Playlist (14). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 571

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 31/05/2020 0004-0100 NZST
REPEATING: Tue 2/06/2020 1605-1700 NZST.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time: Queen's Birthday Folk Festival.
Today: Leo Ready; Whimzik with Hanna Wiskari; Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and The Caledonians.

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

1. The Pipes and Drums of Innes Tartan: Hills of Perth / The River Ara / Ina McKenzie (4.26) (DK Finlay; Traditional; Ronald Lawrie) "Pipe band spectacular, disc 2: world tour" Music World MALPS335, 1972. (LP) [NZ] [MyStrathspey #10990; -; #1523]

2. Canterbury Crutchings Bush and Ceilidh Band: Johnny Cope / March to the battlefield (3.02) (Adam Skirving; Traditional) "Wellington Folk Festival 1974: Final concert" Private recording, 1974. (Audiotape) [NZ] [-; Ng 2044, Session #2327; CeolSean #4432; Ng 2044, Session #2327; CeolSean #4432]

3. Canterbury Crutchings Bush and Ceilidh Band: Jig medley: Jimmy's jig / Pet o' the pipers / Apples in winter / Irish washerwoman (4.23) (Anonymous; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Final concert, Wellington Folk Festival 1976: the best" Jolly Roger CHEST9001, 1976. (Cassette) [NZ] ( [MyStrathspey #4968; Ng 1048, Session #5132; Ng 83, Session #299; Ng 897, TML #5076]

4. Leo Ready, Barrie McDonald & Mitch Park: The hen's march to the midden / Four-poster bed (2.51) (Traditional; Traditional) "Hamilton Easter Folk Festival 1974: final concert" Private recording, 1974. (Audiotape) [NZ] [-; Session #1078]

5. The Hexhamshire Lass: Da slockit light (3.34) (Dr Tom Anderson) "Bonny black maire: song and Northumbrian smallpipes" Helen Capes, 2019. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 2397, Session #1863]

6. Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra: The mist-covered motorway (2.36) (Bob Entwistle) "Far and wide" DSFO, 2018. (CD) [NZ] (

7. Northumberland Down Under team: Keelman over the land (3.03) (Traditional) "Northumberland down under: New Zealand tour 2001" Private recording, 2004. (Cassette) [NZ] ( [Session #6185]

8. Whimzik with Hanna Wiskari: Hanna and Ben's tune (3.48) "Polska dot tour" Glenn Kastrinos 888295803823, 2019. (CD) [NZ] (

9. Erehwon Morris: Shepherd's hey (2.13) (Traditional) "Canterbury Folk Festival 1978: Public concert, 1/2" Shire Recording CASS 1, 1978. (Cassette) [NZ] [Session #3573]

10. Leo Ready, Robin Arzzoni & Roger Frost: Flop-eared mule (2.17) (Traditional) "Wellington Folk Festival 1977: final concert" Jolly Roger CHEST9006, 1977. (Cassette) [NZ] ( [TML 003536]

11. Homegrown: Full flush (1.55) (Scotty Smith) "Homegrown" Cityfolk CFR001, 1981. (LP) [NZ] (

12. The Caledonians: Ship o' grace: The boatie rows / There's nae luck aboot the hoose / The rowan tree (4.29) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Songs and dances of Scotland" Viking VP129, 1964. (LP) [NZ] [MyStrathspey #133; MyStrathspey #5128; Session #12278]

13. The Charlie Jemmett Scottish Country Dance Band: Merry Reapers: Wi' a hundred pipers / Dundee weaver / Gentleman soldier (3.23) (Carolina Nairne; Traditional; Traditional) "Dancer's choice" Cooper's Creek CC100S, 1979. (LP) [NZ] [MyStrathspey #724; MyStrathspey #5166; MyStrathspey #5167]

14. Canterbury Bush Orchestra: Adieu or goodnight waltz: Farewell to New Zealand / The last drop of whisky (3.17) (Garland & Allan; Garland & Allan) "Clear the board: music for colonial dancing" Kiwi SLC-182, 1985. (LP) [NZ] (


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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