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Sep 17, 2020

We are Halfway to St Patrick’s Day. Let’s Celebrate with the Celtic Women of holiday.

Friday Frolics, Orla Fallon, Karan Casey, Dark Isle Piper (Tress Maksimuk), Erin Ruth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Poisoned Dwarf, Ravens Three, Anna Bosnick, Whalebone, Jiggernaut, Kyle Carey, Screaming Orphans, Mrs Ferris' Pighouse Collection

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0:03 - "Assembly Point (Vänkärin Polska / Julia Delaney’s / Refuxio)" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3
out of Barcelona
feat: Marta Ponce on Fiddle

4:35 - WELCOME

5:32 - "Citi Na gCumann" by Orla Fallon from Lore
Pronunciation: Sit-ee nah Gom-an

8:46 - "Seoithin" by Karan Casey from Seal Maiden - A Celtic Musical
Pronunciation: Show-heen

10:53 - "Sassenach" by Dark Isle Piper (Tress Maksimuk) from Siubhail
Pronunciation: Shoe-vell

13:51 - "A Lady in Her Father's Garden" by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth


20:55 - "Finnegan's Wake" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

23:01 - "Stewart's Dudel-Sac O'Matic" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door
feat: Mei-Li Garcia on Fiddle

26:40 - "Wild Rover" by Ravens Three from Flight
feat: Audra Blankenship-Pierce on Lead vocals, Irish drum & penny whistle and Shawna Kennedy on Fiddle & vocals

29:41 - "Teach Me" by Anna Bosnick from The Ring

33:40 - "Thynge" by Whalebone from Mirabilia
feat: Charlotte Watson on guitar and Sarah on fiddle


39:30 - "Martyr" by Jiggernaut from The Well
feat: Deanna Smith Scotland on vocals, guitar, percussion and Linda Relph on Fiddle

45:48 - "Miner Jolly" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold
feat: Laura Garcia on flute, piano, accordion, vocals

49:50 - "Sios Dhan an Abhainn" by Kyle Carey from The Art of Forgetting
Pronunciation: She-us Ghan an Oww-ann

54:26 - "Mary from Dungloe" by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss
feat: Joan Diver - drums, vocals
Angela Diver - bass, violin, vocals
Gráinne Diver - guitar, vocals
Marie Thérèse Diver - keys, accordion, vocals
from Bundoran

58:01 - CLOSING

1:00:20 - "Newry Highwayman" by Mrs Ferris' Pighouse Collection
from Croatia
Tina Miškovic- bodhran
Margareta Piljek - violin
Ana Markovinovic- vocals

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I’ve always been a fan of anything Irish or Scottish and was rather disappointed when I did my genealogy and realized I was English and Scandinavian! But I figure I’ve just enjoyed the land in between the two!!!

Thanks for making the podcast. Don’t ever go away!!!"