Celebrating St Patrick’s Day with the women of Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Bonnie Rideout, Dublin Harpers, Janette Geri, Wolf & Clover, Shauna Mullin, The Gothard Sisters, Jiggy, Hibernia, Jennifer Licko, Melanie Gruben, Beth Patterson, Screaming Orphans, Shannon Heaton, The Ennis Sisters, Sarah Copus, Bellow Bridge

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0:05 - "The Highland Laddie" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Reflections

2:49 - WELCOME

3:35 - "Stuck in Mayberry" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

8:15 - "This Love" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

11:03 - "Tam Lin - The Bucks of Oranmore" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

Jessica Bennett on fiddle and vocals and Caroline Vaughan on percussion and accordion

15:16 - "April Morning" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree


24:34 - "Mazama Mornings" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

28:13 - "Paddy's Lamentation" by Jiggy from Hypernova Aoife Kelly on fiddle and vocals

30:56 - "Scot Set" by Hibernia from Wide Waters Susan Toman (Celtic Harp) and Ellen MacIsaac (Voice)

35:19 - "Ruidhlidh" by Jennifer Licko from Sing Pronunciation: "Ruee-lee" (translation “reels”)

38:06 - "The Summer Queen" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

41:27 - "The Cat Fight" by Beth Patterson from Forward


48:41 - "Irelands Hour of Need (Gallant Heroes)" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

52:07 - "Red Molly" by Shannon Heaton from The Blue Dress

54:58 - "Wasted on the Way" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

58:28 - "Buttercup Spree-Garret Barry's-Clare Jig" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

1:01:59 - CLOSING

1:05:07 - "Kiss in the Morning Early" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales Sarah Emett (vocals, bodhran)

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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 celticpodcast@gmail.com

Miranda Persson emailed a photo from Malmö, Sweden: "Hi Marc! Want to share what I do while listening to your podcast. Walking 15k on Saturday or Sunday mornings before breakfast. Unfortunately, the episode doesn't cover the whole walk. But the great Irish music gives me energy for an hour or so! Cold this morning, about 2°c. The winter is approaching. Anyway, thanks for a great podcast and thanks for being an eminent host!"

John Adams emailed: “Hi Marc!I've been a fan of your podcast for about a year now, thanks to some local friends who pointed me your way.   I've also been curiously following the issue of diversity which has been an issue of debate on your show this summer.  I was surprised that you had had some backlash, as many people were, about the promotion of women in celtic music.  And then, I was very proud of how you handled the situation...and now, very excited to hear that you're planning an LGTBQ edition next year, with a call out for entries.

I'm proud to say that our little celtic group here, in Salt Lake City, is quite diverse for being a small circle of close friends who love practicing and performing Irish and Celtic music as often as we can.  We include a female bodran player (straight, married to our flutist), straight flutist, a gay fiddler (me!), a single male guitarist and our newest, amazing addition of our singer, who is both gay and black.  It's never been our intention to push the 'diversity', however; we just let it be noticed (if at all).

In any case, we would love to eventually be part of your music, whether it is for the Diversity issue or any others.  I can point you to our Facebook page and Soundcloud, but we are currently in the process of arranging and getting to the studio to record new pieces that include our singer.  Hopefully you can get a small taste of our sound from what we currently have, and when we have our new songs available, I'll certainly make them available.  I feel that we've been making a lot of progress with our sound and am excited to get the updated recordings done soon!

Cheers, and I hope we will be able to provide you with some pleasant tunes soon"

Tim Zierer emailed: "Hi Marc, first of all, a big thank you for producing your amazing Celtic music podcast. I’m so in love with it! I’m traveling in my motorhome since the beginning of last year through Canada and USA and had often listen to your podcast on amazing places in the nature with awesome views, ocean, lakes, forest, rain forest, desert, snowy mountains etc. and all the other wonders from our mother earth. In moments when I'm enjoying this good life, listening to the Celtic music makes the moment perfect. no other music better fits to my love of nature as your good selection. Thank you and very best greetings from Utah, United States. Tim, 29 (originally from Germany)"