St. Louis Tionol Preview
This is our 5th annual preview of the St. Louis Tionol, a weekend of Irish music instruction, performance, and informal sessions April 15-17. The Tionol organizer, Mike Mullins, joins us in the studio to talk about the teachers and performers, and introduce musical selections by them.
Tune in for a roundup of some of the best vocals and instrumentals from new and recent releases.
A Terrible Beauty: The Easter 1916 Rising
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising in Dublin, which William Butler Yeats called "a terrible beauty." With commemorations going on throughout Ireland all year, we will offer our own commemoration in music and poetry.
American singers and musicians who play or sing Celtic music, or acoustic folk music in general, are featured in this week's program.
Join host Bryan Kelso Crow for an hour of exciting dance tunes, moving vocals, and a generally entertaining bunch of selections from new and recent releases from both sides of the Atlantic.
30 Years Back: Best of 1986
This week we look back 30 years to some of the best vocal and instrumental tracks released in 1986, by Irish, Scottish, English, and North American musicians with Celtic connections.
The Dawning of the Day
Our theme this week starts with the Irish song about The Dawning of the Day, and then moves into all kinds of music about daybreak, sunrise, dawn, and the morning--inspiring no matter what time of day you're listening!
Child Ballads XII
This is our 12th occasional program featuring the traditional ballads of Scotland and England, as collected and numbered by Harvard Professor Francis J. Child. As these old songs are kept alive by new recordings with lively arrangements by some of the leading Celtic performers, we are happy to keep sharing them with listeners.
We'll start the month with a sampling of new and recent releases from Ireland, Scotland, and North America
This week's program offers a fairly random selection of favorite tracks that haven't been featured on the program before, but certainly deserve to be heard!
A Scotland Showcase
We'll be keeping it Scottish this week with a roundup of some recent recordings from Scotland, including singers, instrumental bands, and of course some piping!
Summer Festival Preview
Tune in for a preview of some of the bands and soloists who will be performing at this year's summer festivals in Ireland and the US.
Music of the Civil War Era
Irish and Scottish brigades brought their music with them as they tramped across the Union and Confederate states during America's Civil War, and we feature music from that era on this week's program.