Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 406

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 26/02/2017 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. The Battlefield Band: Tending the steer / Sandy Thompson / The Calrossie cattle wife (3.12) (Traditional; John Wilson; Duncan MacGillivray) "The Producer's choice" Temple COMD2108, 2016. (CD) [SC] (

2. The Michael Sexton Ceili Band: Brian's jig / Jackson's jig / Old man's delight (4.04) (Traditional; Fr PJ Kelly; Traditional) "Mad to dance" Custy's Music, 1998. (CD) [IE] (

3. Mary Mac Namara & Sorcha Costello: Paddy Fahey's jig / Shandon bells (2.56) (Paddy Fahey; Traditional) "The lady's cup of tea" Mary Mac Namara MMacN001, 2016. (CD) [IE]

4. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh: Marbhna Luimnigh (5.13) (Traditional) "Caitlín and Ciarán" CDBaby 5391524028607, 2015. (CD) [US] (

5. Na Mooneys: The humours of Ballinafad / The wee pickle tow (3.11) (Traditional; Traditional) "Na Mooneys: Irish traditional music and song from the Donegal Gaeltacht" Na Mooneys MOON2, 2016. (CD) [IE] (

6. Padraig O'Neill & Ian Kinsella: Jugglepunch: The jug of punch reel / The Galway rambler reel (2.59) (Traditional; Traditional) "When the prescription runs out" Padraig O'Neill & Ian Kinsella, 2016. (CD) [IE] (

7. Meg Tapley: Casadh an tSúgáin (2.09) (Traditional) "String Theory" String Theory 888295512879, 2016. (CD) [US] (

8. Kevin Rowsome: Corney Drew's hornpipe / The faithful friend (4.52) (Traditional; Traditional) "Cuisle cheol na bPíob" Kevin Rowsome KeleroCD161, 2016. (CD) [IE] (

9. The Katie McNally Trio: Donald John the tailor / One more week (5.43) (Traditional; Katie McNally) "The Boston States" Katie McNally 888295452441, 2016. (CD) [US] (

10. Dermot Burke & Mick Mulvey: The mill pond / Statia Donnelly's jig (2.41) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

11. Paddy Breen: The cuckoo's nest (1.56) (Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK]

12. The Phoenix Dance Band: Laddie wi' the plaidie / Will Atkinson's schottische (2.54) (Traditional; Traditional) "All fired up" Firebird Records FBR005, 2016. (CD) [UK]

13. The Abbey Ceili Band: We won't go home 'til morning / Bridgie Con Matt's polka / Tom Barrett's polka (2.50) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Bóthar na réidhe" Abbey Ceili Band 5060051826436, 2009. (CD) [IE] (

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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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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