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 March 8th 2022

Thank you to a listener, a native Newfoundlander now in CA, for sharing links to musicians from her native land. The songlinst on this week's Celtic Songlines include artists from this eastern Canadian province along with other tunes and songs from the Celtic world. This week on Celtic Songlines: Kelly Russell with Jim Payne, Gordon Quinton, the band Flook, Rufus Guinchard, Old Blind Dogs, Dave Swarbrick with Simone Nicol, Figgy Duff, Laura Fedderson with Joel Wennerstrom and Owen Marshall, a poem from Newfoundland's R.A. Parsons, Emile Benoit, The Furrow Collective, Kevin Burke, David Brewer and Piper.Alley.   

 

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 March 1st 2022

Featured this week on Celtic Songlines, Northern Ireland's Connla, DeDannan, Men of Worth, Bay Area musician Todd Denman & Dale Russ, also from the Bay Area a brand new release from the band Tempest, the all-star band Ushers Island, Kate Rusby and Solas.

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 February 22nd 2022

This week's Celtic Songlines has the pleasure of presenting the music of the UK's Leveret, the English folk trio of Moore-Ross-Nuttter, the beautiful vocals of Ashley Davis with John Doyle and Moya Brennan, the brilliant musicianship of Davisite Florie Brown, Margie Butler and Pablo Carmaco, Sharron Shannon (live), Natalie MacMaster (also, live!), the band Solas, Brittany Hass and Sharron Krause.

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 February 15th 2022

One dose of Frog's Legs and Dragon's Teeth mixed with the traditional sounds of Celtic music describes the playlist for this week's Celtic Songlines. Featured is a new album from the Boston area band Rakish, from France the band Doolin',  Bellowhead, Lunasá, the Tannahill Weavers, Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan, fiddler Aidan Connolly, The Shee and Mick McAuley with Colm Caoimh.

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 February 8th 2022

On this week's Celtic Songlines the playlist sings! A program for the vocalists, featuring Old Blind Dogs, Scotland's Emily Smith, Van Morrison with the Chieftains, the Pan-American band Iona, an Irish ballad from Rhiannon Giddens, Tommy Maken & Liam Clancy, Sinead Ó Connor, Tia Blake, the timeless Christy Moore, Dougie MacLean and Malinky. 

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 February 1st 2021

This week's Celtic Songlines features songs and tunes from  Lucy Ward, The Chieftains, Piper.Alley, Oxford Lane, Ewan McColl, fiddler Ciarán Tourish, Chulrua, the trio of Laura Fedderson, Joel Wennerstrom and Owen Marshall, Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr, Katie Kirk & Rick Williams, the late great fiddler John Doherty. 

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 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)

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