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This podcast is the ninth installment broadcast by Royalton Community Radio in Vermont, a sort of companion soundtrack to Jim’s new memoir IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN, his third book about the history of this music.

June 14, 2014

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Exposure to Diane Hamilton’s anthology of Irish folk music – The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

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Diane Hamilton

Diane Hamilton









Part II

The Celtic soul of Joe Heaney







The keening pipes of Willie Clancy, Plectrum banjo/fiddle tunes, and the voice of Dublin – Ronnie Drew












Playlist Podcast #9

9.01 In It For The Long Run Jim Rooney
9.02 Little Beggarman Sarah/Tommy Makem
9.03 The Cobbler Liam Clancy/Tommy Makem
9.04 Whisky You’re the Devil Liam Clancy/Tommy Makem
9.05 Brennan on the Moor Clancy Bros
9.06 The Wran Song Liam Clancy/Tommy Makem
9.07 Kevin Barry Clancy Bros/Tommy Makem
9.08 Jug of Punch Clancy Bros/Tommy Makem
9.09 Eileen Aroon Clancy Bros/Tommy Makem
9.10 A Stor Mo Choi Joe Heaney
9.11 Croppy Boy Clancy Bros/Tommy Makem
9.12 Roisin Dubh Joe Heaney
9.13 Roisin Dubh Willie Clancy
9.14 I Buried My Wife and Danced Willie Clancy
9.15 Milliner’s Daughter Willie Clancy
9.16 Cooley’s/Dawn/Mullingar Races Sheahan/McKenna
9.17 Fisherman’s Lilt/Tobin’s/Peggy’s Sheahan/McKenna
9.18 Tearing England Down Ronnie Drew
9.19 Auld Triangle Ronnie Drew
9.20 Marino Waltz John Sheahan