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Independence Day 2024 # 3 Playlist

Songs

First We Take Manhattan Then We Take Berlin       Widespread Panic      Live -  Fox Theatre 12/31/2015
My Country      Lori B      Shadows of Love    
Lady Liberty      Barbra Streisand      Walls
American Anthem      Nell Robinson      The Rose of No-Man's Land
America's Song       will.i.am, David Foster, Bono, Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill, Seal      single (2009)
Chimes of Freedom       Eliza Gilkyson       Misfits
The Roots of the Liberty Tree      Leon Rosselson and Robb Johnson      The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and                          Writings of Thomas Paine
The Liberty Tree      Karan Casey      The Winds Begin To Sing
The World Turned Upside Down      Chumbawamba       English Rebel Songs 1381-1914
Outlaws And Dreamers        Dick Gaughan      Outlaws & Dreamers
A Song of Liberty, Plates 25-27        Ulver         Themes From William Blake's The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell
Statue Of Liberty       XTC      The Compact XTC
American Land       Bruce Springsteen       We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
American Prayer Dave      Stewart & His Rock Fabulous Orchestra      American Prayer
The Promised Land      Bruce Springsteen     Live in Barcelona (2003)
This Land is Your Land      Bob Dylan     The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings

Background Music

Various electronic/ambient

 

7/15/24 

 

Independence Day 2024 # 2 Playlist

Songs

An American Prayer      The Doors      American Prayer

America      Jefferson Starship      Deeper Space, Extra Virgin Sky

The Land Of Plenty      Leonard Cohen      Ten New Songs

Peace in Our Hearts     Eliza Gilkyson      2020

Future Primitive      Santana      Caravanserai

A Woman Waits For Me       Iggy Pop, Tarwater, Alva Noto       Leaves Of Grass

I Just Want To Make Love To You (Live)      Van Morrison      It's Too Late To Stop Now 

Into the Mystic      The Allman Brothers      Live - Beacon Theater  03/05/13

Democracy      Leonard Cohen      The Future

Take It Where You Find It      Van Morrison     Wavelength

Background Music

Various electronic/ambient

 

7/8/24 

 

Independence Day 2024 # 1 Playlist

Songs

4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)      Bruce Springsteen        The Essential Bruce Springsteen
4th Of July    U2    The Unforgettable Fire
Power To The People     John Lennon     The John Lennon Collection
Democracy      Leonard Cohen      The United States Of Poetry
Democracy      Leonard Cohen      Above the Soul
Villanelle For Our Time      Leonard Cohen      Dear Heather
Imagine    Ray Charles with Ruben Studdard & The Harlem Gospel Singers     Genius & Friends
For America      Jackson Browne      Lives In The Balance
The Times They Are A-Changing'      Bob Dylan      MTV Unplugged [Live]
America      Tracy Chapman      Where You Live
Revolution      Dick Gaughan      A Different Kind Of Love Song
America     America     Back Pages      
Land Of Hope And Dreams [Live]      Bruce Springsteen      The Essential Bruce Springsteen
An American Prayer      The Doors      American Prayer
America the Beautiful      Willie Nelson & Neil Young      America: Tribute to Heroes concert

Background Music

Background Music

Various electronic/ambient

 

7/1/24 

 

May Day Carnivalesque 2024 # 3 Playlist

Songs

Carnival Song    Tim Buckley     Goodbye and Hello

Carnival Song      Jeff Black      Birmingham Road      

Dancin' in the Streets      Grateful Dead      Terrapin Station

A Night In Summer Long Ago      Mark Knopfler       Golden Heart      

Carnivale Time      Galactic (feat. Al "Carnival Time" Johnson)      Carnivale Electricos

Brazil       Pink Martini  (ft. Storm Large)    Live from Washington - 2011          

The World Turned Upside Down      John McCutcheon      What It's Like

Life Is A Carnival      Allen Toussaint with The Levon Helm Band      Love For Levon - 2012-10-03

Let The Music Set You Free      Santana      Festival

Revolution      Dick Gaughan      A Different Kind Of Love Song

Revolution      The Score      Atlas

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue      Bob Dylan    The Rolling Thunder Revue      (Live at Montreal  Forum, Montreal, Quebec -               December 1975)   The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live

Hurricane      Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Revue     Live at Plymouth, Mass.  1975, Oct 31

This Land is Your Land     Bob Dylan      The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings

      (Live at Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA - November 1975)

Chimes of Freedom    Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Youssou Ndour    The River (Live Argentina -         Amnesty International 1988)

Background Music

Various electronic/ambient

 

6/17/24 

 

May Day Carnivalesque 2024 # 2 Playlist

Songs

Carnival      Eric Clapton      No Reason To Cry

Life Is A Carnival       The Band      The Best of the Band

Carnivalesque (Original Mix)      Stanny Abram      Machine

Carnivale Time      Galactic featuring Al "Carnival Time" Johnson       Carnivale Electricos

Carnivalesque part 1      Icarus      Carnivalesque

Life Is A Carnival      Allen Toussaint with The Levon Helm Band       Love For Levon - 2012-10-03

The Last Carnival      Bruce Springsteen      Working On A Dream

The Sacred Marriage      Castalia     The Return

Carnival      Shovels & Rope      O' Be Joyful

The World Is Turned Upside Down      Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band      Hang Up Sorrow And Care

Carnival      The Violets       Descend/Carnival

My Carnival      Paul McCartney & Wings      Venus and Mars

Carnival      Jeremy Enigk      Return of the Frog Queen

Carnival      Natalie Merchant      Tigerlily

Carnival       Sandy Denny      No More Sad Refrains: The Anthology

Carnival      Tori Amos     Mission Impossible 2

Cheers To Life      Voice      Single

Carnival      Pete Meechan      G & M Brand

Aquarela Do Brasil      Gal Costa Aquarela      Do Brasil

Carnaval      Santana      Festival

La Danse de Mardi Gras      Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys      Voyageurs

Leger's Chase (The Mardi Gras Song)      Beausoleil      The Mad Reel

Dancing with the Carnival Rebellion         Nuada Macnechtan       Music to have a Rebellion To

Mardi Gras Day     Dr. John     Remedies

Revolution      Dr. John      Locked Down

Carnival      Heath Vercher      Rise

Background Music

Various electronic/ambient

 

6/10/24 

 

May Day Carnivalesque 2024 # 1 Playlist

Songs

Factory Girl     Lisa O'Neill and Radie Peat     This Ain't No Disco
Pharaoh       The House Band      The World Is A Wonderful Place: The Songs Of Richard Thompson
The Month Of May Is Past / Night Orgies      The John Renbourn Group     Live In America
The World Turned Upside Down     Billy Bragg     Back To Basics
That's How Every Empire Falls       John Prine        Fair & Square - EP
Maggie's Farm      Rage Against The Machine      Renegades
Factory      Bruce Springsteen      Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Stuck On a Treadmill      Richard Thompson      Electric
The World Turned Upside Down      Chumbawamba     English Rebel Songs 1381-1914
Hard Times Of Old England Retold      Billy Bragg and The Young Coppers     The Imagined Village
We'll Have A May Day       Pete Coe      Long Company
Dancing In The Street       Phil Collins        Live at Roseland Ballroom New York City
Jack-in-the-Green / Jack's Alive      Magpie Lane      Jack-in-the-Green
Woodstock      Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young      Déjà Vu
Gardens Of Delight     Vangelis        Alexander
Pagan Ways       Damh the Bard       As Nature Intended
Nirvana Principle       Alan Parsons Project      Freudiana
Got To Go Back      Van Morrison      No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Did Ye Get Healed?      Van Morrison       Poetic Champions Compose

Background Music

Various electronic/ambient

 

6/3/24 

 

Beltane/May Day 2024 #5 Playlist

Songs

Never Gave Nobody Trouble      Leonard Cohen     bCan't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour (Live)

Tearing at the Seams      Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats      Tearing at the Seams

Dancing In The Streets      Van Halen      Diver Down

The World Turned Upside Down      Leon Rosselson       RosselSonGs

Decree       Ani DiFranco        Reprieve

Who Reaps the Profits? Who Pays the Price?       Leon Rosselson       RosselSonGs

Out of the Fires And Smoke of History        Leon Rosselson        Wo Sind Die Elefanten?

Bread & Roses        Queen Cee        Single

Sooner or Later         Eliza Gilkyson       2020

Fortunate Son        John Fogerty       The Long Road Home

Where No Monument Stands        Eliza Gilkyson       The Nocturne Diaries

Summertime (Organica Remix)       Billie Holiday Remixed & Reimagined - Billie Holiday

Brothers In Arms         Dire Straits       Brothers In Arms

Background Music

Various electronic/ambient

 

5/27/24 

 

Beltane/May Day 2024 #4 Playlist

Songs

May Song     Waterson:Carthy     Holy Heathens And The Old Green Man
Swinton May Song     The Watersons      For Pence and Spicy Ale
The Sweet Month of May     John Kirkpatrick     God Speed the Plough
Now is the Month of Maying      Classic Harmony (Thomas Morely, 1595)
Now Is the Month of Maying      (Thomas Morely, 1595)      Elizabethan Songs for Solo Guitar, arr. Mark Phillips
May Carol     Janice Rossen      The Forest of Arden
Merry May Folk      Emerald Rose     Bending Tradition
The Revolution Starts Now      Steve Earle      The Revolution Starts Now
Dancing In The Streets      Van Halen      Diver Down
Maypole      Gypsy Fire      Time's Mandala: the Celtic Calendar Project
Jack-In-The-Green      Jethro Tull      Songs From The Wood
Maypole Dance      Moonstruck      Crossroads
The Green Man's Song      Silver On The Tree      Dreaming the God 
Cup Of Wonder       Jethro Tull      Songs From The Wood
Factory Girl      The Chieftains with Sinéad O'Connor      Tears Of Stone
Carnivalesque part 1      Icarus      Carnivalesque

The World Turned Upside Down       Leon Rosselson        RosselSon
Revolution      Dick Gaughan      A Different Kind Of Love Song
Chimes of Freedom       Springsteen, Chapman, Sting, Gabriel, Ndour     The River (Live - Amnesty International 1988)
Educating Archie      Van Morrison      Born    To Sing: No Plan B
Leonard Cohen       Never Gave Nobody Trouble       Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour

Background Music

Celtic and British instrumentals

 

5/20/24 3:46

 

Beltane/May Day 2024 #3 Playlist

Songs

 

May Song    Magpie Lane        Jack-in-the-Green
The First of May      James Taylor         Never Die Young
Time of the Season      Argent       The Argent Anthology: A Collection Of Greatest Hits
Sumer Is Icumen In        Richard Thompson       1000 Years Of Popular Music [Live]
Because The Night        U2, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith       25th Ann. Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts
As The Bell Rings The Maypole Spins      Dead Can Dance      Aion
The Pleasant Month of May        Poitín       Simple Pleasures
First of May      Jonathan Coulton        Smoking Monkey
Under the Greenwood Tree     Donovan       Gift From a Flower to a Garden
The Wheel & The Maypole      XTC       Homegrown
Daring Night        Van Morrison        Avalon Sunset
Maypole Dance        Richard Myhill        Music Through the Ages Part One - 0 to 1900
May Day Carol        Magpie Lane        English Country Songs and Dances
Beltane        Narsilion        Arcadia
The Mummer's Dance       David Arkenstone (ft. Kathleen Fisher)      Celtic Sanctuary
The Mummers' Dance        Loreena McKennitt       The Book Of Secrets
Maypole       Afterlife Parade       Death & Rebirth
Maypole       Mulberry Harbour       Mulberry Harbour
The Seeds Of Love        Magpie Lane       Jack-in-the-Green

Background Music

Celtic and British instrumentals

 

5/13/24

Beltane/May Day 2024 #2 Playlist

Songs


May Song      Beggars      Velvet Lady of Autumn

Beltane      Arlene Faith      River of Dreams

Time Of The Season       Dave Matthews Band       Weekend On The Rocks

Time of the Season      Alex Bollard & The London Starlight Orchestra      Music To Dream Forever vol. 8

The May Carol      Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker with Kyle Carey      One Morning In May

Maypole Dance, Carn Bosavern      Sue Aston      Inspirational Journey

Maypole      Dark      Dark Round The Edges

Time of the Season      Alex Bollard & The London Starlight Orchestra      Music To Dream Forever vol. 8

May Queen      Heather Dale      May Queen

May Song      The New Scorpion Band      Folk Songs and Tunes From The British Isles

The Padstow May Song      Lance Frodsham      A Branch of May

Maypole Dance       Moonstruck      Crossroads

Oak & Ash & Thorn      The Longest Johns      Cures What Ails Ya

The First Of May      Magpie Lane       English Country Songs and Dances

First of May      Jonathan Coulton      Smoking Monkey

Round About The Maypole / Asiatic       Magpie Lane      Six For Gold

She Moved Through The Fair      Van Morrison & The Chieftains      Irish Heartbeat

The Hawthorn Tree      Sharron Kraus, Jon Boden, John Speirs      Right Wantonly A-Mumming

Hawthorn Tree      Heather Dale      Trial of Lancelot

Beltaine      Inkubus Sukkubus      Beltaine

Tamlin      Fairport Convention      Liege and Lief​

In A Deep Bower Under A Hawthorn-tree      Edward Caine      Single

Maypole      Gypsy Fire      Time's Mandala: the Celtic Calendar Project

Background Music

Celtic and British instrumentals

 

5/6/24

Beltane/May Day 2024 #1Playlist

Songs

Kalenda Maya (The First of May)       Raimbaut de Vaqueiras      (Arr. By David Warin Solomons)
Kalenda maya: Kalenda Maya    Graham Derrick       Under the Greenwood Tree
First of May      Bee Gees       First of May
Pagan Streams      Van Morrison       Hymns To The Silence
May Song        Martin Carthy        Because It's There
Beltane       Jethro Tull      Songs From The Wood 
Dancing In The Streets      Van Halen       Diver Down
May Song      Sharron Kraus, Jon Boden      Right Wantonly A-Mumming
May Song       Beggar’s Velvet      Lady of Autumn
English Sunset       Moody Blues      Hall of Fame Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2000
Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance      Loreena McKennitt      Parallel Dreams
Fire In The Belly      Van Morrison      The Healing Game
Fire of Love      Inkubus Sukkubus      Heartbeat of the Earth 
As I Walked Through the Meadows       Magpie Lane      The Oxford Ramble: Songs And Tunes Of Oxfordshire       
Maypole Dance        Moonstruck        Crossroads
Dance Around The May Pole      Acid Gallery      Rainbow Thyme Wynders - Rubble Collection 18 
Mayer's Song / The Rochdale Coconut Dance / Three Around      Magpie Lane      Jack-in-the-Green
The May Song      The Gathering      Nighttime Birds
Hal an Tow      Damh The Bard      Tales from the Crow Man 
           

Background Music

Celtic and British instrumentals

 

4​/29/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #10 Playlist

Songs

Kalenda maya (Month of May - Estampie Ancienne d'après: Raimbaut de Vaquieras)    Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall                            Estampies & Danses Royales
Kalenda Maya (Month of May -Raimbaut de Vaquieras)    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble    The Dante Troubadours
Light as the Breeze (Live at Dublin Show, 2012)     Leonard Cohen     Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
Troubadours        Van Morrison     Live at Montreux 80
Have A Heart        Bonnie Raitt       Road Tested
Beloved        Minnie Driver         Seastories
All Along the Watchtower        Bob Dylan       Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [Disc 2]
Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart        Bob Dylan       Infidels (Outtake)
Byzantine         Zohar       Onethreeseven
Tahwasht        AZA         Tamghra Wushen
Volunteers       Jefferson Airplane        Live at Woodstock Music & Art Fair, 1969
Spanish Caravan        The Doors       Waiting For The Sun Woman     John Lennon     The John Lennon Collection
Andalusian Muwashah-Lamma bada        Afif Alvarez Bulos       Classical Arabic Music
Muwashshaha "Ya Ghusayna-L-Bani"       Al Turath Ensemble       La Música De Al-Andalus
Ancient Highway      Van Morrison       The Best Of Van Morrison, Vol. 3

Background Music

Hesperus     Neo-Medieval

 

4​/22/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #9 Playlist 

Songs

Now I Can Delight In Love (Peire Cardenal)    The Martin Best Consort    Songs of Chivalry
Bel m'es qu'eu chant e coindei (It pleases me to sing and rejoice - Raimon de Miraval)    Ensemble: Gérard Le Vot    Troubadours        & Trouvères
Amours me fait desirer (Love makes mw desire - Guillaume de Machaut)   Early Music Consort of Music    Music from the                  Time  of   the Crusades
Troubadours      Van Morrison     Live at Montreux 80
Avalon Of The Heart      Van Morrison      Live at BBC 2 Radio Broadcast 2016
People Got to Be Free    The Rascals    The Essentials: The Rascals
Eros/Shake up the World     Michael McGuire     Troubadour
Clergue si fan pastor (Against the clerics – Peire Cardenal)    Jordi Savall    The Forgotten Kingdom - The Albigensian Crusade:          The Cathar Tragedy
Lovers In A Dangerous Time    Bruce Cockburn    Anything Anytime Anywhere
A per pauc de chantar (I almost abandon singing - Peire Vidal)    Jordi Savall    The Forgotten Kingdom - The Albigensian                     Crusade: The Cathar Tragedy
Tartarassa ni voutor (Buzzards and vultures – Peire Cardenal)    Jordi Savall    The Forgotten Kingdom - The Albigensian                       Crusade: The Cathar Tragedy
Here Comes The Knight    Van Morrison    No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Rose Of Sharon    Eliza Gilkyson    Redemption Road
Beautiful World of Mine    Eliza Gilkyson    2020
Hymn to Sophia    Lisa Dancing-Light    Sophia Songs
Emmanuella        Eliza Gilkyson      Secular
Lovesong    Amanda Bergman    OST - All the Old Knives 2022
Into the Mystic    Van Morrison    Single
I Feel The Earth Move    Carole King & James Taylor    Live At The Troubadour

​Background Music

Richard Searles   ​Dream of the Troubadour
Spiro Cardamis   Of Mystic Places & Troubadours

4/15/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #8 Playlist

 

Songs

Ma douce amour (My sweet love - Anon.)     La Reverdie      Speculum Amoris
Troubadours      Van Morrison      Live at Montreux 80
Coming Down to Joy       Van Morrison      Unrealsed demo recording 1970
The Glory Of Love      Paul McCartney      Kisses on the Bottom
Sweet Sir Galahad      Joan Baez      The First 10 Years
God is a Woman      Ariana Grande      God is a Woman
Love Me Like A Man      Bonnie Raitt      Road Tested
Hold My Hand      Lady Gaga      Music from the Motion Picture “Top Gun: Maverick”
Lift Me Up       Rihanna        Lift Me Up
The Origin of Love      Hedwig     OST Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Lover's Passion      A Gift Of Love: Music Inspired By The Love Poems Of Rumi
Barbry Ellen       June Tabor      Rosa Mundi
Perfect       Doria Roberts       Woman Dangerous
The Times They Are A-Changing'      Bob Dylan      MTV Unplugged [Live]
Big Yellow Taxi       Joni Mitchell       Ladies Of The Canyon
Sweet Thing      Van Morrison       Astral Weeks (Expanded Edition)
Suzanne          Leonard Cohen       Live In Dublin

​Background Music

​Richard Searles    Dream of the Troubadour`

4/824

Troubadours & The Beloved #7 Playlist

 

Songs

Lo ferm voler qu'el cor m'intra (The firm wishing that gets ingress - Arnaut Daniel)     Thomas Binkley 
Troubadours      Van Morrison      Live at Montreux 80
Love & War      Neil Young      Le Noise
This War      Sting      Sacred Love
Masters of War      Eddie Vedder      Siganture Live
Până când nu te iubeam (Before I Fell in Love with You)      Pink Martini ft. Storm Large      Live Portland, Oregon  2013 
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart      Al Green      Let's Stay Together
Crying      Roy Orbison  with k.d. lang      Hiding Out - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
River Of Tears      Eric Clapton      The Clapton Chronicles    
Raglan Road      John Sheahan, ft Glen Hansard and Declan O'Rourke      Luke Kelly 80th Birthday Concert
Let's Make Love       The Blessing        Prince Of The Deep Water        
I Just Want To Make Love To You     Van Morrison     It's Too Late To Stop Now (Live)
Ab joy et ab joven m'apais (I thrive on youth and joy - Beatriz de Dia)     Jordi Savall       Condesa de Dia
Joy     Lucinda Williams      West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice        
A chantar m'er de so (I am obliged to sing - Beatriz de Dia)      Jordi Savall     The Forgotten Kingdom
Cruel Love      Samantha Preis      Cruel Love
I Can't Make You Love Me        Bonnie Raitt       Road Tested
Sexuality      k.d. lang      All You Can Eat 
If It Isn't Her       Ani DiFranco       Imperfectly
Come To My Window       Melissa Etheridge       Yes I Am

Background Music

​Richard Searles    Dream of the Troubadour`

3/25/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #6 Playlist

 

Songs

Amor de lonh (Love from afar - Jaufré Rudel)      Jacmelina      Ambe Lagremas E Solelh
Walk Through The Fire      Mary Gauthier      Filth & Fire
Cryin'     Steve Tyler     Chris Botti In Boston
Painted Bells     Boz Scaggs      My Time: A Boz Scaggs Anthology (1969-1997)
Fine Amors me fait chanter      (Refined Love makes me sing - Anon.)   Ensemble Gilles Binchois
      L'Amor de Lonh: Medieval Songs of Love and Loss
When A Man Loves A Woman      Michael Bolton     Time, Love & Tenderness
Humbled In Love     Leonard Cohen     Recent Songs
Unsuffer Me     Lucinda Williams      West
Longing In Their Hearts     Bonnie Raitt      Road Tested
Unrequited     Ani DiFranco     Reprieve
Broken Hearted       Eric Clapton      Pilgrim
Lonely And Blue      Van Morrison      Magic Time
The Red Rose and the Thorn      Eliza Gilkyson      The Nocturne Diaries
Joan Of Arc (Live)     Leonard Cohen      Austin City Limits: The Classic 1988 Texas Broadcast
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes     Crosby, Stills & Nash      Crosby, Stills & Nash
Lovesick      Alan Walker & Sophie Simmons     Walkerverse, Pt. I
Into The Mystic      Joe Cocker     Organic    
The Window      Leonard Cohen      Greatest Hits / Field Commander Cohen : Tour Of 1979
Ain't No Way      Aretha Franklin      Natural Woman
Reminds Me Of You     Van Morrison     Back On Top
The Saddest Song I've Got     Annie Lennox      Bare

​Background Music

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3/18/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #5 Playlist

 

Songs

'Por Coi Me Bait Me Maris?     Duo Trobairitz      The Language of Love
Troubadours      Van Morrison       Live at Montreux 80
Fever      Eva Cassidy & Chuck Brown     The Other Side
Ain't No Cure For Love      Leonard Cohen      Live In London
What Would I Do      Van Morrison      A Sense Of Wonder
She Gives Me Religion      Van Morrison      Live at Agape September 22, 2022, Beverly Hills, CA 
Constant Craving      k.d. lang      Ingenue
Feel Like Makin' Love     Bad Company       Hard Rock Cafe: Classic Rock
Light as the Breeze      Leonard Cohen      Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
Nights In White Satin      The Moody Blues     The One And Only Love Album [Disc 2]
God is a Woman      Michael McGuire      Troubadour
Trouble      Ray Lamontagne      Trouble
Sacred Love      Sting      Sacred Love
The Origin Of Love      Rufus Wainwright      Wig In A Box    
In The Garden     Van Morrison    Live at Agape August 30, 2017, Beverly Hills, CA

​Background Music

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3/11/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #4 Playlist

 

Songs

A L'entrade Del Tens Clar (At the beginning of the bright season - Anon.)    The Folger Consort    Songs of the Troubadors and        Trouveres: Anthology of Poems and Melodies Troubadours
Troubadours    Van Morrison    Live at Montreux 80
Avalon Of  The Heart    Van Morrison    Live at Montreux 80        
Here Comes The Knight    Van Morrison    No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Into The Mystic (Live)    Van Morrison    It's Too Late To Stop Now
Lancan Li Jorn (During May, when the days are long - Jaufré Rudel)    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble    Forgotten Provence -           Music-Making In The South Of France, 1150-1550
Humils Forfaitz  (Humble, sinful, accused and penitent - Guiraut Riquier)    Oni Wytars Ensemble, Ensemble Unicorn  

      Music  Of The Troubadours 
Lo Ferm Voler Qu'El Cor M'Intra (The firm will that my heart enters - Arnaut Daniel)   Sequentia    Dante & The Troubadours 
Guinevere    Donovan    Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976
Domna, Pos Vos Ay Chausida  (Lady, for you - Anon.)  Oni Wytars Ensemble, Ensemble Unicorn    Music Of The Troubadours
A Chenter M’Er  (I am obliged to sing -Beatritz de Dia)    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble    Forgotten Provence - Music-                    Making In The South Of France, 1150-1550
Babe, You Turn Me On    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds    Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
Goddess    Anna Phoebe    Gypsy
Dulcis amor (“Sweet Love”)  La Reverdie    Speculum Amoris 
Crazy Love    Ray Charles & Van Morrison    Genius Loves Company
Light As The Breeze    Billy Joel    Greatest Hits Vol. III

​Background Music

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3/4/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #3 Playlist

 

Songs

​De Palou: Tant M'Abelis    Maria Lafitte, Peter Rabanza; Michael Posch: Oni Wytars Ensemble,

      Unicorn  Ensemble Music  Of The Troubadours
Thing Called Love    Bonnie Raitt    Road Tested 
Love, Reign O'er Me    Pearl Jam    (as featured in motion picture Reign Over Me)     Single
Here Comes The Knight    Van Morrison    No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Sexuality    k.d. lang    All You Can Eat
Here Comes Love     Bonnie Raitt     Just Like That
She Gives Me Religion    Van Morrison     Live At The Grand Opera House Belfast 
The English Ladye And The Knight    Loreena McKennitt    An Ancient Muse
Love Lives    Dave Stewart (feat. Sierra Swan)    Let's Do It Again
Shameless Love    June Tabor    Against The Streams
World Of Love    k.d. lang    All You Can Eat
I'm Your Man    Leonard Cohen    Live In London
It's All In The Game    Van Morrison    Into The Music
Lover's Prayer    Van Morrison    The Philosopher's Stone
In The Court Of The Crimson King     King Crimson     In The Court Of The Crimson King  

​Background Music

 

Richard Searles    Dream of the Troubadour

2/26/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #2 Playlist

 

Songs

Bien M'ont Amours Entrepris     The Folger Consort     Songs of the Troubadours & Trouveres
Troubadours     Van Morrison     Live at Montreux 80
Here Comes The Knight     Van Morrison     No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
The Book Of Love     Peter Gabriel     Shall We Dance?
Angeliou     Van Morrison     Into The Music
Rose Of Sharon     Eliza Gilkyson     Your Town Tonight
Troubadour Rose     Troubadour Rose     Find an Arrow
The Rose     Bette Midler     The Rose
Always In My Head     India.Arie     Acoustic Soul
Queen Of The Slipstream     Van Morrison     Poetic Champions Compose
For The Roses     Therese Schroeder-Sheker     Rosa Mystica
Rosa Mystica     Therese Schroeder-Sheker     Rosa Mystica
She Gives Me Religion     Van Morrison     Beautiful Vision
A Sense Of Wonder     Van Morrison     Best Of Van Morrison Volume Two
Sweet Thing     Jeff Buckley     Live At Sin-é (Legacy Edition)
My Beloved     Various Artists     A Gift Of Love: Deepak & Friends Music Inspired By The Love Poems Of Rumi
Aziz, for my Beloved     Zohreh Jooya     Music of the Persian Mystics
Tupelo Honey     Van Morrison     Tupelo Honey

​Background Music

 

Richard Searles    Dream of the Troubadour

2/19/24

Troubadours & The Beloved #1 Playlist

 

Songs

Can l'erba fresch'e.lh folha par - Bernart de Ventadorn     Paul Hillier    Troubadour Songs & Medieval Lyrics
A Thousand Kisses Deep    Leonard Cohen    Ten New Songs
Dance Me To The End Of Love    Leonard Cohen    Various Positions
The Garden Of Love    Greg Brown    Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience
Blood Of Eden    Peter Gabriel    Us
Avalon Of The Heart    Van Morrison      Enlightenment
Into The Mystic (Album Version)    Joe Cocker    Organic
No Ordinary Love    Sade    The Best Of Sade
Higher Love (Full)    Steve Winwood    Back in the High Life
Steal My Heart Away    Van Morrison    The Best Of Van Morrison, Vol. 3 [Disc 2]
Troubadours    Van Morrison    Into The Music
Primitive    Annie Lennox    Diva
Troubadours    Van Morrison    Live at Montreux 80
Love Song For A Vampire    Annie Lennox    Bram Stoker's Dracula: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

​Background Music

 

Richard Searles    Dream of the Troubadour

2/12/24

Imbolc 2024 Playlist

 

Songs

Brighid's Kiss    La Lugh    Brighid's Kiss
The Quickening       Spiral Dance     The Quickening    
Fire Of Love    Inkubus Sukkubus     Heartbeat Of The Earth
Here Comes The Sun     Nick Cave     I Am Sam OST
The Sun Is Burning     Luke Kelly     The Best Of
The Quickening     Alison Sudol      Moon
Quickening     Drowse       Cold Air
Imbolc (Candlemas)     Lisa Thiel       Circle Of The Seasons
Druid's Winter     Will Millar       Celtic Seasons Of Enchantment
Into The Fire      Sarah Mclachlan       Rarities, B-Sides
Ancient Song      Robin Williamson      Ten Of Songs
After The Rain Has Fallen      Sting       Brand New Day
Begin Again      Measure     Begin Again
Start Again      Rob Simonsen (feat. Elena Tonra)     Start Again from the Age of Adaline 
The Quickening       Danny Cocke      Generate, Organize, Destroy
Invocation       Robin Williamson      Ring Dance
And It Stoned Me      Van Morrison       Moondance
Sacred Shabbat       Loreena McKennitt      An Ancient Muse
A Healing In This Night      Bob Franke      In This Night
Brighid      Damh the Bard     Antlered Crown and Standing Stone

1/29/24, 2/5/24

New Year  & Rebirth 2024 #4 Playlist

 

Songs

Illud Tempus    Alex Monk    Come to Your Senses Old Devil

Begin Again     Measure     Begin Again

Full Moon      Santana     Spirits Dancing In The Flesh

Take Me Back     Van Morrison    Hymns to the Silence

Start All Over Again    Dave Koz (ft. Dana Glover)    Hello Tomorrow

Start All Over Again   Arnold McCuller Sabor

Here Comes The Moon    George Harrison    Best Of Dark Horse 1976-1989

Moondance (w George Fame)    Van Morrison    The Best Of Van Morrison, Vol. 3 

Full Moon Big Circle    Tina Lear    Full Moon Big Circle

Moon Cradle    Loreena McKennitt    Parallel Dreams

Visions Of Paradise    The Moody Blues    In Search Of The Lost Chord

Before The Deluge    Jackson Browne    The Very Best of Jackson Browne

The Moon     Cat Power     The Greatest

Moon    Björk    Biophilia

Take Me Back     Van Morrison    Hymns to the Silence

I Become The Moon    Eliza Gilkyson    Through the Looking Glass

A New Kind Of Man    Van Morrison    A Sense Of Wonder

Last Year's Man    Leonard Cohen    Songs Of Love And Hate

Woodstock    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young    Déjà Vu

1/22/24

New Year  & Rebirth 2024 #3 Playlist

 

Songs

Start All Over Again    Dave Koz (ft. Dana Glover)    Hello Tomorrow
Rebirth    Coco Love Alcorn    Rebirth
Start All Over Again    Van Morrison    Versatile
Begin Again    Marshall McLuhan & The Eastfield Collective    Begin Again
Got To Go Back    Van Morrison    No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Begin Again    Purity Ring    Another Eternity
Begin Again    Kill The Alarm    Against The Grain
See Me Through (Before, Before)    Van Morrison    Hymns To The Silence
New Life     Thomas Bergersen     Sun
Take Me Back    Van Morrison    Hymns To The Silence
Begin Again    Shinedown    Us and Them
New Beginning     Tracy Chapman      New Beginning
Brand New Day     Van Morrison     Moondance
Time Is    It's A Beautiful Day    It's A Beautiful Day
Time    Incredible String Band    U ('70)
Time    Pink Floyd    Dark Side Of The Moon
Before The World Was Made    Van Morrison    Too Long In Exile
Time Has Come Today    The Chambers Brothers    Greatest Hits
Astral Weeks/I Believe I've Transcended    Van Morrison    Astral Weeks: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

1/15/24

New Year  & Rebirth 2024 #2 Playlist 

 

Songs

The Beginning     Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhermann     Hiraeth
Rebirth     Burak Malçok     Rebirth
A New Life     Pet Shop Boys     A New Life
Reinvent Yourself     Chris Chickering     Shine
Start Again     Rob Simonsen (feat. Elena Tonra)     Start Again - Single from the Age of Adaline
Start All Over Again     Arnold McCuller     Sabor
Rebirth     Circle Of Light     The Rebirth
Rebirth     Angra     Rebirth
Brand New Day    Miriam Makeba     Keep Me In Mind
Brand New Sun     Jason Lytle    Yours Truly, The Commuter
Rebirth     Noija     Rebirth
Behind The Ritual     Van Morrison     Keep It Simple
Rebirth     Paul Grant, Adrienne Indigo     Rebirth
Till We Get The Healing Done    Van Morrison         Too Long In Exile
Begin Again     Purity Ring     Another Eternity
And the Healing Has Begun     Van Morrison    The Essential Van Morrison
Sexual Healing     Rita Coolidge     For You
Begin Again      Measure     Begin Again
Light My Fire         The Doors/Eddie Vedder     Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Daring Night     Van Morrison      Avalon Sunset

1/8/24

New Year  & Rebirth 2024 #1 Playlist

 

Songs

 

New Year's Prayer      Jeff Buckley      Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk
Better Days      The Goo Goo Dolls      It's Christmas All Over
Start It All Over Again      Battlefied Band      Happy Daze
Bringing In A Brand New Year      B.B. King      A Christmas Celebration Of Hope
Intro: "Let's Renew Ourselves Now..."     Leonard Cohen      Leonard Cohen Live At Isle Of Wight 1970
Start All Over Again      Van Morrison      Enlightenment
Start Again      Rhiannon      Bowl Full Of Sound
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace); Auld Lang Syne      Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Botti       Songs Of Joy & Peace
Auld Lang Syne      Eddi Reader      Celtic Greatest
The Beauty Of The Days Gone By      Van Morrison      Down The Road
Here Comes the Sun      George Harrison      Live in Japan
Pick Yourself Up      Diana Krall      The Very Best Of Diana Krall
Congratulations - A Happy New Year Song      Pink Martini      Joy To The World
Illud Tempus       Alex Monk      Come to Your Senses Old Devil
Better Days      Bruce Springsteen      Lucky Town
Rebirth      Coco Love Alcorn       Rebirth    
Begin Again      The Veils      Sun Gangs
Starting A New Life      Van Morrison      Tupelo Honey
Start All Over Again      Dave Koz (ft. Dana Glover)      Hello Tomorrow
Astral Weeks/I Believe I've Transcended      Van Morrison      Astral Weeks: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

1/1/24

Winter Solstice 2023 Playlist

 

Songs

 

Here Comes The Sun     Nick Cave     I Am Sam OST
The Longest Night of the Year     Mary Chapin Carpenter    Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve  Songs of Christmas
Winter Solstice      R. Carlos Nakai      Changes
Let All That Are To Mirth Inclined      Loreena McKennitt      To Drive The Cold Winter Away
Winter Solstice      The Tea Party      Splendor Solis
Here Comes The Sun       Richie Havens       Alarm Clock
Solstice Fire      Martin Simpson/Jessica Radcliffe/Lisa Ekstrom      Beautiful Darkness
In Praise Of Christmas      Loreena McKennitt     To Drive The Cold Winter Away
Sun King     The Beatles     Abbey Road
Ring Out, Solstice Bells      Jethro Tull     Songs From The Wood
The Christians And The Pagans     Dar Williams / Sean Watkins;Sara Watkins      Many Great Companions
The Bells Of Dublin/Christmas Eve     The Chieftains      The Bells Of Dublin
Sun      Sleeping At Last      Atlas: Space 1
Sun It Rises      Fleet Foxes      Daytrotter Session
One Small candle/Beautiful Darkness      Martin Simpson/Jessica Radcliffe/Lisa Ekstrom      Beautiful Darkness
The Holly & The Ivy      Loreena McKennitt      A Midwinter Night's Dream
Sun      Cat Power      Sun

12/17/23

The Winter Blues 2023 #2 Playlist

 

Songs

 

Embracing Winter       The Autumns      The Angel Pool

Blue Winter Morning      Parade Morning      Parade

Sweet Release      Boz Scaggs      Boz Scaggs

Paint It Black      The Tea Party      Tangents: The Tea Party Collection

Black      Sarah       McLachlan Solace

It Ain't The Wind, It's The Rain      Mary Gauthier      Mercy Now

Undertow      Leonard Cohen       Dear Heather

The Blue Ghazel     Rickie Lee Jones      Balm in Gilead

Born To Lose      Elton John/Leonard Cohen      Duets

Ain't No Cure For Love     Leonard Cohen      I'm Your Man

Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness      Smashing Pumpkins      Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness 

Here Comes The Sun       Nick Cave     I Am Sam OST

Morning Has Broken      Cat Stevens      Teaser And The Firecat

A Cry For the Broken-hearted      Falling      You Touch

Hallelujah     Leonard Cohen     Live in Montreux

She Mourns a Lengthening Shadow     Cradle of Filth     Vempire

Here Comes The Sun        Richie Havens      Alarm Clock

Song For A Winter's Night      Sarah McLachlan     Wintersong

Goddess      Anna Phoebe     Gypsy

Saturnalia     Eden     Return to Innocence

Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire      Joni Mitchell      For The Roses

Orpheus Suite: Descent Into the Underworld      Mannheim Steamroller     Fresh Aire VI

My Guitar Gently Weeps     George Harrison/Tom Petty      Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert

12/11/23

The Winter Blues 2023 #1 Playlist 

 

Songs

 

Autumn Flowers     Omar Sosa    Calma
The Falling of the Leaves    W.B. Yeats    
Autumn Leaves     Eva Cassidy    Songbird
Winter Time Blues    Roscoe Chenier    "Swamp Blues"
Winter Time Blues    Lightnin' Slim      The Best Of Lightnin' Slim
Darkness    Leonard Cohen    Old Ideas
Winter Blues    The Nearlys    Winter Blues - Single
Away From The Sun    3 Doors Down    Away From The Sun
Walk Through The Fire       Mary Gauthier      Filth & Fire
Winter Blues     Zach Tate Band    End of Time
Her Melancholy Muse      Eliza Gilkyson    Retrospecto
Winter Wind     Patty Larkin    Angels Running
Hung Upside Down    Buffalo Springfield        Again
Deep Winter Blues     Chris Rea    Blue Guitars, Blues Ballads
Anthem    Leonard Cohen    The Future
Because The Night    Bruce Springsteen        Greatest Hits
Darkness, Darkness    Solas        The Edge Of Silence
Melancholia     Van Morrison        Days Like This
Darkness    Leonard Cohen    Live in Dublin 
Philosophers Stone    Van Morrison    Back On Top
Hallelujah    Leonard Cohen     Various Positions

12/4/23

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