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Mar 5, 2020

17 Irish and Celtic songs and tunes for St Patrick’s Day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Triskells, Flowers of Edinburgh, 3 Pints Gone, The Jig Is Up, ChildsPlay, The King's Busketeers, Andy Law & Friends, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Nick Metcalf, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Alexander James Adams, Rambling Sailors, We Banjo 3, The Blarney Rebel Band, Sliotar, Farsan, Ed Miller

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0:04 - “The Humours of Ballyhloglin / The queen of the rushes” by The Triskells from Irish Pub

3:38 - WELCOME

6:22 - "High Road to Linton/Spootiskerry/Willafjord" by Flowers of Edinburgh from Attack of the Moon Tigers

9:38 - "Steel Bonnets" by 3 Pints Gone from Live at the Shamrock Club

14:00 - "Major Moran's #1 - Big Pat's - The Gargoyle" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

18:06 - "Lovely Annie" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth


26:00 - "Whiskey in the Jar" by The King's Busketeers from The Bedroom Sessions: Boston to Belfast

29:03 - "Falmouth Gig / Bishop's Jig / Porthlystry" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

32:36 - "Rolling Down to Old Maui" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

35:07 - "Skyline of Skye" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

39:59 - "Grandpa Joe" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

44:27 - "Wandering Willie/The Wiley Old Bachelor/Within a Mile of Clonbur" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle


52:21 - "The Coasts of High Barbary" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites

54:55 - "Dawn Breaks" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

59:23 - "Devil's Ditch" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

1:03:25 - "Kilmaley by Sliotar from Voyage

1:06:27 - "A' Mhisg A Chuir An Nollaig" by Farsan from Farsan

Pronunciation: A-Vishk a cur an knoll-ig

1:10:11 - CLOSING

1:11:25 - "London Town" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

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Make sure you also send a picture of you having fun on St Patrick’s Day. I’d love to see and share how you celebrate the holiday!

Philip Hardy emailed: "Hello there !! I recently stumbled across your podcast, and actually was surprised to hear your family is moving to St. John’s, NL !

I’m in a fairly new trio here in Newfoundland , and we are based out of St. John’s , we are called “Fine Lads” , we are multi instrumentalist as well as singers . If you’re interested in listening to our stuff , we have an ep available on all streaming platforms and it’s self titled “Fine Lads” . Enjoyed listening , hope to hear back from you!"

Leila L emailed: "Hey Mark I listen to your podcast all the time. I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of the group Athas They are out of Milwaukee Wisconsin they are truly one of the best Irish original music I have ever heard. Three years ago my daughter got married on St. Patrick’s Day and I hired them to come play. It was a memorable moment keep up the good work Slainte"

Alban Tilanus emailed: Hi Marc I like the concept of the voting but I usually listen to the podcast while driving... so it is not that easy to make notes of the play times or artist then..."