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Oct 6, 2022

Jigs & Reels, the Celtic instrumental music of Ireland is on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Lúnasa, Ogham, Mary - Grace Autumn Lee, The Lilies of the Midwest, Willos' & Massimo Giuntini, Bella Issakova & Randy Clepper, The Chieftains, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Anne Roos, David Blonski, Barrenhart, Téada, Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia, Banshee in the Kitchen, Wakefire, Telenn Tri


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0:02 - Intro: Wakefire

0:11 - Lúnasa "Sinead Maire's" from Cas

5:14 - WELCOME

6:34 - Ogham "Johnny Mickey's / Where is the Cat" from The Gold Ring

9:17 - Mary - Grace Autumn Lee "Erin Quinn’s: Tyrell’s Pass/The Coolinarne Jig/The Thatcher (Jigs)" from Eyre

12:43 - The Lilies of the Midwest "That's Right Too  -  The Turnpike  -  Shakin' Down the Acorns" from Flora

16:52 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "The Belfort Set" from From Now On

21:37 - FEEDBACK

26:55 - Bella Issakova & Randy Clepper "Blackbird / Jack Rowe / Eanach Mhic Coilin / Carthy’s Reel" from Pre - Release

32:36 - The Chieftains "Humours of Carolan" from Bear's Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt  -  Live In San Francisco 1976

41:27 - Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira "Cumberland Gap" from All It Brings

45:42 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "Lovely is the Dark Blue Sky" from A Winter's Dance

48:39 - Barrenhart "Hector The Hero" from Celtic Grass

53:23 - THANKS

55:15 - Téada "Jigs  -  The Cauliflower / Tom Busby’s / A Tribute to Jim" from Coiscéim Coiligh / As the Days Brighten

58:36 - Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia "Bung Knee Jigs" from North of the Wall

1:01:50 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Rouge Mouse" from The Last Pint  -  Not

1:04:58 - Wakefire “Catharsis” from Meaning of Life

1:08:34 - CLOSING

1:09:27 - Telenn Tri "The Rock on the Clyde / Monaghan's" from Macquarie Street

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