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

Welcome to Irish Music Stories, I’m your host, Shannon Heaton. I play Irish flute and sing; I travel around the globe to perform and teach; and I LOVE Irish music and dance, and related Celtic traditions. This show is my way of sharing the rich inspiration that the global ‘trad’ community has given to me.

 

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Irish Music Stories Podcast
Irish Music Stories Podcast
The show about traditional music, and the bigger stories behind it. Host Shannon Heaton talks to musicians, dancers, and scholars about where Irish music has been, where it's going, and what it means to so many people around the globe. Whether you already play fiddle or know dance steps, or you don't know anything about traditional music, the emphasis of this show is creativity, community, and heritage.
Episode 33-The Irish Woodshed

What do the Irish music and dance worlds think about practicing? Fiddle players Fergal Scahill, Finn Magill, and Rose Flanagan; banjo player Martin Howley; cellist Natalie Haas; flute player Nicole Rabata; and dancer Kieran Jordan share thoughts about woodshedding in the trad world.

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

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Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to, George McAvoy, Michael Craine, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter. Joe Garrett, Gerry Corr, Daniel, and one anonymous donor for underwriting this episode.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 33

all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tunes: “Tap Room, Mountain Road, Galway Rambler” (reels), from Rehearsal Recording, c. 2009

Artist: Dan Gurney (accordion), Shannon Heaton (flute), Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Sabai Sabai,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Steps: isolated foot track from “Mountain Ramblier,” from Lovers’ Well

Artist: Matt & Shannon Heaton with Kieran Jordan (feet)

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “The Priest And His Boots,” from Cover the Buckle

Artist: Seán Clohessy, Sean Mccomiskey, And Kieran Jordan

Tune: Intro reel groove from Rehearsal Recording

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “G Meditation,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Dark Low Jig,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Horizons,” from Branches

Artist: Andrew Finn Magill

Tune: “Megan & Jarrod,” from Ports of Call

Artist: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Tune: “Mini Thanks,” from Flying Pizzicato

Artist: Stephen Katz

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Bill Cheatum / Kitchen Girl / The Donegal Lass,” from Live in Galway

Artist: We Banjo 3

Tune: “The Blackbird,” from Cover the Buckle

Artist: Seán Clohessy, Sean Mccomiskey, And Kieran Jordan

Tune: “Galway Rambler, Mountain Road,” from Live in Germany

Artist: Matt & Shannon Heaton with Kieran Jordan

Tune: “Tracing the Lines,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Air Tune,” from Roots of the Banjo Tree

Artist: We Banjo 3

Song: “More than a Feeling,” from Boston

Artist: Boston

Episode 33-The Irish Woodshed
Episode 32-Cuppa Tea with Len Graham
Episode 31-The Scottish Connection
Episode 30-GMT Plus Nine
Episode 29B-Travel Update from Tokyo
Episode 29-Trad on Canvas
Episode 28-Travel Update from Thornhill
Episode 27-Touching Down on Different Fields
Episode 26-Kitchen to Concert Stage
Episode 25-Season Three Overture

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Testimonials:

“Irish musician Shannon Heaton knows that a good story told well can entertain, illuminate, even educate.”  (Boston Irish Reporter)

“Heaton does an excellent job of keeping the subject interesting to aficionados while at the same time engaging and accessible to non-initiates.” (Irish Echo)

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

“Shannon’s podcast will help you understand the life behind Irish music… your heart is drawn in, your thoughts and imagination are captivated.” -Brian Benscoter

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

“Shannon’s podcast makes me crave family reunions (with real open fires) where we’d all find something really appealing in these stories of music, stories that carry us across emigration paths and emotional landscapes.” -Deirdre Cronin