First broadcast March 23, 2012

To Welcome In The Spring

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Ah, it’s time to welcome in the spring equinox and this season of spring. We’ve had a run of above-average temperatures here in Southern New England so there’s the fear that we might move from a very mild winter right into summer. But fear not, weather forecasts say more average spring-like weather is on the way.

Nonetheless, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the early spring flowers, the warming earth, the budding trees, and longer days — and to listen to fine folk music to welcome in the spring.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Boiled In Lead, “Ugros (Springtime)”, The Gypsy, Omnium Records


  • Steeleye Span, “Gower Wassail”, 10 Mop Man…, Crest Communications

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

  • Morris On, “Staines Morris”, New Electric Muse II, Crest Communications


  • Castlebay, “Gloomy Winter’s Now Awa’”, Tapestry II, Independent

  • Martin Donnelly, “The Green Man”, Celtic Mysteries, St. Clair Entertainment Group

  • Cloudstreet, “The Green Man”, The Circus Of Dreams, Independent

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


  • Magpie, “We Belong To The Earth”, Seed On The Prairie, Long Tail


  • Kathryn Tickell, “Corn Fiddler”, Ensemble Mystical, Park

  • Maddy Prior, “Snowdrops/Birth”, Year, Park

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

  • Jonathan Edwards, “Seven Daffodils”, Rollin’ Along, Strictly Country

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


  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand, “The Sound Of The Drum 95”, “The Month Of May/Country Dance Medley”, To Welcome In The Spring, Front Hall

  • Peter Wood, “The Pleasant Ballad Of John Barleycorn”, This Label Is Not Removable, Free Reed


  • Martin Donnelly, “The Green Man”, Celtic Mysteries, St. Clair Entertainment Group

  • William Jackson et al, “Molendinar/The Spring”, The Celtic Suites, Mill Records