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Episode 48-Between the Tunes

by | Dec 6, 2020

What’s up with stage banter? And why all the joking around between tunes in a session? In this episode, I explore the on- and offstage chat that surrounds traditional music with Máirtín de Cógáin, Paddy League, Joanie Madden, Rus Bradburd, Liz Carroll, and Jean-Michel Veillon. 

There’s also plenty of music in this episode. Full playlist below.

Thank you to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to this month’s underwriters: Sharon Murphy, Bill Wolfe, John Kerr, Chris Murphy, Lynn Hayes, Meg and Harry Ferguson, Jack McCreless, Marco Battaglia, Joe Martin, Tom Frederick, Suezen Brown, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Emil Hauptmann, John Ploch, Rick Rubin, Gerry Corr, Jon Duvick, Randy Krajniak, Joel DeLashmit, Susan Walsh, and Jon Duvick.

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Books Mentioned in IMS Episode 48

Bradburd, Rus. Paddy on the Hardwood. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006.

Carson, Ciaran. Last Night’s Fun. New York: North Point Press, 1996.

Heaney, Seamus. “Digging.” Death of a Naturalist. London & Boston: Faber and Faber, 1966.

Music Heard on IMS Episode 48
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

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

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

Tune: “Behind The Bush In Parkhanna/Battle Of Aughrim,” from Swimming Against The Falls/SnámhIin Aghaidh Easa
Artist: Joey Abarta

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

Tune: “Abbey Reel,” from Kitchen Session
Artist: Matt Heaton

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

Tune: “The House On the Hill,” from Triptych
Artists: Laura Risk, Kieran Jordan & Paddy League

Recitation: “First You Must Learn the Grip,” from Forty Years of Irish Piping
Artist: Seamus Ennis

Tune: “Mutey Big Build,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Bird in the Bush,” (with Beatboxing), from Live at Johnny D’s
Artists: Isaac Alderson & Sam Amidon

Tune: “Dans Loudieg,” from Première
Artists: Kornog

Tune: “War Hent Kerrigouarc’h/ Sheriffmuir,” from Première
Artists: Kornog

Tune: “Barbra Streisand’s Trip to Saginaw / Michael Connell’s,” from On the Offbeat
Artist: Liz Carroll

Tune: “John’s Theme,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

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

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

Tune: “Polkas Medley: John Collins’ Fancy / Eileen’s Polka / Ned Kelly’s Polka,” from The Burren Backroom Series, Vol. 1 (Live)
Artist: Sliabh Notes

Tune: “Kerry Reel,” from fiddler comp
Artist: Padraig O’Keefe

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

Tune: “Tonn Cliodhna,” from FYH
Artists: Caoimhin O Raghallaigh & Brendan Begley

Tune: “Over The Moor To Maggie/Dowd’s Number Nine,” Ómós Do Joe Cooley
Frankie Gavin, Paul Brock, and Charlie Lennon

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

Tune: “Pretty Girls of Mayo, the Steeplechase,” (AKA ‘Reel Cork, Like!’) from From Cork with Love
Artist: The Máirtín de Cógáin Project

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

Stage Banter: “How To Make Proper Tea!” from From Cork with Love
Artist: Máirtín de Cógáin Live

Tune: “Ballyea,” from Hangin’ at the Crossroads
Artist: The Céilí Bandits

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