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Feb 25, 2021

This may not be a full episode of sea shanties, but you’ll get some great Celtic music and find out how to find sea shanties on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe. Get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

Reel Treble, The Jig Is Up!, Tallymoore, Brigid's Crossing, The Known World Project, Laughing Jack, Brass Lassie, Saby O', Scythian, Eddie Biggins, Kevin Neidig & Mary-Kate Spring Lee, The Shanties, Sprag Session, Wakefire, Tuatha de Danann, Brad Tuck

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Next week is the 17 for St Patrick’s Day episode. Basically, I’m gonna preview the 17 songs and tunes that you will be able to download for free just a few days before St Patrick’s Day. If you’re subscribed to the Celtic Music Magazine, then you will get an email reminder when that free music becomes available.

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0:04 - Reel Treble "Reel Set" from single

5:30 - WELCOME

6:59 - The Jig Is Up!   "Man of the House - O'Keeffe's Speed the Plow" from First Steps

9:48 - Tallymoore "I'm Alone" from One Foot Across the Ocean

12:43 - Brigid's Crossing "High Cooley's Reel" from The Fall

15:55 - The Known World Project "Wolves" from The Willow Sessions

20:12 - FEEDBACK

22:26 - Laughing Jack "Across the Western Ocean (Live)" from Live at the Indy Folk Series

27:08 - Brass Lassie "Ann Lacey's/Taybank Shenanigans" from Brass Lassie

30:38 - Saby O' "Garden Of Graves" from Lilac Sky

34:15 - Scythian "Men of the North" from Roots & Stones

38:41 - Eddie Biggins "Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men)" from Hey, I'm Singing Over Here!

40:59 - THANKS

42:20 - Neidig & Lee "Snow on the Hills" from single

45:45 - The Shanties "Just Like A Picture" from Fear Not

49:32 - Sprag Session "Paddy's" from Sprag Session

55:16 - Wakefire "South Australia" from To a Distant Shore

58:07 - Tuatha de Danann "Newry Highwayman" from In Nomine Éireann

1:00:59 - CLOSING

1:03:03 - Brad Tuck "Get Up, Jack! John, Sit Down!" from The Rocky Isle

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Today’s show title mentions Shanties. But this is NOT an episode of sea shanties. Yes. There are a couple. And there’s also a band called The Shanties. But if you want actual sea shanties, check out episode #414 of the podcast. In that show, we break down some of the traditional sea shanties you will find.

ATTN Celtic Musicians. I’m looking for some good stories to share. You see, I also host the Pub Songs Podcast. I started sharing stories from Celtic musicians. I’d like to do more of those. So if you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.


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James Martin emailed: "Hey Marc, not sure if you’re helping to share musicians streaming or not, but there’s a guy up in Seattle who streams music for 2 hours on Saturday evenings (7:30 to 9:30 pst) if anyone is looking for an Irish Music Fix on the weekends. He’s on Facebook under “That Irish Guy”. I can across him randomly and thought I’d share!"

Daniel Flowerdew emailed a question: "Hello ?? first I wanted to say I have been listening to your podcast since the early 2000’s. I have always enjoyed it and have found a ton of great music through it!

One of which I am trying to find! I wanted to contact you to see if you could help. It was maaaaaaany years ago.

I believe it was something like “Wandering Mary” ?

It was about a woman that waited by the shore for her William, eventually joined a ship crew, found him cheating on her so she shot him and then became a pirate.

Maybe “Dreaded Mary” ?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for all of the great tunes and humor throughout the years."

I don't really have time to help people find songs. But I threw out a few suggestions and eventually figured out he was looking for "Devilish Mary" by The Whiskey Bards. That was in episode #40 from 2007.

If there is a song you're looking for, you should definitely check out the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. It's a great resource for finding more Celtic music. And there are a lot of listeners who are a part of the group.