Western Skyline – with Karen McDonnell

bothy band

From now on I will broadcast my solo shows with Wild Atlantic Waves Radio under the programme title Western Skyline. Most likely, each show will have a different theme.

So, here is the first one – a selection of Irish traditional and ‘prog. trad’ music: some of the finest musicians in the world.

Listen to Clannad, Planxty, The Chieftains, Horslips, Martin Hayes and many of the people with whom he collaborates.

The chieftains stamp

Hope you enjoy the show as much as I did compiling it.

And, if you wonder about a reference to Marilyn Moroe on the sign off – we had a live Happy Birthday sung for our Chris in the studio. I edited that out of the podcast!


Clannad: Brian Boru’s March – ‘Clannad’ 2014 Spectrum Music

Planxty: As I Roved Out – ‘The Well Below the Valley’ 2005 Shanachie Records

Planxty & Bill Whelan: Timedance Eurovision 1981 Interval Act – see youtube

The Chieftains & Sting: Mo Ghile Mear (excerpt) – ‘The Long Black Veil’ 1995 BMG Music

The Chieftains: Carolan’s Concerto – ‘The Essential Chieftains’ 2006 BG Intl

The Bothy Band: The Kesh/Give us a drink of water… – ‘Bothy Band Live’ 1994 Windsong Intl

The Bothy Band: Farewell to Erin – ‘Bothy Bank Live’ 1994 Windsong Intl

Horslips: Dearg Doom – ‘The Táin’ 1973 RCA (UK)

Martin Hayes: The Star of Munster – ‘Martin Hayes’ 1992 Green Linnet

Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill: Martin Rochford’s/The Green Gowned Lass – ‘Live in Seattle’ 1999 Green Linnet

The Gloaming: Samhradh Samhradh – ‘The Gloaming’ 2011 prod. T Bartlett.