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Episode #1869

Program #1869

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Saturday, December 21, 2002

Daniel Figgis, iconoclastic Irish composer, audio/video installation artist, sampling-innovator, and multi-instrumentalist, struck out in new innovative directions on his recent CD Skipper. This hauntingly beautiful disc was accurately described by Classic FM magazine as a cross between the "strange familiarity of a David Lynch film, the harmonic simplicity of John Tavener." We also hear Andrew Cronshaw’s The Great Dark Water; music by Mary Jane Lamond, Tannahill Weavers, Ensemble Sarband, and more.

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PROGRAM 1869 (First aired on January 2, 2001)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Daniel Figgis

Skipper

My Poor Little House Without Me In It [4:30] The Please Front [3:30]

Black Burst #005. Black Burst Records, 66 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PS. www.danielfiggis.com

Andrew Cronshaw

The Great Dark Water

The Ship In Distress [8:00]

Andro and His Cutty Gun [3:30]

Waterfront #WF-009. Original English LP now reissued as part of The Andrew Cronshaw CD on Topic Records, available in stores or online, including www.cdnow.com

Daniel Figgis

Skipper

Foghorn/Bolted [6:30]

See above.

Mary Jane Lamond

Lan Duil

Crodh Air A'Bhruach (Cattle On The Hill) [5:00]

Wicklow/BMG #63643**; PRMS* or www.wicklowrecords.com

Tannahill Weavers

Alchemy

For Aye [5:00]

Green Linnet #1210** (PRMS* or call 1-800-468-6644 or www.greenlinnet.com )

Filippo Gambetta

Stria

The Long View [5:00]

Felmay fy8026. Available as an Italian import; info at www.felmay.it; or nfo@felmay.it

Ensemble Sarband

Sepharad

La Rosa Enflorese [8:30]

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi # 77372** (distributed by BMG Records). Probably available online at www.cdnow.com or www.amazon.com

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