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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Sep 24, 2020

Let’s all roam among the barley with Irish & Celtic music.

The Tannahill Weavers, Friday Frolics, The Merry Wives of Windsor, David Pedrick, Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly, Wolf & Clover, Celtic Spirit, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Teton Skye, Mike Kats, Blackstone Cuil, John McLean Allan, The Sandcarvers, Sliotar, Coast, Fir Arda

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0:02 - "Gordon Duncan Set" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

4:42 - WELCOME

5:12 - "Trimming an Elephant Foot" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3

7:26 - "All Among the Barley" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

10:13 - "Heather on the Moor" by David Pedrick from On the Way

13:25 - “Brandywine River Reel” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits (2021)


19:52 - “The Blarney Pilgrim Set” by Wolf & Clover from Live at the Silvan Sessions

22:52 - "The Hwyl & the Craic" by Celtic Spirit from Singles

26:10 - "Butter Up That Jig" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from Glass to Mouth

28:52 - "Farewell to Nova Scotia" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

31:59 - "Ho Ro Shiubhlainn Fada ( Ho Ro I Would Travel a Long Way) / Dr. Finlay MacLeod / Sunset at Tommy's" by Mike Kats from A Month of Sundays


38:28 - "Blackstone Cuil" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil

43:27 - "Hornpipes (Stand Easy/Beer in Ma Blowpipe)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

48:44 - "King's Crown" by The Sandcarvers from Dealin' Craic

53:27 - "Weird Cup of Joe" by Sliotar from Voyage

58:06 - "The Old Atlantic Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

1:03:48 - CLOSING

1:04:48 - "The Maids of Mitchelstown" by Fir Arda from Single

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. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Kay Q emailed a photo: “Love the show. I'm usually listening while sewing, and lately sewing means making masks: for my family and for donating. Trying to get some Halloween ones done quickly to send off to the teachers at my kids' schools! Loved this week's show, especially enjoy hearing Daimh.  Pic attached - and yes I sit right in front of the air conditioner: old house + no central air + brutal humidity = me melting! :D Cheers,

Joel Smith commented on Patreon: "You never run out of great songs man. Listening in Montana. Best place in the world"

Ken Katen emailed on Patreon: "Good afternoon, Marc - I”ve just upped my Patreon support of your Irish and Celtic Music podcast to $10/month.  I remember bombing around the back roads of Joshua Tree listening to your paen to Joss Wheedon (it got me to give “Firefly” another chance - thank you).  

Now I’m [belatedly] listening to your Pride Month episode, and am once again impressed by your fearlessness to wade into an area that you feel is important enough to deserve your attention and representation while remaining unafraid to admit your ignorance (which, as Mark Twain observed, “can be fixed, unlike stupidity, which is permanent”) by selecting a great co-host both musically and (sub) culturally.  I wish I could do more, but I’m supporting a raft of podcasts, and some folks in my real life neighborhood businesses who are also struggling right now.  

I can’t fly anymore thanks to radiation treatment a few years back, but your Celtic Invasion Vacations sound wonderful - perhaps one day I can figure out how to travel “across the pond” by boat and join you to enjoy the touring"