To Welcome In The Spring

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Today is the first of spring, but it’s snowing! Well, we’re ignoring the snow and welcoming in the season anyways with a full first hour of spring songs. I’ll be programming more spring songs in April or May when the agrarian year really takes hold. The second hour features selections downloaded from a relatively new Scottish Web site for artists and media people (that’s me) that is devoted to promoting traditional Scots music. A beautiful concept, as the music will demonstrate. We finish up the night with more Celtic selections from two recent releases.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Boiled In Lead, “Ugros (Spring)”, Songs From The Gypsy, Omnium


  • Dougie MacLean, “Gloomy Winter’s Noo Awa”, Tribute, Dunkeld

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

  • Steeleye Span, “Gower Wassail”, The Electric Muse II, Castle Communications

  • Morris On, “Staines Morris”, The Electric Muse II, Castle Communications


  • Les Witches, “Drive The Cold Winter Away/The Beggar Boy”, Nobody’s Jig, Outhere Music

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

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

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

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


  • Emily Smith, “Clerk Saunders”, Echoes, White Fall Records

  • Mairi Campbell, “Smile Or Cry”, Seven Songs, Independent

  • Iona Fyfe, “Logie o’ Buchan”, The First Sangs, Independent

  • The Clutha, “The Braes Of Bonhill”, On The Braes, Independent

  • Julie Fowlis, “O Love Let Me Home To My Mother”, Gach Sgeul (Every Story), Independent

  • Barbara Dickson, “Baker Street”, To Each And Everyone/The Songs Of Gerry Rafferty, Greentrax Recordings

  • Sylvia Barnes & Sandy Stanage, “Field Of Bannockburn”, For Freedom Alone —Wars Of Independence,

  • Greentrax Recordings, , ,


  • Battlefield Band, “Mrs. MacDougall Medley”, The Burren Backroom Series/Vol. 1, Independent

  • Dervish, “The Creggan White Hare”, The Burren Backroom Series/Vol. 1, Independent

  • Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen, “The Coalminer’s/Trip To Nenagh/The Blockers”, “Lament For,

  • O’Donnell/The Star Above The Garter”, Life Is All Checkered, Independent,