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Jan 30, 2020

Italy too has a vast Celtic heritage. We’re gonna explore a tiny sampling of music from Celtic Italy on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

FIMM, Franco Bordoni, Willos’, Deep Green Light, Poitin, Don Grieve, Francesca Romana Fabris, Mishaped Pearls, Seamus Kennedy, Oisin McAuley, Kyn, MaterDea, Connemara Stone Company, HEXPEROS, Doug Folkins

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0:04 - “November Reel - Wedding reel - Joe Tam's reel” by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti and Irish Celtic Music

7:32 - WELCOME

9:49 - “Saddle The Pony / When Sick Is The Tea You Want” by Franco Bordoni from Urgente
(Rome, Italy)

13:01 - “Factory Girl” by Willos’ from 4th
(Belfast - Ireland & Siena - Italy)

15:41 - “The Destitution” by Deep Green Light from L'uomo del caffè
(Cava de' Tirreni/Salerno - Italy)

20:29 - “The Jolly Beggarman” by Poitin czech from Simple Pleasures


25:13 - “Ye Jacobites By Name” by Don Grieve from A Drop o' the Best

28:52 - “Everlasting dream” by Francesca Romana Fabris from Close to You
(Rome - Italy)

33:14 - “Wind of the Air” by Mishaped Pearls from Le Puy en Velay

36:22 - “Farewell To Sicily” by Seamus Kennedy from Favorite Selections

39:44 - "Souvenir Of Venice (Hornpipe)/ Belle Of The Stage (Clog)" by Oisin McAuley from Far From the Hills of Donegal


45:28 - "Sang Til Jomfru Maria" by Kyn from Earendel
(Germany, Italy, Switzerland)

47:40 - "Lady of Inverness" by MaterDea from Satyricon
(Torino - Italy)

52:52 - "Boys from the Ruhr" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

56:36 - "Aine's Ballad" by HEXPEROS from Lost in the Great Sea
(Vasto, Chieti - Italy)

1:01:49 - CLOSING

1:03:21 - "Streets of Rome" by Doug Folkins from Another Last Call

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Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at

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