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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Oct 31, 2019

Happy Halloween and Samhain from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

FinTan, Poisoned Dwarf, Dylan Walshe, A Campo Traviesa, Alexander James Adams, Ciunas, Hot Griselda, Brendan Monaghan, Moch Pryderi, Flook, The Rogues, Dervish, Cady Finlayson, Heather Dale, Haggis Rampant, Runa

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With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!


0:04 - "A'Soulin'" by FinTan from Excursion

3:50 - WELCOME

4:43 - "The Dark Side of the Mooncoin" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

9:20 - "Death Dance" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

12:20 - "A Bruxa (Galicia)" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

16:47 - "Samhain" by Alexander James Adams from UnSeelie Self


24:09 - "Uncle Rat" by Ciunas from High Time

26:24 - "The Broken Doll / Sandpipers" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

30:44 - "The Devil Must Have Sent You" by Brendan Monaghan from Unbroken

32:55 - "Llwyn Onn (Ashgrove)" by Moch Pryderi from Moch IV

36:31 - "Sharig / The Pipers of Roguery / The Huntsman" by Flook from Ancora


44:21 - "Hellbound Sleigh" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

48:54 - "Molly Malone" by Dervish from The Great Irish Songbook

52:29 - "Five Horned Jig" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

53:47 - "The Morrigan" by Heather Dale from Fairytale

57:04 - "The Pumpkin's Fancy / Andy Renwick's Favourite Ferret" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

59:42 - CLOSING

1:01:01 - "Dance in the Graveyard" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

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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

Morgan Presley emailed a photo: "Hi Mark! I first discovered your podcast a few months ago, and I immediately fell in love! I’ve discovered so many new songs and artists, and I look forward to each new episode. Your podcast has now become the soundtrack to my sewing. It’s a lovely addition to my hobby, and makes my weekend afternoons drafting patterns, pinning fabrics, and sewing seams even more enjoyable. I also listen to your instrumental episodes while doing my physics homework. Thanks so much for creating this podcast!"


Debra VanTuyll emailed: "Hi Mark --I was just listening to your podcast while I work on a research grant. Pictures would be way too dull to share. However, I heard you mention not knowing of any Irish bands in Atlanta. I'm sure you know John Maschinot. He has a group that plays some. Then, there's the Atlanta Junior Irish Ceili Band that Katherine Irwin Thomas runs.

Over in Augusta, you've got de Ceádaoin, which is also more of a ceili band. We do sessions twice a month, once at each of the two breweries here (come join us if you're in this area. We're at Riverwatch Brewery the last Friday of the month and Savannah River the middle Wednesday of the month) and occasional gigs. We're presently working on a Christmas CD that will feature some little-known Christmas jigs and reels as well as some better known carols. We'll send you a copy when it's out. Also, Lillie Morris has a number of children violin students, and they play occasionally in Harlem.

At any rate, my main reason for writing was to let you know that the Irish music scene may be nano-sized in Georgia, but there are a few of us fighting the good fight out here in the hinterlands! Best wishes from east Georgia!"

Ed Stoffer responded to a Celtic Music Magazine email: "Hey Marc, Yes I did get all the music downloads. Thanks so much, I've listened to most of them and they are great.

I've been listening for a while now, but sure which episode I started on but for at least a couple of years. Thank you for taking the time to produce the podcast.

I'm still relatively new to Irish and celtic music, but for the past 6/7 years my wife and I have been regulars at the Iowa Irish fest here in Waterloo Iowa. Some of our favorite artist are Scythian, The Screaming Orphans, Seo Linn, The Gothard Sisters, Gaelic Storm, The Langers Ball, Realta, and JigJam.

Thanks again for all the work you do to put the program together."

Ravus Caelum emailed a photo: "Mark - Thanks for doing the podcast.  You asked for pictures of us while we're listening, so here's me working on chainmaille and unwinding with some excellent music after work."

Sarai Lorenzo emailed: "Hi!  I'm listening to your podcast while working designing books on an editorial. I am from Galicia, Spain, a place that is linked closely to Celtic culture. Thank you for your work, the music and sorry for my english! Keep doing this amazing work!"