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NEW POTATOES


  • Sunday 4-6pm
Genre: 
Celtic/Folk

 

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For two hours every Sunday afternoon you can hear celtic tunes and ballads. Rotating hosts George Fowler and Kathleen Rybarz each cook up a slightly different blend of acoustic music with a different twist here or there.  George focuses on traditional Irish music while Kathleen favors tunes that stretch across musical borders.  Each of them mix it up with ballads, jigs, strathspays and reels. Galacian, Acadian, Breton and Welsh musical flavors find their way into the pot.  We spice the show with some local weather and concert information for flavor.  Matt Murphy is occasionally called in to dig up some of those celtic new potatoes.  To reach us: write an email to newspuds@gmail.com.     click here to visit Kathleen's blog

If you like this show be sure to check out the following other folk shows on WERU: 

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

George FowlerGeorge studied classical violin as a youngster but started fiddling in the late 1970s, learning tunes from lobsterman & dance fiddler Albert Collins of South Blue Hill, Maine. In 1981 he became a founding member of Oakum Bay String Band. George has a strong interest in Irish traditional music, plays with the Maine trio Feckless. A happily retired pharmacist, he and wife Pat live in Brooklin, ME.

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 night shift. 

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