Playlist (14). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 585

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Beltaine; Con Curtin, Denis McMahon & Julia Clifford; Ballycoan Pipe Band and The Occasionals.

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

1. City of Washington Pipe Band: The links of Forth / Arniston Castle / John Morrison of Assynt House (4.36) (Traditional; Traditional; PM Peter Roderick MacLeod) "World Pipe Band Championships 2004, vol 2" Monarch CDMON 860, 2004. (CD) [SC] ( [ #1694; David Glen #10.14; Session #7152]

2. Ballycoan Pipe Band: The Clan Macrae Society / Susan MacLeod / John MacKechnie (4.48) (W Fergusson; Donald P MacLeod; Traditional) "World Pipe Band Championships 2009, vol 2" Monarch CDMON 881, 2009. (CD) [SC] (
[TUNEdb #13031; MyStrathspey #2672; #1646]

3. Rory Campbell & Malcolm Stitt: Braze: Wild berries / The braes of Mellinish (3.08) (Rory Campbell; Traditional) "Field of bells" Lochshore CDLDL1285, 1999. (CD) [SC] ( [-; David Glen #7.30]

4. Michael Tubridy: For the sakes of Old Decency (1.26) (Traditional) "The Chieftains live" Island Records ILPS9501, 1977. (LP) [UK] [Ng 2670]

5. Con Curtin, Denis McMahon & Julia Clifford: O'Callaghan's reel / The hare's foot (1.57) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 1) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 266, Session #156; Ng 807, Session #1462]

6. The Whistlebinkies: Moran's return (4.09) (Traditional) "Timber timbre" Greentrax CDTRAX 159, 1999. (CD) [SC] ( [Ng 5356, Session #5880]

7. Tabache: The quiet place (3.11) (Aidan O'Rourke) "Celtic airs" Lochshore CDLDS7001, 2001. (CD) [SC] (

8. Milladoiro: Foliada de Berducedo (4.38) (Traditional) "The gathering: great Celtic pipers" ARC Music EUCD1710, 2002. (CD) [UK] (

9. Sirocco: Hungarian rant (3.48) (Traditional) "Voyage" Musica Pangaea MP10007, 1996. (CD) [US]

10. Joe Hutton: The hawk / The tailors twist (2.57) (James Hill; Traditional) "Joe Hutton in concert at Cullercoats, 8 Apr 1979" FARNE, 2003. (CD) [EN] ( [Ng 813, Session #3146; Ng 1874, Session #996]

11. Jamie O'Brien & Ryck Kaiser: Hector the hero (4.12) (James Scott Skinner) "My wild Irish boy" Jamie O'Brien TLL2022, 2004. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 821, Buchanan #515]

12. Rob MacKillop: I'll gae nae mair tae yon toon (0.55) (Traditional) "Flowers of the forest: Scottish traditional music for lute, mandour, cittern, guitar" Greentrax CDTRAX 155, 1998. (CD) [SC] ( [TUNEdb #11741]

13. Beltaine: O'Keefe's slide / Atholl Highlanders (3.07) (Traditional; PM Willie Ross) "Tilly's jig" Beltaine 888295409209, 2016. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 1451, Session #53; Ng 92, Session #107]

14. The Occasionals: The Virginia reel: American march / Parry Sound reel / Eddie's reel / American reel (1.26) "The full set of basic Scottish ceilidh dances" Greentrax DVTRAX2021D, 2008. (DVD) [SC] (

Buchanan: Tom Buchanan's Scottish Tome
David Glen: David Glen's collection of Highland bagpipe music vols 1-18 (1876-1900).

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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