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Feb 20, 2020

Let’s walk to the edge of the world on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast… Well, I say walk there... But since the world is round. You can’t ACTUALLY walk there.

Stringer's Ridge, Neil Anderson, An Lar, Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice, The Flailing Shilaleighs, Avourneen, Kyle Gryphon, The Rowan Tree, Eamonn Flynn, The Irish Rovers, Brave the Sea, The Gartloney Rats, Jiggy, Jim Sharkey

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0:04 - "Bus Stop Reel/Greasy Coat" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

4:07 - WELCOME

4:57 - "Flastone Reels" by Neil Anderson from Rathkeltair & Friends CPR

8:25 - "Wreckers" by An Lar from Deception

12:12 - "The Beauties Of Autumn/The Road To Lisdoonvarna/Morrison's Jig" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

18:10 - "I Only Drink Upon The Days That End In D-A-Y" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover


23:57 - "Banks of the Liffey" by Avourneen from Sparrow

26:33 - "Trout Lure" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

30:05 - "Am I Born to Die" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold

35:04 - "Bruach na Carraige Báine - Falling Off The Edge Of The World" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle


41:22 - "Brady of Strabane" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, The Continuing Story

43:44 - "Lost at Sea" by Brave the Sea from A Pirate's Life

47:02 - "The Landlord's Walk" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures)

51:24 - "Road to Errogie" by Jiggy from Hypernova

56:13 - CLOSING

57:12 - "My Home in Roscommon" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day

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Jordan Reeder emailed photos: "Hey Celt father, just saying how much this podcast makes my day! I love hearing all the great music! I am often high up on ladders painting houses while listening but today I am working on remodeling my living room! Keep those tunes rolling! Thanks again for what you do!"


Wesley Combs emailed: "Working my way through one of my final Fridays at my corporate desk job before moving back to the mountains of Southwest Virginia and returning to the family business.

I just found the podcast this week and I am really enjoying it! I’ve been diving into Celtic music after helped me track my heritage back to Scotland in the 1700s. The Southwest Virginia region was a popular place for Scots-Irish to settle because it reminded them of home. In fact my home town is named “Dublin”. Thanks!"

Tom Cochran emailed a photo: "Hi Mark, Listening to show #442 while printing invitations to our upcoming Burns Night Dinner. We have hosted this in our community for 15 years now and it has grown from 10 people in our living room to 50 or so in a local hall. We invite friends, some whom are musicians or actors to participate by reciting Robert Burns poetry or singing songs. Some sing other Scottish or Irish songs or present their own songs poetry. It’s also a pot luck with lot’s of great food ( I provide the haggis.) and drink. There’s dancing and laughing and a wonderful sense of community. I know Burns Nights come in various forms from very serious to very silly but I recommend that everyone should experience one.

They usually happen around his birthday, January 25 and they happen around the world so you can usually find one nearby.

On a different topic, you read a letter on the show by a lady who attended a Highland Games. She was asking what the event was where the hay stuffed bag was thrown with the pitch fork. It’s called the Sheath Toss.

Thanks again for all you do to promote Celtic culture."