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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Aug 13, 2020

Don your green mantle. Then sing and dance with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Cady Finlayson, An Lar, Orla Fallon, The Homespun Ceilidh Band, Erin Ruth, The Irish Rovers, Dustin Cooper, St Stephen's Green, Highland Reign, Harmundi, Wolf Loescher, Hot Griselda, Trip McCool, Black 47, Celia Ramsay & Shay Black

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0:03 - "Cumbernauld" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

2:54 - WELCOME

3:33 - "First Encounter" by An Lar from Deception

8:26 - "Galway Bay" by Orla Fallon from Lore

12:19 - "On Aleksandr's Exile / An Dro On The Red Line / Scottish Bransle" by The Homespun Ceilidh Band from Home With The Homespun Ceilidh Band

16:41 - "Her Mantle So Green" by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth


25:19 - "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, the Continuing Story

29:31 - "Flower Set" by Dustin Cooper from So Many Strings, So Little Time

32:39 - "Shadows of Our Love" by St Stephen's Green from Shadows of Green

36:32 - "Scottish Rose" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

40:33 - "Brisa Tranquila (Live)" by Harmundi from 2019 - A Breeze Odyssey


46:39 - "Summer" by Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

49:26 - "Royal Nord / Fahy's / Exmoor" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

53:51 - "We Fish for Dreams" by Trip McCool from Hang Me Out to Dry

58:31 - "Big Fellah" by Black 47 from Bittersweet Sixteen

1:04:12 - CLOSING

1:05:55 - "Donal and Morag" by Celia Ramsay & Shay Black from Singer's Request

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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Joel Smith commented on Patreon: "That Lisa Schettner is really good. Had to go buy it on I tunes"

Kathleen McDermott emailed a photo: "I am writing “Grammagrams” to my grandchildren, whose house I can see 12 miles away across the Salt Lake Valley, though I cannot visit them in person. We were all set to go with them on a wonderful trip to Sligo and Dublin ....a month ago. So you know how that turned out!  Very sad to miss it, but your podcast makes me feel like I am there. A little."

Davidejean Rose responded to the Arbor Day episode: "Planted one this past weekend and have an Ash Tree in a clear vase allowing to produce roots for planting soon as it grows a few roots..."

Tonda Scott emailed: "I have been a long time listener and enjoy your Podcast. This music touches my soul. Your Podcast is also my go to source when I need to unwind after a hectic day at work and very therapeutic for me. I am a Preparedness Nurse for our state public health department. So you can probably guess what I’m busy with right now. I can leave work mentally exhausted but after tuning in to this Podcast it’s like magic....I feel better. Thanks for the magic....keep up the good work."

Pamela Jo Hatley emailed a photo: "I am taking apart my new banjo that the Hubby gave me for my 60th birthday. It's a 1964 Vega longneck, Pete Seeger model. Let's hope I can put it back together!"

Josephy emailed: "Hi, Mark! Listening to episode #457 while getting my office back into shape. It’s been some weeks stuck at home with my wife, daughters, niece, and mother-in-law. Listening to the podcast helps me stay on an even keel despite the unexpected family-time. Thanks for the welcome escape into great music!"