Playlist (13). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 615

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 18/04/2021 0004-0100 NZST
REPEATING: Tue 20/04/2021 1605-1700 NZST.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Joe Shannon & Johnny McGreevey; Rachel Eddy & Em Hammond; Clare Céilí Band and The Fire.

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

1. The Fire: The Duchess of Hamilton: Miss Douglas's strathspey / The Duchess of Hamilton / Poolachrie / Miss Fogo (4.12) ('Red' Robert MacKintosh; John Bowie; Charles Grant; ) "Marigold" The Fire 666449098093, 2021. (Digital album) [SC] [] [-; folktunefinder #71801; folktunefinder #71801; -]

2. Fife Strathspey and Reel Society: Castle Dangerous / Inverary / Far o'er the sea / Farewell to the creeks (4.27) (James Haugh; Carl Volti; JE Dallas; PM James Robertson) "The fiddle sounds of Fife: a selection of traditional Scottish music played by the Fife Strathspey and Reel Society" Kettle Records KOP5, 1980. (LP) [SC] [Session #8159; MyStrathspey #743; MyStrathspey #1690; Session #4795]

3. Richard Butler & Tommy Waugh: The rowan tree / Banks of Allenwater (3.01) (Traditional; Traditional) "New horizon: Northumbrian pipers" NPS NPS 1, 1988. (LP) [SC] [Session #1588; -]

4. Green Ginger: Les jolis garçons (5.18) "Four cotillions by M. Antoine" Green Ginger Band, 2000. (Digital album) [FR] []

5. Northumberland Down Under team: Salmon tails up the water / Jimmy Allen / Winster gallop (3.19) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Northumberland down under: New Zealand tour 2001" Private recording, 2004. (Cassette) [NZ] [] [Session #2903; Session #6354; MyStrathspey #3363]

6. Johnny Handle: Bonny lass, divven't grow up yet (2.50) (Johnny Handle) "A good line of patter" Carrsgate Music CR3, 1991. (Cassette) [EN]

7. The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band: Washington County (3.02) (Kenny Baker) "Hamilton County Bluegrass Band: 25th Anniversary Concerts" Videon A94120, 1993. (VHS) [NZ]

8. Rachel Eddy & Em Hammond: Newt Payne's tune (2.46) (Traditional) "Old-time sweethearts (pt 2)" Dittyville, 2021. (Digital album) [US] []

9. Joe Shannon & Johnny McGreevey: Derry hornpipe (4.23) (Traditional) "Classic Celtic music from Smithsonian Folkways (Classic series vol. 20)" Smithsonian Folkways SFW40560CD, 2013. (Digital album) [IE] [] [Ng 493, Session #3250]

10. Five Hand Reel: Frankie's dog: Campbell's farewell to Redcastle / [Unidentified strathspey] / [Unidentified reel] (4.35) (Traditional; Traditional; ) "Five Hand Reel" RCA Victor PL25065, 1976. (LP) [SC] [Session #2303; - ; - ]

11. Bobby Peterson: Cabister Head (1.07) (Bobby Peterson) "Shetland fiddle music (Scottish tradition vol. 4)" Tangent TNGM117, 1973. (LP) [ZE]

12. Clare Céilí Band: Sheehan's reel / The merry blacksmith / Music in the glen (3.29) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Turas ceoil" Clare Céilí Band 0719452221597, 2020. (CD) [IE] [] [Ng 1762, Session #1178; Ng 1272, Session #72; Ng 1383, Session #303]

13. The Charlie Jemmett Scottish Country Dance Band: We're no' awa' tae bide awa' (1.20) (Traditional) "An evening of Scottish country dancing" EMI NZ PRA784, 1975. (LP) [NZ] [MyStrathspey #2964]


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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