Playlist (16). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 557

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 23/02/2020 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 25/02/2020 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Jimmy Cassidy; Haltadans; The Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band and Mark Grobner.

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

1. Erehwon Morris: Bonny green garters (1.07) (Traditional) "Canterbury Folk Festival 1978: Public concert" Private recording, 1978. (Cassette) [NZ] [VWMLDT #12652]

2. Jimmy Power, Reg Hall & Gerry Wright: Jackie Coleman's reel / The Castle (2.13) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 1) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 905, Session #50; Ng 505, Session #408]

3. Éalú: Reels: Dick Gossip's reel / Thornton's reel (2.10) (Traditional; Traditional) "A tune for the road" BT Ryan 5390108245454, 1998. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 505, Session #408; Ng 840, Session #3320]

4. Joanie Madden, Kathy McGinty, Mary McDonagh & Lori Cole: The tempest / Smash the windows / Lad O'Beirne's reel (3.46) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Irish women musicians in America" Shanachie 79053, 1995. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 1885, Session #1004; Ng 2989, Session #2149; Ng 1068, Session #406]

5. Paddy Breen: The Orange rogue (1.31) (Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 2) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 3595, Session #899]

6. Alistair Brown: Riding on a load of hay / Leather away the wattle oh (2.04) (Traditional; Traditional) "No idle jest" Prospect Records PC001, 1998. (CD) [CA] ( [Ng 3840, Session #1239; Ng 790, Session #2286]

7. Seamus Egan: Simon Nally hunt the buck (4.52) (Seamus Egan) "Early bright" THL Records THL0003, 2020. (CD) [US] (

8. Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples: Speed the plough / Toss the feathers (1.52) (Traditional; Traditional) "Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples" Private recording, 2008. (CD) [IE] [Ng 1803, Session #901; Ng 1957, Session #113]

9. Danny Meehan: Rocking the cradle (2.28) (Traditional) "Drimalost and beyond: traditional fiddle music from Donegal (disc 2)" Cairdeas na bhFidileiri CNF008, 2011. (CD) [IE] ( [Ng 2634]

10. Joël Fafard: Shut off the car (1.52) (Joël Fafard) "And another thing" Bayard Island Music JFI-2, 2006. (CD) [CA] (

11. Mark Grobner: Deep forest reel (2.43) (Mark Howard) "String tides: hammered dulcimer through the years" Deerpath Music DP0119, 2019. (CD) [US] (

12. Dick Weissman: Erik's train (3.56) (Dick Weissman) "No ceiling, disc 2: instrumentals" Longbridge 700261477213, 2019. (CD) [US] (

13. Haltadans: TQ2: Clettin Röe / Up da stroods da sailor goes / Deil stick da Minister (2.52) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Light ida lum" Haltadans MJELG002, 2019. (CD) [ZE] ( [-; -; Session #7433]

14. Jimmy Cassidy: Opening reels: Hey ho my bonnie lass / The piper's glass / Farquhar Matheson / John Gideon Jamieson of Cullivoe / Jean's reel (4.21) (Traditional; Traditional; Jim Johnstone; Iain T MacPhail; Bobby Macleod) "An audience with The Accordion Champions: live at the Salutation Hotel, Perth" Leonard Brown LBCD015, 2019. (CD) [SC] (ttps:/) [MyStrathspey #2259; MyStrathspey #3157; MyStrathspey #1867; MyStrathspey #2358; Ng 920, Session #255]

15. The Simon Howie Scottish Dance Band: Cairnie Mount / Itchy fingers / The osprey / Sandy's new chanter (3.33) (Traditional; PM Robert Pinkman; Frank Reid; PM Tom McAllister) "The 2020 sound" Findony Music HOWIE04CD, 2019. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #226; MyStrathspey #2316; MyStrathspey #4903; MyStrathspey #7281]

16. The Occasionals: The directors (2.27) (Bert Murray) "The Occasionals live: Scottish and old time dance music" Greentrax CDTRAX 184, 1999. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #3853]


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