What’s up with Irish ‘backing’? How does accompaniment fit in the melodic Irish tradition, and how does it feel to invent chords for Irish tunes and songs?
Accompanists Matt Heaton, Neil Pearlman, Keith Murphy, and John Doyle talk about share their thoughts on culture, conversation, and the role that guitar, bouzouki, piano, and harp (and flow state) play in Irish music.
Thank you to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to this month’s underwriters: Patrick O’Leary, Art Costa, Paul Willson, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Episode 06-The Backer
How Irish players accompany traditional music
This Irish Music Stories episode aired July 11, 2017
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Episode guests in order of appearance