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Jan 9, 2020

Kiss me I'm Irish in 2020 with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe and listen!

Warbelow Range, Serious Kitchen, Poitin, The Gleasons, The Here & Now, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Kyle Gryphon, Catherine Koehler, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Clover's Revenge, Hugh Morrison, SeaStar, Hurricane Kevin

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0:04 - "Cottage in the Grove / The Curlew / Farewell to Ireland" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

4:37 - WELCOME

6:06 - "The Blacksmith" by Serious Kitchen from "Tig"

10:46 - "Last Beautiful Loneliness" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

15:22 - "Ireland In Your Eyes" by The Gleasons from Let It Go

18:20 - "The Peacock's Head" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair


26:14 - "Two Red Roses" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

31:30 - "Silver Thaw" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

34:16 - "Oft in the Stilly Night" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-a-Key

36:31 - "New Married Couple" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well


42:31 - "Hart of Ten" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore

45:55 - "The Merry Misadventures of Sister Mary Margaret" by Clover's Revenge from Truants and Absolution

49:52 - "Old Scotland" by Hugh Morrison from The Other Side

54:07 - "Giant" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

58:26 - CLOSING

59:59 - "Irish Kisses (Kiss Me, I'm Irish)" by Hurricane Kevin

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joylene emailed: "Knitting. I’m of Italian and Austrian background. I just like Celtic music. I started listening when you were Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I have a second cousin who plays bagpipes in a Celtic band in Pgh PA. He’s Italian and Polish and Armenian."

Joseph Rosenthal emailed a photo: "Working while organizing files. Just started listening recently and love hearing the stuff you put out for me to get through the day .Despite the red hair, I'm only 10 percent Irish, but my mother clings to that 10 percent and I can appreciate it on my own too. Keep it up!"

Tom Cochran emailed: "Hi Mark, Tom C from the highlands of western Colorado. Just recently found your podcast from a post on my Clan’s Facebook page. Have listened to several now and find the diversity of music refreshing and matching my own musical tastes which are eclectic. I enjoy everything from classical, to musical theatre, classic rock, folk, and of course Celtic music in its many forms. My wife and I along with son Brendan and friend Jonathan make up Oran Mor. We have been playing a lot these past few months locally and are planning our first recording in the coming year. As a long time theatre geek ( presently directing  Conor McPhearson’s Irish Drama “The Veil”) I am new to the music business.

So I would appreciate any advice. You can check out our web page at Favorite influences include, Dougie McIean, Runrig, Battlefield Band, Old Blind Dogs, Silly Wizard, Albannach, The Elders and the Chieftains. I am really liking the new groups your show is turning me onto; new fave Runa. I look forward to many hours of great music. Keep up the good work."

Junya emailed: "hi. im from Japan. im a very casual listener, and i dont have the habit of checking the song titles and artists names, so i have no knowledge, but have been listening to your podcast for, probably more than 10 years. i felt like listening to such music in Christmas time in December, over 10years ago, (im not Christian and l am japanese living in Japan, so i dont have a chance to experience the Westerners' christmas festivity, but i always long to join their Christmas mood) and tried searching, then your website was the top result. somehow irish and celtic music sounds very nice to me even though im not a fan of any ethnic type of music very much.

the song i liked from this Halloween podcast was The Rogue's Hellbound Sleigh, with the club music like beautiful and cool elements mixed in."