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

Episode 29B-Travel Update from Tokyo

by | Jun 11, 2019

Was Robert Burns cooking up exciting new stuff when he wrote, “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley?” 

Well, Irish Music Stories is making the best of a small snag in the SECOND Tuesday publishing schedule. And seizing the opportunity to launch The Travel Series. Starting next week, host Shannon Heaton will take listeners on a very traditional music tour of Japan, Scotland, and Cape Breton. Just one week to go: start packing your bags for Irish and Celtic music from far-off lands… and the bigger stories behind it.

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 29B
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Free the Heel,” from Kitchen Session
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Tune: “Migratory,” from tricolor BIGBAND
Artist: Tricolor

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