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Feb 18, 2021

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The Bookends, Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly, Deirdre Graham, The Gas Men, Roads to Home, The Known World Project, Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Hawp, The Darkeyed Musician, Scythian, Reilly, Tuatha de Danann, Andrew McManus, Brad Tuck

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0:03 - The Bookends "St Patrick's March" from Chapter One

5:05 - WELCOME

5:37 - Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly "Battle of Aughrim/Star of Munster" from Selcouth

9:11 - Deirdre Graham "Uamh an Oir" from URRANTA

Pronunciation Uamh an Oir - Oo-uv un Ore

14:00 - The Gas Men "Patsy Geary's/Connie O'Connell's/Going to the Well for Water" from Clement Street

17:58 - Roads to Home "Carrickfergus" from Dark of the Moon


27:35 - The Known World Project "Thig am Bata" from The Willow Sessions

Pronunciation Thig an bata - Hig un but-ah

30:02 - Lorcan Mac Mathuna "The Dead Kings" from An Bhuatais & The Meaning of Life

Pronunciation An Bhuatais - Un Voo-a-tish

37:13 - Hawp "O, Mary Turn Awa'" from Storm and Calm

39:44 - The Darkeyed Musician "The Pledge" from The Pledge

43:53 - THANKS

45:10 - Scythian "Galway City" feat. Shane Hayes from Roots & Stones

48:36 - Reilly "Brave the Fight" from Saints of the Ocean

52:16 - Tuatha de Danann "The Master Reels" from In Nomine Eireann

57:30 - Andrew McManus "One of a Kind" from Days of Wonder

1:01:56 - CLOSING

1:03:14 - Brad Tuck "Off to Sea" from The Rocky Isle

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James Slaven emailed photos: "Hey, Marc! Hope things are going well!  Still immensely enjoying the podcast.  It's been quite helpful as I hike around state parks to get some socially distanced exercise and keep sane during my ten months (so far) of working from home.  A few pictures are attached of various hikes that I was taking while listening to your various shows.  There's nothing like having the bagpipes come on as you crest a hill and see a beautiful lake!

Also, I'm enjoying the variety in the shows.  Bagpipe and Irish pub tunes are my two favorites, but being exposed to other fusion genres and having a nice mixture of genders and of cultures is awesome.   Keep up the good work!"

Mike Nichols emailed: "I think you have played a track from Sea Star on one of your programs I have heard.  I believe Faye was part of a duo that performed under the moniker of Syren. I have one track of theirs from the old "noise trade " or downloads,com days.

Red is the Rose: I love this track to a degree that is not reasonable. Wondering if you have any information about where that music catalog might be available.

Would love to hear Great Selkie or Moon Jubilee, I'm sure your cast experience could weave either of those into a fantastic episode of one of creatures and the other of celebration songs.

Just Mike's opinion.

Thanks for a terrific show. Your great work helps me with long drives at my work.

I've been busily sharing the show with a few select friends. Thanks again"

David Black emailed: "Hi, Further to your episode #483 about being poor but happy I would suggest an Irish song immediately suited to this subject called Cad É Sin Don Té Sin (a rather strange expression in the Irish Language meaning, what's it to you if it doesn't bother you). Altan have done a great version with a different melody."

KIM KNEBEL emailed: "Hi Marc. Just listened to the recent podcast featuring women in Celtic music. Suggestion for the new version: The Holman sisters of Tuatha Dea (Rebecca Mullikin) and their violinist, Laura Smith. The song Alienn Dun is haunting and their voices just amazing. While they've gone a bit more to the rock side, their older music has a Celtic/Gypsy flair. Laura is a newer addition and is pretty amazing. Thank you for all you do!!"