Show 019 – Fair Plé Day (2018-06-09)

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It’s Fair Plé Day! This is a day that acknowledges not only the contributions of women in Celtic and folk music, but advances the idea that festival promoters and broadcasters give women performers a fair shake.

This week, Katie and Joe are live in the KNVC studio spinning up some tasty Celtic tracks that feature a blend of extraordinary women and men, such as Karan Casey, The Friel Sisters, Frank Harte, and The Black Family. We’ve got this!

We are also absolutely tickled to feature an interview with Irish musical legend,?Niamh Parsons, where we discuss the inception of the Fair Plé movement and how to address the underrepresentation of women performing Irish and folk music in general.


# Track >Artist Release
1 Buile Mo Chroi Karan Casey The Highland Sessions: Volume Two
2 Paddy Kelly’s, Paddy Canny’s, Shoemaker’s Daughter The Ceili Bandits Hangin’ At The Crossroads
3 Ceisel’s Sword / The Monasteryedan Fancy (Reels) John Doyle & Liz Carroll In Play
4 Minnie Foster’s Clog/The Newcastle Hornpipe Méabh & Tiarnán Smyth Méabh & Tiarnán Smyth
5 The White Hare of Howden Beth Patterson Caught in the Act
6 Shores of Lough Bran Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne Kind Providence
7 Ranafast Jig/Statia Donnelly’s/My Former Wife The Friel Sisters Before the Sun
8 Thomas McElvogues #2/Cuckold Came ouit of the Amrey/Thomas McElvogues #3 Kathryn Tickell The Best Of
9 Les Naranxes Corquíeu La Barquera
10 Que Diran Susana Seivane Os Soños Que Volven
11 Son Ar Chistr The Revels Celtic Roads Through Ireland, Scotland and Brittany
12 Bonny Woodhull Niamh Dunne Portraits
13 Rantin’ Rovin’ Robin Battlefield Band The Best Of Battlefield Band 1977-2001 _ Temple Records – A 25 Y
14 The Thatch Cabin Medley: The Kerry Reel / The Little Thatch Cabin / Melissa’s Met Her Match Mick McAuley, Winifred Horan & Colm O Caoimh Sailing Back to You
15 Slippery (The Dutch Jury/Ginny’s Tonic/The Slippery Eel/Niamh’s Capers) Harem Scarem The Birnham Witch Project
16 The Briar and the Rose Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne Live at Fylde
17 The Women are Worse than the Men Frank Harte and Listen To My Song
18 Craigie Hill Dick Gaughan Handful of Earth
19 Kemo’s/Palmer’s Gate/Foxhunters Fódhla notes from mill pond
20 Bedlam Boys (featuring Michal Karczewski) Shannon Crowded Head
21 Heather on the Moor Three Mile Stone Three Mile Stone
22 Alabama John Cherokee The Black Family Time for Touching Home
23 Foxhunter’s/Comb Your Hair And Curl It Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, Michael O Raghallaigh Comb Your Hair And Curl It
24 Wee C Whistle Set Nuala Kennedy & Mike Bryan A Wee Selection