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Fire Draw Near

English, Traditional, 1 season, 96 episodes, 4 days, 1 hour, 25 minutes
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Fire Draw Near is a monthly podcast and radio show which investigates Irish traditional music and song in all of its myriad forms. https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
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Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man

This episode looks at the ballad Maids When You’re Young Never Wed an Old Man aka An Old Man Came Courting Me aka Never Wed an Old Man aka The Foolish Old Man. Tracklist The Dubliners – Maids When You’re Young Never Wed an Old Man The Clancy Brothers – An Old Man Came Courting Pat McNamara – Never Wed an Old Man Sam Larner - Maids When You’re Young Never Wed an Old Man Danny Brazil – An Old Man Came Courting Me Peggy Seeger – An Old Man Came Courting Me Killy Country – An Old Man Came Courting Me Ashley Hutchings – Black Joke Jeanie Robertson – An Old Man Came Courting Me Alex Beaton – Maids When You're Young Alasdair Roberts and Mairi Morrison – Never Wed an Old Man Alan Mills and Jean Carignan – The Foolish Old Man Edna Ritchie – An Old Man Came Courting Me Frank & James McCravy – Get Away, Old Man, Get Away Joni Mitchell – Maids When You’re Young Never Wed an Old Man Paul Gwynne Phillips – An Old Man Came A-Courting Jon Kennedy – Never Wed an Old Man https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/28/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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FDN LIV

Fire Draw Near Episode LIV features wrens, bitterns and cailleachaí. Roisin El Cherif - Siúil a Rúin David Murphy – Sean O'Duibhir a Ghleanna Dave Van Ronk – Luang Prabang Wire Worms – The Cutty Wren The Young Tradition – Byker Hill Thin Lizzy – Sitamoia Meaigí Nic Dhonncha – Cailleach an Airgid Stiofán Ó Cualáin – Cailleach an Airgid David Power – The Hag With The Money / Garrett Barry's Bexley H.S. Vocal Ensemble – 'Si Do Mhaimeo I Seán Jeaic Mac Donncha – An Bonnán Buí The Huntress and Holder of Hands – Rocky Coast⧸EDT Norman MacLean – Am Bothan a Bh'Aig Fionnghuala The Bothy Band – Fionnghuala Toké O'Drift – Bothy Bangz Harry Gorski-Brown – Buain na Choirce https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/13/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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Paddy Works on the Railway

This episode looks at the song Paddy Works on the Railway aka Paddy on the Railway aka Poor Paddy aka Fillimiooriay aka Paddy Works on the Erie aka Pat Do This, Pat Do That. Tracklist That Clancy Children – Paddy on the Railway The Pogues – Poor Paddy Salty Dick – The Shaver Mark Page – Paddy Works on the Railway Ewan MacColl – Paddy Works on the Railway Dominic Behan – Paddy Works on the Railway Louisa Jo Killen – Paddy Works on the Railway Keith Kendrick - Paddy Works on the Railway The Wolfe Tones – Paddy Works on the Railway Michael Cassius Dean – To Work Upon the Railroad The American Ballad Singers – Pat Works on the Railway Pete Seeger – Paddy Works on the Railroad The Highwaymen – Pat Works On The Railway Cisco Houston – Pat Works On The Railroad Stuart M. Frank – Paddy on the Railway Barbara Moncure – The Bluestone Quarries Sam Amidon – Pat Do This, Pat Do That Ben Miller Band – Paddy on the Railway https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/2/202457 minutes, 49 seconds
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Santiano

This episode looks at the ballad Santiano aka Santiana aka Santy Anno aka Santy Anna aka The Plains of Mexico. Tracklist Henry Lundy and David "Pappie" Pryor – Bay of Mexico The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – Santy Anno The Watersons – The Plains of Mexico Pusser's Rum ft. Stan Hugill – Santiano Meredydd Evans – Santiana The Weavers – The Bay of Mexico Odetta – Santy Anno The Kingston Trio - Santy Anno Steve Van Ronk – Santy Anno The Men Of The Robert Shaw Chorale – Santy Anna A.H. Rasmussen – Chantey interview Hugues Aufray – Santiano Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Aim Spirente Sea Shanty Metal – Santiana https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
3/18/202449 minutes, 48 seconds
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FDN LIII

FDN LIII has been a long time coming...Included therein are songs of resistance, songs of magic and songs of being human. Life, Death, Love, Rage, Joy and Suffering. You know the drill. Sit by the Fire Draw Near. Free Palestine. X Tracklist Zeinab Shaath – The Urgent Call Of Palestine Marcel Khalife Oumeima El Khalil – My Teacher Palestinian Student Karmel Group – Al Intifada Was Jabal Al Thawra Robert Sarazin Blake – Don’t Use Our Death and Pain Daniel Kahn, Psoy Korolenko – Oh you Foolish little Zionists Rola Azar – Ya Teir Elsnono Áit Ait – Henry Martin Gazelle Twin & NYX – Fire Leap Wailing Sídhe – Corrag Derrick Morgan – Three Drunken Night Mark Lanegan – The Cherry Tree Carol Richard Bégin – Lavrador Jack Sheehan & Isa Gordon – My Heart Biological (Loch Erne’s Shore) Doyle & Andersson – Baffled Knight Leonard Barry – Tom Busby's / The Humours of Ballingary Ian Lynch - The Rocks of Palestine https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
3/11/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 57 seconds
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Eggs And Marrowbones

This episode looks at the song Eggs and Marrowbones aka Marrowbones aka The Old Woman from Wexford aka The Old Woman from Oxford aka The Old Woman from Boston aka The Old Woman of Slapsadam aka An Old Woman’s Story aka The Rich Old Lady aka The Auld Man and the Churnstaff aka Tippig it Up to Nancy. Artwork by Carol Roe - https://youtu.be/laBE2X5tBMw Tracklist: John Reilly – Tipping it up to Nancy Joe Heaney – Old Woman of Wexford Red Mick McDermott – Marrowbones Sarah Makem – Canny Ould Lad Janet Gibson Lynch – The Old Woman from Kelso George Inglis Fraser – The Toon O’Kelso Jimmy Knight – Marrowbones Ken Peacock – Old Woman from Dover Helen Fultz – Holy Boly Horton Barker – There Was An Old Lady Hedy West – Johnny Sands Peggy Seeger – Rich Old Lady Dorothy Olsen - Marrowbones https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
1/9/202455 minutes, 58 seconds
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FDN LII

Episode LII is dedicated to the memory of Shane McGowan. It features some of my favourite Pogues songs as well as tracks by John Francis Flynn, Andy the Doorbum, Dulcidrone, Of the Clay and more. Tracklist The Pogues – Boys from County Hell The Pogues – The Old Main Drag Mick Moloney and Frank Harte – Conversation, June 1982 Pandy Corporation – Polly Vaughan feat. Sive Sestri Koushlevi – Da Znaesh, Maicho, Da Znaesh Andy the Doorbum – Little Deaths: the dirge of renewal Dulcidrone – Winter Bracken John Francis Flynn – Kitty Of the Clay – Geordie The Pogues – A Pair Of Brown Eyes https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
12/26/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bonus Episode - The Maid On The Shore

This episode looks at the ballad The Maid on the Shore. Tracklist: A.L. Lloyd – The Maid on the Shore Peggy Seeger – The Fair Maid by the Shore Isla Cameron – The Maid on the Shore Tom Kines and Jean Price – The Maid on the Shore Frankie Armstrsong – The Maid on the Shore John Lyons – The Maid on the Shore Hedy West and Bill Clifton – The Maid on the Shore John Roberts and Tony Barrand – The Maid on the Shore John Kirkpatrick – The Maid on the Shore Niamh Parsons – The Maid on the Shore Eliza Carthy – The Maid on the Shore https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/8/202357 minutes, 16 seconds
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FDN LI

Episode LI is a spooky Halloween special coming straight from the swamps of Louisiana to steal your soul away. This episode features guest presenter Summer Newman of Holy Locust fame and showcases some of the creepiest traditional tunes and songs, rambling digressions on the calendar custom of Samhain / Halloween in Irish folk and fairy lore as well as some Dungeon Synth and experimental tracks for good measure. Tracklist Paul Miles and His Red Fox Chasers – Did You Ever See The Devil, Uncle Joe The Voice Squad – I Am Stretched On Your Grave Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – An Manglam / The Fairy Reel / I Have No Money Ruskavellas – Ballad of the Twelve Marys Swan Arcade – Go from My Window Maire O'Sullivan – The Fairy Lullaby Dean Gitter – The Suffolk Miracle Mag Doyle – The Banshee (story) Micho Russell – The Banshee (reel) Dónal Maguire – Willie O Sunken Grove – Upon a Hill, Fairy Folk are Gathering Len Graham – Sweet William's Ghost Rónán Galvin – Taibhse Chonaill The Copper Family – Babes in the Wood Eddie Noack – Psycho Matmos – Zealous Order Of Candied Knights https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
10/21/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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Young Ramble Away

This episode looks at the ballad Young Ramble Away aka Derry Down Fair aka Brimbledown Fair aka Burlington Fair aka Brocklesby Fair. Tracklist Frank Purslow & John Pearse – Young Ramble Away The Young Tradition – Derry Down Fair Chapter Three – Ramble Away Al O’Donnell – Ramble Away Jean Redpath – Rambleaway Derek Sarjeant & Hazel King – Ramble Away George Withers – Brimbledown Fair Tommy Tourish – Ramble Away Mel, Mel and Julian – Ramble Away Johnny Flynn – Rambleaway Joe Hickerson – Ramble Away Tattiebogle – Rambleaway https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
10/2/202343 minutes, 55 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode L

Episode L was recorded in a parking lot aka car park on the outskirts of Austin, Texas in the sweltering heat. Join me as I attempt to articulate what it's like to reach the 50th episode of Fire Draw Near. This episode features tracks that are actually new, tracks that are new to me and tracks that I hope are new to you. Tracklist Tenores di Bitti – Ite m'Importa sa Vida (ballu lestru) Swan Arcade – Babylon Pádraic Keane, Páraic Mac Donnchadha & Macdara Ó Faoláin – Elizabeth Kelly's Delight / The First Slip / Hardiman the Fiddler Sallows – The Unfortunate Lass Chirgilchin – Lonely Man The Critics Group – My Husband's Got No Courage In Him Nihiloxica – Endongo Frank Purslow and John Pearse – Rap A Tap Tap John Francis Flynn – Mole In The Ground ØXN – Love Henry Paddi Benson, Grace Lemon & James Patrick Gavin - A Primer https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/25/202356 minutes, 43 seconds
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Molly Bawn

This episode looks at the ballad Molly Bawn aka Polly Vaughn aka The Shooting of His Dear aka The Fowler aka Peggy Baun aka Molly Bond aka Molly Banding aka Molly Vaughan aka At the Setting of the Sun aka The Shooting of His Dear aka As Jimmy Went A-Hunting. Tracklist: John Maguire – Molly Bawn Lowry Elizabeth Cronin – Molly Bawn Séamus Ennis – Molly Bawn Robin Roberts – Molly Bawn The Dubliners – Molly Bawn The Swinging Swan – Molly Bawn Harry Cox – The Fowler Phoebe Smith – Molly Vaughan Anne Briggs – Polly Vaughan The Furrow Collective – Polly Vaughn Marlais – Polly Vaughan The Dillards – Polly Vaughn Peter, Paul & Mary – Polly Von Sally Sloan – Molly Baun Lavery https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/5/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 21 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XLIX

Episode XLIX is respectfully dedicated to the memory of Shuhada' Sadaqat aka Sinéad O'Connor and features versions of traditional songs recorded by her. There are also tracks from Uilleann Piper Joey Abarta's new album, Dragon Slumber, Frank Harte, Jimmy O'Brien Moran and more. Tracklist Sinéad O’Connor – Paddy’s Lamentation Sinéad O’Connor – Her Mantle So Green Cormac Cannon – The Gold Ring Ragnar Vigdal - Jesus Din Søde Forening at Smage Liam Weldon – One Starry Night Joey Abarta – Any Ol' Jig Will Do_The Black Rock_Top it Off Sinéad O’Connor – Lord Franklin Dragonslumber – Phrygian Boys of Leisure Frank Harte – Molly Malone Jimmy O’Brien Moran – An Briste Bréidín, Na Ceannabháin Bhána Joey Abarta – The Lament for Limerick Sinéad O’Connor – The Parting Glass https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
8/22/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Farmer's Curst Wife

This episode looks at the ballad The Farmer’s Curst Wife aka the Women are Worse than the Men aka The Old Man under the Hill aka The Devil and the Farmer's Wife aka The Old Woman and the Devil aka The Battle Axe and the Devil aka The Farmer and the Devil aka The Carle o' Killyburn Braes aka The Farmer's Wife aka Jack's Wife aka Kellybumbraes aka Ten Little Devils The Devil and the Fanner's Wife aka The Devil's Song aka The Old Devil Come to my Plow aka The Old Jokey Song aka The (Old) Scolding Wife. Tracklist A.L. Lloyd – The Devil and the Ploughman Walter Pardon – The Devil and the Farmer’s Wife Gordon Hall – Farmer’s Curst Wife The City Waites – Lillibullero Frankie Armstrong – Devil and the Farmer’s Wife Jimmy White – The Devil Maggie Murphy – Killyburn Brae Dominic Behan – The Women are Worse than the Men Margaret Dunne – There was an Old Woman from Conner in Hell Thomas Moran – The Farmer’s Curst Wife Bill and Belle Reed – Old Lady and the Devil Captain Pearl R. Nye – Old Woman under the Hill Joe Hubbard – The Farmer’s Curst Wife Hobart Stallard – The Old Lady and the Devil Lena Armstrong and Etta Jones – The Farmer and the Devil Jean Ritchie - The Farmer's Curst Wife Civilization IV – Colonization – The Farmer’s Curst Wife https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
8/8/202358 minutes, 1 second
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Fire Draw Near Episode XLVIII

Alexis Zoumbas – Doina Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin - Eileanóir na Rún Unknown - Nuvenapreghiera Per La Novena di Natale Amelia Dawley, Mary Moran – Gullah Song Group Of Men From Andros Island – Dig My Grave X-Seamen’s Institute – Santiano Sarah Ghriallais – An Sceilpín Draighneach Pererin - Llongau Caernarfon Maxime Martelot, Aude Giuliano – La Chanson de Craonne Metro Radomsky – Baryshnia A Cantata Di Li Pasturi – Pastorale Planxty – The Well Below the Valley https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
7/24/202358 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Crabfish

This episode looks at the ballad the Crabfish aka the Codfish aka the Crayfish the Lobster aka Tommy Doddler. Tracklist Nora Cleary – The Codfish Mickey Connors – The Crabfish Barry Gleeson – Mr. Crabfish Harry Cox – The Catfish Charlotte Renals – The Crabfish Cecil Sharp Centenary Collective – The Crabfish Tony Barrand and John Roberts - Crayfish Ron and the Rude Boys – The Lobster David Sear and Oscar Brand – The Codfish song Salty Dick – The Crabfish Dan and Bonnie Milner – The Crabfish Lomax the Hound of Music and Tom Chapin – The Crabfish Wren of Iniquity – The Old She Crab https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
7/10/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XLVII

Episode XLVII features a lot of new music from the likes of Holy Locust, Ora Cogan, Gabriel McArdle, Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Sourdurent, Mike Oberst and Padang Food Tigers, as well as some classics from the wider world of Irish traditional music and song. Holy Locust – Sorrowhead Ora Cogan – Katie Cruel Tommy Reck – Port an Bhráthair / Port Shean tSeáin Gabriel McArdle – Johnny and Molly Diarmuid Ó Meachair – John J. Kimmel Medley Sourdurent - La Dumenchada Mike Oberst – School Days Over Frank Harte – Charladies Ball Padang Food Tigers – O, Worshipful Company Of Sleepers Holy Locust – Beneath the Wheel https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
6/25/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity)

This episode looks at the ballad The Golden Vanity / The Sweet Trinity aka The Turkish Reveille aka The Turkish Revoloo aka The Turkey-Rogherlee aka The Turkey Shivaree aka The Merry Golden Tree aka The Golden Willow Tree aka The Green Willow Tree aka The Golden Vallady aka The Golden Furnity aka The Golden Fenadier aka The Golden Victory aka The Golden Merrilee aka The Mary Golden Tree aka The Gallant Victory aka The Golden Vanitee aka The Gold China Tree aka The Yellow Golden Tree aka The Weep-Willow Tree aka The French Galilee aka The Green Willow Tree aka The Sweet Kumadee aka The Bold Trellitee aka The Bold Grandee aka The Lowland Sea aka The Pirate Ship. Image by Pamela Coleman Smith!!! Tracklist: Andy the Doorbum – The Turkish Reveille Paul Clayton – The Turkish Reveille Odetta – The Golden Vanity The Carter Family – Sinking In The Lonesome Sea Justus Begley – The Golden Willow Tree Warde Ford – The Low Lands Low (Golden Willow Tree) Almanac Singers – The Golden Vanity Brothers Four – The Gallant Argosy Martha Reid – The Golden Vanity Duncan Williamson – The Golden Vanity Bill Cameron – The Golden Vanity Benjamin Britten – The Golden Vanity Boudewijn de Groot – Noordzee Assassin’s Creed – The Golden Vanity https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
6/12/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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FDN XLVI

Episode XLVI is respectfully dedicated to the memory of singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, musician, and all round legend Joe Mulheron who passed away earlier this month. It features a couple of songs by him as well as an unexpected early 80s anarcho-punk link with The Mob, new tracks from Jrpjej, Lainey Dempsey, Razen and Synth Widow, some risque slip jigs by Mary-Grace Autumn Lee alongside some classics by Pat Usher and James 'Ironhead' Baker and also a track for Seán Keane who also sadly passed away this month. Joe Mulheron – Free State Adjudicator Men of No Property – No Time for Love if they Come in the Morning The Mob – Cry of a Morning Jrpjej – Hakurıne Batmırze yi wored (feat. Myst) Lainey Dempsey – The Lum Hat Wantin the Croon Mary-Grace Autumn Lee – CENSORED / Come Upstairs with Me / Chloe's Passion / Hardiman the Fiddler Pat Usher – Wild Rover Pat Usher – The Prayer of Sheil James Ironhead Baker – Go Down Old Hannah Razen – A Postcard From Olivier Synth Widow – Wayfaring Stranger Sean Keane with Liam O’Flynn – The Maiden That Jigs It in Style / The Girl of the Big House / Alasdruim's March
5/29/202356 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bonus Episode - The Keach i the Creel

This episode looks at the ballad the Keach i the Creel aka The Cunning Clerk aka The Wife and the Creel aka The Wee Toon Clerk aka The Rock in the Same Auld Creel aka The Little Scotch Girl aka Coochie Coochie Coo Go Way. Tracklist Jimmy McBeath – The Keach in the creel Gordeanna McCullough – The Wee Toun Clerk Michael Gallagher – The Keach in the Creel Packie Manus Byrne – The Creel Larry Mulligan – The Creel Jamesie McCarthy - Coochie Coochie Coo Go Way The Bothy Band – Pretty Peg / Cregg’s Pipes Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbick – The Ride in the Creel Peggy Seeger – The Little Scotch Girl Subway to Sally – The Keach in the Creel The Dubliners – The Sick Note https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/15/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XLV

Episode XLV was recorded by a very groggy me in a hotel room in Paris. It features some duuurty Cajun tunes, (yet another) Marlais song, an unlikely song sung by Shane McGowan, an unlikely Polish folk / Reggae crossover, some tunes from the new women's piping CD by Na Píobairí Uilleann as well as lots more gems from the outer reaches of the traditional folk multiverse. Illo is of the Beast of Gévaudan because I'm in Paris and it was May Day yesterday. Tracklist Beau Cheval – Beau Cheval John Lyons – The Maid on the Shore Ross Daly and Djamshid Chemirani – Pervane Shane MacGowan - She Moved Through The Fair Trebunie Tutki and the Twinkle Brothers - Mój Dom/The Day I Build My House Claire Fennell - Slán Le Máigh Mary MacGrath – As I Went Walking Marais and Miranda – John Riley Pamela Schweblin – The Maids of Ballinacliffy, John Nestor in Action Marlais - Bird in the Bush Beau Cheval – Mort Dans Le Fossé https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/2/20231 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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Bonus Episode - Willie O'Winsbury

This episode looks at the ballad Willie O’Winsbury aka Lord Thomas of Winsbury aka Johnnie Barbour aka the Rich Shipowner’s Daughter aka Tom the Barber aka John Barlow from the Isle of Man aka O Will You Marry My Daughter Janet aka Fair Mary aka What Aileth Thee Tracklist: Sweeney’s Men – Willie O’Winsbury Joe McCafferty – John Barbour Robert Cinnamond – There was a Lady Lived in the West Fran MacPhail – John Barber Mary McGrath – Johnny Barden Sally Connors – Johnny Barnes Anita Best and Pamela Morgan – John Barbour Peggy Seeger – John Barbour Betsy and Bryce Whyte – Willie O’Winsbury Pentangle – Willie O’Winsbury Paul Giovanni and Magnet – Procession https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
4/17/20231 hour, 42 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XLIV

Episode XLIV takes a look at versions of the traditional songs that made their way onto Lankum's fourth album False Lankum, as well as a cello version of A Stór Mo Chroí, a song by Genoese Anarchist Fabrizio De André and a recent anti-racist ballad from New Zealand! Tracklist Finn – A Stór Mo Chroí Fabrizio De André – Un Blasfemo (Dietro Ogni Blasfemo C'è Un Giardino Incantato) Jean Ritchie – Go Dig My Grave Died For Love – Jasper Smith Gordon Bok – Clear Away in the Morning Cormac Begley – Master Crowley's / The Roscommon Francie and Mickey Byrne – Master Crowley's (Miss Patterson's) The Deadlians – Newcastle Luke Cheevers – The Waterford Sea Captain Frank Feeney – Lord O’Bore Beanie Entwistle and Joe Yorke – Monday Morning Sammy from New Zealand – The Battle of Wellington https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
4/3/202353 minutes, 28 seconds
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Prince Robert

This episode looks at the ballad Prince Robert aka Lord Abore and Mary Flynn aka Harry Saunders. Tracklist: Frank Feeney – Lord O’Bore and Mary Flynn Jim Kelly – Lord Abore and Mary Flynn Al O’Donnell – Lord Abore and Mary Flynn Ewan MacLennan – Prince Robert Peggy Seeger – Harry Saunders https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear Artwork by Anthony Van Dyck c.1630
3/21/202336 minutes, 57 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XLIII

Episode XLIII features songs of war, songs of love, songs of death, songs of the siren and songs of the Devil. Tracklist: Michael Gallagher – The Plains of Boyle / The Leitrim Fancy Brìghde Chaimbeul - Carry Them With Us - Tha Fonn Gun Bhi Trom (I Am Disposed of Mirth) Zeitkratzer, Svetlana Spajić, Dragana Tomić and Obrad Milić - The Battle at Mackov Kamen Maria W. Horn & Sara Parkman – Till Margaretha Isa Gordon – Love is Teasing Paddy Shine – Another Song To The Siren Mohammad Mostafa Heydarian – Bayeh Bayeh Suite (Narrative to Seyed Arash Shahriari) Nathan Salsburg – X The Mary Wallopers – The Night the Guards Raided Oweny's Blood on Satan’s Claw OST – Main Theme Tommy Reck – The Kilfrush / the Trip to Durrow https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
3/6/202359 minutes, 53 seconds
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The 'Child Ballad' in Ireland - Johns Hopkins University 06/10/2022

This is an audio recording of a lecture / performance I gave in the Shriver Hall Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore on the 6th of October 2022. https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
2/21/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XLII

Fire Draw Near Episode XLII is a moody frontline assemblage of traditional folk adjacent magic with new tracks from Jonny Dillon, A Clatter and Drone, Áit Ait, Cormorant Tree Oh and Eliza Carthy, recently discovered tracks from M(h)aol and Perinne Bourel as well as old time classics from John Griffin (the 5th Avenue Bus Man), Stefan Shkimba & Co., Cyril Biddick, the Young Tradition as well as none other than the legendary J.R. R. Tolkien. Tracklist: Perinne Bourel – Rigodon du Château d'Ancelle A Clatter and Drone - The Day That Broke Winter Jonny Dillon – Rose Gardens & Requiems Áit Ait – Miss Brown Mhaol – Oró Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile J. R. R. Tolkien – Sam's Rhyme of the Troll Cyril Biddick – Old Daddy Fox The Young Tradition – Daddy Fox John Griffin – The Real Old Mountain Dew Stefan Shkimba & Co. – LemkoWedding pt 11 The Kossoy Sisters – Down in a Willow Garden Cormorant Tree Oh – All Of It Eliza Carthy & The Restitution – Whirly Whorl Jonny Dillon – The Corridor Of The Heart https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
2/6/202356 minutes, 7 seconds
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Go Dig My Grave / Died For Love / The Butcher Boy

This episode looks at the ballad Sailor Boy aka All Around My Hat aka London City aka the Brisk Young Sailor aka the Brisk Young Farmer aka the Brisk Young Miner aka A Bold Fisherman Courted Me aka the Student boy aka the Maid’s Tragedy aka Maid’s Complaint aka the Distressed Maid aka the Unfortunate Swain aka There is an Alehouse aka I Know My Love aka Apron Strings aka the Irish Boy aka Lullaby aka Knutsford Town aka in Woodstock Town aka the Effects of Love Tracklist Joseph Taylor – Go Dig My Grave Jasper Smith – Died for Love A.L. Lloyd – Died for Love Rachel Unthanks and the Winterset - I Wish I wish Isla Cameron – Died for Love Elizabeth Cronin – The Alehouse Pops Johnny Connors – There is an Alehouse The Dubliners – I Know my Love Sarah Makem – The Butcher Boy Almeda Riddle – The Butcher Boy Elvis Costello – The Butcher Boy Dillard Chandler – I Wish my Baby was Born Love Has Brought Me to Despair – Berzilla Wallin Jean Ritchie – Go Dig my Grave Susanna – Go Dig my Grave https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
2/4/20231 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Barbara Allen III

This episode looks at North American versions of the ballad Bonny Barbara Allen aka The Ballet of Barbara Allen aka Barbara Allen's Cruelty aka Barbarous Ellen aka Edelin aka Hard Hearted Barbary Ellen aka The Sad Ballet Of Little Johnnie Green aka Sir John Graham aka Barbry Allen. Tracklist: Norman Candler – Barbara Allen Almeda Riddle – Barbara Allen Texas Gladden – Barbara Allen Banjo Bill Comet – Barbara Allen Jean Ritchie – Barbara Allen Royal Dadmun – Barbara Allen Eddie Arnold – Barbara Allen The Everly Brothers – Barbara Allen A Christmas Carol – Barbara Allen Frank Luther – Barbara Allen The Hillmen – Barbara Allen Roscoe Holcomb – Barbara Allen Blues Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones – Barbara Allen The Handsome Family – Barbara Allen Balanced Voices – Barbara Allen UTSA Wind Ensemble – Barbara Allen Norman Candler – Barbara Allen https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
1/24/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XLI

Fire Draw Near Episode XLI features 4 tracks called Trip to Ireland, 3 tracks with piping, 2 tracks called Foggy Mountain Breakdown, 1 track with dirty bits and loads more - such as Earl Scruggs playing banjo alongside a moog, Paddy Glackin playing fiddle alongside a synth, some madser playing techno alongside a fiddle tune and a load of Scottish women singing along to the beating of cloth. Tracklist: Liam O’Flynn – The Piper of the Embers / The Sixpenny Money The Croppy Boy – Anne Byrne Pierre Bensusan – Le Voyage Pour l’Irlande John McSherry and Michael McGoldrick – The Trip to Ireland Pádraigín Ní Úallacháin and Garry Ó Briain – Suamhailcí Samhailcí / Trip to Ireland Fíona Ní Churraoin, Caitlín Ní Chualáin - Gugalaí Gug! Captain Peacock – Trip to Ireland Earl and Randy Scruggs – Foggy Mountain Breakdown Gil Trythall – Foggy Mountain Breakdown Jolyon Jackson and Paddy Glackin – The Japanese Hornpipe Kate Nicholson – Waulking Song Pierre Bensusan – Heman Dubh Beau James Wilding – Set Myself on Fire Sean McAloon, Packie Fox and Hugh McCormack – The Lark in the Morning / Saddle the Pony Harry Cox – She was a Rum One https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
1/10/202358 minutes, 19 seconds
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FDN Christmas Special - Episode XXVII

Featuring all of the usual plus even more of the unusual than usual! Joyce, NO PRISONS, songs that sound like other songs, English toffs doing Irish pleb cosplay, Irish ne’er do-wells doing English farmer cosplay, English farmers singing songs that are actually plots of 1970s pornos set in the 1700s, a dramatical audio tale, people playing the taps, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Irish rebel ballads with @rebelmatters and that’s without even mentioning what you’ve been waiting for all week - the winners of the Fire Draw Near Raucous Rebel Christmas Cock Challenge 2021!!! Tracklist James Stephens – The Brown and the Yellow Ale Jim Eldon – I Wish There Was No Prisons Gan Ainm – Triple concerto for faucet, water pipes and fiddle Michael Lee Yonkers – Funboots The Pogues – Thousands are Sailing Tommy Reck – The Irish Washerwoman Tommy Reck – The Scholar / the Salamanca / Hand Me Down the Tackle Eimear Walshe – The Piper’s Grip Willie Clancy – The Gander Thomas Allen and Sheila Armstrong – Billy Boy Aberdeen Schoolchildren – My Mother and Your Mother The Copper Family – Dame Durden A Feckless Pack of Ne’er-Do-Wells – Ebeneezer Goode Rebel Matters Interview https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
1/10/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXX

Episode XXXX is a big Christmas special full of dead heros, secret guests, strange dreams, folk weirdos, camp highwaymen, throat-singing cowboys, young girls drinking ale straight from the barrel, Finno-Hibernian cryptids, and people who spend Christmas in Jail. Dedicated to the memory of Angelo Badalamenti. Tracklist Osa Mosafinn – Brurermarsj (Bridal March) Micho Russell – Christmas Day in the Morning Kú Killian – Kú’s Khristmas Fiddlin’ John Carson – Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over Hack Poet’s Guild – Daring Highwayman Pato Banton – I Do not Sniff The Coke Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne – Valentine O’Hara Adam and the Ants – Stand and Deliver The Watersons – Holly She Bears a Berry Elspeth Anne – When I Was a Young Girl Máire ní Ghráda – Queen of the Rushes Isa Gordon – When You Got it Done Richardin Korkkijalka - Kunniallinen Nainen Richardin Korkkijalka – Friar’s Britches Culainin Koirat - Helmi Pohjolan Duo Ruut – Nightingale Johnny Brennan – Early Morning Rakija Arthur Miles – Lonely Cowboy 1 & 2 Unnamed – The Yodelling Donkey Hatchet Field – Run On The Youngsters – Christmas in Jail https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
12/13/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 2 seconds
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North Circular

This is a one-off bonus episode featuring a number of live performances from Luke McManus' new film North Circular. The film is a documentary musical journeying along the North Circular Road in Dublin's North Inner City. Written & directed by Luke McManus, edited by John Murphy, produced by Luke McManus & Elaine Gallagher. Score by Kevin Murphy and Seti The First. North Circular opens on December 2nd in Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2, Light House, Dublin 7, Savoy Cinema, Dublin 1, IMC Dun Laoghaire and Queens Film Theatre Belfast. It opens on Dec 4th at Bertha Dochouse in London, and on Dec 9th in the Gate Multiplex in Cork and Palás Cinema in Galway. Tickets and info from www.northcircular.ie Production and mixing on tracks by Hugh Fox. Boom operated by Dave Harris. NCR picture by Andrew Sheridan. Tracklist John Francis Flynn - Lag Song Annie Hughes - The Blackbird of Sweet Avondale Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin - Dark Horse on the Wind Jerry O'Reilly - Van Diemen's Land Julie Kavanagh - Siúil a Rún Ian Lynch - Banks of the Nile https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
12/1/202244 minutes, 22 seconds
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Barbara Allen II

This episode looks at English and Scottish versions of the ballad Bonny Barbara Allen aka The Ballet of Barbara Allen aka Barbara Allen's Cruelty aka Barbarous Ellen aka Edelin aka Hard Hearted Barbary Ellen aka Sad Ballet Of Little Johnnie Green aka Sir John Graham aka Barbry Allen. Tracklist: Norman Candler – Barbara Allen Sam Larner – Barbara Allen Caroline Hughes – Barbary Allen Debbie and Pennie Davies – Barbara Allen Shirley Collins – Barbara Allen The Hare and the Moon – Barbara Allen Stick in the Wheel – Barbara Allen Norman Kennedy – Bonny Barbara Allen Jimmy Stewart – Barbara Allen Jessie Murphy – Barbara Allen Ethel Findlater – Barbara Allen Dan Gibson’s Solitudes – Barbara Allen Norman Candler – Barbara Allen https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/29/202252 minutes, 3 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXIX

Episode XXXIX features lots and lots of really interesting new music as well as some forgotten gems of the past - from the far-flung hinterlands of folk, traditional and beyond! Tracklist: Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin – Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin – The Deepest Breath Neil Ó Lochlainn & Cuar – Johnny Seoige Burd Ellen – The Chariot Paleface - Emme Suostu Pelkäämään De Gyldne Løver - Fru Jensens Dreng Branwen - Buried in Kilkenny Jasper Smith - Tiddleywink Old Man Do They Hang Too Low - Billy Bedamned on banjo Afroman – Dicc Hang Lo Roslyn Steer – Gamhna Sa Cheo Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin – The Monaghan Jig Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin – The Long Note https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/14/202258 minutes, 16 seconds
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Barbara Allen

This episode looks at Irish versions of the ballad Bonny Barbara Allen aka The Ballet of Barbara Allen aka Barbara Allen's Cruelty aka Barbarous Ellen aka Edelin aka Hard Hearted Barbary Ellen aka Sad Ballet Of Little Johnnie Green aka Sir John Graham aka Barbry Allen. Tracklist: Norman Candler – Barbara Allen Tom Lenihan – Barbry Allen Elizabeth Cronin – Barbara Allen Sarah Makem – Barbara Allen John Byrne – Barbara Alen Joe Heaney – Barbary Allen De Danann – Barbara Allen Andy Cash – Barbary Allen Dolly Parton and Altan – Barbara Allen Ye Vagabonds – Barbara Allen Paddy Keenan – Barbara Allen Norman Candler – Barbara Allen https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/1/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXVIII

Fire Draw Near Episode XXXVIII is a recording of the interview I did with Jack Dempsey McMahon aka DJackulate at the Dun Laoghaire Folk Festival in September 2022. We talked about many things including his musical techniques, uilleann piping, trends in traditional music, the North Strand Kontra Band, Klezmer music, trawling vinyl for samples, the Trad Rave, tradition vs innovation and lot's more. Jack performed a number of his own pieces and also brought along a few recordings to listen to and discuss. Tracklist: DJackulate – Rocky’s Couch Leo Rowsome – The Kerry Jig / The Ballintore Fancy Packie Dolan and his Melody Boys – Lasses of Donnibrook Naftule Brandwein – Nifty’s Freilach DJackulate – One Year Sober Sister Irene O’Connor – Fire of God’s Love Willie Brady – Little Brigid Flynn Agi Pettik and Gergely Barcza – Gan Ainm Frank Ifield – The Wild Rover DJackulate – An Eldritch Communion https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
10/19/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Unquiet Grave

This episode looks at the Unquiet Grave aka Cold Blows the Wind. Tracklist: The Dubliners – The Unquiet Grave George Dunne – The Unquiet Grave May Bradley – The Unquiet Grave Stanley Robertson – The Unquiet Grave Jim Keeping – The Unquiet Grave Hedy West – The Unquiet Grave Gryphon – The Unquiet Grave Steven Wilson – The Unquiet Grave Ween – Cold Blows the Wind https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
10/3/202245 minutes, 37 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXVII

Episode XXXVII features over one hour of audio hallucinatory magick stemming from the world of traditional folk and slowly creeping into other spheres, eldritch tendrils maintaining their core DNA even as they mutate and transform. Old tunes, comedic verses, devilish songs and poppy bleeps, from the wonky to the whimsical, the woeful to the wacky, the wondrous to the wocious. Let it ooze into your eager earholes like a gallon of molten Kerrygold. Tracklist: Buntús Rinnce – The King of the Fairies Tom Morrison and John Reynolds – Kregg's Pipes / The Boys From Mayo Barney Flynn – There’ll Be Murder There Tonight Brighde Chaimbeul, Ross Ainslie and Steven Byrnes – Irish Sweet Willliam – Devil’s Nine Jim Ghedi – What Will Become of England? Peter Sellers – Suddenly It’s Folk Song Enza Pagliara & Dario Muci – Canto Alla Spiga Daniele Sepe – Tarantella del Gargano Betsy Whyte – Yellow on the Broom Benjamin Britten (arr.) – Newcastle The Broadside Band - Newcastle Bob Dylan – Easy and Slow The Seedy Seeds – Grace Century Steel Band – Fields of Athenry https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/19/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXVI

Episode XXXVI was made in the North Woods of Minnesota and features songs recorded along the way by Summer Newman and Katee Rose as well as tracks by FDN favourite Marlais, West of Roan, Swan Arcade, Frank Harte Liam O'Flynn, Gay, Conor and Seán McKeon and more! Tracklist Gay, Conor and Seán McKeon – The Humours of Lisheen / The Gallowglass / The Cordial The Dubliners – Three Lovely Lassies from Kimmage Frank Harte – The Twangman Swan Arcade – Go From My Window Liam O’Flynn and Catherine Ennis – Easter Snow Summer Newman Katee Rose – I Saw A Blackbird West of Roan – The Grieving Hour Summer Newman – Single Girl Summer Newman – January Man Katee Rose – Three Babes Katee Rose – Henry Lee Marlais - Prae https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
8/22/202259 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Lass Of Roch Royal

This episode looks at the ballad The Lass of Roch Royal aka The Lass of Loch Royal aka The Lass of Aughrim aka Lord Gregory aka Annie of Lochroyan. Tracklist: Elizabeth Cronin – Lord Gregory Ollie Conway – Lord Gregory Thomas Moran – Lord Gregory Lisa Hannigan – The Lass of Aughrim Dave Maguire – The Lass of Aughrim Peggy Delaney – The Maid of Aughrim Isla St. Clair – Annie of Lochroyan Ewan MacColl – Lord Gregory The Corries – Lord Gregory The Lass of Roch Royal – Peggy Seeger The Lass of Roch Royal – Paul Clayton Judy Collins – Lord Gregory David Patrick Kelly – The Lass of Aughrim https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
8/8/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXV

One more for all the weirdos out there! This one ponders ideas relating to the existence and nature of traditional song arrangement and features tracks by all kinds of wonderful and fantastic oddballs such as FDN favourites DJackulate and Marlais, as well as Deviant and Naive Ted, Logan Bragg, Nathan Salsburg, JPH, Anna and Elizabeth, Cedric Dind-Lavoie and Jumpleads. 'The idea of a living tradition is that it stays active whilst relevant, present and does not become a museum piece. Within the world of folk music, it could be argued that the tradition itself is the act of passing on a song, not the preservation of a general aesthetic. It has far more to do with the individual approach than maintaining a homogeny. ' - Marlais 2016 Tracklist DJackulate – Rocky’s Couch Deviant and Naïve Ted – Send in the Hounds Logan Bragg – Black Jack Davey Jumpleads – Poor Old Horse Jumpleads – This Day the Stag Must Die, Johnny Cope Marlais – My Bonny Boy Tom Ennis and John Gerrity – Miss Thornton / The Merry Blacksmith / The Bush in Bloom Anna and Elizabeth – Margaret Cedric Dind-Lavoie –Je viens là-bas du pâturage (avec la famille Brideau, 1977) Nathan Salzberg - IV JPH – A Holy Hour https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
7/26/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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Lord Lovel

This episode looks at Lord Lovel aka Lord Lovat aka Lord Levett. Tracklist Tom Lenihan – Lord Levett Nora Cleary – Lord Levett Sara and Rita Keane – Lord Donegal Jeannie Robertson – Lord Loval The Hennessys – Lord Loval Spriguns of Tolgus – Lord Lovell The Broadside – Lord Lovell Walter Pardon – Lord Lovel Frank Profitt – Lord Lovel Susan Ruth Brown – Lord Lovel Peggy Seeger – Abe Lincoln Stood At The White House Gate Lord Lovel Karaoke https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
7/13/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXIV

Episode XXXIV features music songs, bird songs, harmony songs, prison songs, drill songs, Irish songs and Sicilian songs. Tracklist: Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill – The Night Poor Larry Was Stretched Planxty - Pat Reilly Nightingales and Beatrice Harrison - The Derry Air David Harper - The Turfman from Ardee Skara Brae - An Cailín Rua The Voice Squad - The Banks of the Bann Francie Byrne - The Wild Irishman Wade Ward - Old Jimmy Sutton Rosa Balistreri - Buttana di to ma The Dubliners – Lag Song Ronnie Drew – Easy and Slow Sello - Process Sello feat. Offica - Oggy Seán ‘ac Dhonncha - Liam Ó Raofille Denis Murphy - The Queen of O’Donnell Joe Mulherron - The Wee White Turban Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill - O’Reilly’s Greyhound / Palmer's Gate https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
6/26/202258 minutes, 3 seconds
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Captain Wedderburn's Courtship

This episode looks at the ballad Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship aka Stock or Wall aka The Keeper of the Game aka He Rolled Her to the Wall aka The Song of Riddles aka The Laird o' Roslyn's Doughter. Tracklist Frank Harte – He Rolled Her to the Wall Thomas Moran – Captain Woodburn Rose McCartin – The Keeper of the Game Sarah Makem – You and I in One Bed Lie Maggie Murphy – Stock or Wall Willie Clancy – The Song of Riddles Jean Redpath – Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship Joe Rae – The Laird o' Roslyn's Doughter Gordeanna McCulloch – Captain Wedderburn Alasdair Roberts – Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship Captain Pearl R. Nye – Between Me and the Wall https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
6/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXIII

This episode concentrates on recent releases that have come under my radar over the last while as well as some Anne Briggs and Moldy Peaches thrown in for good measure. Concertina, mandolin, guitar, voice, fiddle, bronze age horns, chest rattling bass, dulcimer, drums and more!!! Tracklist: Cormac Begley – To War Ye Vagabonds – The Humours of Glin Ye Vagabonds – Go Away and Come Back Hither Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones – Wanton Lasses Pity Her Mary Grace Autum Lee – Carolan’s Cup Jrpjej - Koje Berdykuo Mykhamety Igybz Anne Briggs – The Recruited Collier An Galar Dubh – Cónocht Dulcidrone – Gauze Like Mama’s Broke – Narrow Line The Moldy Peaches – Steak for Chicken Cormac Begley - Rolling in the Barrel / O'Neill's March / Tralee Jail https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/30/202258 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Trees They Do Grow High

This episode looks at the ballad The Trees the Grow Tall aka The Trees They Grow So High aka Long A-Growing aka Young But Growing aka He’s Young But He’s Daily A-Growing aka The Bonny Boy aka Lady Mary Ann aka Young Craigston. Tracklist Joe Heaney – My Bonny Boy is Young Joe Holmes – My Bonny Boy is Young Landless – The Trees the Grow Tall Maija Sofia – The Trees they Do Grow High Lizzie Higgins – The College Boy Lizzie Higgins – Lady Mary Ann AL Lloyd – The Bonny Boy Spriguns of Tolgus – The Trees They Do Grow High Robin and Barry Dransfield – The Trees They Do Grow High Nathan Hatt – He’s Young But He’s Daily A-Growing Joan Baez – The Trees They Do Grow High Paul Clayton – Young But Growing Sally Sloane – Young But Growing https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/16/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXII

Episode XXXII was cobbled together on my travels around the USA and is now online - featuring new songs and interviews with Andy the Doorbum and others as well as numerous iterations of the tune The Girl I left Behind Me by The Pogues the Skillet Lickers, Sweeney's Men, Seán MacDonnchadha, Cisco Houston and more, some songs from the South East of Ireland, a song in a dead Irish language, as well as some murderous transatlantic fun. ***Note - because of the limited nature of my resources while travelling the audio quality of this episode is not as good as that of others. I also seem to have become confused about the nature of concepts relating to past, present and future. Please excuse these inconsistencies and have confidence that both my audio and neurological hardware will be back to their normal state next month!*** https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear #firedrawnear #endlessdescentofthetraditionaryweirdo Tracklist: Sweeney’s Men – Waxie’s Dargle The Skillet Lickers – The Girl I left Behind Me CPNPC – The Girl I Left Behind Me Sean MacDonnachadha – An Spailpín Fánach The Pogues – The Rare Ould Mountain Dew Cisco Houston – Mysteries of a Hobo’s Life Seán Óg Ó Tuama - Wexford Mummers Song Paddy Berry – The Forth Men and Bargy Men Elspeth Ann – Mercy Me Lloyd Chandler – A Conversation with Death Dellie Norton – Young Emily Maggie Murphy – Young Edmund Andy the Doorbum – The Unquiet Grave campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/2/20221 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Lady Isabel And The Elf Knight

This episode looks at the ballad Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight aka the Gowans Sae Gae aka The Water o' Wearie's Well aka The Outlandish Knight aka May Colvin aka Along the North Strand Tracklist Angus Mohr – Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight Polly Paulusma - Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight Judith Weir - Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight Freb Hunt-Bull - The Water of Wearie’s Well Corny McDaid – False Lover John Kitty Cassidy – Along the North Strand Jumbo Brightwell – The False-Hearted Knight Shirley Collins – The Outlandish Knight Charles S. Brink – Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight Tim Eriksen – Castle by the Sea JE. Mainer and the Mountaineers – Six King’s Daughters Rum – Heer Halewijn https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
4/20/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXXI

Episode XXXI looks at possible influences for the tune to a Ewan MacColl song and features piping, fiddling, singing, tunes that sound like other tunes, the Cradle ov Filth and more! Tracklist: Peat and Diesel – Western Isles Joe Byrne – Snowy Breasted Pearl Luke Kelly – The Bonnie Shoals of Herring Ewan MacColl – The Famous Flower of Serving Men Matt Cranitch, Paul De Grae & Jackie Daly – Sliabh na mBan Mama’s Broke – Just Pick One Unknown Suonata For Bagpipe And Triangle Rättviks Spelmanslag - Gärdebylåten, gånglåt (Marching Tune from Gärdeby) Elizabeth Cronin – Níl Mo Shláinte ar Fónamh Elizabeth Cronin – Ten Weary Years Early Grave Band – Nuke Power C.B. Fernando & H.D Manuel – Manaram Sidevi The Clovers – Rotten Cocksucker’s Ball https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
4/4/202258 minutes, 53 seconds
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The False Knight Upon the Road

This Episode looks at the ballad The False Knight Upon the Road, aka The False Knight, aka The Smart Schoolboy, aka The False False Fly, aka The Child Upon the Road aka False Fidee, aka Où Vas-tu, Mon P’tit Garcon? Tracklist Norman Kennedy – The False Knight Upon the Road Bella Higgins and Andrew Stewart – The False Knight Upon the Road The Bitter Withy – The False Knight Upon the Road Barry Gleeson – The False False Fly Frank Quinn – The False Knight Upon the Road Tim Hart and Maddy Prior – The False Knight Upon the Road Phillip Langridge – The False Knight Upon the Road Mary Eppler – The Knightman Edmund Henneberry –The False Knight Upon the Road Helene Baillargeon and Alan Mills - Où Vas-Tu, Mon P'tit Garçon? Amps For Christ –The False Knight Upon the Road Fleet Foxes –The False Knight Upon the Road https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
3/22/202249 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXX

Episode XXX is one for the weirdos featuring new tracks by Junior Brother, D.C Cross, the Deadlians, Brìghde Chaimbeul as well as hurdy gurdys, didgeridoos, throat singing, cheeky mash-ups and your oul one. Tracklist DJ Dolphin Boy - Bazouki Fuckers Junior Brother - No Country for Young Men Topette - Winstanley's / Le Trois Canards Pól Ó Ceallaigh and Jimmy O'Brien-Moran - An Laib Scapithe / Íoc an Cúntas D.C. Cross - South Albury Take-Away Before the Big Rip-off Sally Sloane - I've Been a Wild Boy Reconciliation - Kerry Polka Dinny 'Jimmy' Doyle and Larry Griffin - Tommy Murphy Was a Soldier Boy Oidupaa Vladimir Oiun - A Thin Mountain Ash Yat Kha - Go Lassie Go David Watson - Glossal Brìghde Chaimbeul and Dimcho Enchev - S/T Barney Grubbs - Pigeon on the Gate The Deadlians - I Don't Want to Ride Your Oul One Anymore https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
3/7/202259 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Gosport Tragedy

This episode looks at The Gosport Tragedy aka The Cruel Ship's Carpenter aka Pretty Polly Tracklist The Gosport Tragedy - Ethel Findlater Sam Larner – Pretty Polly Trees – Pretty Polly The Dublin Murder Ballad - Jeannie Robertson Miss Brown - Frank Harte Miss Brown – Joe Heaney Richard Dawson – The Cruel Ship’s Carpenter Ted Ashlaw – The Cruel Ship’s Carpenter Pretty Polly - Addie Graham The Coon Creek Girls – Pretty Polly Congo Cowboys – Pretty Polly https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
2/22/202258 minutes, 40 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXIX

Fire Draw Near Episode XXIX features songs by the Watersons, songs from the north of England, a song by Lingua Ignota, songs from Scotland, songs and tunes from Ireland as well as some puerile nonsense from the 1940s. Tracklist: Cormac Begley – The Flogging Reel Lick the Tins – Can’t Help Falling in Love The Watersons – North Country Maid The Watersons – The Broom of the Cowdeknowes The Watersons – Rap Her to Bank Vin Garbutt – The Hartlepool Monkey The Wilson Family – I Am Coal Lainey Dempsey – Haiku Arun Sood – The Old Dictaphone Lingua Ignota – Katie Cruel Pádriac Keane – Old Hang You Have Killed Me / Garrett Barry’s Jig Al O’Donnell – Lord Abore and Mary Flynn Unidentified Singers – The Lucan Dairy Packie Dolan – A Drink in the Morning Packie Dolan – Saddle the Pony / The Rakes of Kildare Unidentified – I Came in My Best Sunday Suit https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
2/7/202259 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Elfin Knight

This episode looks at the ballad The Elfin Knight aka The Wind Hath Blown Ma Plaidie Awa aka Scarborough Fair The Tri-Coloured House aka Rosemerry Lane aka The Cambric Shirt aka Impossibilities. Tracklist Ewan Mac Coll and Peggy Seeger – The Elfin Knight John Mac Donald – The Wind Hath Blown Ma Paidie Awa Margaret Tait – The Wind Hath Blown Ma Paidie Awa Ewan Mac Coll – Scarborough Fair Martin Carthy – Scarborough Fair Paul Simon and the Muppets – Scarborough Fair Gershon Kingsley – Scarborough Fair Mary Kate McDonagh – The Tri-Coloured House Thomas Moran – Strawberry Lane Michael Moran – Strawberry Lane Elisabeth Jefferies – Rosemary Lane Mrs. Clara Stevens – A True Lover of Mine Jennie Gray – The Cambric Shirt Anna Sandage Underhill – The Elfin Knight Mrs. Georgia Ann Griffin - Impossibilities Bill Bailey – Scarborough Fair https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
1/25/202258 minutes
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXVIII

Episode XXVIII features an in-depth analysis about how we’re all descended from the great eternal drone of the universe, recently recorded uilleann piping from Chris McMullan, Jason Rouse and Pádraic Keane, recordings from the Inishowen International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar and Café Oto, dying for love and my own personal favourite - dying for poor old Ireland. Tracklist FDN live podcast intro recorded at Café Oto, 11 October 2021 Chris McMullan – The Downfall of Paris The Wolfetones – Rule Brittania Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly – The Craic We Had the Day We Died for Ireland Jason Rouse – Rathawaun / The Hare in the Corn / The Cock of the North / Oh Susanna Maureen Jelks – Broom Blooms Bonny Pádraic Keane - Rince Scioból an Ghabha / Smash the Windows Antaine Ó Faracháin – Johnny Seoige Jason Rouse – The Rocks of Bawn / Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Fair Peggy Seeger – I Wish I was a Single Girl Again Leann Toland – Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye Amps for Christ – The Blacksmith https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
1/10/202258 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Baffled Knight

This episode looks at the ballad The Baffled Knight aka Blow Away the Morning Dew aka Clear Away The Morning Dew aka The New Mown Hay aka the Shepherd Lad aka Jock Sheep aka Katie Morey. Tracklist The City Waites – The Baffled Knight Emily Bishop – The Baffles Knight Sam Larner – Blow Away the Morning Dew Assassin’s Creed – Clear Away the Morning Dew Guildford Boy’s Choir – Blow Away the Morning Dew Ewan Mac Coll – The Shepherd Lad Various – Jock Sheep John Campbell – The Baffled Knight Ian Lynch – The Baffled Knight Captain Pearl R. Nye – The Banks of Sullee Doc Watson – Katie Morey The Buffalo Silver Band – The Baffled Knight Far From the Maddening Crowd OST – Blow Away the Morning Dew https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/29/202148 minutes, 51 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXVI

Episode XXVI features Irish traditional dance tunes, Sean Nós, English Gypsies, 1970s Reggae, uilleann pipes, fiddle, a man with no balls and poor old England. Pictured is my Granda Thomas Lynch Snr. on the accordion. Tracklist Ceoltóirí Chulann – An Tonn Reatha (The Rolling Wave) Jackie Roche – The Blackbird (Set Dance) Peter Ingram – Mandi went to Poove the Gri – Untitled Stepdance - Can you Rokker Romany Jasper Smith – Father Had a Knife Harold Covill – The Happy Family Sandy Archibald – My Faither's Gied's a Horse Teri York and Kids – That’s the Way You Spell New york Dillinger – Cocaine in My Brain Chicken in the Car - Ralph Flanagan Harry Cox – What Will Become of England Sarah Ghriallais – Amhrán and Phúca Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan – The Cook in the Kitchen / The Wandering Minstrel Seán ‘ac Dhonncha – Our Famous Cathal Brugha Seán ‘ac Dhonncha – Green Brooms Thomas McCarthy – No Balls at All https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/15/202157 minutes, 28 seconds
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Edward

This episode looks at the ballad Edward aka What Put the Blood? aka My Son David aka Son Come Tell It Unto Me aka Sven I Rosengård aka The Blood of the Old Red Rooster. Tracklist Mary Delaney – What Put the Blood? Pops Johnny Connors – What Put the Blood? John Reilly – What Put the Blood? Weenie (Selphinus) Brazil – Son Come Tell it Unto Me Angela Brazil – Son Come Tell it Unto Me Mr. Webb – Son Come Tell it Unto Me Jeannie Robertson – My Son David Lena Willemark – Sven I Rosengård Garmarna – Sven I Rosengård Carl Loewe – Edward Almeda Riddle – The Blood of the Old Red Rooster Amps for Christ - Edward https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/1/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXV

Episode XXV of Fire Draw Near features Paddy Moloney, Stick in the Wheel, Máire Ní Ghráda, the Friel Sisters, Louise Mulcahy, Jelly Roll Morton, Mike Oldfield, the return of Lomax Does Ireland and more!!! Tracklist The Chieftains – An Phis Fhliuch (the Wet Quim) Paddy Moloney – Bumper Squire Jones Paddy Moloney and Mike Oldfield and band – Planxty Fanny Power and more Stick in the Wheel – The Cuckoo Stick in the Wheel – Wierds Broke It Dennis Donahue – My Uncle Dan McCann Mick Moloney – My Uncle Dan McCann Máire Ní Ghráda – Queen of the Rushes Louise, Michelle and Mick Mulcahy – Charlie Mulvihill’s, Farewell to Ireland The Friel Sisters – The Humours of Ballyloughlin, Rakes of Clonmel, the Kilkenny Jig Mickey Doherty – Story of St. Columcille and the Curse of Only Putting on One Shoe Mickey Doherty – Haste to the Wedding, My Match is Made Mickey Doherty – Story of the Fiddler with Only One Tune Mickey Doherty – The Fairy’s Reel Jelly Roll Morton – The Dirty Dozen https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
10/18/202159 minutes, 33 seconds
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Lord Randal II

This is the second episode looking at the ballad Lord Randall aka Henry My son aka Amhrán na hEascainne aka Großmutter Schlangenköchin. Tracklist La Piva dal Carnér - Il Testamento dell'avvelenato Elster Silberflug - Großmutter Schlangenköchin Carl Orff, Gunhild Keetman & Kölner Kinderchor - Großmutter Schlangenköchin Abner Jay – Lord Randall Josh White – Lord Randall Sara Cleveland – My Bonny Bon Boy Jean Ritchie – Lord Randall Peggy Seeger – Billy Boy Fred Katz with Paul Horn and the Chico Hamilton Quartet – Lord Randall The Mickey Finns – Lord Randall https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
10/4/202148 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode XXIV

Episode XXIV features new songs from Marlais and Jrpjej as well as tracks by Sarah and Rita Keane, Hassan Wargui, Michael O'Shea, Seán McKeon and Liam O'Connor, Anna and Elizabeth and the Caretaker. Tracklist Seán Ó Riada - Speech Sarah and Rita Keane – Moll Dubh a Ghleanna Hassan Wargui - Isawl Omarg (Music Speaks) Marlais – Died For Love Michael O’Shea – Kerry Nameless Grave – Monaghan Gay McKeon – The Monaghan Jig / Francis Aucoin Seán McKeon and Liam O’Connor – Ancient Irish War March Jrpjej - Zazu Daha The Johnstons – Tunnel Tigers The Young Tradition – Byker Hill O.J. Abbot – By the Hush, Me Boys Anna and Elizabeth – Mama’s in the Graveyard Jimmy MacBeath – John Anderson, My Jo The Caretaker – A Losing Battle is Raging https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/20/202159 minutes, 27 seconds
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Lord Randal I

This episode looks at the ballad Lord Randall aka Henry My Son aka Amhrán na hEascainne aka Großmutter Schlangenköchin. Tracklist Mary Delaney – Buried in Kilkenny Frank Quinn – Lord Randal Joe Heaney – Amhrán na hEascainne Anne Mulqueen – Cá Rabhais ar Feadh an Lae Uaim Kathleen Behan – My Bonny Brown Boy Unidentified Traveller – Billy Boy Frank Harte – Henry my Son Wounded John Scott Cree – Green and Yeller Steeleye Span – Lord Randal Martin Carthy – Lord Randal Jeannie Robertson – Lord Randal Isla Cameron – Croodlin Doo Betsy Miller and Ewan MacColl – Lord Randal Alan Elsdon Band – Lord Randal https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/6/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode XXIII

Episode XXIII features new songs from Cathal Caufield and Conor O’Kane as well as recordings of non-lexical vocable singing from the Jewish, Inuit, Indian, Sami, French, Irish, Scottish and American traditions. Tracklist: Audrey Saint Coeur – Diddlage Cathal Caulfield – The Morning Thrush Annie Johnson – Bird Imitations Michael and Paddy Rafferty – The Queen of the Rushes Christy Moore – The Knock Song Paddy Tunney – Scots Bagpipe Lilts Eilidh MacKenzie – Puirt a Béil Sanjay Subrahmanyan – Raga Nattakurinji Sami Joik Songs Soria Eyituk, Lusi Kuni – Katajjaq Blackfire – AIM song Jimmie Riddle – Yakety Eeeph Angelo Dornan – Chin Music Unknown – Bratslav Nigun Conor O’Kane – Harvest of Clovers https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
8/23/202159 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Cruel Mother

This episode looks at the ballad The Cruel Mother aka All Around the Loney-O aka Weile Weile Waile aka Carslisle Wall aka Greenwood Sidey. Tracklist Mickey Connors – Down by the Green Roadside-um Thomas Moran – The Cruel Mother Landless – All Around the Loney-O Winnie Stokes – Weile Weile Waile Andrew Stewart – Weilo Weilo Wailo Lizzie Higgins - The Cruel Mother Silly Wizard – Carlisle Wall Anonymous – Greenwood Side Cecilia Costello – The Cruel Mother A.L. Lloyd – The Cruel Mother Mrs. G.A. Griffin – The Cruel Mother Anna and Elizabeth – Greenwood Sidey Andy the Doorbum – The Cruel Mother https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
8/9/20211 hour, 29 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXII

Episode XXII looks at some bits and bobs from the unsettled frontiers of traditional music including homemade bagpipes, out-there arrangements of well-known tunes, a new track from John Francis Flynn, straight up honest-to-God bodhrán playing, Robin Roberts as a performer / collector, the whole question of Led Zeppelin and the influence of *that* famous blind Irish harper as well as what is perhaps one of the filthiest songs in the wider folk / blues canon (NSFWAF). Seán Keane – The Gold Ring / Strop the Razor Fred Costello - At Trinity Church I Met My Doom Donald WG Lindsay and Richard Youngs – International Bagpipe Day Paddy Glackin and Jolyon Jackson – Green Fields of America (Jig and Reel) John Francis Flynn – My Son Tim Seán Ryan – Tatter Jack Walsh / Connie O’Connell’s Christy Moore – The Hackler From Grouse Hall Robin Roberts – Through Dublin City Robin Roberts – Eggs and Marrowbones Patrick Ball – Carolan’s Dream Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Spirit – Taurus Lucille Bogan – Shave ‘Em Dry II https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
7/26/202159 minutes, 50 seconds
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Long Lankin

This episode looks at the ballad Long Lankin aka Lamkin aka False Lankum. Tracklist John Reilly Jr. – False Lankum Helen Diamond – Long Lankin Seán Corcoran – The Lambkin Ben Butcher – Long Lankin George Fradley - Lankin A.L. Lloyd – Long Lankin Hare and Moon – Long Lankin Steeleye Span – Long Lankin Robin Williamson and Lawson Dondo – Long Lankin Alexander Robb – Lamkin Hedy West – Beaulampkin Frank Profitt - Bo Lamkin Mrs Lena Barre – Bolakins The Wainwright Sisters – Long Lankin https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
7/12/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XXI

Episode XXI features a number of lost gems of my personal cassette collection from the likes of Tommy Reck, Noel Hill, William Mullally, Mick O'Brien, Frank Browne and more....Also some classic Irish hip-hop from Scary Éire, a new track from Jordan O'Leary, an Irish translation of a Leadbelly classic, the return of two missed segments and more of the usual oddness from the wider world of Irish traditional music and song.... Tracklist: Tommy Reck – The Scholar, The Salamanca, Tom Steele Johnny Moynihan – The Banks of Red Roses Mick O’Brien – The Humours of Lisheen, Tom Billy’s Fancy, Humours of Kilkenny Frank Browne – About a Row William Mullally – Lady Carberry, The Races of Athlone Noel Hill – Last Night’s Fun, The Trip to Durrow Jordan O’Leary – Skibbereen Some Weirdo – As Ye Wander Scary Éire – The Dole Q Sam Larner – The Reckless Young Fellow Kitty Gallagher – Irene, Go dTé Tú Slán Kitty Gallagher – An Mhaighdeán Mhara Leadbelly – Goodnight Irene Jimmy White – The Canny Shepherd Laddie Unknown – The Shepherd Laddie The Ed Sullivan Orchestra (Arranged by Teo Macero) - The Countryside Dance https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
6/28/202158 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Unfortunate Rake

This episode looks at the ballad The Dying Soldier aka The Unfortunate Rake aka The Locke Hospital aka St. James' Hospital aka When I Was On Horseback. Tracklist Brendan Gleeson – The Unfortunate Rake Christy Moore – The Locke Hospital Tom Lenihan – St. James’ Hospital Mary Doran – When I was on Horseback Molly Collins – As I Went Out Walking One Fine Summer’s Morning Norma Waterson – The Unfortunate Lass Harry Cox - The Young Sailor Cut Down In His Prime Willie Mathieson – I am a Young Man Cut Down in my Prime Mrs. Viola Penn – Bright Summer Morning Texas Gladden – One Morning In May Dick Devall – Tom Sherman’s Barroom James Ironhead Baker – St. James’ Hospital Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong – St. James’ Infirmary Kenneth S. Goldstein – The Wild Lumberjack Jan Brunvand – A Sun Valley Song https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
6/15/202153 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XX

Q. What are the three greatest mouth-noises in FDN XX? A. Not difficult to tell. To wit; the vainglorious manly-man shout of Throllmas of Trollech, the heart-rending soulwail of Patty Waters and the soul-soothing tongue-rolled musical warble-diddles of Paddy Tunney. Q. Is that the extent of FDN XX? A. Not difficult to tell. No. Many are the many-noised noises besides. To wit; Cath and Phil Tyler, Caoimhe Hogarty, Liam Óg O’Flynn, Séamus Heaney, Louis Jordan, Barra MacEochaidh, Fionn Mac Cumhail, Jimmy O’Dea, DJackulate, Christy Moore, Nina Simone and Neillidh Boyle. É mo Scél. Tracklist: Cath and Phil Tyler - Loves Old Sweet Song Caoimhe Hogarty - The Dublin Murder Ballad Liam Óg O'Flynn - The Yellow Bittern / The Broken Pledge Seamus Heaney - The Yellow Bittern Louis Jordan - What's the Use in Getting Sober (When You gong to Get Drunk Again) Seamus Heaney - Scél lem Dúib Barra Mac Eochaidh - Scél Lem Dúib Trollech - Scél Lem Dúib Jimmy O'Dea - Rathgar DJackulate - Lilt Christy Moore - Black is the Colour Nina Simone and Emil Latimer - Black is the Colour of my True Love's Hair Patty Waters - Black is the Colour of my True Love's Hair Liam Óg O'Flynn - the Rollin Wave / The Hag's Money Neillidh Boyle - The Man in the Graveyard https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/31/202158 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Gypsy Laddie

This episode looks at The Gypsy Laddie aka the Dark-Eyed Gypsy aka the Raggle Taggle Gypsy. Tracklist: Planxty – Raggle Taggle Gypsy John Reilly - Raggle Taggle Gypsy Paddy Doran – Seven Yellow Gypsies Joe Holmes - Dark Eyed Gypsy Séamus Ennis - The Three Gypsies Joe Lynch - The Whistling Gypsy Jeannie Robertson – The Gypsy Laddie Carolyne Hughes – The Draggle Tail Gypsy Walter Pardon – The Raggle Taggle Gypsies Frank Profitt - The Gyps of David Mrs. James York – The Gypsy Davy Warren Smith – Black Jack Davy Maxine Sullivan – Wraggle Taggle Gypsies https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
5/17/202156 minutes, 41 seconds
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Our Goodman

This episode looks at the ballad Our Goodman aka Seven Drunken Nights. https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
4/19/202157 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XVIII

This episode looks at various bits and pieces - lost gems from the forgotten strange wilderness on the edge/centre of the Irish Tradition. Includes a look at jigs that had songs to go along with them in Connemara. Tracklist Séamus Ennis – Patrick’s Day George Ross – Hornpipes The Honeydreamers – Irish Mambo Sean Mooney – If We Only Had Old Ireland Over Here Tsunekichi Suzuki – Omoide Frank Harte – The Kerryman’s Rambles Frank Zappa et al – House jam Swan Arcade – Peat Bog Soldiers Les Souers Goadec – Gavotten ar Menez Colm Ó Caodháin – Bríd Thomáis Colm Ó Caodháin – Soldier Soldier Maggie McDonagh – Dóín-dú Ó Dighdil Ó Maggie McDonagh – Mo Cheallaichín Fionn Maggie McDonagh – Cailleach an Airgid Willie Clancy – Cailleach an Airgid, Bean Pháidín Colm Ó Caodháin – Bean Pháidín Maggie McDonagh – An Rógaire Dubh Mick O’Brien – An Rógaire Dubh, Na Ceannabháin Bhána Colm Ó Caodháin – Na Ceannabháin Bhána https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
4/5/202157 minutes, 27 seconds
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Interview with Declan Synnott

Last December Dublin Digital Radio celebrated their 4th birthday. As part of a weekend of celebrations myself and Declan Synnott recorded a long conversation. Declan Synnott is not only a gentleman, he’s also scholar – with an actual PhD in Punk. I know I’ve talked about my own perceived parallels between Punk and Traditional Irish music many times in the past, but I think this is the most in depth and articulate it has ever come out. Featuring tracks by Cock Sparrer, Christopher Lee, Crass, Jimmy Crowley, Christy Moore, Extravision, Frank Harte, Rudimentary Peni, Los Crudos and the Pecker Dunne. Track List: Cock Sparrer – Working Cock Sparrer – I Fit Central Heating (Working Part II) Christopher Lee and Diane Cilento – The Tinker of Rye Crass – Do they Owe us a Living? Jimmy Crowley and Stoker’s Lodge – Salonika Christy Moore – Hey Ronnie Regan! Extravision – Our City Frank Harte – Gough’s Immortal Statue Crass – Securicor Crass – Berketex Bride Rudimentary Peni – Mercy of Slumber Los Crudos – That’s Right We’re that Spic Band Pecker Dunne - Wexford https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
3/23/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XVII

Episode XVII goes even deeper down the ancient instrument rabbit hole and looks at the oldest pipes in the world from the city state of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia - believed to be the precursor to all modern bagpipes. This is followed by more pipes throughout history, looking at a few different stages before we get to those we know today. If that wasn't enough we also look at the oldest song in existence, some rare recordings of Traveller musicians and singers, as well as a bit of Busta Rhymes and Frank Zappa for good measure. Tracklist: Unidentified Traveller – Oil Drum Jig Sean Folsom – Ur Pipes Barnaby Brown – Duo 4500-year-old reproduction lyre & pipes Tibiae Impares - Quintus Vibius Fuscus Efisio Melis – Ballo Sardo Barnaby Brown – Northern Triplepipes Richard Dumbrill – H6 Hurrian Song Busta Rhymes – Takin’ What’s Mine Emmett Gill and Jesse Smith – The Stoneybatter / John McFadden’s Sweeney’s Men – Handsome Cabin Boy Frank Zappa – Handsome Cabin Boy Anne O’Donnell – My Darling Brown Haired Boy Unidentified Traveller – Billy Boy https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
3/10/202159 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ballads and Ballad Singers - the Culture of the Printed Ballad in Ireland

An introductory overview of the printed ballad in Ireland, this episode looks at the people who sang them, the people who sold them, the people who bought them and the people who hated them. Anyone wishing to investigate this topic further is strongly advised to take a look at Dr. John Moulden's authoritative thesis on the subject - 'The printed ballad in Ireland: a guide to the popular printing of songs in Ireland 1760-1920', which served as the basis for my own understanding of the subject. Many thanks to all the performer's who gave their time to this project, namely; Seán Fitzgerald, Lugh Dias Santiago Ó Loinsigh, Cormac Mac Diarmada, Fergus Russell, Andreas Schulz, Thomas McCarthy, Ray Cuddihy, Conor MacAdams, John Ahern, Graham Patterson, Alan Woods and Liam Crill. https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
2/23/202128 minutes, 10 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XVI

Episode XVI looks at the strange and fantastic life of the song An Droimeann Donn Dílis which was played and transformed by artists as diverse as Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich, Lead Belly, the Weavers, Nana Mouskouri and Rasputina. Alongside this are an Irish tune played on the Chinese Hulusi, an unusual folk sound from the Isle of Mull more of the usual mayhem as well as another installment of Lomax Does Ireland. Tracklist: Jaylin Chu – The Bucks of Oranmore Robbie Hannan – An Droimeann Donn Dílis Seosamhín Ní Bheaglaoich – An Droimeann Donn Dílis Ernest Sellick – Drimindown Ledbelly – If It Wasn’t For Dicky The Weavers – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Nana Mouskouri - Küsse süßer als Wein Rasputina – Wicked Dickey Done Died Leo Rowsome – Jockey to the Fair Sound of Mull – Leis A' Bhata Dhubh Dharaich Bartley Connolly – Amhrán na mBréag Robin Roberts – Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair Seán McDonagh – An Bonneán Buí The Flanagan Brothers – The Moving Bogs / Miss Thornton Jaylin Chu and Xiaolin – The Star Above the Garter / The Maid on the Green / The Legacy https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
2/8/202159 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XV

Episode XV features distorted accordions, tunes learned from the Otherworld, Bronze Age war horns and punk rock piping jigs. Alongside all of this are new tracks from Jim Ghedi, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Cormac Begley. Tracklist: George Ross – Higgins Hornpipe / Other Hornpipe Caoimhín Ó Fearghail – John Lydons / Nora Cíonna Delia Murphy – Moonshiner Ronan Browne – Port na bPúcai Jim Ghedi – Ah Cud Hew Callino Casturame & Caleno Custurme – William Byrd & Anonymous Caleno Custure Me – Susan McKeown The Dubliners – The Newry Highwayman The Ludlow’s Ballad Group – The Butcher Boy Ancient Music of Ireland – Along the Shore John Kenny – The Carnyx Cormac Begley – O’Neill’s https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
1/11/202157 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wild Rover Part III

The final installment of the Wild Rover Podcast looks at the song in Ireland before the Dubliners came along as well as where Luke Kelly’s iconic version might have originated. Featuring performances from Cormac Mac Diarmada, Cat Forster and Mark O'Kane. Do yourself a favour and check out Brian Peters' article The Well-Travelled 'Wild Rover' (Folk Music Journal Vol. 10, No. 5 (2015), pp. 609-636), which I relied on heavily while creating this podcast. https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
12/29/202043 minutes, 46 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Bonus Episode - The Gypsy Laddie

Fire Draw Near Bonus Episode - The Gypsy Laddie by Ian Lynch
12/21/202056 minutes, 41 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XIV

Fire Draw Near Episode XIV is a Shitfaced Christmas Extravaganza Bonanza! Featuring the amazing tale of the Donegal Tarantella, me doing a Felix Doran but its Iron Maiden, more bad language than usual, lots of beer reviews, tonnes of drunken slobbering, Christmas songs, Scandinavian Folk Metal tropes, as well as new songs from Ruskavellas, Stick in the Wheel, Burd Ellen, Myrkur and Yorkston Thorne and Khan. Best enjoyed while shitfaced. Tracklist: Ruskavellas – Grey Ranns of the Sidhe / The Little Branch Stick in the Wheel – Drive the Cold Winter Away Burd Ellen – The Wexford Carol The Carol Singers – God Rest You Merry Gentlemen The Kipper Family – Arrest These Merry Gentlemen Annie Lennox – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Frank Harte – The Maid of Cabra West Myrkur – Tor i Helheim Felix Doran – The Fox Hunt Iron Maiden – Genghis Khan Francie ‘Dearg’ Byrne – The Cat That Kittled In Jamie’s Wig Leonardo Riccardi, Angelo Salerno & Quirino Valvano – Tarantella per Zampogna, Ciaramella e Tamburello Rónán Galvin – Donegal Tarantella Yorkston Thorne and Khan – The Jealous Woman / A Bhean Ladeach Shirley Collins – The Cherry Tree Carol Luke Cheevers – That’s the Way Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly – The Ballad of Jaysus Christ The Voice Squad – The Sheepstealer The Voice Squad – The Parting Glass https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
12/14/20201 hour, 54 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Wild Rover Part II

Part II of the Wild Rover Podcast looks at what happened to the song over the first 300 years of its existence as it spread from England to Scotland, North America and Australia, where it began to evolve into something resembling the version that we all know today. Featuring performances from Marshall Morris the Travelling Woodsman of the Fosseway, Cormac Dermody, Paul Denman, Beanie Entwistle, Mark Jennings and Liam Crill . Do yourself a favour and check out Brian Peters' article The Well-Travelled 'Wild Rover' (Folk Music Journal Vol. 10, No. 5 (2015), pp. 609-636), which I relied on heavily while creating this podcast. https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/30/202030 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode XIII

Episode XIII takes a look at Irish songs of social protest including my favourite unnapreciated sub-genre of republican ballads. Also includes part three of Lomax Does Ireland, an in depth look at Alan Lomax's seminal collecting trip to Ireland in 1951. Tracklist: Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin and Ultan O’Brien - All Our Lonely Ghosts Liam Weldon – Dark Horse on the Wind Dé Danann – Rights of Man / Pride of Petravore Christy Moore – Anne Lovett The Dubliners – The Sun Is Burning Paul Brady – The Shamrock Shore Frank Harte – Pat Maguire Swan Arcade – Four Green Fields Chumbawamba – The Manchester Martyrs We Shall Overcome – Hard Times of Old England Gobnait Ní Chroinín – Innsin Bhéal Átha na Ghaorthadh Maire Ní Cheocháin – Cois Abhainn na Séad Maxine Sullivan - The Raggle Taggle Gypsy https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/16/202058 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Wild Rover Part I

The Wild Rover Part I looks at the historical and sociological background of 17th century England; a culture which gave rise to a body of song known as the Alehouse Ballads. It was from this group of ballads that the song which was to become the Wild Rover emerged from in the year 1678. Featuring performances from Cormac Dermody, Adrian Edwards, Paul Denman, Beanie Entwistle, Joe Yorke, Radie Peat and Marshall Morris the Travelling Woodsman of the Fosseway. Do yourself a favour and check out Brian Peters' 2015 article The Well-Travelled 'Wild Rover' Folk Music Journal Vol. 10, No. 5 (2015), pp. 609-636, which I relied on heavily while creating this podcast. https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
11/2/202028 minutes
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Fire Draw Near Episode XII

Episode XII looks at the song Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, exploring it's origins as well as musical precursors dating back to an English country dance published in 1651 and forward in time to Metallica's 1988 breakthrough single One. Also featured is the second installment of Lomax Does Ireland, as well as two widely differing versions of Scottish tune, The Flowers of Edinburgh. Tracklist: Latitude 37 – Divisions on Paul’s Steeple Christine Townley – John Anderson, My Jo Leola Lucey – Cruiskeen Lawn Frank Harte – By Memory Inspired Frank Harte – Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye The Sheppards – When Johnny Comes Marching Home The Clash – The English Civil War Johnny Cash – Ghost Riders in the Sky Metallica – One Seán Eoin Ó Súilleabháin and Diarmuid Ó Riordáin - Dé Bheatha-sa, a Thaidhg Seán Eoin Ó Súilleabháin and Diarmuid Ó Riordáin - Cucúín Peggy Scanlon – One Day for Recreation Alasdair Roberts – The Flowers of Edinburgh Bullion – Blue Pedro https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
10/20/20201 hour
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Fire Draw Near Episode XI

Episode XI. This episode features the first of a new segment looking at Alan Lomax's seminal 1951 Irish collecting trip. Alongside this are songs from Planxty, Marlais, Sarah Ghriallais, Frank Harte, Séamus Ennis, Elizabeth 'Bess' Cronin, as well as some of the earliest recordings of Irish music. Tracklist: Planxty – The Raggle Taggle Gypsies / Tabhair Dom do Lámh Marlais – Meeting is a Pleasure Sarah Ghriallais – Skibereen Frank Harte – Building Up and Tearing England Down Percy Ridge – Western Cowboy Séamus Ennis – Through Dublin City Séamus Ennis – Bain an Ceann Caol De Séamus Ennis – The Woman of the House Elizabeth Cronin – A Bhean Úd Thíos Elizabeth Cronin – Siúl, a Ghrá Elizabeth Cronin – Lanigan’s Ball Dinny Delaney – The Last Glimpse of Erin Mary Hoare – An Cáilín Deas Crúite na mBó Planxty – The West Coast of Clare campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/21/202059 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode X

Episode X looks at the Child ballads in Ireland. Tracklist: Al O’Donnell – Lord Abore and Mary Flynn Mary Baylon – Johnny Scott John Reilly – The Well Below the Valley Dónal Maguire – The Grey Cock Elizabeth Cronin – Lord Gregory Tom Lenihan – The Holland Handkerchief Mary Delaney – Buried in Kilkenny Martin Howley – The Old Armchair Frank Harte – Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship Lisa O’Neill – The North Strand / The Croppy Boy https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/202059 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode IX

Episode IX looks at the practice of keening (ag caoineadh) in Ireland as well as some sea shanties and other bits and pieces from the forgotten strange wilderness on the edge/centre of the Irish Tradition. Tracklist: Seán Potts and Paddy Moloney – Julia Delaney Johnny McDonagh / Seán ‘ac Dhonncha – Morrissey and the Russian Sailor Pat Mitchell – The Concertina Reel Mícheál Quinn – The Dark Eyed Gypsy Elizabeth White – Piping Imitation Margaret Barry – Talk of Keening Kitty Gallagher – Keening Peadar Broe – The Lament for Owen Roe Vincie Boyle – Patrick Sheehan Unknown – Billy O’Shea The Buskers – Billy O’Shea Swan Arcade – Roll Alabama Roll Beanie and Joe – Monday Morning Lyngfarer – Foldereiden Horace Wright – O’Brien is Trying to Learn to Talk Hawaiian Varo – The Doffing Mistress Paul Robeson – The Castle of Dromore Leo Rowsome – The Castle of Dromore https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/202059 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode VIII

Episode VIII looks at the heartwarming and sometimes grisly world of traditional children's songs. Tracklist: The Deadlians - Newcastle Frank Harte – Gough’s Immortal Statue The Clancy Children – Are You Ready for a War? Swan Arcade – The Bright Shining Morning Eoin Dillon – Codladh Sámh Jimmy O’Dea – Rathgar Leo Rowsome – My Darling Asleep / Whelan’s Jig Ewan MacColl and Dominic Behan – Singing Games and Ring Games Fergus Russell – It’s Whiskey I Adore Eoin Ó Riabhaigh – Bluegrass in the Backwoods Frank Harte – Fair Rosa The Kipper Family – The Trunch A to Z Florrie Forde – Oh Oh Antonio! The Clancy Children – So Early in the Morning Spud – The Lucan Dairy The Clancy Children – Frosty Weather Sweeney’s Men – Dance to Your Daddy Judy Garland – The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow Unknown – Táimse agus Máire Frank Harte – Henry My Son https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/20201 hour, 1 second
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Fire Draw Near Episode VII

Episode VII. Various songs and tunes from the forgotten strange wilderness on the edge/centre of the Irish Tradition. Tracklist: Luke Kelly – The Hot Asphalt Paul Robeson – Kevin Barry Peter Browne – Fountain’s Hornpipe / Gan Ainm Joe Heaney – Amhrán na hEascainne Ewan MacColl and A.L. Lloyd – Paddy Doyle / Whiskey Johnny Ewan MacColl – Queen Eleanor’s Confession Paddy Keenan – O’Neill’s March The Flanagan Brothers – Our Back Yard Edward Cronin – Banish Misfortune Sweeney’s Men – Dicey Reilly Pat Mitchell – Máirseáil Alasdruim Ceoiltoirí Chualainn – Raithineach a Bean Beag Neillidh Boyle – Talk of Getting Music from the Fairies / Tiarna Mhuigh Eo https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/202058 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode VI

Episode VI looks at the piper Patsy Tuohey and the song Darling Nelly Grey, which spawned another song in the docks of Liverpool before winding up in the Jamaican mento tradition. Tracklist: Dónal Maguire – Heenan and Sayers Helen Diamond – The Sea Apprentice Patsy Touhey- The Steampacket / The Morning Star / Miss MacLeod’s Reel Patsy Touhey – The Shaskeen Reel Alan Woods – The Widow of Westmoreland J.W. Myers – Darling Nellie Grey A.L. Lloyd – Maggie May The Beatles – Maggie May Charles Welsh and Chorus – Mango Time Walter Pardon – The Little Ball of Yarn The Dubliners – Maloney Wants a Drink R.L. O’Mealy – The Harvest Home Brian O’Rourke – Late News John Reilly Jr. – False Lankum The Raineys – Come Down from the Mountain Katie Daly Tommy Lynch – Falling Apart Willie Clancy – Talk of Garrett Barry / The Fogging Reel Bernard Wrigley – The Treadmill Song Odetta – The Foggy Dew https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/202059 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode V

Episode V looks at a shared musical link between Ireland and the Caribbean. Tracklist: Mary Fuller – Oh What a Life Seán Potts and Paddy Moloney – Did You Wash Your Father’s Shirt / The Mountain Top Barry Gleeson – My Darling Old Bit of a Stick Bernard Delaney – The Beauty Spot Elizabeth Cronin – Little Pack of Tailors / What Would You Do? Séamus Ennis – Kitty Lie Over Brian O’Rourke – Drumsnot The Flanagan Brothers – The Half A Crown Song Bill Rogers – West Indian Weed Woman The Meditations – Woman Piabba Tom Crean – Half a Crown Andy Cash – The Half Crown Jimmy Crowley – Boozing Cath and Phil Tyler – Our Captain Cried All Hands https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/202059 minutes, 2 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode IV

Episode IV - A look at accumulative songs and more from a van in the USA. Tracklist: Thomas Moran – The Boat that First Brought Me Over Sheila Smith – Father Pray Build me a Boat Séamus Ennis – First You Must Learn the Grip Jimmy O’Brien Moran – James Bourke’s / Fraher’s Tom Lenihan – Bonny Boy in Blue Jerry O’Reilly – Lovers and Friends Johnny Doherty – The Coolin Bridget Fitzgerald – An Seanduine Dóite Liam Weldon – Monkeyland / Blue Tar Road Vincent Campbell – Vincent Campbell’s Mazurka’s Patsy Johnston – The Old Sow Séamus Faye – Spórt Killian Flanagan – I Drank it All Ronnie Drew – The Herring Song Pat McNamara – The Rattling Bog Jack French – The Barley Mow https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/20201 hour
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Fire Draw Near Episode III

Episode III is a Valentine's Day special that wades through the filthiest songs in the Irish Traditional repertoire. Tracklist: Fergus Russell – 50 Shades of Grey Brian O’Rourke – Carnations Planxty – Junior Crehan’s Favourite / Corney is Coming Florrie Forde – Hold Your Hand Out Naughty Boy Nora Cleary – The Little Ball of Yarn Walter Pardon - The Little Ball of Yarn Derek Bell – Hungarian Folk Dances Luke Cheevers – The Cuckoo’s Nest Jeannie Robertson – She is a Rum one Willie Clancy – An Phis Fhliuch Martin Howley – Blow the Candle Out Len Graham – Tumbling Through the Hay Sharon Shannon - The Cat's Miaow, Tickle Her Leg, Drag Her Around The Road, Saltón D'uvéu (the Reel Of Oviedo) Anne Briggs – The Stonecutter Boy Pops Johnny Connors – Old Ballymoe Tommy McGuigan - The Old Kettle Drum Julia Clifford – The Star Above the Garter https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/202058 minutes, 3 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode II

Episode II looks at a musical motif that started off life in Scotland, made its way over to Ireland as a piping tune then travelled to America before ending up being recorded by anarcho punk band the Subhumans. Tracklist: Planxty Fanny Power Rosie Stewart – Bunch of Damned Whores Elizabeth Crotty – Touch me if you Dare / Morning Star Nora Cleary – The Holland Handkerchief Paddy in the Smoke - The Chorus Reel Will Powrie – The Drunken Piper / Highland Whiskey / High Road to Linton Paul and Jimmie McGregor - Brochan Lom, Tana Lom / Bodachan A' Mhirein Willie Clancy – Kitty Got a Clinking PJ Conlon – Phil the Fluter’s Ball Subhumans – Work Rest Play Die Brendan Behan – The Captains and The Kings Tommy Lynch – Arada Nonie Lynch – My Good Looking Man Barry Gleeson – The Girls Along the Road https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/202058 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fire Draw Near Episode I

Episode I looks at the folk motif that connects an Irish Traveller song, an obscure uilleann piping tune and a song by London Oi merchants Cock Sparrer. Tracklist: Willie Clancy – The Connaught Heifers / Corney is Coming Jimmy Crowley – The Pool Song Neillidh Boyle – The Moving Clouds talk and tune Séamus Ennis – I’ll mend your pots and kettles O! John Reilly Jr. – The Jolly Tinker Cock Sparrer – I Fit Central Heating Pat McNamara – I Left My Hand The Castle of Dromore – Leo Rowsome Bob Dawson - Don’t Take Me Drugs Away Pat Usher – Wild Rover Louth Mouths – Wild Rover John and Paddy Killourhey – Sporting Paddy / Jimmy Mulqueaney’s Kayne – The Lucky Elopement Tommy Reck – Top it Off Tom Lenihan – Truth in Songs / The Christmas Letter Nora Cleary – Maggie in the Wood https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear
9/17/202058 minutes, 34 seconds