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Jan 5, 2023

Happy New Year with new Celtic music for 2023 from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #588.

Kalos, Poitín, Wolf Loescher, Kinnfolk, The Kelly Girls, The Carroll Sisters, The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, The Gothard Sisters, Brynmor, Willowgreen, Mitchell and Vincent, Jesse Ferguson, The Bow Tides, Harmundi, Emma Langford, The Tannahill Weavers


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0:10 - Kalos "April & Joe's (Jeremiah McLane)/Brownington Ceilidh Club (Ryan McKasson)" from Headland. Check out the Kalos Kickstarter.

5:22 - WELCOME

6:36 - Poitín “One For The Road” from One For The Road

10:02 - Wolf Loescher "Johnny Gallacher" from Sheep's Clothing

12:30 - Kinnfolk "The Ballydesmond Polkas" from The Knotted Circle

16:32 - The Kelly Girls "Walk In The Irish Rain" from May You Always

19:08 - FEEDBACK

23:00 - The Carroll Sisters "Grandparents' Reels" from Daybreak

28:28 - The Máirtín de Cógáin Project "Holding an Eye" from From Cork with Love

32:48 - The Gothard Sisters "It Was Beautiful" from Mountain Rose

36:42 - Brynmor "Temprance Reel _ Billy in the Lowground" from The Great Hill

39:59 - Willowgreen "Under the Quarter Moon" from Inland Sea

43:41 - THANKS

46:39 - Mitchell and Vincent "Seven Stars, The Sloe" from The Preservation of Fire

49:46 - Jesse Ferguson “Kelly of Killane” from The Bard of Cornwall

52:45 - The Bow Tides "Dulcie's Delight" from Sailing On

56:39 - Harmundi "Acres Wild" from Um Orvalho Boreal

1:01:02 - Emma Langford "Mariana" from Sowing Acorns

1:05:11 - CLOSING

1:06:12 - The Tannahill Weavers "Fragment of a Scottish Ballad" from Òrach (The Golden Anniversary)

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My first knowing about Celtic music was when a highschool girlfriend and her mom took me to the Gasoline Alley pub here in town to listen to Linda Grubb's St Paddy's day show.

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