Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 438
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 8/10/2017 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. Ginger Minge Binge Bush Band: The downfall of Paris (3.39) (Traditional) "Ginger Minge Binge Bush Band: the disc" Jolly Roger CHEST6013, 1978. (Cassette) [NZ] (

2. EPNS, Canterbury Bush Orchestra, Barrie McDonald & Paul Hutchings: Flowers of Edinburgh / East Neuk of Fife / Bottom of the punchbowl (3.24) (James Oswald; James Oswald; James Oswald) "Canterbury Folk Festival 1978: Public concert, 2/2" Shire Recording CASS 2, 1978. (Cassette) [NZ]

3. Canterbury Bush Orchestra: Jacaranda jig: Lilting banshee / Sackow's jig / Happy fisherman (3.11) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Clear the board: music for colonial dancing" Kiwi SLC-182, 1985. (LP) [NZ] (

4. Eilís Crean: The vacant house / Paddy Fahey's reel no.13 / Caught in a cobweb (4.54) (Eddie Kelly; Paddy Fahey; Eddie Kelly) "Searbh siúcra = Bittersweet" Éilís Crean 191924031604, 2017. (CD) [US] (

5. Dave Flynn: Paddy Fahey's jig no. 9 / Paddy Fahey's jig no.13 / Paddy Fahey's jig no.14 (4.30) (Paddy Fahey; Paddy Fahey; Paddy Fahey) "Contemporary traditional Irish guitar" Frisbee Co. FRCD002, 2009. (CD) [IE] (

6. Sarah Copus: The hut on Staffin Island / Paddy's trip to Scotland (2.50) (Phil Cunningham MBE; Traditional) "Moorland winds" Galactic Playground Music 043397020022, 2017. (CD) [US] (

7. Paul Metsers & Colin Speir: Foggy Mountain breakdown (2.07) (Earl Scruggs) "Paul Metsers & Colin Speir at Gisborne Folk Club rooms, 13 Mar 1976" Private recording, 1976. (Audiotape) [NZ]

8. Paul & Colleen Trenwith: Fiddle 'n' banjo medley: Peter Street / Crazy Creek / Peter Street (reprise) (2.06) (Traditional; Tommy Jackson; Traditional) "Fresh from the country" M7 TCLACF-141, 1977. (Cassette) [NZ] (

9. The Jerry Douglas Band: Hot country 84.5 (3.05) (Jerry Douglas) "What if" Rounder Records 1166100259, 2017. (CD) [US] (

10. February Sky: Hector the hero (3.17) (James Scott Skinner) "Ain't no sangin: an all instrumental recording" February Sky, 2017. (CD) [US] (http://www.februarysky)

11. Ken Allen & John Sutherland: The Spanish lady / Waves of Tory (2.03) (Traditional; Traditional) "Wellington Folk Festival 1977: final concert" Jolly Roger CHEST9006, 1977. (Cassette) [NZ] (

12. The Caledonians: The lea rig / Kind Robin / Orange and blue (4.29) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Songs and dances of Scotland" Viking VP129, 1964. (LP) [NZ]

13. The Charlie Jemmett Scottish Country Dance Band: West's hornpipe / Beaux of Oakhill / Miss Gayton's hornpipe (4.51) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Down south: music for Scottish country dance" Kiwi SLC-142, 1976. (LP) [NZ] (

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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