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Saturday March 17, 2007

This week I decided to focus on my very favourite Irish tracks, as well as some new releases and concert features and such. I made a playlist on the iBook. 79 songs! 6 and a half hours. This would not do. So I managed to cull it to 60 songs, running 4 hours. Now ordinarily I would cull about 12 more songs to allow for talking and psa's. This week I decided to try using \"live\" voice overs and cross fades, and to try to get all 60 songs on the air, maybe not in their entirety, of course. Just wondered if anyone would notice / mind / complain, and also wanted to see how I would cope with the pressure. Got off to a bad start by leaving late - just couldn't tear myself away from the game on TV until the final whistle. So I started a few minutes late. Managed 59 of the 60 songs, though.
#ArtistSong TitleAlbum (label)
1Patrick StreetMusic For A Found HarmoniumIrish Times (Green Linnet)
2Thomas MapfumoVanofira Chiiko?Rise Up (Realworld)
3Alex CubaPenita En La CaraAgua Del Pozo (Caracol)
4Afro Celt Sound SystemLaganFurther In Time (Realworld)
The beginning of Spring - vernal equinox next week - also marks the Persian new Year Festival, Norooz
5Axiom Of Choice ElixirUnfolding (Narada)
6Honari Family EnsembleJanekaVasheen (Indie)
7Amir Haghighi & Amy StephenShaydaeeWanderer (Indie)
Sweden to Klezmer next (OK, not exactly St. Patrick's Day material, but what's wrong with variety, anyway?)
8Bazar BlaKebabchichiNysch (Xource)
9RanarimMaj Vare ValkommenMorgonstjarna (Drone, Sweden)
10KleztoryZoi Zayn GelebtNomade (Amerix)
Add some Cajun / Creole music to spice the Irish stew
11Grouyan GomboPierrot GrouilletteBetsy Stomp (Milagro)
12Savoy Family BandLapin Dans Son NiqueFestivalink (
13Pine Leaf BoysChez MoreauLa Musique (Arhoolie)
14Les Amis CreoleLa Reel Des HotelsLes Amis Creole (Arhoolie)
Toronto blues rocker goes back to her Italian roots with a great folk CD. In town next weekend:
15Rita ChiarelliTu Vuo Fa L AmericanoCuore (Mad Iris Music)
16Rita ChiarelliChitarra RomanaCuore (Mad Iris Music)
And a little Slovakian flute music, and a touch of curry, before the green deluge!
17Radim ZenklKyvalkaFolk Alliance Conference 19 (Folk Alliance)
18Jaime RT & Andy HillhouseQuantum CurrySpark (Dog My Cat)
19Alias Ron KavanaShamrock CityGalway To Graceland (Alias)
20AracdyThe Sally Gardens MedleyMany Happy Returns (Shanachie)
21DervishRed Haired MaryMidsummer's Night (Kell's Music)
22DanuNeili / Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Swing Band / Dayna Thomas's / Jazzin' With Mag LearyThe Road Less Travelled (Shanachie)
23BuilleThe Wrong House / The Baltimore FoxBuille (Compass)
24Karan CaseyThe Curra RoadDistant Shore (Shanachie)
25Martin Hayes & Dennis CahillThe Bucks Of Oranmore / Eileen Curran / Jimmy On The MoorThe Lonesome Touch (Green Linnet)
26Paddy Keenan & Tommy O'SullivanThe Lost & Found / The Hag At The Churn / The Wind Off The LakeLong Grazing Acre (Hot Conya)
27Niamh Parsons & The Birkin TreeCarrickfergusBirkin Tree Three (Indie, Italy)
Another break from the Irish music, with a hot new release and three concert previews:
28Eric BibbBuckets Of RainDiamond Days (Tel-Arc)
29Lester QuitzauWaitingSo Here We Are (Indie)
30Mae Moore & Lester QuitzauCompassOh My ! (Indie)
31Mae Moore & Lester QuitzauLittle WingOh My ! (Indie)
32Steve DawsonTrouble On The RunWe Belong To The Gold Coast (Black Hen)
A look back at some highlights from the recent Folk Alliance in Memphis:
33Houston JonesJig EtudeThree Crow Town (Summerhill Records)
34Diana JonesLay Me DownMy Remembrance Of You (Newsong Recordings)
35OllabelleFall BackRiverside Battle Songs (Verve Forecast)
36Carolina Chocolate DropsSally AnnDona Got A Ramblin' Mind (Music Maker)
A great new bluegrass CD with a CD launch show coming up this Monday:
37John Reischman & The JaybirdsCleo BelleStellar Jays (Corvus)
38John Reischman & The JaybirdsHer Bright Smile Haunts Me StillStellar Jays (Corvus)
39John Reischman & The JaybirdsDeception FallsStellar Jays (Corvus)
Easing back towards St. Patrick's Day with some quebecois rockin' bluegrass fusion and Scottish Acid-Croft music:
40NorouetGazon BleuSpirale (Indie)
41ShoogleniftyMcConnell's RantTroots (Shoogle)
42ShoogleniftyThe Patient Nurses / Wattle Grove / Another Bucket Of EelsTroots (Shoogle)
Some rather amusing variations on the theme of Irish music:
43Tom LewisSt. Patrick's Song360 Degrees (Borealis)
44Ariane LydonCome Clean My ChimneyStill She Moves (Candy Rat Records)
45Andy IrvineThey'll Never Believe It's True / Froggy's JigWay Out Yonder (Appleseed)
46Michael SmithThe Princess & The FrogFolk Alliance sampler (Folk Alliance)
47Christy MooreThe Reel In The Flickering LightOrdinary Man (Green Linnet)
48AltanA Bhean Udai ThallAcoustic Folk Box (Topic)
49LunasaThe Dingle Berries / The Hop Slide / Padraig O'Keefe's / Nessa The Mover / Trip To DingleSe (Compass)
50Four Men & A DogMartin Wynn's / Touch Me If You Dare / The Bucks Of OranmoreMaybe Tonight (Hook)
51SolasThe Flowing BowlReunion (Compass)
52Liam O'MaonlaiCathainCommon Ground (EMI)
53North CreggSliabh Luchra PolkasThe Roseland Barndance (Greentrax)
54Liz Carroll & John DoyleKieran's Polka / The Bike To BallyhahillIn Play (Compass)
55OysterbandBlackwatersideRise Above (Omnium)
56Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies Tom-TomThe Parish Notices (Tantobie)
57John SpillaneThe Moon Going HomeHey Dreamer (EMI)
and finally a look ahead to next month's Django Fest, April In Paris, right here on the left coast
58Van DjangoAnd Django Took The CarLive On CBC (Indie)
59Marc Atkinson TrioCleo's ClawsII (Indie)