Episode 42-The Long Arm of the Tradition

Shannon Heaton's show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Episode 42-The Long Arm of the Tradition Persistent infections like Covid-19, social injustice, and racism loom large. And still, these little...

Episode 01-Trip to Sligo-Japanese Translation

With a full heart, I offer this Japanese translation of the inaugural Irish Music Stories episode. I hope this will allow more listeners to enjoy this story of why 400,000 people–and a band of kids from Boston–ended up at the All Ireland music competition in Sligo. ...

Episode 40-Irish Tunes in the Key of C-19

Shannon Heaton's show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Episode 40-Irish Tunes in the Key of C-19 How are traditional musicians and dancers continuing creative careers and group music events during...

Episode 39-Tune Tale with Eileen Ivers

Shannon Heaton's show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Episode 39-Tune Tale with Eileen Ivers What’s a soccer ball, a school uniform, and a wedding dress have in common? New York-based fiddle...

Episode 38-Tune Tale with Jimmy Keane

Shannon Heaton's show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions. Episode 38-Tune Tale with Jimmy Keane Are all traditional tunes created equally? And if they aren’t, what happens to the, um, lesser tunes? Do...