An Early Start On St. Patrick’s Day

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

As our good friends the Shamrogues aptly note, March is “St. Patrick’s Month.” Nonetheless, Monday is St. Patrick’s Day and in this show we gave listeners an early start on the holiday. Instead of deep forays into the “hearty and hellish” of many Celtic bands, I decided to delve back into the folk files and place the spotlight for much of the show on two longstanding ladies of Irish song: Mary Black and Dolores Keane.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Lunasa, “Fleur de Mandragore/Ash Plant/Siobhan O’Donnell”, Celtic Compass, Compass


  • Dolores Keane, “Farewell To Ireland/Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore”, Farewell To Eirinn, Green Linnet

  • Dolores Keane, “Dangerous Dance”, Night Owl, Alula

  • Dolores Keane, “Sail Og Rua”, “Galway Bay”, Sail Og Rua, Green Linnet


  • Mary Black, “Colcannon”, “Both Sides The Tweed”, “The Holy Ground”, “Song Fore Ireland”, Song For Ireland


  • Dolores Keane & Mary Black & Emmylou Harris, “Sonny”, Bringing It All Back Home, Valley Entertainment

  • Dolores Keane & Mary Black & Richard Thompson, “Dimming Of The Day”, Bringing It All Back Home, Valley Entertainment


  • Sinead O’Connor & Christy Moore, “Lord Baker”, Sean-Nos Nua, Vanguard


  • Mary Black w/ DeDannan, “I Live Not Where I Love”, Collected, Gift Horse

  • Mary Black, “The Shadow”, Song For Ireland, Gift Horse

  • Mary Black, “Past The Point Of Rescue”, No Frontiers, Gift Horse


  • Dolores Keane, “The Wind That Shakes The Barley”, “Dunlavin Green”, Night Owl, Alula

  • Eugene O’Donnell, “The Downfall Of Paris”, Slow Airs & Set Dances, Musical Heritage Society