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Episode 27-Touching Down on Different Fields

Irish Music Stories Podcast

Release Date: 04/09/2019

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Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

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Special thanks to Asa Duffee, Sharon Murphy, Kevin Doyle, Mark Haynes, Lynn Cox, David Vaughan, Gerry Corr, Brian Benscoter, and Joe Garrett for supporting this episode. for supporting this episode. And thank you to Matt Heaton for script editing and production music.

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 27
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “My Love is in America,” from dearga
Artists: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Tune: “D Big Build,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Tune: “Crowley’s,” (reel), from Milton Ceili
Artist: Joey Abarta (pipes), Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Natasha Sheehey (accordion), Devin McCabe (piano), Paddy League (drums); field recording by Kieran Jordan

Tune: “Travel Theme,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

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

Tune: “Midnight Sojourn Intro,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Tune: “Sarki Syrto,” from Traditional Music and Songs From Kalymnos
Artists: Paddy Panayotis League, Irene Karavokiros & Michalis Kappas

Song: “Roisin Dubh,” from The Man of Songs
Artist: Paddy Tunney

Tune: “Dark Low Jig,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Song: “Asa Branca,” from O Nordeste Na Voz de Luiz Gonzaga
Artist: Luiz Gonzaga 

Tune: “Meaning of Life,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Tune: “99 High,” (polka by Randal Bays) from The Blue Dress
Artist: Shannon Heaton

Tune: “Waimea Rising,” from Vignette
Artists: Maeve Gilchrist & Viktor Krauss

Song: “Gringo De Sunga,” from Brazilian Strings Trio
Artists: Ted Falcon, Andrew Finn Magill & Nando Duarte 

Tune: “Grupai Memories,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Song: “A Beautiful Ending,” from Branches
Artist: Andrew Finn Magill

Tune: “Travel Theme,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Tune: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” from November 9 2013 Veteran’s Day Parade
Artist: Camas High Marching Band, recorded by daveincamas, licensed under the Attribution Noncommercial License

Song: “Valentine O’Hara,” from Foreign Shore
Artist: Hanz Araki

Song: “E Ten Raku,” from Field Recording
Artists: Koto 5 & Koto 6

Tune: “ Come West Along the Road” (Reel), from Field Recording
Artists: Various Session players, recorded at a house party in Melrose, Mass

Song: “Our Captain Cried,” from At Our Next Meeting
Artist: Hanz Araki

Song: “Mon Ran Dawk Kam Tai,” from Tell You in Earnest
Artists: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Tunes: “Armorica/Laridé/Les Vieux Loudéacs,” from Armorica
Artist: Nicole Rabata

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

Song: “Nansai Og Ni Obarlain,” from Triptych
Artists: Laura Risk, Kieran Jordan & Paddy League

Song: “Um a Zero,” from Benedito Lacerda e Pixinguinha
Artists: Benedito Lacerda e Pixinguinha

Tune: “Aunt Jane’s Trip to Norway,” from The Blue Dress
Artist: Shannon Heaton

Tune: “Bb Intro Groove,”from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton guitar

Song: “The Creel / Out the Door and over the Wall,” from The Missing Liberty Tapes
Artist: Paul Brady

Tune: “Imperial March,” from The Auburn University Marching Band, Highlights of the 1998 Season
Artist: Auburn University Marching Band & Dr. Richard D. Good