First broadcast March 5, 2004

Winter Pledge Drive

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

As seven-time All-Ireland Celtic button accordionist John Whelan aptly puts it, “It’s a necessary evil.” But with the help of John, WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich and a generous challenge grant from WSHU listener Francis Braunlich of Hamden, the Profiles winter pledge drive ended up being a lot of fun. Yes, we did a bit of sweating (as always), but thanks to our loyal and new listeners we also did our part for folk and acoustic music on WSHU/WSUF.

The programming for the night was a wild mix of recorded and live performance from John, selections from our “Live In WSHU’s Studio A” shows on Profiles and selections from a few albums, including the “world radio premier” of an old vinyl recording that John did at age 14 with another teen, Christine Considine, in England. And thanks to all our listeners who called and e-mailed pledges during the show.

Listen to the show

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • John Whelan, “Dancing To A Lot Of Time”, Celtic Reflections, Narada

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  • Beppe Gambetta, “On The Road With Mama”, “Nashville Blues”, Sept. 12-2003, Live In WSHU’s Studio A

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  • John Whelan, “Medley of Reels”, On Air Performance, WSHU Studios

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  • Amanda Kehoe, “From A Distance”, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, Demo Disc, Independent

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  • Laura Cortese, “The Bailiff’s Daughter Of Islington”, “I Must Away Love”, Laura Cortese, Jar Productions

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  • Shamrogues, “O’Donnell Abu/Boys Of Wexford”, Feb. 6-2004, Live In WSHU’s Studio A

  • Loretta Murphy, “Musical Priest/Moon Coin Reel”, Feb. 6-2004, Live In WSHU’s Studio A

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  • John Whelan, “Two Hornpipes”, On Air Performance, WSHU Studios

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  • Tim Atwell, “I Love You More”, “Contents Under Pressure”, “I Hate Hammers”, Dec. 12-2003, Live In WSHU’s Studio A

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  • John Whelan, “Reels Set”, On Air Performance, WSHU Studios

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  • John Whelan & Christine Considine, “Bucks Of Oranmore/Jolly Tinker”, “Pipe On The Hob/Morrison’s”, John Whelan & Christine Considine, Silver Hill Records (U.K.)

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  • John Whelan, “Louise”, Celtic Reflections, Narada

*Webmaster's note: Due to copyright laws effective on Jan 1, 2002 we regret that we can not post play lists for dates with archived audio. We will delay the posting of the weekly play list for 2 weeks while the archived show is available. This will not apply to portions of shows containing live guests where the guests have given permission to post a play list along with the audio.