In Memoriam: John McGann & Barney McKenna / Now Appearing

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

In still yet another note of sadness, the first half of this program is dedicated to this past week's passing of multi-instrumentalist John McGann, longtime faculty member of the Berklee College of Music and a guitar/mandolin wizard whose playing graced oh so many albums including his own 1995 solo effort on Green Linnet, and the passing of Barney McKenna, an original member of the internationally-famed Dubliners, one of the early successes and motivating forces of the Irish folk music revival in the 1960s.

The second half was a “mini-concert” by just a handful of performers who will be gracing stages in our broadcast area during the next few days.

Our thanks to Red House Records who generously donated Eliza Gilkyson CDs to offer listeners in conjunction with Eliza’s two local appearances.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Jerry O’Sullivan, “Suite In G”, O’Sullivan Meets O’Farrell, Independent


  • Dubliners, “Rocky Road To Dublin”, Legends Of Ireland, Rhino

  • Dubliners, “The Wild Rover”, “The Patriot’s Game”, The Transatlantic Folk Box Set, Sanctuary

  • Dubliners, “Johnson’s Motor Car”, Classic Irish Folk/Vol. 3, Sounds Of Ireland


  • John McGann, “The Girl With Flaxen Hair”, “Smokey’s Foghorn/The Island House/Smokey’s Victory Reel”, Upslide, Green Linnet

  • John Whelan, “Texas Gals”, “Madame Maxwell”, From The Heart, Jar Productions

  • John McGann, “Dreaming West”, Upslide, Green Linnet


  • Nuala Kennedy, “The Spider And Fly Set”, Tune In, Compass


  • Jeff Davis, “The Fight Of The Hatteras And Alabama”, Civil War Naval Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Dan Milner, “A Yankee Man Of War”, Civil War Naval Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Eliza Gilkyson, “Blue Moon Night”, Roses At The End Of Time, Red House

  • Shawn Colvin, “Shotgun Down The Avalanche”, Live ’88, Plump

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter, “We Traveled So Far”, The Age Of Miracles, Zoe

  • John McCutcheon, “Deportees”, This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America, Appalsongs

  • Eliza Gilkyson, “Vayan al Norte”, Roses At The End Of Time, Red House

  • Brother Sun, “Love Is The Water”, Brother Sun, Independent

  • Red Molly, “Walk Beside Me”, Light In The Sky, Independent


  • John McCutcheon, “Hobo’s Lullaby”, This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America, Appalsongs