What is this song I heard on the radio
November 18, 2014 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Name this song! It was on 9.07 WFUV in NYC at 2pm a few Sunday's back during a Gaelic music show. Pretty sure it's in Gaelic. But I can't find the playlists for that show on WFUV. It is funky .
posted by Potomac Avenue to Media & Arts (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
maybe i'm crazy but i don't hear any audio there
posted by empath at 2:18 PM on November 18, 2014


yeah, no audio
posted by foxhat10 at 2:20 PM on November 18, 2014




Oh depending your browser you can turn the Vine audio on in the top left corner of the moving image by clickin' on the Speaker. Audio is there.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:24 PM on November 18, 2014


I actually can hear audio, but it is VERY very quiet.

Do you know what the name of the show itself was? There are a couple that would have the playlists on their own sites.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:25 PM on November 18, 2014


The Gaelic show that I am aware of is Thistle and Shamrock. Their website shows that they broadcast on WFUV. I've linked to their playlist archive above.
posted by CathyG at 2:26 PM on November 18, 2014


Do not know :C
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:26 PM on November 18, 2014


It could have been Thistle and Shamrock, but this playlist page is missing November 2nd, which is when I heard it.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:28 PM on November 18, 2014


Oh, here's the page from WFUV showing all their Celtic shows. This may help you narrow it down by time.
posted by CathyG at 2:29 PM on November 18, 2014


Okay, hang on. If it was on Sunday, the show you heard was most likely "Ceol na nGael," according to the WFUV schedule. They have a Facebook page, where you may be able to ask a question.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:29 PM on November 18, 2014


And it looks like Thistle and Shamrock is on Saturdays, not Sundays, so that also explains why you didn't see the playlist for November 2nd.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:31 PM on November 18, 2014


Ooh, there's also a contact form on the WFUV site where you can email Ceol na nGael directly. From your vine, it looks like the song was on at a little after 2 pm, so that can help them nail it down if you do reach out to them directly or ask in the facebook.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:34 PM on November 18, 2014


Yup looks like it was this episode of Ceol na nGael. I guess I could ask on their Facebook unless someone speaks Gaelic and shows up ready to drop the dope knowledge on me here.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:34 PM on November 18, 2014


I guess I could ask on their Facebook unless someone speaks Gaelic and shows up ready to drop the dope knowledge on me here.

Unfortunately, unless you can post a Vine where the audio is louder, I think you'll have to go the Facebook route...I turned the speakers on on your last Tweet, but the volume was still hella faint.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:35 PM on November 18, 2014


Tough but fair.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:40 PM on November 18, 2014


I think I recognize it as a song bij Moya Brennan, I've seen it in recent years preformed by her. But I cannot remember which song or if it was solo (or with Cormac de Barra) or together with her old band Clannad.
posted by oenzemain at 2:47 PM on November 18, 2014


Hmm yes, this Clannad song sounds a bit like the one I heard style-wise. Mine is funkier tho. I'll start googling her. I asked on the FUV site, we'll see if they respond.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:55 PM on November 18, 2014


I think it's Capercaillie's "Himbo Hokio" - will check back in when I can track down my copy of the track...
posted by Hellgirl at 3:36 PM on November 18, 2014


Ok, it's the first track here (youtube link), and I've butchered the spelling of the track name in my comment, above. It's something closer to Him Bò Hug I Ò Tha Mi Ann Am Èiginn.
posted by Hellgirl at 3:46 PM on November 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


that's obviously it. Thanks you are a musical genius. Everyone listen to that song now it's crazy.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:27 PM on November 18, 2014


Very nice. If you're interested, you might like Sleepy Maggie.
posted by bmosher at 10:45 PM on November 20, 2014


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