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Apr 21, 2022

A glass of beer and some outstanding Celtic music, plus learning Scots Gaelic with the Celtic Rock band Syr. It’s today on the latest Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Gothard Sisters, Telenn Tri, Wolf & Clover, Runa, Matt & Shannon Heaton, The Gatehouse Well, Coast, Lilt, Tom Eure, Syr, The Rolling Kings, Songs for Ceilidh, Hunting McLeod, Kyle Carey

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0:08 - The Gothard Sisters "Willow's Waltz" from Story Girl

5:01 - WELCOME

6:15 - Telenn Tri "Glass of Beer / Lochaber Badger / Ash Plant / St. Kilda Wedding" from Mouse in the Kitchen

11:00 - Wolf & Clover "An Rógaire Dubh" from Twelvemonth and a Day

14:55 - Runa "Runa Alumni Set" from Ten: The Errant Night

20:17 - Matt & Shannon Heaton "Demon Lover" from Tell You in Earnest

24:08 - FEEDBACK

28:34 - The Gatehouse Well "Breaking Ground" from Undone

31:56 - Coast "River (Acoustic Version)" from On This Day (Acoustic Version)

35:12 - Lilt "Deirdre Hurley's / Open the Door for Three / The Gathering" from X

38:56 - Tom Eure "The Carving Tree" from The Coin The Prayer The Crow


44:33 - CELTIC STORIES “Albion II”

53:14 - Syr "Albion Ii" from Sentinel

57:57 - The Rolling Kings "In Through The Narrows" from Raise A Glass

1:00:04 - Songs for Ceilidh "Finnegan's Wake" from Beneath the Waves

1:04:51 - Hunting McLeod "The Congress" from Leod and Proud

1:08:45 - CLOSING

1:10:38 - Kyle Carey "Wind Through Casper" from North Star

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I hope this email does not come across as too strange, but before about 45 minutes ago, I had never heard of you. I was searching Pandora for some traditional Celtic music to play as a background to a personal spring/renewal ritual I felt compelled to do on this cool California night. When I happened upon your Podcast #196, I immediately knew I had my background music. I thought your talking would be a distraction, but it was not at all, like an extension of the music of the ancestors.

I won't go into detail about my ritual tonight, other than to say this ritual marks the end of a very long period of trial and pain in one of my life's dark valleys, but the thing about valleys is that there are always the hills beyond to climb if you can just keep walking. I did, and tonight is like a new birth from the cauldron of the Cailleach. I have not cut my hair in ten years until tonight (by no means short, but shorter), a show of faith in renewed growth, and to offer a red - blonde lock as tribute to the ancestors. I don't know much about you or what your spirituality may be, but I felt the need to thank you for being with me on this small milestone in my journey. I look forward to getting to know you better through your work. And thank you. Blessings of the Tuatha de,”