First broadcast October 30, 2009

Songs of the Supernatural

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s the eve before Halloween and here’s our annual listener-popular celebration of the holiday and its roots at the start of the Celtic New Year. This year’s supernatural happenings included tree lore, ghosts and infanticide, excessive mourning, witches and a bit of comic leavening.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

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

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

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

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  • Maggie Sansone, “Samhain Set”, A Traveler’s Dream, Maggie’s Music

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

  • Changeling, “The Hawthorne Tree”, The Hidden World, Independent

  • Zoe Mulford, “Welcome In Another Year”, Bonfires, Azalea City

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  • Shirley Collins, “The Cruel Mother”, False True Lovers, Fledg’ling

  • Caroline Herring, “Paper Gown”, Lantana, Signature Sounds

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  • Martin Carthy, “The Wife Of Usher’s Well”, And We’ll All Have Tea, Proper/Retro

  • Kate Rusby, “The Unquiet Grave”, Sleepless, Compass

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  • Stan Rogers, “The Witch Of the Westmorland”, Between The Breaks…Live, Fogarty’s Cove

  • Malinky, “The Dreadful End Of Marianna For Sorcery”, “Alison Cross”, Last Leaves, Greentrax

  • The McCalmans, “Burn The Witch”, Transatlantic Ticket, Castle

  • Steeleye Span, “You Will Burn”, Time, Shanachie

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  • Armor & Sturdevant, “Halloween”, You Dance Like You Drive, Tatema

  • Harry Tuft, “Mrs. Ravoon”, Across The Blue Mountains, Folk-Legacy

  • Simon Mayor, “All Hallow’s Dance”, The Acoustics Collection, Acoustics