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Welcome to Irish Music Stories, the show about traditional music and the much bigger stories behind it. IMS is about everything--through an Irish music lens.

Whether you already play the fiddle or you know nothing about trad music or dance, I hope you'll join me, Shannon Heaton, as I learn how a band of Boston tweens ended up at a big music competition in Sligo, and what it meant to their families... and as I dig into the darker, sweeter side of Irish humor... and as I explore what learning Irish songs together is really all about.

Meet thoughtful and incredibly charming people in pubs, kitchens, and backstages throughout the U.S., Ireland, and beyond, underscored with toe-tapping and heart-soaring melodies that seem familiar, even if you've never heard them before.

Aug 14, 2018

How did fiddle player and composer Liz Carroll get her groove? How does anybody living a creative life manage? Liz’s thoughts about weathering different creative chapters, appreciating different styles, and savoring all the little moments are an antidote to the frazzled, the doubters, the unsure.

There’s plenty of music here, too. Credits below.

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Special thanks to Brian Benscoter, Scott Maurer, Michael Wilson, and Billie Neal for supporting this episode. And thank you to Matt Heaton for script editing and production music.

There’s plenty of music here, too. Credits below.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 19
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Drying Out,” from Dear Old Erin's Isle: Irish Traditional Music from America
Artist: Liz Carroll (fiddle)

Tune: “Hometown Lullaby,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “Heartstrings Theme,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “King of the Fairies,” from Cover the Buckle
Artist: Sean Clohessy (fiddle), Sean McComiskey (accordion), Kieran Jordan (feet)

Tune: “Boys of Bluehil,” from Acadia Trad School Concert
Artist: Jimmy Keane (accordion)

Tune: “Monemohill Reel & The Brocca Reel,” from A Friend Indeed
Artist: Liz Carroll (fiddle), Marty Fahey (piano)

Tune: “The Lough Derg Cross (Air)” from Religion, Metalwork, And Ceramics
Artist: Liz Carroll and Friends

Tune: “After Hours Theme,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “The Ash Plant,” from The Windy Gap
Artist: Laurence Nugent with Kevin Henry (flutes) 

Tune: “April's Fool,” from Acadia Trad School Concert
Artist: Jimmy Keane (accordion), Liz Carroll (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar), Matt Heaton (bouzouki)

Tune: “The Western Reel/The Road To Recovery,” from Liz Carroll
Artist: Liz Carroll (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar)

Tune: “Pound the Floor,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “The Diplodocus//The Gandy Dancer/,” from Trian
Artist: Trian AKA Liz Carroll (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar)

Two Polkas: “Sock In The Hole/The Hole In The Sock,” from Liz Carroll
Artist: Liz Carroll (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar)

Tune: “Triumph Theme,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton (guitar)

Tune: “The Rock Reel, The Morning Dew, Reeling On The Box,” from Lake Effect
Artist: Liz Carroll (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar)

Tune: “Air Tune,” (composed by Liz Carroll), from Roots of the Banjo Tree
Artist: We Banjo 3