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Jul 13, 2017

Scotland is our musical destination this week with Scottish music from Claymore, Albannach, Cormorant's Fancy, The Sorries, Rachel Hair Trio, Old Blind Dogs, Christine Primrose, The Eben Brooks Band, NUA, New Shilling, Solas, McCrae's Battalion, Black Market Haggis, Battlefield Band, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Sons of Malarkey, Marc Gunn, Canned Haggis, SeaStar, Sligo Rags, Zoe Alexander, Jimi McRae, Heather Dale, Tullamore, Dublin Harpers, Smithfield Fair, Donna Germano, 3 Pints Gone, Kennedy's Kitchen, The Duplets, Jenne Lennon, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller, Connemara Stone Company.

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Lukas Zmuidzinas emailed: "Hello! I've been listening to your podcast for a few years now, and have always loved discovering new bands and artists every week. Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to go see a show by a band called the Recollective, a fairly new Celtic group. I wasn't sure if you'd heard of them, but if not, you should definitely check them out!! They played an outstanding concert, and they were all very lovely people. Thanks so much for all your hard work in creating your awesome show! Cheers"

Hank Woodward emailed: "Hi Marc, Just want to pass along another huge thank you for all you do in bringing us wonderful music through the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Also wanted to relate a great musical experience I got to share with my son Jackson (rising 9th grade violist) about a month ago. We got to see Mithril perform with the local Johnson City (TN) Symphony Orchestra. I got to talk a bit with the fiddler, Tom Morely, and let him know that I first heard their music on the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. The performance was doubly special to us, as three of the performers in the orchestra we know personally through the music school (Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia), where my son and I take our viola lessons. Thanks again for continuing to bring us all the fantastic music on the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Slainte"


This Week in Celtic Music

0:35 "Scotland the Brave" by Claymore from Claymore

4:34 "Bare Arsed Bandits" by Albannach from The Sub-Zero Sessions EP

8:16 "MacPherson's Farewell/The Atholl Highlander" by Cormorant's Fancy from A Different Bird

13:41 "Dumbarton's Drums" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

16:01 "Jigs for Mann" by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

19:28 "A Ring on Her Hand" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

23:50 "O A Leannain (Oh Sweatheart)" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

27:31 "Tha mi Sgith" by The Eben Brooks Band from Geek Mythology


31:22 "The Jacobite" by NUA from FLOW

34:36 "Leezy Lindsay" by New Shilling from Live!!

40:16 "Unnamed Shetland Reel/Da Full Rigged Ship" by Solas from All These Years

43:14 "Skara Brae" by McCrae's Battalion from Armistice Day

47:10 "Angus and the Kilt" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

50:46 "The St. Louis Stagger / The Ass In The Graveyard / Sandy's New Chanter" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

55:02 "Air a' Ghille Tha Mo Rùn / It Is The Lad That I Love" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

59:47 "Marie's Wedding" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lad


1:05:06 "Scots Wha Hae" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

1:07:58 "Campbelltown Kiltie Ball/Black Haired Lad" by Canned Haggis from Rough Draft

1:11:25 "The Great Silkie" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

1:16:05 "The Flowers of Edinburgh" by Sligo Rags from The Night Before the Morning After

1:19:27 "Kismuil's Galley" by Zoe Alexander from Bardsong

1:22:17 "Na Criochan" by Jimi McRae from Last King of Pictland

1:27:19 "Bonny Bonny Broom" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart


1:32:09 "Mormond Braes" by Tullamore from The O'Malley's Sessions

1:35:12 "A Man's A Man" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

1:39:54 "Scotland, Fair Scotland" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

1:43:22 "Ye Banks and Braes" by Donna Germano from Celtic Echoes

1:47:01 "I Will Go, I Will Go" by 3 Pints Gone from It's About Bloody Time


1:53:16 "Remember Dubh Loch" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

1:57:28 "The Banks of Ness, Euro Jig" by The Duplets from Leverage

2:00:20 "Bonny Portmore" by Jenne Lennon from Songs and Stillness

2:04:08 "Bert Gonnella's Jig/Lizzie Duncan's Fancy/Ron Gone" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

2:07:37 "Scotland's Story" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

2:11:35 "Donald McGillavry" by Connemara Stone Company from Original

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