Why listen to Irish Music Stories? The common thread of this month’s stories is, of course, Irish music. But it’s not the only thread.
Digging into stories—whether they center around Irish music, chess, or ballet—uncovers real struggle and triumph. And it gives us all something to cheer about, something to remember.
Here are memorable stories from Season One and a gentle remix of “Trip to Sligo,” the story of Cormac Gaj and his Irish music journey.
Thank you to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to this month’s underwriters: Brian Benscoter, Isobel McMahon, Peter Bartman, and Brandon Kennedy.
Episode 11-Return to Sligo
Reflections on Season One and partial Episode 1 rebroadcast
This Irish Music Stories episode aired Dec 9, 2017
Full transcript coming soon
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Episode guests in order of appearance
PIPES & FLUTE
When this podcast aired, Cormac was a young flute & uilleann piper at Boston’s Comhaltas music school.
Conamara-born, Boston-based sean nos singer from a long line of poets and singers
Flute player, tutor, and Comhaltas administrator
Melrose, Massachusetts-based flute player and clinical psychologist who helped facilitate the Trad Youth Exchange with Mary MacNamara in Clare
County Clare-born fiddle player (no relation to Liz Carroll) who formed a duo with concertina player Lily Connor