Show 213 – Bealtaine

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Katie Marie and Joe celebrate the start of the Celtic Summer by putting together an hour of music celebrating Bealtaine, also known as May Day. It’s one of the more important holidays of the Celtic calendar, as it’s the start of planting and harvest. So, fire up the bonfires, drive your cattle to greener pasture, and join us for an hour of Bealtaine music!

Our Bealtaine artists this week: John McSherry, Alan Reid & Rachel Conlon, The Wolfetones, The Bothy Band, Tom Delany, Kevin Crawford, Martin Quinn & Angelina Carberry, Lúnasa, Siobhan Miller, Mick Conneely & David Munnelly, Lá Lugh, Dervish, James Keane, Liam Merriman & Eoin O Meachair, and Paddy Glackin.

The FairPlé score this week: 27


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Sunrise at Bealtaine John McSherry The Seven Suns
3 Manorhamilton the Eight of May Alan Reid & Rachel Conlon A Quare Yield
4 Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn The Wolfetones As Gaelige
5 Tiochfaidh An Samhradh (Summer Will Come) The Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me
6 The Highlander’s Kneebuckle, Dulaman na Binne Bui, Sióg na Bealtaine Tom Delany The Lark’s Call
7 Queen Mary (Queen of May-Tom Dowd’s Favorite-Nautghton’s) Kevin Crawford Carrying the Tune
8 The First Of May-The Blackbird Martin Quinn & Angelina Carberry Angelina Carrberry & Martin Quinn
9 Bealtainne Lúnasa Lúnasa
10 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
11 May Morning Dew Siobhan Miller All Is Not Forgotten
12 O’Donnell’s Hornpipe-The First of May Mick Conneely & David Munnelly ‘Tis What It Is
13 Bealtaine Song Lá Lugh Senex Puer
14 The Bealtine Set Dervish Traveling Show
15 Paddy Taylor’s-The First Month Of Summer-Sporting Molly James Keane James Keane
16 Summer Day Reflection Song Liam Merriman & Eoin O Meachair The Birds Never Cease
17 The Dispute At The Crossroads, The Queen Of The May, Jenny’s Chickens Paddy Glackin Rabharta Ceoil (In Full Spate)