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GUEST,Ron Olesko Joe Heaney (32) Joe Heaney on WFDU-FM 24 Jan 01

This coming Sunday 1/28 at 9 am Eastern Time I will be hosting a program on the music of Joe Heaney on WFDU-FM's THE SUNDAY SESSION. If you are in the New York City area you can hear it live over 89.1 or listen in via the internet at . THE SUNDAY SESSION airs every Sunday morning from 9 to 10am Eastern Time.

Joe Heaney, who passed away in 1984, is recognized as one of Ireland's greatest sean-nós singers. We will feature recordings of Joe, in particular from the recently released "The Road From Connemara" (Cló lar-Chonnacta).

My guests will include Peggy Seeger, who along with Ewan MacColl recorded Joe in 1964 and were recently released on CD as "The Road From Connemara" (Cló lar-Chonnacta). We will also hear from Shanachie recording artist Cathie Ryan, who learned numerous songs as well as sean-nós from Joe. Other guests include Irish Voice columnist Don Meade; Josh Dunson, who managed Joe in addition to writing a two-part article about him for Sing Out! in the early 70's; Prof. Sean Williams, currently a professor of Ethnomusicology at Evergreen State College and a former student of Joe's; as well as Jill Linzee, Director of Public Programs for Northwest Folklife.

The program is part documentary, part discussion, part music - and all about an important figure in the history of Irish music. I hope you can join us for this special hour of music.

We will also have a special webpage on Joe Heaney - go to and click on "Sunday Session" for details. This page should be up by Sunday morning.


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