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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.

Apr 15, 2019

What happens when songs are written with the backdrop of moss covered trees, hillside cottages, and ravens on top of stone walls? And what happens when people play tunes together for hour after hour? (Hint, they need to eat…). Travel with host Shannon Heaton to the charming crow-filled Scottish town of Thornhill. And meet Emily Smith, Jamie McClennan, whom you’ll hear in later IMS episodes.

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

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Special thanks to everybody for listening. And thank you to Jamie McClennan and Matt Heaton for production music.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 28
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “G Chimes,” 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

Song: “Three Ravens,”  from Three Ravens
Artist: Malinky

Tune: “B Minor Fantasia,” from Living Room Session
Artists: Matt Heaton guitar, Jamie McClennan fiddle

Tune: “Rose in the Heather,” from Living Room Session
Artists: Matt Heaton guitar, Jamie McClennan fiddle