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Welcome to Irish Music Stories, the show about traditional music... and the much bigger stories behind it: like how a band of Boston tweens ended up at the big All Ireland music competition in Sligo; or what learning Irish songs together is really about; or how a 7 year old brought a room full of immigrants from Ireland together.

Whether you already play the fiddle or you don't know anything about trad music or dance, I hope you'll join me, Shannon Heaton, as I visit pubs, kitchens, and rehearsal rooms. You'll meet thoughtful and incredibly charming people from the U.S., Ireland, and beyond. And you'll hear toe-tapping and heart-soaring melodies that seem familiar, even if you've never heard them before.

Mar 14, 2017

This month’s interview with Waterford singer Karan Casey offers variety from last month’s themed episode, which told the story of the Boston band’s “Trip to Sligo.”

I chat with Irish singer Karan Casey about where Irish songs have been and where they’re going. Karan talks about how learning a song from...