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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The Chieftains, Jerry Garcia and Neotrad Celtic.

Thanks to former Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally, this week’s playlist on Celtic Songlines will include sharing a pre-release of songs from the Chieftains and their first journey to America. The Owsley Stanley Foundation, in partnership with Claddagh Records and Universal Music Ireland, is pleased to announce the ninth release from Owsley’s storied archive of live concert recordings – Bear’s Sonic Journals: The Fox Hunt — The Chieftains Live in San Francisco, 1973 & 1976. This album set will be released Sept. 2nd. These previously unreleased live concerts showcase the Irish band The Chieftains in 1973 on their first US tour, playing at the Boarding House in San Francisco on October 1 as the opener for Old and In the Way at the invitation of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia.

Fingerstyle Guitar within the Celtic Sphere

This week on Celtic Songlines the sound of fingerstyle guitar and fiddle-play flow throughout the playlist. Duck Baker begins our guitar play with Davey Graham featured later on with a live session (1967) from Hull University. The playlist includes Cape Breton style fiddler Brad Reid, a bit of Burns with vocalist Janet Russell and Billy Ross. From Ireland The Wilderness Yet, singer/songwriter Emma Langford, the band Dervish and fiddler Sam Sweeney. 

Celtic Tunes and Song

Featured this week on Celtic Songlines is Prarie Druid Paddy Tutty, jigs and reels with the band Fiddle Case, Quentin Cooper and Mary Casty, Emily Smith & Jamie McClennon, Ashley Davis. Ashly was nominated and selected as a voting member of the Recording Academy. Congratulations and respect, Ashley! Also on the program the band Tannas, fiddler Liz Carroll with guitarist and vocalist John Doyle and, finally, the Young Dubliners.

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This week Celtic Songlines will be a bit of this and that with Planxty, a hammer dulcimer or two with tunes and songs from Mary-Grace Autumn Lee and English ballads with the Albion Country Band, The Battlefield Band, accordianist Johnny Connolly, striking interpretation of trad forms from Open the Door for Three, Boys of the Lough, fiddler Bruce MacGregor and Natalia Padilla with Blayne Chastain and Peter Romero. 

A Scottish Session on Celtic Songlines

This week we visit the land of the Scots and their music, traditional and contemporary, with The Whistlebinkies, Dougie MacLean, Papa Shandy, Tannas, a new generation of pipers with Piper.Alley and the Phantom Piper, aka, Jane Eisper, a bit of Burns set to music by Billy Ross and Janet Russell and Edinburgh's Old Blind Dogs.

 

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Appearing this week on Celtic Songlines are vocalist Ashley Davis backed by the late/great Paddy Moloney and, later, Cormac DeBarca, Scotland's Old Blind Dogs, from their album "In Play"  fiddler Liz Carroll and guitarist/vocalist John Doyle, Clannad, Bay Area fiddler Brittany Haas, cellist Natalie Haas with Alasdair Fraser, guitarist Al Petteway, SoCal's Banshee in the Kitchen, local favorite the Donut Exchange and classic trad from the Bothy Band. 

Tune in live on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7FM, stream @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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