Show 035 – Women Gain the Upper Hand (ENCORE) (2018-09-29)

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(This is an encore release of the first hour of show 008.)In just about all genres of music, songwriters have written about women treated badly, or killed, or left behind to weep in self-pity, or languish as they await a man to come rescue them. As members of a (mostly) all-woman Celtic band, Katie and Joe have always been on the lookout for songs where the opposite is true: female characters in songs outwitting their foes, toughing it out with their knuckles raw, and their rapier blades stained in vengeance with the blood of the hapless or cruel men who got in their way. The only problem is that songs like this are still far too rare, so we had to wander musically down into the Border country and England to gather some of them. We think that these songs are worth it! If you have some favorite “women gain the upper hand” songs, email the titles to us!This hour we play tracks from Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker, & John Doyle; Nollaig Casey, Derek Warfield, Kathryn Tickell, Liz Carroll, Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, Joanie Madden, Stan Rogers, L?nasa, Bua, Lindsay Straw, The Voice Squad, and Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford.


# Track >Artist Release
1 Bedlam Boys Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker, John Doyle Live
2 The Beehive Nollaig Casey The Music of What Happened
3 Óró Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight
4 The Hut on Staffen Island Kathryn Tickell Debateable Lands
5 The Yellow Tinker / The Yellow Pantsuit Liz Carroll On the Off Beat
6 Martinmas Time/The Little Stack of Wheat Andy Irvine and Paul Brady Andy Irvine and Paul Brady
7 Nuala’s Bonnet-The Croton Dam Joanie Madden Song of the Irish Whistle 2
8 Maid on the Shore Stan Rogers Fogarty’s Cove
9 Sinead Maire’s Lúnasa Cas
10 Eddie Moloney’s-Micho Russell’s Bua Down the Green Fields
11 The Crafty Maid’s Policy-Fingal’s Cave-Sheepskins & Beeswax Lindsay Straw The Fairest Flower of Womankind
12 Willie Taylor The Voice Squad Many’s The Foolish Youth
13 Legend of Lisalway Cillian Valelly and Kevin Crawford On Common Ground