Tyler Alderson

Hailing from the wilds of Harvard, Massachusetts, Tyler grew up listening to WCRB and galloping around the room to the William Tell Overture. His first foray into radio came at Carnegie Mellon University as a DJ and play-by-play sportscaster for the Carnegie Mellon Tartans (a team as formidable as their namesake fabric pattern). He ended up falling in love with the medium, and incorporated a radio documentary into his master's dissertation on traditional singing in Ireland. When not behind the microphone he can be found happily picking away on the banjo, to the chagrin of all within earshot.

Ballycarbery Castle in County Kerry
Tyler Alderson

Put down your green beer (blech!) and take off the leprechaun hat. Truth is, they’re about as Irish as “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” (written by three Americans) and “Danny Boy” (lyrics by an Englishman).  In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, why not listen to some Irish music written by actual Irish composers?