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celtic music

Join us this Saturday 3 p.m. (PST) on Folk Music & Beyond for our deep dive into music from Wales, part of the United Kingdom that is often overshadowed by its Celtic cousins Ireland and Scotland. 

We got some good cheer last Saturday on "Folk Music & Beyond" with Cherish The Ladies, one of the leading bands performing Irish music today.  The ladies (and gentlemen) presented their annual Celtic Christmas concert in Berkeley last week and KALW broadcast their concert.  Lots of familiar carols and traditional songs, along with Joanie Madden's great sense of humor.  This concert was highly entertaining and a great way to unwind ahead of the holiday onslaught—hope you can listen!

Folk Music & Beyond: Richard Thompson Special!

Sep 14, 2017

Listen this Saturday afternoon 3 to 5 pm (PDT) for Richard Thompson unplugged!  We'll hear songs from his new release "Acoustic Classics II"—Richard revisits some early classics from his Fairport days.  We'll also listen to some rarities—songs recorded as demos or performed in concert.  

Scottish Music after the vote

Sep 20, 2014

A set of Scottish music this Saturday afternoon at 5 in celebration of Scotland's brave attempt at home rule.  We'll hear from Dougie MacLean, Dick Gaughan, and the Battlefield Band.  Warning: you may hear bagpipes.

A Patchwork Quilt 3/15/2014

Mar 15, 2014

Close enough to Saint Patrick's Day.  This afternoon, more Irish music you can shake a shillelagh at.  5 o'clock today.  Requests and feedback to kevin_vance@yahoo.com.  Slainte!

We'll paint the KALW airwaves green this Saturday 3 pm on Folk Music & Beyond--a celebration of  St. Patrick's a day early with lots of Irish music plus an encore broadcast with the late Liam Clancy, founding member of the renowned Clancy Brothers.  Liam Clancy and his brothers are credited with popularizing Irish traditional music and introducing it to American audiences in the 1960's.  Clancy recalled those wild times, dodging souvenir-hunting fans, and hanging out with poet Maya Angelou.