March 17, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're live from the Town Hall in New York City. With special guests, jazzman Bob Dorough, bluegrass specialist Jen Larson, and tenor Vern Sutton. Sitting in with the Shoe Band, we've got tubist Dave Bargeron and fiddler John Niemann. And in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, we'll expect everyone to sing along with some great traditional Irish songs (bring a hanky) and you'll hear the hilarious story of Danny, the tenor whose voice went flatter than week-old green beer. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the News from Lake Wobegon. It's all new this week on A Prairie Home Companion, live from West 43rd Street.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:40GK talks about the snow in New York, riding the subway, Bush leaving office in a year- what is he going to do? St. Patrick's Day
00:06:44"Sheebeg and Sheemore" - Pat Donohue
00:08:30F Train script
00:11:28"Lucky 13" - Shoe Band
00:14:22GK intros Jen Larson
00:15:33"I Heard the Bluebirds Sing" - GK, Jen Larson and band
00:19:00IM script
00:23:35GK introduces KT Sullivan
00:24:56"Dreaming" - KT Sullivan and Tedd Firth
00:28:45GK talks to KT
00:29:54"Come Back To Erin" / "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" / "Kathleen Mavourneen" - KT Sullivan
00:34:29Powdermilk Biscuit Break / "Sweet Georgia Brown"
Segment 2
00:37:12GK talks with Dave Bargeron
00:37:36Guy Noir script
00:54:47"Satan's Jewel Crown" - GK, Jen Larson, band
00:59:36Intermission/"It's A Sin To Tell A Lie"
Segment 3
01:07:49"Irish Blues" - Pat Donohue
01:11:00GK intros Bob Dorough
01:11:53"Ole Buttermilk Sky" - Bob Dorough and Shoe Band
01:14:04"Memphis in June" - Bob Dorough and Shoe Band
01:18:36Rhubarb script
01:25:20GK talks with KT Sullivan and Vern Sutton
01:26:23"All The Things You Are" - Vern Sutton and KT Sullivan with Tedd Firth
Segment 4
01:29:13News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:46:44"Baltimore Oriole" - Bob Dorough
01:51:24Talent Show Announcement
01:52:09Catchup script
01:56:00Credits into "While We're Young" - GK, Bob Dorough, KT Sullivan, band

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It's show time! Dave Bargeron joins the Shoe Band this week
Our fearless music director, Rich Dworsky Jen Larson with "I Heard the Bluebirds Sing"
KT Sullivan sings about "Dreaming" Vern Sutton as Danny O'Danny

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  • Dave Bargeron
  • Bob Dorough
  • Jen Larson
  • John Niemann
  • KT Sullivan
  • Vern Sutton
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  • Bob Dorough
  • KT Sullivan

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  • F Train script
  • IM script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Rhubarb script
  • Catchup script

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