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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Mar 25, 2021

Put on your dancing shoes, or just your own dancing shoes for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Cady Finlayson, THE DIVINERS, Adam Beattie, Flook, The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, The High Kings, A Shamrock in Kudzu, Celtic Rain, The Bookends, The Kissers, Stout Pounders, SeaStar, Karen Matheson, Plastic Paddy, Clann An Drumma, Marys Lane, West of Mabou

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0:03 - Cady Finlayson "St. Ignatius Jig/Wed Is Hamburger Soup/St. Ignatius" from Irish Coffee

2:09 - WELCOME

3:19 - THE DIVINERS "The Melancholic Jig / Seamus Ennis Jig / The Cavers of Kirkcudbright" from earshot (EP)

6:56 - Adam Beattie "My Luv Was Here And Now She's Gone" from Somewhere Round The Bend

10:28 - Flook "The Crystal Year / Foxes' Rock" from Ancora

15:35 - The Máirtín de Cógáin Project "Holding an Eye" from From Cork with Love

20:01 - FEEDBACK

22:13 - The High Kings "Galway Races" from Home From Home

24:30 - A Shamrock in Kudzu "Foggy Morning" from Foggy Morning

27:15 - Celtic Rain "Rocky Road to Dublin" from Celtic Rain

30:57 - 500TH

31:35 - The Bookends "Hidden Note" from Chapter One

35:32 - The Kissers "Montreal" from Three Sails

40:05 - Stout Pounders "White Flag or the Gun" from Pour Decision

43:07 - SeaStar "My Johnny Was a Shoemaker" from Sinners and Angels

44:44 - THANKS

46:28 - Karen Matheson "Still Time" from Still Time

50:36 - Plastic Paddy "Ireland" from Lucky Enough

56:19 - Clann An Drumma "Devil's Pulpit" from Order of the Stag

1:00:15 - Marys Lane "Raglan Love" from Single

1:05:00 - CLOSING

1:06:32 - West of Mabou "The Foxhunter" from West of Mabou

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