols. Oxford University Press, 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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