Celtic Songlines

Celtic Songlines celebrates the music, stories and traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic lands.

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

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Celtic Songlines January 11th 2021

This week's Celtic Songlines features the band Téada, the Martin Hayes Quartet, from County Sligo the band Dervish, fiddler Ciarán Tourish, Altan, the Young Dubliners, Frankie Gavin with Arty McGlynn and Aidan Coffey, Galway's We Banjo 3, Boston's Laura Fedderson with Joel Wennerstrom and Owen Marshall.

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

Celtic Songlines January 4th 2022

 This week Celtic Songlines features the ethereal sounds of John Theodore and the Celestial Aeon Project as well as traditional and original compositions with Kasir, Lunasa, a new release from Scotland's Julie Fowlis, Capercaillie, the Tannahill Weavers, Florie Brown and Margie Butler with Pablo Carmaco, piper John Dew, Dervish, a bit of Yeats with Ashley Davis & Cormac DeBarre and a live tune from Sharon Shannon & the Woodchoppers. 

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

Celtic Songlines Winter Solstice

We’re now at that special time of year when many of us celebrate holidays during the Winter Solstice, such as Yule and Christmas. Our homes feature candles, mistletoe, holly or pines creating a close connection with the natural world.

The playlist on this week’s Celtic Songlines features artists who celebrate this season through their music, to help us pause and allow us to contemplate our connection with life on this earth and with each other.

Tune in for Loreena McKennitt, Ashley Davis with John Doyle, The Gothard Sisters, Kate Rusby, The Chieftains, John Fitzpatrick, Al Petteway with Amy White, Maggie Sansome and Bonnie Rideout, and Libana.

(image used with permission of the artist, Karen Davis @moonlight and hares)

Celtic Songlines, December 14th 2021

This week on Celtic Songlines we continue celebrating contemporary and ancient music from around the Celtic world. Featured this week are the UK's Kerfuffle, the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, enjoy the musical magic of fiddler Liz Carroll with guitarist John Doyle, Kevin Burke with Mícheál Ó Domhnail, the etherial sounds of Asynje, Banshee in the Kitchen, An Dochas, the UK's Witches of Elswick and Danú.

Celtic Songlines December 7th 2021

This week on Celtic Songlines we'll hear from Arise & Go, a band based in upper New York but with roots in Newfoundland. We'll also hear from Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, Kevin Burke, fiddler Hannah Harris from her debut album Tea for Tunes, performing music with roots in County Kerry and NW County Cork the fiddle of Matt Cranitch & accordionist Jackie Daly, traditional Irish vocalist Niamh Parsons, the Pan-Celtic band Iona.

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

Celtic Songlines Nov 30 2021

Pour a cup of tea or, if a bit later in the day, a dram of Scotland's finest water-of-life and listen in to this week's Celtic Songlines. The week's session features the fine pipes of John McSherry with Sean Óg Graham and Niamh Dunne, the always popular Altan, Beoga, Scotland's Tannahill Weavers, the sweet guitar of Tony McManus with Beppe Gambetta, Ireland meets Scotland with The Men of Worth and Dolores Keane with John Faulkner. 

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

Celtic Songlines November 23rd 2021

As we enter into a time of gathering with friends and family, we are also likely to feel a growing sense of closeness to nature and an appreciation for the seasons.  This week on Celtic Songlines, I hope you feel a bit of enchantment as we listen to songs and tunes from Northern Ireland's Deantà,  The Gloaming, Northern California favorites Golden Bough, Lúnasa alumnus pipers Michael McGoldrick & John Sherry, Clannad and we finish with Sue Richards on harp. 

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

Celtic Songlines November 16th 2021

This week's Celtic Songlines features the music of Flook, Scotland's Old Blind Dogs, whistler player and composer Enda Seery, John Doyle with Karan Casey, fiddler Eileen Ivers,  the percussive Clann An Drumm, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Newfoundland's Jim Payne and Planxty. 

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

Celtic Songlines November 9th 2021

On this week's Celtic Songlines rather that play one or two pieces from multiple artists, we'll hear a set of three consecutive tunes or songs from a smaller group of musicians. Featured this week are  Ireland's Dervish and Lúnasa (named after Lughnasadh, an ancient harvest festival), Scotland's Salt House, from Cape Brèton Natalie MacMaster and back to the Emerald Isle with fiddler Dónal O' Connor and uillean piper, John McSherry.  

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream at @kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts. The program replays on KDRT each Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., Sunday 4-5 p.m.

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