Playlist (15). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 544

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 24/11/2019 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 26/11/2019 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Kevin Brown; Bett Padgett; The Hexhamshire Lass; Across the Great Divide and Dunedin Scottish Fiddle

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

1. Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra: Glencoe Minch: Glencoe march / Crossing the Minch (4.31) (Dan R MacDonald; PM Donald P MacLeod) "Far and wide" DSFO, 2018. (CD) [NZ] ( [Snyder #801; MyStrathspey #5816]

2. Across the Great Divide: Gander in the pratie hole (2.26) (Traditional) "Uncommon ground" Curio Music CMNZ1801, 2018. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 697]

3. The Hexhamshire Lass: The friendly visit (2.17) (Traditional) "Bonny black maire: song and Northumbrian smallpipes" Helen Capes, 2019. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 676, Session #32]

4. Bett Padgett: The water is wide (1.58) (Traditional) "If I catch my dream: songs of hope for a better world" Ceilidhe's Music CM1909, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [Child #204, Roud 87]

5. Buddy MacMaster, Mac Morin & Dave MacIsaac: The golden keyboard / Swallowtail jig / The two mile bridge / The champion jig (4.00) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "The Judique Flyer" Greentrax CDTRAX 203, 2000. (CD) [SC] ( [Ng 384; Ng 1852, Session #106; Snyder #557; Snyder #571]

6. JP Cormier: The B minor set: Allie Bennett's strathspey / The ten minute reel / Richard Burke's reel (2.44) (JP Cormier; JP Cormier; JP Cormier) "Heart and soul" Borealis BCD114, 1999. (CD) [CA] ( [Snyder #4000; Snyder #4001; Snyder #4002]

7. Scuttlebutt: Drunken sailor / Star of Munster (4.35) (Traditional; Traditional) "Tall ships" Soundside SB01, 2000. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 322, Ng 550; Ng 1830, Session #197]

8. Vitamin String Quartet: White Christmas (3.05) (Irving Berlin) "The VSQ Christmas album" Vitamin Records 1454, 2009. (CD) [US] (

9. Kevin Brown: The lilies and the sparrows (3.15) (Kevin Brown) "Heroes and sparrows" Turkey King TKM0719, 2019. (CD) [US] (

10. Bob Cann: Manchester hornpipe (1.00) (Traditional) "Proper job: melodeon playing from Dartmoor" Veteran VT138CD, 1999. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 1718, Session #272]

11. Matt Kinman: The cuckoo (2.31) (Traditional) "Just around the bend: survival and revival in Southern banjo sounds (disc 2)" Smithsonian Folkways SFW40207, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 413]

12. Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn: Pretty little waltz (2.04) (Tony Ellis) "Quaker girl" County CO-CD-2723, 1998. (CD) [US]

13. Rory Campbell: Morag MacNeil, Tangasdale / The Dinan Brog, Donnachadh Dubh / Magaid a phipir / Traditional jig / An Gun's t'apron (4.21) (Rory Campbell; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Piping up: best of contemporary piping" Lochshore CDLDL1300, 2000. (CD) [SC] (

14. Séamus Walshe: High part of the road / Connie O'Connell's jig (3.21) (Traditional; Connie O'Connell) "Clare accordion" Séamus Walshe 53915240290604, 1996. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 2653, Session #183; Ng 249, Session #644]

15. d'Bize: On Waikiki Beach / The china pig (3.11) (Traditional; Traditional) "Storm party" Echowreckids EWCD001, 2016. (CD) [IE] (

Child: Francis James Child, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1882-1898).

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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