Program 398: Traditional Irish Music; How to Be Irish; Exploring Belfast

Release Date: 03-14-2015


Give yourself an authentic Saint Patrick's Day as friends from Ireland demonstrate how traditional folk music continues to play an important role in their lives on a level that everyone can enjoy. Explore the sights of Ireland's second city, Belfast, and hear how Northern Ireland has outgrown its reputation for sectarian violence.  We'll also have pointers on what it really means to be Irish.


  • Cathie Ryan, singer based in County Louth, Ireland
  • Dara Herlihy, from the family-owned Dingle Music Shop
  • Barry Moloney, tour guide based in Kinsale, Ireland
  • Stephen McPhilemy, tour guide and innkeeper based in Dingle and Derry
  • Susie Millar, broadcaster and tour guide from Belfast, Northern Ireland

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