Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 423
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 25/06/2017 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. Andy Boyle & Michael Falsey: The Congress reel / The bag of spuds (2.38) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

2. Alan Reid & Rachel Conlan: The new century / Napoleon crossing the Rhine (3.26) (Traditional; Traditional) "A quare yield" Alan Reid, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

3. Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy: The bold Thady Quill / The boys of Tandragee / Celia's jig (3.14) (Johnny Tom Gleeson; Traditional; Michelle Mulcahy) "The reel note" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 202, 2016. (CD) [IE] (

4. Robert Hannan: Old Tipperary (1.44) (Traditional) "The piper's rock: a compilation of young uillean pipers" Mulligan LUN 023, 1978. (LP) [IE]

5. Dave Flynn: The Mahatma of the Glen (7.36) (Dave Flynn) "Contemporary traditional Irish guitar" Frisbee Co. FRCD002, 2009. (CD) [IE] (

6. The Chieftains: No. 6 The Coombe: Chuimhne an phiobaire / The repeal of the Union / The Duke of Leinster (3.50) (Sean Potts; Traditional; Traditional) "The Chieftains 7" Claddagh SBP237199, 1977. (LP) [IE] (

7. February Sky: The wind that shakes the barley (1.14) (Traditional) "Ain't no sangin: an all instrumental recording" February Sky, 2017. (CD) [US] (http://www.februarysky)

8. Tony Ellis: Cactus reel (1.40) (Tony Ellis) "Dixie banner" Flying Fish 70444, 1988. (Cassette) [US] (

9. Dave Swarbrick: Hole in the wall (1.10) (Henry Purcell) "Swarbrick" Transatlantic TRA337, 1976. (LP) [UK]

10. Canterbury Bush Orchestra: Colonial threesome: Toomore / Kerry's gold / Captain Byng (3.06) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Clear the board: music for colonial dancing" Kiwi SLC-182, 1985. (LP) [NZ] (

11. Martin Byrnes & Reg Hall: Bantry Bay / The stack of barley (3.17) (Traditional; Traditional) "Martin Byrnes (Masters of Irish music)" Leader LEA2004, 1969. (LP) [UK] (

12. Fife Strathspey and Reel Society: Lord Elgin of Broomhall / East Neuk o' Fife (1.44) (Jimmy Shand MBE; James Oswald) "The fiddle sounds of Fife: a selection of traditional Scottish music played by the Fife Strathspey and Reel Society" Kettle Records KOP5, 1980. (LP) [SC]

13. Cormac Begley: The yellow tinker / Ríl mhór Bhaile an Chalaidh (2.10) (Traditional; Traditional) "Cormac Begley" Cormac Begley, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

14. Canterbury Crutchings Bush and Ceilidh Band: Reel medley: Petronella / Galopede / My love is but a lassie yet (2.48) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Wellington Folk Festival 1974: Final concert" Private recording, 1974. (Audiotape) [NZ]

15. McBain's Scottish Country Dance Band: Set of jigs: The drunken parson / Pretty Jane / The cobbler / Davie's Brae (4.22) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Jim Johnstone) "Scottish country dancing" Pye ARBS 176, 1973. (LP) [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.
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