St. Patrick’s Day 2009

Our pre–St. Patrick's Day special for March 14, 2009, opened with a sampling of new work by harper and storyteller Patrick Ball and continued with a sampler of the Irish Heartbeat radio series put together by the Sligo band Dervish and narrated by their lead singer Cathy Jordan.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Patrick Ball The Butterfly Celtic Harp, volume IV (Fortuna)
  (a story for St. Patrick's Day) (live)
  Whispering from Another World The Fine Beauty of the Island (White Strand)
(with Shira Kammen and Tim Rayborn) (excerpt) The Flame of Love: The Legend of Tristan & Iseult (demo)
  Morgan Megan Celtic Harp volume IV (Fortuna)
Music Under Announcements
Steve Baughman O'Carolan's Ramble ot Cashel A Drop of the Pure (Tall Tree)

Second hour:

Irish Heartbeat with Dervish St. Patrick's Day Special 2009

Frankie Gavin – Quinn's Rant

Moya Brennan – There Were Two Sisters (vocal) (duet w/ Cathy Jordan and Cormac de Barra on harp)

Noel Hill – Unknown Instrumental with sean nos (pronounced shawn nohs) dancing by Joe Naughton

Danú – Is Fada Liom Uaim I (vocal)

Sean Keane – Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears (vocal)

Dervish – The Master's Return

Cormac de Barra – Mrs. O'Connors

Tommy Fleming – Hard Times Come Again No More (vocal)

Martin O'Connor – The Road West

Brian Kennedy – You Raise Me Up (vocal)

Paddy Maloney – Banish Misfortune / Gillian's Apples

Celtic Tenors – Go Lassie, Go (vocal)

Saw Doctors – Joyce Country Ceili Band (vocal)

(our closing) Daíthí Sproule Young Catherine / The Red Van (faded) The Crow in the Sun (New Folk)