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Episode 39-Tune Tale with Eileen Ivers

by | Mar 10, 2020

What’s a soccer ball, a school uniform, and a wedding dress have in common? New York-based fiddle player Eileen Ivers helps jar memories and connections, with a jig she wrote for her granny, 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 Charlie Durfee, Desmond O’Hagan, Pat Wilcox, Paul Grajciar, Peter Crimmin, Susan Walsh, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Joe Garrett, Gerry Corr for underwriting this episode. And this season of podcast production. One more tune tale in April… then full episodes coming in May!

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 39
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Apples in Winter” from An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas
Artist: Eileen Ivers

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

Tune: “After Hours Theme,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Canbrack Girls,” from Live in Eileen’s Kitchen
Artist: Eileen Ivers

Tune: “Harmonics Fails,” from outtakes
Artist: Matt Heaton

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