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Jul 21, 2022

Did you know you were Irish all along? Listen to more in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

La Nef and Chor Leoni, Mary - Grace Autumn Lee, Enda Reilly, Across The Pond, Socks in the Frying Pan, Niamh Dunne, Telenn Tri, Kevin McKrell, Willos' & Massimo Giuntini, Scythian, Low Lily, The Dreadnoughts, Brad Tuck, Jamison Celtic Rock


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0:09 - La Nef and Chor Leoni "Out On The Ocean" from Shanties! LIVE

3:40 - WELCOME

4:50 - Mary - Grace Autumn Lee "Return to Brooklyn: Muireann’s Jig/Trip to London (Jigs)" from Eyre

8:50 - Enda Reilly "All Along The Wild Atlantic Way" from Whisperings

12:30 - Across The Pond "Merry Blacksmith / Sally Gardens" from Little Beggarman

16:25 - Socks in the Frying Pan "The King's Shilling" from Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space

20:38 - FEEDBACK

24:51 - Niamh Dunne "Ballyneety's Walls" from Portraits

28:10 - Telenn Tri "Breton / Pedon war pont e naoned" from Macquarie Street

32:26 - Kevin McKrell "Dublin Town" from In Quarantine

36:22 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "Scatter the Mud" from From Now On

42:37 - THANKS

44:27 - Scythian "Dead Army" from American Shanty

49:19 - Low Lily "SOVAY" from 10,000 Days Like These

52:02 - The Dreadnoughts "Battleford 1885" from Roll and Go

54:10 - Brad Tuck "Irish All Along" from Stages

58:06 - CLOSING

59:51 - Jamison Celtic Rock "Through Hills for Water" from Hafaguone

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at


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Michael Finlay emailed a photo with a great story: "Hi Marc, so while I was listening to the podcast my kid ran inside telling me that our neighbor had come looking for help. She had found a kitten in the engine compartment of her truck. A tiny, terrified, little thing we figured was about 7 weeks old. The neighbor couldn't keep her (allergies), so we took her in. On the way to her doctor's appointment I played the show, hoping to calm her down. It did not work. Aside from a minor ear infection, and being a bit thin for her age, she was given a clean bill of health. I now have a new baby, little Minka. And thank the gods, she's finally putting on some weight. And I think she likes the show, since when I was cooking recently she tried to climb up my leg. But really that was either your playlist or the bacon. Any way, your work has been the soundtrack for the arrival of a new bundle of joy into my life. I will try to send a picture of sweet Minka."

Stephen Dunford emailed: “Happy July/ End of Pride Month. Hi Marc,  Thank you for a great show, Love the music and love the vibe. Listening to your podcast got me through the pandemic with a smile on my face. Ha

What am I doing today?  Well... I am listening to your podcast while working from home.

I started listening to your podcast while I was working in the office in a different career in fashion, as mentioned before your podcast helped me sort some things out about what I truly enjoy in music and life. Music gives life -  if you get my drift. Since then I switched careers in UX design which allows me to work remotely where I can listen to your music freely around the house wherever I want.

Anyhow, my hubby and I are going to Ireland, Scotland, and England for our delayed honeymoon at the end of August.  We are calling it "Discovering our roots". Since I am of English Irish descent and he is American of Scottish/ mixed descent. We can't wait.

Needless to say, I will be on the lookout for local music, but in the meantime, we will be listening to your podcast along the winding roads of our ancestors. Take care and thanks for your podcast.”

Woodland Folk emailed photos of Courting and TREES

And finally, here's a run I did while listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, on my way to Indianapolis.