Playlist (16). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 593

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 15/11/2020 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 17/11/2020 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Aaron Nathans & Michael G Ronstadt; Christine Lavin; Barry and the Crumpets and Entrada.

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

1. Barry and the Crumpets: MacLeod's farewell (3.08) (Donald Shaw) "A good keen band: rip-roarin', yee-hawin' dance music" Barry and the Crumpets, 2020. (CD) [NZ] ( [Ng 3602, Session #518]

2. Greg Lawson: Roslin Castle (2.54) (Traditional) "The lads like beer: the fiddle music of James Hill's Tyneside" Mitchell Music MM01, 2013. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #5650]

3. Green Ginger: Royal Scotch quadrilles no. 3: Duchess of Buccleuch (3.05) (William Marshall) "Royal Scotch quadrilles by Thomas Wilson from The Danciad, 1824" Green Ginger Band, 2000. (CD) [EN] ( [MyStrathspey #435]

4. Lorraine Lee & Roger Nicholson: The Blarney pilgrim (1.41) (Traditional) "An exultation of dulcimers" Greenhays Recordings GR707, 1980. (LP) [US] [Ng 175, Session #5]

5. Entrada: The apothecary slips: The apothecary / Soggy's / The cock and the hen (4.57) (Tessa White & Jonathan LeCoq; Seán Óg Graham; Traditional) "Entrada" Entrada, 2020. (CD) [NZ] ( [-; Ng 6326, Session #9196; Ng 3402, Session #93]

6. The Dubliners: Donkey reel (1.38) (Traditional) "Drinkin' and courtin'" Major Minor Records MMLP14, 1968. (LP) [UK] [TMLotm #3536]

7. Jack Elliott: Rowan tree (1.13) (Traditional) "Jack Elliott of Birtley: the songs and stories of a Durham miner" Leader LEA 4001, 1968. (LP) [UK] ( [Roud 23799, Session #1588]

8. The Chieftains: Sonny's mazurka / Tommy Hunt's jig (3.10) (Traditional; ) "The Chieftains 3" Claddagh L35995, 1973. (LP) [IE] ( [Ng 1795, Session #5476; Ng 1931, Session #2579]

9. Christine Lavin: Wedding march (2.02) (Christine Lavin) "On my way to Hooterville" Christine Lavin, 2020. (CD) [US] (

10. Jim Layeux: Kettle's whistlin' (1.45) (Jim Layeux) "Earthlings" Stemwall ST0004, 1998. (CD) [CA] (

11. Doc & Merle Watson: Sheeps in the meadow / Stoney Fork (2.50) (Traditional; Traditional) "Songs Doc didn't sing" FLi CD3001-2, 2020. (CD) [US] (

12. Aaron Nathans & Michael G Ronstadt: Phantasmagoria (4.00) (Aaron Nathans & Michael G Ronstadt) "Shadow of the cyclone" Aaron Nathans & Michael G Ronstadt 195269023928, 2020. (CD) [US] (

13. Dennis Tracey: Tenpenny bit / The lark in the morning (3.07) (Traditional; Traditional) "No Man's Land" Larrikin LRF 038, 1979. (LP) [AU] [Ng 1890, Session #109; Ng 1091, Session #62]

14. Moving Hearts: Finore (2.19) (Davy Spillane) "The storm" Tara TARA3014, 1985. (LP) [IE] [Session #965]

15. Gallowglass Ceili Band: Paddy on the railroad / Miss McLeod (2.37) (Traditional; Traditional) "Wearin' of the green: traditional Irish rhythms in strict tempo for dancing" Columbia 33MS 1090, 1959. (LP) [US] [Ng 1272, Session #72; Ng 1310, Session #75]

16. Steeleye Span: Sligo maid (3.38) (Traditional) "Rocket cottage" Chrysalis Records CY 25972, 1976. (Cassette) [UK] [Ng 1782, Session #399]


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.
For more on Radio Kidnappers programmes and broadcasters visit

Mitch and Robyn Park
(Folk on Sunday and Kidnappers Ceilidh, Radio Kidnappers 1431AM & 104.7FM)
1214 Louie Street
Hastings, NEW ZEALAND 4122. +64-6-8785395

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