New Year’s 2000

The program for January 1, 2000, offered a couple of hours of assorted lively music to celebrate the New Year (and new millennium, depending on how you look at it):

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Frankie Gavin et al. The Dancers' Delight Irlande (Ocora)
Colm Murphy Reels: The London Lasses, The Glass of Beer, Dickie Dwyer's An Bodhrán: The Irish Drum (Gael-Linn)
Various Reels, Jigs, Reels Music at Matt Molloy's (Real World)
New Set
Christy Moore et al. The Crack Was Ninety in the Isle of Man Live in Dublin (Tara)
The Mollys Foggy Dew Wankin' Out West (Apolkalips Now)
Music Under Announcements
The Mary Custy Band Scottish Jigs The Mary Custy Band (s/p)
Howie MacDonald Vern's Jigs Why2Keilidh (Driver)
Dervish Máire Mhór Live in Palma (Kells)
Sharon Shannon The Mighty Sparrow Spellbound: The Best of... (Green Linnet)
Kevin Burke Bonnie Kate/Johnny's Chickens Solo Fiddle (Green Linnet)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Nguyên Le The Black Horse (opening) Tales from Viet-Nam (ACT)
Krosfyah Pump Me Up Party with Putumayo (Putumayo)
Roza Eskenazi Tou Psará o Yiós Rembétissa (Rounder)
Klezmatics Simkhes-Toyre Jews with Horns (Xenophile)
Brave Combo Old Country Polka Polkatharsis (Rounder)
The Mollys El Bandito/Orange Blossom Special Hat Trick (Apolkalips Now)
Tish Hinojosa Otro Vasito Frontejas (Rounder)
New Set
John Pappas Çifte Telli Armenians on 8th Avenue (Traditional Crossroads)
Ivo Papasov and His Orchestra Veseli Zhorni/Marriage Song Balkanology (Ryko)
Klezmatics Freyt Aykh, Yidlekh Jews with Horns
Taraf de Haidouks Dragoste de la Clejani Taraf de Haidouks (Nonesuch)
Beausoleil Eunice Two-Step L'Amour ou la Folie (Rhino)
New Set
Yuri Yunakov Ensemble Zûlta Kitka New Colors in Bulgarian Wedding Music (Traditional Crossroads)
Tiger Moth Moth to California Mothballs (Omnium)

Addresses for hard-to-find current material (see the Sources list for full addresses):

The Mary Custy Band: Tayberry Music, Claddagh Records

The Mollys:; Tayberry Music