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Episode 38-Tune Tale with Jimmy Keane

by | Feb 19, 2020

Are all traditional tunes created equally? And if they aren’t, what happens to the, um, lesser tunes? Do they end up like lost dryer socks? Chicago-based accordion player Jimmy Keane reflects on the room of bad tunes, and shares one of his loveliest compositions in this month’s off season installment. 

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to John Ploch, Finn Agenbroad, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Joe Garrett, Gerry Corr for underwriting this episode. And this season of podcast production—another exaltation of full episodes coming your way in May!

 

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 38
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Redican’s Jig / The Merry Old Woman Jig / The Chapel Bell” from bohola
Artist: bohola

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

Tune: “Horse Keane’s Hornpipe,” from Live with Jimmy & Dennis
Artist: Jimmy Keane & Denis Cahill

Tune: “Moving-On Song,” from bohola
Artist: bohola

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