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

Episode 35-Last Night’s Food

by | Nov 15, 2019

What’s up with the endless cups of Irish tea? Is there something genuinely nourishing about a pile of french fries and melted cheese? Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Matthew Olwell, Jamie McClennan, and Matt Heaton help me help me digest the meaning behind the menu. And I’ve also got tasty tales from Kevin Doyle, Liz Carroll, John Williams, and Kathleen Conneely. 

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to Mark Johnson, Lynn Cox, Sharon Murphy, Valerie Watt, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Joe Garrett, and Gerry Corr for underwriting this episode.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 35
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

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

Tune: “Grupai Memories,” from Production Music made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Soggy’s Slip Jig,” from A Lovely Madness
Artist: Beoga

Tune: “Little Bird Lullaby,” from Production Music made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Trip to Birmingham,” from Cybertrad
Artist: Matthew Olwell

Tune: “Ratholdran Castle,” from Trian II
Artist: Trian 

Tune: “Bodhrán and Beatbox,” from Cybertrad
Artist: Matthew Olwell

Tune: “Last of the Leaves,” from Liz Carroll’s Half Day Road
Artist: Jake Charron

Song: “Silver Dagger,” from The Grass is Blue
Artist: Dolly Parton

Tune: “Austrian Waters,” from Runaway Sunday
Artist: Altan

Song: “Beidh Aonach Amárach,” from Altan
Artist: Altan

Tune: “Vivienne’s Jig,” from In Transit
Artist: Jamie McClennan

Tune: “Sabai Sabai,” from Production Music made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

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

Tune: “The Duke of Leinster,” from Ten Years Of Céilí House, With Kieran Hanrahan
Artist: Mícheál Ó’Raghallaigh

Tune: “Demon Ducks of Doom,” from In Transit
Artist: Jamie McClennan

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