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Mar 1, 2018

St Patrick's Day is on the way with show #348. Enjoy Irish & Celtic music from Ciana, Arise & Go, Christine Primrose, Old Blind Dogs, Kellswater Bridge, String Theory, The Changing Room, The Jacobites By Name, Cormac Gannon, Garry O Meara, Runa, Emish, David Curley & Mick Broderick, Sons of Malarkey, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Ugly Mugs.

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0:04 "The Mill House / Mason's Apron" by Ciana from Ciana

4:28 "Kitty Lies Over, My Former Wife, Winnie Hayes" by Arise & Go from Arise & Go EP

8:12 "An Gille Dubh Cha Treig Mi (The Black-Haired Lad I'll Not Forsake) [Bonus Track]" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

12:01 "Died and Gone" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

17:55 "Kellswater" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes


25:11 "Casadh An Tsugain" by String Theory from String Theory

27:17 "It's All Downhill from Here" by The Changing Room from Picking Up the Pieces

30:27 "Highland Munster Roll" by The Jacobites By Name from The Jacobites By Name

31:49 "Up Mayo" by Cormac Gannon from Different

34:41 "Princess Brenda" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time


41:17 "Mae Colven" by Runa from Live

36:03 "Make It Through" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

51:03 "Could You Be the One" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

53:41 "Killarney Boys of Pleasure" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

56:01 "Erin Go Bragh" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from Century

1:02:13 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Jiffy emailed a picture: "Hi Marc! I listen to current and past episodes while making art in my little studio space. Most of the things I’m painting and drawing this month will be Christmas gifts (photo below shows some work in progress). The music you play always inspires, and I’ve discovered new favorites thanks to you. I’ve even rediscovered artists I lost track of over the years. Keep up the good work! Thank you, slainté!"

Gerry Corr emailed: "I am originally from Belfast and was a Step dancer in my early youth and stopped as I did not want to wear a kilt walking down Falls Road; I went on to become an accomplished athlete in multiple sports, primarily Hurling. Actually went to school with Seamus Kennedy who you have featured on some shows.

In 1980 I moved to US and I now live in Somersworth NH, next to Dover for past  25+ years. Dover is where Tommy Makem made his home and whose family are friends of ours– people from the textile mills in Armagh were some of the founders of the City. It was here where I came back to the music and started dancing again at age of 50 and picked up a mandolin that I love to play, albeit not great, but have fun

One of my daughters is married and lives in Dartmouth Nova Scotia and I fell in love with the NS Scottish/Irish music and song during my visits, she is an accomplished artist and did artwork for an album I made with a group called An Banna Ceoil several years ago; we don’t play out anymore but are still playing “house” music
Came across your podcast through iTunes a couple of months ago and will now be a regular; love the live sessions from the pubs

Keep the music alive Marc, it keeps  us young in mind and heart. BTW I was able to download the Free Music – very easy process – just have to get them onto my phone in iTunes to carry them with me – if you have any advice on this would love to hear it."
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