As a tip of the hat to Mothers on Mother’s Day, this program explores a compilation which Brian produced for One Home Many Hopes, an orphanage in Kenya. Lullabies from around the Celtic World and a poem from Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh about his mother.
Music by Mick O'Brien and Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, coming this summer to The Burren (Photo: Lucy Clarke). Also songs from Altan, Johnny Og Connolly, Planxty and a Celtic take on a Beatles hit by De Dannan.
The song Barbara Allen is one of the oldest in Anglo-Celtic Music. Brian O’Donovan examines two distinct versions with Maighjread and Triona ni Domhnaill, and Jefferson Hamer (Photo: jeffersonhamer.com)
By Annie Shreffler
The Chieftains performed live this week in WGBH's Fraser Studio as part of their 50th anniversary world tour. And WGBH's own Brian O'Donovan hosts a live St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn event.
Join host Brian O'Donovan for another Celtic Sojourn, featuring a sneak preview of the new Chieftans album, Voice of Ages, with collaborations from Bon Iver (photo by DLAnderson), Carolina Chocolate Drops, Secret Sisters and many others.
Join host Brian O'Donovan for another Celtic Sojourn, with tunes from Alyth McCormack (photo http://alyth.net), La Lugh, Anna Massie, Jen Butterworth, Mairead Green, Danu, Michael Cooney and many more.
Blowzabella are an English band. Their online bio describes their music as "an inimitable, driving drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling." Drawing on English and European folk styles, they create a style all of their own, as you'll hear on this edition of A Celtic Sojourn.
Some would say Paul Brady is most popular for his unique interpretations of traditional songs, however he would likely regard himself as primarily a singer-songwriter and a creator of new material. Brady gave a special concert here in our Fraser Performance Studios for WGBH members.