Episode #1855

Program #1855

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Sunday, November 24, 2002

Singer/songwriter Susan McKeown has one of the strongest, most expressive voices voices in contemporary Irish music. On Lowlands, her second collection of traditional songs, her connection with the roots of Celtic music is co-mingled with such instruments as the kora (African harp), erhu (Chinese fiddle), and tabla (Indian drum) as well as the less exotic violin, guitar, and tin whistle. McKeown moved from her native Dublin to New York in 1990, an event that she says paradoxically made her feel more Irish.
PROGRAM #1855, with Susan McKeown (First aired on Mon. Nov. 27, 2000)





Susan McKeown & Aidan Brennan


The Hare's Lament [3:30]

The Snows They Melt The Soonest [4:00]

Both appear on the CD "Lowlands," Green Linnet #1205** (PRMS* or )

Susan McKeown


The Lowlands of Holland [5:30]

Bonny Greenwoodside [2:30]

Green Linnet #1205. See above.

Tom Lenihan

The Mount Callan Garland

To Fair London Town, excerpt [1:00]

Comhairle Bhealoideas Eireann #003. Ossian USA, 603-783-4383;

Susan McKeown & Aidan Brennan


To Fair London Town [4:00]

Slan agus Beannacht [2:00]

Both appear on the CD "Lowlands," see above.

John Reilly

The Voice of the People, Vol. 17

Lord Baker, excerpt [1:00]

Topic #TSCD-667. Topic Records, 50 Stroud Green Rd, London N4 3EF; tel 207 2631240; fax 207 281 5671.

Susan McKeown


Lord Baker [9:00]

See above.

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