Show 074 – FairPlé: Women in Celtic Music (2019-08-17)

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This week, Katie challenges Joe to come up with a show that features Celtic performers that happen to be women. Since there are so may incredibly talented women out there, it wasn’t a difficult challenge. However, this often doesn’t play out in festivals and airplay: most of the time, the performers are men. A group of Irish women started the FairPlé movement to encourage promoters and broadcasters to give equal time to female performers as they do the men. After an in-depth conversation with Irish song master, Niamh Parsons, Katie and Joe established a “FairPlé Score”, where the goal is to have a 50% male/female ratio. This week, we hit a full 100.This week, we feature the women performers: Liz Carroll & Jake Charron, Aoibheann & Pamela Quelly, Julie Fowlis, Sophie & Fiachra + André Marchand, Verena Commins & Julie Langan, De Danann, Bumblebees, Emer Mayock, Celia Ramsay & Shay Black, Lucie Périer, Arz Nevez, Gwennyn, Silver Arm, and Cherish the Ladies.


# Track >Artist Release
1 The Cat-Etain Mckinneyõs Polka Liz Carroll & Jake Charron Half Day Road
2 Master Crowley’s-Sweeney’s Buttermilk-Maghera Mountain (Reels) Aoibheann & Pamela Quelly Beyond The Bellows & The Bow
3 Mo Dhòmhnallan Fhèin Julie Fowlis Cuilidh
4 Hommage à jean desgagné, La grande gigue simple Sophie & Fiachra + André Marchand Portraits
5 Bridgie Murphy’s Slide, Charming Lovely Nancy, Gan Ainm Verena Commins & Julie Langan Fonnchaoi
6 The Mountain Streams De Danann The Best Of De Danann
7 Old French Reel-Malt on the Optics-The Miser’s Purse Bumblebees Buzzin’
8 Cúl Na Gréine, The Green Gowned Lass Emer Mayock Merry Bits of Timber
9 Leatherwing Bat Celia Ramsay & Shay Black Singer’s Request
10 Salute to Baltimore-The Snow Covered Hills-The Turnpike (reels) Lucie Périer Irish Sets
11 The May Morning Dew Arz Nevez Pevar En Avel
12 Ev Chistr Ta Laou (remasterisé) Gwennyn Best Of Gwennyn
13 Song: Seven Gypsies Silver Arm Never Despair
14 Mullin’s Fancy-The Raveled Hank of Yarn-Gilbert Clancy’s (with Matt Molloy) Cherish the Ladies The Girls Won’t Leave The Boys Alone
15 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