Playlist (13). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 599

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 27/12/2020 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 29/12/2020 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time: Annual roundup.
Today: John & James Carty; Séamus Walshe; Entrada and Doc & Merle Watson.

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

1. Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones: Waltz of old memories (3.15) (Erynn Marshall) "Old tin" Dittyville 009, 2019. (CD) [US] (

2. Blair Douglas: From braes to the bayou (3.37) (Blair Douglas) "The flyer" Blair Douglas SKYECD60, 2019. (CD) [SC] (

3. Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton: Double file (1.27) (Gaither Carlton) "Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton" Smithsonian Folkways SFW40235, 2020. (CD) [US] ( [Folktunefinder #7618]

4. Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band: The strayaway child (4.03) (Margaret Barry) "Jam aparty: music in lockdown" Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band, 2020. (DF) [NZ] ( [Ng 1843, Session #134]

5. Jake Blount & Tatiana Hargreaves: Rocky road to Dublin (3.58) (Traditional) "Spider tales" Free Dirt Records DIRT-CD-0097, 2019. (CD) [US] (

6. Hingin' By A Threed: The Gael (3.46) (Dougie MacLean OBE) "Hingin' By A Threed" Hingin' By A Threed E96D0659, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [Folktunefinder #58239]

7. Tumbling Tom: Johnny Todd / Durham Rangers (3.39) (Traditional; Traditional) "Beats working" Tumbling Tom, 1999. (CD) [EN] ( [Roud 1102, Folktunefinder #77369; Ng 2097, TMLpub #002955]

8. Doc & Merle Watson: Liza / Lady be good (2.54) (George Gershwin; George Gershwin) "Songs Doc didn't sing" FLi CD3001-2, 2020. (CD) [US] (

9. Entrada: Leckan Mór: Unknown title / Leckan Mór (3.10) (Traditional; Niall Vallely) "Entrada" Entrada, 2020. (CD) [NZ] (

10. Séamus Walshe: The wishing well / Grainne's jig / Jocelyn's tree (4.53) (Tommy Peoples; Tommy Peoples; Tommy Peoples) "Turas" Séamus Walshe, 2014. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 1943, Session #1642; Ng 758, Session #2437; Ng 1946, Session #2132]

11. John & James Carty: Lord Galway meets Jenny: Lord Galway's lamentation / Jenny's welcome to Charlie (4.36) (Traditional; Traditional) "The wavy bow collection" Racket Records RR015, 2020. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 5464; Ng 929, Session #370]

12. Alison Smith: Fiddle solo (Alison Smith): Glenmore (2.31) (Hugh Melvin) "The 2020 sound" Findony Music HOWIE04CD, 2019. (CD) [SC] (

13. The Nell & Jim Band: Bassfiddle fanfare (2.58) (James Kerwin) "Western sun" Whippoorwill Arts NJBCD0690, 2020. (CD) [US] (


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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