Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 426
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 16/07/2017 0004-0100 NZST
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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time, thirty- to sixty-year-old recordings.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Michael Gorman & Margaret Barry: The tempest / Colonel Rodney (2.20) (Bobby Casey; Abraham MacKintosh) "Irish pipe and fiddle tunes" Topic TOP89, 1963. (45rpm) [UK]

2. Finbar Furey: Planxty Davy (1.49) (Thomas O'Connellan) "Traditional Irish pipe music" Transatlantic XTRA 1077, 1969. (LP) [UK]

3. Cathal McConnell & Robin Morton: MacNamara's jig / The blue angel (1.47) (Michael Dwyer; Traditional) "An Irish jubilee: traditional Irish songs and music" Topic 12T290, 1976. (LP) [UK] (

4. Gallowglass Ceili Band: Paddy in London / Jackson's morning brush (2.33) (Traditional; Traditional) "Wearin' of the green: traditional Irish rhythms in strict tempo for dancing" Columbia 33MS 1090, 1959. (LP) [US]

5. The Chieftains: Tom Billy's reel / The road to Lisdoonvarna (reel) / The road to Lisdoonvarna (slide) / The road to Lisdoonvarna (reel) / The merry sisters (4.55) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "The Chieftains 3" Claddagh L35995, 1973. (LP) [IE] (

6. Hamish Moore: A country dance / Drink the worts and spill the beer / The yill wife and her barrels (2.39) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Cauld wind pipes" Dunkeld Records DUNC003, 1985. (Cassette) [SC] (

7. The Golden Fiddle Orchestra: De'il amang the tailors / Soldier's joy / The mason's apron / Fairy dance / The high road to Linton / Spot the quotes / Mrs McLeod (4.00) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Nathaniel Gow; Traditional; James Moir; Traditional) "The Golden Fiddle awards of 1978: with special guests Anne Lorne Gillies and Peter Morrison" Mountain Records RTL 851, 1978. (LP) [SC]

8. The International Old Time Dance Orchestra: The Victoria Cross (3.06) (James Finnegan) "Old time dance music" Decca LF1008, 1950. (LP) [UK]

9. Alistair Anderson: Three brave loyal fellows (1.47) (Traditional) "Traditional tunes" Front Hall FHR-08, 1976. (LP) [US]

10. The High Level Ranters: Hartigan's fancy / Tobin's favourite (2.32) (Traditional; Traditional) "High Level" Leader LER 2030, 1971. (LP) [UK] (

11. Cheviot Ranters Country Dance Band: Corn rigs / Dunstanburgh Castle / Goodnight and joy be wi' ye (4.19) (Traditional; Billy Miller; Traditional) "Sound of the Cheviots" Topic 12T214, 1972. (LP) [UK] (

12. The Charlie Jemmett Scottish Country Dance Band: Glasgow Highlanders / Bonnie breist knots / Sherwood rangers / John McFadyen of Melfort (7.43) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; PM John MacColl) "Dancer's choice" Cooper's Creek CC100S, 1979. (LP) [NZ]

13. Jim MacLeod and his band: The dashing White sergeant / London Scottish / The Dunster reel / Trumpet hornpipe (3.21) (Sir Henry Rowley Bishop; -; -; Traditional) "Jim MacLeod's golden hour of Scottish dancing" Pye GH 536, 1965. (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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