Episode 80: Joanie Madden Interview (Whistle)
The legend. 'We just kept climbing up that mountain.' The hardest working woman in folk music. Hearing Mary Bergin and the beginnings of a career in the entertainment business. New York, the drive to succeed and picking up the phone thirty times a day to get a gig. Balls, weddings, county dances, and the circuit. An American in Ireland. Tour(s), interrupted. 'It's a tough old racket.' Keeping going and being present for the opportunity.
And the tunes!
The Palm Tree (Billy McComiskey) and a tune from Brendan Mulvihill
The Cat's Meow
Cailín na Gruaige Doinne (The Girl with the Brown Hair)
A reel and
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