Show 119 – Independence Day
(2020-07-04)

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It’s Independence Day in the US, commemorating the separation of the American colonies from the British Empire. As the young nation muscled its way westward, desperate people watched from across the Atlantic and saw the US as a promise of … Read More

Show 117 – New CD Free For All
(2020-06-20)

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Two days ago, Katie and Joe received a package stuffed with new CDs. There’s nothing like new music to make a broadcaster’s heart beat faster, so this week on High Country Celtic Radio, we took those albums and put together … Read More

Show 116 – Buttons and Banjos
(2020-06-13)

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This week, Katie and Joe play tracks featuring the much-maligned instruments, accordions and banjos. Every song and tune features either the accordion, concertina, or banjo…or all of them together. This week, we play Solas, Trian, Boxing Banjo, Martin Quinn & … Read More

Show 115 – Do Me Justice
(2020-06-06)

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Katie and Joe play songs that helped define rebellions and uprisings over the centuries as the Celtic nations sought justice and and end to tyranny. It’s music that still resonates–especially today. “No revolutionary movement is complete without its poetic expression. … Read More

Show 113 – Memorial Day
(2020-05-23)

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Memorial Day in the US marks the unofficial start to summer, complete with barbecues and family picnics. But it’s a holiday that marks the solemn commemoration of those who died in battles. Celtic music is renowned for its songs celebrating … Read More

Show 112 – Women in Celtic Music
(2020-05-16)

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Show 112 Playlist: # Track Artist Release 1 The Gleanntán Reel-The Sandymount Reel-The Beauty Spot-The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn-The Midnight Reel Various Artists Geantraí-glued 2 Throw It Across The Road, Maid In The Cherry Tree, Jenny Picking Cockles Catherine McEvoy, … Read More

Show 111 – Scottish VE Day Show
(2020-05-09)

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This week marks the anniversary of VE Day, when Allied forces gained victory in Europe, ending that chapter of World War II. Katie and Joe were riveted by the stories of the stunning bravery of Bill Millen, “The Mad Piper,” … Read More

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