Liam Thomas Bailey Interview (Fiddle, five-string banjo, singing)

Episode 78 · November 30th, 2020 · 2 hrs 21 mins

About this Episode

Stories of a life in music, so far. Ancient tunes and new ones, losing a loved one and finding her again through tunes. The Irish connection. Out of The Wind, Into the Sun: depression, loss, and the therapeutic power of psilocybin mushrooms. Recovery into music. All of everything in a single tune. 'Keeping myself in the air as an artist.' Country song-smithing, Darren's unending love of pop, Dom's unending love of neon COLD BEER signs. The road, the weight, a writer not writing. Bruce Springsteen, Cillian Vallely, Jon Bon Jovi and a little bit o' John Denver.

The tunes:
Castle Kelly's and Brelydian (Bob Brozeman and Donal O'Connor)
Two Bird Stone
The Broken Parts + The Maids of Michelstown
Sinead Maire’s Jig (Cillian Vallely) and the Sporting Pitchfork
Lucy Farr's and 'The 99'

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Thanks Liam. This was a cracker.


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