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Jul 9, 2020

Everything’s alright with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Avourneen, Alexander James Adams, Kinnfolk, Kalos (McKasson & McDonald), Lissa Schneckenburger, We Banjo 3, Ciunas, Celtic Conundrum, The Irish Rovers, Battlelegs, Songs for Ceilidh, The Round Table, Hot Griselda, Seumas Gagne

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0:02 - "Sevens, Shirley's Reel" by Avourneen from Sparrow

3:35 - WELCOME

4:10 - "Ghillie Challum/Musical Priest/Butterfly Jig/Swallowtail Jig" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle
Pronunciation: gilly cowm

9:11 - "Right All Right" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk

11:58 - "Theme for Scotland" by Kalos from Harbour

14:53 - "The Drowsey Sleeper" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song


22:43 - "Ain't Nobody Else Like You" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

25:42 - "Air / Independence / Trim the Velvet" by Ciunas from High Time

30:33 - "Dublin Towne" by Celtic Conundrum from The Promise

35:59 - "First Love in Life" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, the Continuing Story


41:02 - "Spin A Song" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

42:42 - "The Gale" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

45:47 - "So Mote It Be" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

49:50 - "Royal Nord / Fahy's / Exmoor" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

54:17 - CLOSING

55:50 - "Tir Nan Og" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard

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Anthony Young emailed: "Marc, Thanks for the lovely e-mails. I’ve been listening to your podcast for a couple weeks now, and I’m loving it! Also, thanks for the mp3s, they downloaded perfectly!

I honestly don’t know that many Celtic music artists. That’s the main reason I subscribed to the podcast, to find more artists. I do enjoy Celtic music, but don’t know too much about it. From what I’ve heard so far, your podcasts are super informative, and I love getting to hear all this music! If I had to choose a Celtic artist, I’d probably say either Celtic Woman or Loreena McKennitt, though I’m not sure if the latter is technically considered Celtic. Either way, this podcast is a great way to expand my growing interest in the music of Ireland. Thank you for giving me this opportunity! Sláinte!"

David Strei emailed photos: "Marc, Been listening to your podcast since it started. Some of my favorite artists include the Gothard Sisters, Celtic Squall, the Rogues, and a lot of your music. Today I’m carving spoons while listening to your podcast. Attached is a picture of a spoon in progress and several that are complete."

Senachie Cummings emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, I am a patron and have been a devoted fan for many years.  Currently, I mostly listen to your podcast while I am doing cooking projects.  I usually prepare some food items to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but did not this year  due to the novel coronavirus, so here is a photo of the dessert that I served for St. Patrick’s Day in 2019.  It is supposed to look like pints of Guinness but is actually Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting.  I baked the cake directly in the pint glasses.  Thanks again for all your efforts.  Keep up the great work and stay safe!"