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Oct 6, 2016

Celtic women are making a big impact on Celtic music as you'll enjoy in this week's show with amazing Celtic music from Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Leah Jorgensen, Jennifer Licko, Eilis Crean, Claire Roche, Becky Taylor, Abby Green, Anne Roos, The Gothard Sisters, Gillian Boucher, Merry Wives of Windsor, Samantha Gillogly, Karan Casey, Cady Finlayson, Ginger Ackley, Tania Opland, Beth Patterson, Bonnie Rideout. 

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* What are your favorite Samhain or Celtic Halloween songs? I'm planning another Halloween special for the podcast.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $30 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! A super special thanks to our newest patron, Matthew Means. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: 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, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Meisters Realm posted on Facebook: "I'm enjoying the music tonight! I've been listening to podcast # 274 while I'm updating the dates of the nation's Ren and Scotfests on my directory website."

Kyle Wagner-Dixon emailed last year: "I am a dog groomer from Ontario, Canada and I've been listening to your podcast now for almost 6 years. Through you and your show I discovered a new depth to a world which I loved, but never knew was so varied. I am, of course, talking about celtic music. After listening to my first episode, I became immediately addicted to the wonderful music. Through iTunes I bought many a song that I heard on my podcast. Now, my iPod has about 60 hours of music. That is 2 1/2 days. I am definitely an addict of Celtic Music and am proud of it. May Hekate light the shadowed paths in your life"

Patrick emailed from Rochester, NY: "Hi, Marc! My name is Patrick and I'm a young teen from New York. My grandfather introduced me to Celtic music and by the time I was 5 I could sing most of the drinking songs ever written. You asked for feedback so here it is: You should play more songs and less tunes. Don't get me wrong, jigs polkas and reels can be great but 40 minutes of them get boring after a little while. Overall though, it's a great podcast and you're an awesome host! P.S. I always swing while I listen to music. My grandfather always did it when I was little and since I have Aspergers Syndrome it helps calm my nerves. PPS: I recommend playing more music from Poxy Boggards and more from the Wolf Tones. Also, check out the Irish Brigade on YouTube for some great funny rebel songs! Bye!"


This Week in Celtic Music

0:17 "Woman - Man - Long" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now

5:10 "Flying to the Fleah" by Leah Jorgensen from Peace - Love - Harp

7:14 "He Na Mllig" by Jennifer Licko from SING

9:32 "Winne Hayes Set" by Eilis Crean from The Lonesome Fiddler

15:17 "To A Child Dancing in the Wind" by Claire Roche from Dancing in the Wind

18:07 "The Lady's Cup of Tea" by Becky Taylor from Ireland Bridge


23:21 "Home to Bearna" by Abby Green from Einini

26:50 "Ger the Rigger" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

29:25 "Grace O'Malley" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

32:56 "Jig Jazz" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

35:40 "Lannigan's Ball" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

39:11 "My Lagan Love" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music


44:45 "An Buachaillin Ban" by Karan Casey from Songlines

47:19 "St Ignatius Jig/Wed Is Hamburger Soup/St. Ignatius Reel" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

49:23 "Fox Fairy Woman" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn

50:53 "The Female Ramblin' Sailor" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

53:40 "Labyrinth" by Beth Patterson from Forward

57:55 "Gillie Callum - Highland Rant - Ryan's Rant" by Bonnie Rideout from Celtic Circles

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I didn't have any pictures this week, so I thought I'd share some pics from the 2016. Celtic Invasion of Cornwall.