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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 - October 3, 2018

10/4/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio, the evening begins with casual discourse on the changing of the seasons. Tim is a summer guy, you see. Boats, beaches, warm evenings, late sunsets, sunscreen and mosquito bites. Mike is a fan of autumn. Crisp and sunny fall afternoons, leaves falling from the trees, scarecrows, s'mores, football, and, well, gourds. Who doesn't like gourds? Tune in this week and listen for new music from Eleanor Shanley's new group Garadice Music and more from Dublin's...

Duration:01:02:07

Windy City Irish Radio - September 19, 2018

9/19/2018
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New music crosses the transom of the Windy City Irish Radio studios regularly and tonight we share some new music by new artists and new artists performing old standards. Songs about lost love and new found love plus a some old favorites with a new twist. Tonight catch music from Brendan Kelly out of Longfort, Ireland, country phenom, Jordan Mogey, County Down native, Brendan Monaghan, music from Dave Kenny, Dublin singer-songwriter, Keith O'Connell, some traditional favorites by Cleveland...

Duration:01:01:37

Windy City Irish Radio - September 12, 2018

9/12/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio, the boys are in a New York state of mind with the 17th anniversary of 9/11 and honor those that were lost with music from Big Apple stalwarts Black 47 and Eileen Ivers along with tracks from U2 and Vancouver's The Town Pants. There's also new music from Tipperary/Galway folksters Strings & Things, and the pride of Cleveland, Ohio Marys Lane. If that's not enough, Tim and Mike drop in a family duet from Aoife Scott with Frances Black and some favorites...

Duration:01:01:03

Windy City Irish Radio - September 5, 2018

9/5/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio, tune in for great music from Kilkenny/Roscommon sensation Seo Linn, Scotland's Skipinnish, Dublin folk-rocker Villagers, trad band One for the Foxes, piper Jarlath Henderson, Kilarney's Tim O'Shea, Dublin's I Draw Slow and all the way from Prince Edward Island, The East Pointers. There's also some favorites from The Saw Doctors, Mary Black with Imelda May and Ed Sheeran. Listen for a cool country collaboration between Altan and Vince Gill and don't...

Duration:01:04:06

Windy City Irish Radio - August 29, 2018

8/29/2018
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The lads dodge the raindrops to get to the Windy City Irish Radio this week and have some mighty fine rainy night music to show for it with songs and tunes from Pogues, Mundy, County Louth newcomers Kern, Limerick's The Outside Track, D.C.'s own Scythian, fab family band, The Byrne Brothers, and all the way from France Doolin’. Also tune in for more music from We Banjo 3 off of their chart-topping new album, Haven, a tune from Altan in advance of their FREE concert at the Irish American...

Duration:01:02:50

Windy City Irish Radio - August 22, 2018

8/23/2018
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Amidst the dog days of August, Mike and Tim heat things up just a tad more In the Windy City Irish Radio Studios with music from Scotland's Skerryvore, Talisk and Coig along with tunes and songs from The High Kings, Eimear Arkins, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, Altan, St. Stephen's Green, Heron Valley, Screaming Orphans and, in honor of the King of Rock and Roll's passing some 41 years ago, Elvis Presley. Grab a cold one, crank up the A/C and listen to this week's show at...

Duration:01:02:50

Windy City Irish Radio - August 15, 2018

8/15/2018
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The Irish American community lost three ambassador's of Irish music and dance over the past couple weeks with the passing of Dooley Brother's band member, Jimmy Dooley Jr., Irish fiddler, Tommy Peoples, and ceili and set dance instructor, Alan Beale. Mike Shevlin returns to the Windy City Irish Radio studios and, along with Tim, feature bands performing at the upcoming Milwaukee Irish Fest running from August 16th through August 19th featuring We Banjo 3, Jiggy, Seo Linn, The Green Fields...

Duration:00:59:41

Windy City Irish Radio - August 8, 2018

8/8/2018
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As Minnie Pearl would say "Hoooowwwwdy! I jus' proud to be here!" And so is Windy City Irish Radio! Over the years, American Country Music has had a tremendous influence on the world but especially in Ireland, where country music remains immensely popular. And it's easily argued that the very roots of American country music and dance began with the Irish and Scots as they emigrated to Appalachia. Join Tim and Mike as they celebrate an evening of country music -- Irish country music, that...

Duration:01:02:47

Windy City Irish Radio - August 1, 2018

8/1/2018
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It's back to the basics on Windy City Irish Radio this week as the boys spin the best in Irish and Celtic music. Tune in to hear Jarlath Henderson in preview of his performance at the Irish American Heritage Center on October 5th. Or listen for tracks from Irish supergroup, Uliad, Pearl River, NY's Girsa, Galway's HighTime, and Eamon O'Leary. There's also music from Réalta,Dylan Walshe, Declan O'Rourke, Dàimh and Robbie O'Connell. Check out Windy City Irish Radio each and every Wednesday...

Duration:01:00:03

Windy City Irish Radio - July 25, 2018

7/25/2018
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20 million online viewers cannot be wrong! Internet sensation The Byrne Brothers join us in the Windy City Irish Radio studios this week for their first U.S. radio appearance. They are performing this Friday night in a FREE concert at the Irish American Heritage Center. Since arriving in the States from their home in Donegal and after six months performing at Raglan Road Orlando in Disney Springs, the family has hit the road to travel the country with instruments in hand and we are very...

Duration:01:05:07

Windy City Irish Radio - July 18, 2018

7/18/2018
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The boys travel back in time this week by taking a tour of decades past in pop/rock music with a special edition of Cover Me, an hour of Irish artists and their takes on some of the greatest hits of the last 50 years. Tune in for fabulous cover versions of hits made famous by Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison (Official), The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Don Henley, u2, Thin Lizzy Official, The Cure, The Pogues, The Proclaimers, A-ha and yes, Britney Spears. Performers include The Man in Black,...

Duration:01:03:00

Windy City Irish Radio - July 11, 2018

7/11/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio, Mike and Tim celebrate another successful Irish American Heritage Festival and play lots of brand new music from some of the Emerald Isle's most exciting upcoming artists. Tune in for music from Dubliners Wild Youth, Jiggy, The Eskies and The Young Folk along with new tracks from Mayo's Billow Wood, Suffolk County New York's Bangers and Mash Kalamazoo, Michigan's The Founding and Chicago favorite Michael McDermott. Tune in to WSBC 1240AM at 8PM next...

Duration:01:01:44

Windy City Irish Radio - July 4, 2018

7/4/2018
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Happy Birthday U.S.A! Tonight on Windy City Irish Radio, it is a firecracker of a show as the boys celebrate Independence Day and preview this weekend's Irish American Heritage Festival. Tune in for music from the Red-Headed Cowboy himself Willie Nelson, The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem AND Rory Makem, Byrne and Kelly, JigJam, Tupelo, Chicago's own Jim Sullivan Music and String Sisters. Join Mike and Tim as they chat with Chicago Irish fiddle legend Liz Carroll before her appearance with...

Duration:01:02:12

Windy City Irish Radio - June 27, 2018

6/27/2018
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At long last, the lads welcome the legendary Dooley Brothers into the Windy City Irish Radio studio for stories and songs from their decades-long troubadour life in music. Tune in for live performances from both first and second generation Dooleys as we preview their 33rd annual performance at the Irish American Heritage Festival on Sunday July 8th. Along with a whole lot of Dooley, listen for the BRAND NEW SINGLE off of We Banjo 3's soon-to-be-released album, Haven, and songs from...

Duration:01:04:41

Windy City Irish Radio - June 20, 2018

6/21/2018
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The Irish American Heritage Festival is just two weeks away and on this week's show the lad's celebrate some of the fantastic musicians that will be gracing the stage from July 6th-8th at the Irish American Heritage Center. Tune in for music from local favorites Coyote Riot, Hoosier Staters Kennedy's Kitchen, We Banjo 3, Byrne and Kelly and The Mickey Finns, featuring members of Basket House Band who will be performing at the festival. Listen in as Tim and Mike take a stroll down some...

Duration:01:00:31

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:01:01:59

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 every...

Duration:01:02:11

Windy City Irish Radio - May 23, 2018

5/23/2018
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With Gaelic Park Irish Festival upon us, the lads are thrilled to welcome Galway City tradsters BackWest into the studio to play some music and sing some songs ahead of their gigs in Oak Forest this weekend. P.J., Maureen, Brendan and Peter rip up the Windy City Irish Radio studios and give you a taste of just what to expect this weekend at Gaelic Park. Tune in for Backwest and more from the festival including Rory Makem, Laurence Nugent, The Gothard Sisters, Pigeon Kings, Jimmy Keane and a...

Duration:01:02:13