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Jun 28, 2018

Let's hear some of the stories behind Irish music with guest host Shannon Heaton who shares Celtic music and stories from Shannon Heaton, Matt Heaton, Cherish the Ladies, Jimmy Keane, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Ryan Beveridge, Solas, Fodhla, Emma Beaton & Nic Gareiss, Eileen Ivers, Laura Cortese, Dervish, George Keith, Liz Carroll. Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

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0:45 "Cruel Salt Sea" by Shannon Heaton from Tell You in Earnest

6:39 "Hometown Lullaby" by Matt Heaton from Production Music made for Irish Music Stories

7:19  "Cat's Meow" by Cherish the Ladies from An Irish Homecoming, 2017

10:48"Horse Keane’s Hornpipe, The Rath Cairn Reel, The Charleston" by Jimmy Keane from Dear Old Erin’s Isle, 1992

15:03 "Mountain Rambler" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Live in Germany, 2010

18:00 "Free the Heel" by Matt Heaton from Live Kitchen Recording

19:03 "Celtique Montage" by Ryan Beveridge from Production Music made for Irish Music Stories

20:26 "Adieu Lovely Nancy" by Solas from Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers

25:09 "Kemo's/ Palmer's Gate/ Foxhunters' Reel" by Fodhla from Notes from Mill Pond

28:56 "Canadeio" by Emma Beaton & Nic Gareiss from their Self-Titled CD

34:50 "Canbrack Girls" by Eileen Ivers from Down the Bog Road

38:44 "Swing and Turn (AKA Jubilee)" by Laura Cortese from the forthcoming album Low Hum

44:17 "Banks of the Clyde" by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm

49:46 "Road to Garrison, Maids of Mitchellstown, McFadden’s Handsome Daughter" by Matt & Shannon Heaton (with George Keith) from Dearga

53:32 "Blackhaired Lass" by Shannon Heaton, George Keith from Pub Tunes in the Corner at the Druid

54:32 "Anlon McKinney/Mind the Dresser" by Liz Carroll, Nic Gareiss from Christmas Celtic Sojourn, 2010

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We have another special guest host this week on the show. Shannon Heaton returns to share music from her Irish Music Stories podcast. If you haven't checked out this show, you should. It's a beautiful look at the traditional music of Ireland. Go to to subscribe.

We had a little bit more room on this episode. I want to share a song by Shannon Heaton. She focuses on the stories of others. So I thought she deserved a shout out for her incredible songs.

"Cruel Salt Sea" is a great story ballad about a woman who makes a bad decision—and then uses her wits to get out of trouble! It's from her album Tell You in Earnest.

Check out "The C-Word", an episode of the Irish Music Stories where Marc Gunn is a guest.

You can also check out the "Heartbeat of Ireland" episode.


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