his week we survey songs and tunes from new and recent releases from both sides of the Atlantic.
We Banjo 3
One of the leading new bands from Ireland, We Banjo 3, visited our studio for this week's program, featuring some live recordings as well as tracks from their debut CD and from CDs by individual members.
Manus McGuire in Good Company
Irish fiddle player Manus McGuire has been part of some of the leading bands in Ireland, like Buttons and Bows, Moving Cloud, and Brock McGuire Band. This week we draw tracks from his discography, including solo albums and duo work with his brother Seamus.
Planxty & Beyond [Encore of #10-37]
The Irish band Planxty introduced listeners to some of the leading names in Irish music in the mid 1970s. This week we highlight the band and follow its members in their separate careers after the band dissolved.
What's new in the Celtic music world? Tune in this week to hear some of the best in vocal and instrumental tracks from new recordings.
Six in the Spotlight
This week we go a little deeper into six new or recent CDs to get a better feel for each band or each individual's vocal as well as instrumental range.
A Visit with Danny Ellis
Irish-born singer/songwriter Danny Ellis visits our studio to talk about his recent albums and his new book about growing up in an orphanage in Dublin, "The Boy at the Gate."
Twin Fiddles [Encore of #11-23]
The sound of two fiddles playing in unison or in harmony is always exciting, and with piano or guitar backing, who could resist the urge to dance! This week we sample a number of twin fiddle tracks from Celtic and North American fiddlers.
Songs and tunes from the past six decades are still as fresh and lively as they were when they were first recorded, as you will hear on this week's roundup of old favorites.
Tune in for some of the last new releases of 2013 to arrive before our end-of-year choice of Album of the Year.
English bands and folk singers are featured in this week's program, including some of the newer young singers on the scene.
A Celtic Christmas
Music for the Christmas season features prominently in the Celtic lands of western Europe. Join us this week for a relaxing seasonal celebration.
Best of 2013
Hear tracks from some of the best Celtic albums of the year, culminating in host Bryan Kelso Crow's choice of Celtic Connections Album of the Year for 2013.
WSIU and its parent institution, Southern Illinois University, is an equal opportunity employer and will not
discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national
origin or sex in violation of Title VII.
The most recent WSIU EEO report, 2012 Community Impact Report and WSIU Financial Audit are available for review.
The online version of the FCC WSIU Public File is available here.
Copyright 2013 • Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees • WSIU Public Broadcasting • All Rights Reserved