Mixed Bag

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

A varied night of music with two focal points: new releases and two sets from artists appearing at this weekend’s 18th annual Northeast Music And Dance (NOMAD) Festival in New Haven.

In the new release segments, the spotlight moves to a right-on album by the Troublesome Creek String Band; a marvelously creative collaboration that matches Celtic artists with mostly bluegrass and country artists for a benefit album to aid the survivors of the South Asia tsunami, and releases from the United Kingdom of teenage button accordion phenom Harriet Bartlett of Scotland and British vocalist standout Kate Rusby.

National folk treasures Sandy & Caroline Paton from upstate Connecticut and Massachusetts’ songstress Diane Taraz are among scores of artists appearing at NOMAD.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Troublesome Creek String Band, “Yell In The Shoats/Piney Ridge”, Fast As Time Can Take Me, County


  • Darrell Scott/Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh/Oisin McAuley/ Paul Rodden, “This Beggar’s Heart”, Hands Across The Water, Compass

  • Sharon Shannon & Jackson Browne, “A Man Of Constant Sorrow”, Hands Across The Water, Compass

  • Tim O’Brien & Lunasa, “Fair And Tender Ladies”, Hands Across The Water, Compass


  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “Rowdy Soul”, “Roustabout Song”, “The Great Storm Is Over”, New Harmony, Folk-Legacy


  • Diane Taraz, “Wedding Song”, “The Tinker’s Coin”, Of The White Goddess/Songs Of Jack Hardy, BCN


  • Troublesome Creek String Band, “I’m Going To The West”, “Gypsy Davy”, “Cousin Sally Brown”, “When First Unto This Country”, Fast As Time Can Take Me, County


  • Harriet Bartlett, “Philly Boy/Charlie’s Jig/Crabbit Shona”, “Crazy Man Michael”, “Miss Honoria McNamara of Ballybunion/Robin’s Waltz/Archie The Flying Beast”, Eyes Wide Open, Greentrax


  • Kate Rusby, “Bonnie House Of Airlie”, The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly, Compass

  • Harriet Bartlett, “Ashokan Farewell”, Eyes Wide Open, Greentrax