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8TH April, 2017

Hi Folks, here we are again! Acid Crofters Shooglenifty and Ireland's own melting pot Jiggy​ open up today with great, inventive tunes. More great tunes then follow from Ushers Island and Kern​, then lovely songs from both Maurice McGrath​ and Mairin Mannion​. We then have great sets featuring the pipes from Nathan Gourley & Joey Abarta, Copley Street​ and Réalta​ followed by high energy guitar and fiddle duos from Adam Agee & Jon Sousa​ and Padraig O' Neill​ & Ian Kinsella​. More mighty tunes and songs from Mec Lir​, Scoops​, Findlay Napier​, Frank Harte​ & Dónal Lunny​, Josie Nugent​, Clanú​, Project West​, Ré, Old Blind Dogs​, Connla​, Hamish Napier​, Mànran​, John & Maggie Carty​, Robbie Greig​, Lúnasa​ and the duo of Loïc Blejean & Tad Sargent​ are also included today. The show today also features nominees and winners from this week’s #r2folkawards present in the Black Dog Radio collection including Breabach​, Songs of Separation​, Jarlath Henderson​, Rachel Newton​, Mohsen Amini​ with the band Talisk​, John McSherry​, Kris Drever​, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton​ and Daoirí Farrell​, we hope you enjoy this weeks tunes, Cheers! Andy (& Bob)

1st April, 2017

Hi Folks! Here's the latest show from the fun bunker: Emma Sweeney opens today with the beautiful “Pangea” followed by Be with “Blue Lullaby”. We then have fantastic Kora playing from Seckou Keita who is then joined by Catrin Finch on harp for the great “Future Strings”. More great music follows from Amala, Seamie O'Dowd & Kieran Quinn Music, Adam Agee & Jon Sousa, Oisin Mac Diarmada & Samantha Harvey, The Here & Now, Old Blind Dogs, Matthew Ward, Gráda, Fraser Fifield, The Fair Rain, The Routes Quartet, No Crows, Bríd O'Gorman, Bríd Harper Music, John & Maggie Carty, New Road, Caoimhín Vallely piano, Songs of Separation, Emma & The Professor, Ushers Island, Zoe Conway, Dónal Lunny, Máirtín O'Connor, Strung, Éilís Kennedy Music, Kitty Hayes & Eoin O'Neill, Ímar, Socks in the Frying Pan, D'Bize and we close with the classic "Little Musgrave" from Planxty, we hope you enjoy the tunes, Cheers! Andy (& Bob)

25th March, 2017

Hi Folks! Here's the latest show from Black Dog Radio! Seamie O'Dowd & Kieran Quinn and Fraser Fifield kick the show off today,we then have a selection of songs and tunes from Gnoss, TEYR (for Aoife), FullSet, Goitse, Old Blind Dogs, Vishten and Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar. Throughout the show our original listener and friend of the show Mikk Skinner presents his "six of the best" which is an eclectic collection of tracks from, The Beach Boys, Family, Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Annie Grace & Dougie MacLean, Happy Birthday Mikk! More great music follows from: Gailfean, Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta, Aaron J. Burke Music, The Here & Now, Bríd O'Gorman, Brendan Mulholland, Ciaran Algar, Matthew Ward, Conor O' Sullivan, Chris Wood, Éilís Kennedy, Barrule, McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle and finally Christy Moore plays us out with "Back Home in Derry" Cheers! Andy (& Bob)

18th March, 2017

Hi Folks! Moving Hearts and Damien O'Kane kick us off today. Then we have great tunes and songs from: Gráda, Barrule, FourWinds, Briste, Andy Irvine, Kevin Crawford & Stephen Cooney, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, McGoldrick - McCusker & Doyle, Kern, Brenda Castles, New Road, Caoimhín Vallely, Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier, Daoirí Farrell, Frank Harte, Conor O'Sullivan, Damien Dempsey, Danú, Darren Lynch, Declan Folan & Junior Davey, Dessie Kelliher - Brian O'Loughlin & Tom Delany, Barry Kerr and Donal Lunny, we hope you enjoy our "Morning After the Night Before Show" Cheers! Andy (& Bob)

11th March, 2017

Here's the latest show folks, your three hours of the finest music this week comes from: Liam Ó Maonlaí, Eoin Dillon, Strung, Mari Boine, Aizle, Darren Lynch, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, John McSherry, Daoirí Farrell, John McCusker, Kavan Donohoe, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Findlay Napier, Éilís Kennedy, India Alba, Adam Sutherland, Andy Irvine & Davy Spillane, Conor O'Sullivan, Athrú, Beoga, The Bonny Men, Arum, Dick Gaughan, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Mick O'Brien, Barry Kerr, Pádraig Rynne, Donal Lunny & Sylvain Barou, Kate Rusby, Phil Friend, Mary McNamara And Sorcha Costello, Good Morning to Your Nightcap, Liam O'Flynn, Paudie O’Connor & John O’Brien, Loïc Bléjean & Tad Sargent, Kern, Kris Drever and many more, enjoy! Andy (&Bob)

4th March, 2017

Hi Folks, beautiful tunes from Mec Lir, The Fair Rain and Iain Morrison ease us into the show today, a very civil opening I sure you’ll agree. We then have a selection of great tunes and songs from, Michael Marra & Mr. McFall's Chamber, Mànran, Songs of Separation, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin Chris Wood, Brendan Mulholland and Topette. A nautical inspired selection that includes Tim O'Connor, Darren Lynch and somewhat tenuously, Merry Helll, tales of work, hardship and longing from Maurice McGrath and Frank Harte and a track from Kevin Burke & John Brennan, from The Pound Ridge Sessions. A tale of what may happen if you don’t heed your mother’s wise words from John Doyle, more great music from Project West, Malojian, Paddy Callaghan, Talisk, Ronan Browne & Peter O'Loughlin, Zoe Conway, Dónal Lunny & Máirtín O'Connor, Dàimh, Cúig, Notify, Bella Hardy, The Fiddle Case, Paddy Keenan, Tim Edey and Pepe Vaamonde Grupo. Conor O' Sullivan with a brace of tracks from his brilliant new album “The Inbetween”, and an “Old” track from Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson….”Let The Music Keep Your Spirits High!”. Andy (&Bob)

25th February, 2017

We open today with the beautiful "Wedding" from Martyn Bennett, then GoGo Penguin and ATLAS take over with lovely tunes. We then have great songs and tunes from Kern, McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Ímar and Briste. Ronan Browne gives us a lovely Air and then more great tunes from Mick Kinsella & Seamie O'Dowd, Danú, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, the incredible banjo of Gerry O Connor a classic track from Ashley MacIsaac and a belter from Barrule. We then move on to lovely songs from Paula Ryan and Mairin Mannion, banging tunes from Gráda, No Crows, MOXIE, The Maguires and New Road. A touch of Americana with We Banjo 3 and Wholesome Fish, a trip to Canada alongside Sophie & Fiachra / Sophie & Fiachra Trio and Vishten. A track from the 2016 TradConnect Album of the Year "The Reel Note" by Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. A blistering set of tunes from FullSet, a Gaelic song from Maeve Mackinnon, an incredible rendition of "Amazing Grace" from Will Pound and we close out with a trip to Galicia in the company of Anxo Lorenzo and Xose Manuel Budiño, enjoy the music!

18th February, 2017

Your three hours of the finest music today come from: Treacherous Orchestra, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, Barrule, Gráda, Lau, Briste, Matthew Horsley, Nathan Gourley & Joey Abarta, Martyn Bennett, Jiggy, Cua, Niamh Boadle, Frank Harte & Donal Lunny, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Paula Ryan, Brendan Monaghan, Shake the Chains, Martin Hayes, Seamie O'Dowd, Mick Kinsella & Josephine Marsh, Daoirí Farrell, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle, Loïc Bléjean & Tad Sargent, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Will Pound, Kern, Connla, Maurice McGrath, Brendan Mulholland and Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year nominee John McSherry.

11th February, 2017

Today’s show includes: Iain Copeland, The Fair Rain and Aizle. Kavan Donohoe with a couple of tracks from his “Kavan from Cavan” album, great flute playing from Brendan Mulholland, fine sets from Brenda Castles Music, Gnoss and NUA, songs from The Hur, Mec Lir and New Road. Maurice McGrath Music with his lovely song “Willy Clancy And The Pipes” from his excellent, “Winsome Ways” album. Tunes from Stevie Dunne Banjo, Emma Sweeney, a set of slides from Réalta, remembering Angus with “Hoptsoi” from Shooglenifty Scotland, a Gallic twist from Scoops, pipe tunes from Kevin Rowsome, Darragh Murphy, Cillian Vallely, Eoin Dillon and Joey Abarta. Jiggy give us their new single “Head Rush”, a trip down memory lane with a couple of tracks from Gráda. Great stuff from Cara and Afro Celt Sound System, Nae Plans - Hamish Napier and Adam Sutherland and Heron Valley give us a couple of tunes from Gordon Duncan. More mighty tunes and songs from, Mic Christopher, ATLAS, R2 Folk Awards 2017 multiple nominee Daoirí Farrell sings “Pat Rainey” for us, Barrule give us a lively set from “Manannan's Cloak”, explosive harmonica from Will Pound & Eddy Jay and Ímar close us out with the opening track from their superb album “Afterlight”.

4TH February, 2017

For your listening pleasure today we have Buille paying homage to the late great Joe Zawinul and then the incredible young talent that make up Fat-Suit weigh in with the gorgeous “No Regrets”, we then have more stunning tracks from the new albums from Ímar, Aizle and Mànran, along with the very finest songs and tunes from: Mec Lir, John McSherry Music, Dàimh, Hamish Napier, Socks in the Frying Pan, We Banjo 3, Caladh Nua, Clanú, Nathan Gourley & Joey Abarta, Jamie Mc Donald (The Official Fanpage), Treacherous Orchestra, The Felice Brothers, ALDOC, Réalta, Kieran Quinn Music, John & Maggie Carty, Old Blind Dogs and Fred Morrison, fine fiddling from Bríd Harper Music, Liz Carroll and Sam Proctor, and we have a classic track from Lau to close us out, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy his fine selection, cheers, Andy

28th February, 2017

This week’s show features brand new music from Ímar, Aizle, Mànran and Wholesome Fish. Great tunes and songs from Cua, Moxie, Vishten, Karine Polwart, Wallis Bird, Zoe Conway, Dónal Lunny, Máirtín O'Connor, Sophie & Fiachra / Sophie & Fiachra Trio, Kefaya, Brian Finnegan, Pepe Vaamonde Grupo, Sylvain Barou, The Routes Quartet, Malojian, Bully's Acre, Brendan Mulholland, Songs of Separation, Fintan McHugh and Ross Ainslie. A track from the forthcoming album from Loïc Blejean & Tad Sargent, a wee trip to Sligo where we meet Mairin Mannion, No Crows and New Road and we also remember Martyn Bennett, John Martyn and my dear Ma.

21st January, 2017

Hi folks, great tunes and songs this week from: Moxie, Mec Lir, Mànran, NoCrows, Bríd Harper, Tom Walsh, John And Maggie Carty, Socks In The Frying Pan, The Maguires, Caoimhín Vallely, Cua, Loïc Bléjean & Tad Sargent, Cathal Hayden, Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin, Tom Delany, Daoirí Farrell, FourWinds, The Fiddle Case, Good Morning to Your Nightcap, We Banjo 3, Wholesome Fish, Connla, Breabach, Talisk, Goitse, Eddi Reader, Gailfean, Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy, Fred Morrison, a brand new single from Jiggy and much more!

14th January, 2017

Hi folks! This week’s selection of fine tunes and mighty songs comes from: Caladh Nua, The Macalla Orchestra, Bríd Harper, Dubhlinn, Réalta, Dick Gaughan, Tom Walsh, Katie Spencer, Bella Hardy, Dave Sheridan, Caoimhín Vallely, Mec Lir, Phil Friend, Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy, Shake the Chains, Martin Simpson, The Fiddle Case, Pepe Vaamonde Grupo, Socks In The Frying Pan, John Butler, Fásta, Fintan McHugh, Atlas, GoGo Penguin, Pauline Scanlon, Vishtèn, Findlay Napier, Ross & Ali, Tim Edey and much more.

7th January, 2017

Happy New Year and welcome to the first show of 2017, please be prepared to be entertained by great tunes and songs from: Be, The Routes Quartet, Atlas, John McSherry, Mànran, Aizle, Caoimhín Vallely, Declan Folan & Junior Davey, d'Bize, Phil Friend, New Road, Zoë Conway, Dónal Lunny, Máirtín O'Connor, Breabach, Brenda Castles, Tim Edey, Wallis Bird, Stanley Odd, Songs Of Separation, Fásta, Na Mooneys, Matt Molloy & John Carty With Arty McGlynn, Mary McNamara And Sorcha Costello, Project West, Éamonn O'Riordan & Tony O'Connell, Daoirí Farrell, The Maguires, Tim O'Connor, Malojian, Socks In The Frying Pan, Padraig O' Neill & Ian Kinsella, Ronan Browne & Peter O'Loughlin, Mick O'Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, FullSet and We Banjo 3!

24th December, 2016

This, the last show of 2016 features great songs and mighty tunes from: Afro Celt Sound System, ARUM, Barry Kerr, Wolfgang Buttress (Be), Beoga, Breabach, Brenda Castles Music, Brian Finnegan, Cillian Vallely, Edward the Second, Eoin Dillon, Eoin O'Neill, Findlay Napier, Fred Morrison, Goitse, Jar Henderson, Jason O'Rourke, John McSherry Music, Journey North, New Road, Réalta, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, Scoops, Songs of Separation, Stanley Odd, The Felice Brothers, The Fiddle Case, Todd Snider, Toots and the Maytals, Ulaid - McSherry, O'Connor, Graham, Will Pound & Eddy Jay, Zetor in the Kailyard and much, much more! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Andy & Bob, thanks to all for listening to us this year and thanks to all the artistes who have provided us with so much great music this year, see you all in 2017!

17th December, 2016

This week’s festive feast of tunes and songs come from: Be, Afro Celt Sound System, Breabach, Malojian, Zoë Conway - Dónal Lunny - Máirtín O'Connor, Matt Molloy & John Carty With Arty McGlynn, The Maguires, Na Mooneys, Atlas, Fásta, Dubhlinn, GoGo Penguin, John McSherry, Martin Simpson, Loïc Bléjean & Tad Sargent, Scoops, Kevin Rowsome, Daoirí Farrell, Nae Plans, Jarlath Henderson, Ross & Ali, Réalta, Findlay Napier, Kirsten Allstaff, Paul Tully, Dallahan, The Fiddle Case, Notify, Serious Sam Barrett, Sketch and much much more, all of them wee crackers for Christmas!

10th December, 2016

This week’s tunes and songs come from: We Banjo 3, Notify & Pauline Scanlon, ATLAS, Katie Spencer, Rolf Wagels & Cara, Eoin Dillon, Malojian, Tim Edey, Loïc Blejean & Tad Sargent, Cathal Hayden, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Gailfean, Jason O'Rourke, Martin Simpson, Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier, Brian O'Loughlin, Tom Delany and Dessie Kelliher, John McCusker, Adam Sutherland, Cillian Vallely, Will Pound & Eddy Jay, Ímar, Jarlath Henderson, Clanú, Gordon Duncan, Toots and the Maytals, Breaking Trad, Youssou N'Dour, Ayub Ogada, Ulaid - McSherry, O'Connor, Graham, Colin Farrell Music, Daoirí Farrell, Stevie Dunne Banjo, The Felice Brothers and much, much more, absolute bangers the lot of ‘em!

3rd December, 2016

We’re back after a grand weekend at the Trip to Birmingham Tradfest, this week’s tunes and songs come from Kan, John McSherry, Project West, Katie Spencer, Pauline Scanlon, Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier, Pepe Vaamonde Grupo, Dubhlinn, Project West, Karan Casey, Atlas, Kefaya, Harry Bradley, Dick Gaughan, Sam Proctor, Will Pound, Dàimh, Ross & Ali, d'Bize, FourWinds, Eoin O'Neill & Yvonne Casey, Richard Shindell, GoGo Penguin, Scoops, Talisk and much much more!

19th November, 2016

This week is the first anniversary of Black Dog Radio and features great tunes and songs from GoGo Penguin, Athrú, Loïc Bléjean & Tad Sargent, Dubhlinn, John McSherry, Barry Kerr, Beoga, The Bonny Men, Bully's Acre, Darragh Murphy, Calum Stewart & Heikki Bourgault, Marc Block, Connla, Crossharbour, d'Bize, Dàimh, Dallahan, Damien O'Kane & David Kosky, Cathal Hayden, Stevie Dunne, Dick Gaughan, Danu, Gailfean, Daoirí Farrell, Dave Sheridan, Cara, Paddy Callaghan, Goitse, Pádraig Rynne, Paudie O’Connor & John O’Brien, Planxty and much more!

12th November, 2016

Todays savage tunery comes from: Davy Spillane, Peatbog Faeries, John McSherry, FullSet, Daoirí Farrell, Loïc Bléjean & Tad Sargent, We Banjo 3, Project West, Sylvain Barou, Kate Rusby, Éamonn O'Riordan & Tony O'Connell, Padraig O' Neill & Ian Kinsella, Barrington Levy, Eoin Dillon, Findlay Napier, Brian Hassan, Kenneth & Angus MacKenzie, Cillian Vallely, Will Pound, Connla, Eric Bogle, Olaf Sickmann, Salif Keita, Gailfean, Mórga, John Martyn, Journey North, The Pogues, Brian Finnegan, Afro Celt Sound System and so much more!

5th November, 2016

This feast of incredible tuneage features Afro Celt Sound System, Aldoc, Pádraig Rynne, Notify, Project West, Ulaid, Barry Kerr, Peatbog Faeries, Damien O'Kane, Brian Finnegan, We Banjo 3, The Fiddle Case, John McSherry, Cathal Hayden, Old Blind Dogs, Clanú, Connla, Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin, Tom Delany, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Robbie Greig, Ross & Ali, Cúig, Loïc Bléjean & Tad Sargent, Good Morning to Your Nightcap, Ross Ainslie, Jarlath Henderson, Dàimh and much more!

29th October, 2016

This week your tunes come from: .The Olllam., Adam Sutherland, Cathal Hayden, FullSet, Daoirí Farrell, Peatbog Faeries, Scoops, Dave Sheridan, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Crossharbour, Cara, Andy May, We Banjo 3, Kate Rusby, Kevin Madden, Éamonn O'Riordan & Tony O'Connell, Sylvain Barou, Josie Nugent, Talisk, Ross & Ali, Cillian Valley, Zetor in the Kailyard, Will Pound & Eddy Jay, Connla, Kevin Rowsome, Joey Abarta, The Fiddle Case, Brian Finnegan, Dàimh, Damien O'Kane and many others.

22nd October, 2016

Another three hours of incredible music which this week features: Be, Eoin Dillon, Mary McNamara And Sorcha Costello, Sylvain Barou, Scoops, Réalta, Old Blind Dogs, Padraig O' Neill & Ian Kinsella, Daoirí Farrell, Olaf Sickmann, Tim O'Connor, Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin, Tom Delany, Lúnasa, Will Pound & Eddy Jay, Cathal Hayden, Nae Plans, Maeve Mackinnon, Dallahan, Jarlath Henderson, Jason O'Rourke, Paul Tully, Clanú, Ross Ainslie, The Fiddle Case, RURA, Andy May, Afro Celt Sound System.

15th October, 2016

Another three hours of the finest music from Ayub Ogada, Shooglenifty, Daoirí Farrell, FullSet, Eoin Dillon, Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin, Tom Delany, We Banjo 3, AnTara, Adam Holmes & The Embers, Clanú, The Fiddle Case, Padraig O' Neill & Ian Kinsella, Mary McNamara And Sorcha Costello, Éamonn O'Riordan & Tony O'Connell, Connla, Glen Harkin, Beoga, Tim O'Connor, Goitse, Olaf Sickmann, Anxo Lorenzo, Fred Morrison, Jiggy, Conor Caldwell & Danny Diamond, Notify, Talisk and many more…

8th October, 2016

Three hours of the finest music from Duncan Lyall, The Fiddle Case, Bully's Acre, Clanú, Anxo Lorenzo, Nae Plans, Dàimh, The Urban Folk Quartet, Dick Gaughan, Duncan Chisholm, Emma Sweeney, Afro Celt Sound System, Eoin Dillon, Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin, Tom Delany, Eoin O'Neill, Findlay Napier, Daoirí Farrell, Connla, Adam Sutherland, Athrú, John McSherry, Dónal O'Connor & Seán Óg Graham, Padraig O’Neill & Ian Kinsella, Jarlath Henderson, Hamish Napier, Kirsten Allstaff, Éamonn Coyne & Kris Drever, Crossharbour, Talisk, Ross & Ali, Kate Rusby and much more

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