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Jul 15, 2021

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Brad Reid, Flook, ÚLLA, John Mcgaha, Emma Langford, The Gothard Sisters, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, The Darkeyed Musician & Grimwater, Duncan McLauchlan and Glaucia Carvalho, No Murder No Moustache, Count Beetle, Camin de Fierro Pipe Band, Tuatha de Danann, The Badpiper

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0:04 - Brad Reid "Trip to Peggy's Cove" from New Scotland

3:24 - WELCOME

4:10 - Flook "Flutopia" from Flatfish

12:07 - ÚLLA "Peggy Gordon" from Ulla

16:34 - John Mcgaha "Man of the House / The Silver Spear / The Blue Idol" from Origins

21:24 - Emma Langford "The Seduction of Eve" from Quiet Giant

27:25 - FEEDBACK

31:02 - The Gothard Sisters "Wise One" from Dragonfly

35:12 - Old Man Flanagan's Ghost "Fisher's Hornpipe" from LIVE

38:39 - The Darkeyed Musician & Grimwater "The Faerie Ring" from Illumina

42:19 - Duncan McLauchlan and Glaucia Carvalho "The bog down in the valley" from McLauchlan's Celtic Brew

45:47 - THANKS

48:29 - Count Beetle "The Rising of the Moon" from Night Blue

51:37 - No Murder No Moustache "Sing! Fight! Run! Survive!" from The Odds Are Stacked Against

54:05 - Camin de Fierro Pipe Band "Enredando" from Rock & Fierro

58:56 - Tuatha de Danann "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" from In Nomine Éireann

1:02:26 - CLOSING

1:04:05 - The Badpiper "Pipe 'n' Slippers" from Tradical

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at


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ATTN Celtic Musicians. I’m looking for some good stories to share. You see, I also host the Pub Songs Podcast. I started sharing stories from musicians about their songs. I’d like to do more of those. So if you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email at Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.


It is because of you that I release this show almost every week. But I want to let you know about a big change this coming to the Song Hengers on Patreon.

I started Song Henge in 2006. It was a way to support the podcast when amazing services like Patreon were not available. I sent Song Hengers an album per month of free MP3s from some of the artists on the show. I released 168 of those albums over the past 15 years thanks to the generosity of the musicians on this show.

When I started the Patreon page, I continued that feature for everyone who pledged $5 or more per episode. There are over 60 albums currently available for Patrons.

However, the world seems to be moving away from MP3s. So I decided to discontinue that service at the end of this year. It’s time for a change.

I still want something special for Song Hengers. That has finally come. Starting in August, Song Hengers will get a talk-free episode, much like the Sleepytime episode that was released in May. I’ll introduce the show, you can listen to the music straight through for about an hour, then I’ll remind listeners to look up the artists.

Each episode will also include complete shownotes and chapters so you can easily skip around to the artists you enjoy, just like regular episodes. Because I DO want you to keep visiting these artists. But it’ll be much more music focused.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Thomas B, Chris S, Jennifer W, Emilia L, Solis

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at

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Peter Bengtson emailed: "Hi Marc,

Thanks for the personal message welcoming me to the magazine & Podcast.  I only bumped into the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast a couple of weeks ago.  I'm retired and listen to music quite a lot. I started out listening to folk & bluegrass music.  Sometime in the 90s I sort of switched to classical music and opera.

The Covid restrictions have pushed me into taking long walks every day.  I live in Tucson AZ, so these days I have to start walking at sunrise (5:30) these days.  I usually walk for about 2 hours.  Yesterday I listened to your Celtic Women #503 on the first half of the walk.  The second half to Aria Code (opera).  On the drive home I listened to Symphony Hall on SeriusXM.  I enjoyed all three.

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Juan Manuel Herrera emailed: "¡Hola, Marc!

I'm listening to the #509 while trying to organize the rest of my year activities, in a cold night here in Tandil, Argentina. I always loved celtic sounds. When I listened to your podcast for the first time last year I immediately liked it. It's wonderful!

Thank you! ¡Muchas gracias! ¡Saludos!"

Shel O'Toole emailed: "I thoroughly enjoyed today's show. From the opening tune to the beautiful song that you left us with.

As I soaked up the sun through my front window the sounds of my culture brought my soul alive and my whole being smiles. Thank you. Warmly, Shel"