Playlist.  Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 451

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.Broadcast: 7/01/2018 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. Martin Byrnes & Tony Howley: The humours of Scarriff (1.04) (Traditional) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 1) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

2. John Whelan, Jimmy Power, Tommy Healy, Frank Blaney, Big John Gray & Reg Hall: Cooley's reel / O'Rourke's reel / The pigeon on the gate (3.10) (Michael Gorman; Traditional; Traditional) "It was great altogether: the continuing tradition of Irish music in London (disc 1) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD680T, 2015. (CD) [UK] (

3. Dulcimer Dance: Be Thou my vision (1.59) (Traditional) "At Christmas time" KayFaith Records, 2017. (CD) [US] (

4. Trio Dhoore: Huiswaarts (5.06) (Ward Dhoore) "Momentum" Appel Rekords APR1371, 2016. (CD) [BE] (http://

5. Crasdant: Pibddawns Trefynwy (3.49) (Traditional) "The ultimate guide to Welsh folk compiled by Cerys Matthews (disc 1)" ARC Music EUCD2744, 2017. (CD) [UK] (

6. Seán Keane & Noel Keane: Scleip na hOiche aréir (1.21) (Traditional) "Muintir Chatháin = The Keane Family" Gael Linn CEFCD107, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

7. Karen Tweed & Tom McElvogue: Will you go away with me / The orphan / Headwood Crossing (3.09) (Traditional; Traditional; Patrick Davey) "Luckpenny" Karen Tweed & Tom McElvogue, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

8. Beppe Gambetta: Notes from the road (3.42) (Beppe Gambetta) "Short stories" Borealis BCD249, 2017. (CD) [CA] (

9. Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass: Shuckin' the corn (2.13) (Burkett Graves, Louise Certain, Gladys Stacey) "The essential Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass" CMH Records CMH9002, 2003. (CD) [US] (

10. Lena Ullman & Anna Falkenau: City of Savannah / Ladies choice / The factory smoke (4.59) (Frank Livingston; Charlie Lennon; Traditional) "I can hear you calling" Scroll Music SM1701, 2017. (CD) [IE] (

11. Poor Man's Gambit: Banjo jigs: Humours of Ballyloughlin / The salt / O'Leary's (4.13) (Traditional; Traditional; Uncredited) "Kind Providence" Poor Man's Gambit 888295499705, 2016. (CD) [US] (

12. Usher's Island: Seán Keane's / Untitled hornpipe (Goodman Collection 594) (4.35) (Traditional; Traditional) "Usher's Island" Compass 747012, 2018. (CD) [US] (

13. Shannon Vale Céilí Band: The woman of the house / The harvest moon / The Boyne Hunt (3.32) (Padraig O'Keefe; Paddy O'Brien The Elder; Magdalene Stirling) "Shannon's lovely vale" Shannon Vale Céilí Band DOMCD003, 2014. (CD) [IE] (

14. Naomh Pádraig Céilí Band: Little boy Ted in the hay / Gerry's beaver hat / Conlon's jig (3.03) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Three in a row All Ireland Champions" Claddagh NPCBCD001, 2013. (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.For more on Radio Kidnappers visit us at

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