Playlist (15). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 577

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 12/07/2020 0004-0100 NZST
REPEATING: Tue 14/07/2020 1605-1700 NZST.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: The Nell & Jim Band; Hingin' By A Threed; Stewart Hardy & Matt Price and Leonard Brown.

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

1. Roddy S MacDonald: Good drying (3.40) (Roddy S MacDonald) "Scotland - the music & the song, disc 2: 20 years at the cutting edge" Greentrax CDTRAX8606, 2006. (CD) [SC] ( [ #520]

2. Usher's Island: John Doherty's: John Doherty's reel / The cat that ate the candle / The four courts / Jenny's chickens (4.46) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Usher's Island" Compass 747012, 2018. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 7509; Ng 6983, Session #355; Ng 659, Session #2278]

3. Néillidh Boyle: Tíarna Mhuigh Eo (1.50) (Traditional) "A feeling in the blood: traditional fiddle music from Donegal (disc 2)" Cairdeas na bhFidileiri CNF007, 2010. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 1158]

4. Raymond Roland & Benny O'Connor: The eel in the sink (1.16) (Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 3) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 7315, Session #1446]

5. Stephen Baldwin: The Morpeth rant (2.33) (William Shield) "Here's one you'll like, I think" Musical Traditions MTDL364, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Session #1310]

6. Shipdham Band: Red Wing (2.24) (Kerry Mills) "English country music" Topic 12T296, 1976. (LP) [UK] ( [Session #11447]

7. Stewart Hardy & Matt Price: Factory smoke / XYZ (3.33) (James Hill; Traditional) "The lads like beer: the fiddle music of James Hill's Tyneside" Mitchell Music MM01, 2013. (CD) [SC] ( [Ng 235, Session #1985; VWMLDT #95898]

8. Arnie Naiman & Chris Coole: Quince Dillon's high D (2.21) (Traditional) "Five strings attached with no backing" Merriweather M01CA, 1997. (CD) [CA] ( [fiddlehangout #11787]

9. The Nell & Jim Band: Poland (2.46) (Derek & Brandon Fiechter) "Western sun" Whippoorwill Arts NJBCD0690, 2020. (CD) [US] (

10. Máire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman: Turkey in the straw (3.46) (Traditional) "Live in the Highlands" Old Bridge OBMCD08, 1995. (CD) [UK] ( [TMLsfo #010464]

11. Bríd Harper: The maid of Mount Kisco / The jovial journalist / Con McGinley's reel / Denis Lanctot's reel (3.59) (Paddy Killoran; Paul Cranford; Traditional; Denis Lanctôt) "Bríd Harper" Bríd Harper BH001, 2015. (CD) [ND] ( [Ng 1197, Session #432; Snyder #2398; Ng 369; -]

12. Gallowglass Ceili Band: O'Connor's favourite / Humours of Castle Bernard (2.31) (Traditional; Traditional) "Wearin' of the green: traditional Irish rhythms in strict tempo for dancing" Columbia 33MS 1090, 1959. (LP) [US] [O'Neill 1850 #1715; Ng 4880]

13. Hamish Moore: King George IV strathspey / The King's reel (2.25) (Traditional; Traditional) "Scotland - the music & the song, disc 1: 20 year profile of Greentrax" Greentrax CDTRAX8606, 2006. (CD) [SC] ( [Folktunefinder #143617; Folktunefinder #23750]

14. Hingin' By A Threed: Flowers of Edinburgh / Rakes of Mallow (3.31) (James Oswald; Traditional) "Hingin' By A Threed" Hingin' By A Threed E96D0659, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [Ng 642, TMLpub #3538; VWMLDT #31125]

15. Leonard Brown: Orange Blossom Special (3.30) (Irwin Rouse) "An audience with The Accordion Champions: live at the Salutation Hotel, Perth" Leonard Brown LBCD015, 2019. (CD) [SC]

O'Neill 1850: O'Neill's Music of Ireland

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