Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 503

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 3/02/2019 0004-0100 NZDT
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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time, a trawl through some older recordings.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band: Hornpipe set: Tam Bain's lum / Pipe Major George Allan (3.12) (PM Donald Shaw Ramsay; PM Donald P MacLeod) "Terra incognita" Greentrax CDTRAX 296, 2006. (CD) [SC] ( [MyStrathspey #1685; Snyder #3090]

2. Christopher Stout: Scandanonymous: Unknown / Velvet jig / Fraser Fifield's jig (7.17) (Fraser Fifield; Christopher Stout) "First o' the darkenin'" Greentrax CDTRAX 257, 2004. (CD) [SC] ( [Session #10358; Session #10354; -]

3. Hector MacAndrew: Millhills / Pipe-Major John Stewart / The lodge of Glentana / Gavin MacMillan (4.46) (James Scott Skinner; PM George S MacLennan; James Scott Skinner; James Scott Skinner) "The carrying stream (Scottish tradition vol. 20)" Greentrax CDTRAX9020, 2004. (CD) [SC] ( [Snyder #3515; MyStrathspey #2743; MyStrathspey #3852; Ng 707]

4. Laura MacKenzie: The Clarke tunes: Jim Donahue's reel / Cathal McConnell's jig / Knackers of Navan (3.38) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Laura and the lads" New Folk Records 6972, 2003. (CD) [US] ( [Ng 940, Session #2536; Ng 5624; Ng 5625, Session #9823]

5. Eamonn Ceannt Band: Siamasa beirte (3.22) (Traditional) "Spancil Hill" International Music Co 203336-205. (CD) [DE] ( [Ng 1563, Session #4321]

6. Billy Pigg: Border spirit (1.18) (Billy Pigg) "Northumberland rant: traditional music from the edge of England" Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40473, 1999. (CD) [US] (

7. Tapani Varis: Menuetti (4.04) "Jews harp" NorthSide NSD6011, 1998. (CD) [US] (

8. The Beers Family: Molly bán (1.30) (Traditional) "Introducing the Beers family: an American folk tradition" CBS BP473236, 1965. (LP) [US] [Ng 590, Session #1637]

9. Lorraine Lee & Roger Nicholson: Bonaparte's retreat (2.14) (Traditional) "An exultation of dulcimers" Greenhays Recordings GR707, 1980. (LP) [US] [Session #2080]

10. Morris On Band [1976]: Jockey to the fair / Room for the cuckolds (2.31) (Traditional; Traditional) "Son of Morris On" Harvest Heritage SHSM 2012, 1976. (LP) [EN]

11. Bertram Levy: Fiddle Hill / Fair Jenny / Always able (4.45) (Ralph Page; Peter Barnes; Bertram Levy) "Anglo international (disc 2)" Folk Sound FSCD 70, 2005. (CD) [EN] (

12. Waterson:Carthy: The quadrille / The tempest / The Portland fancy (5.12) (Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Fishes and fine yellow sand" Topic TSCD542, 2004. (CD) [UK] ( [Snyder #633; Session #1072; Session #1150]


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 ttributions wrong.
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