Show 251 – Banjos, Buttons, and Bagpipes

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe dive into the forbidden realms of the Three Instruments of the Apocalypse: The accordion, the banjo, and the bagpipes. Although the butt of many jokes and disparagement, in the hands of masters, these instruments define Celtic acoustic music at its best. This week, we also pay homage to one of the legends of Irish music, singer and button accordion player, Seamus Begley, who passed away on January 9th.

Our musicians this week: Tom Delany, Páraic Mac Donnchadha, Theresa O’Grady, Martin Quinn & Angelina Carberry, Jamie Macdonald & Christian Gamauf, Seamus Begley & Tim Edey, Téada, The Fire, The Nesbitt Family, Sásta, Boxing Banjo, Solas, Caroline Keane, Josephine Marsh, and Séamus Begley & Oisín Mac Diarmada.

Our FairPlé score this week: 40


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 The Gooseberry Bush, Joe Tom’s, jenny Tie The Bonnet Tom Delany The Lark’s Call
3 Mary McMahon’s, Farrel O’Gara, Green Groves of Erin Páraic Mac Donnchadha Not Before Time
4 REELS-The Humors of Castlefinn, The Eel in The Sink, Tommy Peoples’ Theresa O’Grady BANJO’ista
5 Mc Carthy’s- Andy Mc Gann’s Martin Quinn & Angelina Carberry Angelina Carberry & Martin Quinn
6 Asturian Jamie Macdonald & Christian Gamauf The Pipe Slang
7 Winnie Hayes Seamus Begley & Tim Edey Disgrace notes
8 Song-Oileán Dhún an Óir (03:52) Téada Coiscéim Coiligh-As the Days Brighten
9 The Legend of the Dream Strathspey The Fire The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas
10 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
11 Muieneal an Bhardail-The Callan Lassies The Nesbitt Family Devils Bit Sessions Three Generations of Tradition
12 Palm Sunday Sásta éirelocked
13 Keepin’ It Reel Boxing Banjo Round # 1
14 Vital Mental Medicine_The Pullet Solas For Love and Laughter
15 The Gatehouse Maid-Arkle Mountain-The Strawberry Blossom Caroline Keane Shine
16 The Old Pensioner-The Garavogue-Ricky’s White Face (Reels) Josephine Marsh Music in the Frame
17 Slides: The Scartaglen-Trasna Na dTonnta Séamus Begley & Oisín Mac Diarmada Le Chéile/Together