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 - August 9, 2017
As part of the famed Wrecking Crew, he played on recordings for The Monkees, Dean Martin, Merle Haggard and Elvis Presley. He was the guitar man on Frank Sinatra's Strangers in the Night and the The Irish Rovers Unicorn Song. He acted alongside John Wayne in his Oscar-winning role in True Grit. For a time, he was a freaking Beach Boy! As host of his own prime time television show, Glen Campbell worked with writers, Steve Martin and Rob Reiner, and with hits like Wichita Lineman, Gentle on my Mind and Galveston, Campbell was one of the biggest stars of the 1970s. Tonight on Windy City Irish Radio, Tim and Mike pay tribute the late great Rhinestone Cowboy with covers of his Jimmy Webb-penned classics from Dublin rockers Villagers and Little Green Cars, a John Hartfield tune made famous by Glen from Luka Bloom, and music from Glen himself covering U2. If that is not enough, tune in for a special preview of the Milwaukee Irish Fest with lots of music from the likes of Tyrone/Armagh band Cúig, We Banjo 3, The Elders, Offaly/Tipperary's JigJam, and, in their fest (and WCIR) debut, Longford's Brave Giant. There are also tracks off of the NUMBER 1 RECORD ON THE WORLD MUSIC CHART FROM Gaelic Storm and from Limerick's Hermitage Green in Concert performing in Milwaukee and also at Chicago locales near and dear to your heart. WIndy City Irish Radio airs every Wednesday from 8PM - 9PM on WSBC 1240 AM and you can catch the podcast 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