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  1. BBC Radio 4 - Seriously…, Songs for the Dead

    Marie-Louise Muir explores the tradition of keening for the dead in Ireland.

    Keeners were the women of rural Ireland who were traditionally paid to cry, wail and sing over the bodies of the dead at funerals and wakes. Their role was to help channel the grief of the bereaved and they had an elevated, almost mythical status among their communities. The custom of keening had all but vanished by the 1950’s as people began to view it as primitive, old-fashioned and uncivilised.

    Now, broadcaster Marie-Louise Muir sets out to ask what’s been lost with the passing of the keeners.

    She travels to Inis Mor, a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, where one of Ireland’s last professional keeners - Brigid Mullin - was recorded by the song collector and archivist Sidney Robertson Cowell in the 1950’s. Brigid’s crackling, eerie evocation of sorrow echoes down the years to capture a tradition in its dying days - a ghostly remnant of another world.

    Dr Deirdre Ni Chonghaile is a native of Inis Mor and thinks modern funerals have taken on an almost Victorian dignity in a society that in general has become far less tolerant of extravagant displays of grief. Deirdre believes it was this very extravagance that helped lead to keening’s demise. Its emphasis on the body and human mortality was in direct conflict with the notion of a Christian afterlife and the influential role of the keening women may even have been regarded as a threat to the patriarchy of the Church.

    As the story of the keeners blends with the waves and winds of Ireland’s west coast, Marie-Louise reflects on the passing of this once rich tradition.

    Producer: Conor McKay.

    Recordings:

    Bridget Mullin with Sidney Robertson Cowell, keen performance and conversation. Smithsonian Folkways, Ralph Rinzler Archives.

    Neil O’Boyle, keen demonstration on fiddle. Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin

    Eithne Ni Uilleachan, ‘Grief’ from the album Bilingua (Gael Linn)

    The Gloaming ‘The Pilgrim’s Song’ from the album ‘2’ (Real World)

    Milk Carton Kids ‘Wish You Were Here’ (Anti/Epitaph)

    Brian Eno ‘The Ship’ (Warp)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0455jf1

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  2. BBC Radio 4 - Seriously…, Steve Earle’s Songwriting Bootcamp

    The legendary country singer-songwriter unveils the secrets of composing a great song.

    Legendary country singer-songwriter Steve Earle unveils the secrets of composing a great song. Every year he runs a four-day intensive training session in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Journalist and aspiring songwriter Hugh Levinson joined around 100 other would-be balladeers to see what they can learn both from Steve and his fellow teacher, Shawn Colvin. Listen in to stories of dreaming, methadone, guns, jail, death and betrayal. All the good stuff.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04flsmq

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  3. Song Exploder | Jóhann Jóhannsson | Arrival

    Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson breaks down a piece from the Arrival score.

    http://songexploder.net/arrival

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  4. Hear Leonard Cohen’s Final Interview : All Songs Considered : NPR

    The conversation with KCRW’s Chris Douridas was recorded just after Leonard Cohen’s 82nd birthday. The two talked about the singer’s health and final album, You Want It Darker.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/11/11/501659528/hear-one-of-leonard-cohens-final-interviews

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  5. Really You, Ep 33 - Apocalypticohen

    ~ LEONARD COHEN AND THE APOCALYPSE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Really You Tribute Episode ~ ~ ~ ~

    Tacoma • Manhattan • War • Avalanche • Darkness • Everybody • Fire • Miracle • Wanted • Future • Treaty • Partisan

    thanks for everything, Len good luck, America

    xoxo

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  6. Song Exploder | MGMT

    Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden break down the MGMT song "Time to Pretend."

    http://songexploder.net/mgmt

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  7. 10 Howe Gelb

    Tucson Troubadour Howe Gelb & Giant Giant Sand set their sights on the Shortwave studios. Howe describes how the band formed by the wrath of coincidence, performing 3 hour long improvisational sets, and the story behind Erosion Rock. Howe also talks about the inspiration behind “Tucson: A Country Rock Opera,” thinking about winding down on recording, and how the recent events in Arizona have affected him as a local. Plus, we’re treated to some live songs from their latest album “Tucson: A Country Rock Opera.”

    http://www.earwolf.com/episode/howe-gelb/

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  8. Trip to the Cottage - May 30th, 2016

    Great music from Stockton’s Wing - Paul Roche, Kieran Hanrahan, Maurice Lennon, Tony Callanan & Tommy Hayes. Songs from Curly Sullivan & Jack O’Carroll. Music also with Raymond Rolland, Kit O’Connor, John Joe Doyle, Paddy & Kevin Taylor, Benny O’Connor, Brendan McGlinchey, Rodger Sherlock, Liam Farrell, P.J. Hynes, Brian Green, MacDara Ó Raghallaigh, David Power, Willie Kelly, Mick & Kathleen Conneely, Johnny McDonagh, Michelle O’Sullivan, Deirdre McSherry & more!

    http://www.radiokerry.ie/podcast_series/trip-to-the-cottage/

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  9. Copperplate Podcast 202

    Copperplate Podcast 202 presented by Alan O’Leary August  2016

    1. Paddy Glackin:   Top It Off.        Glackin

    2.Caladh Nua:        Humours of Ballyloughlin Set.            Happy Days

    1. Eilis Kennedy:   Nead na Lachan.                               Time to Sail             Damien Mullane:       The Orphan.                    

    2. Liz & Yvonne Kane:            3 & A Deer/Pangur Ban.   Side By Side

    3. Joe Derrane/Seamus Connolly/John McGann:                  Dash to Portobello/McFarley’s/Geeghan’s Reel. The Boston Edge

    4. Teada: Tom Connor’s HP/The Joy of My Life/Handy With The Stick   Teada

    5. Mick Sands & Clive Carroll: Lough Erne’s Shore. The Ominous & The Luminous

    6. Peter McAlinden: The Piper Through The Meadow Straying. Happy To Meet

    7. Niamh ni Charra:               The Belles of South Boston         Happy Out.

    8. Goitse:                 Ireland’s Green Shore.                     Inspired by Chance

    9. Mulcahy Family:  Galway Rambler/Morning Dew/Boston Irish Reel.

    10. We Banjo 3:        Chair Snapper’s Delight.                     String Theory

    http://alanoleary.libsyn.com/copperplate-podcast-202

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  10. Moby : Creativity and the Freedom to Fail

    The one-and-only Moby spoke to our LA/CreativeMornings audience of moving to LA from NYC, creativity, inspiration, and the freedom to fail.

    Moby at CreativeMornings Los Angeles, May 2014. Free events like this one are hosted every month in dozens of cities. Discover hundreds of talks from the world’s creative community at http://creativemornings.com/talks

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