St. Patrick's Day Celebration Continues

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Celtic accordionist John Whelan perhaps said it best when, as a guest on last week's Profiles in Folk, he quipped the days surrounding St. Patrick's Day can be considered "Holy Week' for Irish musicians. Our friends the Shamrogues at the Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Association term March "St. Patrick's Month."

To offer a new musical perspective, a special feature of this program is a "show within a show." I've packaged new Irish releases around a 60-minute show from the renowned Chieftains and Ry Cooder based on their latest collaboration, "San Patricio" (the Spanish name for St. Patrick). The new album, issued on Hear Records in the United States, tells the nearly forgotten story of the San Patricio battalion - a downtrodden group of Irish immigrant conscripts who deserted the U.S. Army in 1846 to fight on the American side against the invading Yankees in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • William Coulter et al, St. Patrick's Day/Over the Moor To Maggie, Celtic Voyage, Gourd

  • Pride Of New York, Happy Days/The Boys Of Lough Gowna/The Knights Of St. Patrick, Pride Of New,

  • York, Compass, ,

  • Mick Maloney et al, Patrick's Day Parade, McNally's Row Of Flats, Compass

  • Girsa, St. Patrick's Night/The Ashplant, Girsa, River Rollick


  • Annalivia, Lovely Annie, Eden's Edge, Barrier Falls, 5-String Productions


  • Chieftains with Ry Cooder, San Patricio Radio Special, 60 Minutes, Hear Music/Joyride Media


  • Tom Hanford & Cornbread, Danny Boy, Demo Disc, Cornbread

  • The Baileys, A Song For Ireland, A Song For Ireland, Toucan Cove/Universal

  • Maidens IV, Irish Blessing, Celtic Fire, Maidens Music

  • Pride Of New York, Slan Le Maigh, Pride Of New York, Compass