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Aug 18, 2022

Visit Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival this September on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Flynn Cohen, The Haar, Ogham, Socks in the Frying Pan, Derek Byrne, The Ugly Mugs, Thom Dunn, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Marc Gunn, Barrenhart, The Sternwheelers, Tuatha Dea, The Secret Commonwealth, Flatfoot 56, Kris Colt


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00:09 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "Pride of Roxbury / Paddy Joe Tighe's / The Road to Town" from Brightly or Darkly

03:44 - WELCOME

05:38 - Flynn Cohen "Hag's Purse / Bryan O'Lynn / Miss McDevitt's Jig" from Dead String Rhythm

10:27 - The Haar “Craigie Hills" from The Haar

16:37 - Ogham "Larry Redican's / The Oak Tree" from The Gold Ring

20:39 - Socks in the Frying Pan "The Rambling Comber" from Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space

24:43 - FEEDBACK

27:40 - Derek Byrne "Paddy Lay Back (feat. Paddygrass)" from The Unexpected Voyage

32:32 - The Ugly Mugs "Cherrydiddle / The Musical Priest / The Banshee" from Songs in the Key of Sea

34:33 - Thom Dunn "Muirsheen Durkin" from Forfocséic, Vol. 2: Whiskey & Work

38:09 - Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira "Powder Room Jigs" All It Brings

43:17 - THANKS

45:21 - Marc Gunn "Serenity Valley Waltz" from Selcouth

48:31 - Barrenhart "Fiddle & I" from Celticgrass

51:53 - The Sternwheelers "Vera Rose (Nobody Knows)" from Shuttered EP

55:15 - Tuatha Dea “How I Roll” from Irish Eyes

1:00:00 - The Secret Commonwealth "The Devil That You Know" from Lager & Blood

1:02:28 - Flatfoot 56 "I'll Fly Away" from Toil

1:05:05 - CLOSING

1:06:39 - Kris Colt "The Parting Glass" from Arms of a Stranger

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

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First, Lissa Schneckenburger introduced today’s show. And of course you can hear her Celtic Music Story on the last episode

I am happy to announce that we were nominated for best music podcast in the podcast awards.

September 10 - 11 is the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Hendersonville, TN. I’m performing there as a guest. But there are a lot of guests. In fact, I will share some of the music of these bands performing there later in the show.

If you want to come join me at the Games, you will find a special link in the shownotes where you can buy a ticket. And no matter what, if you visit me, come ask for a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast sticker.


Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week.

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