Episode 29B-Travel Update from Tokyo

Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Was Robert Burns cooking up exciting new stuff when he wrote, “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley?”  Visit...

Episode 29-Trad on Canvas

Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. How do visual artists paint trad? And how do they capture the sounds and feelings—and the bigger stories behind Irish music and dance—in...

Episode 28-Travel Update from Thornhill

Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. What happens when songs are written with the backdrop of moss covered trees, hillside cottages, and ravens on top of stone walls? And...
Episode 27-Touching Down on Different Fields

Episode 27-Touching Down on Different Fields

What happens when ‘trad’ musicians are ALSO fluent in non Celtic traditions? When you’re dealing with cultural traditions (with all the music and the community and social expectations), how do you manage without fumbling or getting sacked? Host Shannon Heaton explores...
Episode 26-Kitchen to Concert Stage

Episode 26-Kitchen to Concert Stage

If traditional acts like Brittany’s Kornog and Ireland’s Riverdance hadn’t hit U.S. stages, where would traditional music and dance be today? Still around? More obscure? Less diluted? Here’s an exploration of what happens when what’s being sold is…...
Episode 25-Season Three Overture

Episode 25-Season Three Overture

It’s been a DENSE production month for IMS. And tucking into the rich stories slated for Season Three has been a great way to endure the Boston winter! I’m proud and humbled to present such thoughtful stories: Download | iTunes | RSS Over the next ten months,...