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Feb 13, 2020

Put on your dancing shoes. It’s time for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Avourneen, The Flailing Shilaleighs, Allison Girvan, We Banjo 3, Ashley Davis, Tullamore, Kalos (McKasson & McDonald), Janette Geri, The Gartloney Rats, Stringer's Ridge, Kyle Gryphon, Brave the Sea, The Rowan Tree, CaliCeltic, Jiggy, The Irish Rovers

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0:03 - "The Silver Spear, The Earl's Chair, Star of Munster" by Avourneen from Sparrow

3:46 - WELCOME

4:29 - "Julia Delaney" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover

6:28 - "Garten Mother" by Allison Girvan from Resonance

9:44 - "Dawn Breaks" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

14:11 - "I Follow You (Leanaim Thú) [feat. Cormac De Barra]" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels


22:46 - "One of Ireland's Children" by Tullamore from Two to Get Ready

25:35 - "The Cheese Closet Set" by Kalos (McKasson & McDonald) from Harbour

30:07 - "A Stor Mo Chroi" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

34:05 - "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures)

37:18 - "Drill ye Tarriers Drill" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

40:17 - "Brown Down Sport" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation


45:09 - "Ocean Between Us" by Brave the Sea from A Pirate's Life

49:07 - "Miner Jolly" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold

53:09 - "Paddy on the Railway" by Caliceltic from Some Kinda EP or Sumthin'

55:50 - "Back to Belfast" by Jiggy from Hypernova

1:00:46 - CLOSING

1:02:23 - "The Orange and the Green" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, The Continuing Story

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Neal Ó Muircheartaigh (pron: O O Mer-hur-tig) emailed photos: "Mr.Gunn, I’ve been meaning to send u a note w a pic of what I do while listening to your most excellent podcast but the truth is, I involve your collaboration of these fine independent artists in nearly everyday of my life...from pumping fire engines, to running the rainy beach sands w my huskies to roadtrippin the great Continental USA w my wife and children, this music awakens the portals of both my motivation and meditation. It throws homage to my ancestral roots in this incredibly busy reality. Please know it is so much appreciated this portal you have created...Thank you!"


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Trevor Teuscher emailed: "Mark, Thanks for standing your ground on the 'SJW' comment. First of all, it is your podcast, so you can include whatever you feel is important for your podcast.

Second, you had every right to defend your friend/guest host from inappropriate and mean-spirited comments. Also, as someone who has listened to the podcast since sometime during its first year of existence, I think it should be pretty obvious by now that listening to all aspects of Irish and Celtic music and exploring all aspects of the culture has always been what this podcast is about. It seems to me that if you were to bow to the desires and wishes of these internet trolls, you would be going against the very well-established tenets that your podcast has always been based on.

This isn't whatever it is these trolls are trying to turn it into. In fact, the only people who are trying to politicize your podcast appear to be those trolls themselves, as far as I can tell. I will continue to listen to and support the podcast for as long as it goes on, and I want to thank you for all that you do to make it such a great podcast."


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