'Come All Ye' radio program
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'Come All Ye' is a folk music radio program broadcast on 2MCE-FM each Sunday from 12 to 2pm, heard across the central west of NSW, Australia, in the cities of Bathurst (92.3 Mhz) and Orange (94.7 Mhz). Bruce Cameron has hosted 'Come All Ye' since 1976, making it the longest running folk / acoustic / roots program on Australian radio still with its original presenter.


Archived Playlists: January - March 2004
TRACK / artist / album / label           * Australian content


28 March 2004

The featured album was SONGS FROM SINGOUT! V.48#1  An excellent compilation album is released to accompany each quarterly edition of SingOut!, the premier American folk magazine.  Subscription for the magazine without CDs costs less, but the CDs are a great resource and the tracks usually complement particular articles in the magazine. www.singout.org   The following tracks were scattered through the program:

MY WARFARE WILL SOON BE OVER (Ginny Hawker);  MERENGUE ALEGRE (Joaquin Diaz);  JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE (Aubrey Ghent);  RARE THING (Steve Tilston):  HUGHIE GRAEME (June Tabor);  SIDE EFFECTS (Modern Man)

MUIR AND THE MASTER BUILDER  and  THE ATLANTIC REELS / Brian McNeill / The Back O' The North Wind / Greentrax

WOODY GUTHRIE / Leftover Salmon / Acoustic Rainbow Vol. 18 / Acoustic Rainbow

ORIGAMI / Ani Difranco / Acoustic Rainbow Vol. 18 / Acoustic Rainbow

* THE NEW CHUM SHEARER / Loaded Dog / Dusty Gravel Road / self published

LOCH MAREE ISLANDS / The Occasionals / Reel Of Four / Greentrax

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD / James Keelaghan / Home / Appleseed

* EVERYONE I KNOW / Alistair Hulett & Jimmy Gregory / The National - 35 Years of the National Folk Festival / www.folkfestival.asn.au

UNITY (RAISE YOUR BANNERS) / Roy Bailey / The National - 35 Years of the National Folk Festival / www.folkfestival.asn.au

* GOODBYE MISS LIZA JANE / The High Times String Band / Way Down The Road / Whoopy-Doo

FLANDERS  and  THE GOLD RING SET / Firebrand / Lost Lady Found / MC Records

PU'U ANAHULU / Hui Aloha / Hui Aloha / Dancing Cat Records

THE ROW BETWEEN THE CAGES / Bob Fox & Stu Luckley / Box Of Gold / Fellside

* I HOLD YOUR HAND IN MINE / Loosely Woven / Into Our Dawn / self published

MOLLY NA GCUACH NI CHUILLEANAIN / Altan / Blackwater / Virgin

BONNY KATE / Joe Burke / The Morning Mist / New Century Music

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21 March 2004

The featured album was NORTH & SOUTH  by GREG CHAMPION  (ABC Country). The latest blend of comedy, introspection and quirky observations of the Australian experience from this accomplished performer, songwriter and broadcaster.  The following tracks (all * Australian content) were scattered through the program:

TOO MANY BRIDGES;  ISN'T THAT SOMETHIN';  BANKS OF THE CONDAMINE; HE'S A BIG MAN;  DUNNO HOW TO LIVE THAT CLEAN;  NOT DEAD AND NOT IN JAIL

* I MET A MAN NAMED DORJEE / Loosely Woven / Into Our Dawn / self published

* QUESTIONS / Loosely Woven / Into Our Dawn / self published

* WITH GOD ON YOUR SIDE /  Loosely Woven / Into Our Dawn / self published

THE LITTLE FAIR CANAVANS / Shantalla / Seven Evenings, Seven Mornings / Wild Boar Music

THE MIDNIGHT MAIL / Jez Lowe / Bad Penny / Firebird Music

SMARTEN UP! / Taxi Chain / Smarten Up! / NorthernBlues Music

MOLLY LOVELY MOLLY / Emily Smith Band / A Day Like Today / Foot Stompin' Records

ASTURIAN WEDDING / Simon Bradley & Luke Plumb / Wintering Out / self published

DJANJO / Mamadou Diabate / Tunga / Alula

* MINSTREL OF CRANBERRY LANE / Jim MacQuarrie / Time Can't Erase / www.newsouthfolk.com.au

NOS BRAVES HABITANTS / Bumblebees / Buzzin' / Beehave Records

* THE MAD LADY AND ME / Wheelers & Dealers / Wheelers & Dealers / www.wheelersanddealersmusic.com.au

AHKERSCHOTTIS / Peter Puma Hedlund & Company / Another Way / RPM Music

* NOBODY SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS / Bruce Watson / No Blood For Oil! / Australian Voices For Peace

* BOB IN THE WASH HOUSE / Fred Pribac / The Push On The Corner / Bugswatters@yahoo.com

HOGS PICKING UP ACORNS / Lee Stripling / Hogs picking Up Acorns / Voyager

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14 March

The featured album was  YOU CAN'T SAVE EVERYBODY  by KIERAN KANE & KEVIN WELSH  (Dead Reckoning Records - via Shock in Australia) www.deadreckoningrecords.com  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

YOU CAN'T SAVE EVERYBODY;  DARK EYED GAL;  CALLIN' ME;  TILL I'M TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG;  CECIL'S LAMENT

THE OLD MAID IN THE GARRETT / Steeleye Span / Time / Park Records

XIGA DE MUDREIROS SET / Xuan Muniz & Simon Bradley / Third Grand Concert of Piping / Greentrax

* THE MAN WITH THE SMILE AND SONG / Jim Low / Dancing In The Dust / http://jimlow.net

* A BEAUT OLD HALL / Jim Low / Dancing In The Dust / http://jimlow.net

DAMP IN THE ATTIC / Ger and Martha Clancy / Paper Bird / marthamclancy@hotmail.com

FREIGHT TRAIN / Mike Seeger / True Vine / Smithsonian Folkways

TARENTELLA / Accordeon Melancolique / Parade des Poules / Stam

THE FLANDERS MARCH / Huw and Tony Williams / Rosemary's Sister / Tudor Crescent Studio

* WEEVILS IN THE FLOUR / Phyl Lobl / Bronzewing / bronzewing@hotkey.net.au

* POLKA QUADRILLE / The Heritage Ensemble & Southern Cross Bush Band / Bush Dance / Sydney Bush Music Club

* ST PATRICK'S DAY / Enda Kenny / Twelve Songs / www.members.optusnet.com.au/endakenny

ST PATRICK'S DAY / Tom Lewis / 360 degrees / Borealis

WHISKY IN THE JAR / The Dubliners with The Pogues / 30 Years A-Greying / Lunar Records

THE DINGLE SET / The Chieftains / Water From The Well / BMG

* GAMBLER'S BLUES / Hildebrand / Early Live Recordings / self published

THE DEVIL AND THE FARMER / Waterson:Carthy / A Dark Light / Topic

XOTA DE LOS 21 PUNTOS / Diego Pangua / Diego Pangua / Fono Astur

EARLY ONE MORNING / Jim Moray / Sweet England / Niblick is a Giraffe Records

FAIR ISLE REINLENDARI / Spaelimenninir / Malargrot / Tutl

MR BROWN (OL' JIM RIVUH) / Bob Zentz / Hove-To, And Drifting / Soundside

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7 March 2004

The featured album was UNDERNEATH THE STARS  by  KATE RUSBY  (Pure Records via Compass Records) www.katerusby.com  www.compassrecords.com The latest release by a highly successful young English songstress.  Some reworked traditional songs, some original compositions, and some others. All good listening.  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

LET ME BE;  CRUEL;  THE WHITE COCKADE;  YOUNG JAMES;  POLLY;  SWEET WILLIAM'S GHOST

* THE APPRENTICE'S SONG / The Fagans / Common Treasury / Mossbawn Music

* THE BALLAD OF EUREKA / The Fagans / Common Treasury / Mossbawn Music

LA FAYETTE  and  MOTHER'S ONLY SLEEPING / Uncle Dave Dougherty & The Trough Sloppers / I'm Getting Happy / Tall Cotton Music

* DEVIL'S ISLAND / Bernard Carney / Feathers & Tributes / Dark Horse Records

* FEATHERS AND TRIBUTES / Bernard Carney / Feathers & Tributes / Dark Horse Records

L'AMUSEUR DE FILLES / Matapat / Petit Fou / Borealis

SHOES  and  TOM CAT / The Rooftop Singers / Best of the Vanguard Years / Vanguard Records

* PICKIN' ON THE CAPTAIN / Craig Dawson / Australian Folk 2000 / www.folkalliance.org.au

* MYRTLE / Bernard Bolan / Australian Folk 2000 / www.folkalliance.org.au

OFF TO CALIFORNIA  and  QUE BONITA BANDERA / The Bill Hilly Band / The Bill Hilly Band / self published

NO MAN'S JIG  and  PRETTY PLOUGHBOY / Eliza Carthy / Anglicana / Topic

THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG / Matt McGinn / The Best of Matt McGinn Volume 2 / Greentrax

* WHEN THE POLICE FORCE COULDN'T SPELL / Keith McKenry / Battlers Ballad / Fanged Wombat

* SHEARING IN A BAR / Alan Scott / Battlers Ballad / Fanged Wombat

DA SNECK O' DA SMAALIE / Fiddlers' Bid / Hamnataing / Greentrax

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29 February 2004

A pre-recorded program today, with two separate themes.  It was almost St David's Day, so there were plenty of Welsh songs and tunes from two sampler CDs released on the SAIN label  www.sain.wales.com , as well as more tracks from MALDON TURNS THIRTY, the three CD celebration of thirty years of the Maldon Folk Festival in Victoria www.maldonfolkfestival.com

* THE FIFTH DAY / Wheelers and Dealers / Sydney Folk Gala / www.touchwoodweb.com

* LOWLANDS / Len Neary / Sydney Folk Gala / www.touchwoodweb.com

* BLACK IS THE COLOUR / Sydney Folk Gala / www.touchwoodweb.com

RALI TWM SION / Ar Log / Folk & World Music From Wales / Sain

LISA LAN / Heather Jones / Folk & World Music From Wales / Sain

POLCA ELDRA'S / Crasdant / Folk & World Music From Wales / Sain

* THE YEW TREE / Duncan Brown / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

* TU CHINAMPA / Texicali Rose / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

* WANOOM / Boola Boola / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN  and  MCFADDEN'S REELS / Four Men and a Dog / Barking Mad / Cross Border Media

ERWAN / Sian James / Folk & World Music From Wales / Sain

WYRES MEGAN / Nansi Richards / Folk & World Music From Wales / Sain

MIL HARDDACH WYT / Plethyn / Folk & World Music From Wales / Sain

* THE BALLAD OF CORPORAL DEVERALL / Steve Messer's Strange Country / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

* BILLY BALLANTINE'S REEL / Bob Ballantine / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

* AS IF HE KNOWS / Eric Bogle / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

* RASPANI / Inka Marka / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

THE CROCKERY WARE  and  FOUR BACKUP TUNES / Brass Monkey / Going & Staying / Topic

ROBIN PANTCOCH / Mim Twm Llai / Music From Wales - Folk Collection 2004 / Sain

TATWS PENFRO / Crasdant / Music From Wales - Folk Collection 2004 / Sain

TRYWERYN / Gwenno Saunders / Music From Wales - Folk Collection 2004 / Sain

BUGEILIO'R GWENITH GWYN / Rachel / Music From Wales - Folk Collection 2004 / Sain

* MADDY DONOVAN'S / Trouble In The Kitchen / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

* TANZ TANZ YIDELEK / Moving Harps / Maldon Turns Thirty / www.maldonfolkfestival.com

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22 February 2004

The featured album was  BEST OF FRIENDS,  a self-titled live album of a 1985 concert by the outstanding trio of Tom Paxton, Anne Hills and Bob Gibson - BEST OF FRIENDS.  (Appleseed  www.appleseedrec.com) Recorded, produced and edited by Rich Warren, the host of "The Midnight Special", the folk program from WFMT-FM in Chicago syndicated across the US.  This album is the only available recording of this short-lived supergroup and is essential listening.  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

SING FOR THE SONG;  DID YOU HEAR JOHN HURT;  HOME TO ME;  AND LOVING YOU;  LET THE BAND PLAY DIXIE;  ONE MILLION LAWYERS

* VICTOR PODHAM'S RUSTY HUT / Harvest Moon Band / In Some Old Shed / Collective Effort

* HARRY MCQUEEN'S / Harvest Moon Band / In Some Old Shed / Collective Effort

CLEAR AWAY IN THE MORNING / Gordon Bok / North Wind's Clearing / Folk-Legacy

FAST G REELS / Assembly / Acoustic Rainbow Vol 16 / PoetMan Records

THIS OLD BOAT / Stan Rubens / Acoustic Rainbow Vol 16 / PoetMan Records

THE BLIND HARPER / Kate Rusby / Underneath The Stars / Pure Records

* SHAVING BLUES / Jugularity / Unjugged / www.jugularity.com

BARNDANCE AND REELS / Ger and Martha Clancy / Paper Bird / self published

BEND IN THE WATER / Harry Manx / Beautiful - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot / Borealis

BILLIE'S BONES / Janis Ian / Billie's Bones / Oh Boy Records

FATHER KELLY'S / Sean O'Driscoll & Larry Egan / The Kitchen Recordings / Clo Iar-Chonnachta

* ISN'T THAT SOMETHIN' / Greg Champion / North & South / www.gregchampion.com.au

* BANKS OF THE CONDAMINE / Greg Champion / North & South / www.gregchampion.com.au

* LITTLE BURNT POTATO / The Island Coes / Born On Ol' Cape Barren / self published

* OUR FACTORY / Last Drinks / Alive In The Lounge Room / lastdrinks2003@yahoo.com

DE SAINT PAUL A TERREBONNE / Bumblebees / Buzzin' / Beehave Records

* TARBOLTON / Luke O'Neill / Brook / www.onmusic.com

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15 February 2004

The featured album was  THE PUSH ON THE CORNER  by  FRED PRIBAC AND FRIENDS  (self published, available from www.tradandnow.com)  Fred is a collector of tunes and here he sings and plays clawhammer banjo.  He is one of few players to interpret collected Australian tunes on that instrument.  This is an album of Australian and American tunes and songs, with an easygoing, old-time feel that makes for most enjoyable listening.  The following tracks (all * Australian content) were scattered through the program:

THE PUSH ON THE CORNER;  1234; WET FOOT POTEROO;  BOB IN THE WASH HOUSE;  VANDY VANDY;  JACKARSE EAT IT ON THE WAY

CHAIN GANG SPECIAL / New Roanoke Jug Band / Play It For A Long Time / Copper Creek

HEADS UP FOR THE WRECKING BALL / Andrea Zonn / Love Goes On / Compass Records

RED BALLOON / Alison Brown Quartet / Replay / Compass Records

* THE OLD BARK PUB / Thomas McCarthy / Songs From Mulga Land / Mountain Tracks

* WHEN ANGLEDOOL WAS YOUNG / Jim Low / Songs From Mulga Land / Mountain Tracks

* MONSTER / Jevan Cole & Jan Van Dyk / Tunes Of Curly Nature / Treeskin Music

* NGA IWE E / Elena Higgins / Rivers Of The Soul / www.elena.com.au

* OLD JACK / Jim MacQuarrie / Time Can't Erase / www.newsouthfolk.com

RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN / Lauren Sheehan / Some Old Lonesome Day / www.laurensheehanmusic.com

QUATRE POULIS / Le Vent Du Nord / Maudite Moisson / Borealis

DON'T PUT TAXES ON THE WOMEN / Gibb Todd / Goin' Home / Compass Records

PASUCAIS DE COANA / Tejedor / Llunaticos / Aris Musica

ANOTHER DAY AT MOSES BROWN / David Roth / Think Twice / Wind River

TASTES LIKE CHICKEN / Austin Lounge Lizards / Strange Noises In The Dark / Blue Corn Music

* BLACKTOWN JIG / Jane Brownlee / Fiddler On The Rocks / Shoestring Productions

FIOLLAIGEAN / Billy Ross / Shore Street / Greentrax

GIT ALONG LIL' DOGIES / Rick Pickren / Songs From The Lonesome Prairie / Big Strike Music

AU BORD DE LAC BIJOU / Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop / Red Shoes / Borealis

* MAZURKAS SET / Growling Dogs / Australian Fiddle Tunes / greganol@optushome.com.au

* DENIS O'REILLY / The Rambleers / The Rambleers / National Library of Australia

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8 February 2004

The featured album was  EYES WIDE OPEN, the debut CD from  HARRIET BARTLETT,  a 16 year old singer and accordionist from Shropshire (GREENTRAX  www.greentrax.com )  A growing talent and one to watch. The following tracks were scattered through the program:

PHILLY BOY;  CRAZY MAN MICHAEL;  DICK GOSSIP'S;  CULLODEN'S HARVEST; LEAVING STOER

* BATTLER'S BALLAD / Wongawilli / Live At The Local / www.wongawillicolonialdance.org.au

* SNAGS / Wongawilli / Live At The Local / www.wongawillicolonialdance.org.au

* THE UKULELE WALTZ / Seaman Dan / Perfect Pearl / Hot

THE NODDING SONG / Ceolbeg / 5 / Greentrax

PAYDAY BLUES / Dan Hicks / The Most Of Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks / Legacy Recordings

TURF LODGE / El McMeen / Dancing The Strings / Piney Ridge Music

WIND IN THE TUSSOCK / Phil Garland / demo album

ROSA AND THE THREE K'S / David Roth / Think Twice / Wind River

* GOORIANAWA / Collector / Coming In From The Old / self published

BILLY THE KID  and  ON A MONDAY / Ry Cooder / Into The Purple Valley / Reprise

RED ROCKING CHAIR / Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem / Gambling Eden / Signature Sounds

BUS STOP REEL / Hotpoint Stringband / Hotpoint Special / Make 'em go Wooo Productions

THE LAZY FARMER / Chris Wood & Andy Cutting / Live At Sidmouth / R.U.F.

* JOHN PEISLEY / Last Drinks / Alive In The Lounge Room / lastdrinks2003@yahoo.com

AMERICAN JEANS / Mike West / Binky Records Sampler II / Binky Records

* SCHOOLMASTER / Jane Brownlee / Fiddler On The Rocks / www.janebrownlee.com

MAN OF WAR / Hank Cramer / Songs Of USS Constellation / Ferryboat Music

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1 February 2004

The featured album was  BEAUTIFUL: A TRIBUTE TO GORDON LIGHTFOOT. This compilation album on the Borealis label  www.borealisrecords.com contains fourteen Lightfoot compositions presented in a range of settings, plus one recent tribute written for the great Canadian singer-songwriter.  Many well known songs are successfully given new and interesting interpretations.  Though not quite topping the original Lightfoot versions, this album is a very worthwhile project. The following tracks were scattered through the program:

SUNDOWN (Jesse Winchester);  RIBBON OF DARKNESS (Bruce Cockburn);  IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (Connie Kaldor);  FOR LOVIN' ME (Terry Tufts); CANADIAN RAILROAD TRILOGY (James Keelaghan);  SONG FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT (Quartette);  LIGHTFOOT (Aengus Finnan)

* TWO PROFESSIONAL HUMS / Warren Fahey / The Larrikin Sessions / ABC Music

* FIVE AND A ZACK / Andy Saunders / The Larrikin Sessions / ABC Music

* MAID ON THE SHORE / Juniper Fare / Roots & Branches / www.threedradio.com

CAP'N GEORGE HAS YOUR MONEY COME? / Clare Milliner & Walt Koken / Just Tunes / Mudthumper Music

THE SUFFOLK MIRACLE / Jim Moray / Sweet England / Niblick is a Giraffe Records

* BUSH BRIDE / Clair Hayes / Jamberoo - The First Ten Years / www.illawarrafolkclub.org.au

* JACKSON'S / Alan Scott / Jamberoo - The First Ten Years / www.illawarrafolkclub.org.au

* MR PRESTON'S HORNPIPE / Jevan Cole & Jan Van Dijk / Tunes Of Curly Nature / Treeskin Music

NO MORE FISH / Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop / Red Shoes / Borealis

THE SOPORIFIC / Deisal / The Long Long Note / STARC

I LIKE BANANAS BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BONES / The Hoosier Hot Shots / Everybody Stomp / Proper Records

* THE SWEDISH JIG / Louis McManus & Martin Carthy / With A Heart And A Hand / bing@alphalink.com.au

* THE LOCAL RAG / Pat Drummond / Tales From The Local Rag / True Blue Records

* THE 12TH OF SEPTEMBER / Xavier Rudd / Weekend Sessions / Liberation Music

THE LAKES OF PONTCHARTRAIN / Deanta / Celtic Connections / The Living Tradition

* D.A.M.T.S.T.W.R. / Enda Kenny / Twelve Songs / www.members.optusnet.com.au/endakenny

* SPANISH WALTZ / Eileen McCoy / Apple Isle Fiddler / Dulcetone Recordings

* SINGING LAND / Gordon McIntyre and Kate Delaney / Caledonia Dreaming / Blackwater Productions

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25 January 2004

Today's program included a healthy dose of Australian music, to acknowledge the approach of Australia Day, as well as a nod to Robert Burns, celebrating his 245th birthday.  The featured album was  THE KITCHEN RECORDINGS  by  SEAN O'DRISCOLL & LARRY EGAN (Clo Iar-Chonnachta www.cic.ie )  Splendid, straight-ahead instrumentals, all in the Irish traditional style, played with impressive flair and precision.  A fine example of the "banjo and box" approach to Irish music.  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

SLIABH NA MBAN;  JOHNNY HENRY'S;  THE PALM TREE;  BILL MALEY'S; FATHER KELLY'S

DEEP SEA WORLD / Fine Friday / Highlights - 2003 National Folk Festival / www.folkfestival.asn.au

* GLOBAL ECONOMY / Eric Bogle / Highlights - 2003 National Folk Festival / www.folkfestival.asn.au

* COLONIAL WIDOW / Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton / Highlights - 2003 National Folk Festival / www.folkfestival.asn.au

DEPARTURE BAY / James Keelaghan / Small Rebellions / Tranquilla Music

WILLA FJORD / Jim Johnstone & His Band / A Celebration Of Scottish Music / Temple Records

* THE HOUSE AT 21 / Pat Drummond and Karen Lynne / Six Days In December / Shoestring

TAIL TODDLE / Tony Cuffe / Sae Will We Yet / Greentrax

* ANOTHER FALL OF RAIN / The Rambleers / The Rambleers / National Library of Australia

* TEN THOUSAND MILES AWAY / The Rambleers / The Rambleers / National Library of Australia

* THE MERRY MAKING SET / Chris Duncan / Fyvie's Embrace / ABC Classics

* ANGUS CAMPBELL SET / Chris Duncan / Fyvie's Embrace / ABC Classics

* THE OLD AUSSIE BAND / Home Rule / Joint Effort / Larrikin

SUSANNA MARTIN / Calico / Songdogs / Lochshore

* ANOTHER DAY IN A SMALL TOWN / Bruce Watson / Out My Window / self published

* RAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSY / Wheelers & Dealers / Wheelers & Dealers / www.wheelersanddealersmusic.com.au

AE FOND KISS / The McCalmans / Where The Sky Meets The Sea / Greentrax

* THE SPRING JAUNT / Dave de Hugard / Magpie Morning / Sandstock Music

* THE NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM / Sensitive New Age Cowpersons / Strange On The Range / self published

AULD LANG SYNE / Mairi Campbell & Dave Francis / Celtic Connections / Living Tradition

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18 January 2004

The featured album was SONGS THEY USED TO SING  by  ALAN MUSGROVE with Bob McInnes & Friends.  (Private release thalia-@hotkey.net.au ) All of these twenty songs come from the Australian tradition, some are older than others, and most are local variants or parodies of earlier material from the British Isles.  The researched sleeve notes are comprehensive and the arrangements are sympathetic to the songs, although accompaniment occasionally dominates vocals.  This album is an interesting and entertaining album of Australian folk songs.  The following tracks (all * Australian content) were scattered through the program:

SHEARING SHEARING SHEARING;  THE QUEENSLAND SHEDS BEGUN;  A STARRY NIGHT FOR A RAMBLE;  A SWAGMAN'S GOTTA LIVE;  THE OLD KEW HOTEL;  THE DARK EYED GYPSIES;  LAZY HARRY'S

WILLIE WASTLE  and  THE CHOW MAN / Ceolbeg / 5 / Greentrax

COME HOME ROLLING STONE / Frankie Lane / Gunsmoke At El Paso / Cois Tine Records

* ARNIE BERGER'S / Barry McDonald, Mark Rummery, Cathy Ovenden / Still A Long Way From Home / UNESCO

* THE WATER IS WIDE / The Poachers / The Poachers / www.thepoachers.com

PARRISH WALTZ  and  HARVEY & LOUISE / Night Sun / One Moment Of Grace / Borealis

DIVING DUCK BLUES / Harry Manx & Kevin Breit / Jubilee / Northernblues Music

WILLOW TREE / Eliza Carthy / Anglicana / Topic

BLAKE'S JERUSALEM / Billy Bragg / The Internationale / Liberation Records

THE TRIP TO BIRMINGHAM / Sean O'Driscoll and Larry Egan / The Kitchen Recordings / Clo Iar-Chonnachta

WHO'LL ROCK THE CRADLE / John McCutcheon / Sprout Wings And Fly / Rounder

* BALLAD OF LES DARCY / Wongawilli / 16th Illawarra Folk Festival at Jamberoo - Sampler / www.illawarrafolkclub.org.au

THE LONG GERMAN / Ellery Klein / Salt & Pepper / www.elleryklein.com

CROCODILE MAN / Chris Smither / Train Home / Hightone Records

RUMLEKVADRILLE / Spaelimenninir / Malargrot / Tutl

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11 January 2004

The featured album was  DECLAN AFFLEY: AUSTRALIAN FOLK ARCHIVE, a compilation of 'roughly' recorded concert performances from about 1971 to 1973, by a much respected figure on the Australian folk scene who died in 1985.  Valuable archive material, with some interesting variations of familiar songs and tunes. The following tracks (all * Australian content) were scattered through the program:

16000 MILES FROM HOME;  THE GLENDALOUGH SAINT;  MINISTER FOR THE ARMY; THE FOGGY DEW;  QUEENSLAND WHALERS

THE NAKED HIGHWAYMAN / Fairport Convention / Jewel In The Crown / Woodworm Records

TRIP TO BAVARIA / The Border Country Dance Band / The Border Fiddler / Fellside

WILD BILL JONES / Joe Craven / Mo' Joe / Blender Logic Arts

THE ANNEN POLKA / Dordan / Irish Traditional and Baroque / Gael-Linn

* PRODIGAL DAUGHTER / K'Crasher / Towards The Light / www.geocities.com/bristleheadmusic

FAN PA GRASO / Peter Puma Hedlund & Company / Another Way / RPM Music

HOG EYED MAN / The Stairwell Sisters / The Stairwell Sisters / Yodel-Ay-Hee

* MCCLUSKEY AND O'SHULE / Barry McDonald and Marooan / Where The Sun-Lights On The Dew-Drops Shine / Harbourtown Records

* JACKSON KNOX'S SCHOTTISCHES / Barry McDonald and Marooan / Where The Sun-Lights On The Dew-Drops Shine / Harbourtown Records

KELLY JOE'S SHOES / Tim O'Brien / Traveler / Sugar Hill

CIRCLE WARS / Kelly Joe Phelps / Slingshot Professionals /RYKO

DUGALD MCCOLL'S FAREWELL TO FRANCE / Kevin Macleod & Alec Finn / Polbain To Oranmore / Greentrax

LAMY TRAIN RIDE / Tom Adler & Co. / Sweet Nell / Coal Holler Music

WILLIAM AND DAVY / Kate Rusby / Little Lights / Pure Records

* COME WHERE THE WATTLES ARE BLOOMING / Dave de Hugard / Songs Of The Wallaby Track / Dave@deHugard.zzn.com

MILLENIUM VILLAGE / Deaf Shepherd / Even In The Rain / Deaf Shepherd

'TWILL NEBER DO TO GIB IT UP / 2nd South Carolina String Band / In High Cotton / www.civilwarband.com

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4 January 2004

The featured album was  WAY DOWN THE TRACK  by  THE HIGH TIMES STRING BAND  (Whoopy Doo Recordings).  The third album from a Melbourne band established in 1981 with the intention of bringing American traditional tunes into the Australian folk music repertoire. Successful blending of cowboy, old time, western swing, jug and early Australian hillbilly/country.  The following tracks (all * Australian content) were scattered through the program:

THEY SAY IT'S A CRIME;  YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS;  DURHAM'S REEL; HESITATION BLUES;  THIS TUNE IS A CROSS;  HOMEWARD BOUND;  ARIZONA WALTZ

* SONG FOR RECONCILIATION / Trouble In The Kitchen / When The World Was Wide / www.troubleinthekitchen.com

* ROAD TO SKYE / Trouble In The Kitchen / When The World Was Wide / www.troubleinthekitchen.com

* SATURDAY JOHNNY & JIMMY THE RAT / Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick / Saturday Johnny & Jimmy The Rat / Red Rattler

THE SHASKEEN / Seamus Quinn and Gary Hastings / Slan Le Loch Eirne / Clo Iar-Chonnachta

SUSANNA MARTIN  and  ON THE MOVE / Calico / Songdogs / Lochshore

* I'M CHANGING OUR NAME TO GRAMMAR / Maurie Mulheron / cd single / private release

BLACKWATERSIDE / Gibb Todd / Connected / Lochshore

SI BEAG, SI MOR / Deiseal / The Long Long Note / Starc

SUR LE RIDE (LES CHANTIERS) / La Volee d'Castors / Par Monts Et Par Vaux / www.vdc.qc.ca

* THE BALLAD OF GRACE AND SAM / Louisa Wise / This Blue World / self produced

* FAIRBRIDGE WALTZ / Louisa Wise / This Blue World / self produced

THE LITTLE THATCHED CABIN / bohola / bohola / Shanachie

DA TIEF UPON DA LUM / Fiddlers' Bid / Hamnataing / Greentrax

TARBOLTON LODGE / Abby Newton / Crossing To Scotland / Culburnie

THE FROST IS ALL OVER / Susan Hamlin / Younger Than The Sun / Flood Wood Music

BOGIE'S BONNIE BELLE / Ian F. Benzie / I'se The B'y / Lochshore

FAREWELL TO THE GOLD / The Black Family / Time For Touching Home / DARA

OKLAHOMA HILLS / Jay Ungar & Molly Mason / Relax Your Mind / Angel Records

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