La Llorona

The program for April 4, 2009, treated the theme of La Llorona, the ghostly weeping woman in white by the riverside.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Robin Laing The Lotus Eaters Ebb and Flow (Whistleberry Music)
Karine Polwart Firethief This Earthly Spell (Proper)
Moira Smiley Katy Cruel Rua (s/p)
New Set
Altan Blackwaterside Blackwater (Virgin)
June Tabor The Cruel Mother An Echo of Hooves (Topic)
Sylvia Herold & Euphonia The Cruel Mother Lovely Nancy (Tuxedo)
Music Under Announcements
Matthew Montfort Celtic Raga Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar (
Cathie Ryan Wave Up to the Shore Somewhere Along the Road (Shanachie)
Kitka River Rose The Rusalka Cycle (Diaphonica)
Moira Smiley Grey Shore Rua (s/p)
New Set
Loreena McKennitt The Bonny Swans The Mask and the Mirror (Quinlan Road)
Jack Hardy The Child Through (Prime)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Vienna Teng My Medea Warm Strangers (Virt)
Tish Hinojosa Edge of a Dream Dreaming from the Labyrinth (Warner)
Children of the Revolution Santa Maria Children of the Revolution (World Music)
Blame Sally Llorona Blame Sally (s/p)
New set, with opening to Her, the movie:
Tish Hinojosa La Llorona Aquella Noche (Watermelon)
The Beirut Band (and Band Jiménez) La Llorona March of the Zapotecs (Pompeii)
Sal and Isela La Llorona del Rio Grande (video)
Susan McKeown (Mariachi Real de Mexico) Eggs in Her Basket Sweet Liberty (Harmonia Mundi)
Tom Russell & Patricia Hardin Tarantula The Early Years (1975–79) (Dark Angel)
Lila Downs La Llorona La Sandunga (Narada World)
New Set
Lila Downs Skeleton Shake Away (EMI)
The Mollys La Llorona (faded) Wankin' Out West (Apolkalips Now Music)