Jun 8, 2021
Plants can be carefully cultivated or can spread naturally. Songs, too, can spread deliberately or accidentally. Here’s a small sampling of just a few of the song collectors who helped preserve gardens of old English, Scottish, and Irish ballads that travelled to North America. Alex Cumming and Catherine Crowe...
May 11, 2021
If you want to share music with folks outside of your home, you gotta carry your instruments and gear (unless you’re live-streaming). And if you want to share podcast episodes along with show notes and other extras, you gotta build a site to share everything. Hear a bit about how guitarist Matt Heaton, fiddle player...
Feb 9, 2021
How much power does a backdrop have? As the Irish Music Stories production team works to assemble episodes and bonus materials, Shannon explores the wooded hills of Medford, Massachusetts to find visual and organizational surrounds that look and feel like time-worn jigs, and ballads, and nights of music and dance.
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Jan 12, 2021
After a horrific week of social unrest in the U.S., and as Irish
Music Stories begins a major overhaul, host Shannon Heaton offers a
meditation on how cataloging and organizing can soothe the
There’s also plenty of music in this episode. Full playlist below.
And for Japanese speakers who want to get started...