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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Aug 20, 2020

The magic of the forest penetrates the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

John Doyle, Anna Bosnick, Orla Fallon, Tannahill Weavers, The Diviners, Wolf & Clover, Celtic Rain, Outbound Traveler, Runa, Colleen Orender, Wyvern Lingo, The Whiskeydicks, The Muckers, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill

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0:03 - "Elevenses" by John Doyle from The Path of Stones

4:32 - WELCOME

5:14 - "The Forest / The Magician / The Butterfly (feat. Matt Diaz & Erin Michet)" by Anna Bosnick from The Ring

9:26 - "Two Sisters" by Orla Fallon from Lore

12:44 - "Orach" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

17:56 - "Before His Tears Will Flow" by The Diviners from Earshot


26:18 - "The Suitor Set" by Wolf & Clover from Live at the Silvan Sessions

32:50 - "Celtic Rain" by Celtic Rain from Celtic Rain

37:10 - “Ring for a Lady” by Outbound Traveler from Go On and Wander

40:04 - “Saints and Sinners” by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night


45:52 - "Star of the County Down" by Colleen Orender from Single

49:42 - "Used" by Wyvern Lingo from Wyvern Lingo

53:47 - "The Old 1-2 2 Step" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

56:29 - "Buzzards Bay" by The Muckers from Irish Goodbye

1:00:13 - CLOSING

1:01:26 - "Emily Bay" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at


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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Matthew McKnight emailed a correction: "Gday, I love your podcast. I have only recently discovered it as I get my head wrapped around ever evolving technologies.

I have Celtic ancestry, grew up in Australia, and feel so connected with my heritage when i listen to your show. I like the Celtic Rain track in your latest podcast and discovered a typo/problem with the link to their website.

The link address should be Hope this helps in the future."

Jeremy Graves emailed "Hi, Marc! I've been listening to your show for just a few weeks, but I really love it! I started listening to stay awake while feeding my now three-month-old late at night; my wife and I take shifts. As a linguist working with an indigenous group in Mexico, I really enjoy songs sung in the Celtic languages, and would love to hear more on the show! Thanks for your work! (PS I bought a Stonecircle album today, which I first heard on the podcast)."

Charlton Allen asked: "What is indie Celtic?"

Brooks Smith emailed on Patreon: "Hi Mark, Thanks for all the work you to do running this podcast! I don't really have any Irish heritage, but I discovered Celtic music when a friend dragged me to a contra dance in Vermont with the band Crowfoot several years ago. I love the genre, and your podcast is a great way to keep up with some of the new music that comes out. I typically listen while working during the day (I'm a structural engineer in Melbourne, Australia), and I'll have Spotify open as I do, marking songs as favourites on there as they catch my ear. I'll usually later on go listen to the rest of an artist's catalogue if I've favourited something by them. I've found a few new favourite artists that way - West of Eden, Heather Dale, Childsplay, Skipinnish.

Anyway, I'm gradually working my way through your back catalogue of episodes, but one sub-group I've not heard much of yet is Cape Breton artists: Barra MacNeils, Rawlins Cross, Rankin Family, Ashley MacIsaac, and Natalie MacMaster are some of my other favourite Celtic bands! Cheers!"