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Aug 4, 2022

Experience the magic of the Celts on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, featuring a Celtic music story from CaliCeltic.

The Ne'er Duwels, Banshee in the Kitchen, Andy Irvine, Nava, New Shilling, Across The Pond, Dan The Bard, La Nef and Chor Leoni, Kevin McKrell, Caliceltic, Stone Row, Kris Colt, Sons of Malarkey, Enda Reilly


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0:02 - Kris Colt Intro

0:10 - The Ne'er Duwels "Reels: Mary MacMahon's/Lady's Cup of Tea/Mother & Child" from The Ne'er Duwels

4:12 - WELCOME

5:19 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Blarney Tea" from Band O' Shees

9:34 - Andy Irvine "Mary And The Soldier" from Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

13:15 - Nava "Magic Box" from Tapestry

16:53 - New Shilling "Curlew/Ballad Of Ned Roach" from Irishtown Sessions

21:13 - FEEDBACK

24:56 - Across The Pond "Rights of Man / Fisher's" from Little Beggarman

30:00 - Dan The Bard "Magic Random Fountain" from Epic Lute

34:18 - La Nef and Chor Leoni "Lowlands Away" from Shanties! LIVE

38:17 - Kevin McKrell "A Boat Named Love and Happiness" from In Quarantine

40:32 - THANKS


49:25 - Caliceltic "The Fantastic Slapping Adventures of a Tuesday Night" from Some Kinda EP or Sumthin'

53:53 - If you want to hear more about CaliCeltic, visit their website at

54:00 - Stone Row "Magic in His Hands" from Alignment

57:32 - Kris Colt "Evangeline" from Arms of a Stranger

1:01:25 - Sons of Malarkey "Farewell to Nova Scotia" from Presenting Sons of Malarkey

1:04:28 - CLOSING

1:05:08 - Enda Reilly "The Foggy Dew" from Whisperings

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Daniel Faigin replied to our Celtic Music Magazine: "Marc, Well, I'm listening to the podcast as I'm working on a document, and I heard you ask if anyone has started a podcast. I have a new one  -  -  just started in the last few months  -  -  but it has nothing to do with Celtic Music. It deals with the history of California's highways; you can find it at . I've been careful to make sure any music I'm using is public domain (and I really only use it for opening and closing). For now, I've been using which allows you to search by license type. Hopefully, I'll get someone to write us a theme they will let us use. As you know, when starting out (and having no advertising), you have to watch your pennies."

Phyu LuLu emailed a photo a couple years ago: "Hello Mark! I’m having a perfect Tuesday morning all thanks to you! (It’s 10:30 here!)

I was just thinking how amazing you are to let us enjoy these beautiful tunes by creating this beautiful channel! I’m now studying for my upcoming job interview which will be in next 3 hours. Actually, I’m not sure if I want the job. I’m also happy with my current one. I’ve been facing so many dilemmas these days. Anyway, one thing I’m sure is that I‘m so deeply in love with celtic and irish music! I might share my poorly sung celtic songs with you some day! Yours is my favorite channel on apple podcast and the safe place whenever I got tired of those medical podcasts! ^_^

Grai chyeju kaba sai yaw!

Stay safe and all the best!


Phyu Phyu, From Kachin, Myanmar (the other side of the world)"

Cheryl Arvio emailed: "Mark, do you ever go to Milwaukee Irish Fest? My partner and I go every year, it's really a grand time! Four days of near - continuous music on something like a dozen stages. Everything from local traditional bands to nationally known Celtic rock acts like Scythian and the Elders. There's also a cultural village, set and ceili dance pavilion, theater, Irish language lessons, even currach boat races and Irish dogs.

I think it would be a great way for you to make contacts for getting new music, and maybe find a way to promote the podcast as well.

It's more of a trek for you than it is for us in Chicago, but it's such a major event, I feel someone like you, with your appreciation for the music and the culture, should experience it! - Irish - Fest