Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 350
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 27/12/2015 0004-0100 NZST
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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. The year's recordings in review.

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

1. Inveraray & District: MSR: Pipe Major J McWilliams / Bob of Fettercairn / McAllister's dirk (4.05) (PM Donald P MacLeod; Traditional; Traditional) "World Pipe Band Championships 2014, part 2" Monarch CDMON 898, 2014. (CD) [SC] (

2. Jaume Compte Nafas Ensemble: Trànsits II (1.52) (Jaume Compte) "Discover world music with ARC Music (disc 1)" ARC Music EUCD2554.1, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

3. Lou DeAdder: Bluesy thang part 3 (1.54) (Lou DeAdder) "Personal best" Lou DeAdder LD2015, 2015. (CD) [CA] (

4. Leo Ready: Irene's march (2.15) (Leo Ready) "Leo Ready plays The Snake River breakdown and other originals" Leo Ready, 2015. (CD) [CA] (

5. Qristina & Quinn Bachand: Hangman's reel (1.07) (Traditional) "Little hinges" Beacon Ridge BRP15, 2015. (CD) [CA] (

6. Stephen Baldwin: The winter's night schottische (1.23) (Traditional) "Here's one you'll like, I think" Musical Traditions MTDL364, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

7. Taliska: Song for the smallpipe / Malts on the optics / Miss Girdle (3.30) (PM Robert B Mathieson; Hamish Moore; Traditional) "Celtic Cafe" Taliska 885767080584, 2011. (CD) [AU] (

8. John Malcolm Penn: Jenner (2.26) (John Malcolm Penn) "LA blues" Blue Night BNR226, 2015. (CD) [US] (

9. Buttons & Bows: The Templeglantine slide / The gallant Tipperary boys (2.36) (Traditional) "The return of Spring" Buttons & Bows BABMCD2015, 2015. (CD) [IE] (

10. Ceolbeg: Zito the bubbleman (2.49) (Gordon Duncan) "The ultimate guide to Scottish folk (disc 1)" ARC Music EUCD2606.1, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

11. Éamonn O'Riordan & Tony O'Connell: The star above the garter / The Lisheen slide (2.54) (Traditional) "Rooska Hill" Gael Linn CEFCD207, 2015. (CD) [IE] (

12. Gillian Head: Trad blast: The Duke of Fife's welcome to Deeside / Traditional strathspey / MacKinnon's Brook / John of Badenyon / Sandy Cameron (5.30) (James Scott Skinner; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; James Scott Skinner) "Spirit" New Folk Records 061297428052, 2014. (CD) [US] (

13. Ian Carmichael: Whiskey: Whiskey before breakfast / Billy in the lowground (3.46) (Traditional; Traditional) "Ten years on" Splitrock SplitRock001, 2015. (CD) [ND] (

14. Jason O'Rourke: Reels: The fox on the town / The Roscommon reel / The Spike Island lasses (2.36) (Richard Dwyer; Traditional; Traditional) "The Northern concertina" Jason O’Rourke JORCD001, 2015. (CD) [ND] (

15. Adrianna Ciccone: Le brandy culotte (3.17) (Pascale Gemme) "The back of winter" Adrianna Ciccone 700261425528, 2015. (CD) [CA] (

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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