Playlist (14). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 563

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 5/04/2020 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 7/04/2020 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Mike Scott; The Burnett Sisters Band; Brian McNeill and The Border Directors & Alice Burn.

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

1. The Old Swan Band: Moss-trooper's polka / Billy Ballantine's reel (3.45) (Traditional; Traditional) "Fortyfived" Wildgoose Studios WGS434CD, 2019. (CD) [UK] (

2. The Border Directors & Alice Burn: Jig of the Book / Cuthbert's tune (4.10) (Matt Seattle; Matt Seattle) "Lowp till ye cowp: music in the tradition from Northumberland and the Borders" Laidly Worm WORM012, 2014. (CD) [EN] ( [-; -]

3. Brian McNeill: The burning of Auchendoon (2.11) (Traditional) "No silence" Greentrax CDTRAX412, 2020. (CD) [SC] (

4. Eamon Burke: Fred Finn's reel (1.56) (Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 3) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 674, Session #452]

5. Willesden Junction session band: Sean sa ceo / Come west along the road (2.04) (Traditional; 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 1750, Session #177; Ng 364, Session #474]

6. Séamus Walshe: Mulqueeney's hornpipe / The wanderer (3.31) (Jim Mulqueeney; James Hill) "Clare accordion" Séamus Walshe 53915240290604, 1996. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 1368, Session #2771; Ng 1368, Session #2771]

7. Paddy Tutty: Sui síos fa mo dhídean (2.40) (Turlough O'Carolan) "In the greenwood" Prairie Druid PA04, 1998. (CD) [CA] ( [Ng 6065, Session #11675]

8. Whapweasel: Uist (1.39) (Mike Coleman) "Festivalis" Whapweasel WW0008, 2013. (CD) [EN] (

9. The Burnett Sisters Band: Red prairie dawn / Grey owl (4.59) (Garry Harrison; John Arcand) "Long way from home" Bee Hive Records BH1002, 2020. (CD) [US] ( [-; -]

10. Mike Scott: Watauga miner (3.34) (Mike Scott) "Watauga miner" CMS Records, 2020. (Digital file) [US] (

11. The Lonesome Ace Stringband: Cluck old hen (2.37) (Traditional) "Modern old-time sounds for the bluegrass and folksong jamboree" Ace Music D185277, 2019. (CD) [CA] ( [TML #2004]

12. The Fire: The Lanai jig / Oh! But will you come down to town / Beaton's blue bonnet (3.46) (Rebecca Lomnicky; Traditional; Andrew Bain) "Radiance" The Fire 666449009129, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [-; Session #16007; Session #10214]

13. Blair Douglas: Leaving Church Bay (3.17) (Blair Douglas) "The flyer" Blair Douglas SKYECD60, 2019. (CD) [SC] (

14. The Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band: Hamilton rant: Dr Bob Smith / Willie Taylor's fiddle / The blackberry bush / The turnpike (3.34) (Stan Hamilton; Lell Robertson; Traditional; Traditional) "The 2020 sound" Findony Music HOWIE04CD, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #411; Session #14223; Session #10146; Ng 791, Session #917]


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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