First broadcast October 3, 2014

Songs of the Harvest

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s Harvest Home time in Southern New England and Long Island. The leaves are just beginning to turn brilliant reds and yellows, the apples, pears and root crops are being harvested and we’re preparing for the coming winter season. This is our perennial salute to the simpler times of the agrarian ritual and to the timelessness of the annual cycle of nature. Let's strike up the fiddles and celebrate with a barn dance!

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Bruce McIntyre & Jeff Warner, “Lady Of Autumn”, Songs Of The Seasons, NHSCA

  • The Watersons, “Country Life”, For Pence And Spicy Ale, Topic

  • Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch, “Con Fada’s Barndance/Durang’s Barndance”, Rolling On, MJM Records

  • Ed Trickett, “January Man”, Gently Down The Stream Of Time, Folk-Legacy


  • Joe Crookston, “Fall Down As The Rain”, Georgia I’m Here, Milagrito

  • The Young Tradition, “The Season Round”, The Young Tradition/So Cheerfully Around, Castle

  • Margaret Christl & Ian Robb, “The Barley Grain For Me”, The Barley Grain For Me, Folk-Legacy

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


  • Tannahill Weavers, “The Plooboy Laddies/John Murray Of Locke”, Capernaum, Green Linnet

  • Finest Kind, “The Painful Plough”, Silks & Spices, Fallen Angle Music

  • Ivan Drever, “The Weary Ploughman”, Waterfront, Independent

  • Eliza Carthy, “Pretty Ploughboy”, Anglicana, Topic


  • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, “Pastures Of Plenty”, South Coast, Red House

  • Kate Campbell, “Visions Of Plenty”, The Portable Kate Campbell, Compadre Records

  • Charlie Patton, “Mississippi Boweavil”, People Take Warning!, Tompkins Square

  • W.A. Lindsey & Alvin Conder, “Boll Weevil”, People Take Warning!, Tompkins Square

  • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, “Talkin’ Dust Bowl”, South Coast, Red House


  • Ashley Hutchings et al, “Blue Eyed Stranger/Curly-headed Ploughboy”, The Countryside Collection, Talking Elephant

  • Various, “Sussex Healths”, “Three Mistress’s Healths”, The Tale Of Ale, Free Reed

  • The Pump & Pluck Band, “The British Toper”, The Tale Of Ale, Free Reed

  • Fiddlers 5, “Harvest Home”, Harvest Song, Ellipsis Arts


  • Peter Ostroushko, “Plowman’s Reel”, Minnesota/A History Of The Land, Red House

  • Jim Malcolm, “In The Land”, Resonance, Beltane Records

  • Peter Ostroushko, “Psalm Of The Prairie”, Minnesota/A History Of The Land, Red House