March 22, 2014 // Show #1438

Ceann Loch Wobegon

Battlefield Band

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a live broadcast from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. With special guests, masters of Celtic music both ancient and modern, Battlefield Band, Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton, blues singer Hilary Thavis, and our good friend Butch Thompson. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, steel guitarist Joe Savage sits in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:50 Volver, Volver- GK and band with Dan Newton
    • 00:05:24 Vernal script
    • 00:14:02 GK talks with Dan Newton about the accordion
    • 00:15:00 Rose DiMaggio/ Lady of Spain medley- Dan Newton and band
    • 00:18:26 Bertha's Kitty Boutique script
    • 00:20:42 Your True Love- Pat Donohue and band
    • 00:23:26 GK talks with Pierre Lonewolf
    • 00:28:05 Ballad- GK/ band
  • Segment 2
    • 00:32:00 Fritz script
    • 00:34:23 GK intros the Battlefield Band
    • 00:35:50 Eight Men of Moidart- The Battlefield Band
    • 00:40:58 Loch Leven- The Battlefield Band
    • 00:45:19 Cowboys script
    • 00:58:08 The Garron Trotting- The Battlefield Band
    • 01:03:00 Intermission- Somebody Stole My Gal
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:00 French script
    • 01:09:48 Greetings
    • 01:11:36 Nobody Knows You- Hilary Thavis and GK
    • 01:15:42 GK talks with Rudy Hummel, who has been sleeping outside to raise awareness for the homeless
    • 01:19:40 GK talks with Dan Newton about his repertoire
    • 01:22:39 Las Coronelas- Dan Newton and band
    • 01:25:35 Wildlife script
    • 01:30:26 First Date- Richard Dworsky and band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:33:18 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:47:32 Late Winter Night's Dream- Butch Thompson, piano
    • 01:49:20 GK talks with the Battlefield Band
    • 01:50:25 Bagpipe Music- The Battlefield Band
    • 01:56:10 The Parting Glass/ Flowers of Edinburgh

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