Show 039 – Samhain-The Thinning of the Veil (2018-10-27)

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Samhain is the Celtic holiday that has morphed into the Westernized concept of Hallowe’en. It’s a time when the veil between the spirit world and the real world grows thin–thin enough that spirits and humans may pass back and forth between their realms. This week, we’ve picked out some music that acknowledges that gossamer drape between worlds. Sometimes the spirit worlds manifests itself through insanity, other times terrifying apparitions. The central figures in the songs and tunes find enlightenment and knowledge or even profound sadness and death. This week, we feature Liz Carroll, Malinky, Shannon, Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley, Christy Moore, The Voice Squad, The John Renbourne Group, Martin Carthy, Cillian Vallely, Florence Fahy, and Dervish.


# Track >Artist Release
1 The Ghost-The Hatchlings-The Long Bow Liz Carroll Lake Effect
2 The Dreadful End Of Marianna For Sorcery Malinky Last Leaves
3 Bedlam Boys (feat. Michal Karczewski) Shannon Crowded Head
4 Eynhallow Soond-The Halloween Flit Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley Heart Of Scotland: A Collection Of Gaelic Songs
5 Burning Times Christy Moore Smoke & Strong Whiskey
6 I Am Stretched On Your Grave The Voice Squad Holly Wood
7 Death And The Lady John Renbourn Group A Maid In Bedlam
8 Famous Flower Of Serving Men Martin Carthy Shearwater
9 Port na bPucaí Cillian Vallely Raven’s Rock
10 Jigs: The Haunted House-Whistler At The Wake Florence Fahy Tunes From The Flaggy Shore
11 O’raghailligh’s Grave-The Swallow’s Tail Dervish Spirit
12 The Gleanntán Reel-The Sandymount Reel-The Beauty Spot-The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn-The Midnight Reel Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh, Paul Doyle, Michelle O’Brien, Troy Bannon & Cyril O’Donoghue Geantraí