Playlist (14). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 598

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 20/12/2020 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 22/12/2020 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time: Christmas.
Today: Runa; Kinnfolk; Séamus Walshe & Eimear Reilly and Entrada.

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

1. Séamus Walshe & Eimear Reilly: The long drop / Fred Finn's reel / The torn jacket (3.56) (Richard Twomey; Traditional; Connie O'Connell) "Turas" Séamus Walshe, 2014. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 3013, Session #1147; Ng 674, Session #452; Ng 1955, Session #350]

2. Kinnfolk: Otter's holt / Merry blacksmith / Rakish Paddy (5.19) (Junior Crehan; Traditional; Traditional) "Kinnfolk" Kinnfolk 888295981217, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 1487, Session #636; Ng 1272, Session #72; Ng 1640, Session #86]

3. The Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band: Waltz country dance: Jeannie Black (2.29) (Duncan McMillan) "The 2020 sound" Findony Music HOWIE04CD, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #4984]

4. Entrada: The frieze britches (4.16) (Traditional) "Entrada" Entrada, 2020. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 677, Session #34]

5. Matthew Alexander: When all the sand castles fall (3.36) (Matthew Alexander) "Soul River compilation" Caravan Records CAR-007-A, 2020. (CD) [US] (

6. Joel Mabus: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (2.14) (M:Rowland Huw Pritchard W:Charles Wesley) "A parlor guitar Christmas" Fossil FOSSIL2212, 2012. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #974]

7. Doc & Merle Watson: Twinkle twinkle (3.01) (Traditional) "Songs Doc didn't sing" FLi CD3001-2, 2020. (CD) [US] (

8. Charm City Junction: Jingle bells / Breaking up Christmas (3.36) (James Pierpont; Traditional) "Snowball" Charm City Junction, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 25804; TMLotm #1378]

9. Cherish the Ladies: Hark! the herald angels sing / Joe Madden's hornpipe (4.47) (M:Felix Mendelssohn W:Charles Wesley; ) "Christmas in Ireland" Big Mammy Records 0008, 2015. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 8337, Cyberhymnal #2384; -]

10. Dulcimer Dance: The holly and the ivy (1.41) (Traditional) "At Christmas time" KayFaith Records, 2017. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 514]

11. CMH Holiday Band: We wish you a merry Christmas (2.46) (Traditional) "Celtic Christmas: instrumental renditions of holiday classics" CMH Records 6284, 1998. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 230]

12. Chad McAnally: Sing we now of Christmas (2.36) (Traditional) "Chasing the winter sun: traditional Christmas music on the gaelic harp" New Folk Records NFR9762, 2013. (CD) [US] (

13. Runa: Silent night (2.10) (M:Franz Xaver Gruber W:Joseph Mohr) "The tide of winter" Private recording 195448902976, 2020. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #6072]

14. Ronan Browne & Tony Maher: Ding dong merrily on high (2.40) (Jean Tabourot) "Amhraín na Nollag" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 200, 2015. (CD) [IE] ( [Cyberhymnal #1227]


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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