Friday, April 22, 2016

Roots Radio 14: The Rising, Part 1 - "To Tread The Upward Way"

Putting this show together was a labor of love, growing out of an interest in Irish history and folk music that extends back to my childhood days more than 55 years ago. Like love, the songs in the program are often tinged with the sadness of loss - but also like love itself, the music endures and points to a final if compromised triumph. And 'twouldn't be a sin to toss back a glass or two in memory of the heroes of '16 immortalized in these tunes. Hope you'll give us a listen! 
The Rising: Songs For The Centennial Of The Easter Rebellion 

Opening: O'Donnel Abu - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem/Yeats - Easter 1916 - Ernest Lyons 3:34  

Part 1: To Tread The Upward Way 
Follow Me Up To Carlow - Planxty 2:21 
Young Ned of the Hill - The Pogues 2:42 
The Rising of the Moon - Patsy Watchorn 2:48 
The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Dolores Keane 4:18 
Kelly, The Boy From Killane - The Fighting Men Of Crossmaglen 2.34 
The West's Awake - United Irishmen 3:26 
Roddy McCorley - The Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem 2:35  

Part 2a: A Terrible Beauty 
The Foggy Dew - SinĂ©ad O'Connor & The Chieftains 5:20 
Legion of the Rear Guard - The Flying Column/Margo Largery 2:50 
James Connolly - Dublin City Ramblers 3:22