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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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May 12, 2016

When you're down and out, the weather's bad, or your just not in the mood to face another day of work, there's nothing like Celtic music to lift you up. So let today's show get deep inside you and rescue from the monotony of the world with indie Irish and Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Kennedy's Kitchen, Bow Triplets, Mabon, The Secret Commonwealth, New Shilling, Dave Wilson and Willie B., Culann's Hounds, Dun Aengus, Clan of Celts, Steel Clover, River Drivers, Syr, Colleen Raney.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 "The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

4:58 "Blackberry Blossom/The Drunken Landlady" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

8:17 "Past the Point of Rescue" by Bow Triplets from Secret Signs

11:35 "File Under Biddley" by Mabon from OK Pewter

19:36 "Dubhachas (I'll Dream of Times Like This)" by The Secret Commonwealth from Last Call


25:42 "Amanda Lynn/Ponerosa Cone Chucker/Bridgewater Corners" by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

30:20 "Down from Newfoundland" by Dave Wilson and Willie B. from Far From Home

33:44 "The Carlow Set: Monaghan Twig/O'neill's March/Follow Me Up to Carlow/Brian" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

39:41 "The Banks of the Roses" by Dun Aengus from Fortified


43:11 "Please Don't Send Me Home" by Clan of Celts from Single

47:18 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Steel Clover from In the Celtic Spirit

49:08 "Cumann na mBan" by River Drivers from Single

52:22 "I Drove My Father to Drink" by Syr from Home

56:40 "Stand Up for Love" by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at