Playlist (15). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 546

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 8/12/2019 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 10/12/2019 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Chris Prowse; The Fire; Bett Padgett and The Hexhamshire Lass.

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

1. The Fire: Mr McLaine's Scotch-measure / A' mhoid / Dellagyle Pool / Miss Barstow (4.40) (Traditional; Traditional; Charles Grant; 'Red' Robert MacKintosh) "Radiance" The Fire 666449009129, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [Snyder #4256; Snyder #3657; -; MyStrathspey #1138]

2. Will Woodson, Caitlin Finley & Chris Stevens: Up Sligo / The three little drummers (3.04) (Traditional; Traditional) "The glory reel" Woodson, Finley, Stevens 888295898515, 2019. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 1971, Session #397; Ng 1890, Session #109]

3. Séamus Walshe: Reavey's: Both meat and dhrink / Castleblaney piper / Swans among the rushes (3.46) (Ed Reavy; Ed Reavy; Ed Reavy) "Clare accordion" Séamus Walshe 53915240290604, 1996. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 196, Session #6553; Ng 5873, Session #13012; Ng 4339]

4. The Hexhamshire Lass: The boys of the Mari L (3.48) (Ewan McGowan) "Bonny black maire: song and Northumbrian smallpipes" Helen Capes, 2019. (CD) [NZ] (

5. Across the Great Divide: Music for a found harmonium (3.22) (Simon Jeffes) "Uncommon ground" Curio Music CMNZ1801, 2018. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 1381, Session #346]

6. Chris Prowse: Love you long time (2.10) (Chris Prowse) "Sweet the bleep" Proco PROCO3, 2019. (CD) [NZ] (

7. Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra: Jono's jig and reel: The green cottage / Perry's reel (2.49) (Jono Lonie; Jono Lonie) "Far and wide" DSFO, 2018. (CD) [NZ] (

8. Jesse Wells: Whitesburg (1.56) (Traditional) "Just around the bend: survival and revival in Southern banjo sounds (disc 2)" Smithsonian Folkways SFW40207, 2019. (CD) [US] (

9. Bett Padgett: Sprites in the forest (2.18) (Bett Padgett) "If I catch my dream: songs of hope for a better world" Ceilidhe's Music CM1909, 2019. (CD) [US] (

10. Walter Rooney, Beatrice Fortin Morris & Elita Briand: Money musk (0.44) (Daniel (Donald) Dow) "Douglastown: music and song from the Gaspé Coast" Douglastown Community Centre DOUG001, 2014. (CD) [CA] ( [Ng 3269]

11. d'Bize: Maid of Athlone / John Gordon's reel / The watchmaker / The mongrel (O. Thomas) (3.55) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; O Thomas) "Storm party" Echowreckids EWCD001, 2016. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 580, Session #1522; -; -; -]

12. Lee Murdock: Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel (2.53) (Traditional) "A wordless Christmas" Depot DEP032, 2011. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #4735]

13. Dulcimer Dance: Joy to the world (1.21) (Lowell Mason) "At Christmas time" KayFaith Records, 2017. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #3419]

14. CMH Holiday Band: We three kings (3.26) (John Henry Hopkins Jr) "Celtic Christmas: instrumental renditions of holiday classics" CMH Records 6284, 1998. (CD) [US] ( [OBC #195]

15. Vitamin String Quartet: Two thousand miles (3.33) (Chrissie Hynde) "The VSQ Christmas album" Vitamin Records 1454, 2009. (CD) [US] (

OBC: Oxford Book of Carols. Oxford University Press, 1928.

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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