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Feb 24, 2022

Rock out with the incredible women of Irish &  Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Wolf & Clover, Lissa Schneckenburger, Jenna Moynihan, Heather Dale, One Street Over, Rambling Sailors, Empty Hats, Dublin Abbey, Bonnie Rideout, Brigid's Crossing, Beth Patterson, The Ennis Sisters, Secret Sky, Liesel Wilson

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0:06 - Wolf & Clover "The Columbus Set" from twelvemonth and a day
Feat. Jessica French (fiddle, viola, cello, guitar, piano, mandolin, voice)
Shellie Murphy DeBruyn (vocals)
Caroline Richards (accordion)

4:17 - WELCOME

6:14 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Fisher's Hornpipe" from Dance

8:49 - The Kelly Girls "Reeds On The River" from May You Always
Feat. Aisling Keating (tin whistle, flute, bodhran, ukelele)
Melinda Kerwin (fiddle)
Christine Hatch (banjo, guitar, vocals)
Nancy Beaudette (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki)

12:54 - Jenna Moynihan "The Eagle's Whistle  -  Major Campbell Graham" from Woven

18:02 - Heather Dale "Lark and Dove" from Sphere

21:59 - FEEDBACK

25:27 - One Street Over "The Maids of Mitchelstown" from Beyond the Gate
Feat. Katie Enders (Cello, Fiddle)

31:02 - Rambling Sailors "Hi Ho Come Roll Me Over" from Kenway's Favorites
Feat. Susan Csikos (voice, guitar)

32:42 - Empty Hats "Merrily Kiss the Quaker/ Morrison's Jig" from Greatest Hats
Feat. Lynda Kavy (Bodhran)

36:17 - Dublin Abbey "Eilean Mor" from Dublin Abbey
Feat. Emma Elder (vocals, flute, tin whistle, mandolin, harmonica)

39:03 - Bonnie Rideout "Bert Gonnella's Jig/Lizzie Duncan's Fancy/Ron Gone" from Scottish Inheritance

42:36 - THANKS

45:38 - Brigid's Crossing "Weeping Willow" from The Fall
Feat. Jill Foley (fiddle)

49:06 - Beth Patterson "Spin" from Take Some Fire

52:08 - The Ennis Sisters "Own Sweet Time" from Keeping Time
Feat. Maureen, Karen and Teresa. New album out in June

56:18 - Secret Sky "Black Is The Colour" from Secret Sky
Feat. Caroline Lavelle (cello & vocals)

1:02:55 - CLOSING

1:05:09 - Liesel Wilson "Inverness Gathering / Bog an Lochan / The Nine Pint Coggie / Lexie MacAskill" from The Path

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at


* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I want to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians.

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My latest CD features Sci F’Irish music. That means it is original songs fusing pop culture themes with Irish drinking songs. There are some traditional music on the album. But mostly, it features songwriting by Marc Gunn with guests including: Screeched Inn, The Muckers, Jamie Haeuser, Sam Gillogly, Nathan Deese, and Mikey Mason.

Selcouth means, “when everything is strange and different, yet you find it marvelous anyway.”

The album is not completely Celtic and it’s not just science fiction and fantasy. It’s a fusion of the two. It’s heartfelt and a lot of fun.

It’s now on sale in my Bandcamp store. Check out Selcouth now.

I’m looking for some good stories to share on our companion podcast. Pub Songs & Stories is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. If you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.


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Eric Guarin messaged some photos on Facebook: "Mark, you said you were looking for more feedback so here goes. First of all, it's amazing you are now forty - two episodes PAST 500! Wow. So many thanks.

Second, you ask what are we doing while listening to the podcast. Well the other day I was running south of Huntington Beach pier, and oddly for such a lovely day, as you can see by the attached picture nobody was there! The podcast made some lovely accompaniment as I ran with or sometimes carrying a small Aussiedoodle puppy. On a different occasion I put your podcast playing from my phone as I climbed Angel's Landing in Zion National Park. It was a great day as well and perfect lively music to motivate me up the trail to the glorious view at the top. Thanks Mark! Cheers,"

Alina Larson wrote on Facebook: “I love The Fire! I’ve gotta get back into listening to podcasts  -  I’ve really enjoyed the selection of music you play & have found out about a bunch of great bands through this podcast🙂”

Thom Danger Speck sent a message on Facebook: "Listening to Night Fall #531 while doing a pre - winter clean of my property. Cheers to you Marc. Thanks for helping me to keep warm.”