Music of the Civil War Era
The American Civil War era was rich in fiddle and banjo tunes, songs by Stephen Foster, and melodies from Ireland and Scotland that were given new words by Americans on both sides of the conflict. We explore some of that music this week.
Join your host, Bryan Kelso Crow, for a sample of songs and tunes from new and recent releases from both sides of the Atlantic.
Music and Poetry [Encore of #11-47]
The poets provided the words, and the musicians turned them into songs and performed them. We feature vocal recordings that highlight this relationship between music and poetry in this week's program.
Celtic Kids [Encore of #11-50]
Kids of all ages will enjoy some fun songs and lively tunes if you can get them to put away the gadgets and listen to this week's child-oriented program!
New and recently recorded songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and other parts of Europe and North America are offered up for your enjoyment this week.
Toe-Tapping Tunes [Encore of #12-12]
The music is all for dancing or marching this week as we feature a variety of jigs, reels, hornpipes, marches, polkas, slip jigs, and more.
Donegal Bands [Encore of #12-19]
The spotlight this week is on bands from County Donegal of the past and the present, playing the traditional music of their part of Ireland. We can expect to hear from Altan, Clannad, the Cassidys, T with the Maggies, Fidil, and others.
Fresh releases from Scotland by well-established as well as up-and-coming musicians are showcased in this week's show.
This week we feature favorite tracks from albums and CDs of the past five or more decades.
Tune in to find out what's new, what's exciting, and what's what in the Celtic music world in this week's sampling of new and recent releases.
Seventies Bands [Encore of #12-33]
Some of the leading Irish and Scottish bands of the 1970s are surveyed this week, including The Bothy Band, Planxty, De Danann, and Silly Wizard.
Music of the Irish Travelers [Encore of #12-36]
The recent publication of the book "Free Spirits" has sparked renewed interest in Irish traveler musicians, both current and long-gone. This week's program feature the singing, piping, and fiddling of travelers and their descendants, as well as songs about the travelers, formerly known as "gypsies" and "tinkers."
40 Years Back: 1974 Recordings
The traditional music revival was beginning to pick up by 1974 in Ireland and Scotland, as it had already done through much of the 1960s in England. This week we travel back 40 years ago to recordings that still sound fresh today.
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