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Episode 47-The Myth of Tragedy

Irish Music Stories Podcast

Release Date: 11/10/2020

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 47
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “Bold Doherty,” from An Traidisiún Beo
Artist: Angelina Carberry

Tune: “Golden Castle chimes… and Golden Castle,” from (Live in our Living Room)
Artists: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Tune: The Dark Island,” from Encore
Artist: Celtic Fiddle Festival

Tune: “The Anniversary Reel/Out for the Night,” from Out for the Night
Artist: Battlefield Band

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

Tune: “The Wolf / The Duck,” from On the Offbeat
Artist: Liz Carroll

Tune: “Limerick Lift Off,” from (Live in our Living Room)
Artists: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Tune: “As The Crow Flies,” from Half Day Road
Artist: Liz Carroll

Tune: “After Hours Theme” from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Wild Swans at Coole,” from Living Room Demo
Artist: George Keith

Tune: “Wild Swans at Coole,” from The Music of Ed Reavy
Artist: Liz Carroll

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

Tune: “Last of the Leaves,” from Half Day Road
Artist: Liz Carroll

Tune: “Liz’s New tune,” from Living Room Demo (with chords from the Lower Level)
Artists: Liz Carroll & Matt Heaton

Tune: “The Bag of Spuds,” from Notes From The Heart
Artists: Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy

Tune: “October Tune,” from Living Room Demo
Artist: Dáithí Sproule

Tune: “Taylors Falls,” from The Crow in the Sun
Artist: Dáithí Sproule

Tune: “My Dearest Dear,” from Trian
Artist: Dáithí Sproule and Trian

Tune: “Acadia March,” from The Bloom of Youth
Artists: Childsplay

Tune: “D Chimes” from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Planxty Charles Bunworth” from Ireland: Crossroads Of Art And Design, 1690-1840 - The Music
Artists: Liz Carroll, Liz Knowles, Catriona McKay, Kieran O'Hare

Tune: “Mutey Big Build” from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Hometown Lullaby” from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “8645,” from Living Room Demo
Artists: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Tune: “Lady Ginsberg,” from Living Room Demo
Artist: Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman

Tune: “Jenny Dang the Weaver,” from Instructional Video
Artist: Hanneke Cassel

Tune: “John’s Theme” from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Heartstrings Theme” from Production Music for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton