Show 163 – Mother’s Day
(2021-05-08)

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This week, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day by playing songs and tunes featuring mothers and grandmothers. Joe hosts by himself while envying Katie Marie, who is off playing a gig all weekend. We also feature a track from Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh’s … Read More

Show 162 – Bealtaine
(2021-05-01)

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[This episode originally aired 5/11/19] Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn–“We Have Brought The Summer With Us.” It’s Bealtaine, one of the four major Celtic fire festivals, so Joe and Katie dig up joyful tunes and songs dealing with Bealtaine, the … Read More

Show 161 – The Fiddle
(2021-04-24)

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe skim the deep waters of Irish regional fiddle styles. Worthy of years of advanced academic study, describing a fiddle style that defines the music of each part of Ireland is difficult. Some scholars claim … Read More

Show 160 – Raggle Taggle #16
(2021-04-17)

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Every tenth show, Katie Marie and Joe take the orphan tracks that got squeezed out of the prior weeks’ shows and showcase them in a show all their own. The tracks are left out of earlier episodes simply because we … Read More

Show 159 – Death and Taxes
(2021-04-10)

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This week, it’s traditionally tax time in the U.S., so Katie Marie and Joe spin up tracks that feature tunes and songs about poverty, hard times, tax collections, and death. Joe mistakenly attributes the quote “Nothing is certain but death … Read More

Show 158 – In The Background
(2021-04-03)

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe play an hour of trad music where the guitar, bouzouki, or bodhrán play a crucial role in establishing the rhythm, mood, and drive of a tune or song. Although the concept of guitar accompaniment … Read More

Show 157 – Free For All
(2021-03-27)

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[This episode previously aired 11/16/19 as Show 87] It’s a Free For All show this week, which means that we play songs and tunes that we like, and we bet you’ll like them as well. There’s no theme, but we … Read More

Show 156 – First Day Of Spring
(2021-03-20)

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After a pandemic-subdued St. Patrick’s Day, Katie and Joe celebrate the Spring Equinox with a Spring-themed show this week, featuring music from around the Celtic world. Although folks in parts of the U.S. may still be staring at a thick … Read More

Show 155 – St. Patrick’s Day
(2021-03-13)

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort! It’s our Saint Patrick’s Day show, and to acknowledge International Women’s Day, we’re featuring an hour of all-Irish music performed by women artists. This show bypasses the usual “green beer” pub fare and basks in … Read More

Show 154 – Free For All
(2021-03-06)

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It’s a Free-for-All show, where Katie and Joe put together a bunch of tracks for their own enjoyment, without the restrictions of a theme or holiday, and the end result is an hour of traditional Celtic folk music that you’re … Read More

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