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Windy City Irish Radio, hosted by Tim Taylor and Mike Shevlin each Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm CST on WSBC 1240AM Chicago and WCFJ 1470AM Chicago Heights, ties current events to Irish culture through music, books, theater and the arts.

Windy City Irish Radio, hosted by Tim Taylor and Mike Shevlin each Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm CST on WSBC 1240AM Chicago and WCFJ 1470AM Chicago Heights, ties current events to Irish culture through music, books, theater and the arts.
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Chicago, IL

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Windy City Irish Radio, hosted by Tim Taylor and Mike Shevlin each Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm CST on WSBC 1240AM Chicago and WCFJ 1470AM Chicago Heights, ties current events to Irish culture through music, books, theater and the arts.

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English

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773-383-7892


Episodes

Windy City Irish Radio - April 17, 2019

4/17/2019
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He has risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! Celebrate the Easter holiday with Windy City Irish Radio with stories of the Irish celebration of Easter Sunday along with Easter music sure to put a spring in your step. Tonight, we feature music by Orla Fallon, Martin Hayes Quartet, Steve Goodman, Dervish, We Banjo 3, Shane Hennessy, Van Morrison and Damien Rice. And, in memory of the sinking of the Titanic, music by Gaelic Storm from their debut in the movie, "The Titanic". Join Mike and Tim each...

Duration:00:59:10

Windy City Irish Radio - April 3, 2019

4/3/2019
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'Twas an historic day in Chicago politics yesterday as we welcome in a brand new mayor and several new alderman. With the election now over, we can say farewell to the nasty political ads blaring on the television, the multitude of mailings clogging our mailbox and the constant politicking going on throughout our streets and neighborhoods. Until next year at least. Tune in to Windy City Irish Radio and listen as the boys dedicate the show to songs of political protest on both sides of the...

Duration:01:01:54

Windy City Irish Radio - March 27, 2019

3/27/2019
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The Windy City Irish Radio studio is just a little more rosy this evening as the lads are paid a visit from Chicago Rose's Katie Callahan and Maggie McEldowney in advance of the 2019 Chicago Rose of Tralee Selection at the Irish American Heritage Center in Saturday April 6th. The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, and will celebrate 60 years in 2019. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings...

Duration:01:01:16

Windy City Irish Radio - March 20, 2019

3/20/2019
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Tune in to Windy City Irish Radio this week as Mike and Tim celebrate the feast day of one Maewyn Succat, more popularly know as St. Patrick. In a special extended podcast, learn all about the life of our patron saint and some interesting tidbits about his annual holiday. There's music of the season from Paul Brady Music with Rodney Crowell (Official), Galician piper Carlos Núñez, Brian Mullen Music, The Wolfe Tones, Black 47, the pride of Denton, TX Brave Combo, The Hacienda Brothers,...

Duration:01:03:26

Windy City Irish Radio - March 13, 2019 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

3/13/2019
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The lads are alive and well in the aftermath of the St. Patrick's Holiday and tonight on Windy City Irish Radio prove that they're ready for more celebrating with some mighty fine musical performances coming to town the next week. There's The Fitzgeralds at The Irish American Heritage Center this Friday night, Cherish the Ladies at the Old Town School of Folk Music this Sunday and Danny Burns and Tim O'Brien at City Winery next Wednesday night. Tune in for even more music from Cleveland...

Duration:01:13:40

Windy City Irish Radio - March 6, 2019

3/6/2019
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio, Tim and Mike welcome The Factory Theater playwright Shannon O'Neill and director Spenser Davis into the studio to chat about their current production of "May the Road Rise Up." This is a powerful family drama portraying three generations of an Irish-American family and how they've coped with a profound tragedy, Both moving and funny, this latest production from the Factory Theater is a must-see. The show runs through March 30th. Also tune in for music...

Duration:01:02:41

Windy City Irish Radio - February 20, 2019

2/20/2019
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Tonight, Mike and Tim double the Irish fun with two interviews from two stalwarts in Irish Music. First up, it's Paddy Maloney, one of the founding members of the acclaimed group, The Chieftans, ahead of their March 2nd concert at Symphony Hall in Chicago. Paddy shares stories about their upcoming tour in the U.S. and tales from the long and winding road. Then it's Roscommon native, Cathy Jordan, the longtime member of the trad super group, Dervish, ahead of their March 8th concert at the...

Duration:01:14:19

Windy City Irish Radio - February 13, 2019

2/13/2019
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Every year on February 14th, visitors make the pilgrimage to the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street in Dublin to visit the shrine of St. Valentine himself. Yes, 'tis true! This week on Windy City Irish Radio, Tim and Mike pay tribute to the posthumous emigrant to Ireland and the holiday that honors his name with songs and music direct from the heart directly to you. Tune in to hear Sharon Shannon with John Prine and Mary Staunton, Kevin Burke with John Brennan, The Recollective, The...

Duration:01:03:23

Windy City Irish Radio - February 6, 2019

2/6/2019
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After surviving Chicago's Polar Vortex, Mike and Tim are defrosted and ready to roll for another hour of high octane quality Irish entertainment. This week features a cut from The Led Farmers' new album Irish Folk Out Straight, Back West, The Chieftains and Punch Brothers, Bangers and Mash, Josh Dukes & Dylan Foley, The Saw Doctors, Christy Moore, The Cranberries, The Eskies, Jiggy, Van Morrison, Tara O'Grady, and the High Kings! So, warm up to some Windy City Irish Radio and catch the...

Duration:00:59:23

Windy City Irish Radio - January 30, 2019

1/30/2019
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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor extremely frigid temperatures of night stays these radio hosts from the swift completion of their appointed beloved Windy City Irish Radio. Despite -30 degree temperature and nearly -60 degree wind chills, Tim and Mike brave the Polar Vortex because the show must go on! So, pour your favorite beverage and put a little more turf on the fire and cozy up for another episode of Windy City Irish Radio. This week Mike and Tim feature cuts from The Chieftans with...

Duration:00:59:52

Windy City Irish Radio - January 23, 2019

1/23/2019
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Tim and Mike often talk about the high quality of live music that comes in and out of Chicago on regular basis and as we inch our way towards St. Patrick's Day, this year is no different. With upcoming shows from former Celtic Thunderer Colm Keegan (IAHC 2/17), the The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub Dublin (at Chicago Gaelic Park 2/2, Dervish in Concert (at Irish American Heritage Center 3/8), JigJam (Gaelic Park 3/10), and Declan O'Rourke (Old Town School of Folk Music 2/2), the lads have...

Duration:01:01:08

Windy City Irish Radio - January 16, 2019

1/16/2019
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On the heals of his Hawaiian vacation, Tim Taylor regales of his vacation time in U.S.'s fiftieth state. Plus music from trad super groups Socks in the Frying Pan, Dervish, Connla, Laura MacKenzie, Brenda Castles, Colleen Raney, Danu, Katie Grennan - Irish Fiddle Player, Bernadette Morris Music, Enda Seery-Musician, Composer, Singer & Teacher, Roisen Ban, and The Fitzgeralds. It's an hour of quality Irish entertainment. Tune in each Wednesday night from 8pm to 9pm on 1240AM or...

Duration:01:02:15

Windy City Irish Radio - January 9, 2019

1/9/2019
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Before they close the books on 2018, Mike and Tim take one last retrospective look at 2018 and some of the year's top artists and the songs and tunes that topped the year's charts. Tonight's show features a look back on We Banjo 3, Altan, Lunasa featuring Tim O'Beiwn, Seo Linn, Connla, Dylan Walshe, Strings and Things, David Keenan, String Sisters, Garadice, and Tupelo. Join Mike and Tim for one last look at what made 2018 a great year for Irish music and for Windy City Irish Radio. Happy...

Duration:01:02:31

Windy City Irish Radio - January 2, 2019 - Happy New Year!!

1/2/2019
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Happy New Year 2019! Mike and Tim say bid Father Time 2018 adieu and usher in the baby new year of 2019 with music from The Tossers, James Cramer & Eleanor McEvoy, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, Paddy Homan, We Banjo 3, Danny Burns, The Maguires, The Whileaways, Stephen Rosney, and Mark Knopfler. Happy New Year from Windy City Irish Radio and all the best for a healthy and musical 2019!

Duration:00:59:04

Windy City Irish Radio - December 26, 2018

12/26/2018
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After a long day of with the wren boys and filled up on Christmas dinner, the lads are back in the Windy City Irish Radio studio this week to celebrate St. Stephen's Day with story and songs of the holiday. Join Mike and Tim for holiday cheer from Chicago's own Kiltartan Road Christmas, Donegal's Goats Don't Shave Official, The Clancy Brothers, Chicago rockers The Tossers, Dublin's Delorentos, Robbie O'Connell, Paul McCartney, another new gem from Paddy Homan and the Noble Call, Wexford's...

Duration:01:04:05

Windy City Irish Radio - December 19, 2018 - Merry Christmas!

12/19/2018
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The Spirit of Christmas is alive and well in the Windy City Irish Radio studios as Mike and Tim enjoy their annual 90-minute EXTENDED HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA with the Bard of Windy City Irish Radio, Rory Makem, Bob and Joel Chancey from the famed The Chancey Brothers band and folk music sensations Jennifer Ashley and Joel Simpson from Ashley & Simpson performing LIVE in studio to celebrate the season. With in-studio song debuts and new music and yuletide classics abound, its a studio sing along...

Duration:01:24:30

Windy City Irish Radio - December 12, 2018

12/12/2018
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Blues Ambassador and keyboardist, Marty Sammon, stops by the Windy City Irish Radio studios along with Pat Taylor to promote two upcoming shows. Marty Sammon, an accomplished singer, songwriter and published musical author performs live ahead of this Sunday, December 16th show, Marty Sammon Holiday Hoedown, featuring some of Chicago's top blues musicians and bands. And Pat Taylor promotes his blues jam at Mama Vesuvios in Palos Heights featuring Pat Taylor and Friends. Join Marty and Pat for...

Duration:00:57:27

Windy City Irish Radio - December 5, 2018

12/5/2018
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The spirit is alive in the Windy City Irish Radio studio as Christmas time is here! This week the boys fully immerse themselves in holiday music and pay a little tribute to old St. Nick. With songs and tunes from Eileen Ivers, Altan, The Gothard Sisters, Cajun country's Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, Natalie MacMaster and family Cherish the Ladies, and a brand new track from Irish hit makers, Delorentos, Tim turns the radio studio into his own personal dance studio. With more from Meath's...

Duration:01:01:54

Windy City Irish Radio - November 28, 2018

11/28/2018
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After a whole lot of turkey and stuffing, the lads re-group to kick off the Christmas season this week on Windy City Irish Radio and boy, what a kick off! Tim and Mike are joined by Chicago treasure, Paddy Homan, and his brand new release "Christmas Time in Ireland" featuring fine musicianship from The Noble Call with Mick Broderick, Dave Curley, Laurence Nugent, Brendan Bulgar and, of course, Paddy himself. The new album is the perfect companion piece to Paddy and the band's string of...

Duration:01:01:21

Windy City Irish Radio - November 21, 2018

11/21/2018
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There's plenty to be thankful for this year and Windy City Irish Radio celebrates a cornucopia of music to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday as well as a time-honored Windy City Irish Radio story of how the Irish saved Thanksgiving! Music from Bing Crosby, The Commitments, Danny Doyle, John Fogerty, "The Big Mouth" Rosemary Clooney, The Irish Rovers, Patrick Sullivan, Paul Brady, Danial O'Donnell, Johnny Cash and his little sister, Joanne Cash, Magpie, Celtic Spirits and some great...

Duration:01:03:42