Irish Music Stories Podcast
By Shannon Heaton
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
The show about traditional music, and the bigger stories behind it. Host Shannon Heaton talks to musicians, dancers, and scholars about where Irish music has been, where it's going, and what it means to so many people around the globe. Whether you already play fiddle or know dance steps, or you don't know anything about traditional music, the emphasis of this show is creativity, community, and heritage.
||CleanEpisode 22-Jigs in the Key of P||How two Irish musicians modulated their careers through parenthood||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21-Fifty Shades of Gender Equality||Reharmonizing Irish music and dance, one room at a time||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20-Trad Music Summer Camp||Why musicians and dancers from all over the world attend immersive teaching weeks||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19-Fiddle in the Windy City||Cuppa Tea chat with fiddler Liz Carroll about style, relationships, and time||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18-Wax Cylinders to the World Wide Web||How home recordings shape Irish music||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17-Why Willie and Mary Matter||Old Ballads in a Modern World||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16-Pushing All the Right Buttons||Cuppa Tea Chat with the McComiskeys||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15-Heartbeat of Irish Music||Tapping in to forces that shape our rhythm||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14-Dance Hall Days||Love, Livelihood, and Left Hooks in an Irish Key||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13-The C-Word||An exploration of the word ‘Celtic’||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12-Season Two Preview||Irish Music Stories on tap for 2018||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11-Return to Sligo||Reflections on Season One and partial rebroadcast of the inaugural episode, “Trip to Sligo”||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10-Cuppa Tea with Daithi Sproule||Season Finale chat with Dáithí Sproule about beauty, respect, and mindfulness.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09-Want of Wit||The serious business of humor for Irish musicians||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08-Miss McLeods Reel at 113||How Irish dance connects with traditional music today||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07-The Piper||How the uilleann pipes have called generations of players||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06-The Backer||How Irish players "back" the music, and how it feels to rock an accompanying role.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05-Handed Down||How Irish music gets handed down: from a dance the night before, after school with Grandpa, through the floorboards, with apps and online collections, and more.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04-Cuppa Tea with McKinneys and McCarthy||How two successful Irish pubs were built on music, faith, and four forks.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03-Every Tuesday at Nine||Why people head to Irish music sessions, and what these weekly gatherings mean to musicians and listeners||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02-Cuppa Tea with Karan Casey||Shannon Heaton chats with Waterford singer Karan Casey||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01-Trip to Sligo||Why 400,000 people--including a band of Boston tweens--came to compete in the West of Ireland||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 00-Introducing Irish Music Stories||the show about traditional music, and the bigger stories behind it||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Just downloaded all the episodes to listen to. I heard Ms. Heaton guest hosting on the Marc Gunn's "Irish and Celtic Music podcast" (Episode 214). She has a fantastic voice, engaging interviews, and I love the stories they told on her show. I'm really looking forward to more content from her.
Much needed podcast that is just wonderful. Thank you for you efforts Shannon!
I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! Such thoughtful interviews with really interesting characters, and over all beautifully put together. I love the musical underscoring! :)