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 31-The Scottish Connection

How do Scottish and Irish music intersect? How are they distinct? And why do so many trendy tunes come from Scotland?  Host Shannon Heaton talks with Aaron Jones, Ed Pearlman, Natalie Haas and Hanneke Cassel to learn what it means to be a traditional Scottish musician today—in Scotland, and in the States. Warning: this episode contains very few mentions of haggis… or kilts.

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Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to Sharon Murphy, Mike Lagana, Brian Edmiston, Michael Craine, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Joe Garrett, and Gerry Corr for underwriting this episode.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 31

all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Medium Man,” from Happy Daze

Artist: Battlefield Band

Tune: “Hector the Hero Medley,” from 2015 Worlds Competition

Artist: Inveraray District Pipe Band

Tune: “Lady Carmichael,” from Thunderstruck

Artist: Gordon Duncan

Tune: “A Modal Groove,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Strathspey,” from Celtic Mouth Music

Artist: John Macdonald

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Song: “Lon-Dubh,” (the Blackbird), from Lon-Dubh

Artist: Julie Fowlis

Tune: “The Anniversary Reel,” from Out for the Night

Artist: Battlefield Band

Song: “Star o’ the Bar,” from Four on the Floor

Artist: Old Blind Dogs, feat. Aaron Jones vocals

Tune: “Nonna Pina / Space Ghettos,” from Free One

Artist: Kinnaris Quintet

Tune: “The Burrian,” from Arc Light

Artist: Lau

Tune: “Scraping the Barrel,” from The Arms Daughter’s Dealer

Artist: Shooglenifty

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Open to the Elements,” from Between Wind and Water

Artist: String Sisters

Tune: “Cuffe’s,” from On the Edge

Artist: Ed Pearlman and Neil Pearlman

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “The 24th Guards Brigade At Anzio,” from Happy Daze

Artist: Battlefield Band

Tune: “Cathkin Braes,” from Another Gem

Artist: Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain

Tune: “Run to Fly,” from Run to Fly

Artist: Alba’s Edge

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Leather Britches,” from Aereo-Plain

Artist: John Hartford

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Song: “Will Ye Go Lassie, Go,” (AKA Wild Mountain Thyme), from Wild Mountain Thyme

Artist: The McPeake Family

Track: “Scottish Reel Rhythm Demo,” from Instructional Video

Artist: Hanneke Cassel

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Song: “The Low Hum,” from California Calling

Artist: Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards

Tune: “Crabbit Shona,” from The Red House – The Heritage of the Scottish Fiddle

Artist: Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt & Julian Thompson

Tunes: “Jig Runrig, The Ramnee Ceilidh,” from Highlander’s Farewell

Artists: Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas

Tune: “Adelaide / Keeping up with Christine,” from Ports of Call

Artist: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Tune: “Ron Burgundy Tribute: The Glass Case of Emotion/Sweet Grandmother's Spatula,” from Silver

Artist: Hanneke Cassel

Tune: Jenny Dang the Weaver,” from Jam at PDB c/o Isabelle

Artist: Students and Faculty

Tune: "Miller of Drone," from Tall Tales

Artist: The McKassons

Tune: “Black Bread,” from Journey Begun

Artist: Athena Tergis & Laura Risk

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

Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Julia Delaney,” from Jam at PDB c/o Isabelle

Artist: Students and Faculty

Tune: "Brooklyn’s Lullaby," from Lullabies for Love

Artist: Hanneke Cassel

Song: Bonny Labouring Boy, from A Different Life

Artist: Emily Smith

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
Episode 24-Joe Cooley Meets Clark Kent
Episode 23-IMS Playlist

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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