The Radio Ballads

Series produced by Susan O'Leary

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The Stories Behind The Songs

The Radio Ballads are audio documentaries that explore the stories behind the songs, looking into the history and meaning of traditional music with the help of the people who are keeping the traditions alive today - musicians, scholars and punters alike. Find out more at

3 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Interview with Canadian singer-songwriter David Francey.

  • Added: Apr 26, 2011
  • Length: 08:30
Caption: The Morro Bay Session, Credit: Ren Nickson
A group of musicians in Morro Bay California have been getting together every week for over a decade to play traditional Irish music (short version).

  • Added: May 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: The Irish Session in Morro Bay, California
A group of non-professional musicians in California who have been getting together to play traditional Irish music every week for over a decade.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2010
  • Length: 16:51