We start the year with a first peek at some new releases as well as returning to some recent releases from the past couple of years.
Child Ballads XI
This week we return for the 11th time to the traditional ballads of Scotland and England, as collected and numbered in the late 1800s by Professor Francis James Child of Harvard, and as performed by some of today's leading singers.
Banjos have been moving to the forefront of more and more Irish and Scottish bands in recent years, and this week we explore that trend with tracks from We Banjo 3, JigJam, Dallahan, and other top bands.
Songs of Robert Burns
This week we celebrate the 256th birthday of Scotland's great writer and collector of songs, Robert Burns, with help from singers like the late Jean Redpath as well as younger singers from both sides of the Atlantic.
24th Anniversary Show
This week we celebrate our 24th anniversary, having gone on the air for the first time on February 3, 1991. Suggestions for how to celebrate are welcome. Simply email the host at firstname.lastname@example.org within two or three weeks of the broadcast.
Our monthly new releases program features vocals and instrumentals from brand new as well as gently used CDs that have come in recently.
This week's program is brought to you in black & white, as well as in color! All the titles or performers have a color in their name. We'll see what turns up as we search the recordings for various colors.
Napoleon's Musical Legacy
The Irish song tradition contains a number of songs about Napoleon, and how the Irish hoped he would bring relief from British rule. We explore Napoleon's musical legacy in the songs of the people on this week's show.
Music of Wales
The national day of celebration in Wales is March 1, St. David's Day. We'll keep it Welsh this week as we join in the celebration.
Tune in to hear some of the best of new and recent releases on this week's program.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day! The music will move you to dance and sing, regardless of your roots.
Folk music from England, from the past half century or more, will be the subject of this week's program.
For this week's selections, we ramble through the record and CD shelves to find those buried treasures that haven't been heard on the program before.
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