Show 253 – Imbolc

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour-long show featuring women artists in honor of St Brigid’s Day. It’s also Imbolc, the celebration of the promise of Spring on the Celtic calendar. We also sat down with Máiréad Nesbitt for a lovely chat about traditional music and her upcoming March release and tour.

This week, our artists are: Liz Carroll, Eddi Reader, Zoë Conway, Cathie Ryan, Kierah, The Nesbitt Family, Josephine Marsh, Cassie & Maggie, Alison Perkins & Nicolas Brown, Steph Geremia, Máiréad Nesbitt, The Kane Sisters, and Mary Rafferty.

Our FairPlé score this week: 100

Our on-air show has a version of the interview with Máiréad Nesbitt that was edited for brevity. Here is the full interview:


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Clarke’s Favorite-Pigeon On The Gate Liz Carroll Liz Carroll
3 The Carlton Weaver Or Nancy Whisky Eddi Reader Peacetime
4 Sailing In Liz Carroll’s Tie The Bonnet Zoë Conway Zoë Conway
5 Home by Bearna Cathie Ryan The Music Of What Happens
6 The Brackett Boys-Spey in Spate-Bonnie Kate Kierah A Fiddle Affair
7 The Return of Spring-The Mountain Pathway The Nesbitt Family Devils Bit Sessions Three Generations of Tradition
8 Billy McCormick’s-The Jolly Corkonian-The Mountcollins (Jigs) Josephine Marsh Music in the Frame
9 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
10 Jimmie’s Cassie & Maggie Sterling Road
11 The Kitten (Slip Jig) Alison Perkins & Nicolas Brown All Covered With Moss
12 The Garsun Who Beat His Father Steph Geremia The Open Road
13 Give Me Your Hand Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Spells
14 Welcome Call-Leitrim Rover-The Garavogue (Reels) The Kane Sisters In Memory of Paddy Fahey
15 The Gooseberry Bush-Ard Aoibhinn (Reels) Mary Rafferty Hand-Me-Downs