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Founded in 1990 by creative force and renowned choreographer Mark Howard, the Trinity Irish Dance Group is a uniquely Irish-American company serving as the birthplace of progressive Irish dance. Chelsea Hoy joins Mike and Tim in the Windy City Irish Radio studios ahead of their upcoming tour taking them as far as Japan. This week's show features mu…
 
When the cold and snow settle in the Midwest, it's time to heat things up in the Windy City Irish Radio studios and there's no better way than to lay down some new tasty tracks from Irish artists spanning the globe -- some old faces and some new faces but lots of new music this week from Billow Wood, Lunasa, Eleanor McEvoy, Planxty, Socks In the Fr…
 
In December we celebrated the birth of a the boy king but in January, we celebrate the birth of another King -- the undisputed King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley. Born in Tupelo, MS, Elvis made his way to Memphis, TN where he made his new home and it's still the home of the King where thousands visit Graceland and pay homage to the King. We…
 
As Bing Crosby sang in Irving Berlin's classic movie, Holiday Inn, "Let's Start the New Year Right!" and with just two days in, so far, so good. On today's show, Mike and Tim ring in a year of hope, promise, happiness, prosperity and, most important, our health. Join Mike and Tim and ring in 2022 with music from the McGuire Sisters, Van Morrison, B…
 
The wren, the wren, the king of all birds, St. Stephen's Day was caught in the furze, Although he was little his honour was great, Jump up me lads and give him a treat. That's right, it's St. Stephan's Day and the first day of Christmas and Windy City Irish Radio has wrapped it up in a big red bow celebrating the Christmas season and, of course, St…
 
Despite the ongoing supply chain issues around the world, the boys at Windy City Irish Radio will be delivering an abundance of Christmas spirit with a bounty of Irish and Irish American new Christmas Classics that will sure to infuse the spirit of ol' St. Nick and the birth of the boy king. This week we feature all new Christmas music from Anne Br…
 
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in the Windy City Irish Radio studios with an hour jam packed with Christmas merriment fearing music from We Banjo 3's newest Christmas album, Sharon Shannon, The Outside Track, Eileen Ivers, The Lost Brothers, Megan O'Neil, Michael Landra, Niamh Farrell, Enda Reilly, Kodaline, Lisa Hannigan, Alexandra Sykes a…
 
As we roll through the holiday season, it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas with the gift of new music and the gift of Christmas music. This week it's a mix of the new and the classic with music from Seamie O'Dowd, Brid O'Riordan, John Doyle and Cillian Vallelly, Lee Hayes, Jason McAllister, Murphy's Lawyer, Eammon Flynn, Niamh Regan, Al Wals…
 
Lawrence, Kansas native, Ashley Davis spreads winter and Christmas cheer in the Windy City Irish Radio studios this week ahead of her upcoming concert at the Irish American Heritage Center on December 4th. Ashley features a mix of music from her last three albums giving us a peek into her upcoming Midwest Tour. Join Tim and Mike each and every Sund…
 
As we emerge from another year dealing with this no-good pandemic, Mike and Tim still have things to be thankful for and, yet again, celebrate one of their favorite holidays with another Thanksgiving, Windy City Irish Radio style! There's still a lot to be thankful for this holiday season especially with world emerging from its collective cocoon an…
 
This week on Windy City Irish Radio it's a mix and new and old featuring music from the "Wagaon Wheel", Nathan Carter, Cuig, a classic by the Screaming Orphans, Kate Rusby, Richard Thompson, Liam Clancy with Tom Paxton and the Dublin Gospel Choir and a Veteran's Day set featuri ng the Dropkick Murphys, The Wolfe Tones, a live one from the Elders, a…
 
This week on Windy City Irish Radio we feature new music from We Banjo 3, House of Hamill Sharon Shannon and Jig Jam, who return to the states for a performance at Chicago Gaelic Park. And we have a lot of classics from Lunasa, Paul Brady, Atlan, Mundy, Roisin O, Ashley Davis, Eleanor McEvoy, The Whileaways, and we celebrate Tommy Makem's 89th birt…
 
Over the course of the past eight years, Windy City Irish Radio has shared Halloween stories of the banshee and the pooka, both demonic entities of the Celtic underworld, but this year it's new stories of other demonic entities infiltrating the Windy City Irish Radio studios and lurking under your porch, in a dark basement or your bedroom closet or…
 
As the fall season settles in, ourdoor activies turn to the indoors and there's no better indoor activity than an Irish pub and there no better way to embrace an Irish Pub than with a pint, a piece of turf on the fire and a bit of pub music and today we feature pub music from the Irish Rovers, Conor O'Mahoney, and The High Kings and then it's a bit…
 
The Irish and the world recently lost Paddy Maloney, the founding member of the Chieftains. Paddy did more to bring Irish music to the masses than any artist of his time collaborating with Van Morrison, Leahy, Sting, Mick Jagger, Ricky Skaggs, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Rolling Stones among the crossover artists and bands. Today we celeb…
 
The autumnal season takes root in the Windy City Irish Radio studios this week where Mike and Tim feature some of the best fall songs to celebrate it's arrival. Plus, Tim and Mike celebrate October baseball with their beloved Chicago White Sox hanging in the balance as they approach game 3 of the five game playoff and the White Sox first home game …
 
150 years ago this week, the Chicago Fire ravaged the city of Chicago and forever changed the landscape of the City of Big Shoulders. This afternoon Windy City Irish Radio celebrates the Hog Butcher of the World with musicians who have graced the Windy City over the years and a special exclusive exonerating Mrs. O'Leary and her cow and revealing th…
 
Twas 72 years ago that a Jersey boy was born. He of County Kildare ancestors with names such as Garrity, O'Farrell, McNicholas and Kelly went on to be quite the cool rockin' Daddy in the USA. This week on Windy City Irish Radio the lads celebrate the birthday of The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, featuring songs from Bruce himself with Lúnasa piper extra…
 
As the days of summer are waning and harvest days are upon us, Mike and Tim spin a mix of new and classic Irish songs and tunes. In a tribute to the late great Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, the boys spin a Rolling Stones classic by Paul Brady and the Forest Rangers, music from Jiggy, Villagers, Christy Dignam, The Script, Socks in the Frying…
 
After their tour was halted in March of 2020 due to the pandemic, the High Kings replaced sold out shows with a new album and multiple social media appearances until this week! The High Kings return to the states and finish off what they set to do in 2020 with a 32-show tour starting in St. Paul, MN in early September including a stop off her in Ch…
 
With the dog days of summer slowly loosening it's grip, Mike and Tim keep the summery vibes alive in the Windy City Irish Radio studios. This week, Tim and Mike feature tracks from Connla, The High Kings, Christy Moore, Chicago Reel, The Whileaways, Tupelo, The Chieftans, Open the Door for Three, Damian Rice, and the bard himself, Rory Makem. It's …
 
Nanci Caroline Griffith was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, raised in Austin, Texas, who split homes in Nashville, Tennessee and Dublin, Ireland. Griffith appeared many times on the PBS music program Austin City Limits starting in 1985. In 1994 she won a Grammy Award for the album Other Voices, Other Rooms and she performed at the Ir…
 
After a long pandemic induced hiatus, the ever popular Milwaukee Irish Fest returns with a line up of some of the best Irish bands in the world. Today, we feature bands that will be performing at Milwaukee Irish Fest from August 20th through the 22nd featuring Scythian, Eileen Ivers, Runa, Seamus Egan, The Drowsy Lads, Danny Burns, Cherish the Ladi…
 
As we roll into the dog days of summer, Windy City Irish Radio pours on the heat with music from The Pogues, The Jeremiahs, Altan, a new one from George Murphy and the Rising Sons, Poor Man's Gambit, Elvis Costello, Sharon Shannon, Eamon O'Leary, Colm Gavin, and Phil "coulter with Liam Clancy! It's all right here on Windy City Irish Radio at www.wi…
 
Today on Windy City Irish Radio, Mike and Tim welcome singer-songwriter, bandleader, author, playwright and the host of Sirius XM's Celtic Crush, Larry Kirwan of Black 47 to the show. The lads discuss Larry's 25 years with NYC rockers Black 47, his brand new book, Rockaway Blue and the upcoming pre-Broadway opening of the new musical Paradise Squar…
 
As the calendar turns and the summer enters it's second half, we here at Windy City Irish Radio like to avoid talking about the "dog days". Instead we want to celebrate the remaining weeks of a favored season. Tune in for music from Mundy, Boxing Banjo, NYC rockers The Narrowbacks, classic rockers Thin Lizzy, the great Rory Gallagher, Paul Brady, a…
 
As July rolls on so do we at Windy City Irish Radio. This Sunday we feature a lot of new music from many of your old favorites featuring music from Seo Linn, Altan, The Mad Ferret Band, Inhaler, U2, Scythian, Screaming Orphans, Hayley McKay, Elephant Sessions, Sina Theil, and Ashley & Simpson. Tune into Windy City Irish Radio each Sunday from noon …
 
With summer in full swing, the boys of Windy City Irish Radio fill your Sunday afternoon with a mix of the best of the best, this week featuring Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill, The Gothard Sisters, Michael McGovern, The High Kings, Sean Dunphy, Declan O'Rourke, Ciaran Cooney, the Outside Track and then it's a family affair combo featuring Roisin O…
 
It's Independence Day!! From sea to shining sea AND across the pond, Irish eyes are smiling as the Windy City Irish Radio lads celebrate our nation's birthday. George Washington himself declared that without his Irish comrades the Revolutionary War would not have been won. So many years later, the heroes of the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolutio…
 
It's Father's Day in the Windy City Irish Radio studio and Mike and Tim pay tribute to dear ol' Dad with music from Rory Makem, Larry Kirwan and Ronan Keating with Yusuf / Cat Stevens. A VERY Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there! There's also a whole bunch of brand new music to be heard on this week's show including new releases from favor…
 
Come in from the blistering heat and join the lads as they are set to keep you cool with the sounds of summer from The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, Liz Carroll with Jake Charron, Runa, Ashley Davis, The Byrne Brothers, Josh Okeefe, Hothouse Flowers, Cherish the Ladies and BackWest. Tim and Mike also spin new tracks from Scythian, Sharon Shannon w…
 
With summerlike temps around the Midwest, the school year coming to a close, and world is returning to some level of normalcy, there's plenty to celebrate. This week we welcome the warm breezes and sunny days with host of new music from Dublin singer songwriter, Chris Short, Galway's Dave Curley with Lunasa, Dingle's very own concertina Queen, Caro…
 
From the banks of the Black River in County Mayo, Mark O'Donnell of Billow Wood joins us live in the Windy City Irish Radio studios for an hour of music off their newest album, Walls of Caves, and a few other nuggets of pure gold and stories of a year we hope to never see the likes of again. Join Mike, Tim and Mark O'Donnell of Billow Wood on Windy…
 
On the eve of his 80th, Windy City Irish Radio celebrates singer songwriter, Irish want-a-bee, Bob Dylan's eighth decade Windy City Irish Radio-style with Bobby Zimmerman's finest songs performed by outstanding Irish artists Finbar Furey, Robbie O'Connell, The Clancy Brothers, Doolin, Alison Brown, Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, Paul Brady, Mary Bl…
 
As the world emerges from it's pandemic cocoon, hope springs eternal here in the Windy City Irish Radio studios with lots of brand new music featuring Imelda May's new album The 11 Hour and music from Nella, Fay Field, Brian Mullen, Aaron McDonnell, Asleep at the Reel, Colm Gavin, Pauly Fagan, Murphy's Lawyer, Sara Noone, Grainne Brady, and Emily M…
 
She dressed you, fed you, attended to you're bumps and bruises, counseled and endlessly worried about you. That's right, we're talking about dear ol' mom and this week we pay tribute to all the moms out there with a special mother's day special featuring music from my mom's favorite, the King - Elvis Presley, as well as Baile an Salsa, Scythian, We…
 
It's the Merry Merry Month of May and the Chicagoland sun in shining brightly. Join Tim and Mike on Windy City Irish Radio for a cuppa and plenty of brand new music from some of our favorite Irish artists. Yes, more new music from Dublin's Declan O'Rourke , Scotland's Gnoss German-born Irish artist Sina Theil , County Kerry tradsters Beoga, Rebel s…
 
Despite a slow down in touring, the High Kings haven't stopped making their brand of high energy music with their latest album release, Home From Home. Hope springs eternal with plans to resume touring in the U.S. starting in September and a new project soon to be announced. Darren Holden joins Tim and Mike for an hour of music from the High Kings.…
 
Join the lads this week on Windy City Irish Radio as they spin more new music and play some old classics. Tune in for new releases from The Guinness Brothers, Mick Flannery and SON, formerly The Young Folk now called Elgin, Nashville singer-songwriter from Dublin Josh Okeefe, Hothouse Flowers Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Oscar Blue, Ava( Éabha McMahon), and…
 
This week on Windy City Irish Radio features new music from the singer, songwriter and producer triple threat Imelda May, who has released two singles ahead of her new album release expected in just a few short weeks. Additionally, we feature music from Davey Furey's recently released album from last December, a new one from Kansas City's very own …
 
Whether dressed in clover or your finest Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it, it's Easter Sunday and Windy City Irish Radio starts off the day with glorious show marking the end of the Lenten season and the start of new beginnings featuring music by Orla Fallon Official Page, Martin Hayes, Hothouse Flowers, Tommy Makem, Dervish, Kennedy's Kit…
 
As Chuck Berry once sang, "Just let me hear some of that rock and roll music, any old way you choose it" and today on Windy City Irish Radio, the lads choose well. Get the blood pumping on this fine Spring day with classics from Irish rockers The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and Black 47 and take a listen as Mike and Tim welcome another…
 
We've played a lot of music from The Byrne Brothers over the years but not so much from Basciville, another band of Byrne Brothers. Lorcan and Cillian Byrne of Basciville join us for a full hour of music direct from the shores of County Wexford featuring music from their recently released album Hymns To the Air, a self produced album recorded at th…
 
The Irish have survived famine, oppression, discrimination and agricultural nightmares yet in today's modern days, the Irish resiliency still shines through despite the ongoing pandemic, shutdowns and social distancing. But where there's a will, there's a way and the Irish still celebrate their patron saint, Maewyn Succat, that's right St. Patrick …
 
For more than ten years, supergroup, Runa, has graced stages across the nation with their eclectic, folky, jazzy, Celtic style of music. This afternoon, Shannon Lambert-Ryan and Fionán de Barra grace the virtual stage of the Windy City Irish Radio studios and join Mike and Tim with a full hour of live performances and stories of the road and what h…
 
It's time to get those dancing shoes on! This week on Windy City Irish Radio Dan Fedoryka of the famed Celtic-Americana-Gypsy band Scythian into the studio to discuss the band's brand new release, "Roots & Stones." Dan tells tales of the hardest-working band in a pandemic and talks about making music and playing live in today's crazy times. And the…
 
It's another NEW MUSIC Sunday in the Windy City Irish Radio studio as the boys come in from the cold, kick the snow off their shoes and spin an hour's worth of fantastic new tunes. Join us for music from Eleanor McEvoy Music, Lemoncello, Mundy and Conchúr White. And there's some rockin' new tracks from The Walker Roaders, Imelda May with Noel Galla…
 
Ayyyy-Eeeeeeee!!!! Et Tua!!!!! And Laissez Le Bon Temp Roller!! It's Mardi Gras in the Windy City Irish Radio Studio and please don't let the feet fail us now!!! Cue the music....it's the most wonderful time of the year!!! Join Tim and Mike as we virtually walk the streets of New Orleans with stories, songs and music of the Crescent City for one da…
 
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