How does Irish music get handed down? Host Shannon Heaton travels to New York, County Galway, and Boston to talk with musicians about how they learned their music, and how this has led them to pass it on. Hear stories about from Rose Flanagan, Margie Mulvahill, Patty Furlong, Séan Clohessy, Seamus Connolly, and Josie and her dad John Coyne.
Special thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting this episode. And thank you to Matt Heaton for script editing and production music.
Episode 05-Handed Down
How Irish music gets passed on from one (biker) to another
This Irish Music Stories episode aired June 13, 2017
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Episode guests in order of appearance
Limerick-born singer and bouzouki player, now making his home in Melrose, Massachusetts
Bronx-born button accordion player and teacher
Melrose-born fiddle player who has spent ample time playing music in Clare, and in her father’s native Limerick
Cork-born Irish language poet and Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway