Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 416

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 7/05/2017 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. Martin Byrnes: Saint Ruth's Bush / Paddy Kelly's favourite (3.17) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (


2. Vince O'Halloran: Pat Burke's jig / Fraher's jig (2.09) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (


3. Robin James Hurt & Ailbhe Nolan: The copper plates reel set: Two days to go / George White's favourite / The old copper plate (5.34) (Diarmaid Moynihan; Traditional; Traditional) "The magpie's nest" Mondegreen Records RHH006, 2017. (CD) [IE] (




4. Brenda Castles: Diplodocus / Liam O'Connor's jig / The sailor on the rock (5.12) (Liz Carroll; Patrick Davey; Traditional) "Indeedin you needn't bother" Brenda Castles BC001, 2016. (CD) [IE] (


5. Mary Mac Namara & Sorcha Costello: The bunch of green rushes / The Star of Munster (2.46) (Traditional; Traditional) "The lady's cup of tea" Mary Mac Namara MMacN001, 2016. (CD) [IE] (


6. John & Maggie Carty: Youghal Harbour / Lad O'Beirne's reel (3.12) (Traditional; Lad O'Beirne) "Settle out of court" Racket Records RR013, 2016. (CD) [IE] (




7. February Sky: The hawthorn tree of Cawdor (2.41) (Traditional) "Ain't no sangin: an all instrumental recording" February Sky, 2017. (CD) [US] (http://www.februarysky)


8. String Theory: Crested hens (3.13) (Gilles Chabenat) "String Theory" String Theory 888295512879, 2016. (CD) [US] (


9. Molly's Revenge: The black mare of Fanad: The primrose lasses / The black mare of Fanad / Untitled reel (3.48) (Traditional; Traditional; Uncredited) "Lift" Molly's Revenge 666449926921, 2016. (CD) [US] (


10. The Michael Sexton Ceili Band: Sliabh Luachra selection: The Ballydesmond polka / The Newmarket polka (1.46) (Traditional; Traditional) "Mad to dance" Custy's Music, 1998. (CD) [IE] (




11. Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy: The Galway rambler / The morning dew / The Boston Sligo reel (3.47) (Traditional; Traditional; Brendan Tonra) "The reel note" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 202, 2016. (CD) [IE] (


12. The Battlefield Band: Ballarat jig / Eadar Ì 's Leodhas (3.26) (Alasdair White; Alasdair White) "The Producer's choice" Temple COMD2108, 2016. (CD) [SC] (


13. Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn: County Tyrone / Jimmy McGettrick's reel / The lady's cup of tea (4.02) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Out of the ashes" Racket Records RR012, 2016. (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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