Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 419
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 28/05/2017 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. Willie Hunter & 'Peerie' Willie Johnson: Braes of Auchtertyre / The Marquis of Huntly's farewell / The left-handed fiddler (3.58) (Traditional; William Marshall; James Scott Skinner) "Willie's world" Greentrax CDTRAX 309, 2007. (CD) [SC] (

2. Margaret MacArthur: Swallowtail jig (1.35) (Traditional) "On the mountains high" Living Folk Records F-LFR 100CD, 2001. (CD) [US] (

3. Shipdham Band: Believe me if all those endearing young charms / Johnny's so long at the fair / The colonial boy (3.27) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "English country music" Topic 12T296, 1976. (LP) [UK] (

4. Martin Byrnes & Reg Hall: The ashplant (2.11) (Traditional) "Martin Byrnes (Masters of Irish music)" Leader LEA2004, 1969. (LP) [UK] (

5. Droichead: An paistin Fionn (3.06) (Traditional) "The banks of Tuira" Droichead DCH001, 2017. (CD) [FI] (

6. Alan Reid & Rachel Conlan: The Craoibhin's salute / The Ninety-eight (4.18) (Giollabhríghde O Catháin; Traditional) "A quare yield" Alan Reid, 2017. (CD) [IE]

7. Cormac Begley: Joe Bane's schottische / The Streamstown jig (2.25) (Traditional; Traditional) "Cormac Begley" Cormac Begley, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

8. February Sky: Cold frosty morning (2.18) (Traditional) "Ain't no sangin: an all instrumental recording" February Sky, 2017. (CD) [US] (http://www.februarysky)

9. Paul Metsers & Colin Speir: Little Rock getaway (1.18) (Joseph J Sullivan) "Paul Metsers & Colin Speir: at Gisborne Folk Club rooms, 13 Mar 1976" Private recording, 1976. (Audiotape) [NZ]

10. Dave Flynn: Paddy Fahey's jig no. 2 / Paddy Fahey's reel no. 2 (5.00) (Paddy Fahey; Paddy Fahey) "Contemporary traditional Irish guitar" Frisbee Co. FRCD002, 2009. (CD) [IE]

11. Willie Clancy: The Templehouse / Over the moor to Maggie (2.41) (Traditional; Traditional) "Willie Clancy, the minstrel from Clare" Topic 12T175, 1967. (LP) [UK] (

12. Gabriel McKeon: An speic seodrach (3.15) (Traditional) "The piper's rock: a compilation of young uillean pipers" Mulligan LUN 023, 1978. (LP) [IE]

13. Jack Armstrong: Lads of Alnwick (1.05) (Traditional) "The Northumbrian small pipes" Mortonsound MTN3073, 1970. (LP) [UK]

14. Alistair Anderson: Jenny Bell polka / Morpeth rant (2.40) (Traditional; William Shield) "Traditional tunes" Front Hall FHR-08, 1976. (LP) [US]

15. The Chieftains: Sonny's mazurka / Tommy Hunt's jig (3.10) (Traditional; ) "The Chieftains 3" Claddagh L35995, 1973. (LP) [IE] (

16. Gallowglass Ceili Band: The breakdown / Rocksburg Castle / Kinclavin Brig (2.27) (Traditional; Traditional; Adam Rennie) "Wearin' of the green: traditional Irish rhythms in strict tempo for dancing" Columbia 33MS 1090, 1959. (LP) [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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