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Highland Fling with Bob MacEachern - Sundays @ 6pm

The history of Highland Fling is very closely connected to the resurgence of Cape Breton Fiddle music.  The program first aired in November 1975 with host (noted piano player/composer) Joey Beaton as a Saturday night half hour show.  It quickly gained in audience and popularity with its focus on fiddle, piano, bagpipes and Gaelic song which resulted in the show being lengthened to one-hour and moved to Sunday evenings.  Subsequent hosts have included Dan MacDonald and John MacDonald.  I have been hosting the program since January of 1982 and am currently a board member of the Cape Breton Fiddler's Association.

The Highland Fling library consists of the most popular commercial recordings of the past 4 decades as well as a rich variety of home-made recordings from concerts, ceilidhs and house sessions.  Without question the most popular features are the live off the floor recordings that bring home the flavour and spirit of a good kitchen session.  Our library has been shared with the Celtic Music Centre in Judique and at the Beaton Institute at Cape Breton the CBU link for some dandy Gaelic tunes.  A great source of Gaelic traditions, stories and music and can experienced here.

Check out Highland Fling Sundays at 6 p.m., you can listen live via our web stream (front page) or click on the links below for a recent program from the archives.  Also check out the links to some of the artist's web sites.

NamePlaySize Length
HF April 16 2017

41.3 MB60:13 min
HF April 2 2017

42.1 MB61:15 min
HF April 23 2017

79.6 MB57:57 min
HF April 9 2017

42 MB61:09 min
HF Dec 18 2016 Christmas Show

138.2 MB60:23 min
HF December 11 2016

140 MB61:11 min
HF December 4th-2016

83.1 MB60:29 min
HF February 19 2017

56.3 MB61:30 min
HF February 26 2017

84.9 MB61:51 min
HF February 5 2017

108.9 MB59:29 min
HF January 22 2017

53.4 MB58:18 min
HF January 29 2017

84.3 MB61:23 min
HF January 8 2017

55.6 MB60:44 min
HF March 19 2017

81.6 MB59:26 min
HF March 26 2017

137.7 MB60:09 min
HF March 5 2017

81.9 MB59:36 min
HF Nov 13 2016

83.8 MB61:00 min
HF November 20 2016

57 MB62:16 min
HF November 27 2016

81.8 MB59:32 min
HF November 6 2016

55.4 MB60:33 min

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