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May 24, 2018

Are you ready for the Celtic Summer Festivals? We're gonna get you ready with great indie Celtic music from Doolin', Socks in the Frying Pan, Jodee James, Chris Murphy, The Founding, Gwendolyn Snowdon, The Minstrel Rav'n, Dave Wilson and Willie B., Dones-n-Drums, The Here & Now, Celtica Pipes Rock, The Led Farmers, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, The Elders, Kilted Kings.

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0:03 "The Road to Geanntan" by Doolin' from Doolin'

3:26 "The Boop Set" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

6:58 "Lady Joan" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

12:50 "Maritime Jig" by Chris Murphy from The Tinker's Dream

16:53 "Fox" by The Founding from Form.


23:24 "I Wish I Was in England" by Gwendolyn Snowdon from Three Strand Braid

26:44 "Forge of the Nymph" by The Minstrel Rav'n from The Minstrel and the Harp

29:24 "Dunbrody Bounce" by Dave Wilson and Willie B. from Encounters

34:06 "Cathedral Crossover" by Dones-n-Drums from Contrast

39:31 "Summerfly" by The Here & Now from Ladybird


44:06 "Beyond Avalon" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Legends and Visions

47:45 "To Offer" by The Led Farmers from Katie

52:03 "Fiddler's Dispair" by Natalie MacMaster|Donnell Leahy from One

54:38 "Show Me A Soul" by The Elders from TRUE

58:59 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

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Lorraine Healy emailed: "Hi, mark! 351 was one fantastic set of music, I've been buying almost every tune! I'm trying to get "Wi a 100 Pipers" by Christine Weir and the Kilts, went to her website, went to iTunes, but it's not there. Any suggestions about where I can get t? Thanks so much!"

Joel Kleinhen emailed a photo: "I listen to your podcast while I walk on the NEWBURGH river trail in Newburgh Indiana. Love the show."

Ken Little emailed a few pictures: "hello marc aka the celt father, yes i am on my knees like the scene in waynes world. congrats on the show its going grand. I enjoy mostly all of it. celtic rock eh not so much. I probably lean more towards the trad as rock is rock just with different instrument- loud brash n in your face. great at venues not so much when I'm working.

I drive around all day in the old celtic countryside, listening to your podcast on a playback loop. 4/5 episodes all day. I am a multi drop delivery driver in suffolk england. think of queen boudica of the British celtic iceni tribe country. yup thats what i drive around in all day every day ik right wish we could all be that lucky lol

please find attached a few pix of some of the views i see. not much celticness as the romans destroyed pretty much all of it. but you do get a feel of it. just a slower pace of life sitting by the pond watching the world pass by. and thx again for the music, my ears appreciate it. my wallet from buying tracks eh not so much lol. till next time enjoy the day."