Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 445
Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 26/11/2017 0004-0100 NZDT
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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. Tommy Guihen: The Bell Harbour reel / The piper's despair / Boys of Dublin (3.17) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "The torn jacket" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 204, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

2. Tommy McGowan: The Castlepollard lass (1.32) (Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 2) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

3. Tommy McCarthy & Bobby Casey: The new Custom House (1.20) (Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 3) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

4. Sam Sweeney: Bagpipers / Mount Hills (4.34) (Traditional; Traditional) "From here: English folk field recordings" From Here Records SITW005, 2017. (CD) [UK] (

5. Usher's Island: Micky Doherty's / Gan ainm (3.26) (Traditional; Traditional) "Usher's Island" Compass 747012, 2018. (CD) [US] (

6. The London Lasses & Chris O'Malley: Mother and child / Shoemaker's daughter / Milliner's daughter (4.33) (Traditional; Ed Reavy; Traditional) "The one I loved the best" LoLa Records LL006, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

7. Floriane Blancke: Baile na bPuc (3.36) (Floriane Blancke & Tim Edey) "Kaleidoscope" Floriane Blancke 5391502519554, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

8. Kiérah: Conundrum / Don't burn your bridges / Superfly (3.50) (Kiérah; Kiérah; Kevin O'Neill) "Strong bow" Kiérah 830159018355, 2017. (CD) [CA] (

9. Eilís Crean: Port an Bhráthair / The frieze breeches (4.53) (Traditional; Traditional) "Searbh siúcra = Bittersweet" Éilís Crean 191924031604, 2017. (CD) [US] (

10. The Keltic Fiddlers Orchestra: The Queen Mother's welcome to Glamis (1.39) (Angus Cameron) "A bunch of thyme" WEA Records 8573877594, 2000. (Cassette) [NZ]

11. Canterbury Bush Orchestra: Charleston galopede: Blackthorn stick / Father O'Flynn / Irish washerwoman (3.13) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Clear the board: music for colonial dancing" Kiwi SLC-182, 1985. (LP) [NZ] (

12. Fife Strathspey and Reel Society: The weaver and his wife / The stone court / The burnt tattie / The corner house jig (3.08) (Andrew Rankine; M Rae; Colin J Boyd; Andrew Rankine) "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. Alasdair MacCuish and the Black Rose Ceilidh Band: Buntata 's sgadan / Boatman of Pitnacree / Dolina MacKay / Barney's Balmoral (4.49) (Allan MacDonald; Traditional; John Scott; PS E McDonald) "No half measures" Ros Dubh Records RD002, 2013. (Single) [SC] (

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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