Playlist (14). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 604

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 31/01/2021 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 2/02/2021 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Len Seligman; The SíFiddlers; Fidil and Pete's Posse.

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

1. Michael Hebbert: The Indian queen (1.43) (Henry Purcell) "The Rampin' Cat: songs, ballads and English country dance tunes, played on the Jeffries Duet concertina" Free Reed FRR009, 1977. (LP) [UK] (

2. The Dubliners: My love is in America (1.59) (Traditional) "The Dubliners in concert" Viking GGLA0389, 1966. (LP) [NZ] [Ng 1391, Session #77]

3. The Chieftains: The ace and deuce of pipering (3.21) (Traditional) "The Chieftains 7" Claddagh SBP237199, 1977. (LP) [IE] ( [Ng 46, Session #1107]

4. Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald: Cape Wrath / Miss Jeanette Beaton (3.04) (James Scott Skinner; Dan R MacDonald) "It's new" Celtic CX40, 1964. (LP) [CA] [Snyder #2029; Snyder #1325]

5. The Kokatahi Band: It's a long way to Tipperary / There's a long, long trail a-winding (3.15) (M:Jack Judge W:H Williams; M:Alonzo Elliott W:Stoddard King) "On tour / Pride of the West Coast: Two albums from The Kokatahi Band" Kiwi CD SLC-273, 2009. (CD) [NZ] ( [RoudV #13624; Roud 23525]

6. Tumbling Tom: Banish misfortune / HF48 (3.50) (Traditional; Hugh Taylor) "Beats working" Tumbling Tom, 1999. (CD) [EN] ( [Ng 113, Session #9; -]

7. Kim Bibby-Wilson & John Bibby: Rusty gully (1.42) (Traditional) "New horizon: Northumbrian pipers" NPS NPS 1, 1988. (LP) [UK] [Session #1208]

8. Johnny Handle: Bonny North Tyne / Canny Tyneside (2.08) (William Ballantyne; Uncredited) "Northlands two" Carrsgate Music CMC1985, 1985. (Cassette) [EN] [Session #12192; -]

9. Len Seligman: On the caravan (4.42) (Len & Jon Seligman) "Our turn now" Emerging Light ELM0024, 2021. (CD) [US] (

10. Doc & Merle Watson: Cotton Row (2.44) (T Michael Coleman) "Songs Doc didn't sing" FLi CD3001-2, 2020. (CD) [US] (

11. Yankee Ingenuity: Duck through and swing: Growling old man and the grumbling old woman (3.52) (Traditional) "Kitchen junket: traditional New England square dances and music" Fretless FR200A, 1977. (LP) [US] [Session #1006]

12. The SíFiddlers: Hudaí Gallagher's march / Humours of whiskey / James Byrne's (4.02) (Francie Byrne; Traditional; Traditional) "Donegal fiddle" The SíFiddlers SIF001, 2020. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 849, Session #810; Ng 871, Session #46; Ng 2351, Session #266]

13. Fidil: The Valetta (3.22) (Arthur Morris) "Decade" Raelach Records RR017, 2019. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 5211, Session #11925]

14. Pete's Posse: Panda Mo' Nyum / The panda (4.13) (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon & Tristan Henderson; Gordon Duncan) "Ya know, ya never know (disc 2)" Epact Music, 2020. (CD) [US] (


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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