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90 Meaití Talks About Tradition & Milwaukee Irish Fest School

June 23, 2009

Episode Guide – Podcast #90 Meaití Talks About Tradition & Milwaukee Irish Fest School

We chat with Meaití Jó Shéamuis about traditional Irish sean-nós singing, passing down traditions and Milwaukee Irish Fest School. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen.

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Show Notes


Intro Song: New Mown Meadows, The Connacht Heifers sung by Meaití Jó Shéamuis


Oral traditions of sean-nós singing, lubini and lilting which are especially important in the Irish-speaking Gaeltacht Regions.


#40 Interview with Emer Debara from Oireachtas na

#29 Interview with Aine


Introducing Meaití Jó Shéamuis

Milwaukee Irish Fest & Summer School and


Liam’s summer travelblog at


Interview from Milwaukee Irish Fest Gaeltacht Tent


Meaití’s early years


Sean-nós singing classes at Milwaukee Irish Fest – a relationship with Oireachtas na Gaeilge


Joe Heaney & Jimmy Canavan


Technique or spirit of singing & mastering song and influence on other types of music blue grass, jazz, country


Meaití’s family in Kentucky, the McDermots


Numbers of native Irish speakers are dwindling and its influence on music


Where should visitors go to experience the native language and music: Galway, western coast both north and south of Galway, east coast, The Pale (where English was first spoken in Ireland), Aran Islands, Carna, Spiddal and Rathcairn


Milwaukee Irish Fest School


Sean-nós song: An Buachaill Caol Ard sung by Meaití Jó Shéamuis

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