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Sep 14, 2023

I wouldn’t mind getting tangled on the moon listening to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #627.

The Bookends, Seán Heely, Jocelyn Pettit, Telenn Tri, Karan Casey, Joey Abarta, Boxing Robin, The Langer's Ball, Irishtown Road, Railcar Graffiti, The Fretless, Raúl Sanz, La Nef and Chor Leoni, Jen Midkiff, The Out of Kilters, Jesse Ferguson


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0:06 - The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra "The Old Grove" from A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

3:16 - WELCOME

5:48 - Seán Heely "Dr. Midnight, Death, and the 10th Life" from Dramagical

9:46 - Jocelyn Pettit "Never - Ending Road" from Wind Rose

15:12 - Telenn Tri "Sunday Birds" from Macquarie Street

19:27 - Karan Casey "When the Moon Gets Tangled" from Nine Apples of Gold

23:24 - FEEDBACK

27:29 - Joey Abarta "Johnny Allen's/The West Wind/The Boy in the Gap (Reels)" from King of the Blind

32:17 - Boxing Robin "One Autumn Morning" from The View From Here

36:01 - The Langer's Ball "Slides: Going to the Well for Water/The Lonesome Road to Dingle"

from Appetite for Tradition

38:54 - Irishtown Road "That's How It Starts" from On the One Road

41:13 - Railcar Graffiti "Frosty Morn" from Going Across The Sea

43:57 - THANKS

47:09 - The Fretless "Troubled Mind" from Open House

50:14 - Raúl Sanz "Tinta invisible / Sem / Fere" from La espiral del lobo

55:15 - La Nef and Chor Leoni "Shallow Brown" from Shanties! LIVE

58:10 - Jen Midkiff "Candle on the Water" from Collage

1:00:29 - The Out of Kilters "My Lovely Colleen Rua" from Hot Potatoes

1:03:07 - CLOSING

1:04:27 - Jesse Ferguson “High Germany” from The Bard of Cornwall

1:08:08 - CREDITS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to follow the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

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Francis Leach replied to the Celtic Music Magazine's feedback request: "Marc, Love your shows.  Thanks. I  Usually work around the house.  I especially like to listen while doing yard work." For St Patrick's Day?  "Hanging at two of our favorite Irish pubs, drinking Guinness and Jameson, and listening to some great Irish bands. We constantly have Celtic music on in our house and we are planning a trip to Ireland this summer.  Our trip three years ago got squashed due to the pandemic."

Travis Senzaki replied: "Hi Marc, thank you for continuing to put out this podcast year after year! This St. Patrick's Day, the podcast is really my only connection to Celtic culture, so I'll be spending the evening listening with my kids. Over the years of listening, I have moved from the US to rural Japan, where there is no other access to my Irish roots. I have to travel to even find Guinness on tap. But thanks to you, my kids have picked up on Celtic music (or "Daddy's car music", as they call it) and even recognize it when some of the common themes find their way into movie or game music. I hope to continue sharing this music and culture with them as they grow older, and your podcast remains my best resource to do so. Thank you!

Thanks again for all you do! I'm looking forward to listening to the St. Patrick's Day episode(s) over a glass, even if I have to pour it from a can. Slainte!"

Sarah Shorter replied: "Good morning Marc. We are enjoying some autumn sunshine down in new zealand. I'm listening with my son (18 months old) and he loves the show.

St Patrick's for us will be attending play centre (a parent run education centre) where we will be making shamrock fairy bread.( green sprinkles on buttered bread cut out with a cookie cutter) quite a conglomeration of celtic and new zealand cultures. We will also be bringing in a play list to share with the kids ( aged 0 to5 ) I'm just putting it together now starting from the best of 2022 and 2023 Playlist.. Kia Ora"