Join host Bryan Kelso Crow for a roundup of songs and tunes from new and recent releases.
St. Louis Tionol Preview
This year's Tionol in St. Louis will be April 24-26, with two nights of Irish music concerts, and a full day of music workshops. Tionol organizer Mike Mullins joins us in the studio for a preview of the workshop teachers, who are also the concert performers.
American singers and instrumentalists, many with some sort of Celtic connection, will be featured on the program this week.
Junior Crehan's Music, Part 2
This week continues our exploration of the compositions of Co. Clare fiddle player Martin "Junior" Crehan (1908-1998), one of Ireland's most loved traditional musicians.
New Releases & May Songs
We start the "lusty month of May" with some love songs about "budding" romances, and a roundup of new and recent releases.
Jackie Daly & Company
Accordion player Jackie Daly, from the Cork/Kerry border area of Sliabh Luachra, has been recording since the 1970s with some of Ireland's leading fiddle players and bands. This week we feature him in the company of the likes of Kevin Burke, Matt Cranitch, Seamus Creagh, De Danann, Buttons & Bows, Patrick Street, Arcady, and others.
All the recordings this week are from live concert appearances, including some recent recordings from Boston's Burren Pub, and from the Celtic Colours festival in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
The mining of coal, or copper, or gold, or even diamonds, has been the subject of many a song and tune from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, and North America. We explore mining songs and tunes this week.
Songs and tunes from across the decades are featured this week as we keep older recordings in circulation.
It's time to check our mailbox and see what CDs have arrived since last month. You can be assured of hearing some of the best new recordings, both vocal and instrumental.
30 Years Back: Music of 1985
To some of us, 1985 doesn't seem that long ago, but it has already been 30 years since the recordings we'll hear this week were released. Tune in for some of the best of 1985.
Backed by John Doyle
Irish guitar and bouzouki player John Doyle is in big demand as a backup player for some of the best Celtic musicians. We'll hear John in good company this week.
Summer Festival Preview
Check out the summer music festivals with this week's preview of Irish and American Celtic festival performers.