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Sep 21, 2023

Dance a jig with the Foxhunter Jig on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #628.

Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Across The Pond, Cantrip, Ben Doran, Jiggy, Socks in the Frying Pan, La Nef and Chor Leoni, SeeD, Iain MacHarg, Meerrant, Slugger's Rule, Mary - Grace Autumn Lee, The Chivalrous Crickets, Old Blind Dogs, Telenn Tri


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0:02 - Intro: Dylan of Lynnvander Studios

0:18 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "Kitty Got a Clinking Coming From the Fair / Flowers of Red Mill / The Strawberry Blossom" from Brightly or Darkly

3:23 - WELCOME

4:42 - Across The Pond "Another Jig Will Do / Foxhunter's" from Little Beggarman

8:32 - Cantrip "October Song" from Undark

13:53 - Ben Doran "A Stroll, Imagined" from Ceol an Chroi II

17:06 - Jiggy "Willie Taylor" from Single

20:49 - FEEDBACK

27:13 - Socks in the Frying Pan "The Invasion: The Rusty Bike / McFadden's Handsome Daughter / By a While" from Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space

31:31 - La Nef and Chor Leoni "Go To Sea No More" from Shanties! LIVE

34:55 - SeeD "Kwikstaart" from FAE

38:33 - Iain MacHarg "I Hae A Wife O My Ain" from Ceòl Na Beinne    Music of the Mountain

43:11 - Meerrant "Valse Désoubliée" from Fells

47:55 - THANKS

50:00 - Slugger's Rule 'Roddy McCorley" from Greatest Hits: Volume II

52:46 - Mary - Grace Autumn Lee "Color's/Dance" from Eyre

55:35 - The Chivalrous Crickets "Sassafras Bay" from Pavorreal Sessions

1:00:16 - Old Blind Dogs "Wild Mountainside" from Knucklehead Circus

1:04:51 - CLOSING

1:05:54 - Telenn Tri "Waiting for Maeve" from Macquarie Street

1:10:36 - CREDITS

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Michael Myers emailed to let me know he pre - ordered my eBook, "Celtic Musicians Guide to Digital Music: "Marc, Thanks, I preordered.  I also linked to the free copy…Amazon review will happen after I read through the book. I’ll definitely share this link with my Irish players in the PacNW."

Michael Logan emailed a while back for his band River Driver: "Hey there friend,

I just found your podcast and binged four episodes yesterday while building a chicken coop for the chicks that my wife randomly came home with.

Anyway, I play in a new band called River Driver - and we would love to send you our debut EP that just came out last week. It's headed to streaming platforms but I can share audio files with you for you to use if you choose. Cheers!"

Bob Nicholson emailed a photo: "A couple of weeks ago I was doing an early morning walk on Inis Mor while listening to the podcast.

Alas, now back to reality in Huntsville, Alabama."

Sarah Minick emailed: "Hi Marc. I live in southwest Virginia and take a daily hour hike in the mountains. We have lots of black bears here and so far no bad encounters. I actually love the bears, but I always want to be sure I don't startle one. So I walk with your podcast singing out loud.

What could be better than a celtic music hike with my beloved little dog, sunshine, blue skies, mountains, and wildlife...including bears?

Love the podcast. Keep up the great work! Many thanks,"

woodland folk emailed a couple photos and this sound of a fox: "This world is a gift my friend...."

Shel O'Toole emailed: "Hi Marc,

I spent 5 months wandering around Ireland back in 1998.

I loved Glendalough in County Wicklow.  It’s so picturesque and there is some great walking in the area.

I also enjoyed walking around Tralee toward Dingle.  I didn’t get to Dingle but rambled across low hills through sheep filled paddocks.

I did get to Mayo and of course visited Matt Molloy’s pub in Westport where I was mistaken for Dolores Keane.   That was such a hoot and the look on the faces of the two men who were trying to determine if I was indeed “herself” when I said g’day in my broadest Aussie accent was priceless.

One of the guys I went to Irish World Music School with had a salmon farm near Westport.  That was 25 years ago so who knows if he’s still there.  He was a flautist so if you’re at a session you may run into him.

Malin Head was a gorgeous place to visit, especially Raised Beach where you can scoop up semi - precious stones that have been worn smooth by being tumbled in the waves for years.

The only place I visited in Ireland I did not fall in love with was Derry.

I look forward to your stories from your immersion in Mayo.