First broadcast February 22, 2008

Mixed Bag For A Stormy Night

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This was to be a night with a live in-studio performance by our old friends, the Shamrogues. However, winter weather interceded and we all erred on the side of safety and caution and deferred to the icy roadways. I made it to the studio and offered listeners a mixed bag of mostly new releases of Celtic and old-time music with a few chestnuts thrown in the fire from a compilation album many of the Shamrogues helped put together for the Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society. Celtic Fiddle Festival was scheduled to play the next night in our broadcast area and Patrick Street had been just in town.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Patrick Street, “Reels: The Boys Of Malin/John Stenson’s Nos. 1 & 2”, On The Fly, Loftus Music


  • John Whelan & John Brennan, “From The Heart/Mr. Crowley’s”, Our Music To You, Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society

  • Sean Tyrrell & Greg Anderson, “Time You Old Gypsy Man”, Our Music To You, Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society

  • Martin Hayes, “Sailor On The Rock/Last Night’s Fun”, Our Music To You, Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society


  • Celtic Fiddle Festival, “Four Tune Medley”, “Sir Sydney Smith’s March”, “Reel Desjarlis/L’Accroche-Pied/Danse Acadienne”, Equinoxe, Loftus Music


  • Patrick Street, “Erin Go Bragh”, “Martin Wynne’s/Jackie Coleman’s/Malynn’s Fancy”, On the Fly, Loftus Music


  • Elizabeth Nicholson & Stringed Migration, “The Unquiet Grave/Lebanese Melody”, “St. John’s Jig/The Mount Tabor Reel/The Barn Swallow”, “Am I Born To Die?”, Fly Not Yet, Waterbug


  • John Hoffman & Mac Benford, “The Wabash Cannonball”, “Gone Indian”, “Don’t Drink Nothin’ But Corn”, “Eighth Of January”, “It’s About Time, 5-String Productions


  • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, “Goin’ Back To Old Kentucky”, “Bluegrass Breakdown”, “Mansions For Me”, “Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong”, “The Old Crossroad”, Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass, Skagg’s Family Music