First broadcast March 16, 2001

Starting Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

We air two hours before the St. Patrick’s Day holiday begins, so why not start the celebration early? This year we’ve chosen two themes from two special recordings:
2001 marks the 25th birthday of Green Linnet Records, formerly of New Canaan, and now of Danbury in our fair state. To highlight that occasion, Green Linnet has released a 2-CD set from its back catalogue. We also included a few recorded words from owner Wendy Newton on how it all came about. Folk-Legacy Records, the good people up in Sharon, just released a CD entitled “Irish in America,” a wonderful compilation of songs of and about the Irish in America put together by Dan Milner and Bob Conroy, stalwarts on the New York City Irish music scene (and then some).
For those tuned in on WSHU-FM, there was an added 30 minutes of program to put us squarely into St, Patrick’s Day as we sampled new recordings from Karan Casey and Andy Irvine.

From the CD "25 Years Of Celtic Music" on the Green Linnet label
110 Deanta, “The Rocky Reels”
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Wendy Newton, “How it began…”
Patrick Street, “Reel Medley”
The Irish Tradition, “Congress Reel/Down The Broom/Star Of Munster”
Mick Maloney, “Richard Brennan’s/The Bush On The Hill”
Altan, “Dulaman”
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From Irish in America, Folk-Legacy 129, featuring a host of artists complementing Milner and Conroy:
“McNally’s Row Of Flats”
“The Girl I Left Behind/The Man Of The House”
“The Sons Of Liberty”
“Drill Ye Tarriers Drill”
“The Irish Volunteer”
“Pat Murphy Of The Irish Brigade”
“The Roving Gambler”
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“Scovill’s Rolling Mill”
“Tell Her I Am/Richard Brennan’s”
“The Day I Played Baseball”
“Katie Kearney/Christmas Eve”
“The West Rutland Marble Bawn”
“Billy The Kid”
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From 25 Years Of Celtic Music
Martin Hayes/Dennis Cahill, “Rolling The Barrel/The Morning Dew”
Niamh Parsons, “An Paistin Fionn”
Liz Carroll, “Lost In The Loop”
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WSHU-FM Bonus:

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Karan Casey, "The King’s Chilling", "The Snows They Melt The Soonest",The Winds Begin To Sing, Shanachie
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  • Andy Irvine, "They’ll Never Believe It’s Time/Froggy’s Jig", "The Highwayman", "Way Out Yonder", "Appleseed Celtic Fiddle Festival", "The Dark Island", 25 Years Of Celtic Music, Green Linnet