Archived Playlists:  July - September 2020

'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), and streamed as well. 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.

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(Intro theme: HERON ELECTION JIG / Silly Wizard / Silly Wizard / XTRA)

9 August 2020

The featured album was  RED RIGHT RETURNING  by  JIM MCGRATH  (Wepecket Island Records)  The sleevenotes state: "Newport's most notorious contemporary saloon singer and balladeer . . . herein helps to balance the scales with six traditional American sea songs and seven of his own."  Mostly songs from or inspired by seafaring tales of north east USA.  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

RED RIGHT RETURNING;  THE ZUBENELGENUBI;  RUM RUNNER;  BLOW YOU WINDS;  THE WORLD IS ILL DIVIDED

DIAMOND JOE / Windborne / Recollections Revolutions / Wand'ring Feet Records

IDUMEA / Windborne / Recollections Revolutions / Wand'ring Feet Records

KEAYRT DOOYRT MY GHRAIH VEEN RHYM / Ruth Keggin / Sheear / Purt Sheearan Records

DELAY SET / House Of Hamill / March Through Storms / houseofhamill.com

POUND A WEEK RISE / House Of Hamill / March Through Storms / houseofhamill.com

PADDY FROM PORTLAW / Brian Rooney / The Godfather / Racket Records

SEARCHING FOR LAMBS / Kerfuffle / Links / RootBeat Records

NOUS IRONS A PARIS / Les Brayauds / Fai Peta(r) / AMTA

BORN HUMAN / Martin Simpson / Rooted / Topic

REEL DE POINTE-AU-PIC / Andre Proulx / Andre Proulx / Disques Merite

* SET TUNES NO. 1 / Jane Brownlee and David De Santi / Australian Dance Tunes Vol. 2 / National Library of Australia

* VAN DIEMANS LAND / Poteen / Out On The Ocean / Green South Records

THE HOUSE ON THE HILL / Triptych / Triptych / triptych.com

MARCELLINA / Stefano Valla & Daniele Scurati / Per Dove? / Buda Musique

WHEN I LEAVE BEHIND NEIDIN / The Fureys & Davey Arthur / The Fureys Finest / Epic

PROMISES PROMISES / Fieldwork / Tanks For The Memory / WildGoose

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2 August 2020

The featured album was  WHEN LEAVES FALL  by  LAUREN MACCOLL  laurenmaccoll.co.uk   (Make Believe Records)  This was a debut release back in 2007 for a Scottish fiddler whose light and sweet touch made an immediate impact on audiences and critics.  This should have been a featured album long before now.  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

TIANAVAIG;  THA MI TINN LEIS A'GHAOL;  THE REEL O' WHIRLIE;  SALT FISH AND DUMPLINGS

THE RIGS OF THE TIMES / Broom Bezzums / Arise You Sons Of Freedom / Steeplejack Music

POISONING PIGEONS IN THE PARK / Tom Lehrer / An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer / Decca

WETFRU & POLSKA / Hotel Palindrone / Samo Riba / Extraplatte

WITH MY PIT BOOTS ON / Bob Davenport / Newport Folk Festival 1963 Vol 2 / Vanguard

GREENLAND WHALE FISHERIES / Judy Collins & Theodore Bikel / Newport Folk Festival 1963 Vol 2 / Vanguard

* LITHGOW ONWARDS STRUGGLE / Warren Fahey / Larrikins, Louts and Layabouts / ABC Music

CHWAER MARI / Ffynnon / Celtic Music From Wales / Green Linnet

HOT CORN COLD CORN / Here Today / Here Today / Rounder

HEAVY TRAFFIC AHEAD / Bill Monroe with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs / The Original Bluegrass Band / Rounder

I'M GOING BACK TO OLD KENTUCKY / Bill Monroe with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs / The Original Bluegrass Band / Rounder

LONG JOURNEY HOME / The Kentucky Colonels / Long Journey Home / Vanguard

THE HADDOCK SONG / Tony Hall / One-Man Hand / WildGoose

CON CASSIDY'S JIG / Tony Hall / One-Man Hand / WildGoose

OLD PAINT / Big Hoedown / Big Hoedown / Rounder

LA MACARENA / Mariachi Azteca / Discover Music From Mexico / ARC

LOST JOHN / Doc Watson / Trouble In Mind / Sugar Hill

NAE GUD LUCK / The High Level Ranters / A Mile To Ride / Trailer

COLD AND RAW / The High Level Ranters / A Mile To Ride / Trailer

GONE ARE THE STRONG ONES / Christine Kydd / Gentle Giants / Greentrax

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26 July 2020

The featured album was  WESTWARD THE LIGHT  by  WESTWARD THE LIGHT  westwardthelight.com  (Braw Sailin' Records).  This 2020 crowdfunded album is the debut release from a Scottish band whose popularity has grown significantly in their three year life so far.  Fairly straightforward traditional style arrangements, very well played and deserving of attention.  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

DR MACLEOD WEARS A DIRK;  DOLINA;  THE COFFEE BREAK JIG;  WESTPORT CHORUS;  REELS

RATTLIN' ROARIN' WILLIE / Janet Russell & Christine Kydd / Dancin' Chantin' / Greentrax

I'VE NEVER BEEN TO NEWFOUNDLAND / The Isle Aux Morte Boys / Fishing For The Best / self published

CONNEMARA REEL / Marie Fielding / The Spectrum Project / Rumford Records

SOUTHERN CROSS / Joy Norman / Lately / Gannet Music

* THE SHOALHAVEN MAN / Pat Drummond / The Local Rag / True Blue

THE LADY O' THE DAINTY DOON-BY / Jeannie Robertson / Songs Of The Travelling People / Saydisc

* ISAAC HURRELL / Munro, O'Callaghan, Tichener / First Inversion / self published

* MACHINES ARE CLOSING IN / Margaret Walters / Steadfast / margaretwalters.com

ARE YOU THERE MORIARTY? / Mick Moloney / McNulty's Row Of Flats / Compass

SIR JAMES THE ROSE / Steeleye Span / The Very Best Of Steeleye Span / Park Records

* BOURKE STREET ON A SATURDAY NIGHT / Welcome Strangers / Nuggets From Here And There / self published

THE OLD BOYS / Runrig / The Ultimate Guide To Scottish Folk / ARC

THE MAN FROM GLOUNTANE / Niamh Ni Charra / Cuz / Imeartas Records

JACK IRONSIDE / The Young'Uns / Never Forget / Proper

MEADHRAN SAMHRAIDH / Eithne Ni Uallachain / Bilingua / Gael Linn

* HONEST JOHN (THE OLD BARK PUB) / Jim Low / Songs From Mulga Land / Mountain Tracks

* THE CUCKOO / Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton / Summer's Lonesome Tale / Tradsville

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19 July 2020

The featured album was  THE PATH OF STONES  by  JOHN DOYLE  johndoylemusic.com  (Compass) The third solo release from an Irish born North Carolina resident musician, long respected as an excellent guitarist and accompanist but in recent years gaining a reputation as a very good singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  All the songs and tunes are Doyle originals, except the lyrics of one song inspired by a W B Yeats poem, and are of consistently high standard.  Assistance is provided by a select group of top shelf musicians and, overall, the album is a winner.  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

THE RAMBLER FROM CLARE;  THE ELEVENSES;  COOLANEY REEL;  THE PATH OF STONES;  KNOCK A CHROI

SUGAR IN THE GOURD / R Jones, J Miller, J Nelson / Mississippi Square Dance / Vigortone

BAGPIPE MUSIC / Battlefield Band / Enough Room For All / Temple

CROSS ROAD BLUES / Robert Johnson / Cross Roads / Master Sound

THE LIGHT IN MY MOTHER'S EYE / Chris While & Julie Matthews / 2009 National Folk Festival / folkfestival.org.au

* WHERE MY PEOPLE GO / Neil Murray / 2009 National Folk Festival / folkfestival.org.au

CLEVELAND'S MARCH TO THE WHITE HOUSE / James Bryan & Carl Jones / Cricket's Lullaby / Dittyville

THE FUTTERAT WITH THE GREY TAIL / Lauren MacColl / When Leaves Fall / Make Believe Records

SIX MINERS / Sam Kelly / The Lost Boys / samkelly.org

* BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES / The Roaring Forties / Shore Leave / self published

THE MAYDAY HORNPIPES / Dog Big and Dog Little / Dog Big and Dog Little / Claddagh

NOW WESTLIN' WINDS / Dog Big and Dog Little / Dog Big and Dog Little / Claddagh

SONG OF A DRINKING MAN'S WIFE / Nancy Kerr & James Fagan / Starry Gazy Pie / Fellside

GREENSTONE POINT / The Hudson Swan Band / Flyte of Fancy / Lochshore

DANNY DANNIELLE / The Hudson Swan Band / Flyte of Fancy / Lochshore

YONDER COMES THE BLUES / Son House, Stefan Grossman, Paul Rowan / Country Blues Guitar / SGGW

THE MILEHOUSE / The Queensberry Rules / Take Your Own Roads / Fellside

NO PARDON / The Queensberry Rules / Take Your Own Roads / Fellside

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12 July 2020

The featured album was OLD AUSTRALIAN WAYS by GERRY HALLOM (Fellside), first released on vinyl in 1989.  All the tracks were originally poems by various Australian writers, put to music by Gerry Hallom, who spent some time living in Australia in the 1970s.  This is an interesting collection, with Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson strongly represented, but including some lesser known material.  The following tracks were scattered through the program:

LIGHTS OF COBB & CO.;  SONG OF THE WHEAT;  WHERE THE BRUMBIES COME TO WATER;  DOWN THE RIVER;  THE GREY GULF WATER

SOME HUMANS AINíT HUMAN / John Prine / Fair & Square / Oh Boy

PLEASE DONíT BURY ME / John Prine / Souvenirs / Oh Boy

CARLTON COUNTY BREAKDOWN / Ken Perlman / Frails and Frolics / Redbud Recordings

KOLINDA / Beausoleil / Bayou Boogie / Rounder

IPHUPHO / Afrika Mamas / Iphupho / ARC

THE BOOLEY HOUSE / The Gloaming / Live At The NCH / Real World

CROISSANT BOUREE / Lyradanz / Un Giorno In Ballo / Rox Records

THE FATHERíS SONG / Dick Gaughan / A Different Kind Of Love Song / Folk Freak

HAKA HOU / Kahurangi Maori / Discover Music From The Pacific / ARC

AYE WAULKING O / Eddi Reader / Eddie Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns / Reveal

PERCYíS SONG / Fairport Convention / Heyday / Hannibal

THE OLD SCHOOL TIE / Chumbawamba / Folk The Banks / Occupy Records

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON / Billy Bragg / Folk The Banks / Occupy Records

* HANDYMAN BLUES / C W Stoneking / King Hokum / King Hokum Records

THE OXFORD GIRL / Oysterband / Little Rock To Leipzig / Cooking Vinyl

* I KNOW MY LOVE / Hoddle / Apples In Winter / self published

BONNIE JEAN CAMERON / Jamie McMenemy / The Road To Kerrigouarch / Stoof

WEST END BLUES / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Leaving Eden / Nonesuch

PO' BLACK SHEEP / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Leaving Eden / Nonesuch

EL BESU / Felpeyu / Tierra / Fono Astur

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5 July 2020

The featured album was LAST NIGHT'S JOY by GERRY O'CONNOR www.gerryoconnor.net  (Lughnasa Music).   A 'solo' album, with assistance provided by O'Connor's son, Donal, as well as several top Irish music players including Seamie O'Dowd, Niall Hanna, Neil Martin, Mairtin O'Connor and Sean Og Graham. The material ranges from traditional Irish, through a set of Cape Breton reels, a Swedish polska and a lively set featuring the "eponymous musical friend", Gerry ("Banjo") O'Connor. The following tracks were scattered through the program:

LAST NIGHT'S JOY;  THE OLD DASH CHURN;  MIXING THE PORRIDGE;  LADS AND DADS;  STEREO CONNOR

* THE LIGHTMAN AT THE NORAH HEAD LIGHT / Alan Musgrove & His Watsaname Band / Behind The Times / self published

* SET TUNES MEDLEY / Alan Musgrove & His Watsaname Band / Behind The Times / self published

THE WILD GOOSE / Kate Rusby / 10 / Pure Records

JOHNNY BOOKER / 2nd South Carolina String Band / www.civilwarband.com

LE FESTIN DE CAMPAGNE / La Bottine Souriante / Je Voudrais Changer D'Chapeau / Rounder

* PIT BOY / Colin Dryden / Australia Years / private issue

TEN SHILLING WIFE / Harp and a Monkey / The Victorians / www.harpandamonkey.com

* TEN THOUSAND MILES / Ruth Hazelton / Daisywheel / www.ruthhazelton.com.au

SICKNESS AND DISEASES / Fairport Convention / Angel's Delight / Island

ORAN A BHRANNDAICH / Ewen Henderson / Steall / Old Laundry Productions

* THE JOINER'S ARMS / Home Rule / The Joiner's Arms / Larrikin

MY LITTLE CARPENTER / Beverly Smith & Carl Jones / Glow / Dittyville

MY CREOLE BELLE / Mississippi John Hurt / Avalon Blues 1963 / Rounder

SPANISH FANDANGO / Mississippi John Hurt / Avalon Blues 1963 / Rounder

WALKIN' IN MY SLEEP / Uncle Earl / She Waits For Night / Rounder

* WHERE'S YOUR LICENCE / Warren Fahey & Luke Webb / The World Turned Upside Down / Rouseabout

AYE WAUKIN' O / Jock Tamson's Bairns / Rare / Greentrax

WHY YOU BEEN GONE SO LONG / Grant Dermody / Crossing That River / www.grantdermody.com

TEN MINUTES TOO LATE / Graham Wells / Traditional Music From Newfoundland / Chain Rock Entertainment

DOUBLES / Graham Wells / Traditional Music From Newfoundland / Chain Rock Entertainment

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