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Mar 17, 2023

Happy St Patrick’s Day with a second celebration episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #598.

McKasson & McDonald, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Bill Mullen, Tartanic, Marc Gunn, Lissa Schneckenburger, Brad Tuck, Logical Fleadh, Thom Dunn, Andrew Finn Magill, Amelia Hogan, Hugh Morrison, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Lume de Biqueira, Niamh Parsons, Kilrush, Mad Maudlin, Patsy O'Brien, Alli Johnson, Boxing Robin, Karan Casey


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0:02 - Intro: Jason Nevins Family

0:21 - McKasson & McDonald "The Cheese Closet Set" from Harbour

4:55 - WELCOME

6:11 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "The Morning Thrush / Spike Island Lasses" from Brightly or Darkly

10:12 - Bill Mullen "Whisky in the Jar" from The Beginning

13:57 - Tartanic "Brick O' Bracken" from Uncharted

15:30 - Marc Gunn "Drunken Sailor" from St Patrick's Day

19:04 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Step Aside/ Move On Over/ Patriarchy Is Dead" from Falling Forward

22:59 - Brad Tuck "The Creggan White Hare" from The Rocky Isle

27:10 - FEEDBACK

32:46 - Logical Fleadh "Fermoy Lasses/Noisy Curlew/Gravelwalk" from Logical Fleadh (17 - Track Album)

36:24 - Thom Dunn "Tell Me Ma" from Forfocs​é​ic, Vol. 3: Love & War

39:26 - Andrew Finn Magill "Tom of the Red Hills / Tom Ward's Downfall / The Western Lasses" from Roots

43:24 - Amelia Hogan "The Lark In The Clear Air" from Taking Flight

47:02 - Hugh Morrison "Aidan's/Ali MacGregor's Jig/ Made In Texas" from Under A Texas Skye

50:13 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Just for Tonight" from Last Call

53:29 - Lume de Biqueira "MAÑANA MÁS" from MAÑANA MÁS

57:11 - THANKS

1:00:25 - Niamh Parsons "The Rigs of Rye" from Heart's Desire

1:04:43 - Kilrush “Toss the Jam” from Kilrush

1:08:55 - Wolf & Clover "Shanagolden" from Wolf & Clover

1:13:36 - Patsy O'Brien "The Old Copperplate - The Exile Of Erin" from Onward

1:16:37 - Alli Johnson "Annabel Lee" from Into the Hollows

1:19:53 - Boxing Robin "Clare to Donegal Jigs" from The View From Here

1:23:16 - CLOSING

1:25:45 - Karan Casey "The Rocks of Bawn" from Nine Apples of Gold

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Cheryl Arvio replied: "Hmmm, well.... I work while listening to the podcast. I catalog books in an art museum library

For St. Patrick's Day my partner and I are doing our annual pub crawl, 4 Irish bars over the course of the afternoon with all the craic we can absorb

Music - wise, we went to a pub yesterday and listened to some traditional tunes, hopefully will hear more during the pub crawl Friday (sometimes the bars just have on NCAA games, sigh) as well as digging out a stack of CDs I haven't listened to in a while. There's some great music out there : - ) Happy High Holy Days to you,"

Jeffrey Shaw of The Muckers replied: "You know what I'm doing for St. Patrick's Day, baby! Keeping those drunks dancing with Celtic tunes : - D"

Von Rothenberger replied from Lucas, Kansas: "Going to the annual St. Paddy's Day Parade & Celebration in Lillis, Kansas (population: 40) and then eating corned beef & cabbage at the Second Street Cafe in Natoma, Kansas!"

Patrick Clark replied: Marc,I listen to the podcast during my commute or walk.  I'm taking St. Patrick's day off to go to Mass and cook Corned Beef (I know it's not Irish, but my inlaws love how I cook it)

I celebrate Celtic culture through music by listening to your podcast, the copperplate time podcast, as well as the Nuacht Mhall podcast and I'm studying Gaeilge through the Philo - Celtic society!  (philo - Go raibh maith agat!"

Ellen Ellis emailed: "Marc, I would love a St. Patrick’s Day show. I will be celebrating St Patrick’s day by playing all Irish music on my radio program called “The Green Willow Show” on WVUD 91.3 at  the University of Delaware, on Wednesday the 15th at 8PM eastern time. I can be streamed in realtime at

On The 17th I will probably drink a little Bushmills and watch The Banshees of Inisherin.

I listen to your show while in the car or doing stuff around the house. Thank You for the music you play for the world."

Ken B. emailed: "1.  I am doing work around the house while listening.  2. For St. Patrick's Day I am watching my grandkids.  Will celebrate with a Black & Tan after they are put to bed. 3. I celebrate Celtic culture by going out of my way to find artists of the culture and give them a special listen.  That is where your Podcast comes in handy. You do great work.  Keep it up."

Dennis McCarthy emailed: "Love the show.  Been listening for a few years. I most always listen while driving. I play the bagpipes so I am very busy during the month of March, especially on Saint Patrick’s Day.  The pipe and drum bands that I am in have been playing at many local festivals and private parties in the Saint Augustine area. Thank you very much"

Ellen Mandeville replied: I often do housework or go for a walk while listening. I plan to cook potato leek soup and drink Guinness on St. Patrick's day. We'll be listening to Celtic music while enjoying our St. Paddy's day meal.