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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 - 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

Windy City Irish Radio - November 14, 2018

11/14/2018
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Starting off with the cool jazz swing of the Belfast Cowboy Van Morrison (Official), daughter Shana Morrison, and jazzman Joey DeFrancesco - Fan Page, Windy City Irish Radio gets off to a smooth and groovy start before rolling into some political commentary from Christy Moore and some Gallavantin' Reels from BackWest. There's music of the cold wind from Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald and some wayfaring tunes from Connla, The Fureys with "Davey Arthur (Official)", and Solas. Check out a...

Duration:01:03:10

Windy City Irish Radio - November 7, 2018

11/7/2018
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New music crosses the transom of the Windy City Irish Radio studios with recent releases by the young and talented Boxing Banjo, Barry Kinane, Steph Germania, Mike McGoldrick and Dezi Donnelly, Don Mescall featuring Dolly's younger sister, Stella Parton, The High Seas, The Friel Sisters, Bernadette McGabhann, Therese McInerney, Brian Donnellan, and Sharon Howley, Emerald Rose, plus music from Danu, Eimer Arkins and so much more! You can't fit much more into an hour!! Catch Windy City Irish...

Duration:01:01:39

Windy City Irish Radio - October 31, 2018 - Samhain Special

10/31/2018
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'Tis the season to be...SPOOKY! Tune in to Windy City Irish Radio's extended Spookapalooza and listen for creepy tales and songs of the Samhain season. There's ghosts and banshees and the dreaded soul-sucking Sluagh. And bloody death dances and headstones and graveyards aplenty. Join us as we converse with the spirit world on their big night out. Listen for music from Daoirí Farrell, Dylan Walshe, Doolin’, LAU, The Prodigals, Dolores O' Riordan, and Dougie MacLean. And more from House of...

Duration:01:34:10

Windy City Irish Radio - October 24, 2018

10/24/2018
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This week on Windy City Irish Radio, Mike and Tim spin some old Irish classics alongside some new that are sure to be. Tune in for some rich golden oldies from classic Irish rock folders Stocktons Wing, Dubliner Ronnie Drew, rebel-rousers Wolfe Tones Official Fan Page, Dublin rockers Bagatelle, the lovely iBAM Award-Winner Maura O'Connell, and The Chieftains with

Duration:00:59:26

Windy City Irish Radio - October 17, 2018

10/17/2018
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Tune in to Windy City Irish Radio to hear a tune off of the new album The Blue Room from the Martin Hayes Quartet prior to their concert this weekend. Tickets are still available! Tim and Mike also spin some new tracks from Ballina's Billow Wood, Wicklow family band The Maguires, Tyrone's The Logues, D.C. folk rockers Pigeon Kings and Philly's House of Hamill. There's also some old favorites from Gaelic Storm,

Duration:01:02:58

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 forget...

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 of...

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 is!...

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