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Art Works Podcast: Liz Carroll

March 15, 2012 By Josephine Reed Liz Carroll. Photo by Knuff Photography As we celebrate our 100th podcast—and St. Patrick’s Day!—today’s podcast features National Heritage Fellow Liz Carroll, who has long been recognized as one of the great Irish fiddle players. Born and raised in Chicago, Carroll participated in informal Irish musical gatherings, called sessions, […]

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Art Works Podcast: Roy and PJ Hirabayashi

August 25, 2011 By Josephine Reed PJ and Roy Hirabayashi in performance. Photo by Higashi Design This week’s podcast introduces us to two of the 2011 National Heritage Fellows: Roy and PJ Hirabayashi, the founders of San Jose Taiko. The couple combines the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with musical and cultural influences from around […]

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Art Works Podcast: Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor

June 23, 2011 Washington, DC By Josephine Reed Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor at a rehearsal for the 2010 National Heritage Concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart This week’s podcast is a conversation with 2010 National Heritage fellow, fiddler Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor. Jim is one of the great Texas fiddlers. What puts the “Texas” in […]

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