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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-03-12: Celtic Monster Mash-up

March 16, 2020
AccNoir 2010-03-12


From ten years ago, here’s episode 170 of Accordion Noir radio, a mega-extended two and a half hour St. Patrick’s Day feast of Celtic music including live performances by accomplished buttonbox minstrel Gerry O’Brien and his colleague Michael from CFRO’s In the Claddagh Ring program, still ten years later featuring Celtic music every Friday night from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Ireland may have closed its pubs this year but this recording should still yield enough sweet music to carry your private and isolated kitchen party through into the wee hours. At its original online host it was enjoyed by some 9343 listeners, and you and the world can continue feeling Irish by playing it via the Internet Archive.  Here’s its colossal playlist:

AccNoir-2010-03-12, Celtic Monster Mash-up (Better late than never.)

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* The Celtic Tribute to Led Zeppelin – Long ago and far away –
* Loreena McKennitt – The Mummer’s Dance –
* Liz Carroll And James Keane, Jr. – Reels: Catherine McEvoy’s – Arklow Mountains – Roots Music – an American Journey 2 (1978)
* Danú – Dinny O’Brien’s/Tommy People’s/Small Hills Of Offaly – Think Before You Think (2000) – Rinn/Ring, Co. Waterford, Ireland –
* Jiggernaut – Down Where the Drunkards Roll – In Search of More (2001)
* Spirit of the West – Ship Named Frank –
* Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain – The Shores Of Loch Bee/The Headlands/The Floggin’ Reel – The Pearl (1994) – – iVolumed 070809
* Guy Klucevsek – An Air Of Gathering Pipers – Manhattan Cascade (1992)
* Polka set – Gerry O’Brien, & Michael from In the Claddagh Ring: Every Friday Night 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on CFRO.
* Camín de Cantares-Los Corros-Reelaboración (instr)
* John J. Kimmel – Medley of Irish songs – U.S. Everlasting Record: 1185 (1909) – Irish? USA? – Part of the UCSB Cylinder Digitization Project:
* Cherry Cokes – Medley of Traditional Songs – Rouse Up (2005) – Japan, irish – swiped off myspace
* Jig set – Gerry O’Brien, & Michael from In the Claddagh Ring: Every Friday Night 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on CFRO.
* The Pogues – Turkish Song Of The Damned – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) – Ireland
* Sinead O’Connor and The Band – Mother –
* Mandy Murray – The Drogheda Lasses/The Game Of Love – Anglo International (0) – –
* Reel set – Gerry & Michael
* James Keane – Within a Mile –
* The Pogues – Repeal of the Licensing Laws –
* Ian Robb – One Day I Will – English International (2008) – –
* Andy Turner – Bedfordshire March/The Decennial – Anglo International – Oxfordshire, UK –
* Harry Hibbs – Pure Gold – I’se the Bise
* Great Big Sea – The Old Black Rum –
* Tony O’Leary – Far Away in Australia – Pump the Box (2006) – Newfoundland, Canada/Celtic? –
* Harry Hibbs – Mussels In The Corner (Inst) – World-record holder for song played by the most accordionists at once in Newfoundland.
* Spring Hill Mining Disaster
*Graham Irvine – Cape Breton Medley Button Accordion (instr)
* The Barra MacNeills (sung by Shel Silverstein) – Ballad of Lucy Jordan
* Emily Smith – It Fell About The Martinmas – A Different Life (2004) – Ireland – St. Martin’s Day is Nov 11.’s_Day
* Albenizs – Asturias on Accordion (instr)
* Breton (Brittany) Waltz – Accordion (instr)
* Rowan’s version of Dave Rovics’ – Saint Patrick Battalion –
* Dave Townsend – Cockleshells (With The Blades) – English International (1987) – –
* The Real McKenzies – Mainland

It’s hard to put together these extra long playlists! Sorry I’ve fallen behind, or don’t have as much info as I’d like. – Bruce

This episode’s cover is a detail from “Green Accordion:”


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