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Episode 34-Fairy Forts and Changelings

by | Oct 8, 2019

Are Irish fairies REAL? And if so, could there be Sí folk living in New England?? Fiddle player Martin Hayes, singer Emily Smith, and storyteller Máirtín de Cógáin help me and this month’s co-producer Nigel Heaton investigate songs, stories, and possible gateways to the Otherworld.

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to Jonathan Duvick, Mark Haynes, Chris Murphy, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Joe Garrett, and Gerry Corr  for underwriting this episode.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 34
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Song: “Edwin of the Lowlands Low,” from Tell You in Earnest
Artists: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Tune: “Waimea Rising” from Vignette
Artists: Maeve Gilchrist & Viktor Krauss

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

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

Song: “As I Roved Out,” from Crossroads
Artists: Mairtin O’Connor, Seamie O’Dowd & Cathal Hayden

Tune: “As the Crow Flies,” from Half Day Road
Artist: Liz Carroll

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

Song: “The Song of the Seal,” from Seal Maiden-Celtic Musical
Artist: Karan Casey

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

Tune: “Lilting Banshee,” from The Otherworld – Music And Song From The Irish Tradition
Artist: Robert Harvey

Tune: “Port Na Bpucai,” from Live In Seattle
Artists: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Tune: “Mist Covered Mountain,” from Martin Hayes
Artist: Martin Hayes

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

tune: “The Wee Folks Thimble,” from Living Room Tommy Peoples composition party
Artists: Matt & Shannon Heaton

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

Tune: “The Quiet Glen,” from The Quiet Glen
Artist: Tommy Peoples

Song: “The Wife of Usher’s Well,” from Fairest Floo’er
Artist: Karine Polwart

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

Song: “Three Ravens / The Raven’s Return,” from 3 Ravens
Artist: Malinky

Song: “Queen of the Fairies,” from Macmath: The Silent Page
The Macmath Collective

Tune: “The Lone Bush,” from As it happened
Artists: Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O Mahony

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

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

Tune: “The Wolf/The Duck,” from On the Offbeat
Artist: Liz Carroll

Tune: “Awakening,” from Raven
Artists: John Williams & Dean Magraw

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

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