Imbolc; St. Brigid’s

The program for January 27, 2018, looked forward to February 1, which is celebrated as St. Brigid’s Day and likewise Imbolc, the Celtic beginning of spring.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Tim O’Brien The Holy Well Two Journeys (Howdy Skies)
Spiral Dance The Quickening From the Mist: A Retrospective (CD Baby)
New Set
Susan McKeown Oíche Fá Fhéil’ Bríde (On Brigid’s Eve) Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs (World Village)
Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald The Soldier and the Priestess Game of Dances (Freewheel)
Dougie MacLean Demetrius New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Lisa Thiel Song to Brighid Invocation of the Graces (Sacred Dream)
Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg Bridget Saints & Tzadiks (World Village)
Music Under Announcements
Áine Minogue The Parting (Peace) Between the Worlds (RCA/BMG)
James Stone Welcome Brigid: A Sacred Imbolc Chant (single)
Damh the Bard Lady of the Silver Wheel The Hills They Are Hollow (Caer Bryn Music)
Lau vs. Karine Polwart January Man Evergreen (Hegri Music)
Tori Amos Battle of Trees Night of Hunters (Deutsche Grammaphon)
Tori Amos On “Battle of Trees” (Arte TV)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Ursula K. Le Guin* with Todd Barton Tao Te Ching Ch. 1 (online)
Lakshmi DelSesto Priestess in a Fallen Age Raise a Holy Fire (Mandira Arts)
Peia Let That Water Wash over Me Four Great Winds (Sounds True)
New Set
Raio Rob Weber Estou Aprendendo a Me Curar (online)
Quetzal Olokun y Yemayá The Eternal Getdown (Smithsonian Folkways)
Alice DiMicele Voice of the Water One with the Tide (Alice Otter Music)
New Set
Lisa Dancing-Light Hymn to Sophia Sophia Songs (s/p)
Holly Tannen Through All the Worlds Below Between the Worlds (Gold Leaf)
Anúna Blackthorn Essential Anúna (Koch)
Áine Minogue Brigit’s Feast (faded under outro) The Mysts of Time (Little Miller Music)

*See her “Speech in Acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters” from November 2014 here.