Playlist (14). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 570

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 24/05/2020 0004-0100 NZST
REPEATING: Tue 26/05/2020 1605-1700 NZST.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Gordon Thomas Ward; Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band; Myles Macaulay and Shannon Vale Céilí Band.

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

1. Western Australia Police Pipe Band: Amazing Grace (4.39) (Traditional) "Music of the Gael" Monarch CDMON 854, 2004. (CD) [SC] ( [Session #2749]

2. Gary West: Scarce o' tatties / The gold ring (4.43) (Norman MacLean; Traditional) "The Islay Ball" Greentrax CDTRAX 221, 2001. (CD) [SC] ( [Session #95; Ng 742, Session #37]

3. Danny McCarry: Soldier's joy (1.16) (Traditional) "The fiddle music of Donegal (vol. 1)" Cairdeas na bhFidileiri CNF001, 2000. (CD) [IE] ( [Session #1356]

4. Myles Macaulay: Accordion solo: The Independence hornpipe (1.49) (Traditional) "An audience with The Accordion Champions: live at the Salutation Hotel, Perth" Leonard Brown LBCD015, 2019. (CD) [SC] [Ng 891, Kerr 2 #388]

5. The High Level Ranters: The High Level Bridge hornpipe (4.03) (James Hill) "High Level" Leader LER 2030, 1971. (LP) [UK] () [Ng 831]

6. Julia Clifford & Billy Clifford: John Mahinney's no. 1 / Sligo Bay (1.52) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 2) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 2138, Session #1732; Ng 1118, Session #467]

7. Yankee Ingenuity: Tony's first change: Fairy toddler / Charlie Hunter (3.44) (Graham Townsend; Bobby Macleod) "Kitchen junket: traditional New England square dances and music" Fretless FR200A, 1977. (LP) [US] [Session #9717; Ng 3305, Session #809]

8. Gordon Thomas Ward: Somersetin lullaby (2.15) (Gordon Thomas Ward) "Eiderdown" Gordon Thomas Ward, 2020. (CD) [US] (

9. Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band: Tombigbee waltz / Michael Turner's waltz (3.50) (Traditional; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) "Jam aparty: music in lockdown" Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band, 2020. (CD) [NZ] ( [Session #1630; TML #13143; Session #1630; TML #13143]

10. Dalriada: Rakish Paddy / Paddy Fahey's reel (2.25) (Traditional; Paddy Fahey) "Folk '80" Sausage PR 1028, 1980. (LP) [NZ] [Ng 1640, Session #86; Ng 1499, Session #463]

11. Leo Ready: Le reel du pendu (2.40) (Traditional) "Wellington Folk Festival 1974: Final concert (disc 2)" Jolly Roger JRCD005, 2004. (CD) [NZ] () [Session #2528]

12. House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead: Balmoral Highlanders / Susan MacLeod / McAllister's dirk (4.41) (Angus MacKay; PM Donald P MacLeod MBE; Traditional) "World Pipe Band Championships 2009, vol 1" Monarch CDMON 880, 2009. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #6898; MyStrathspey #2672; TUNEdb #13538]

13. Shannon Vale Céilí Band: Molly Bawn / The new mown meadow (1.55) (Traditional; Traditional) "Shannon's lovely vale" Shannon Vale Céilí Band DOMCD003, 2014. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 590, Session #1637; Ng 1409, Session #2706]

14. Stockton's Wing: Rose in the heather / Aaron's key / O'Dea's jig (3.56) (Traditional; Paul Roche; Paul Roche & Maurice Lennon) "Stockton's Wing (Celtic collections)" Celtic Collections KMC475, 1996. (Cassette) [IE] [Ng 1704, Session #447; Ng 7178, Session #2266; Ng 7179, Session #5136]

Kerr x: Kerr's merry melodies volume x

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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