Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 398
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 1/01/2017 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. Elaine Hogan: Tribute to Micko (5.59) (Paddy O'Donoghue) "The shores of Lough Breda" Elaine Hogan & Sheila Garry EASCD001, 2015. (CD) [IE] (

2. Blackbeard's Tea Party: Loose shoulder pt 1 / Loose shoulder pt 2 (5.09) (Laura Boston-Barber; Laura Boston-Barber) "Reprobates" Blackbeard's Tea Party BTP004, 2015. (CD) [EN] (

3. Oisín Mac Diarmada & Samantha Harvey: The maids of Hollywell / The thirteen arches (3.24) (Traditional; Seamus Connolly) "The green branch: an géagán glas" Ceol Productions CPCD004, 2015. (CD) [IE] (

4. Dónal McCague: McKenna's reel / Jacks alive / McKenna's no.2 (3.18) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Our dear Dark Mountain with the sky over it" Dark Mountain Records 689232110666, 2014. (CD) [IE] (

5. Dessie Kelliher: Pedlar's Lake: Shepherd's warning / Pedlar's Lake (3.03) (Dessie Kelliher; Dessie Kelliher) "Well for some" Custy's Music 5391502518427, 2015. (CD) [IE]

6. Arnie Naiman: Maggie at the door (2.48) (Arnie Naiman) "My lucky stars" Merriweather M01AN, 2016. (CD) [CA] (

7. Tommy McCarthy: The laurel tree (1.13) (Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T.3, 2015. (CD) [UK]

8. Billy Clifford: The humours of Lisheen (1.00) (Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T.2, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

9. Gina Forsyth: Little Billy Wilson (2.47) (Traditional) "Copper rooster: and other tunes and tales" Waterbug WBG125, 2016. (CD) [US] (

10. Tulla Céilí Band: The Dublin reel / The steam packet (2.09) (Traditional; Traditional) "70th anniversary celebration" Tulla Céilí Band 5391502518809, 2016. (CD) [IE]

11. Gatehouse: The Leitrim Thrush: The bullock on the bonnet / The Leitrim Thrush / Murray's no.1 (3.42) (Traditional; Traditional; James Murray) "Tús nua" Gael Linn CEFCD210, 2016. (CD) [IE] (

12. Mary Mac Namara & Sorcha Costello: Old Man Dillon / The mouse in the cupboard (2.18) (Traditional; Traditional) "The lady's cup of tea" Mary Mac Namara MMacN001, 2016. (CD) [IE]

13. Kevin Rowsome: The ace and deuce of piping (3.31) (Traditional) "Cuisle cheol na bPíob" Kevin Rowsome KeleroCD161, 2016. (CD) [IE] (

14. The Demon Barbers: Harry's hornpipe (3.55) (Anonymous) "The ultimate guide to English folk (disc 2)" ARC Music EUCD2671.2, 2016. (CD) [UK] (

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 visit us at

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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