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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What’s up with the endless cups of Irish tea? Is there something genuinely nourishing about a pile of french fries and melted cheese? Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Matthew Olwell, Jamie McClennan, and Matt Heaton help me digest the meaning behind the menu. And I’ve also got tasty tales from Kevin Doyle, Liz Carroll, John Williams, and Kathleen Conneely.
Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.
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Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to Mark Johnson, Lynn Cox, Sharon Murphy, Valerie Watt, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Joe Garrett, and Gerry Corr for underwriting this episode.
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* * * * * * *Music Heard onIMSEpisode 34 all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated
Tune: “Free the Heel,” from Kitchen SessionArtist: Matt & Shannon Heaton
Tune: “Grupai Memories,” from Production Music made for Irish Music StoriesArtist: Matt Heaton
Tune: “Soggy’s Slip Jig,” from A Lovely MadnessArtist: Beoga
Tune: “Little Bird Lullaby,” from Production Music made for Irish Music StoriesArtist: Matt Heaton
Tune: “Trip to Birmingham,” from CybertradArtist: Matthew Olwell
Tune: “Ratholdran Castle,” from Trian IIArtist: Trian
Tune: “Bodhrán and Beatbox,” from CybertradArtist: Matthew Olwell
Tune: “Last of the Leaves,” from Half Day RoadArtist: Jake Charron
Song: “Silver Dagger,” from The Grass is BlueArtist: Dolly Parton
Tune: “Austrian Waters,” from Runaway SundayArtist: Artist
Song: “Beidh Aonach Amárach,” from AltanArtist: Altan
Tune: “Vivienne’s Jig,” from In TransitArtist: Jamie McClennan
Tune: “Sabai Sabai,” from Production Music made for Irish Music StoriesArtist: Matt Heaton
Tune: “G Chimes,” from Production Music made for Irish Music StoriesArtist: Matt Heaton
Tune: “The Duke of Leinster,” from Ten Years Of Céilí House, With Kieran HanrahanArtists: Mícheál Ó'Raghallaigh
Tune: “Demon Ducks of Doom,” from In TransitArtist: Jamie McClennan
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“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