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Jul 22, 2021

It’s a summer with great Celtic women on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Gothard Sisters, The Bookends, Erin Ruth, Liesel Wilson, Emma Langford, Willowgreen, Elizabeth Sutherland, Anna Bosnick, Tullamore, The Darkeyed Musician & Grimwater, Norah Rendell, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sora, Amelia Hogan

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0:06 - The Gothard Sisters "Hurricane Ridge" from Dragonfly

3:31 - WELCOME

5:21 - The Bookends "The Millhouse" from Chapter One
Cait Watson: Whistle
Miriam Hopf: Piano

7:56 - Erin Ruth "The Foggy Dew" from Erin Ruth

11:11 - Liesel Wilson "Horse Racing" from The Path

12:57 - Emma Langford "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" from Quiet Giant

16:12 - FEEDBACK

18:38 - Willowgreen "Tickle Cove Pond" from Inland Sea
Sue Spencer: Guitar, Vocals, Button Accordion
Georganne Hunter: Gaelic Harp, Whistle
Mary Lou Williams: Vocals, bodhran
Wendy Nelson: Hammered Dulcimer
Liesel Wilson: Fiddle, Vocals
Bridget Spencer: FIddle, Octave mandolin
Ella Branca: Gaelic Harp

22:52 - Elizabeth Sutherland "Selkie Call of the Sea" from Forest Dreams

26:06 - Anna Bosnick "Eddy & Back / Where's Your Flipping Fiddle / Millenium Bridge" from The Ring

31:57 - Tullamore "Factory Girl" from Timber & Stream
Rachel Gaither: Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Mary Hanover: Hammered Dulcimer, Vocals

38:37 - THANKS

39:45 - The Darkeyed Musician & Grimwater "Wolf Dream" from Illumina

44:33 - Norah Rendell "Forty Fishermen" from Spinning Yarns

49:09 - The Merry Wives of Windsor "I'm a Rover" from Buy Yourself Another

52:28 - Sora "Away" from Ghostlines

56:59 - CLOSING

57:54 - Amelia Hogan "Cornish Lads" from Dispossessed

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