March 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
angela usher, banjo, tenor guitar, whistle
Tin whistle with Marian Egan (Flannery) in Hulme. Touring New Zealand and Australia. First banjos and joining Curragh. Toss the Feathers and choosing work over the road. The social side of learning. Joe and Jack Cooley and the lost tapes from America. The Love of Lucia, Kitty’s Twelve Roses and The Gort Mile.
September 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 44 mins
banjo, interview, irish music podcast, karen dolan, mandolin
'Philomena Begley on a tractor!' Tuesday night is music night, learning tunes before the oven timer goes off. To fleadh or not to fleadh; to lilt or not to lilt? The players of Mullaghoran, County Cavan and keeping open to as many influences as possible. The banjo, the mando and joys of teaching. An open hearted approach to music and the fun to be had from it. 'I could close my eyes in a gig and not have a care in the world.'
August 10th, 2020 | 2 hrs 11 mins
banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar, theresa o'grady
Sunday morning sessions at The Coach and Horses, Finsbury Park; summer road trips to Ireland and back via relatives' houses, Fleadhs, sessions and the Holyhead ferry; learning to play in Anne Caulfield's house in Luton; competing and adjudicating; becoming a teacher of music and recording your first album. All that AND Barings Bank. Nick Leeson how are ye!
June 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
accordion, banjo, guitar, ken fleming, singing, the north texas irish festival, the o'flaherty irish music retreat
Accordion tunes in the 90 degree heat. On the '80s Cowboys and Irish music in Dallas, Texas. On De Danaan kicking up a dust storm; the Charlie Piggott route to falling in love with the banjo and struggles in learning to play. The O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat and the sweetness of playing music with your kids.
April 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 27 mins
banjo, cameron mather, fleadh, isolation, sydney
Talks about the strange, difficult moment we're all facing. About isolation and its challenges; his love of Irish music; hardcore training to compete in the Fleadh; the Sydney session scene and the beauty of being a teacher.
November 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
banjo, irish banjo music, irish music australia, irish traditional music, last jar, melbourne, tony mctigue, trad
Music is the opposite of work. Learning and re-learning how to play. And practicing as far away from the rest of your family as possible. A cracking chat with banjo player Tony McTigue.
Episode 18: Tony O'Rourke Interview (Banjo, guitar) - The Blarney Pilgrims Traditional Irish Music Podcast
October 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
banjo, guitar, johnny connolly, melodeon, melody, the monkees, tony o rourke
The consolations of melody, Johnny Connolly's melodeon, the invention of white-out and The Monkees.
August 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
banjo, carty, drogheda, fiddle, flanagan brothers' award, fleadh, ireland, irish, john, london, music, sessions, sligo, trad
Banjo in Irish music, where "the session" was born, musical accents and so much more. While in Drogheda to receive The Flanagan Brothers' Award, John Carty stopped past Darren's Mam and Dad's to sit down, chat and play us some tunes.
Episode 5: Maggie Carty Interview (Banjo, singing) - The Blarney Pilgrims Traditional Irish Music Podcast
July 9th, 2019 | 41 mins 40 secs
banjo, blarney, carty, celtic, festival, irish, jim, john carty, maggie, melbourne, national, patton, pilgrims, settle out of court, trad
Maggie Carty plays a few tunes and chats about being immersed in the music all her life, custodianship, and the musicians that made the biggest impact on her playing.