Playlist (12). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 605

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 7/02/2021 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 9/02/2021 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time: New Zealand artists.
Today: Martha Louise; The Kokatahi Band; Entrada and Chris Prowse.

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

1. The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band: Tiger hunting in the Ureweras (1.55) (John Joseph Woods) "The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, 1968 to 1973" Kiwi CD- SLC-233, 1993. (CD) [NZ] (

2. Martha Louise: O'Neill's lament (3.29) (Martha Louise) "Downtown dulcimer" Martha Louise, 2020. (CD) [NZ] (

3. Klaas Hogenesch, Anne O'Donnell, Andy Black & Deryn Menzies: Aunt Mary's Canadian jig / My darling asleep / The Kesh jig (5.03) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "A session for John" Private recording DF5A5BE0, 2019. (CD) [NZ] [Session #7000; Ng 1386, Session #76; Ng 1022, Session #55]

4. Barrie McDonald: King of the fairies (1.48) (Traditional) "Wellington Folk Festival 1974: Final concert (disc 2)" Jolly Roger JRCD005, 2004. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 1043, Session #475]

5. The Hexhamshire Lass: Niel Gow's lament for the death of his second wife / The De'il amang the tailors (5.43) (Niel Gow; Traditional) "Bonny black maire: song and Northumbrian smallpipes" Helen Capes, 2019. (CD) [NZ] ( [Session #1892; Session #259]

6. Entrada: Iníon ní Scannláin (3.06) (Donogh Hennessy) "Entrada" Entrada, 2020. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 3598, Session #540]

7. Chris Prowse: Leaving Carrickfergus (2.53) (Chris Prowse) "Sweet the bleep" Proco PROCO3, 2019. (CD) [NZ] (

8. The Kokatahi Band: Drover's dream / Waltzing Matilda (2.49) (Anonymous; M:Christina MacPherson W:Banjo Paterson) "The centenary album" Kiwi CD SLC-274, 2009. (CD) [NZ] ( [Roud 5473; Roud 9536]

9. Whimzik with Hanna Wiskari: Far away waltz (3.09) (Peter Jung) "Polska dot tour" Glenn Kastrinos 888295803823, 2019. (CD) [NZ] (

10. Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra: Luna (3.20) (Donna Long) "Far and wide" DSFO, 2018. (CD) [NZ] (

11. The Charlie Jemmett Scottish Country Dance Band: The lea rig / Kind Robin / The parting glass (8.41) (Traditional; W:Robert Burns; Traditional) "Down south: music for Scottish country dance" Kiwi SLC-142, 1976. (LP) [NZ] ( [MyStrathspey #967; MyStrathspey #861; Roud 3004, Ng 1546]

12. The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band: The 8th of February (2.34) (Colleen Trenwith) "Way down South" Kiwi CD-SLC-267, 2008. (CD) [NZ] (


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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