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Jan 18, 2024

New music and a new story from The Celtic Kitchen Party on Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #644.

Charlie Rutan, Sylvia Platypus, Moher, Piskey Led, Ryan Roubison, Railcar Graffiti, Wolf Loescher, Mark Kenneth, Chance the Arm, Tim Cummings, Pete Sutherland, Brad Kolodner, Jesse Ferguson, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Shades of Green, The Muckers, The High Kings,The Elders, Ewen McIntosh


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0:02 - Intro: Tyra Burton

0:10 - Charlie Rutan "Pass the Tankard Wench (feat. Sylvia Platypus)" from Urban Village Piping

2:19 - WELCOME

4:14 - Moher "Frailach (hornpipe)  Frailach  -  Ne Ke Short" from Phoenix

9:26 - Piskey Led "Sally Monroe" from Piskey Led

12:23 - Ryan Roubison "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" from Songs from the Willow Glen

15:16 - Railcar Graffiti "Sandy Boys" from Going Across The Sea

17:54 - FEEDBACK

23:38 - Wolf Loescher & Mark Kenneth "Beyond the Kyle of Dumfries (Strathspeys)" from Loescher+Kenneth

26:50 - Chance the Arm "Black Is the Colour" from All in Good Time

31:02 - Tim Cummings, Pete Sutherland, Brad Kolodner "Chatterin' Horse • And I Wish'd I Hadn' a - Seen It" from The Birds' Flight

34:00 - Jesse Ferguson "The Flowers of the Forest" from The Bard of Cornwall

38:08 - STORY: The Celtic Kitchen Party, Sandy’s Chanter

The Celtic Kitchen Party Story of “Sandy’s Chanter”. You’ll find a very brief  but fun bonus story posted on Patreon for their song “Roll On Home”.

39:03 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Sandy's Chanter" from Sociable!

43:04 - THANKS

45:03 - Shades of Green "Death and Black" from Conversations We Never Had

48:17 - The Muckers "Antarctica" from Whiskey Tango

51:12 - The High Kings "Where I Belong" from The Road Not Taken

54:34 - The Elders "Down at the Pub" from Well Alright Then

58:44 - CLOSING

59:51 - Ewen McIntosh "Auld Lang Syne" from Ma's Math Mo Chuimhn

1:04:18 - CREDITS

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Guild' Arcana emailed a photo: "Hi! Greetings from South of Brazil!

My name (artistic name) is Morghán and I am the lead vocalist of a fantasy folk music band from Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and I am, maybe, an Irish by heart (never been there  -  in this life  - , but simply love Ireland) and all the things about Celtic world. ❤️

I love your Podcast! When I am listening to, it is like I transport myself for a moment to the Celtic world. Thank you for that! 🙏💖

Well, what am I doing while listening to the Celtic Podcast? College homework! 😁  I am a Digital Design student, and I am doing hand drawing homework.

Thank you again for this wonderful Podcast!

Lots of blessings!"

Jeremiah Dønier emailed from Langly, WA: "Hello Marc,

I tried signing up for your mailing list but got an error message saying the mailing list is not active.

My family and I live on the windswept isle of Whidbey upon the Salish Sea. I stumbled across your app in May after canceling my iTunes subscription and we are loving the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. A few weeks ago, we enjoyed a couple of hours of the music as we pickled some pints of cucumbers (see attached photo).

My love of Celtic music goes back to my family's roots. My dad's kin are mostly from the Swiss Alps and Scandinavia, but my mom's family came from Scotland and Ireland to settle in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800s. So, I grew up listening to Celtic folk tunes played by my parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Then I began listening to a range of Celtic music as a teenager in the mid - 1990s. Of course, I enjoyed the explosion of modern Celtic music during this time with crossovers into New Age and Rock. Many purists deride this as faux Celtic but it didn't matter to me. I like the flitting of flutes, braggadocio of bagpipes, and harmony of harps. One of my favorite memories from back then, was going to an oversold a Colcannon show in Ellensburg, Washington and I was seated on the stage!

Since then, I accumulated an eclectic collection of Celtic tunes. During the pandemic I began looking through my older CDs and found "Celtic Legacy A Global Celtic Journey" by the Narada. It features are a number of groups from Ireland, Breton, Wales, and Scotland and the American Celtic diaspora. Then I noticed there a group stands out as bit different and it has become one of my favorites: Milladoiro.

They come from northwest Spain which I learned is a region rich but often overlooked in Celtic history. Indeed, research shows many cultural and genetic links between Ireland, Galicia, and the Basques.

Anyway, I wanted to say hello, share a bit about me and my love of Celtic music. Throughout the week the podcast is my way to relax. With over 500 episodes it is going to take me awhile to get through them all. I love how you feature so many different types of Celtic music with differrent themes.

So, all this leads me to I wonder if you've ever done a show on global Celtic music? Perhaps you could feature some of those groups like Milladoiro that add a bit a different flavor to the Celtic tunes we love.

Go raibh míle maith agat! (May you have a thousand good things!)"

Pronunciation: guh rev mee - leh mah agut