Spring Songs, Spring into Summer

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for May 2, 2015
Hour 1: Spring Songs

First Set

Richard Thompson, “Sumer Is Icumen,” 1000 Years of Popular Music, 3:00 Beeswing Records

Broceliande, “A L’Entrade del Tens Clar,” Gathering May, 2:16 Flowinglass Music

Anne Briggs, “Summer’s In,” Sing a Song for You, 5:12 Fledg’ling Records

Sandy Denny, “The Pond and the Stream,” Fotheringay, 3:21 Island Records

Second Set

Jessica Radcliffe & Martin Simpson, “Come Write Me Down / The Argument of His Book,” The Long Dance of Summer, 3:02 (self-produced)

Maddy Prior, “Padstow May Song,” Ballads and Candles, 3:10 Park Records

The Watersons, “Swinton May Song,” For Pence and Spicy Ale, 2:15 Topic

June Tabor, “The Rose Is White, The Rose Is Red / Dargason,” Rosa Mundi, 2:26 Topic

Aphra O’Connor, “The Flowers,” The Long Dance of Summer, 0:39 (self-produced)

Sandy Denny, “Rosemary,” Sandy, 2:26 Island

Chris Parkinson and Barry and Shelley Phillips, “Sleepers Awake,” The Long Dance of Summer, 3:08 (self-produced)

Third Set

Planxty, “P Stands for Paddy I Suppose,” Cold Blow and the Rainy Night, 4:34 Shanachie

John Doyle, “So Early In the Spring,” Evening Come Early, 3:40 Shanachie

Lumiere, “Samradh,” My Dearest Dear, 2:50 IRL

Midway Music

Shira Kammen, “Downstream,” The Music of Waters, 6:36 Magnatune

Fourth Set

June Tabor, “Roses in June,” Rosa Mundi, 4:42 Topic

Nóirín Ní Riain, “Summer Summer,” Celtic Soul, 3:28 Living Music Records

Liz Story, “Captain April,” 17 Seconds to Anywhere, 4:19 Windham Hill

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for May 2, 2015
Hour 2: Spring into Summer

First Set

Altan, “Summer Will Come,” Another Sky, 3:30 Narada

Sandy Denny, “Two Weeks Last Summer,” Fotheringay, 3:51 Island Records

Second Set

Claudia Schmidt, “Fanfare for Forsythia / Dulcimer Interlude / San Diego Serenade,” Out of the Dark, 6:40 Flying Fish

David Francey, “Far End of Summer,” Far End of Summer, 3:11 (self-produced)

Bruce Cockburn, “Spring Song,” Bruce Cockburn, 5:05 Columbia

Third Set

Olivia Chaney, “Swimming in the Longest River,” The Longest River, 4:36 Nonesuch

Shira Kammen, “Music of Waters,” Music of Waters, 6:39 Bright Angel Records

Fourth Set

Cathie Ryan, “Follow the Heron,” The Farthest Wave, 3:28 Shanachie

Frifot, “Summer Waltz,” SummerSongs, 2:39 Northside


Maddy Prior, “Sing Sing All the Earth,” Ballads and Candles, 3:27 Park Records

Altan, “Samradh / Aniar Aduaidh / The Donegal Jig,” The Widening Gyre, 6:11 Compass