St. Patrick in America


March 14th, 2001 ~ At last some good luck with the Irish! For St. Patrick's Day, we'll explore Celtic influences in American music and vice versa. With music from Bing Crosby, Rufus Harley, Natalie MacMaster, Van Morrison and Louis Armstrong. Fiona Ritchie of Thistle & Shamrock makes a cameo appearance as do Tiny Grimes and the Rockin' Highlanders.

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  • Open Bed: The Cat Rambles to the Child's Saucepan Cherish the Ladies
    One and All: The Best of Cherish the Ladies, Green Linnet
  • If It Weren't for the Irish Frank Parker
    Kiss Me I'm Irish, Columbia
  • I'm Leaving Tipperary Pat White
    The Wheels of the World Vol. 1, Yazoo
  • Irish Black Bottom Louis Armstrong
    The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens Vol. 2, Columbia
  • Beaton's Delight Ashley MacIsaac
    Hi How Are You Today?, A & M
  • Fisherman's Blues The Waterboys
    Good Will Hunting Soundtrack, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Chanty Son Volt
    Wide Swing Tremolo, Warner Brothers
  • Pretty Little Girl With A Blue Dress On Emma Shelton
    Celtic Mouth Music, Ellipsis Arts
  • Handsome Molly Mick Jagger
    Wandering Spirit, Atlantic
  • When Irish Girls Grow Up Tom Russell w/Iris Dement and Dolores Keane
    The Man From God Knows Where, Hightone
  • At Home With the Exiles Ed Miller
    Border Background, Folk-Legacy
  • Instrumental: Danny Boy Ofra Harnoy
    The Danny Boy Album, RCA Victor
  • Growling Old Man Frank Catchaway
    Old Native and M├ętis Fiddling in Manitoba, Vol. 2, Falcon
  • Jig Francais Beausoleil
    Parlez-Nous A Boire & More, Arhoolie
  • Danny Boy Al Hirt
    The Danny Boy Album, RCA Victor
  • My Wild Irish Rose The Jones Brothers
    Stop the Sun, Stop the Moon, Whiskey, Women and...
  • There Were Roses Tommy Sands
    recorded live for Folk Masters,
  • A Stor Mo Chroi Bonnie Raitt w/The Chieftains
    Tears of Stone, RCA Victor
  • The Ballinakill Hornpipe/The Bridge Hornpipe Sean McGlynn & Mick Moloney
    Celtic Winds, Easydisc/Rounder
  • St. Patrick's Parade Bing Crosby
    Top O' The Morning: His Irish Collection, MCA/Decca
  • Loch Lomand Tiny Grimes and Rockin' Highlanders
    The complete 1950-1954, Vol. 3, Blue Moon
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast John Owen Lardinois
    Lewis & Clark: Sounds of Discovery, Chairmaker's Rush
  • The Night Pat Murphy Died The Flanagan Brothers
    The Wheels of the World Vol. 2, Shanachie
  • I Get My Whiskey from Rockingham Earl Johnson & his Clodhoppers
    Old-Time Fiddle Classics, County
  • Whiskey in the Jar Hazeldine
    Orphans, E-Squared
  • Instrumental: When You And I Were Young, Maggie Jerry Douglas & Peter Rowan
    Yonder, Sugar Hill
  • Rye Whiskey Woody Guthrie
    Library of Congress Recordings, Rounder
  • Pastures of Plenty Solas
    Live: Limited Edition Radio Sampler, Shanachie
  • Jesus Christ U2
    Folkways: A Vision Shared, Folkways
  • Mon vieux est jaloux Madame Bolduc
    Celtic Mouth Music, Ellipsis Arts
  • Diddlage Audrey Saint-Coeur
    Celtic Mouth Music, Ellipsis Arts
  • Dang Me Roger Miller
    The Hits, Mercury
  • The Boys of Bluehill Seamus Ennis
    The Gentlemen Pipers, Globestyle
  • Bagpipe Blues Rufus Harley
    Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '60s, Vol. 2, Atlantic
  • Four Leaf Clover ReBirth Brass Band
    Do Whatcha Wanna, Mardi Gras
  • Instrumental: Midnight on the Water Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
    Song of the Hills, Shanachie
  • Ricketts Hornpipe Benton Flippen
    Old Time New Times, Rounder
  • The Drunken Piper set Natalie MacMaster
    No Boundaries, WEA
  • Star of County Down Van Morrison and Chieftains
    Irish Heartbeat, Polydor
  • Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
    The Best of Van Morrison, Polydor
  • End Bed: Dan Hugh and Dan Rory Dave MacIsaac
    Nimble Fingers, Pickin' Productions