First broadcast October 27, 2000

Songs of the Supernatural (for Halloween)

A fall perennial, this show offers homage to the upcoming Halloween holiday, its Druidic roots, and the beginning of the ancient Celtic New Year. The supernatural focus this year is on changelings and a mix of ghosts, witches and fairies, including an exquisite version of the finest fairy ballad, "Tamlyn" by Mike Waterson. We even dipped into bluegrass this year for a few supernatural occurrences.

    Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Malicorne, "La Chasse Gallery", Legende, Hannibal

  • Loreena McKennitt, "All Soul's Night", The Visit, Quinlan Road

  • Deanta, "The Druid's Mountain", Whisper Of A Secret, Green Linnet


  • Maggie Sansone, "Samhain Set", A Traveller's Dream, Maggie's Music

  • Cindy Mangsen, "Sweet William's Ghost", Songlines, Compass Rose

  • Armor & Sturdevant, "Halloween", You Dance Like You Drive, Tatema

  • Richard Shindell, "Are You Happy Now?", Sparrows Point, Shanachie


  • Mike Waterson, "Tamlyn", Mike Waterson, Topic


  • Sue Richards, "Seal Songs", Celtic Mist, Maggie's Music

  • Anne Lister, "The Goddess And The Sea", A Flame In Avalon, Hearthfire

  • Karan Casey, "Song Of The Seals", Seal Maiden, Music For Little People

  • Maddy Prior, "The Great Silkie Of Shule Skerry", Ravenchild, Park


  • Country Gentlemen, "Bringing Mary Home", The Early Rebel Recordings, Rebel

  • Larry Sparks, "Ghost Stories", Special Delivery, Rebel

  • Front Range, "Silent Ground", Silent Ground, Sugar Hill

  • James Reams, "Oh My Little Darling/Did You Ever See The Devil?", The Blackest Crow, Mountain Redbird Music


  • Mike Kachuba, "Goody Basset", It Happened In Connecticut, indie

  • Susan McKeown, "Bonny Greenwoodside", Lowlands, Green Linnet

  • Poozies, "The Widow/Charlie's Cap", Raise Your Head, Compass