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0:05 - "Lamplighter's Hornpipe / Suffer the Child" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Dance

2:48 - WELCOME

4:08 - "The Cat Rambles / The Star Above the Garter / The Pipe on the Hob" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

8:31 - "A Kiss in the Morning Early" by Hanz Araki from Wind and Rain

12:17 - "Chalk Heart" by Whalebone from Mirabilia

16:05 - "Tramps and Hawkers from Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing


24:06 - "Forty Fishermen" by Norah Rendell from Spinning Yarns

28:42 - "Old Maid in a Garrett / Glen Cottage / New Market Polka 3" by Olta from Step It Out

33:32 - "Song of Innisfall" by Innisfall from Innisfall

37:17 - "The Bright Lady" by Jim McKenna from Jim McKenna Uileann Pipes

41:17 - "Manannan Mac Lir" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn


47:15 - "Shoot 'Em Up, Shoot 'Em Down" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

49:58 - "High on the Highland Life" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

54:24 - "Gavotte Pourlet" by Xavier Boderiou from Liamm

58:10 - "The Foggy Dew / Seven Nation Army" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field

1:05:24 - CLOSING

1:07:46 - "Zero G (and I feel fine)" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

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I hope you’re doing amazing despite the Coronavirus and the social distancing that’s taken over all of our lives. I know it sucks, but I hope you are safe and healthy.

On the bright side, there were a LOT of opportunities to hear Celtic music over the past couple o’weeks despite St Patrick’s Day being effectively closed. And I keep hearing about more musicians going live. So make sure you check the news of your favorite bands. See who’s playing and watch one of their shows.

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A quick additional note about St Patrick’s Day. I know it sucked that it was effectively shut down. I think we need to make Halfway to St Patrick’s Day as big St Paddy’s Day should’ve been this year. So go talk to your local pub or Celtic organizations. We have just over 5 months to plan. Let’s make it happen on September 17th!

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Sterling SS emailed: “I’m dancing and listening to my freedom that my ancestors got to be in the USA”

Jason S. emailed a photo: “G'day Marc, First time writer, long time listener. Here's a picture of my quiet celebrations on St. Patrick's Day in Australia. (Having a nice black brew + watching some GAA) ??

Hope you + your listeners had a good day as well. Love the podcast, keep up the good work!”

Sean emailed; “Marc, Our band McSpillin hosted a FB live concert on St Patrick’s Day (aka McSpillin’s St Patrick Stay concert). Like many, all our gigs were canceled. The FB live concert was well received.”