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Apr 22, 2021

Instrumental Celtic music to fight climate change and bring health and prosperity back to our planet.

Laughing Jack, Liesel Wilson, TEYR, Doolin', Eira, Aerialists, Nick Metcalf, Fir Arda, The Munster Men, Tiffany Schaefer, Band O'Brothers, Philleann, The Guinness Brothers, Drumspyder, Turf Fire Liars, Poor Man's Gambit

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0:04 - Laughing Jack "Barndance & Reel (Live)" from Live at the Indy Folk Series

4:11 - WELCOME

5:06 - Liesel Wilson "Trip to Pakistan / Scollay's" from The Path

8:16 - TEYR "Little Giants" from Estren

13:30 - Doolin' "Mary’s Jigs" from Doolin'

17:54 - Eira "Munlochy Bridge / Merry Maid's Wedding / The Swallow's Tail" from Eira

21:37 - FEEDBACK

25:18 - Aerialists "Dear Sienna" from Dear Sienna

29:21 - Nick Metcalf "At the Gates (feat. Zac Léger & Caitríona Lagan)" from Out of the Ashes

33:18 - Fir Arda "Carolan's Concerto" from Carolan's Receipt for Drinking

35:07 - The Munster Men "John's lane / In the hay / Redbreast's tweet" from Tasting The Waters

39:22 - Tiffany Schaefer "Road to Lisdoonvarna / Morrison's" from Tara's Halls

41:37 - THANKS

42:44 - Band O'Brothers "The Andrew T. Polka" from Band O'Brothers

45:03 - Philleann "Darkling Wood" from The Wandering Stream

47:58 - The Guinness Brothers "The Moving Cloud (Live)" from Live Craic

51:37 - Drumspyder "Our Ain Bonny Laddie" from Calls from the Wood

55:29 - Turf Fire Liars "Reel Set" from Long Memories Short Fuses

59:03 - CLOSING

1:00:07 - Poor Man's Gambit "The Sweetness of Mary" from Land of Sunshine

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Alexander Randall 5th emailed: "Dear Marc, I am loving #500. I've been with you since around 300 and I think you are doing a great job of introducing me to wonderful bands and songs.

More rollicking jigs and reels.

I work with words while I listen. So I love the instrumentals the most. Once upon a time you did an ALL INSTRUMENTAL show... Loved it.

Have you ever found David Clausen from a band called Celtic Stone. He is in Austin TX but does not respond to email."

Donna DeMilo emailed a photo: "Congratulations on your 500th Mark !!  I LOVE CLOVER'S REVENGE!! Slainte!!"

Sean Malloy emailed: "Hi Marc, Thank you so much for buying our Band O’Brothers album from Bandcamp! I’m so pleased to imagine you listening to some of our songs after we’ve spent so many glad hours listening to yours!! I’m working on putting the promised song stories together for you - I’ll send something your way within a couple days. Thanks again, and sláinte!!!! Sean"

Dillon Dise from Westfield, NY emailed a photo from 498: "I've been listening to the podcast for a couple years, but haven't yet emailed a picture of what I'm doing while listening, so here ya go.  I prune vineyards through the winter in the rain, sun, wind and snow.  This season I have already cut back over 6,000 individual vines.   As the Celtic Spring comes on strong the smell of life is in the air, the snow is melting and the ice breaking up.  At the top of the hill I look out onto Lake Erie, so the Sea Shanties episode was most appropriate in getting me excited to be back out on the water.  Thanks for all the great tunes!"