The program for June 18, 2005, featured ballads from varied traditions.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Kate Rusby Annan Waters Hourglass (Pure)
Malinky Three Ravens 3 Ravens (Greentrax)
Kathryn Tickell Border Widow's Lament Kathryn Tickell & Ensemble Mystical (Park)
New Set
Martin Carthy Bonny Woodhall Waiting for Angels (Topic)
June Tabor Bonnie James Campbell An Echo of Hooves (Topic)
Sylvia Herold & Euphonia The Cruel Mother Lovely Nancy (s/p)
New Set
The Pentangle No Love Is Sorrow Solomon's Seal (Castle Music)
Anne Lister The Well Beneath the Sea Singing in the Wind (Hearthfire)
Sinead O'Connor (with Christy Moore) Lord Baker Sean-Nós Nua (Hummingbird)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Bob Dylan As I Went Out One Morning John Wesley Harding (Columbia)
Tom Russell Angel of Lyon Box of Visions (Rounder)
Carol Noonan Lagan Love Carol Noonan (s/p)
Music Under Announcements
Steve Baughman My Lagan Love, Cullen Bay A Drop of the Pure (TallTree)
Tish Hinojosa Las Golondrinas Frontejas (Rounder)
Ry Cooder (Lalo Guerrero sings) Corrido de Boxeo Chávez Ravine (Nonesuch / Palo Verde)
Los Tigres del Norte El Rengo del Gallo Giro Jefe de Jefes (Fonovisa)
Tom Russell (with Ian Tyson) Gallo del Cielo Cowboy Real (Philo)
Tish Hinojosa Con Su Pluma en Su Mano Frontejas (Rounder)
New Set
Malicorne Le Bouvier (tree-house album) (Hexagone)
Márta Sebestyén Harom Arva Muzsikas (Hannibal)
Karan Casey Bright Winter's Day Chasing the Sun (Shanachie)
Steve Baughman Hickory Jack (faded) The Angel's Portion (Solid Air)