First broadcast March 25, 2011

To Welcome In The Spring

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Although a cold nip remains in the air and the soil has yet to fully soften, spring has sprung. After a lengthy, snow-laden winter season we enjoy the signs of the return of warmer and, dare we say, even hot weather. This is a program to welcome in the spring.

In addition, I offer up a lengthy set from Sara Grey and Kieron Means and Red Molly. Sara and her son will be doing a house concert in Wallingford this weekend, while Red Molly appears in West Hartford.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Boiled In Lead, “Ugros (Springtime)”, All Over The Map, Rounder


  • Steeleye Span, “Gower Wassail”, New Electric Muse II, Castle Communications

  • Shirley Collins & The Albion Band, “Hal-An-Tow”, New Electric Muse II, Castle Communications

  • Morris On, “Staines Morris”, Morris On, EMI


  • James Morrison, “The Return Of Spring/The Mountain Pathway”, Ancient Celtic Roots, Topic

  • Arky’s Toast, “April”, Maypoles To Mistletoe, Trailer LP

  • Martyn Wyndham-Read, “Birds In The Spring”, Maypoles To Mistletoe, Trailer LP

  • Geoff & Pennie Harris, “Jack In The Green”, Maypoles To Mistletoe, Trailer LP


  • Tommy Williams, “Springtime in Battersea”, This Label Is Not Removable, Free Reed


  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand, “The Sound Of The Drum Ninety Five”, “The Month Of May/Country Dance,

  • Medley”, To Welcome In The Spring, Front Hall,


  • Sara Grey, “Rake & Rambling Boy”, “Goodnight-Loving Trail”, Sandy Boys, Fellside

  • Red Molly, “Foreign Lander”, “Falling In”, James, Independent

  • Sara Grey, “The Cruel Lowland Maid”, Sandy Boys, Fellside

  • Red Molly, “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive”, James, Independent


  • Dan Berggren, “When Spring Comes”, Rooted In The Mountains, Sleeping Giant

  • Gail Rundlett, “Spring Is Here”, Full Circle, BCN

  • Armor & Sturtevant, “Crocuses”, Spring Day, Tatema

  • Lui Collins, “Spring!”, “Red Red Robin”, Closer, Waterbug

  • Mark Dvorak, “The Bluebells In Kentucky”, Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, Waterbug