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

Episode 50-Framing the Stories

by | Feb 8, 2021

How much power does a backdrop have? As the Irish Music Stories production team works to assemble episodes and bonus materials, Shannon explores the wooded hills of Medford, Massachusetts to find visual and organizational surrounds that look and feel like time-worn jigs, and ballads, and nights of music and dance.

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: Joel DeLashmit, Lynn Hayes, Paul Grajciar, Suezen Brown, Paul DeCamp, Emil Hauptmann, Randy Krajniak, Rick Rubin, Susan Walsh, Ken Doyle, Chris Armstrong, John Ploch, Jon Duvick, Gerry Corr, Brian Benscoter, and Marc Gunn.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 50
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Free the Heel,” from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Grupai Ceol Theme,” from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Sunny Banks Demo” #1, 2, 3 from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt & Shannon Heaton

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

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

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

Tune: “Sunny Banks Demo” #4 from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt & Shannon Heaton

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One of the single best repositories of insight into Irish music, the scene surrounding it, and the people who populate it.” -Tim Britton

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A lovely, accessible window into the richness of the tradition.” – Steve Marantz

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