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  • Sunday 4-6pm

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Don't Forget - You can catch the past 2 weeks of this show on our on-demand streaming archive.    

Started in 1988 by George Fowler (who continued to host the program until summer 2017 when he retired from WERU and moved away!), New Potatoes is one of the original programs on the radio station.  He was soon joined on the program by co-host Kathleen Rybarz.

Kathleen lived the first half of her life in Ann Arbor Michigan.  She began volunteering for WERU in 1989 on New Potatoes just about a year after moving to Maine.   She lives in Lamoine, Maine now, working via the internet on the evening shift.

Kathleen has found a whole basket of New Potatoes. Kathleen Rybarz, Jeff Morgan, Brian Conklin-Powers, Matt Murphy and Maureen Foye will all take a turn at lining up some great celtic music for you.  

The show will continue to feature new and old music, traditional and advant guarde celtic inspired music.   Celtic music has influenced the world, the world has influenced Celtic music.   We still have the basic instrumentation of fiddles, guitar, flutes, whistles, pipes of all kinds and accordians joining in.   However you will find brass instruments, drums of all kinds and cello insisting on being in the mix.   You'll hear celtic rock inspired music from back in the 1970's influencing the music coming out today.     The shows will be a bit more varied, as each host has free choice in what they choose to present to you.  

Please feel free to give them feedback, the studio phone is 207-469-0500.   We welcome your feedback.   The show has a facebook page  or you can get to us through WERU's facebook page


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