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Sep 3, 2020

Nothing like a sunflower to brighten up our Celtic music souls.

KeyReel Raskolenko, David Pedrick, Songs for Ceilidh, McKasson & McDonald, John Doyle, Dark Isle Piper, The Selkie Girls, We Banjo 3, Flook, Screaming Orphans, Medusa's Wake, Foggy Dude, The Killdares, The Muckers, Jon Baade

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0:01 - "The Musical Chisholm Household / Father Hectors" by KeyReel Raskolenko from Fiddle

3:45 - WELCOME

4:24 - "Banish Misfortune" by David Pedrick from On the Way

6:27 - "The Catch" by Songs for Ceilidh from Beneath the Waves

12:48 - "Strathspeys and Reels" by McKasson & McDonald from Harbour

17:43 - "The Rambler from Clare" by John Doyle from The Path of Stones


25:32 - "Siubhail" by Dark Isle Piper from Siubhail

28:13 - "Braigh Loch Lall" by The Selkie Girls from Running With the Morrigan

Pronunciation: Br-eye Loch EE-ALL

31:32 - "Sunflower" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

34:04 - "Ellie Goes West" by Flook from Ancora

37:47 - “Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier” by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss


43:38 - "War of Independence" by Medusa's Wake from Single

47:02 - "Castle Kelly" by Foggy Dude from Pub 10 Live

48:14 - "Setting Suns" by The Killdares from Steal the Sky

51:07 - "Irish Goodbye" by The Muckers from Irish Goodbye

57:41 - CLOSING

58:45 - "Raise Up A Glass" by Jon Baade from Single

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Jack emailed a photo: "Hi Marc—I’ve been a fan since you were playing DragonCon in the basement of the Hyatt, and been listening to the podcast since at least Episode 6.

A few years ago I was listening while scanning in 19,000 slides my father had taken over his lifetime, but I finished that.

I live right on the Silver Comet Trail, and now I listen to the podcast while racking up the miles on a bicycle.

There’s a photo below, though the speedometer says zero because you don’t take a good picture from a moving bicycle.

Thanks for the podcast, and special thanks for the Running Music episode #470.  That one upped my speed by about half a mile per hour."

Emanuel Nervo emailed: "Hello Marc, Thank you for your e-mails and invitations. The time I became more aware of celtic music was via Loreena McKennitt. Her music helped me with some emotional stuff when I was an adolescent.

Then I get to know musicians from the netherlands (were I live)  and Belgium who played Folk music and Powerfolk... then came the dances and I was hooked for life. although I dance less then I would like and should do either :)

I’ve been friends with a singer-song writer Peter Habets for a long time. His Powerfolk band was called Matzko. They played their own written music but also some irish music.

I enjoy your podcast.  Most of the music is unknown for me and some are obviously known. I don’t have a particular band that I like. For sure i Like bands such as The Dubliners, Clannad, the chieftains. there are of course non-irish bands that I like too that are made and played by Folk bands.

I have been to the festival Castlefest several times  (keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands)  and there are such lovely bands there too.

Kind regards from Heeze, Netherlands (NB)"