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Aug 9, 2018

Head back to school with great Celtic music from Ed Miller, Na Rosai, The High Kings, Brobdingnagian Bards, Jamie Smith's MABON, Leaping Lulu, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Irish School of Music, Ciana, Syr, The Triskells, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, Gillian Boucher, Sliotar.

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0:03 "Listen Tae the Teacher" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

5:08 "Five Miles From Town/Pratt School Parking Lot" by Na Rosai from First Rain

9:03 "Schooldays Over" by The High Kings from Grace & Glory

12:11 "Eleanor Plunkett" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of the Muse

16:31 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown


22:59 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into the West

26:02 "Hart of Ten" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore

29:27 "Foggy Dew" by Irish School of Music from Winter Air

32:47 "An Dro in Em / Breton March / Bus Stop by Ciana from Loneliest Road


40:19 "I Drove My Father to Drink" by Syr from Home

43:19 "The Humours of Ballyhloglin / The Queen of the Rushes" by The Triskells from Irish Pub

46:55 "Open Listen Love Learn" by Derek Byrne and Paddygrass from Half and Half

52:06 "Summer School Waltz" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

55:58 "Tonight's the Night" by Sliotar from Voyage

1:01:40 "The Teacher's Rant" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

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Jeff wrote on YouTube: "Keep up the great work, Marc! I’ve been a fan of the podcast since my early childhood. I’m now 22 and your work has inspired a deep and abiding love for the Celtic side of my heritage. Nothing brings peace to my soul quite like tuning in to the beautiful music you bring to my ears."

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I've noticed that usually there's a theme to the podcast... Mother's Day, St Patricks, Summer Festival, etc. I was wondering if I could make a request for one week to be lullaby/nursery children's themed. I have a 2 week newborn and I'm seeking quality celtic music that would soothe him to sleep and music that would be fun children's songs to sing to him.

You've mentioned you love receiving photos so I thought a picture of him might help my cause! ??  His name is Shepherd Killian."