Show 291 – Samhain Special

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This time of year brings an abundance of trad Celtic music featuring stories and tunes of the spirit world. Samhain is a transitional time, where Autumn has a firm grip on the liminal boundary between Summer and Winter. According to Celtic legend, this is the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit realm grows thin and allows the passage from one plane to the other. Katie Marie and Joe put together a spine-tingling hour of Celtic music celebrating Samhain.

The artists this week: Trouble in the Kitchen, Janice Burns & Jon Doran, Karine Polwart, Danny Carnahan with Robin Petrie, Milladoiro, Emer Mayock, Malinky, Harem Scarem, John Tose, The Unprepared, English Acoustic Collective, and Téada.

Our FairPlé score this week: 42


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 the Witch Trouble in the Kitchen the Score
3 The Black Fox Janice Burns & Jon Doran No More the Green Hills
4 Wife of Ushers Well (Bonus Track Live) Karine Polwart This Earthly Spell (Expanded Edition)
5 True Thomas Danny Carnahan with Robin Petrie Journeys of the Heart
6 A Bruxa Milladoiro A Galicia De Maeloc
7 The Scullion Wife, John Doherty’s, The Fairy Hurlers Emer Mayock Merry Bits of Timber
8 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
9 Alison Cross Malinky Last Leaves
10 Slippery (The Dutch Jury-Ginny’s Tonic-The Slippery Eel-Niamh’s Capers) Harem Scarem The Birnam Witch Project
11 Jig Arglwydd Caernarfon-The Fairy Dance John Tose Cerrig Dymuniad
12 The Mayotte Set The Unprepared Caught off guard
13 Mari Lwyd English Acoustic Collective Ghosts
14 The Jig Of The Dead-I Have A House Of My Own With A Chimney Built On The Top Of It-Paddy Breen’s-The Bird’s Call Téada Ainneoin Na Stoirme-In Spite of the Storm