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Feb 11, 2021

It’s time for some much needed catharsis thanks to Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic  Music Podcast. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

Andrew Finn Magill, Harmundi, West of Eden, Screeched Inn, na Skylark, The Gothard Sisters, Keyreel, Ciaran Ruby, The ipaddies, Marc Gunn, Follow the Crows, Cale, The Thingama Jigs, Heavy Blarney, The Rumjacks, Clann An Drumma

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0:03 - Andrew Finn Magill "Sailing to Chicago" from Drive & Lift

3:31 - WELCOME

5:00 - Harmundi "Snow Set" from Um Orvalho Boreal

11:15 - West of Eden "Haul Away" from Safe Crossing

13:58 - Screeched Inn "Catharsis" from single

17:40 - na Skylark "Oh Love! It Is A Killing Thing" from single


25:40 - The Gothard Sisters "The Boatman's Call" from Mountain Rose

29:06 - Keyreel "Flashlight Jig Set" from Fiddle

32:23 - Ciaran Ruby "Landfall/March of the Dispossessed" from single

37:28 - The ipaddies "The Lonesome Boatman" from Playground

40:43 - Marc Gunn "Purple Flower" from St Patrick's Day

44:09 - THANKS

46:13 - Follow the Crows "Quiet Land of Erin II" from West Is East

50:20 - Cale "A Pint o'Stout" from Even From Here

53:28 - The Thingama Jigs "A Guy Can Dream" from single

57:14 - Heavy Blarney "The Kereru" from single

59:03 - The Rumjacks “Hestia” from Hestia (out in March)

1:02:37 - CLOSING

1:03:53 - Clann An Drumma "The Little Girl" from Order of the Stag

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Carson Sprenger emailed a photo: "So glad I found your podcast on this day. I live on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. Years ago in college I studied irish history and literature.  I spent six months traveling in your dear county, hitching and working on farms in the year of 1995.  My goodness, in these times and in the dark of winter it's such a good thing to discover good music and hear of the good people dedicated to supporting independent music and thought.  Hats off to you.  You made my day.”

Iris Pea M. Tyczynska emailed from Bournemouth, England: "Hey there, Thanks a lot for the podcast :3. I like Irish and Celtic music a lot, so it's a treat. While listening, I dance with my hula hoop ??. I can send you a video next time if you like. When I'm not dancing, I drink local apple juice from a green wine glass while chilling on the sofa ?????"

Eric Guarin emailed: "Well, I guess I skipped New Year's, but am just finishing listening to the Celtic Christmas Women episode. Really nice! I especially thought the closer (Sharon Shannon's "Christmas Time Again") totally fabulous-if it could ever get mainstream play it could become a new classic.

I did notice that in Apple CarPlay, the name of the song and artist pops up. Cool! Has anyone else mentioned that? But at the same time, I'd suggest putting the artist name first. The reason is that display space even on an 8" screen cuts off the artist name.

And last or alas, I had really really hoped to join a Celtic Invasion, but you will be roaming during my last week of the school year.*  :-(   Well, another time, I hope. Cheers"

Aaron Adair commented on Patreon: "That was much-needed salve, Mark. Thank you for sharing your love with us all. Be well."