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February 7, 2009

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Tommy Sands w/Moya & Fionan: Let the Circle Be Wide Appleseed APRCD 1114
  3. Armstrong Women: The Circle Is Open (Rebecca Armstrong/trad) Triple Goddess
  4. Dean Stevens: Circle of Light (Betsy Rose) Eyes of Wonder Volcano VR2004
  5. Steve Schuch: Turning Fields of Summer Rare Earth 102
  6. Maybelle Carter - Earl Scruggs - Doc Watson, et.al.: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (A.P.Carter) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Capitol 7243-5-35148-2-2
  7. Susan Werner: Petaluma Afternoons Time Between Trains Bottom Line/BMG 63440-47306-2
  8. Bob Gibson: Mendocino Desperados (Gibson /Silverstein) The Perfect High Mountain RR MR-52794
  9. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Talk to Me of Mendocino (K.McGarrigle) The McGarrigle Hour Hannibal HNCD1417
  10. The Chieftains: Mrs. Judge (Turlough O'Carolan arr.Derek Bell) The Chieftains 9: Boil the Breakfast Early Columbia Legacy CK 86016
  11. The Occasionals: Tinker's Horse (trad,arr.Freeland Barbour) The Full Set Greentrax DVTRAX2021
  12. Matt & Shannon Heaton: Mountain Rambler (The Mountain Road / The Galway Rambler) (trad) Lovers' Well Eats CD008
  13. The Jamie O'Reilly Trio: Red Is the Rose Souvenir J O'Reilly JO003
  14. Garnet Rogers: Come Againe, Sweet Love doth Now Envite (John Dowland, PD) Sparrow's Wing Snow Goose SGS112CD
  15. Frank Warner w/Jeff & Gerret Warner: Old Abe Lincoln (trad) Songs of the Civil War Prestige Int. 13012
  16. Chris Vallillo: Lincoln and Liberty (trad) Abraham Lincoln in Song Gin Ridge GR-1009
  17. Earl Robinson: Abraham Lincoln (parts 1 & 2) Songs for Political Action - Theater and Cabaret Performers: 1936-1941 Bear Family BCD15720JL
  18. Dervish: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (Robt.Stone) Travelling Show Whirling WHRL011
  19. Delores Keane & Reel Union: Seven Yellow Gypsies (trad) There Was a Maid Atlantic 83300-2
  20. The Clancy Bros. w/ Louis Killen: Whistling Gypsy (trad,arr.Clancys) The Clancy Brothers Greatest Hits Vanguard VCD-53/54
  21. Frank Proffitt: Old Abe (trad) Frank Proffitt Sings Folk Songs Smithsonian Folkways F-2360
  22. Bob Newhart: Abe Lincoln vs. Madison Avenue Something Like This. . . Rhino R2 76742
  23. Ben Bedford: Fisher's Hill Land of the Shadows Hopeful Sky HSR202
  24. Danny Schmidt: Esmee by the River Parables & Primes Live Once 9449-2
  25. Judy Collins: Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) Colors of the Day Elektra 75030-2
  26. Tom Rush: River Song What I Know Appleseed APRCD 1115
  27. Compadres (James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez): Red River Rising (J.Keelaghan) Compadres Celtino 23667 21324
  28. Dervish: The Bealtine Set: The Acorn Reel / Comb Your Hair and Curl It / Last Night's Fun / The Ballina Lass (trad,arr.Dervish) Travelling Show Whirling WHRL011
  29. Tommy Sands w/ Moya & Fionan: Ballyvalley Brae Let the Circle Be Wide Appleseed APRCD 1114
  30. Matt & Shannon Heaton: Poll Halfpenny (The Blackbird / Poll Halfpenny) (trad) Lovers' Well Eats CD008
  31. Time Will Tell (orig.cast-John Dietman): Trilobite (Robt.Pollak - Robt. Ashenhurst) U.of C. private pressing 1959
  32. Sam Hinton: It's a Long Way From Amphioxus Sam Hinton Sings the Song of Men - All Sorts and All Kinds Smithsonian Folkways F-2400
  33. Time Will Tell (orig.cast): Immortal Darwin (Robt.Pollak - Robt. Ashenhurst) U.of C. private pressing 1959
  34. Blind Corn Liquor Pickers: Intelligent Design (Joel Serdenis-Travis Young / J.Rogers-J.Serdenis) Appalachian Trail Blind Corn 84501 00076
  35. The Capitol Steps: Evoluton (parody by Newport-Strauss of Lennon-McCartney, Boyce-Hart, Crewe-Gaudio, Jagger-Richards) It's Not Over 'Til the First Lady Sings! CapSteps CSCD-1020
  36. Susan Werner: Barbed Wire Boys Live at Club Passim Sleeve Dog SW-103
  37. Chuck Suchy: Ancient Voices Evening in Paris Little Bluestem LBR 103
  38. Tim Grimm: So It Goes Holding Up the World Vault 008
  39. The Chieftains: O'Carolan's Concerto (O'Carolan, arr.Chieftains) The Essential Chieftains RCA Legacy 82876 753982
  40. Mike Agranoff: Double Concerto (for two concertinas) (J.S.Bach) The Modern Folk Musician self BFD102C
  41. Lord Richard Buckley: Gettysburg Address His Royal Hipness, Lord Buckley Discovery 71001
  42. Lead Belly: Abraham Lincoln (trad-Lead Belly) Bourgeois Blues Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40045
  43. The Gordons : Lincoln's Funeral Train (Norman Blake) Our Time Inside-Out 49 email
  44. Michael J. Miles: Abraham Lincoln (Chris Kennedy) The Magic Banjo Right Turn On Red no#
  45. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Long Tail LT003-2
  46. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Tommy Sands, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Dervish, Bed Bedford, Tom Rush

CD of the week: Ben Bedford

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Balfa Toujours perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Saturday, February 14 at 8, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.
Compadres (Oscar Lopez & James Keelaghan) are there on Sunday, February 15 at 7.
Derish, along with Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, are at the school on Friday, February 27 at 7 & 10 pm.
Susan Werner performs at the School, Saturday, March 7.

Ben Bedford holds his CD release party Sunday, February 8 at 7 at Bill's Blues, 1028 Davis St., Evanston.

The 49th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival at Mandel Hall, 57th & University in Chicago, runs through Sunday, February 8. Featured artists are: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Sheila Kay & Amanda Southerland, Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan, Elmore James, Jr., Paul Daigle and Sons, The Rhythm Rats, Mary Lane, and Lisa Ornstein & Andre' Marchand. Concerts in the evening, check Website for times and which artists perform which nights. Free workshops, jam sessions, films, and dances during the day at Ida Noyes Hall from 10 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Matt & Shannon Heaton, and John Williams perform at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Thursday, February 12 at 8.
Garnet Rogers, along with the Jamie O'Reilly Trio, are there Saturday, February 14 at 8. 847-492-8860

James Lee Stanley performs at Front Porch Music, 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana, Friday, February 13.

James Lee Stanley performs for the Acoustic Renaissance Concert series at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Saturday, February 14 at 8.

Danny Schmidt performs at the Stained Glass Coffeehouse in the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot, Rd., Deerfield, Saturday, February 21 at 7. 847-945-0176

The Chieftains perform at Symphony Center, Michigan & Adams, Sunday, March 8. 312-294-3000