Playlist (13). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 518

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Kevin Burke; Gerry O'Connor; Hanz Araki and Matt Tighe.

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

1. Matt Tighe: Clancy's: O'Grady's valour / Easter Snow / An bhean tinceara / The ravelled hank of yarn (6.45) (Ciaran O'Grady; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Matt Tighe" Greentrax CDTRAX 395, 2017. (CD) [SC] ( [-; Ng 2073, Session #14473; Ng 986, Session #278; Ng 1649, Session #2386]

2. Gerry O'Connor: The hawk and the hare: The hawk / Hardrevet polska (3.37) (Traditional; Erik Sahlström) "Last night's joy" Lughnasa Music LUGCD966, 2018. (CD) [IE] ( [Session #8168; -]

3. Michael Falsey: Sporting Paddy (1.21) (Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 3) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 1814, Session #430]

4. Tommy Maguire & Fr O'Keefe: Strike the gay harp / Brendan Tonroe's jig (2.47) (Walker Jackson; Brendan Tonra) "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 1845, Session #1216; Ng 221, Session #451]

5. Kevin Burke: Biddy Martin's / Ger the rigger / Bill Sullivan's polka (3.15) (Traditional; Traditional; Terry 'Cuz' Teahan) "If the cap fits" Private recording, 2008. (CD) [IE] [Ng 146; Ng 713; Ng 152]

6. Hanz Araki: The famous Ballymote / The ivy leaf / Jack Rowe (3.13) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "At our next meeting" Little Sea Records 666449041297, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 600, Session #390; Ng 900, Session #1112; Ng 900]

7. Doolin O'Dey: Easter Thursday (2.32) (Traditional) "Tranquility" Doolin O'Dey, 2018. (CD) [US] (

8. Sophie & Fiachra + André Marchand: La brise de mai / Le vent d'août (3.10) (Sophie Lavoie; Sophie Lavoie) "Portraits" SLFOR003, 2018. (CD) [CA] (

9. Caitlín Nic Gabhann: Sunday's Well (3.39) (Caitlín Nic Gabhann) "Caitlín" Caitlín Nic Gabhann CNG1, 2012. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 5949]

10. Moving Cloud: The old woman's purse of money / The maids on the green (2.08) (Traditional; Traditional) "Moving Cloud" Green Linnet GLCD1150, 1995. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 1472; Ng 1189, Session #1831]

11. Liz Carroll & Jake Charron: The cat / Etain McKinney's polka (3.06) (Liz Carroll; Liz Carroll) "Half Day Road" Liz Carroll LC0002, 2019. (CD) [US] (

12. Máirín Fahy: Intercontinental reels: O'Connell's trip to Parliament / Fairy dance / Gan ainm (3.27) (Traditional; Nathaniel Gow; Uncredited) "The reel thing" Universal Music NZ UMD74047, 1998. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 1440, Session #1443; Ng 593, Session #424; -]

13. McBain's Scottish Country Dance Band: Swilcan: Gordon B Cosh / John D Burgess / Angus McKinnon (4.32) (Norrie MacInnes; George S Cockburn; PM Donald Shaw Ramsay) "Let's all go Scottish country dancing" Pye TRO174, 1971. (LP) [UK] [MyStrathspey #614; MyStrathspey #5262; MyStrathspey #5263]


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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