Show 188 – Women in Celtic Music

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Every so often, Katie Marie and Joe put together a show featuring music from women artists or from bands dominated by women. Why do we do this? As Niamh Parsons told us once, more girls learn musical instruments than boys, but more men go on to careers on stage and in the studio. This leads to women being underrepresented in traditional music both on stage and on the radio. Here at High Country Celtic Radio, we try to stay aware with every show, and we even keep a weekly score on how well we did at presenting women artists: 50 means exactly equal airplay for women, and we strive to keep a score 40 to 60.

This week, we play these extraordinary musicians who happen to be women: Aoife Scott, Sarah McQuaid, Ruth Keggin, Stray Hens, T With The Maggies, The Shee, Cassie & Maggie, Kierah, Sophie & Fiachra + André Marchand, Calan, Polca an Rí, The Bridies, and Ann Gray.

The FairPlé score for this week: 100


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Irish Born Aoife Scott HOMEBIRD
3 The Chicago Reel / The Green Fields of Glentown Sarah McQuaid When Two Lovers Meet
4 Carval Ruth Keggin Turrys
5 Riddles Wisely Expounded (Bonnie Broom) Stray Hens The Confluence
6 Wedding Dress T With The Maggies T With The Maggies
7 Puirt The Shee Decadence
8 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
9 Buain A’choirce Cassie & Maggie Sterling Road
10 Imagine-Mary’s Garden-The Runaway Train Kierah A Fiddle Affair
11 Les filles de campagne, Le réel de ma grand-mère Odile boudreault Sophie & Fiachra + André Marchand Portraits
12 Peth mawr ydi Cariad Calan DEG 10
13 Muckross Abbey-West Clare Railway (Reels) Polca an Rí From Sliabh Moscó to Cathair Pheadair
14 Jiggy Jiggy The Bridies 4 AND 9
15 Starcraft & Spirits Ann Gray Tales of Magpies & Ravens