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Jan 19, 2023

Come away human child to the faery world on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #590.

Jen Midkiff, Seán Heely, Shelli Le Fay, The Crossjacks, Lauren Oxford, Poitín, Wolf Loescher & Mark Kenneth, Jesse Ferguson, Eliza Carthy and The Restitution, St. Stephen's Green, Brad Tuck, The Celtic Kitchen Party, La Unica, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Patsy O'Brien


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0:02 - Intro: Kris Colt

0:11 - Jen Midkiff "Garryowen" from Collage

3:04 - WELCOME

5:05 - Seán Heely "The Dram Circle / Colonel Crawford's / Aunt Susan's Favourite (Bob McQuillen's)" from Edge of the Bow

8:52 - Shelli Le Fay "The Stolen Child" from Feral Heart

13:03 - The Crossjacks "Irish Washerwoman / Swallowtail Jig / Calliope House (Medley)" from The Crossjacks

16:49 - Lauren Oxford "What Rings True" from Lauren Oxford

21:56 - FEEDBACK

25:24 - Poitín "Blackleg Miner" from One For The Road

27:27 - Wolf Loescher & Mark Kenneth "Glenlogie" from Loescher+Kenneth

31:57 - Jesse Ferguson "Will Ye Not Come Back Again?" from The Bard of Cornwall

35:31 - Eliza Carthy and The Restitution "Good Morning Mr Walker" from Queen of the Whirl

39:31 - St. Stephen's Green "Soon May the Wellerman Come" from Shadows of Green

43:26 - THANKS

45:07 - Brad Tuck "Anchor Down (feat. Chris Andrews)" from The Rocky Isle

48:18 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Sean Ryan's Polka / Irish Rover" from Last Call

53:29 - La Unica "Aun" from Jigs Reels and Rancheras

58:33 - Tan and Sober Gentlemen "Kelly Sullivan" from Regressive Folk Music

1:01:25 - CLOSING

1:03:18 - Patsy O'Brien "Where The Sunflowers Grow" from Onward

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