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)





Daniel Figgis


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.

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

Daniel Figgis


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

Tannahill Weavers


For Aye [5:00]

Green Linnet #1210** (PRMS* or call 1-800-468-6644 or )

Filippo Gambetta


The Long View [5:00]

Felmay fy8026. Available as an Italian import; info at; or

Ensemble Sarband


La Rosa Enflorese [8:30]

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

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