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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Aug 23, 2018

Enter the fairy circle and let's dance and celebrate Celtic music from The Fretless, Dylan Foley, The Here & Now, Spencer & Beane, 3 Pints Gone, W Ed Harris, Allison Barber, Shillelagh!, Moonrakers, Clover's Revenge, Diamh, Madman's Window, Gone Molly, The Flying Toads.

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0:04 "MacLeod’s Farewell / Palmer’s Gate (Live)" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

5:11 "Jack Riordan's / Sailor on the Rock / Tear the Calico" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

8:20 "I'll Weave My Love a Garland" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

13:36 "Willie Stuart / Largo's Fairy Dance" by Spencer & Beane from Amhrain Saoil

17:21 "Skye Boat Song" by 3 Pints Gone from Live at the Shamrock Club


25:25 "Two Rivers" by W Ed Harris from The Well Below the Valley Project

29:30 "Paddy's Lament / Sporting Paddy" by Allison Barber from Traveling Home

35:15 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

38:08 "Carrickfergus" by Moonrakers from Bird on the Wing


45:50 "Will We Ever Make It Home" by Clover's Revenge from Gotta Get O'Raggednized

48:21 "Dunrobin" by Diamh from The Hebridean Sessions

53:02 "Soggy Bones" by Madman's Window from Avast!

56:50 "Instructions for My Funeral" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

1:00:31 "The Cock and Hen" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

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Jeremy Perlman emailed on Facebook: "Hi Marc,I was just listening to show number 47 and heard your song Danny Boy from Whiskers in the Jar for the first time since being adopted by my now one year old cat. Loved it! I'll have to go pick up the cd.

Keep up the amazing work with the podcast! Don't worry, I also listen to the new episodes but regularly return to the early ones that fueled my budding obsession with Celtic music in middle school.

I hope to see you live sometime in New Orleans! I saw Beth Patterson play at a restaurant a few months ago and recognized her voice immediately. Unfortunately I was too star struck to tell her that I had listened to her "Ye Jacobites By Name" (my favorite rendition) for years on your podcast.

Thank you for everything you do for independent Celtic artists, you have introduced me to many musicians who are now near and dear to my heart. Avid fan and amateur bodhran player, Jeremy"

Rúnfell emailed on Facebook from Germany: "Hello! I wanted to say thank you very much for sharing my first single on your page, I really really appreciate that. Good luck with everything and have a great day!"

Victoria Mathis emailed on Facebook: "Hello, I just wanted to answer your request for messages tonight. You're my favorite evening Irish and Celtic music channel on Roku.  The music you play often reminds me of my Irish Grandmother who would sing many family songs, some were great old drinking tunes too. My very Scottish Grandfather would laugh along to her funny songs and play his auto harp.

We would sing and laugh drinking our root beer ice cream floats while the adults enjoyed their beverages too. I miss those days while I still enjoy doing the exact same traditions with my modern era family. Keep up the awesome work, you remind me of the words of a forgotten song at least once a night."

Carl Garman emailed a photo on Facebook: "I've been listening to your podcasts for almost two years now and I love them. I listen to them while making powder horns. It's relaxing just listening to the music while doing something from the 17th &18th century's. Thank you for bring this to us. Keep up the great work!"