Songs of the Supernatural (for Halloween)/H2>

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Here’s our annual and always popular celebration of the old holiday of Halloween and its roots as the start of the ancient Celtic New Year. We dedicated the second half the show to recordings of supernatural songs that are relatively new to the Profiles in Folk music library, including a bit of dip into folk musicology and variants.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • The Watersons, “Soulin’ Song”, Mighty River Of Song, Topic (box set)

  • Malicorne, “La Chasse Gallery”, Legende, Hannibal

  • Loreena McKennitt, “All Soul’s Night”, The Visit, Quinlan Road


  • Bob Malone, “Halloween”, 2-song Halloween EP, Delta Moon

  • Richard Shindell, “Are You Happy Now?”, Sparrows Point, Shanachie

  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand, “Oak, Ash & Thorn”, Dark Ships In The Forest, Folk-Legacy

  • Kate MacLeod & The Pancakes, “The Greenwood Side”, Breakfast, Waterbug


  • Malinky, “The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery”, “Dimna Juda”, “Alison Cross”, Last Leaves, Greentrax


  • Emily Singleton, “Spirit On The Prowl”, Spirit On The Prowl, Bell Buckle Records

  • Randy Kohrs, “ Shallow Grave”, Old Photograph, Rural Rhythm


  • Martin Simpson, “Pretty Crowing Chicken”, Prodigal Son, Compass

  • Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre, “Here’s A Health To All True Lovers”, White Wings, Greentrax

  • LAU, “The Unquiet Grave”, Lightweights & Gentlemen, Compass


  • Mary Sue Twohy, “The Ghost of Matt McCann”, Songs To Hang On Stars, Azalea City

  • Benji Kirkpatrick, “The Ship Carpenter”, Half A Fruit Pie, Fellside

  • John Renbourn, “Traveller’s Prayer”, Traveller’s Prayer, Shanachie