David A. Reynolds's blog

Celtic Songlines Oct 13th, 2020

Celtic music continues to evolve and the Celtic Songline library continues to grow. This week we feature a few bands new to our playlist such as Iona, a progressive Celtic rock band from the United Kingdom, which was formed by lead vocalist Joanne Hogg and multi-instrumentalists David Fitzgerald and Dave Bainbridge. Another new addition is Ye Vagabonds,  brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn – who hail from the town of Carlow, south-west of Dublin. Also featured this week are the German band Faun and another addition is Pagan Folk, a collective of stellar musicians. Rounding out the program are the always amazing Old Blind Dogs, from San Francisco is the band The Fire, Irish piper Tommy Martin with Seamus Thompson, The Fureys, Capercaillie and Altan. 

Tune in Tuesday at 11:00 to Noon with a replay Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Stream at KDRT.org or subscribe to Celtic Songlines on iTunes.

 

Celtic Songlines Oct 7th 2020

This week's Celtic Songlines features more than a few performances live from various venues mixed with traditional and contemporary tunes and songs. Featured artists include Sonora's Black Irish Band, the Irish supergroup Patrick Street, Solas, SoCal's Banshee in the Kitchen, The Dubliners, from the Bay Area the band Tempest, Danny Carnahan & Robin Petrie, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Danu, Old Blind Dogs, Wicked Tinkers and Sandy Denny. 

Tune in Tuesday at 11:00 to Noon with a replay Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Stream at KDRT.org or subscribe to Celtic Songlines on iTunes. 

Celtic Songlines September 29th 2020

Join host David Arthur Reynolds for an hour of traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes and songs. This week's featured artists include Pauline Scanlon,  Mairi Campbell, Tommy Martin, Malinky, Deanta, Danu, John Doyle, Battlefield Band, Andrei Krylov & Lana Ross, Archie Fisher, Donovan, Paul and Linda McCartney with Dennie Laine and local pipers, Karan Casey with John Doyle and from Brittany, the band Kornog.

Celtic Songlines A Celebration of Mabon, the Autumn Equinox

It is the time to celebrate Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, and honor the changing seasons and celebrate the harvest. This is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It's a time of plenty, of gratitude, and of sharing our abundance with those less fortunate.

This week's program will feature artists Lisa Thiel, Lúnasa, Malinky, Jenna Greene, Libana, two selections from the just released album "Wrackline" by Folkworks: Fay Hield, Omnia, the Afro-Celt Sound System, FAUN and Northern Ireland's Déanta.

Tune in Tuesday 11:00 to Noon with replay Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm or stream @kdrt.org. Celtic Songlines is available on iTunes. 

Celtic Songlines Sept 8, 2020

Celtic Songlines celebrates the music, stories and traditions of Ireland, the United Kingdom and other Celtic lands.

On this week's program: accordionist extraordinaire Billy McComiskey with guitarist John Doyle and fiddler Liz Carroll, The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, vocalist Niamh Parsons, Scottish activist Alistair Hulett, Kevin Burke & Open House, Gaelic linguist and singer @Julie Fowlis, The Purple Minds of Lazeron, Loreena McKennitt, Lunasa, Natalie MacMaster, Steeleye Span, Alasdair Fraser & guitarist Tony McManus.

Tune into KDRT 95.7FM or stream @kdrt.org Tuesday at 11:00 a.m to Noon with replay Wed. 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

New Schedule

As the studio slowly opens up to broadcasting, a reshuffling of the schedule. Replay of High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM has moved from Tuesday evening to Wednesday at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. High Country will continue to broadcast Tuesday's from 11:00 to Noon.

High Country Music Radio June 23rd 2020

This Tuesday on High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM we'll hear from John Hartford (thank you UK listener Bill Snooks) and continue with Snap Jackson and the Knock On Wood Players, Tracy Chapman, Kate Wolf, Greg Brown, Sheryl Crow, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Neil Young's recent release "Homegrown" an album recorded in the 1970's and put on the shelf until this past Friday. We'll complete this week's musical journey with Pure Prairie League.

Tune in Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon or 7 to 8 p.m at KDRT 95.7FM, or stream at KDRT.org

Subscribe to High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

High Country Music Radio Americana, Roots, Country, Bluegrass

On this week's High Country Music Radio, join host David Arthur Reynolds and embark on a musical journey that includes Tex Mex and Tejano music accordionist, multiple Grammy award winner, Flaco Jimenez, an acoustic Bob Marley, Rayna Gellert, Kaia Kater, the Lonesome Sisters, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Peter Rowan, String Cheese Incident, Elizabeth Cotton, William Elliott Whitmore and Otis Taylor.

Tune in Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon or 7 to 8 p.m at KDRT 95.7FM, or stream at KDRT.org

Subscribe to High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thank you for listening.

 

High Country Music Radio: 'I'll Tell You What Freedom Is: No Fear' - Nina Simone

"I'll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear!" -  Nina Simone. 

This week's High Country Music radio will feature songs and artists in response to our national crisis and need to confront social and racial injustice.

Featured artists: Nina Simone, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Amythyst Kiah, Kora Feder, Otis Taylor, Ruthie Foster, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Quantum Tangle, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Colter Wall and Bruce "Sugar Pie" Barnes.

Tune in Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon or 7 to 8 p.m at KDRT 95.7FM, or stream at KDRT.org

Subscribe to High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thank you for listening. 

High Country Music Radio 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken'

This week's High Country Music Radio will feature songs from "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a 1972 album that introduced many of us to bluegrass and old-time country music. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band wanted to play alongside their bluegrass heroes and bring together two generations of musicians. The Nashville- and Appalachian-based artists include Roy Acuff, Mother Mabelle Carter, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, and others. The result is a critically acclaimed album recorded with minimal processing, retaining much of the musician's dialogue between songs.

Tune in KDRT 95.7 FM Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon, or from 7 to 8 p.m, or stream at @KDRT.org

Subscribe to High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thanks for listening!!