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MUSIC OF THE ISLES: on air Saturdays, 6:05am-7am, on 88.5 FM WMNF Tampa Community Radio
Also, streaming On Demand all week 24/7 at wmnf.org/isles
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:
11/26. For the Thanksgiving weekend, we’re playing all instrumental music to accompany any dining you still may have for your holiday feasting. All music played for this program special are compositions of Turlough O’Carolan (Ireland, 1670-1738), a blind, itinerant harper.
12/3. This week we’ll be showcasing a set of Ewan MacColl compositions championing the Travellers Community.
12/10. In this week’s program, we’ll be plotting the evolution of Scottish folk tunes from traditional to contemporary- from early 1970’s to today. From Trad Folk to Folk Rock to Synth & Dance Club to Cletronica to Rock-n-Reel. Hear from Dick Gaughan, Capercaillie, Runrig, Peatbog Faeries, and others.
12/17. For the coming of the Winter Solstice this week, we’re playing long songs to accompany the arrival of long winter nights. We’re spotlighting long ago recordings of Fairport Convention from the years 1969 & 1970.
12/24. This week is our Christmas Special. Peace Be with You.
12/31. This New Year’s Eve brings us our BEST OF 2022 Special. So, here’s a toast to some of the stellar 2022 Celtic Trad & Folk releases from Scotland, Ireland, & England. Pop a cork of the bubbly and join us. It was a vintage year.
1/7/2023. More of the BEST OF 2022!