Playlist.  Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 449


Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

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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. Ronan Browne & Tony Maher: Walking in the air (3.18) (Howard Blakeslee) "Amhraín na Nollag" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 200, 2015. (CD) [IE] (
2. Joel Mabus: Up on the housetop (1.48) (Rev B Hanby) "A parlor guitar Christmas" Fossil FOSSIL2212, 2012. (CD) [US] (
3. David Paton, Skip Gorman, Cathy Barton & Dave Para: Silver star hornpipe (2.55) (Traditional) "'Twas on a night like this: a Christmas legacy" Folk-Legacy CD-114, 1989. (CD) [US] (
4. Simon Mayor: Hail smiling morn (1.58) (Reginald Spofforth) "Winter with mandolins" Acoustics Records CDACS015, 1992. (CD) [UK] (

5. Jody Marshall: Apple tree wassail / Here we come a-wassailing / In dulci jubilo (1.54) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "The man from Arctic Circle and other holly jolly folly" Jody Marshall JJM03, 2011. (CD) [US] (
6. Helen Cook & Kevin Bell: Past three o'clock / Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing (2.15) (Traditional; Traditional) "Yuletide gift: seasonal duets and trios played on the Northumbrian smallpipes" East Allen Recording SC182, 1995. (Cassette) [UK]
7. Bruce Kurnow: Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella (3.34) (Traditional) "New Folk Records sampler 2" New Folk Records 2222, 2010. (CD) [US] (
8. Tami Briggs: The friendly beasts (2.01) (Traditional) "The Christmas story" Musical Reflections BRIGGS13, 2002. (CD) [US] (

9. John Wright & Friends: Ding dong merrily (1.30) (Traditional) "A New England Christmas: folk and celtic instrumentals" New Folk Records NFR 5732, 2011. (CD) [US] (
10. Brooks Williams: It came upon a midnight clear (3.16) (Richard Storrs Willis) "Christmas single 2014" Red Guitar Blue Music RGBM-3-2014, 2014. (CD) [US] (
11. Diane Taraz: Angels we have heard on high (2.14) (Traditional) "Hope! says the holly" Raisin Pie RP-4, 1999. (CD) [US] (
12. Lee Murdock: Oh, come all ye faithful / The first noel (3.56) (John Francis Wade; Traditional) "A wordless Christmas" Depot DEP032, 2011. (CD) [US] (
13. Chad McAnally: Sing we now of Christmas (2.36) (Traditional) "Chasing the winter sun: traditional Christmas music on the gaelic harp" New Folk Records NFR9762, 2013. (CD) [US] (

14. Danny Meehan: The Wexford carol / Dowd's favourite (2.50) (Traditional; Traditional) "Drimalost and beyond: traditional fiddle music from Donegal (disc 2)" Cairdeas na bhFidileiri CNF008, 2011. (CD) [IE] (
15. Neil Woodward: I saw three ships / A-wassailing (1.52) (Traditional; Traditional) "A cup of kindness: music for the season of joy" Black Dog BD0006CD, 1997. (CD) [US] 
16. Steve Eulberg: God rest ye merry, gentlemen (3.03) (Traditional) "'Twas in the moon of wintertime" Owl Mountain OMM CD0301, 2003. (CD) [US] (
17. Cherish the Ladies: We wish you a merry Christmas / Sleepless nights / The Cappataggle (4.38) (Traditional; Billy McComiskey; Uncredited) "Christmas in Ireland" Big Mammy Records 0008, 2015. (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.For more on Radio Kidnappers visit us at

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