Feb 13, 2018
Non-specific? Simplistic? Academic? What’s up with the word Celtic, and what does it have to do with Irish music? This month, Shannon unpacks the meaning and mysteries of Celtic culture with Seamus Egan, Neil Pearlman, Marc Gunn, and Ellery Klein… and a few coffee drinkers at Mystic Roaster in Medford, Mass.
Jan 9, 2018
Season Two of Shannon Heaton’s podcast will feature more big, universal stories—stories about humor, family, commercialism, the search for meaning… all through an Irish music lens.
Join the IMS 2018 tour of mid century Dance Halls. Discover the PULSE of tradition from brain to bow. Explore old ballads in...
Dec 12, 2017
For 2017 Irish Music Stories conversations, Irish music has been the common thread. But it's not the only thread.
Digging into stories and memories--whether they center around Irish music, chess, or ballet--uncovers real struggle and triumph. It unites us. And hopefully it gives us all a nudge to dig deep into our own...
Nov 14, 2017
This first season of Irish Music Stories closes with this conversation with singer and guitarist Dáithí Sproule, about how he has integrated the beautiful songs he learned as a kid in the Gaeltacht with the pop music that opened his heart to harmony and arranging.
Whether you already play Irish music, or you know...
Oct 10, 2017
Traditional musicians place a premium on humor and social rapport. IMS investigates the deep wellspring of Irish wit with Rory Makem, John Doyle, John Williams, Aidan Collins, Pauline Logue, Lisa Coyne, and Siobhan and Brendan McKinney.
Whether you already have an arsenal of quick comebacks, or you’ve never heard...