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

Episode 30-GMT Plus Nine

by | Jun 18, 2019

Is there something strange about speaking Japanese, and removing your shoes BEFORE tucking into a set of Irish reels? Host Shannon Heaton travels around Japan with Tokyo-based trad band tricolor to learn more about the Irish and Celtic music scenes in the Land of the Rising Sun.. .and discovers heaps of common ground, social culture, and cake:

There’s plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

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Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to Gerry Corr, Chris McGlone, Sally Tucker, Jeremy Keith, David Vaughan, Chris Murphy, Brian Benscoter, and Joe Garrett for underwriting this episode.

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Music Heard on Episode 30

all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Feed the Duck a Mandarine,” from Live at 求道会館
Artist: John John Festival

Tune: “Lorient,” from キネン (kine), translation: Anniversary
Artist: tricolor

Tune: “D Big Build,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Bluebells are Blooming,” from Thousands of Flowers
Artist: Tomoyo Sugai

Tune: “Red Yellow Blue,” from キネン (kine), translation: Anniversary
Artist: tricolor

Tune: “Slip Jig Dreams,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Aghaidh Jhanuis,” from Guitarscape
Artist: Hirofumi Nakamura

Tune: “Mill Na Máidí,” from Harvest Storm
Artist: Altan

Song: “Messed Up Mind,” from After the Rain Clouds Go
Artist: Akeboshi

Tune: “Sabai Sabai,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Song: “My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from ‘Titanic’),” from Titanic (Music from the Motion Picture)
Artist: James Horner & Céline Dion

Tune: “G# Fade In and Out,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Roundabout,” from Via Portland
Artist: O’Jizo

Tune: “An Paistin Fionn,” from Gathering Cloud
Artist: Toyota Ceili Band HP

Tune: “Father O’Grady’s Trip to Bocca,” from Session at An Solas
Artist: Tokyo Session musicians

Tune: “Noisy Curley,” from Session at The Gnome
Artist: Kyoto Session musicians

Tune: “Trip to the Jacks, Where is the Cat,” from Music from Sliabh Luachra
Artist: Jackie Daly, with dialog/welcome from employees at Disney Sea Cape Cod Village

Tune: “D Major Walk Down,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Bonny Bunch Of Roses/The Ashgrove,” from Swimming Against The Falls/SnámhIin Aghaidh Easa
Artist: Joey Abarta

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

Song: “Soul Cake,” from Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, Vol. 16, 2014
Artist: The Broadway Cast Of “The Last Ship,” feat. Sting

Tune: “Grupai Ceol Memories,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Bb Whistle Set,” from Kitchen Recording circa 2008
Artist: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Tune: “Celtic Grooves,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “さかさまの道,” (Tune translation: Another Road) from 雨つぶと風のうた Songs of Raindrops and Breeze
Artists: hatao & nami

Tune: “月をさがして,” Tune translation: Looking for the Moon) from 雨つぶと風のうた Songs of Raindrops and Breeze
Artists: hatao & nami

Tune: “Meditation,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “ちゅうちゅう奥さんのポルカ,” (Tune translation: Mrs. Tittlemouse’s Polkas) from enishi
Artist: hatao

Tune: “Dark Haired Lass/Biddy from Muckross,” from Blackwater
Artist: Altan

Tune: “Anniversary Reel,” from tricolor BIGBAND
Artist: tricolor

Track: “Tawny Owls 2,” from stereo field-recording of two male Tawny owls
Artist: Benboncan, used by attribution license
Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

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