IMS Playlist

The music behind the stories
Episode Trailer

What’s a sure-fire way to make your season bright? Check out this playlist and collection of mini-stories from Laurel Martin, Kevin Crawford, Daithi Sproule, Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss, Trad Youth Exchange, Liz Carroll, The Makem and Spain Brothers, and Cherish the Ladies. 


Thank you to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to this month’s underwriters: Susan Bippus, Joseph Garrett, Lynn Cox, Billie Neal, and Brian Benscoter.

Episode 23-IMS Playlist
The music behind the stories
This Irish Music Stories episode aired November 13, 2018

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Boston-based performer and fiddle teacher who plays sessions, festivals and concerts throughout New England

England-born, New York-based flute, whistle, and bodhran player who performs with the band Lúnasa

Tierna Rowsome


Dublin-based musician and dancer (Uilleann Pipes, Concertina, Fiddle, Harp) who performs with her family band

Dáithí Sproule


Derry-born, Minnesota-based singer and guitarist, and one of the first to develop DADGAD tuning for Irish music

Nic Gareiss


Michigan-born acclaimed dancer, musician, and dance researcher 

Cormac Gaj


Melrose, Lisa Coyne: Melrose, Massachusetts-based flute player and clinical psychologist

Chicago-based fiddle player and composer who has been named All-Ireland champ, Grammy nominee, National Heritage Fellow, and TG4 Cumadóir

Rory Makem


Folksinger and guitar/banjo player and folksinger, who learned from his grandma Sarah and father Tommy

Cathy Jordan


Roscommon-born, Sligo-based traditional singer and bodhran player who performs with acclaimed band Dervish

Joanie Madden


Bronx-based Irish flute and whistle player and composer who founded internationally acclaimed band Cherish the Ladies

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