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Nov 12, 2020

Let your mind drive along and explore the Wild Atlantic on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Bookends, Tor, Dave Howard Coons, Brass Lassie, Sharon Collins Powers, Triskele, Brad Tuck, Emma Langford, Pol Mac Adaim, Barleyjuice, John McLean Allan, Reilly, Tuatha de Danann, Brother Sea

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0:03 - "Wild Atlantic" by The Bookends from Chapter One

4:46 - WELCOME

5:18 - "Argomoso – Piruxalda de Argomoso e muiñeira de Vilaquinte" by Tor from TOR

9:43 - "Sea Fever" by Dave Howard Coons from Sea Fever

13:06 - "Bog an Lochain/Calum Crubach/Còta Mòr Ealasaid/The Periwig" by Brass Lassie from Brass Lassie
Pronunciation: Lock-awn / Cal-um Crew-back/ Co-tah More Al-a-said

17:14 - "Arthur's Lullaby" by Sharon Collins Powers from Single


24:19 - "Ar Eirinn Ni Neosfainn (Live)" by Triskele from The Collar City Uprising
Pronunciation: Air Air-inn nee nyos-hinn

27:32 - "Fogarty's Cove" by Brad Tuck from The Isolation Sessions

30:10 - "Port Na Bpucai´" by Emma Langford from Sowing Acorns
Pronunciation: Port na boo-key

32:40 - "Leg of the Duck/Pat O'rafferty's Jigs" by Pol Mac Adaim from If We Don't Help Them Now


39:31 - "State of Desiree" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

43:11 - "Ye Jacobites By Name" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

48:31 - "Eventide" by Reilly from Saints of the Ocean

52:02 - "Guns and Pikes" by Tuatha de Danann from Single
Featuring Folkmooney on vocals and Alex Navar on uilleann pipes.

55:35 - CLOSING

57:18 - "September" by Brother Sea from Single

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If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Overcast as well as on some other podcatchers, you may have noticed something new--chapters. This is a new and easy way to skip around in the podcast.

I learned about it from Libsyn’s The Feed podcast. There’s a free MacOS app put out by Overcast called Forecast which allows you to easily add show images and time stamps to your audio file.

If you’re a podcaster, you should check it out. But if you just enjoy listening, this is a much easier way to skip around the shownotes.

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Juan Lopez emailed: "Is there a way to make a 1-time donation?  I have too many subscriptions to manage. I prefer to make a 1-time donation.  Love your Podcast!"

Colleen Ware emailed: "Hi from Delaware, Thank you so much for this music.  I first became familiar with Celtic music when my children did Heritage Dancing (Irish and Scottish) through 4-H.  I have been in love ever since.

I discovered your podcast while I was searching for Celtic music, and listen when I can, especially when my email comes.

In 2018 my husband and I were lucky enough to go to Celtic Colors in Cape Breton, where a favorite was the music in pubs. Then in 2019 we spent a month in Scotland, taking in music wherever we could find it.

Unfortunately, due to Covid, we had to cancel our return trip in May.  Hopefully soon.  I weave and spin, and usually listen while I weave.  In this very difficult time of the virus and political insanity in the USA, the music and the throwing of the shuttle are very calming.  Today I am listening while I thread my heddles with the Harris/Lewis wool my husband managed to pack in the extra suitcase he took just for me to indulge my “fiber addiction”. Take care and stay safe.”

Vicki Beach emailed a couple photos from Kentucky: "I have always LOVED Irish and Celtic music!!! I come from a musical family, but I actually design and make jewelry as a little side hustle since retiring! And I just spent the fastest 2 hours of my life working to your newly found podcast on Amazon music!!!

I am particularly fond of instrumental Celtic. I also love Bluegrass music and am a huge fan of the band New Grass Revival, and so much of this music sounds like Blugrass’s/Newgrass kissin’ cousin!!

This is me and this is what  I  do while listening to your podcast!!!

Thanks so much from those of us who are a wee bit Celtic (even named our kids Celtic names-Duncan and Kelsey). I’m SO glad I found this podcast!"