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May 18, 2023

Out of the Highlands to Glasgow we go with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Cantrip, Poitín, Wolf Loescher, Mark Kenneth, Mad Maudlin, Tullamore, Lauren Oxford, Seán Heely, Brobdingnagian Bards, Eireann's Call, Jesse Ferguson, Karen Matheson, The Tomfooligans, Chance the Arm, River Driver, Slugger's Rule


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0:02 - Intro: The Wizard and Willow

0:11 - Cantrip "Jigs" from Undark

5:54 - WELCOME

7:16 - Poitín "Mother And Child" from One For The Road

9:44 - Wolf Loescher & Mark Kenneth "Carrick - a - Rede" from Loescher+Kenneth

13:48 - Mad Maudlin "Think on Glasgow Set" from Empty Chairs

16:20 - Tullamore "Sweet Ellen Joyce" from Six Strings and Coffee Beans

19:38 – FEEDBACK

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22:37 - Lauren Oxford "Streetlight Birds" from Lauren Oxford

25:33 - Seán Heely "Pipe Tunes from the Highlands" from Edge of the Bow

31:49 - Brobdingnagian Bards "Ye Jacobites By Name" from Real Men Wear Kilts

35:16 - Eireann's Call "My Ain True Love" from Tús

38:27 - Jesse Ferguson "Willie o' the Glass Tongue" from The Bard of Cornwall

42:43 - THANKS

44:40 - Karen Matheson "Laurel to a Wreath" from Still Time

48:25 - The Tomfooligans "McGregor's Pipes"

52:59 - Chance the Arm "Jug of Punch" from All in Good Time

57:15 - River Driver "Goodbye Mick and Goodbye Pat" from Traces

1:00:39 - CLOSING

1:01:44 - Slugger's Rule "Newry Highwayman" from Greatest Hits: Volume II

1:05:13 - CREDITS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

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Jim Dwyer sent a couple St Patrick's Day pictures


Solange Benoit emailed photos: "Hi Marc! Kilrush was busy again over the weekend with 3 gigs and boy, they did not disappoint!  Here are some pictures: "


Scott F. sent St Patrick's Day pictures of Ockham's Razor: "Hey Marc, I got a few of Ockham’s Razor but I was too busy running sound to get too many more."

Raven Lunatric with Ancient Order of Hibernians sent a photo of them in the parade.

GERALD GUINN emailed photos: Hi Marc!  Hope your holiday was a joyous one as well!! I'm attaching a pic of the audience from our St. Patrick's show in Murfreesboro, TN, and one from the County Sumner Irish Festival that we played during this St. Patrick's season.

Funny songs? Well, from our "Lager & Blood" album, I think "Irish Rover", "The Johnny Jump Up", "The Devil that You Know", and of course, "The Old Dun Cow" are all potential candidates!"