Let the drums of Dumbarton ring on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Cady Finlayson, Bonnie Rideout & Matt Bell, The Breath, Tom Morley, Beth Patterson, Patrick O'Flaherty, The Tannahill Weavers, Hank Cramer, Dàimh, Jolly's, Billy Treacy & the Scope, The Irish Rovers, James Shipp, The Rathmines, Boston Blackthorne

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0:10 - Cady Finlayson "Tuttle/Caislean an Oir" from Irish Coffee

3:06 - WELCOME

4:45 - Bonnie Rideout & Matt Bell "Pibroch" from Scotland's Fiddle Piobaireachd, Volume 2

9:17 - The Breath "Only Stories" from Only Stories (Let the Cards Fall Revisited)

13:06 - Tom Morley "The Raven's Wing/The Wise Maid/Dinkey Dorian's" from The Raven's Wing (A Curious Collection Of Fiddle Tunes)

18:18 - Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty "Cúnla" from Caelic

19:55 - FEEDBACK

22:29 - The Tannahill Weavers "Dumbarton's Drums" from Live And In Session

26:43 - Hank Cramer "Bound Down to Australia" from Loosely Celtic

30:43 - Dàimh "Locheil's Away" from The Hebridean Sessions

35:58 - Jolly's "The Mero" from True Irish Spirit

39:14 - THANKS

41:21 - Billy Treacy & the Scope "Ma" from Life

45:30 - The Irish Rovers "Narwhal, the Continuing Story of the Unicorn" from The Unicorn, the Continuing Story

50:26 - James Shipp "The Frost is All Over" from Nos Novo Strange Sweethearts in America

54:18 - The Rathmines "Paddy's Taksim Square" from Ramblin' with the Rats  -  Stolen Songs of Struggle

57:27 - CLOSING

59:01 - Boston Blackthorne "Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill: A Land Shanty!" from Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill: A Land Shanty!

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Henry Severeide emailed his list 5 top bands:

  1. Wolftones
  2. Dubliners, with Luke Kelly
  3. Fureys, with Davy Arthur
  4. Planxty
  5. Pogues

Hope you like my picks”

Sheila Neil emailed: "I love your show. It honors my Celtic ancestors. I wish you can play Celtic Women's O America. You are a great Podcast host.''

Michael Maskow emailed pictures: "Hi Marc, found the podcast this past year and it is a joy to celebrate our Irish and Celtic culture while listening to the amazing musicians.

As an artist, I love to listen as I am painting, and often when out and about immersed in lovely nature here in southern California. Please enjoy these recent pieces and keep up the great work. Cheers, Michael"