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  1. Nuala Kennedy Interview (Flute, whistle, singing)

    An absolute stoater! A Great Session = ‘The maximum fun possible, every night!’ From Dundalk to Belfast, and finding freedom in Edinburgh. Hamish Henderson and the wild nights in Sandy Bell’s. Mike One-Shirt and Luke Plumb; Deaf Shepherd and the great encouragers like Cathal McConnell. The consolations of music. House sessions in Venice Beach, meeting the daughter of the man who wrote Thíos Cois na Trá, and so much more. Awesome.

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/nuala-kennedy

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  2. Jimmy Mullarkey Interview (Accordion)

    Country Sligo in the ’50s and ’60s, to London then Sydney. Father, mother

    and uncle playing the fiddle, learning at country house dances and ‘having

    a go myself.’ Ceili House on Radio Athlone, and looking forward to Friday

    night house dances. Falling in love with the accordion. Listening to the

    greats of the London scene; learning the box, digging trenches and

    labouring; Kentish Town and Holloway Road.

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/jimmy-mullarkey

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  3. Angela Usher Interview (Banjo, whistle, tenor guitar)

    Tin whistle with Marian Egan (Flannery) in Hulme. Touring New Zealand and Australia. First banjos and joining Curragh. Toss the Feathers and choosing work over the road. The social side of learning. Joe and Jack Cooley and the lost tapes from America. The Love of Lucia, Kitty’s Twelve Roses and The Gort Mile.

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/angela-usher

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  4. Aidan Crossey Interview (Mandolin)

    Stiff Little Fingers, punk rock, rebel songs and finding your tribe. Getting your head shard. Good listening makes good music. An Achill Island session and a musical awakening. Losing good friends and finding solace in music. GameStop, countercultures, DIY creativity, Inflammable Material, and of course, The Irish Mandolin… 1-2-3-4!

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/aidan-crossey-interview-mandolin

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  5. Rus Bradburd Interview (Fiddle)

    Digging into tunes. Paddy Jones. The Draoicht. Sports and music, and finding your place in both. Coaching basketball in Ireland and the Tralee Tigers. Carl Hardebeck, The Blind Bard of Belfast. The fiddle as an old person’s instrument. Paddy on the Hardwood. Slow airs in sessions and New Mexico polkas.

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/rus-bradburd-interview-fiddle

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  6. Barry Kerr Interview (Uilleann pipes, flute, singing)

    The Liam O’Flynn Award. Digging into the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Ulster hunting songs and mummers. Hare coursing. Life in Lurgan County Armagh. The Ceili House and legend of Seamus Tansey. Prehistoric cairns and building on the tradition. The magic of the session and finding inspiration in the music.

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/barry-kerr-uilleann-pipes-flute-singing

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  7. Aoife Kelly Interview (Concertina)

    ‘We ARE the source.’ John Kelly of Capel Street and Scattery Island. Hiding the fiddle under your jacket in Dublin in the rare oul times. Strange hornpipes, slip jigs, slides. Patsy Geary, Jimmy O’Donahue and Kilfenora’s three bakeries. The memory palace and preserving a life. Ireland, Australia, Tommy Potts posters and the evocative power of seagulls. Searching out the music in Darwin. Sydney, Melbourne and going back home.

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/aoife-kelly-concertina

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  8. Joanie Madden Interview (Whistle)

    The legend. ‘We just kept climbing up that mountain.’ The hardest working woman in folk music. Hearing Mary Bergin and the beginnings of a career in the entertainment business. New York, the drive to succeed and picking up the phone thirty times a day to get a gig. Balls, weddings, county dances, and the circuit. An American in Ireland. Tour(s), interrupted. ‘It’s a tough old racket.’ Keeping going and being present for the opportunity.

    And the tunes!

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/joanie-madden-interview-whistle

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  9. Rita Farrell Interview (Uilleann pipes, flute)

    So much in here: piping as meditation and not setting fire to the old Ganley flute. Starting on the whistle but falling for the pipes despite the danger. The eternal conversation: reeds, drones and regulators. The session spaces of Belfast, open piping closed piping, Tommy Reck and saying ‘I Love You’ to Liam O’Flynn. Being a girl and running an all female session. A room tuned to G Minor, the Drogheda connection, the five string banjo and ‘Lovely Leitrim.’ Oh. And Robbie Williams and Graham Norton too. Bish Bash Bosh. What a treat.

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/rita-farrell-interview-uilleann-pipes-flute

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  10. Tara Howley Interview (Whistle, concertina and uilleann pipes)

    Kilfenora; the nervous you get playing in front of ten people, worse than playing in front of a thousand. Leaving your ego at the door. Being happy with what you’re doing, being happy within yourself. First hearing the pipes and the trials of competition. Restless creativity, and finding your way to Riverdance. Managing social media and the inner self. (And a Burmese Mountain Dog called Saoirse).

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/tara-howley-interview-whistle-concertina-and-uilleann-pipes

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