Folk Alley Radio Show #220310

This week on Folk Alley, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, it’s Irish music and songs to celebrate Ireland. Hear classics from Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, Planxty, The Irish Rovers, and the Clancy Brothers; contemporary Irish music from Niamh Regan, Elgin, Clare Sands, and Éilís Kennedy; the words of Irish poet William Butler Yeats put to music by Cathy Jordan & Seamie O’Dowd and Dave Curley; from the Sessions archives, exclusive in-studio performances by RUNA, Pat Byrne, and The Murphy Beds; plus, we honor the great Paddy Moloney with a set of Chieftains collaborations featuring Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck, and Tim O’Brien. All this plus, much more! Sláinte mhaith!


Hour One:

The Chieftains (feat. Alison Krauss) – Molly Bán – Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions – RCA/Victor

The Chieftains (feat. Bela Fleck) – Medley: Ladies Pantalettes-Belles of Blackville-First House in Connaught-Down the Old Plank Road:The Nashville Sessions – RCA/Victor

The Chieftains (feat.Tim O’Brien) – Shady Grove – Further Down The Old Plank Road – RCA/Victor

Andy Irvine/Paul Brady – Mary and the Soldier – Andy Irvine and Paul Brady – Green Linnet

Planxty – Follow Me Up To Carlow – Planxty – Shanachie

Altan (feat. Mary Chapin Carpenter) – White Birds – The Widening Gyre – Compass Records

Dervish (feat. Steve Earle) – The Galway Shawl – The Great Irish Songbook – Rounder Records

Runa – The Holy Ground (In-Studio) – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley exclusive in-studio recording

Runa – A Stor A Stor A Ghra (In-Studio) – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley exclusive in-studio recording

Clare Sands – Iontach Bheith Beo (Good to Be Alive) (feat. Brídín) – [single] – Lóma Productions

Elgin – Stone’s Throw – Weightless/Still – Pixie Pace Records

Niamh Regan – Winter in Eden (feat Ciaran Lavery) – In the Meantime – Niamh Regan

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

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

Hour Two:

Solas – Nil Na La – Solas – Shanachie

Seamus Egan – 6 Then 5 – Early Bright – THL Records

John Doyle – Teelin Harbour – The Path of Stones – Compass

Cathie Ryan – Sheaine Bhain – Cathie Ryan – Shanachie

Maura O’Connell – The Isle of Malachy – Just In Time – Rounder

The Bonny Men – Sean Bhean Bhocht – The Broken Pledge – The Bonny Men

Éilís Kennedy – A Sailors Trade – So Ends This Day – Éilís Kennedy

Mary Black – Song for Ireland – Collected – Dara

Pat Byrne – Hills of Killedmond – Folk Alley Exclusive – Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival – Folk Alley Exclusive Recording

Luka Bloom – I’m A Bogman – Betweeen the Mountain and the Moon – BarNone

Eileen Ivers – Geese in the Bog Medley (jig & reel) – Eileen Ivers – Green Linnet

The Irish Rovers – The Rattlin’ Bog (live) – 36 All Time Greatest Hits – MCA

The Murphy Beds (in-studio) – Rise Up My Darling – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley exclusive in-studio recording

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Tim Finnegan’s Wake – Come Fill Your Glass with Us – Tradition


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