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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Jun 25, 2020

Let's step it out with Mary and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Kennedy's Kitchen, Stringer's Ridge, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Kissers, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, The Jeremiahs, The Selkie Girls, An Lar, Clover's Revenge, The Whiskeydicks, Onde, Moonrakers

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0:03 - "Paddy Fahey's" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

3:22 - WELCOME

3:56 - "Jerry's Beaver Hat / Scatter the Mud / Kitty's Wedding" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

8:12 - "The Bird Song" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Happy Endings

11:26 - "Malt House Jigs (The Humors of Tralibane / The Boys of Comanore / Castle Donovan)" by The Kissers from Three Sails

15:35 - "Step It Out Mary" by The Boston Harbor Bhoys from ...And We'll All Go Together


21:14 - "Spring Fling" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

27:34 - "The Final Trawl" by The Selkie Girls from Running With the Morrigan

31:12 - "Gäbelbachiana" by An Lar from Deception


39:35 - "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" by Clover's Revenge from Truants and Absolution

45:50 - "Johnny Brown" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

49:20 - "Rise Your Bones" by Onde from Maelstrom

55:10 - CLOSING

56:25 - "The Ploughman" by Moonrakers from Tides

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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