The story of two Irish traditional music sessions; one in California, USA and one in Waterford, Ireland.
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In Radio Ballad #2 we explore the mysterious Irish music ‘Session’ - what’s really going on between the musicians, why do the tunes all have multiple names, and is an audience really necessary to a good session or not?
Featuring interviews with the Morro Bay Irish Session, a group of musicians who have been meeting every week in Central California for 12 years to play tunes and enjoy the ‘craic.’
Find a session near you—wherever you are in the world—at http://www.thesession.org.
Two takes on the Irish language: one from Patrick’s dad, who was a schoolboy in the early years of Ireland’s independence, when studying Irish was an exercise in nation-building. Then, an interview with Manchan Magan who made a TV series about traveling around Ireland speaking only Irish. Next, we hear from Alexander McCall Smith: his latest offering in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series is a children’s book in the Scots language. Finally, hip-hop artist Boomer Da Sharpshooter who grew up speaking English but now raps in Cambodia’s main language, Khmer.
Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll joins guitarist John Doyle on her latest CD, In Play. Her music made it from the American Midwest into the canon of Irish traditional tunes. Carroll talks to Melissa Block about the satisfaction of hearing her songs played at Irish fiddle sessions.
Music from the Sligo fiddler Michael Gorman, an out-of-copyright recording made in 1956 in cahoots with Margaret Barry on tenor banjo.
- Lord Gordon’s
- McFadden’s Fancy
- The Lark In The Morn
- The Broken Pledge
- Michael Gorman’s
- The Pigeon On The Gate
- McFadden’s Reel
- The Burnt Cabbage
- The Mountain Road
- The Strayaway Child
- The Chanter Song
- The Woman Of The House
- The Boys Of Ballisadare
- Bonnie Anne
- The Sligo Maid/Gan Ainm
- The Star Of Munster
- The Humours Of Lisnadare
- Roaring Mary/The Maid Of Castlebar
- Carracastle Lasses
- Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie
Eight leading exponents of Irish traditional music brought an exquisite program of music to the Sydney Opera House under the umbrella of Masters of Tradition during the 2009 Sydney Festival.
Jacqueline McCarthy playing Bobby Casey’s version of this hornpipe.
A set of reels recorded in Tommy Doyle’s on May 7th, 2009.
Shannon Heaton teaches this lovely jig, breaking the tune down into short phrases.
Two jigs on concertina, guitar and bouzouki.