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Jul 20, 2023

Summer fun is at an all-time high with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #615.

The Rogues, Moher, The High Kings, Paul Brock & Enda Scahill, Derina Harvey Band, Hanneke Cassel, Ed Yother, Cantrip, The Tannahill Weavers, TomLori, Jesse Ferguson, Corey Purcell, The Ennis Sisters, Boxing Robin, Brad Tuck


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This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2023 episode.  Vote Now!

Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile your votes to update a playlist on Spotify and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Follow us on Facebook to find out who is added each week.

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0:02 - Intro: Achill Island Distillery

0:10 - The Rogues "Groovy Scooby" from The Secret World of Celtic Rock and V.0

3:16 - WELCOME

6:00 - Moher "Cunningham's Waltzes (valses)  Leaving Brittany  -  Pernod Waltz" from Phoenix

10:15 - The High Kings "The Big Fella" from The Road Not Taken

13:18 - Paul Brock & Enda Scahill "The Liverpool / The Jolly Begger Man (Hornpipes)" from Humdinger

16:08 - Derina Harvey Band "Captain" from Waves of Home

20:22 - FEEDBACK

25:13 - Hanneke Cassel "The Green Lady / Olivia’s Jig" from Some Melodious Sonnet

30:09 - Ed Yother "Paddy West" from Ed Yother

34:38 - Cantrip "In a Most Unpleasant Way, Sir" from Undark

39:50 - The Tannahill Weavers "Jenny A' Things" from Òrach (The Golden Anniversary)

44:36 - TomLori "Shi Bheg an Shi Mhor" from Angus

47:48 - THANKS

49:22 - Jesse Ferguson "Arthur McBride" from The Butcher Boy

55:17 - Corey Purcell "Polkas (Gas Station Sushi/Whiskey and a Fiddle)" from Undaunted

58:29 - The Ennis Sisters "Daughters of Newfoundland" from Keeping Time

1:02:16 - Boxing Robin "Clare to Donegal Jigs" from The View From Here

1:05:40 - CLOSING

1:06:55 - Brad Tuck "Battle Harbour Bound" from Stages

1:11:02 - 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 subscribe to the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can take a screenshot of the podcast on your phone. You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Or how about a picture you took of a band that you saw.

How would you like to introduce an episode of the podcast? It’s super easy. Contact me for details.

Email me at celticpodcast@gmail, message me on Facebook, or contact me through Mastodon

Hannah Reifler emailed: "Working on emails while enjoying some delightful Celtic music!"

Susie Brown replied: "When listening to the podcast I'm usually trying to unwind after a labor intensive day of cleaning."

Sarah Fletcher replied: "Hi Marc, I am currently working while listening to the latest Celtic music podcast.  It helps me get through the day.  Thanks"

Daniel Faigin emailed: "Well, first, I'd like to encourage you to go back to putting the show number in the show title. It helps with how I organize things in iTunes.

What are you doing while listening? Generally, it is on in the background while I work, after I play off that day's playlist (not listened to in 3 years). If a song particularly captures my ear, I look up the artist and either purchase an album from them, or add it to my Amazon wish list. Found a number of great groups that way, through not only this podcast, but Mostly Folks and the Woodsongs podcast."

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PNiceberg emailed: "Hi Marc, Thanks for all your hard work and efforts. What are you doing while listening? Either working or out walking my dog and enjoying the fresh sounds of your show! I am listening to more Celtic music as well as trying my hand again at learning to play bagpipes!!!"

Patrick Rieger emailed a photo and wrote: "Hi Marc, I have been listening to your podcast for years, having learned about it back in 2006 when you mentioned it on the Renaissance Festival podcast.

Today I was listening to the Irish and Celtic Music podcast while airbrushing a small model of the starship Enterprise - D, and enjoying the early renaissance festival weather we were having here in Pittsburgh.

I help promote Irish and Celtic culture by being an admin on the Facebook page, Celtic Pittsburgh, created by my friend and Irish musician, Susan Borowski, to spread the word about any events regarding Irish and Celtic culture in western Pennsylvania. Before that, I made the Facebook event for the late Terry Griffith, for his monthly show at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub in Pittsburgh.

Thank you for the many years of music and I look forward to many more."