A Blizzard Of Folk Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is a night of folk music from several traditions, including Celtic and Appalachian. It opened with a set of winter songs since the Northeast is being buried in snow and concluded with a short in memoriam tribute to the Scottish singer-songwriter Gerald Rafferty who died Jan. 4 at age 63 after a long illness. Rafferty is best known for the multimillion-selling hit song "Baker Street". His road to stardom began in the late 1960s-early 1970s as part of The "New" Humblebums, a group that embraced the folk-rock movement taking place in the United Kingdom.

Special attention was given Iona and The Honey Dewdrops because both groups will be appearing in our broadcast area in the upcoming days.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Altan, The Snowy Mountain, A Winter's Tale, Celtic Heartbeat

  • Loreena McKennitt, Snow, A Winter Garden, Quinlan Road

  • Ensemble Galilei, Winter's Blanket, Notes From Across The Sea, Ann Mayo Muir Music

  • Susan McKeown, Through The Bitter Frost And Snow, Through The Bitter Frost And Snow, Prime CD

  • Solas, The Snow Falls Away, A Winter's Tale, Celtic Heartbeat


  • Michael McGoldrick, Free Falling, Aurora, Compass

  • Heidi Talbot, Bleecker Street, Start It All Over Again, The Last Star, Compass

  • Michael McGoldrick, Waterbound, Aurora, Compass


  • Iona, Open The Door For The Fiddling Tailor/Old Wife Of The Mill Dust, A Celebration Of Twenty, Barnaby Productions


  • The Honey Dewdrops, Amaranth, Only You Know, These Old Roots, Independent

  • Notorious, Five Miles To Ellum/Monroe Hall, Boatman, The Road To Damascus, Black Socks Press

  • Alice Gerrard & Mike Seeger, St. Louis Blues, Black Waters, Bowling Green, 5-String Productions


  • The Humblebums, Please Sing A Song For Us, The All New Electric Muse, Universal

  • Gerry Rafferty, Can I Have My Money Back?, The Best Of British Folk, Pulse

  • Gerry Rafferty, Don't Count Me Out, Transatlantic Folk Box Set, Transatlantic

  • The New Humblebums, Blood And Glory, Troubadours Of Folk, Castle


  • Notorious, Door County #2, The Road To Damascus, Black Socks Press