Playlist (13). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 590

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
REPEATING: Tue 27/10/2020 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra; Helen Capes; Paddy Burgin and Val Smith.

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

1. The Pipes and Drums of Innes Tartan: Men of Argyll / Aspen bank / O'er the bows to Ballindalloch / Pigeon on the gate / Rachel Rae / Gin I were a baron's heir / The kitchen maid / The tenpenny bit / Wee highland laddie (6.23) (PM John A McLellan; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; John Lowe; Joseph William Holder; Traditional; Traditional; PM Donald P MacLeod MBE) "Pipe band spectacular, disc 2: world tour" Music World MALPS335, 1972. (LP) [NZ] [MyStrathspey #7336; MyStrathspey #3142; MyStrathspey #2729; Ng 1581, Session #517; Ng 4408, Buchanan #205.3; MyStrathspey #5366; Session #4140; Ng 1890, Session #109; MyStrathspey #11327]

2. Kilderkin: Planxty Morgan Magan (3.32) (Turlough O'Carolan) "Kilderkin" Jolly Roger JRCD6009, 1997. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 1339]

3. Paul Hutchings, John Harte & Barrie McDonald: Give me your hand (1.53) (Rory Dall O'Catháin) "Canterbury Folk Festival 1978: Public concert, 1/2" Shire Recording CASS 1, 1978. (Cassette) [NZ] [Ng 723, Session #454]

4. Paddy Burgin: Blackwood Bay (3.06) (Paddy Burgin) "My sweet town - the DVD" PB Productions, 2008. (DVD) [NZ] (

5. Val Smith: My home town / Brose and butter / Foxhunters jig (2.53) (PM John A McLellan; Traditional; Traditional) "Northumberland down under: New Zealand tour 2001" Private recording, 2004. (Cassette) [NZ] ( [-; Session #1145; Ng 668, Session #482]

6. Canterbury Bush Orchestra: Miss Kathryn's wheel: Rab's wedding / Cumberland wheel / Rab's wedding (3.12) (John Kerr; Traditional) "Clear the board: music for colonial dancing" Kiwi SLC-182, 1985. (LP) [NZ] ( [-; Ng 1041, Session #5957]

7. Dave Hart: Victory rag (1.18) (Traditional) "Singaround" Private recording, 1969. (Audiotape) [NZ]

8. Helen Capes: The Waikato Valley / The Port Waikato hornpipe (4.34) (Johnny Handle; Rowan Johnston) "My music travels with me: Northumbrian smallpipes and song" Helen Capes, 2015. (CD) [NZ] (

9. Uncle Don's Fruitjar Drinkers: Shuckin' the corn (2.03) (Burkett Graves, Louise Certain, Gladys Stacey) "Gisborne Folk Festival 1978: Final Concert" Jolly Roger CHET9012, 1978. (Cassette) [NZ] (

10. Paul Metsers & Colin Speir: Nashville picking (2.00) (Doc Watson) "Paul Metsers & Colin Speir at Gisborne Folk Club rooms, 13 Mar 1976" Private recording, 1976. (Audiotape) [NZ]

11. The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band: Rawhide (2.25) (Bill Monroe) "The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, 1968 to 1973" Kiwi CD-SLC-233, 1993. (CD) [NZ] (

12. Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra: Jono's jig and reel: The green cottage / Perry's reel (2.49) (Jono Lonie; Jono Lonie) "Far and wide" DSFO, 2018. (CD) [NZ] (

13. The Charlie Jemmett Scottish Country Dance Band: Monymusk: Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk / JM Duthie / Auld Luckie (7.59) (Daniel (Donald) Dow; Ian MacLeish; Traditional) "An evening of Scottish country dancing" EMI NZ PRA784, 1975. (LP) [NZ] [Ng 3269; MyStrathspey #758; MyStrathspey #68]


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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Hastings, NEW ZEALAND 4122. +64-6-8785395

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