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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Nov 5, 2020

I’d rather be poor and happy with great Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Poitin, John Doyle, Pol Mac Adaim, Friday Frolics, Brother Sea, The Whiskey Boys, Jessica Victoria, Devils Water, Alex Sturbaum, Nick Metcalf, Rick Metcalf, The John Byrne Band, Ciunas, Sprag Session, Roads to Home

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0:02 - "F Reels: Poor but Happy At 53 / The Road to Errogie / Sporting Paddy" by Poitin from Wish

4:10 - WELCOME

4:44 - "Coolaney Reel / The Winding Stair / Rossagh's Rambles (Reels)" by John Doyle from The Path of Stones

10:18 - "Rachel Corrie" by Pol Mac Adaim from Forsaken Land

15:17 - "Polkris (Ballydesmond Polka / Polka D’ours / Finnish Polka / Neili’s Polka)" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3

20:01 - "Curious Shore" by Brother Sea from EP


25:45 - "Raised Yellow Ranch" by The Whiskey Boys from Mary Come to Boston

29:48 - "A Little Bestiary" by Jessica Victoria from Songs of the Summer Realm

32:34 - "Storrers & Peacocks" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

35:05 - "Gulls of Invergordon" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide


40:20 - "Still Dreaming" by Nick Metcalf/Rick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

45:48 - "Lie to You" by The John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

49:48 - "Celtic Tiger" by Ciunas from High Time

53:30 - "Frank and Flo's" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

58:58 - CLOSING

59:49 - "Darkness Darkness" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

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. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to 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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Ross McMath emailed: "Hello Marc, I love the podcast and have made a huge playlist (over 1000 songs and counting) on Spotify of my favourite tunes and i love playing them when waiting for the next podcast. Can you please send me a link to where I can donate to support your efforts? Slàinte mhath"

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Jonathan Roussos emailed: "Marc, I have been a listener for many years and finally became a patron.  I have spent many hours listening to the podcast, largely while driving long distances.

I was first introduced to Irish music many many years ago with the Irish Rovers and the Chieftains.

I have been a morris dancer (not quite Celtic) for many years and eventually started doing Irish Set and Ceili dancing and my daughter competed Irish Dancing when she was young now.

Going through a serious case of withdrawal from live Irish performance and dance.  Thanks for helping to keep me sane."