First broadcast February 18, 2011

A Night Of Mostly Irish Fare

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s not St. Patrick’s “Month” yet but there’s been a steady flow of new Irish CDs into the WSHU mailbox in recent weeks. Here are tracks from the cream of the crop.

There’s a set in memoriam for Donegal fiddler P.V. O’Donnell, who resided the last third of his life in Connecticut and was such an integral part of the Irish music scene in the Greater Hartford region, especially with his weekly seisiuns at various venues. P.V. died Jan. 28 in Manchester, CT after a valiant two year battle with brain cancer.

And there’s a listen back from the Folk Archives to hear briefly some roots of one of the newest Irish “supergroups” — T With The Maggies consisting of Triona and Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh and Moya Brennan.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Grada, “Five Jumps”, Natural Angle, Compass

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  • Tom McElvogue & Paddy Kerr, “The Gallowglass/Tom McElvogue’s Jig In E Minor/Tom McElvogue’s Jig In A Major”, “An Cailin Rua/The Peeler’s Jack”, The Long Hard Road, Independent

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  • Brongaene Griffin, “Tortoise-shelled Cheshire Medley”, Three Colours Ginger, Loftus Music

  • Gerry O’Beirne, “The Cats Of Kilkenny”, Three Colours Ginger, Loftus Music

  • Brongaene Griffin, “Copy Cat Medley”, Three Colours Ginger, Loftus Music

  • Gerry O’Beirne, “The Owl And The Pussycat”, Three Colours Ginger, Loftus Music

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  • Skara Brae, “The Red-Haired Girl”, Skara Brae, Shanachie

  • Altan, “Donal Agus Morag”, Harvest Storm, Green Linnet

  • Clannad, “Dulaman na Binne Bui”, Celtic Aura, Gael-Linn

  • Skara Brae, “The Fair Hills Of Ireland”, Skara Brae, Shanachie

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  • T With The Maggies, “Wedding Dress”, “Mother Song”, T With The Maggies, Compass

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  • P.V. O’Donnell, “Joe Derrane’s/Franci Mooney’s”, “Derry Fiddler’s Lament”, Donegal Fiddler, Independent

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  • The Kerry Boys, “Dirty Old Town”, “One Pint Of Porter”, KB IV, Twelfth Octave Music

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  • Brendan Begley & Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh, “O’Sullivan’s March”, “The Green Cottage/The Glin Cottage/Julia’s Norwegian Polka”, A Moment Of Madness, Irishmusic.net

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  • Donald Lindsay, “May Morning”, Self-Produced Single, Donald Lindsay Productions

  • Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis, “The Rosebud Of Allenvale”, Legacy Of The Scottish Fiddle/Vol. 1, Culburnie