First broadcast April 19, 2013

On The Spur Of The Moment

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It doesn’t happen very often, but once in a blue moon a scheduled and expected in-studio guest doesn’t arrive because of an illness or automotive problems. Such was the case for this show when our longtime good friend Celtic accordionist John Whelan, suffering from a severe upper respiratory illness, was sound asleep in his bed at home when we reached him to say “Where are you?”

Thus, this is a show, split between Celtic music and singer-songwriters, programmed on the “spur of the moment”, aided by two new Red House releases from David Francey and Ruth Moody. As for John Whelan, listeners had to settle for some of his recorded work until he’ll be with us live on April 26 in WSHU’s Studio A.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • John Whelan, “Lady Maxwell”, From The Heart, Jar Productions

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  • Oirialla, “Humors Of Glen Medley”, Oirialla, Lughnasa Music

  • Nuala Kennedy, “My Bonny Laboring Boy”, Noble Stranger, Compass

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  • Annalivia, “Wake Up To Cape Breton”, “Early In the Spring”, Barrier Falls. 5-String Productions

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  • Chieftains w/ Ry Cooder, “The Sands Of Mexico”, “Sailing To Mexico”, San Patricio, Hear Music

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  • Loretta Egan Murphy, “The Bend In The Road/Echoes Of Killarney/Bridgie Murphy”, “The Shannon’s Flowery Banks”, Beyond The Watery Lane, Independent

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  • John Whelan & Eileen Ivers, “The Trip To Skye/Daragh DeBrun’s”, Fresh Takes, Green Linnet

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  • Terence Martin, “Grand Junction”, “Kitchen Table Look”, Field Recordings, Morning Bread Records

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  • David Francey, “Rain”, “So Say We All”, So Say We All, Red House

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  • Ruth Moody, “One Light Shining”, “One And Only”, These Wilder Things, Red House

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  • David Francey, “Blue Skies”, So Say We All, Red House

  • Ruth Moody, “Life Is Long”, These Wilder Things, Red House

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  • James O’Malley, “There Was A Girl”, Tales To Tell, Independent