Folk Alley Radio Show #211021

This week on Folk Alley we remember to great Paddy Moloney – founder of the legendary Irish group, The Chieftains – who passed away on October 11; more music from Ireland by Cathy Jordan & Seamie O’Dowd and Dave Curley; some spooky tunes for Halloween from Gabrielle Louise, Buddy & Julie Miller, and Gretchen Peters; plus new music from Sean McConnell, Jamestown Revival, and more.

In hour two, an advance single from John Mellencamp’s forthcoming 2022 release featuring Bruce Springsteen; more new music from Jordan Tice, Margo Cilker, Buffalo Nichols, and Billy Strings; plus favorites from Taj Mahal, Anjimile, Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi, Jeffrey Martin, and much more.


Hour One:

The Chieftains – Morning Dew/Women of Ireland – The Wide World Over – RCA

The Chieftains (feat. Decemberists) – When The Ship Comes In – Voice of Ages – Hear Music

The Chieftains (feat. Bonnie Raitt) – A Stor Mo Chroi – Tears of Stone – RCA

Cathy Jordan and Seamie O’Dowd (compilation) – I Am Of Ireland – I Am Of Ireland – Merrow

Dave Curley (compilation) – He Tells of the Perfect Beauty (feat. Cillian Vallely, Colin Farrell, Trevor Hutchinson) – I Am of Ireland – Yeats In Song – Merrow

Gabrielle Louise – The Graveyard Ballet – If the Static Clears – Gabrielle Louise

Buddy & Julie Miller – Feast of the Dead – Breakdown on 20th Ave. South – New West

John Jorgenson Quintet – Ghost Dance – Ultraspontane – John Jorgenson Quintet

Gretchen Peters – The Cruel Mother – [single] – Scarlet Letter

Sean McConnell – The 13th Apostle (feat. The Wood Brothers) – A Horrible Beautiful Dream – Soundly

Martin Sexton – Black Sheep – Black Sheep – Kitchen Table

Darrin Bradbury – Nothing Much – Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs – Epitaph/ANTI

Jamestown Revival – Young Man – Young Man – Jamestown Revival Recordings/Thirty Tigers

Robert Ellis – Drivin’ – Robert Ellis – New West

Hour Two:

John Mellencamp – Wasted Days (feat. Bruce Springsteen) – [single] – Republic

Jordan Tice – Breaking Through – Yesteryears [EP] – Padiddle

Sarah Jarosz – Early Morning Light – Undercurrent – Sugar Hill

Sierra Hull – Escape – 25 Trips – Rounder

Justin Moses – My Baby’s Gone (feat. Del McCoury) – Fall Like Rain – Mountain Fever

Margo Cilker – That River – Pohorylle – Fluff and Gravy

Sera Cahoone – Only One – From Where I Started – Lady Muleskinner

Jeffrey Martin – I Know What I Know – [single] – Fluff and Gravy

Buffalo Nichols – These Things – Buffalo Nichols – Fat Possum

Taj Mahal – Corinna – Natch’l Blues – Columbia

Anjimile – Maker – Giver Taker – Anjimile

Rhiannon Giddens – Niwel Goes to Town (with Francesco Turrisi) – They’re Calling Me Home – Nonesuch

Jake Blount – Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Spider Tales – Free Dirt

Billy Strings – The Fire On My Tongue – Renewal – Rounder

Mandolin Orange – Waltz About Whiskey – This Side of Jordan – Yep Roc


Folk Alley’s weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and host Elena See. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from Folk Alley via Dropbox for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 60 stations nationally.

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