Runa visits WFDU-FM and WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for June 1, 2014

Playlist for June 1, 2014
HOST: Ron Olesko

Ron Olesko with Fionan de Barra and Cheryl Prashker of Runa in the studios of WFDU-FM

Ron Olesko with Fionan de Barra and Cheryl Prashker of Runa in the studios of WFDU-FM

Three members of the group Runa traveled up the NJ Turnpike from Philly to join me in our Teaneck, NJ studios. Shannon Lamber-Ryan, Fionan de Bara and Cheryl Prashker visited WFDU to share selections from their brand new CD, Current Affairs. It is a brilliant collections of tunes and songs, continuing the innovative and exciting approach to Celtic music that has been gaining fans throughout the northeast. I’ve booked the band previously at the Hurdy Gurdy, and I think they are due for a return visit! Please catch them if they come to a festival or venue near you!

New and Noteworthy – as mentioned – Runa Current Affairs (self), Rod MacDonald Later That Night (Blue Flute Music) and Annie Wenz Rain on Bare Skin (self)

(Tune in to TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at On-demand streams of shows, including this one, are archived for two weeks HERE. A Sing Out! Radio Partner.)

ARTIST Tune / Song
Theme: HARVEY REID   “Dirty Dish Rag”
Solo Guitar Sketchbook    Woodpecker Records –
DAVID ROVICS    “Minimum Wage Strike”
Behind the Barricades: The Best of David Rovics   self –,

EMMA’S REVOLUTION   “Sing People Sing”
Songs from Sing Out! Vol. 55 Number 4    self – ,
MARC BLACK   “Clean Up Man”
Sometime A Spark   self –
PETE SEEGER   “The Bells of Rhymney”
Newport Folk Festival 1959    Not Now Music

ROD MACDONALD “That’s Why You Play the Game”
Later That Night    Blue Flute Music –
JAMES KEELAGHAN “Gathering Storm”
History, The First 25 Years    Borealis – ,
JOHN FLYNN    “Like Woody Done”
Poor Man’s Diamonds    self –

LINDA MCRAE    “The L&N Don’ Stop Here Anymore”
Fifty Shades of Red    Borealis –
JENNA LINDBO    “Harbor and My Boat”
Jasmine Parade    self –
DAN AND FAITH   “Wood and Steel”
Simple Grace   self –

ANNIE WENZ   “Rishi’s Garden”
Rain on Bare Skin    self –

CATIE CURTIS   “The Queen”
Flying Dream    self –

GUESTS: RUNA – performed “Who Will Sing Me Lullabies” and “Jealousy” live in the studio and shared cuts from their new CD Current Affairs:
RUNA “The False Knight on the Road”
Current Affairs    self –
RUNA “The Banks Are Made of Marble”
Current Affairs    self –
RUNA “The Hunter Set”
Current Affairs    self –
RUNA “Ain’t No Grave”
Current Affairs    self –

Louder Than Words    Beste Unterhaltung – ,
EMILY SMITH   “John O’ Dreams”
Echoes   Whitefall Records –,
ROB MCHALE   “The Castlebar Races”
Fields    self –

Live in Monterrey    Omnivore Records –
REV. GARY DAVIS   “I Am the Light of This World”
Demons & Angels    Shanachie –
HOT TUNA   “Death Don’t Have No Mercy”
Classic Hot Tuna Acoustic    Relix –

JEN STARSINIC   “Ragdolls”
The Flood and the Fire    Dangerous You –
JANE FALLON   “Travelin’ Thru”
Tangled in a Tree    self –
PAUL SACHS    “Survival is the New Success”
Survival is the New Success    self –

DAVE ROWE   “Much Better View of the Moon”
All of the Dreams   self –
PETER PAUL AND MARY   “How Can I Keep From Singing / The Great Storm is Over”
In These Times   Rhino –
Ron Olesko
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Teaneck, NJ 07666

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About Ron Olesko

For over 40 years, Ron has been a radio programmer with WFDU-FM in Teaneck, New Jersey. He created WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS in 1980, a show that he continues to host and produce every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6pm Eastern Time.

He’s the president of and booker for the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is a regular contributor to Sing Out! as well as the host of the Folk Music Notebook blog on this site. Ron can also be found emceeing concerts and festivals around the NYC/NJ area.

A lifelong Mets fan and a rabid soccer geek, Ron is a Red Bull season ticket holder since their inception and will most likely be in his seat when not in the studio.

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