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Apr 15, 2021

There was a wild colonial boy, Jack Duggan was his name... and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Clover's Revenge, TEYR, Caroline Bennett, Graham Dunne & Niamh Parsons, Eira, Bill Mullen, Tiffany Schaefer, The Munster Men, Tapestry, Liesel Wilson, The High Kings, Guinness Brothers, Nick Metcalf, Jeff Blaney, Aerialists, Turf Fire Liars, Amelia Hogan

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0:05 - Clover's Revenge "Old Hag/Dinny Delaney" from Truants And Absolution

2:42 - WELCOME

3:16 - TEYR "Shannon Frisk Arrival" from Estren

6:50 - Caroline Bennett "A Ghrian" from Brìgh
A Ghrian Pronunciation = Ah GHree-ann - That GH is hard to replicate in phonetics - its that gutral, back of the throat sound.

9:23 - Graham Dunne & Niamh Parsons "The Monaghan Jig" from Kind Providence

14:54 - Eira "Rhythm of the Goat / Breakwater Boys Breakdown" from Eira

19:50 - FEEDBACK

22:08 - Bill Mullen "Scots Wha Hae" from The Beginning

24:05 - Tiffany Schaefer "The Rights of Man" from Tara's Halls

26:09 - The Munster Men "The Irishman that doesn't like the pure" from Tasting The Waters

29:34 - Tapestry "Give Me Your Hand" from Single

33:10 - Liesel Wilson "Twa Corbies" from The Path

35:16 - The High Kings "Wild Colonial Boy" from Home From Home

38:37 - THANKS

Kyf Brewer told a story about Tartan Day on the latest Pub Songs & Stories podcast. My other podcast features behind-the-scenes moments from musicians, many of whom you’ll hear on this podcast.

40:41 - Barleyjuice "Rose of Garden City" from The Old Speakeasy

43:18 - The Guinness Brothers "St. James Gate" from You craic me up

46:56 - Nick Metcalf "Farewell to Chernobyl (feat. Caitríona Lagan)" from Out of the Ashes

51:10 - Jeff Blaney "When I Am Home (In America)" from Exodus

53:21 - Aerialists "An Gille Dubh Ciar Dubh" from Dear Sienna
An Gille Dubh Ciar Dubh Pronunciation = Uhn Gilla Duve keer Duve(live the bird Dove - but with a "u")

57:58 - Turf Fire Liars "Where the Wild Shamrocks Grow" from Long Memories Short Fuses

1:01:40 - CLOSING

1:03:49 - Amelia Hogan “All the Birds Did Sing” from Dispossessed

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