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Apr 10, 2012

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Planet Waves running order 10th April 2012

Planet Waves running order 10th April 2012

Apr 10, 2012

10th April 2012

Planet Waves is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7.00-8.00pm with repeats on Wednesdays at 0100-0200am and 12 noon-1.00pm. You can listen to Planet Waves on our Catch Up Anytime section for up to 30 days after broadcast here.

James V of Scotland: 10 April 1512 – 14 December 1542

The Titanic set sail for its maiden voyage on April 10th, 1912

Syrba from Godjjiunechta village – Kaval solo and Flouerach Orchestra – Anthology of Music of the Peoples of the U.S.S.R.(Lithuania & Moldavia) – Chant du Monde CM 335 (LP) – Moldova

Sarro – Diabel Cissokho – Kanabory Siyama – World Village – Senegal

Gibsom Street – Laura Nyro – New York Tendaberry – Columbia/Legacy 508069 2 – New York

Great Titanic – Hobart Smith – The Old Timey Rap – Topic 12T 187 (LP) – Virginia

God moves on the water – Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was The Night – Sony Music – Texas

Shadhâ (Fragrance) – Ahmad Al Khatib & Youssef Hbeisch – Sabîl – Institut du Monde Arabe 321 090 – Palestine

Flowers of the Forest – PM Angus MacDonald – The Tartan Top Twenty: The Pipes and Drums – Lismor LCOM 5279 – Scotland

Sanctus from Miss Dum Sacrum Mysterium – Harry Christophers & the Sixteen – Robert Carver – Coro Records – Scotland

Jolly Beggar & reel – Planxty – Planxty – Shanachie Records – Scotland/Ireland

Veres Az Eg – Chet Nuneta – Pangea – Le Chant du Monde 274 1699 – Moldova/France

Túl a vizen (Across the water) – Éva Kanalas & Géza Fábri – Túl a vizen – Across the Water: Hungarian Csángó folk songs from Moldavia – Pan Records – Moldova

Tshaka Uliqhawe – Insingizi – Ndebele Songs – Ocora C 560239 – Zimbabwe

Djamakoyo – Adama Yalomba – Putumayo Presents African Blues – Putumayo PUT 317 2 – Mali

Hotchpotch tribute to Barney McKenna

Hotchpotch tribute to Barney McKenna

Apr 10, 2012

Tune into Gordon Hotchkiss’ Hotchpotch this Wednesday from 7pm – 10pm for a tribute to The Dubliners’ Barney McKenna, who died on Thursday.

The following is from The Irish Times:

BARNEY McKENNA, the last surviving member of the original Dubliners, died on Thursday, leaving behind a lasting legacy as a musician and band member.

McKenna (72) had not been in good health in recent years, having suffered a stroke, loss of sight in one eye and diabetes.

The jovial musician, who transformed the tenor banjo into an essential instrument of the Irish traditional scene, was in the kitchen of his Howth home yesterday having breakfast with a friend, classical guitarist Michael Howard, when he appeared to fall asleep. Attempts to revive him failed and he died on the way to Beaumont Hospital.

His death comes in the Dubliners’ 50th anniversary year. They held two atmospheric concerts at Christ Church Cathedral in January.

He regaled the audience on those nights with stories of how music was his only solace growing up, when there wasn’t “Space Invaders and things like that”.

Photo by Gordon Hotchkiss

Photo by Gordon Hotchkiss

Only a few weeks ago he was involved in the making of the official Irish single for Euro 2012, which is inspired by The Rocky Road to Dublin, a song made famous by the band.

He was born into a musical family in Donnycarney on Dublin’s north side and took up the tenor banjo because he could not afford a mandolin.

He was working as a glassblower when he met Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly and Ciarán Bourke in O’Donoghue’s pub, Merrion Row, in 1962.

Together they formed arguably the most enduring and influential folk group in Irish musical history.

Yesterday his fellow Dubliners John Sheahan, who is now the longest-serving band member, and Eamonn Campbell described McKenna as a “brother”.

Fiddle player Sheahan said he had been overwhelmed with messages of sympathy from fans.

“I feel like I could just be as easily sympathising with them,” he said. “It’s a universal loss. Everybody is going to miss him hugely.”

His sudden death means The Dubliners’ planned 10-date tour of Denmark next month is in doubt.

The Dubliners remain one of Ireland’s biggest cultural exports. Their itinerary this year also included a seven-night stint at Vienna’s prestigious music hall the Metropol during the summer.

Campbell said he was “completely devastated” by McKenna’s death. “I can’t come to terms with the suddenness of it,” he said. “He was unique. There will never be another Barney.”

McKenna was famous for his “Barneyisms” – quaint sayings that made sense only to him – and his storytelling abilities.

“He was a very droll man and great company,” added Campbell. “You’d never know what he’d come out with next. He was just a great guy. My favourite song that he sang was I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day, and that was true about Barney.”

Broadcaster and banjo player Kieran Hanrahan said McKenna was the “single most important figure” in the development of the tenor banjo in traditional music.

Tributes were paid by President Michael D Higgins, who counted him as a friend and said his influence on and generosity to other musicians was “immense”.

Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan described him as one of “life’s gentlemen”.

McKenna was predeceased by his Dutch wife Joka. He is survived by his partner, Tina, his sister Marie, his brother Seán Óg, who is also a musician, and his nephews and nieces.

Gordon will also be remembering the Titanic tradgey this Wednesday.

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