July 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 37 mins
blarney pilgrims, blarney pilgrims podcast, celtic, celtic music, celtic music podcast, celtic podcast, daithí gormley interview, irish, irish music podcast, irish podcast, irish traditional music podcast, music, podcast, traditional irish music podcast
Last Night's Fun; Joe Cooley, a -kick-you-in-the-chest-kind-of-accordion-player'; looking for the ghosts of James Morrison and Michael Coleman on the streets of New York City. Translating the music of the fiddle into the language of the box; a grandmother's treasure trove of recordings for the aspiring musician; the chancey magic of a recording session with the right people at the right time.
April 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
doherty, donegal, fiddle, irish, irish music podcast, irish traditional music, john doherty, johnny doherty, mick doherty, perth, rob zielinski, traditional irish music
There's a single story or a thousand stories in this week's episode. The story of Mick Doherty, Donegal fiddle player of the famed Doherty family of tinsmiths, travelers and musicians. The story of his father's music, and of his grandfather's music. And woven in and around it all the figure of Johnny Doherty - Mick's uncle - one of the iconic Irish fiddle players, a tinsmith himself, and traveling man.
April 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
celtic, cork, ethnomusicologist, ethnomusicology, fiddle, hannah harris, irish, michigan, north carolina
On the Swannanoa Gathering with Finn McGill, on ethnomusicology, on the difference between Irish and Celtic, on her time in Cork and finding lock-down inspiration in Quarantunes.
February 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 19 mins
accordion, east clare, irish, joe fitzgerald, melbourne, singing, traditional
The great Joe Fitzgerald, of east Clare and Melbourne. On first hearing his mother play the melodeon. On drovers, the bush, and working with his father. On lost players: Mick Minogue, Mrs Brady, Mrs Purcell and Frank MacNamara. Growing old and the curative power of music and song.
December 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
ciaran o'grady, concertina, dublin, english folk, francis droney, identity, irish, luton
Growing up in Luton, meeting Francis Droney, the anatomy of the concertina, English Folk music, and many many thoughts on identity, home and what "being Irish" means.
November 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
american, carroll, creative, expectations., fiddle, fiddling, irish, liz, process; competitive, rhythm
The creative process; competitive fiddling; trying people on for size; listening for the rhythm of a session; and playing without expectations.
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.
July 30th, 2019 | 53 mins 42 secs
beth, blarney, celtic, classical, declan, fiddle, flute, ireland, irish, mccracken, melbourne, national celtic festival, pilgrims, simpson
Playing from the page, versus playing by ear, Beth McCracken talks about her transition from classical flute to traditional Irish music. Through her personal story, Beth highlights just how different these two worlds can be.
Episode 6: Daoirí Farrell Interview (Bouzouki, singing) - The Blarney Pilgrims Traditional Irish Music Podcast
July 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
an góilín, australia, blarney, bouzouki, celtic, creggan, crumlin, daoiri, dublin, dónal lunny, farrell, geelong, hare, irish, lifetime of happiness, pilgrim, podcast, prodigy, singer, white
From the Prodigy to Pat Rainey, Daoirí Farrell chats about how music changed his life forever.
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.