Playlist (15). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 586

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Tumbling Tom; Wolf & Clover; Hingin' By A Threed; The Border Directors and Greg Lawson.

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

1. Tumbling Tom: Polka set: Twas within a mile / The curly headed ploughboy / The Quaker (4.03) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Tumbling Tom sampler" Tumbling Tom, 2007. (CD) [EN] ( [Kerr 2 #212; Session #8948; Session #10582]

2. Greg Lawson: The fiddler's fancy (1.36) (James Hill) "The lads like beer: the fiddle music of James Hill's Tyneside" Mitchell Music MM01, 2013. (CD) [SC] ( [Ng 3437, VWMLDT #95943]

3. The Border Directors: Barwick's budgie (3.15) (Kim Bibby-Wilson) "Lowp till ye cowp: music in the tradition from Northumberland and the Borders" Laidly Worm WORM012, 2014. (CD) [EN] (

4. Carole Robb & Alistair Anderson: Over the Border (2.08) (Traditional) "Cut and dry dolly" Topic 12TS278, 1976. (LP) [UK] ( [Session #5974]

5. Wolf & Clover: O'Carolan's farewell to music (6.17) (Turlough O'Carolan) "Live at the Silvan Sessions" Wolf & Clover, 2020. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 2206, Session #244]

6. Séamus Ennis: Gillan's apples / The walls of Liscarroll / The stone in the field (4.17) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "The wandering minstrel: Séamus Ennis uillean pipes" Topic 12TS250, 1974. (LP) [UK] ( [Ng 719, Session #1854; Ng 2031, Session #232; Ng 1838, Session #658]

7. Joe Ayers: Old jawbone (2.15) (Traditional) "Just around the bend: survival and revival in Southern banjo sounds (disc 1)" Smithsonian Folkways SFW40207, 2019. (CD) [US] (

8. Jack Elliott: Broom's reel [Duke of Perth] / Rakes of Mallow (1.45) (Traditional; Traditional) "Jack Elliott of Birtley: the songs and stories of a Durham miner" Leader LEA 4001, 1968. (LP) [UK] ( [MyStrathspey #448; Buchanan #141.3]

9. Hingin' By A Threed: Calum's road (2.45) (Donald Shaw) "Hingin' By A Threed" Hingin' By A Threed E96D0659, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [Ng 4575, Buchanan #071]

10. Shannonside Ceili Band: Three jigs: Contentment is wealth / Tullamore jig / Leitrim jig (1.38) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Ceili House" Columbia SCX6218, 1971. (LP) [US] [Ng 384, Session #6842; Ng 1976, Session #111; Ng 1118, Session #467]

11. James Galway and The Chieftains: A slip and double jig: The whinny hills of Leitrim / Crowley's recollection (2.58) (Traditional; Traditional) "Over the sea to Skye the celtic connection" RCA Victor RLS60424, 1990. (LP) [US] [Ng 4094, Session #8976; Ng 902, Session #1388]

12. Martin Byrnes & Reg Hall: The collier's reel / The bucks of Oranmore (3.21) (Traditional; Traditional) "Martin Byrnes (Masters of Irish music)" Leader LEA2004, 1969. (LP) [UK] ( [Ng 359, Session #2154; Ng 241, Session #2]

13. Coleman Country Traditional Society: O'Rourke's reel / The wild Irishman (1.47) (Traditional; Traditional) "Music from the Coleman country" Leader LEA 2044, 1972. (LP) [UK] ( [Ng 2052, Session #90; Ng 652, Session #1027]

14. James Coutts: Scott Skinner marches: Gordon Highlanders' march / Edgefauld House (2.41) (James Scott Skinner; James Scott Skinner) "An audience with The Accordion Champions: live at the Salutation Hotel, Perth" Leonard Brown LBCD015, 2019. (CD) [SC] [-; Buchanan #040]

15. Tommy Couper: Huish the cat / The little house under the hill (3.02) (Traditional; Traditional) "The piper's muse" Lochshore CDLDL1275, 1998. (CD) [SC] ( [Ng 3658, Session #16856; Session #17462]

Buchanan: Tom Buchanan's Scottish Tome
Kerr 2: Kerr's second collection of merry melodies for the violin

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