Legendary gospel soul artist Mavis Staples can be heard on this week's episode.
Our Song of the Week, "You Are Not Alone" by Mavis Staples.
Scottish folk singer Dougie
MacLean also stopped by the Royal Concert Hall to record with us for what
was his fifth appearance on Mountain Stage. You haven’t heard MacLean’s
Scottish anthem “Caledonia”
until you’ve heard an ecstatic crowd singing along with him, like they do on
this week’s broadcast.
Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
We also welcomed West Virginia
native Mollie O’Brien and her husband
Rich Moore to perform songs from their new CD “Saints
& Sinners.” Mollie’s brother Tim, who has appeared on Mountain Stage
more times than any other artist, also joined the Mountain Stage Band and
performs a duet version of “The Water Is Wide” with pianist Bob Thompson.
Joy Kills Sorrow
And the show kicks off with a hot new string band out of Boston
called Joy Kills Sorrow, who was
definitely one of the hardest working bands at the Celtic Connections Festival.
They do a couple of tunes from their critically album “Darkness
Sure Becomes This City,” and a some new songs, from the soon to be released follow-up.
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For our friends at Celtic Connections who attended the show in January, stay-tuned to our NPR MUSIC page starting Monday, where we'll have streaming access to each guest artists' performance, with a new one posted each weekday. The entire show, including songs not heard on the radio, will be available on our free podcast in our ARCHIVES. You can also subscribe via iTunes or Feedburner.