First broadcast June 16, 2000

New Releases of Celtic Music

In recent months (more like years), the number of Celtic music releases has been voluminous. Here are a few of the better ones as try to reduce the rate of growth of the pile. The Dolores Keane set stems from a jewel of a reissue on Claddagh/Atlantic of Keane's first album from 1978. For the second half of the show, we put the spotlight on Wales and music from the American frontier with Celtic roots.

    Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Skyedance, "The Spark", Labyrinth, Culburnie

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  • John Wright, "Lord Franklin", "Helen Of Kirkconnell", "Black Is The Colour", A Few Short Lines, Greentrax

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  • Anna Murray, "Strathspey & Reels", "Tha Mo Run", "6/8 Marches", Three Things, Lochshore/KRL

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  • Dolores Keane, "Lament For Owen Roe O'Neill", "Seven Yellow Gypsies", "The Bonnie Bunch Of Roses O", There Was A Maid, Claddagh/Atlantic

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  • Skyedance, "Into The Labyrinth", Labyrinth, Culburnie

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  • John Rodge, "Tarantella", Angel Falling, independent

  • Carreg Lafar, "Mari Lwyd"

  • Crasdant, "Y Fedele Fawr/Coleg Y Brifylsgol Abertawe"

  • Pigyn Clust, "Merched"

  • Robin Huw Bowen, "Morfa'r Frenhines"

    Above four selections from sample, Music From Wales on Sain Records

  • John Rodge, "Newport To Fishguard Via America", Angel Falling, independent

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  • Chris Grotewohl, "In The Cold Ground/Jimmy O'Neil's/Highlands Of Fraser", Bear In The Greengrass, independent

  • Connie Dover, "The Streets Of Laredo", "Last Night By The River", "The Blessing", The Border Of Heaven, Taylor Park Music

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    John Rodge can be reached at johnrodge@breathemail.net

    Dan Grotewohl can be reached at goatgirl_productions@yahoo.com