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Join host Michael Perry as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.

Tent Show Radio is a weekly variety music series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Featuring author, humorist Michael Perry, and nationally and regionally renowned performers, Tent Show Radio is heard every week on listener-supported radio stations across the country, and the world on the Internet. Each week features a different live performance from Big Top Chautauqua’s summer season of concerts and musical productions. Tune into Tent Show Radio and bring Big Top Chautauqua into your home.

 

Sep 18, 2021

This week, Different Drums of Ireland joins us on Tent Show Radio. Different Drums brings the indigenous drums of Ireland, the Lambeg and the Bodhran together for the first time ever in celebratory performance. The music also features the Uilleann or elbow pipes,whistles, guitar, snares, long drum, 4 voices and is driven by the engine of the African djembe. Adding myriad percussion and other instruments to original and traditional songs makes a unique and exciting combination of traditions and sounds. A unique celebration of cultural diversity and linkages-- The band has played across the world, for everyone from US & Irish presidents to school children – The message is the same Celebrate that which makes us different and that which bonds us together, “…an amazing sensory experience, the vibrant drum playing is genuinely stunning but over the top we hear whistles and pipes playing flying melodies with gorgeous ballads and spoken word sections…” Woven wheat whisper.
 
*Originally aired Mar. 2021