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Saturday 6 February 2016

Celtic Connections 2009

Three years into the Celtic Connections through the years series and still relatively little interest out there if statistics are to be believed. However track 3 may change all that.

Cara Dillon is the first Irish artist to feature in this series with The Parting Glass from her album Hill of Thieves.
Richard Thompson obviously has a rich folk music heritage given his involvement with Fairport Convention.
1000 Years of Popular Music was a live album from 2003 featuring songs from the period 1068 -2001
Blackleg Miner is a 19th Century Northumberland folk song. I was put in mind of JC's recent post featuring the Council Collective whilst listening to this.

I have been trying to end these posts with something more traditional. I'm not sure that this particular track ticks that box but it begins with the dulcet tones of Robbie Shepherd and that's good enough for me.

2010 to follow shortly.

Cara Dillon - The Parting Glass

Richard Thompson - Blackleg Miner

Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson - Break (Fairly Funky Mix)


  1. Got Mary and Frances Black singing The Parting Glass. Irish standard

  2. The fist comment on this series so far! Thank you sir