Shannon Heaton’s show about trad music and dance, and the bigger stories behind Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic traditions.

Episode 28-Travel Update from Thornhill

by | Apr 15, 2019

What happens when songs are written with the backdrop of moss covered trees, hillside cottages, and ravens on top of stone walls? And what happens when people play tunes together for hour after hour? (Hint, they need to eat…). Travel with host Shannon Heaton to the charming crow-filled Scottish town of Thornhill. And meet Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, whom you’ll hear in later IMS episodes.

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

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Special thanks to everybody for listening. And thank you to Jamie McClennan and Matt Heaton for production music.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 28
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “G Chimes,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Tune: “Heartstrings Theme,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Song: “Three Ravens,”  from Three Ravens
Artist: Malinky

Tune: “B Minor Fantasia,” from Living Room Session
Artists: Matt Heaton guitar, Jamie McClennan fiddle

Tune: “Rose in the Heather,” from Living Room Session
Artists: Matt Heaton guitar, Jamie McClennan fiddle

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