Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 431
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 20/08/2017 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. John MacDonald: A Burns waltz: Ye banks and braes / Comin' through the rye (1.28) (Traditional; Traditional) "The singing molecatcher of Morayshire: Scots ballads, bothy songs and melodeon tunes (Classics from Scotland)" Greentrax CDTRAX9053, 1998. (CD) [SC] (

2. Simon Fraser University Pipe Band: Murdo Mackenzie of Torridon / Ellenorr / Alexander MacKenzie Clark (4.32) (Bobby Macleod; PM William Bryson; Hugh McInnis) "On home ground, vol. 2" Greentrax CDTRAX 293, 2006. (CD) [SC] (

3. Bobby Casey: Poll Ha'penny (2.03) (Laurence O'Connellan) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 1) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

4. John Blake, Eamon Burke, Tommy Maree & Reg Hall: The laurel tree / King of the Clans (3.44) (Traditional; Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 3) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK]

5. Droichead: Humours of Castlefinn / Sporting Paddy / Craig's pipes (3.26) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "The banks of Tuira" Droichead DCH001, 2017. (CD) [FI]

6. Sarah Copus: The rights of man / Off to California (3.47) (James Hill; Traditional) "Moorland winds" Galactic Playground Music 043397020022, 2017. (CD) [US] (

7. Antóin Mac Gabhann: Paddy gone to France / Carty's reel / The gosson that beat his father (3.00) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Tunesmith" Antóin Mac Gabhann AMGCD001, 2015. (CD) [IE] (

8. Dave Flynn: Lost in the loop (3.35) (Liz Carroll) "Contemporary traditional Irish guitar" Frisbee Co. FRCD002, 2009. (CD) [IE] (

9. Adam Agee & Jon Sousa: Maids of the Mourne Shore / Niel Gow's lament for the death of his second wife (7.45) (Traditional; Niel Gow) "Suantraí = Lullabies" Adam Agee & Jon Sousa AJ2014A, 2014. (CD) [US] (

10. Cormac Begley: Polka John / The Camino (2.37) (Cormac Begley; Brendan Begley) "Cormac Begley" Cormac Begley, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

11. Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy: John Kelly's The belles of Tipperary / Patsy Touhey's rip the calico / The new line to Loughaun (3.07) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "The reel note" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 202, 2016. (CD) [IE] (

12. The Michael Sexton Ceili Band: Jigs: The gold ring / The luck penny (2.47) (Traditional; Traditional) "Mad to dance" Custy's Music, 1998. (CD) [IE] (

13. The Abbey Ceili Band: Martin Mulhaire's no. 9 / The Cul Fada reel (2.40) (Martin Mulhaire; Larry Redican) "Bóthar na réidhe = The level road" 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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