Program #1840

A bevy of British folk music traditions are featured on this edition of New Sounds, including "Music for a Found Harmonium," by the eclectic 1970s band, Penguin Café Orchestra. Its unique mix includes Celtic folk tunes, minimalist drones, choral chants, and other global styles. British-Indian singer Sheila Chandra blends elements of Irish, Islamic, and English folk traditions in "Lagan Love" from drones to ragas. Other highlights include Sandy Denny, perhaps the greatest singer of the 1960s British folk-rock movement, heard in her "Quiet Joys of Brotherhood," and the great band Traffic, featured in its 1970 classic, "John Barleycorn Must Die."

PROGRAM # 1840, Folk Songs, Real and Imagined (First aired on 10/16/00)





Penguin Café Orchestra

Broadcasting From Home

Music For A Found Harmonium [3:30]

Editions EG #EEGCD38** (PRMS*, also see )

Patrick Street

Irish Times

Music For A Found Harmonium [3:30]

Green Linnet #1105** (PRMS* or )

Sandy Denny

Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [5:00]

Hannibal/Rykodisc 4-LP set, available in stores** or online (PRMS,

Caroline Lavelle


Lagan Love [5:30]

Warner Bros/Sire/N-Gram #98137. Available online from

Phil Coulter

Celtic Horizon

Tune For A Found Harmonium [2:30]

Shanachie #53013** (PRMS* or )

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Air and Ground

Music For A Found Harmonium/The Cat-Cow Reel [4:30]

Sony #89100** (PRMS*)

Joan Baez (w/ Peter Schickele)


All In Green Went My Love A Riding [3:30]

Vanguard Records, now issued as a CD and available in stores or online

The House Band

Live, WNYC, 1987

Bonnie Light Horseman [6:00]

Recorded on their CD "Word of Mouth" from Green Linnet.

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon

Music For A Found Harmonium [3:30]

Solid #ROCD-8. Released by Philo Records in the US and available in stores or online.

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