Playin’ Old Favorites: An Irish Craic

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Well, last week’s show of musical selections from the vast Profiles archive morphed into two more shows! You responded en masse to the Aug. 8 show of programming arbitrarily selected cuts from American folk albums that were at least 25 years old. This week it’s an all-Irish show of selections from albums that predate 1990. There’s one exception, but you’ll have find it. Next week our “listen back” will center on England and Scotland. One last note: These “Playin’ Favorites” shows are not “Best of…” or “Top 25…” type of shows. They’re simply selections that I’ve enjoyed programming in decades past and that may possess interesting historical notes.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Jackie Daly, “The Banks Of Sullane”, Music From Sliabh Luachra/Vol. 6, Topic

  • De Danann, “My Irish Molly O”, The Star Spangled Molly, Shanachie


  • Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, “Holy Ground”, Ain’t It Grand Boys, Columbia

  • Dubliners, “Rocky Road To Dublin”, The Dubliners (In Session), Transatlantic

  • Planxty, “Raggle Taggle Gypsy/Tabhair Dom Do Lamh”, Planxty, Polydor

  • The Bothy Band, “The Maids Of Mitchelstown”, Out Of The Wind Into The Sun, Green Linnet

  • Chieftains, “Chase Around The Windmill Medley”, The Chieftains 9, Claddagh/Columbia


  • Margaret Barry, “She Moves Through The Fair”, Singing The Mother Countries, Riverside/Fantasy

  • Joe Heaney, “Wife Of the Bold Tenant Farmer”, Irish Songs in Gaelic And English, Topic

  • Dominic Behan, “The Patriot Game”, Easter Weekend And After: Songs Of the IRA, Topic


  • De Dannan, “Hibernian Rhapsody”, Hibernian Rhapsody, Shanachie


  • Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, “Plains Of Kildare”, Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, Mulligan

  • Mary Black with General Humbert, “Isle Of St. Helena”, Holding Up Half The Sky, Shanachie

  • Dolores Keane, “Galway Bay”, The Best Of Dolores Keane, Blix Street

  • Dolores Keane with Mick Hanly, “My Love Is In America”, Lion In A Cage, Ringsend Road Records

  • Mary Black, “Song For Ireland”, Collected, Gifthorse Records


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

  • Christy Moore, “Ordinary Man”, “Ride On”, The Christy Moore Collection 81-91, Eastwest Records