Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Jun 11, 2019

Was Robert Burns cooking up exciting new stuff when he wrote, “best laid schemes o’ mice an' men gang aft a-gley?” Well, Irish Music Stories is! After hitting a snag in the SECOND Tuesday publishing schedule, IMS will seize the opportunity to launch The Travel Series. Starting next week, host Shannon Heaton will take listeners on a very traditional music tour of Japan, Scotland, and Cape Breton. Just one week to go: start packing your bags for Irish and Celtic music from far-off lands… and the bigger stories behind it.

As always, episode playlist below.

* * * * * * *

Thank you for listening! And Please CLICK HERE if you can kick in to support this podcast!

* * * * * * *

Visit IrishMusicStories.org

* * * * * * *

Music Heard on IMS Episode 29B
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Free the Heel,” from Kitchen Session
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Tune: “Migratory,” from tricolor BIGBAND
Artist: Tricolor