Episode 27-Touching Down on Different Fields

Episode 27-Touching Down on Different Fields

What happens when ‘trad’ musicians are ALSO fluent in non Celtic traditions? When you’re dealing with cultural traditions (with all the music and the community and social expectations), how do you manage without fumbling or getting sacked? Host Shannon Heaton explores...
Episode 26-Kitchen to Concert Stage

Episode 26-Kitchen to Concert Stage

If traditional acts like Brittany’s Kornog and Ireland’s Riverdance hadn’t hit U.S. stages, where would traditional music and dance be today? Still around? More obscure? Less diluted? Here’s an exploration of what happens when what’s being sold is…...
Episode 25-Season Three Overture

Episode 25-Season Three Overture

It’s been a DENSE production month for IMS. And tucking into the rich stories slated for Season Three has been a great way to endure the Boston winter! I’m proud and humbled to present such thoughtful stories: Download | iTunes | RSS Over the next ten months,...
Episode 24-Joe Cooley Meets Clark Kent

Episode 24-Joe Cooley Meets Clark Kent

Community takes effort: you gotta show up and make time for people. But, wow, has social media, texting, and video chat made it easier to feel connected. In 1963 it wasn’t so easy to plug in to community, unless you were there in person. Unless you had access to...
Episode 23-IMS Playlist

Episode 23-IMS Playlist

Of course, the whole reason for Irish Music Stories is Irish music. This podcast tells big, universal, human stories behind all the music and dance. This month, I tuck into the music behind the stories:  Download | iTunes | RSS I am grateful for the music offered here...