Episode 20: Musician - Shane McGowan
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by Brandon Kennedy
6M ago
This week we pay tribute to legendary trad-punk singer, poet, and multi-instrumentalist Shane McGowan. Famous for his role in bands like the Nips, and the Pogues, this larger than life figure made a lasting impact on the face of Irish traditional music forever ..read more
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Episode 4: Tune - the Banshee (McMahon's Reel)
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
Ghouls, Ghosts, Fiends and a trip to Dingle, learn bout the name behind this session classic ..read more
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Episode 1: Tune - King of the Faeries
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
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Episode 19: Tam Lin (Tune)
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
A cracking, though rarely played, reel based on a Scottish folk tale of female empowerment ..read more
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Episode 17: Tune - St Kilda Wedding
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
Interviews with inhabitants of the island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR5RjwjeQe8 ..read more
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Episode 16: Musician - Joe Burke
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
Join me in celebrating the life of the recently passed, legendary accordion player, Joe Burke. An award winning musician that has left us an incredible catalogue of music and the gift of tunes to generations of people. Thanks for the tunes Joe ..read more
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Episode 15: Interview - Rich Maxham (Luthier)
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
https://www.maxhamviolins.com/about ..read more
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Episode 14: Tune - Father Dollard's
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
A tricky little hornpipe written for? by? a wonderful Irish poet and member of the Catholic parish. As usual, the the history gets tricky as we uncover not one, but TWO Father Dollards. Its a two for one episode as we head to Canada for a poetry reading ..read more
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Episode 13: Song - Clare's Dragoons
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
Up the Banner County as we take a look at a heralded group of Wild Geese fighting on French soil. Stumbled across in an old Irish Song book, this gallant ballad recounts the deeds of the musket wielding foot soldiers fighting for the Jacobite cause ..read more
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Episode 12: Song - Nancy Spain
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by Brandon Kennedy, brandon kennedy
7M ago
A wonderfully classic folk tune written for the media figure from the 1960s. Or was it ..read more
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