Windy City Irish Radio
About This Show
Windy City Irish Radio, hosted by Tim Taylor and Mike Shevlin each Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm CST on WSBC 1240AM Chicago ties current events to Irish culture through music, books, theater and the arts.
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Windy City Irish Radio - December 7, 2016
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A Bishop, a money-lender and a car mechanic walk into a bar.......and so we wonder what sort of hilarity may ensue with the punch line to come. But tonight on Windy City Irish Radio, we are treated to just that scenario as Mike and Tim welcome esteemed Chicago actor, Peter Bradley Armacost, into the studio to discuss his many current rolls on stage and screen. Brad is awfully busy these days portraying characters in the ghostly realm and channeling the words of some of our greatest playwrights. As Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Drury Lane, Brad plays Dickens' curmudgeonly miser with aplomb, portraying his journey to redemption with the help of haunted visitors of his past, present, and future. Bah Humbug, indeed! In his role as Chicago's Bishop Egan in The Exorcist FOX each Friday night on our television, we learn very quickly that Satan takes no holiday! Finally, in his role as Jack in Conor McPherson's triumphant play, The Weir, Brad reprises the role that won him a Jeff Award in 2010. Irish Theatre of Chicago's presentation of The Weir opens on December 17 and runs into January. Attending this show is the ONLY way to hear the ending of the oh-so-spooky tale that Brad weaves on tonight's show. With music from Nanci Griffith, Séamus Begley / Oisín Mac Diarmada / Samantha Harvey, Roseanne Cash with Welshman Tom Jones and Catriona O'Leary, a new one from Offaly's JigJam, The High Kings, The Saw Doctors and Cathie Ryan, this show, like most of Brad's work, is a must listen! Join us and listen at www.windycityirishradio.com.
Rated 5 out of
This is probably one of the best Irish shows!
This show has some pretty awesome content. Many of the local Irish shows feature Irish music as traditional only. WCIR features Irish musicians from a variety of musical genres including Imelda May, Van Morrison, U2, Tupelo, We Banjo 3, and so much more. This is really a very entertaining and educational show.
Date published: 2014-07-25