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Jun 17, 2021

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Tartanic, Anna Bosnick, Willowgreen, Elizabeth Sutherland, Altan, The Gothard Sisters, Steve Gibb, John Mcgaha, Aerialists, Amelia Hogan, Tallymoore, Turf Fire Liars, The Badpiper, Brad Tuck, Jiggy, Brad Reid

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0:03 - Tartanic "The Clumsy A-Hole!" from Uncivilized

4:06 - WELCOME

4:58 - Anna Bosnick "Eddy & Back / Where's Your Flipping Fiddle / Millenium Bridge" from The Ring

10:49 - Willowgreen "Life Is Too Short / Jig-a-Roo" from Inland Sea

13:37 - Elizabeth Sutherland "Elsa's Dance (The Fairy Garden)" from Forest Dreams

16:01 - Altan "Bacach Shíl Andaí" from The Gap of Dreams
Pronunciation: Bacach Shíl Andaí - Buck-Uck Sheel Andy

20:20 - FEEDBACK

23:50 - The Gothard Sisters "Dragonfly" from Dragonfly

27:04 - Steve Gibb "River Falls" from The Boatman

30:27 - John Mcgaha "Spancil Hill" from Origins

34:37 - Aerialists "Jigs" from Dear Sienna

38:49 - Amelia Hogan "Hush, Hush" from Dispossessed

43:31 - Tallymoore "I'm a Tommy Makem Man" from Drive

47:36 - THANKS

49:05 - Turf Fire Liars "Waltz Back to Me" from Long Memories Short Fuses

53:25 - The Badpiper "Shameless O'Toole" from Tradical

55:45 - Brad Tuck "Clasped to the Pig" from The Rocky Isle

59:14 - Jiggy "Sadhbh" from Hypernova
Pronunciation: Sadhbh - Sigh-uvv

1:02:43 - CLOSING

1:04:01 - Brad Reid "Fonn Air Mo Mhàiri Laghaich" from New Scotland
Pronunciation: Fonn Air Mo Mhàiri Laghaich - Phone Air Moh Var-ree Lack-ig

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woodland folk emailed: "Being spooked by various attempts to "move on" caravans is part of life....Ur music is a freind to me, more than i think u realize, the last year was like sailing in a storm... Thank u"

and also: "Was wondering if any of ur artists would consider publishing any short reels,jigs or solo pieces( own versions )as music scores(abc other) how they may write a score in ur show notes or such,just extracts... Ok if not my friend, just putting it oit there #,-)"

Juliette Ling emailed: "Hi Mark! I've written before, but I wanted to send another email to thank you again for all of your work with this podcast - it has been a significant source of comfort for my family and me over the last year.

In addition to the common challenges of the pandemic, my husband and I welcomed a baby boy into our home in December of 2019, and so we've been quarantined in our home for over 15 months now. The music in your podcast, along with your humor, insights, and positive energy have been such a bright light for us. Suffice it to say, there are many days when we are encouraged by your art - we've even begun a tradition of listening to your Don't Go Drinking with Hobbits album during the mornings of our annual Eat Like a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings marathon day!

And finally, some of your recent episodes have introduced us to the phenomenal work of Brad Tuck; his songs have become some of my son's favorites and are now often playing on repeat. I cannot thank you enough for giving us an opportunity to take a break from The Wheels on the Bus and Baby Shark!

Thank you again for all that you do! I've been a long time listener and look forward to enjoying your work for years to come! Warmly,"