Show 083 – Samhain (2019-10-19)

posted in: Past Shows

It’s Samhain! In the Celtic calendar, Hallowe’en is one of the two times of year when the veil thins out between the world of the living and the spirit domain, allowing ghosts, spirits, and faeries to easily cross over into the land of the living…and vice versa. It’s a good thing that Irish and Scottish music have a rich selection of spooky, eerie, bloody, or hauntingly beautiful songs and tunes. There is a gentle trigger warning for this week’s show. Most of the songs deal in death, murders, assaults, and the supernatural. This week, Katie and Joe unearth great music from FullSet; Danu; Solas; Ann Gray; Kornog; John Roberts & Tony Barrand; M McGoldrick, J McCusker, & J Doyle; Paddy Glackin & Robbie Hannan; Planxty; Vintage Wildflowers; and Martin Carthy. This week, our FairPle score missed the mark by 4 points at 36.


# Track >Artist Release
1 Boys of Bedlam FullSet Notes At Liberty
2 The Outlandish Knight Danu Think Before You Think
3 Tell God and the Devil Solas Shamrock City
4 Starcraft & Spirits Ann Gray Tales of Magpies & Ravens
5 The Demon Lover Kornog Music from Brittany
6 The Dreadful Ghost John Roberts & Tony Barrand Dark Ships in the Forest
7 False Lady M McGoldrick, J McCusker, J Doyle Live
8 The Dispute at the Crossroads-The Jolly Tinker (reels) Paddy Glackin & Robbie Hannan The Whirlwind
9 The Well Below The Valley Planxty The Well Below The Valley
10 I Am Stretched On Your Grave Vintage Wildflowers Lovely Madness
11 Famous Flowers Of Serving Man Martin Carthy Shearwater
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