Celebrating The Emerald Isle

Mar 8, 2016

The rich tradition of Irish music is celebrated every Saturday afternoon on The Thistle and Shamrock (2-3 PM, NPR & Classical music service). This St. Patrick’s Day, find out how Celtic traditions have found their way into classical music and film scores with these special programs:

Irish Inspirations: A look at the way classical musicians and composers have incorporated the music of Ireland into their performances and compositions.  Beautiful (and sometimes unexpected!) examples of classical music that has its roots in the traditional and folk music of the Emerald Isle.  Sunday March 13, 9-10 PM, NPR & Classical music service

The Luck O‘the Irish: This special episode of The Score with Edmund Stone celebrates the Emerald Isle with cinematic music from Ireland that honors a land and its people. Listen to soundtracks from The Secret of Roan Inish, Ryan’s Daughter, The Quiet Man, Waking Ned Devine, and Angela’s Ashes. Immerse yourself in Ireland and her history, moods and mysteries. Thursday March 17, 8-9 PM, NPR and Classical music service