Episode 22-Jigs in the Key of P

Episode 22-Jigs in the Key of P

When touring musicians have kids, designing and maintaining the music career gets particularly tricky. Some muscle through with the family in tow. Others hit the road while the other parent stays home with kids. There’s no magic formula for parent-performers.  But...
Episode 21-Fifty Shades of Gender Equality

Episode 21-Fifty Shades of Gender Equality

Change starts at home. In the kitchen, the front porch, the voting booth. With Benjamin Moore paints—and with a careful look at performance practices and standards of modern Irish and music and dance—here’s an investigation of the different shades of gender...
Episode 20-Trad Music Summer Camp

Episode 20-Trad Music Summer Camp

At a time of fragmentation in society, when people are atomized, if you want to use the word, and alienated, to come together into a genuine community is a bonding thing.. It’s nice to be part of a community, and I think the teaching weeks affirm that. –Mick...
Episode 19-Fiddle in the Windy City

Episode 19-Fiddle in the Windy City

I was going to start the piano, and they couldn’t get it up the front steps .. My mom said, ‘Grandpa plays the fiddle, and you could play with him. And you can take a fiddle with you, and you can’t take a piano with you.’ So I started. I tell...