First broadcast March 19, 2004

A Belated St. Patrick’s Day

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Ah, as they say the month of March is St. Patrick’s Month. With that in mind (and only a few hours after getting off a plane from Paris where I spent St. Patrick’s Day, partly in an Irish pub) I offered up this selection of Irish music old and new.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

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


  • Patrick Street, “Art O’Keefe’s/Forget Your Troubles/Jo Bane’s/Kiskeam”, “The Diamantina Drover”, “Saddle The Pony/The Boys Of the Town/The Frost Is All Over”, Street Life, Green Linnet


  • Christy Moore, “Hey Sandy”, “Bogey’s Bonny Belle”, “Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair”, Live In Dublin, Tara


  • Dervish, “Siesta Set”, “Boots Of Spanish Leather”, “Jig Songs”, Spirit, Compass


  • Lunasa, “Island Paddy”, “Bulgarian Rock”, “Stolen Purse”, The Kinnitty Sessions, Compass


  • John Whelan, “My Ballingarry Lady”, From The Heart, Jar Productions

  • Brian Conway, “Martin Wynne’s Nos. 1-2-3-&4”, First Through The Gate, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • John Whelan, “Ian’s Return To Ireland/Yanik’s/Denis Whelan’s”, From The Heart, Jar Productions

  • Brian Conway, “Were You At The Rock?”, First Through The Gate, Smithsonian/Folkways


  • Maggie Sansone, “South Uist Reel”, “Hunter’s Purse”, “Otter’s Holt”, Mystic Dance, Maggie’s Music

  • Shelley Phillips, “Separation Of The Soul From The Body”, “Johsefin’s Dorvals/Polska”, The Butterfly, Gourd