Show 158 – In The Background

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe play an hour of trad music where the guitar, bouzouki, or bodhrán play a crucial role in establishing the rhythm, mood, and drive of a tune or song. Although the concept of guitar accompaniment in traditional Celtic music is relatively recent over the past few decades, Irish céilí bands have been using drum kits and pianos for a long time to help lift the dancers’ feet. The guitar and bouzouki have become widely accepted, although there are pockets of resistance that object to their presence as diluting the traditional, “pure drop” sound that focuses strictly on collaborative melody.

This week, we play

This week’s FairPlé score: 38.


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 The Bridge Over Boulder Creek Adam Hendey Forward
3 The Kings House Nuala Kennedy & Mike Bryan A Wee Selection (Some Scottish Tunes for Flute & Guitar)
4 The Rocky Road to Dublin-Comb your Hair and Curl it-The New Mown Meadow Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley The Morning Star
5 Micho Russell’s-Mason’s Apron The Ceili Bandits Hangin’ At The Crossroads
6 The Beehive Flook Rubai
7 The Trawlin’ Trade-La Jument De Michao Malinky 3 Ravens
8 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
9 Mother’s Day -The Sport Of The Chase (Slip Jigs) Randal Bays And Roger Landes House To House
10 Un Ivrogne À Table-Boules Et Guirlandes-Mrs. Crehan’s Between Words
11 The White Hare of Howden Beth Patterson Caught in the Act
12 Reels: Farewell To Tim Collins-Poor But Happy At 53 Donogh Hennessy Masters Of The Irish Guitar
13 Guitar Fish Jean-Charles Guichen ELIPSENN
14 The Cat That Ate The Candle-Over The Water To Bessie Altan Altan’s Finest
15 Mick Coynes, The Guns Of The Magnificent Seven Neill Lyons Skins And Sins
16 Night in Nanchang-Cooks Pond-Rockfleet Reel Blás Blás