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Mary Ann Kennedy on Radio 3

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:06 pm
by howard male
I thought Mary Ann Kennedy was quite charming last night. A wide(ish) selection of tunes, a nod to Charlie, and a genuine infectuous enthusiasm, made me forgive the number of overly tasteful folky things she played.

What did anyone else think?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:18 pm
by Des
Yay - anyone who plays the Peatbog Faeries AND Kila in the same programme has my undying devotion. I have to say the Skipinnish track was one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have heard in a long time. Fab.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:04 pm
by Ian M
Yes, she was good. That combination of (quote from playlist) Musicians from Dobe and Okavango Regions, and Jo Mango was magic. Just a couple of inspired tracks like that is enough to keep me happy.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:07 pm
by Charlie
Mary Ann Kennedy's playlist, 15 October 2007

Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective: Baba (4.01)
album: Watina
Cumbancha CMB-CD-3

Tiken Jah Fakoly: L'Africain (4.00)
album: The African
Wrass Records WRASS 204

Vusi Mahlasela: Tibidi Waka (My Love) (3.39)
Featuring Derek Trucks
album: Guiding Star (Naledi Ya Tsela)
Wrasse Records WRASS 203

Skipinnish: Piobaireachd on the Box - Colla Mo Run (My beloved Colla) (4.49)
album: Sgurr Mor to Skerryvore
Skipinnish Records SKIPCD02

Iain Morrison: Dive Down (3.48)
album: Skimming Stones.Sinking Boats
1 track Promo CD sampler of new album

Toumani Diabate: Cantelowes (6.51)
album: The Mande Variations
World Circuit promo CD

Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara: Naafigi (5.02)
album: Soul Science
Wayward WAYWARD704

Manu Chao: La Vida Tombola (3.14)
album: La Radiolina
Because Music BEC5772125

Kila: Cabhraigi Lei (4.39)
album: Gambler's Ballet
Kila Records KRCD012

Bruce Molsky: Fare Thee Well Blues (4.00)
album: Soon Be Time
Compass Records 7 4432 2, Tr.10

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: Trip to Pakistan (3.18)
album: In The Moment
Culburnie Records CUL122

John Renbourn: The Wildest Pig In Captivity (1.58)
album: Nobody's fault but mine - The John Renbourn Anthology 1966-2005
Transatlantic (Sanctuary) TREDD404
Originally appeared on the 1966 album John Renbourn

Musicians from Dobe and Okavango Regions: title not known (2.56)
Music from Botswana
album: Mongongo
Khumo Ya Ngwao KYN4030

Jo Mango: My Lung (4.27)
album: Showcase Scotland SXSW 2007
Scottish Arts Council promo CD

Fitkinwall: Touching Seen (7.49)
album: Still Warm
Graham Fitkin GFCD 060706

Peatbog Faeries: When the Seahound Left Me (4.25)
album: Croftwork
Peatbog Records CDBOG002

Sa Dingding: Holy Incense (Tibet Version) (5.54)
album: Alive
Universal 0602517320062

Orchestra Baobab: Ndeleng Ndeleng (5.37)
album: Made in Dakar
World Circuit WCD078

The Auvo Quartet: Janino (6.36)
album: Auvo Kvartetti
Auvo CD1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:23 pm
by Charlie
To judge from comments on the Radio message board, Mary Ann is far and away the most popular of the deps for Andy, and I can see why - she has a very engaging style of broadcasting, and her range covers more of the Kershaw world than the rest of us.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:05 pm
by Des
You're still my fave Charlie. Play a bit of folk and wear a nice off the shoulder number and they'll love you just as much as Mary.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:47 am
by Eduards_Ozolins
She was very good indeed! :)
Now I have 1 female radio presenter who I like very much and who know what she is doing. ;)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:56 am
by Charlie
Eduards_Ozolins wrote: Now I have 1 female radio presenter who I like very much and who know what she is doing

for number two, Eduard, check out JJ's podcasts, linked in this section

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:27 pm
by RussellC
I was sold with the Andy Garufuna and Tiken Jah Fakoly opening tracks through Toumani Diabate to Orchestre Baobab.

Some tracks not to my taste in between but it we would get bored if we enjoyed everything we heard.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:13 pm
by howard male
Well, I'm afraid I've had to reassess my appraisal of Ms Kennedy. This Monday night she stretched my patience to breaking point by constantly moving from the sublime to the banal on a track by track basis. So she has now joined the Verity twins in being too much like hard work as a listening experience for this grumpy old listener - I gave up after half an hour.

By playing a Mahmoud Ahmed or Symmetric Orchestra track one minute, and then jumping to some highly polished, overly tasteful Scottish folk pap then next, it was a bit like feeling you were blissfully sunbathing on some faraway beach only to suddenly be slapped around the face with a cold, wet fish. Then you'd go back to sunbathing again, and then, minutes later, you'd get attacked with the cold, wet fish again, and so on. This effectively made it impossible to enjoy the decent stuff she did play, having been driven to distraction by the anodyne coffee-table banality of the folk-lite she alternated it with.

Glad I've got that out of my system!

Mary Ann Kenndy, Nov 19th

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:56 pm
by Charlie
Mary Ann Kennedy
19 November 2007

Mahmoud Ahmed:
Ere Mela Mela (4.39)
Metche New (3.21)
album: The Very Best of Ethiopiques -
Manteca mantdb1516

Michael McGoldrick: Watermans (4.02)
album: Fused
Vertical Records VERT 051

Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra: Tapha Niang (6.49)
album: Boulevard de l'Independence
World Circuit WCD074

Margaret Stewart & Allan Macdonald: Fhuair mi pog a laimh an righ (I got a kiss of the king's hand) (3.36)
album: Fhuair mi Pog
Greentrax CDTRAX 132

Shona Mooney: Tide Comes In (5.51)
album: Heartsease (Viola Tricolour)
Footstompin' Records CDFSR1732

Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective: Watina (I Called Out) (4.40)
album: Watina
Cumbancha Records CMB-CD-3

Omar Sosa: Gracias Senor (5.05)
album: Ballads - Omar Sosa Compilation 1997-2000
Ota Records OTA 1015

Daimh: Mo Nighean Chruinn Donn (4.13)
album: Crossing Point
Greentrax CDTRAX 316

Mary Smith: Bha mi raoir as'n taigh osta (Last night I was in the ale house) (2.49)
album: Sgiath Airgid
Macmeanmna SKYECD 27

Juldeh Camara & Justin Adams: Naafigi (5.08)
album: Soul Science
Wayward 704
Juldeh Camara & Justin Adams are Charlie Gillett's guests on Radio 3 on Monday 10 December

Sa Dingding: Mama Tien Na (Mantra) (4.58)
album: Alive
Universal 0602517320062

Planetarium: Dead Line (3.04)
album: Tenshogi
Hypertension HYP 7254
Site in English

Paul Mounsey: Dunfermline (2.46)
After the Scottish Psalter, 1615
album: City of Walls
Iona Records IRCD069

Iain MacDonald/Iain MacFarlane: The Green Shades of Gask, Capt. White's, Mike Macdougall's (3.13)
album: The First Harvest
Roshven Records RRCD 001

Rise & Doug: Tanzwa Nekutambura (6.24)
album: Tanzwa Nekutambura - We've Suffered Enough
RDKV Music RAD 101

Tinariwen: Matadjem Yinmixan (5.42)
album: Aman Iman: Water is Life
Independiente ISOM 65CD

Son de la Frontera: Un Compromiso/Toda una vida (5.51)
album: Cal
Nuevos Medios NM 15 890 CD

Kris Drever: Steel and Stone (Blackwater) (3.37)
CD single
Reveal Records REVEAL37

Instinkt: Rudolstadt Karavanen (4.03)
album: Danish Roots 2007 - Growing in the World
Danish Roots promo CD

Queen Anne's Revenge: Just One Umbrella (3.26)
album: Hailmusic Volume 1
Highlands and Islands Enterprise promo CD
Queen Anne's Revenge website

Youssou N'Dour: Baay Faal (4.45)
album: Rokku Mi Rokka (Give and Take)
Nonesuch 7559-79961-8

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:00 pm
by ian russell
you should see my coffee table sometime. it's got studs and straps and..oops, too much information!

needless to say, some people pay good money to realise the virtual experience you've just described.

I thought what I heard was okay but I had to dash out halfway so I'll listen again sometime.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:43 pm
by Eduards_Ozolins
Mix of music was great! :) Can't wait for next show.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:43 pm
by judith
I had turned on the BBC radio player thinking I was going to listen to Charlie's Nov 10th show on 'listen again'. I heard "Ere Mela Mela", was in and out of the room the computer is in, but then kept hearing bagpipes which I thought was curious...Anyways, I finally figured out it wasn't Charlie, almost turned it off then thought that would be rude to not listen just because it wasn't who I had intended to listen to. I must say, she plays music I don't often listen to, which can be a good thing. So, once I got over that aspect (and the realization that I didn't have a clue what day it was), I enjoyed her show. It kind of reminded me of the opposite of that which I can hear on "world music" shows in this neck of the woods on alternative radio stations - rootsy American folk interspersed with music from other parts of the globe. And, she does have a very lovely voice and way about her.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:15 pm
by ian russell
Another interesting, balanced and enjoyable prog. I think I can nail my colours to MAK's mast - Global Gathering is coming back again on Radio Jock (thank god for internet).

What of that UFOs Over Bamako? It took me by surprise and I'm not sure if I liked it. (thank god for listen again)