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MUSIC OF THE ISLES: on air Saturdays, 6:05am-7am, on 88.5 FM WMNF Tampa Community Radio
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CELTIC MUSIC & More, ancient to modern, with co-hosts Bill Dudley & Seán Sexton.
The best of traditional folk & contemporary songwriting from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England… Eclectic Celtic across the spectrum of the evolving genre, new releases & classics, tunes & ballads; history & culture, broadcasting since 1979 on WMNF Tampa Community Radio.
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What’s Coming Up on MUSIC OF THE ISLES?
CALENDAR — Upcoming on Music of the Isles — Spotlighting:
5/14. This week’s show features songs about a creature prevalent in the folklore of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Here’s a show for the foxes. Hear “The Ballad of the Foxhunter,” “The Mountains of Pommeroy,” “Foxy Devil,” as we chase down songs of the sly Reynardine. Celtic artists Benji Kirkpatrick and Nancy Kerry & James Fagan and De Dannan are among musicians joining the pack.
5/21. Our show this week includes a ‘Saxon Settlement’ set with songs of Essex, Sussex, and Wessex– Anglo-Saxon regions that grew in the Early Middle Ages into what eventually become the kingdom of England.
5/28. In the later portion of this week’s show. we have an extended spotlight set with selections from the Scottish artist Lavinia Blackwall, featuring both her solo work and her singing in the band Trembling Bells. These Scottish artists are noted for their contemporary songwriting in the Indie genre, but we’ll be spotlighting their interesting treatments of traditional songs.