Show 022 – The Emigrant’s Journey (2018-06-30)

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This week, Katie and Joe gathered songs and tunes about people leaving their homes to escape violence, poverty, or hunger with the desperate hope of finding a better or safer life elsewhere. The songs not only lament an emigrant leaving home, but also the heartache of those left behind. Although some of the tunes and songs do sound happy, there’s always the hint of sadness at leaving home and facing uncertainty, knowing that they likely would never return.We play tracks from?Len Graham, Arcady, Sweeney’s Men, and Dick Gaughan, amongst others, and we even have some releases new to the station from Artisan Row, Adam Agee & John Sousa,?and?FullSet.


# Track >Artist Release
1 The Rambling Irishman Len Graham Over the Hills & Far Away
2 Australian Waters Altan Runaway Sunday
3 Stor Mo Chroi Sean Keane A Portrait
4 The Irish Emigrant, Wearing of the Green, Irish Rover, Minstrel Boy Leo Rowsome (78 RPM from Internet Archive)
5 Farewell to Belfast Adam Agee & Jon Sousa Ceol na gCarad
6 Green Fields of Canada Déanta Déanta
7 He Thinks of His Past Greatness Sean Doyle The Light and the Half-Light
8 Bridget Donaghue Danú All Things Considered
9 Song: Monk McClamont’s Farewell to Articlave Artisan Row Wild Winds
10 Dunmore Lasses-My Love is in America Niall Keegan Wooden Flute Obsession volume 1
11 Skibbereen Joe Heaney The Road From Connemara
12 Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore (Feat. Colm O Caoimh) Mick Mcauley Highs And Bellows
13 The Boys Of Barr Na Sraide Arcady Many Happy Returns
14 Standing on the Shore Sweeney’s Men Sweeney’s Men-The Tracks of Sweeney
15 Farewell To Nova Scotia Bill Jones Two Year Winter
16 Paddy’s Lamentation Nuala Kennedy Noble Stranger
17 Cathain Gráda Endeavor
18 Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still Eamon O’Leary And Jefferson Hamer The Murphy Beds
19 The Maid Of Culmore Paddy Keenan & Tommy O’Sullivan The Long Grazing Acre
20 Thousands Are Sailing To Amerikay Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine Parallel Lines
21 Leaving Brittany Celtic Fiddle Festival Play On…
22 City of Chicago Frank Harte & Donal Lunny The Hungry Voice (The Song Legacy Of Ireland’s Great Hunger
23 Ffarwel I Blwy’ Llangywer Daffyd Iwan Canueuon Gwerin
24 Eliza Lee The Black Family Time for Touching Home
25 A Chomaraigh Aolbhinn O Solas The Words That Remain
26 Ghost of Tom Joad Martyn Joseph Run to Cover
27 The Green Fields of Woodford FullSet Notes After Dark
28 Wee C Whistle Set Nuala Kennedy & Mike Bryan A Wee Selection