Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 397
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 25/12/2016 0004-0100 NZST
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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

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

1. Steve Eulberg: Who will set us free? (2.45) (M:Francisco F Feliciano W:Dom Bernardo Maria Perez) "Hark the glad sound: mountain dulcimer ensembles: hymns for the season of Advent" Owl Mountain OMM CD992, 1999. (CD) [US] (

2. Richard Gilewitz: O come all ye faithful (1.51) (John Francis Wade) "Strings for a season" Gillazilla GZ7070, 2008. (CD) [US] (

3. Lee Murdock: God rest ye merry gentlemen / Carol of the drum / I saw three ships (4.32) (Traditional; Katherine Kennicott Davis; Traditional) "A wordless Christmas" Depot DEP032, 2011. (CD) [US] (

4. Hilary Field & Gwen Franz: O bento airoso (3.01) (Traditional) "Christine Lavin presents Just one angel v2.0" Yellow Tail Records 10028, 2013. (CD) [US] (

5. Helen Cook & Kevin Bell: Unto us is born a son (1.18) (Anonymous) "Yuletide gift: seasonal duets and trios played on the Northumbrian smallpipes" East Allen Recording SC182, 1995. (Cassette) [UK]

6. Tami Briggs: Angels we have heard on high / Hark ! The herald angels sing / Angels from the realms of glory / Angels and the shepherds (7.34) (Traditional; Traditional; Henry Thomas Smart; Zoltán Kodály) "The Christmas story" Musical Reflections BRIGGS13, 2002. (CD) [US]

7. Simon Mayor: Biscay carol (2.59) (Traditional) "Winter with mandolins" Acoustics Records CDACS015, 1992. (CD) [UK] (

8. Jody Marshall: Still, still, still (3.08) (Traditional) "Carol of the bells" Jody Marshall JJM02, 2006. (CD) [US] (

9. Cherish the Ladies: Lord Inchiquin / Sweeney's dream / Johnny Henry's reel / Thady Casey's fancy (4.57) (Turlough O'Carolan; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Christmas in Ireland" Big Mammy Records 0008, 2015. (CD) [US] (

10. Chad McAnally: Good King Wenceslas (3.05) (Traditional) "Chasing the winter sun: traditional Christmas music on the gaelic harp" New Folk Records NFR9762, 2013. (CD) [US] (

11. Matt & Shannon Heaton: Naked feet / Christmas in Mount Horeb (3.34) (Matt Heaton; Shannon Heaton) "Fine winter's night: traditional and original music for Christmas" Eats Records ESLCD007, 2007. (CD) [US] (

12. Joel Mabus: The golden carol (1.49) (Traditional) "How like the holly" Fossil FOSSIL1299, 1999. (CD) [US] (

13. Ronan Browne & Tony Maher: Ding dong merrily on high (2.40) (Traditional) "Amhraín na Nollag" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 200, 2015. (CD) [IE] (

14. Richard Gilewitz: Joy to the world (1.34) (Lowell Mason) "Strings for a season" Gillazilla GZ7070, 2008. (CD) [US] (

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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