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Oct 3, 2019

Amazing Celtic women are on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Beth Patterson, Cady Finlayson, Catherine Koehler, Na Skylark, Judith Weikle, Anne Roos, Gwendolyn Snowdon, Kathy Barwick, Fionnuala Sherry, Merry Wives of Windsor, Christine Weir, Joni Minstrel, Mary Knickle, Cynthia Bennett, Jacie McConnell, Laura McGhee, Chrissy Crowley, Bernadette Morris

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0:05 - "Heather on the Moor" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

4:23 - "When the Battle Is Over" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

6:30 - "Briar and Rose" by Catherine Koehler from upcoming album

9:37 - "The March Of The High King Of Laois-Osullivans March" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

13:50 - "Wine of the Gauls" by Judith Weikle from Pirates, Poets and Patriots

16:57 - “Manx Courting Song” by Anne Roos from Haste to the Wedding


24:17 - "Little Duke Arthur's Nurse" by Gwendolyn Snowdon from Three Strand Braid

28:17 - "Red Haired Boy" by Kathy Barwick from In My Life

30:38 - "An Cuilfhionn" by Fionnuala Sherry from Songs from Before

33:56 - "Lannigan's Ball" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

37:28 - "Horo Haradala" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

39:15 - "Black Is the Color" by Joni Minstrel from Joni Minstrel Kicks the King


44:39 - "Wild Irish Man" by Mary Knickle from Weave

48:24 - "Out with the Rubbish" by Cynthia Bennett from Cauldron of Life

52:04 - "My Piece of Gratitude Re-Mix" by Jacie McConnell from Mystical Moments A Sign Of Things To Come

56:01 - "Tell It Tae the Love" by Laura McGhee from Green Eyes

58:46 - "Trundle's" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun


1:04:25 - "Until We Meet Again" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

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Jacob Kenner emailed a photo: "Marc, I was listening to #427 while cleaning up the donkey pen when you asked us to share what we do while listening. I realized I almost always save the podcast for when I have a farm chore or a building project. I think it helps me relax and keep going.

This is Violet (left) and Franklin (right), rescued donkeys we have in north central Washington State in the Okanogan highlands. Thanks for letting me share Celtic music with my donkey friends."

Bryan MacAvoy emailed: "I was teleworking, recovering from ACL surgery, and listening to the pod (from 9/12), and practically dropped my laptop on the floor and re-injured myself jumping to see what that sound was: BassPipes, Orchestral Pipestep, that’s what. LOVE IT.

I quickly went over to Amazon music to find what they had there (a few more), and am listening. I would not have thought myself a fan of Celtic Trad/ Dubstep Fusion, but here we are!

Would love an episode dedicated to Gaelic Trad sounds in modern dance/ hip hop/ pop. I know that’s a tight niche, but if anyone is up to it, it’s you!"

Beth Hlabse emailed photos: “Hi, Marc,I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for another wonderful podcast (412). Thanks to you, I discovered Heather Dale and I was very happy to hear her once again on you ‘cast.

I’ve attached some photos of what I do while listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I’ve been cross-stitching since I was 12 (more years ago than I want to say) and I’ve found that listening to your podcast has kept me going on my more difficult projects. Keep up the good work and much joy, peace and happiness in your new home!"


Aaron Adair emailed: "Hi, Marc--I've been a LONG time listener and recent supporter through Patreon and have loved the music you've played over the years. It has made me yearn for my home country although until now I've never been. Thanks to you and your terrific podcast, I'm currently waiting to take off for Dublin, Adare, Galway, and points in between for my very first trip home. Listening to the Ramblin' Irishman episode is the perfect episode to prepare me for my adventure.

Thanks for all you do to encourage, educate, and support artists and listeners about the greatness of Celtic music. Blessings to you and your family. "

Robyn emailed: "Hi Marc, I, of course, love your podcast. Recently the love of my life, my husband, died. And I wanted to share with you how we listened to your podcast. I would come home from work and my dogs (3) and my husband would jump in the car and we'd go for a ride. It was a time with no phone, no distractions, just connecting with each other and see how each other's day went.

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