St. Patrick in America


March 15th, 2006 ~ 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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  • 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: Jabadaw The Chieftains
    The Essential, RCA/Legacy
  • Growling Old Man Frank Catchaway
    Old Native and Métis Fiddling in Manitoba, Vol. 2, Falcon
  • Jig Français 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: The Bank of Ireland Michael Grogan
    From Galway to Dublin: Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Music, Rounder
  • 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: Rusty Nails Kila
    Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey, Putumayo
  • 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
  • Dan Hugh and Dan Rory Dave MacIsaac
    Nimble Fingers, Pickin' Productions