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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 - June 13, 2018

6/13/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio the lads preview the David Keenan show at The Elbo Room this Friday night. Tim and Mike also begin their preview of the Irish American Heritage Festival at the IAHC with tunes and songs from some of the headline performers at this year's festival including the one and only Liz Carroll, festival stalwarts Gaelic Storm, the pride of Offaly JigJam, Thunderhead faves Byrne and Kelly, Rory Makem and the The Mickey Finns. And we'd be remiss to forget the...

Duration:01:00:31

Windy City Irish Radio - June 6, 2018

6/6/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio Tim and Mike take a 60 minute musical journey across the green fields of Ireland with a Trip to Gort with Donal Lunny, Zoe Conway and Máirtín O'Connor to Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore with Lúnasa with Daoirí Farrell. Along for the ride are songs and tunes from Scotland's Heron Valley and Brave Giant, New York's Na Fianna and Dylan Foley and Chicago favorites Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill and The Chancey Brothers. Make sure you should listen for new tracks...

Duration:00:59:18

Windy City Irish Radio - May 30, 2018

5/30/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio, Tim and Mike close out the Merry Month of May with music from The Waterboys Mike Scott with Carlos Núñez, The Fretless, Christy Moore, and Toronto's THE MAHONES, Solas, Flook, and Rig the Jig. Also featuring songs and tunes from the fabulous String Sisters, John Prine with Fiona Whelan Prine, Dylan Walshe with former Pogue James Fearnley and Celtic Woman in preview of their Homecoming Tour visit to Rosemont on June 17th. What's not to like? Tune in...

Duration:01:02:11

Windy City Irish Radio - May 9, 2018

5/16/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio, Tim and Mike celebrate the Irish Fest at Chicago Gaelic Park and preview the Memorial Day festival's musical offerings with music from Canada's Ottawa Valley from The Fitzgeralds, from the Pacific Northwest The Gothard Sisters and Galway City's BackWest. Also featuring songs and tunes from Chicago's own Baal Tinne, Offaly's JigJam AND Mundy, Prince Edward Island's Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, Galway favorites We Banjo 3, legendary Scotsman Dougie...

Duration:00:58:50

Windy City Irish Radio - May 2, 2018

5/4/2018
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It's time to step it up in the Windy City Irish Radio studios as WGN Radio personality and good friend of the show, Brian Noonan, pays the guys a visit to discuss a myriad of topics. Whether it is their collective love of the Crescent City, reminiscing about this past weekend's Irish American Hall of Fame or tales from his life in radio, Brian fits in quite well and without even saying it convinces the lads that they should not quit their day jobs. Tune in for brand new music from mutual...

Duration:01:03:42

Windy City Irish Radio - April 25, 2018

4/25/2018
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This Saturday night The Irish American Hall of Fame hosts its 8th Annual Gala (TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT www.iahof.org!) at the at the Irish Irish American Heritage Center and on this week's show the lads dress to the nines to pay tribute to its esteemed inductees. The 2018 class includes Author and Historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Studs Lonigan author James T. Farrell, former Mundelein College President and women's rights champion, Sr. Ann Ida Gannon BVM, Philanthropist Charles "Chuck"...

Duration:01:05:09

Windy City Irish Radio - April 18, 2018

4/18/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio Tim and Mike run the gamut from The Saw Doctors to Virginia-based singer-songwriter Ben-David Warner to Wexford brothers duo Basciville to Solas' Dave Curley & Mick Broderick. There's a brand new track from the Bard of Windy City Irish Radio, Rory Makem, off of his new self-titled EP, and a track from The Chancey Brothers off of Touch of Blarney Entertainment Group's In Troubled Times. If that's not enough, there's more music from Dublin's Billy Treacy...

Duration:01:04:51

Windy City Irish Radio - April 11, 2018

4/12/2018
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April snow showers bring what? Join us on Windy City Irish Radio​ as the boys contemplate the Springsophrenic season and all of its merits with songs and tunes old and new from County Longford's Brave Giant​, Canada's The Fretless​ and Corner Boy​, Motor City Celt Rockers Bill Grogan's Goat​ and old favorites Scythian​ and Imelda May​. Tune in for music from Pigeon Kings, Chicago's Anish, Van Morrison and a tune that will get you galavantin' from Galway/Tyrone tradsters BackWest​ in...

Duration:01:00:43

Windy City Irish Radio - March 14, 2018

3/14/2018
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This is the week that we celebrate the life of one, Maewyn Succat, known more commonly as St. Patrick. As the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick's death has long been commemorated in the U.S. with green rivers, long parades, and habitually food-colored beer. Tonight on Windy City Irish Radio, the lads celebrate the man and his well-earned holiday with songs and stories of the traditions of the season. Tune in for music from Barleyjuice, Natalie MacMaster with Donnell Leahy, The Dubliners...

Duration:01:01:01

Windy City Irish Radio - March 7, 2018

3/7/2018
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As the St. Pat's Season moves along, the boys keep on keeping on and this week's show is no exception. This week on Windy City Irish Radio, Tim and Mike welcome High King Darren Holden to talk about all of the exciting goings on with The High Kings including their upcoming sold out show at City Winery Chicago on March 22nd and their soon-to-be-sold-out show at Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series in Batavia on Sunday March 24th. Get your tickets now! Join us for previews of upcoming concerts...

Duration:00:58:06

Windy City Irish Radio - February 21, 2018

2/21/2018
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'Tis a fine night of music on Windy City Irish Radio this week as the lads celebrate the riches of live music on its way to our fine city and new music from our pals in Tupelo off of their oh-so-soon-to-be-released new album The Heart's Bloodline. There's tracks from Lúnasa and Altan who will be performing over the next few weeks at The Old Town School of Folk Music and Glen Hansard who makes his Chicago return in March. Ready or not, St. Pat's Season is upon us! Also tune in for tracks...

Duration:01:07:42

Windy City Irish Radio - February 14, 2018

2/15/2018
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Cupid draws back his bow and let's his arrow go straight through the airwaves to your lover's heart tonight in the Windy City Irish Radio studios. Join your funny valentines, Mike Shevlin and Tim Taylor, the pedagogues of love, as they spread love and romance and chronicle how St. Valentine, himself, is a resident of the old sod. Fiddle master, Kevin Burke, appears on Windy City Irish Radio ahead of his upcoming show and fiddle workshop at the Irish American Heritage Center. Plus music...

Duration:01:10:40

Windy City Irish Radio - February 7, 2018

2/7/2018
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New Orleans has always held an appeal to the Irish due to its Catholic traditions and safe harbor for anti-British sentiments. An early wave of Irish immigrants, fleeing British persecution at the end of the 1700s, landed in New Orleans and became well woven into the economic and social fabric of the city. Irish pubs dot the Crescent City's French Quarter from the beatiful courtyards of Pat O'Brien's Bar or the divey feel of Fahy's or the Erin Rose. Ireland's influence is felt in...

Duration:01:00:46

Windy City Irish Radio - January 31, 2018

1/31/2018
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Come in from the cold and check out what the lads are up to this week! Tonight on Windy City Irish Radio Mike and Tim spin brand new tracks from Donegal gals Screaming Orphans, Pigeon Kings off their debut release, fiddle legend and new-found rocker Kevin Burke and the pride of Fermanagh Laurence Nugent. Listen for music from The High Kings, Paul Brady Music, and Dónal Clancy​. Tune in as the boys get set for a busy February as they preview Makem and Clancy in Concert, Kevin Burke in...

Duration:00:59:55

Windy City Irish Radio - January 10, 2018

1/10/2018
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It's a very special night in the Windy City Irish Radio studios tonight so be sure to tune in to WSBC 1240AM from 8PM to 9PM! As co-host Tim Taylor enjoys the last of his Hawaiian sunsets before returning home to chilly Chicago, Mike Shevlin welcomes his brother, Tim Shevlin, into the studio to reminisce about the Irish American Heritage Hour hosted by their father, Mike Shevlin Sr, so many years ago. Mike and Tim Shevlin co-hosted with their Dad on a number of occasions on WOPA/WPNA back...

Duration:01:01:33