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Oct 26, 2017

We shall cross the Thin Veil to celebrate Halloween and Samhain with Celtic music from Kiss the Mistress, Rattle the Knee, Heather Dale, Patrick D'Arcy, Chambless, Taylor and Muse, Nava, Crepuscule, Shillelagh, Marc Gunn, Bellow Bridge, Matt Hughes, Faerydae, Shillaly Brothers, Christine Weir.

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Gary Neal emailed a photo: "This is what I'm doing while listening to Episode 327 Irish Jig Heroes."

It's a bunch of paperwork that I don't envy.

Paul Vosteen emailed from West Virginia: "Marc - ok, that's a little informal, Mr. Gunn, My wife and I volunteer at a local community radio station here in Pocahontas County (WV). We're three shows in to a Celtic radio show that we call "Celtic Highways and Byways" and I'm writing to ask your sage advice on obtaining new music. We're operating on pretty much a zero budget (volunteer DJs, public/community radio, etc.) and the current library of Celtic music at the station is rather old - there was a show that ended about 6 yrs back, so the 'newest' stuff in the collection is circa 2009. We do have a few CDs of our own that we tap into, but finding new music is our goal.

One of the areas we are trying to focus on is reinforcing the connections between the music of the Celts and music in the Appalachias. We've made some inroads into this, but we're kinda newbies (although I have played Celtic music for a number of years - whistle and flute). ANY insights you may have are appreciated. We subscribe to your podcast, and enjoy it greatly - I generally listen while I am at work, while my wife plays it loud all about the house. :-)"

Thank you Paul. First, Marc is fine. If you're looking for quick access to a bunch of Celtic music, become a patron at the Song Henge level, and you'll get a ton of albums with MP3s from the past couple o'years. That might be a great starting place.

If there are any Celtic musicians out there listening, I will be happy to tell them right now to submit music to Paul. There's a link in the shownotes to the station where you can find them.


0:20 "Priddy Pookah" by Kiss the Mistress from About Time

5:20 "Banshee's Wail Over the Mangle Pit/Tom Busby's/Maho Snaps" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

10:37 "Changeling Child" by Heather Dale from The Gabriel Hounds

15:39 "Planxty’s: Sí Beag Sí Mór / Tabhair Dom Do Lámh" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

22:09 "John O'Dreams" by Chambless, Taylor and Muse from Live at NTIF


26:59 "Banish Misfortune" by Nava from Tapestry

30:03 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon

34:20 "The Veil" by Shillelagh from Evening Pint

36:31 "I'll Drink From Dusk Til Dawn" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Halloween EP


43:39 "The Munster Cloak" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

46:39 "The Lady Banshee" by Matt Hughes from One October Night

49:52 "O'Carolan's Welcome" by Faerydae from Changeling

52:36 "98 Ghosts" by Shillaly Brothers from Shillaly Brothers

59:46 "Samhainn" by Christine Weir from Samhainn - Single

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