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Feb 4, 2021

Let’s go rambling...with our cats through some glorious Celtic music.

Stringer's Ridge, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Deirdre Graham, Clann An Drumma, Tallymoore, Andrew McManus, Kinnfolk, Gwilym Morus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Wicked Tinkers, The Shanties, Scythian, THE DIVINERS

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0:03 - Stringer's Ridge "The Cat Rambles / The Star Above the Garter / The Pipe on the Hob" from Handmade

4:27 - WELCOME

5:16 - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer "Stable Door" from Thumb Twiddling

11:10 - Deirdre Graham "Dòmhnall nan Dòmhnall" from URRANTA

15:58 - Clann An Drumma "Black Dog" from Order of the Stag

20:02 - Tallymoore "How Were We to Know" from One Foot Across the Ocean

25:26 - FEEDBACK

28:51 - Andrew McManus "Deirdre of the Sorrows" from Days of Wonder

34:07 - Kinnfolk "The Borden Set: The Tuned Bodhran / Run from the Horseshoe / The Spinning Silver Penny (Live)" from Single

39:09 - Gwilym Morus "For You" from Live Celtic Invasion of Wales

42:33 - THANKS

44:24 - The Merry Wives of Windsor "Tan Yn Llyn" from Come One, Come All!
Pronunciation: tahn-en-ltheen

47:12 - Wicked Tinkers "Donald MacGilvary" from Rant

50:54 - The Shanties "Just Like A Picture" from Fear Not

54:44 - Scythian "Broken String" from Roots & Stones

57:27 - CLOSING

58:27 - THE DIVINERS "The Man Bransfield" from Single

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Dwayne Butcher commented on Patreon: "Wonderful show! Thank you for starting the year off on such a wonderful note! (I have yet to listen to the Jan 3 episode.) Wishing you all the best in 2021. Stay happy and healthy."

Carol E replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "Got the music. I just listen so I can’t tell you who my favorites are. I did like the running podcast you did even though I don’t run.  Appreciate your podcast. Thanks much for all the music."

Terry E. asked by email: "Hi Marc ... Will Celtic Music Mag be featuring anything on Leahy and also the band Cécilia (Erin Leahy is also a member of this band as well) ... as they both have new CD’s out and Leahy has a Christmas song out too ... it would be great to see/ hear them on your podcasts or magazine.  Thank you for taking time to read my rant for the day..."

Trevor N. Teuscher emailed: "Hey Marc, I have something of a request for a song to play on a future podcast, if it is possible. I don't recall if you have ever played any songs by the band Touchstone or not. I wouldn't be surprised if you haven't since they were only active in the early 1980's. However it was lead by the still active and highly influential Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill. On their album, The New Land, is a song titled Susannah Martin. This song brings together two seemingly very different interests of mine: Irish and Celtic Music and the history of the Salem Witch Trials. I have recently been studying a lot about the history of the Salem Witch Trials, since I recently discovered various familial connections to many of the people involved in those historical events. Susannah Martin, the subject of the song, is especially important to me personally, since she is my 10th great grandmother. The song tells her story in a hauntingly beautiful way. Anyway, I don't know how easy it would be to get permission to play songs from a band that hasn't been together for several decades, but if you can, I would be grateful. Slainte, Trevor"