Playlist.  Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 447

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 10/12/2017 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. Kiérah: Jimmy Flynn's / Farewell to Whalley Range / The crackin' fiddle (3.29) (Kiérah; Micheal McGoldrick; Jarlath Henderson) "Strong bow" Kiérah 830159018355, 2017. (CD) [CA] (

2. Eilís Crean: The old pipe on the hob / The Sally Popular (3.17) (Traditional; Eddie Kelly) "Searbh siúcra = Bittersweet" Éilís Crean 191924031604, 2017. (CD) [US] (

3. Tommy Guihen: Darby's farewell / Father O'Grady's trip to Bocca / Baltimore salute (3.31) (Josie McDermott; Josie McDermott; Josie McDermott) "The torn jacket" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 204, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

4. The Keltic Fiddlers Orchestra: Jig medley: To the ladies / Top of Cork Road / The Royal Irish jig / The rakes of Kildare / The blackthorn stick (2.52) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "A bunch of thyme" WEA Records 8573877594, 2000. (Cassette) [NZ]

5. Canterbury Bush Orchestra: Canterbury swing: Chapel on the hill / Farewell to Redcastle / Barren rocks of Aden (3.15) (Traditional; Traditional; James Mauchline) "Clear the board: music for colonial dancing" Kiwi SLC-182, 1985. (LP) [NZ] (

6. The Berkeley Scottish Players: Johnny Groat's house / Caithness reel / Miss Barstow's reel (5.00) (Traditional; Traditional; 'Red' Robert McIntosh) "A camp of pleasure: ancient and modern music for dancing" Cabbage Records 101, 1976. (LP) [US] (

7. Billy Pigg: Na good luck aboot the hoose (2.33) (Traditional) "The legendary recordings" Border Keep BK17, 1988. (Cassette) [UK]

8. Gabe O'Sullivan: The lady on the island (1.21) (Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 2) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

9. Sheena Vallely: Dan Breen's reel / The road to Monalea (1.47) (Traditional; Colm O'Donnell) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 3) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

10. Eileen Clohessey & Maureen Doherty: The Galtee Rangers / Gan ainm (1.52) (Traditional; Traditional) "Irish women musicians in America" Shanachie 79053, 1995. (CD) [US] 

11. The Chieftains: Carolan's concerto (2.48) (Turlough O'Carolan) "The Chieftains live" Island Records ILPS9501, 1977. (LP) [UK]

12. Kilfenora Céilí Band: Down the broom / The Donegal reel / Peadar's reel (3.01) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Kilfenora Ceili Band" Transatlantic TRA 283, 1974. (LP) [UK]

13. Usher's Island: Five drunken landladies: The drunken landlady / McFadden's favourite / Lucky in love (6.09) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Usher's Island" Compass 747012, 2018. (CD) [US] (

14. Lee Murdock: Angels we have heard on high / Hark the herald angels sing (2.53) (Traditional; Felix Mendelssohn) "A wordless Christmas" Depot DEP032, 2011. (CD) [US] (

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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