Show 167 – Free For All
(2021-06-05)

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe went on a music-buying spree, and picked up some brand-new releases–or releases that are simply new to our library. Our Free For All shows feature music that isn’t linked by any sort of theme, … Read More

Show 166 – Memorial Day
(2021-05-29)

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[ Re-air – Original air date 05/23/20 ] Memorial Day in the US marks the unofficial start to summer, complete with barbecues and family picnics. But it’s a holiday that marks the solemn commemoration of those who died in battles. … Read More

Show 165 – Cats and Dogs
(2021-05-22)

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This week, Katie Marie and Joe watched from the studio as rain poured down from one of the rare thunderstorms that pelt the high desert. It was raining…cats and dogs. So we put together a show celebrating the pets that … Read More

Show 164 – Scottish
(2021-05-15)

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If you’re expecting Scottish music just to be Robert Burns songs and military pipe bands, you’re in for a treat–because this week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a set of high-energy Scottish bands and music for you. It’s music … Read More

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

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