Music makers and dancers have hunkered down through the pandemic, but they have not been still or silent. As springtime rolls in, the music is coming out and blossoming again. And what better time is there to celebrate the traditions of Irish music than the week of St. Patrick’s Day? Those Irish music traditions are strong in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, and this episode features musicians spanning from here to Ireland.
Artists in this episode include: Kevin Burke; Anthea Lawrence; Wildgeese (Randal Bays, Bill Bulick, Kate Power, Jim Chapman & Barry Crannell); Rose in the Heather; Kate Rusby; The Wailin' Jennys; Caswell Carnahan; Solas; Shanghaied on the Willamette; Mary Black; The Dubliners; Mícheál ÓDomhnaill; Tommy Sands; Dónal Clancy; Malachy Doris; George Penk, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer; The Nettles; Seamus Egan; Altan; Mick Moloney; Randal Bays; David Ingerson.
- Wildgeese album re-released - Randal Bays, Bill Bulick, Kate Power, Jim Chapman & Barry Crannell. Recorded in Portland, OR. Originally released in 1983. Re-released as digital download and CD.
- David Ingerson - singer and storyteller in the old Irish style. Portland, Oregon. David will be performing this St. Patrick's Day, has an album and videos. You can find out more on his website.
- Randal Bays - fiddler, composer, and fiddle instructor. Randal currently lives in Olympia, Washington.
- The Nettles - Corvallis, Oregon band. "Eclectic. Celtic. Folkadelic."
- Irish tune playing sessions in the Portland, Oregon area