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May 7, 2020

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Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers, Fir Arda, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, The Selkie Girls, Iron Roux, Battlelegs, Stephanie Claussen, Jesse Ferugson, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer, W Ed Harris, Pauline Scanlon, Seasons

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0:02 - "Brouillard d'hiver" by Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers from Trajet Libre

5:28 - WELCOME

6:38 - "What the Piano Knows/The Dunmore Lasses" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions Part 2

9:58 - "Steel & Silver" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

14:42 - "Paddy's Lamentation" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan

20:35 - "Glass Drum" by Iron Roux from Iron Roux


30:35 - "Tecmo Super Bowl" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

31:52 - "Brose and Butter / Jacky Tar / Far From Home" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

36:39 - "The Golden Jubilee" by Jesse Ferugson from The Sally Gardens


41:44 - "Marvellous Meg" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Sleep Deprivation

48:27 - "The High Walls of Derry" by Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer from Entanglement

52:44 - "Star of Munster" by W Ed Harris from Ye Banks and Braes

54:47 - "The Old Churchyard" by Pauline Scanlon from Gossamer

58:44 - CLOSING

59:50 - "Ferry to Holyhead" by Seasons from Seasons

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Irish & Celtic Music Live Streams. Live stream concerts seem the way of the world right now. But the biggest challenge is finding out who’s doing them. I haven’t seen a resource for Celtic concerts. I am trying to make one available. I set up a Google Calendar. Celtic artists can add their own events to the calendar to share their live streaming concerts. View the calendar here.

I created a blog about how to support Celtic artists in the time of COVID-19. It’s actually not a bit different from how to support artists at any time. Read it here.

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A bunch of Celtic musicians joined Patreon since the pandemic started. It’s a great site for artists as well for podcasts. But how do you find them? I published a blog a couple weeks ago with links to all of the Celtic patreons pages I could find. You’ll find a link in the shownotes. If there’s an artist missing, please let me know.

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Michael Finlay emailed on Facebook: "Hi Marc, so I've been trying to plan a trip to the UK and Ireland for my daughter and I, but I'm a bit worried about how Brexit is going to work out over there. But this show helps to keep my hopes up that I'll be able to show my little girl where her grandfather grew up, and get to really understand the centuries long story of her family. But in the mea time, come to Memphis, we have great food, music, and it is the home of The King, just saying... Keep up the good work."

Jordan Reeder emailed photos: "Hey Mr. Gunn, just sharing an update! My wife and I are having our first baby. It’s a girl! We are organizing the nursery during this pandemic... what a time to have a kid!

We’re listening to the podcast while prepping the nest! Our sweet dog Luna is just hanging out with us and enjoying the music too!"


Brett Thomasson emailed on Facebook: "What’s the best way to check out samples of the new CD’s in the post now that CDBaby has closed its online store?"

Theron Statler messaged on Facebook: "Hello Marc, I ran across this actually on a Scythian comment. Lol....I would like to know if you play other folk music that has some Celtic influences but not necessarily a straight forward Celtic band? The band/music I have is Scarecrow Jack out of the Ohio Valley area. I can send a little video I put together of a song written inspired by Bar Harbor, ME and another I wrote a few years ago about one day a year

If not what you are interested in I understand but maybe you would know someone else that could give us some airplay? All the best."