After a six-and-a-half year hiatus, “Celtic Harvest,” one of WUTC’s most beloved local programs, is returning to the air.
Starting Sunday, Aug. 23, from noon until 2 p.m. WUTC will once again broadcast the region’s only all-Celtic music show with series host Rabbit Zielke.
“Celtic Harvest” started as a 30-minute transition between new age music and urban jazz on the Saturday morning “Sunrise” program on 88.1 back in 1993. By October of 1995, it had grown into a one-hour show on Saturdays, eventually morphing into the two-hour Sunday slot most people remember.
The popular show, which frequently featured local, regional and national acts as in-studio guests, was eventually canceled to allow Rabbit the opportunity to focus on other on-air duties, particularly as a reporter for “Around and About.”
The final episode was broadcast in January 2009, and featured a live performance by local act The Molly Maguires, who will be returning for the inaugural broadcast of the all-new show this Sunday.