Folk / Roots

Folk/Roots: Show (28/11/2017) – Final Show – Tribute to Willie Meighan

Tonight’s show will ┬ábe available on the RadioPlayer App until 5/12/2017. It is the very last Folk/Roots show. It’s been my deep pleasure to present it this past few years. thanks to all the bands and listeners who have helped make this a true labour of love for me.

I’ll be back on air next week with a new show but rest assured it will feature many of the bands that I have had the pleasure to play here…and more…

What was to have been simply a bittersweet moment of parting, an “au revoir” turned in to something many will not have wished to happen. Earlier today we lost one of the finest human beings I have ever had the honour of knowing, of calling a friend. Willie Meighan was taken from us way too soon but we know through the tears that he is at peace. I could not think of another way of noting this sad moment that by playing some of the music that he recommended, loved, shared or in many cases sold in his time in Rollercoaster. A giant of music, not just in Kilkenny, but nationally and internationally.

I also got to replay some of the interview he did with me a few years back. Time went against me but we had a sense I feel of a lovely human being with a deep love of music, something he shared every day of his too short life.

We’ll do something more at another time…but tonight’s playlist is below:

Powderfinger Neil Young
Sex In A Cheap Hotel Trouble Pilgrims
Jesus Was A Social Drinker Chuck Prophet
I Don’t Want Control Of You Teenage Fanclub
Ramon Casiano Drive By Truckers
Waiting For The Right Time Danny And The Champions Of The World
Down With The Universe David Corley
The End Of The Golden Age The Wynntown Marshals
Bell Bottom Blues Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs
Faster Tomahawk TV Jones And The Tomahawks
I Know It’s Over The Smiths
Where Dreams Go To Die John Grant
Wrote A Song For Everyone Mavis Staples
Old Timer Malojian
Let Me Hold You Through This Brigid Mae Power
At The End Of A Winding Day The Hedge Schools
Empire Of Old Hidden Highways
Little Colored Balloons John Murry
Weightlifting Trashcan Sinatras