Folk Alley Radio Show #230309

This week, the good craic is coming your way. It’s all about Irish music and Irish musicians in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day. Join Elena See to hear the latest from Karan Casey, John Doyle & Mick McAuley, and Seamus Eagan with Moira Smiley; plus favorites from The Chieftains, Planxty, Luka Bloom, Cathie Ryan, Heidi Talbot, Mary Black, Runa, We Banjo 3, Gerry O’Connor, Dolores Keane, and much more!


Hour One:

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

The Chieftains (feat. Rosanne Cash) – The Lily of the West – Further Down The Old Plank Road – Victor

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

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

Planxty – Follow Me Up To Carlow – Planxty – Shanachie

Karan Casey – Return to the Wild – Nine Apples of Gold – Vertical Records

John Doyle & Mick McAuley – One Fine Day – John Doyle & Mick McAuley – Doyle & McAuley

Seamus Egan and Moira Smiley – Watch the Stars (feat. Kaia Kater) – Good Winter – TLH Records

Solas – Tell God and the Devil – Shamrock City – THL Records

Heidi Talbot – Sing It for A Lifetime – Sing It For A Lifetime – Heidi Talbot

Cathie Ryan – Sheaine Bhain – Cathie Ryan – Shanachie

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

Eileen Ivers – Geese in the Bog medley – Eileen Ivers – GreenLinne

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

Hour Two:

Mary Black – Song for Ireland – Collected – Dara

Pat Byrne – Hills of Killedmond (in-studio) – Folk Alley Sessions – Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival – Folk Alley Exclusive Recording

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

Dervish – There’s Whiskey In the Jar (feat. the Steeldrivers) – The Great Irish Songbook – Rounder Records

Dervish – The May Morning Dew (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) – The Great Irish Songbook – Rounder Records

Sharon Shannon – The Galway Girl (feat. Steve Earle) – The Diamond Mountain Sessions – Compass

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

We Banjo 3 – This Is Home – String Theory – We Banjo 3

Gerry O’Connor – The Findhorn Set – Myriad – Compass

Nomos – I Love the Trees – Set You Free – Green Linn

Dolores Keane & John Faulkner – Galway Bay – Sail Og Rua – Gael Linn

John Prine (feat. Dolores Keane) – In A Town This Size – In Spite Of Ourselves – Oh Boy


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 68 stations nationally.

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