Podcast: Best of 2016, part 3
Episode #16-50 | airing 12-14-16

I fully intended to complete our Best of 2017 feature on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine after two installments but looking over the remaining stack of 2016 releases I had to create one more program. This week we’ll hear some Celtic Music from various locations around the globe and we’ll offer up a couple of sets that don’t fit easily into any particular style. Next week we Welcome Winter.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Mathew Olwell / “Trip to Birmingham” / CyberTrad / Self Produced
Kate Rusby / “Benjamin Bowmaneer” / Life in a Paper Boat / Pure
Doolin’ / “Mary’s Jigs” / Doolin’ / Compass
Peador MacMahon / “Gortnamona” / The Legacy of Percy French / Self Produced
Cassie & Maggie / “Strip the Willow Set” / The Willow Collection / Self Produced

Solas / “Standing on the Shore” / All These Years / THL
Runa / “Wind that Shakes” / Live / Self Produced
Lisa Null / “The Irish Patriot” / Legacies / Folk Legacy
Mathew Olwell / “An Unedifying Proximity” / CyberTrad / Self Produced

Joe Craven & the Sometimers / “Spain” / Blender / Blender Logic
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry / “Railroading on the Great Divide” / Shine a Light / Cooking Vinyl
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper /John Wilkes Booth” / C & O Canal / Red Beet
Alexis Cole / “St Judy’s Comet” / Dazling Blue / Chesky
Gathering Time / “Sketches” / Keepsake / A Treble G
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways

About Tom Druckenmiller

Tom has a long history with Sing Out! as a writer and regular contributor (for more than a decade) and deep and rich skills as a radio host and programmer of folk and roots music! He’s been a folk musician and teacher for over forty years. Tom began playing and singing Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton songs, but fell in love with old-time music and the clawhammer banjo after hearing John McCutcheon at the legendary Bethlehem folk club Godfrey Daniels. He has studied with old-time music greats Dwight Diller, Riley Baugus and Norman and Nancy Blake … and has, himself, taught at many music camps and workshops including The Augusta Heritage Workshops (in Elkins WV), the Pocono Dulcimer Fest (in Stroudsburg PA) and the Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival (in Blandon PA). Druckemiller’s continuing regular local radio gig “In The Tradition” has aired on WDIY-FM in Allentown PA for the past 16 years, and he also co-hosts the “Sunday Folk” program on the station.

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