Episode 75

Michael Walsh Interview (Flute, whistle, singing)

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November 9th, 2020

1 hr 55 mins 1 sec

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About this Episode

" 'England gave me everything I ever wanted.' " The Quarehawk. Big Tom, Margo, the Manchester scene; Irish, English, and in-between. A love of England and making a whole out of two halves. Grieving, and crafting an album. Fathers, sons, boys, men. Asturias, the flute and identifying as one thing or another. Getting Kepa Junkera to play on your album. And so much more. Brilliant stuff.

The tunes:
Quarehawk (from Michael's album of the same name)
The Boys of Bluehill and the Stockport Hornpipe
The Visitor (from Quarehawk)
The Shores of Loch Bran
Muñeira de Rengos
Paddy's Return and the Trip to Athlone

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You can buy Michael Walsh's music from: www.michaelwalshmusic.com or https://michaelwalsh1.bandcamp.com/album/quarehawk

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To read about Michael's academic research go here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/people/phd-researchers

You can read the paper 'Gender and Culture: Revoicing Traditional Song in
Context' by Lillis Ó Laoire here: https://www.ictm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Gender-and-Culture-Revoicing-Traditional-Song-in-Context-Lillis-O-Laoire.pdf

While you're clicking links, make sure you check out the other artists on Michael's album:

Liz Hank Cello : www.lizhankscello.com
Mike Garry Poet: www.mikegarry.co.uk
Kepa Junkera : www.kepajunkera.com
Leticia González Menéndez & Rubén Bada L-R : https://l-rpostfolk.bandcamp.com/
Simon Bradley https://www.musicscotland.com/cd/simon-bradley-luke-plumb-wintering-out.html
Bryony Griffiths & Will Hampson https://bryonygriffith.com/
Ríoghonach Connolly : www.rioghnachconnolly.com
Michael McGoldrick : https://michaelmcgoldrick.bandcamp.com/album/watermans-live-ep

I think that's all! Michael - thank you.

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