Show 071 – Lughnasa (2019-07-27)

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It’s a beautiful time of year, so ready the scythes, sickles, and flails, because it’s Lughnasa, the Celtic holiday on August 1st celebrating the official start to the harvest. An understandably important festival throughout the Celtic world, Lughnasa is called “Luanistyn” in the Isle of Mann, “Calan Awst” in Wales and “Gouel Eost” in Brittany. Also known as “Lammas,” it’s a time for festivals, athletic competitions, weddings, and general carrying-on, and we join in the festivities by playing music celebrating Lunasa, harvests, and the fading of summer into Autumn.For the celebration this week, we play: Verena Commins & Julie Langan, Carl Hession, Francis Cunningham & Eimear Coughlan, Lá Lugh, Réalta, Donogh Hennessy, Mari Black, Sophie & Fiachra + André Marchand, Storvan, Kevin Crawford Colin Farrell Patrick Doocey, Niall & Cillian Vallely, Patrick Carayannis with Lúnasa, and, of course, Lúnasa.


# Track >Artist Release
1 Donogh and Mike’s Lúnasa Merry Sisters of Fate
2 Fr. O’Grady’s Visit To Bocca (Josie McDermott), The Baltimore Salute (Josie McDermott), Jack Maguire’s Verena Commins & Julie Langan Fonnchaoi
3 Tim the Gardener-The Final Round (Polkas) Carl Hession, Francis Cunningham & Eimear Coughlan Úrnua
4 Lough Erne Shore Lá Lugh Brighid’s Kiss
5 The Rakes Of Clonmel-The Glenshane Pass-O’Leary’s Motorbike (jigs) Réalta Clear Skies
6 Reels: Farewell To Tim Collins-Poor But Happy At 53 Donogh Hennessy Masters Of The Irish Guitar
7 Salisbury’s Rant for the Masterpiece: The Open Door-Salisbury’s Rant for the Masterpiece Mari Black Flight
8 La brune et les trois brigands Sophie & Fiachra + André Marchand Portraits
9 Kas a barh Storvan Fest-Noz (Danses Bretonnes)
10 The Pelican Marsh Reel-Fox on the Prowl-The Ballina Lasses Kevin Crawford/Colin Farrell/Patrick Doocey Music & Mischief
11 Miss Mcdonald’s The Old Bush-The Pretty Girls Of Mayo-The Tinker’s Reel Niall & Cillian Vallely Callan Bridge
12 The Lahard Chase-In Walked Dalai-Hamy’s Reel Patrick Carayannis with Lúnasa The Leitrim Equation
13 The Tinker´s Frolics Lúnasa Cas
14 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