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Irish Music Stories Podcast

44 EpisodesProduced by Shannon HeatonWebsite

The show about traditional music, and the bigger stories behind it.


Episode 41- Transplating Tradition in the Land of the Trees

What do rampant evictions, military ship collisions, and Christmas trees have to do with jigs and reels? Learn how Gaelic culture resonated in Canada’s “New Scotland,” and down in the Boston States, from singer Mary Jane Lamond and fiddle players Troy MacGillivray, Andrea Beaton, Alasdair Fraser, Katie McNally, and Lee Cremo.

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

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Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to this month’s underwriters:

Peter Lee, Gabriele Clemens, Loretta Egan Murphy, John Boyce, Sol Foster, Paul Grajciar, Lisa and Bryon Giddens-White, Jen Strom, Chris Murphy, Pat Wilcox, Suezen Brown, Lance Ramshaw, Mark Haynes, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Gerard Corr, Susan Walsh, Rick Rubin, Randy Krajniak, and Jon Duvick.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 40
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Blue Bonnets Over The Border/Khazi,” from Happy Daze
Artist: Battlefield Band

Tune: “Little Bird Lullaby,” from Irish Music Stories Production Music
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “The B Minor Cut,” from Cuts
Artist: Andrea Beaton

Song: “Fail il o agus ho ro eile” c/o An Drochaid Eadarainn’s site Artist: Mìcheal Eòin Chaluim Sheumais Mhóir (Mickey John H. MacNeil of Jamesville)

Tune: “Celtic Grooves,” from Irish Music Stories Production Music
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: Robert Cormack of Aberdeen,” from Musical Ties
Artist: Troy MacGillivray

Tune: “Holy Strathspeys Pat,” from Off the Floor
Artist: Wendy MacIsaac

Tune: “Down the Burn, Davie Lad,” from The Boston States
Artist: Katie McNally

Tune: “Wapikatji’j,” from Traditionally Yours: Mi’kmaq Drums, Young and Old
Artist: Michael R. Denny

Tune: “Donald & Gordon’s” from Pìob is Fidheall
Artists: Kenneth & Angus MacKenzie

Song: “Seinn O,” from Suas e!
Artist: Mary Jane Lamond

Tune: “Out on the Ocean,” from License to Drive 'Er
Artist: Andrea Beaton

Tune: “Pound the Floor,” from Irish Music Stories Production Music
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Meaning of Life,” from Irish Music Stories Production Music
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: "Rockabye by Firelight,” from Irish Music Stories Production Music
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Constitution Breakdown,” from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (Creation's Journey: Native American Music)
Artist: Lee Cremo

Tune: “Grupai Ceol Memories,” from Irish Music Stories Production Music
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Taste of Gaelic,” from The Cabin Sessions
Artists: Mairi Rankin & Eric Wright

Tunes: “Tom Ward's Downfall/Lucy Campbell,” from Green Grass Blue Grass
Artist: Brock McGuire Band

Song: “Rinn Mi Corr is Naoi Mile (I Travelled more than Nine Miles),” from Seinn
Artist: Mary Jane Lamond

Tune: “Triumph Theme,” from Irish Music Stories Production Music
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “The Barren Rocks of Aden / Mairi’s Wedding” from Live at Celtic Colors (Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney: Big Ceilidh at the Big Fiddle at, October  2018)
Artist: Cape Breton University Pipe Band

Song: “A Mhorag 's Na Horo Gheallaidh,” from Lan Duil
Artist: Mary Jane Lamond

Song: “A flaisgaich oig a S'cheanalteadh (My cheerful young man),” recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1939.
Artist: Mary MacPhee
c/o Library of Congress

Song: “An Nochd Is Trom Tha Mo Cheum (Tonight My Step Is Heavy),” from Làn dùil
Artist: Mary Jane Lamond

Tune: “Farewell,” from Coffee and the Mojo Hat
Artists: Neil Pearlman and Nicole Rabata

Tune: ‘Silver and Stuff,” from Ports of Call
Artists: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Tune: “The Second Star Hornpipe Set (Howie MacDonald piano),” from The Judique Flyer
Artist: ‘Buddy MacMaster

Tune: “Blue Bonnets Over the Boarder,” from Close To the Floor
Artist: Ashley MacIsaac

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