Apr 11, 2017
Here’s the story of why people all around the world head out to Irish music sessions. With visits to Chicago, Clare, Boston, and New York, I attempt to decode what these weekly gatherings mean—to the musicians and the listeners. You’ll hear from big-hearted session hosts Tina Lech, John Williams, Eoin O’Neill, and Brian Conway, and from Boston producer Brian O’Donovan, fiddle teacher Laurel Martin, and flute players Melissa Foster and Scott Boag.
Whether you already play the accordion, or you’ve never been to an Irish session in your life, the story here goes way beyond a few tunes in a pub.
There’s plenty of music here, too. Playlists and much more at IrishMusicStories.org