Show 145 – Nollaig na mBan

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January 6th is the last day of the liturgical Christmas Season. In Ireland, the last day of Christmas is celebrated by women going out and enjoying themselves while the men clean up the holiday mess and deal with the kids. This women’s day out is called Nollaig na mBan, or “Women’s Christmas.” Katie Marie and Joe celebrate the concept of this role reversal by playing an hour of women musicians of traditional Celtic music. We also feature an interview with fiddler, Rebecca Lomnicky of the California-based band, The Fire, on their 2021 release, ‘Marigold.’

This week, we feature Anna Murray, the bridies, Lynnsey Weissenberger & Treasa Harkin, Trio Tarare, Lily Gems & Eileen O’Driscoll, The Fire, Sileas, The Black Family, Barry & Laura Kerr, Catherine Mcevoy, Three Mile Stone, and Harem Scarem

Our FairPlé score this week: 100


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Lady in the Bottle-Old Hag You Have Killed Me-Price of the Pig (Live) Anna Murray The William Kennedy Piping Festival, Vol. 2
3 Fiery Fiddling the bridies 4 AND 9
4 Reels: The Curragh Races-Jenny Picking Cockles Lynnsey Weissenberger & Treasa Harkin Dyad
5 Laridés Trio Tarare Trio Tarare
6 Peter O’byrne’s Fancy-Creeping Docken-Yellow Wattle Lily Gems & Eileen O’Driscoll Early Reflections
7 The Duchess of Hamilton The Fire Marigold
8 Buain A’choirce Sileas Play On Light
9 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
10 Weave and Mend The Black Family Time for Touching Home
11 The Tailor’s Thimble: The Four Mile Stone-The Tailor’s Thimble Barry & Laura Kerr Castor Bay
12 The Hunter’s Purse-Sweeney’s Dream Catherine Mcevoy The Home Ruler
13 The Sunday Marathon The Fire Marigold
14 Heather on the Moor Three Mile Stone Three Mile Stone
15 Slippery (The Dutch Jury-Ginny’s Tonic-The Slippery Eel-Niamh’s Capers) Harem Scarem The Birnam Witch Project