Dance with the Spanish ladies and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #624.

Chris Gray, Fast & Vengefully, Altan, Hanneke Cassel, Beltaine, Gordon McLeod, Erin Ruth, Angus MacKenzie, Madman's Window, Ryan Roubison, Low Lily, The High Kings, Moher, Mick Citern Walsh, Fiddle Folk Family, Patsy O'Brien, Willos' & Massimo Giuntini


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0:02 - Intro: Emily Ward at Dillons Bars & Restaurant, Ireland

0:11 - Chris Gray "Huntsman's Chorus" from Fuist!

5:07 - WELCOME

6:22 - Fast & Vengefully "The Lonesome Pirate" from Rozzie Me Bow

9:49 - Altan "The Jug of Punch" from Island Angel

13:15 - Hanneke Cassel "Blue" from Some Melodious Sonnet

16:53 - Beltaine "Spanish Ladies" from Mercy

21:04 - FEEDBACK

24:49 - Gordon McLeod "Lord Gordon's" from Still Fiddlin'

27:54 - Erin Ruth "Spancil Hill" from live performance

31:46 - Angus MacKenzie "Happy Jigs" from The Piper and the Maker II ~ Celebrating C

35:57 - Madman's Window "The Black Velvet Band" from All Guns Blazing - Live!

40:17 - Ryan Roubison "Blind Mary" from Songs from the Willow Glen

43:05 - Low Lily "All Roads Lead to You" from Low Lily (EP)

46:24 - THANKS

48:32 - The High Kings "Men Of Aran" from The Road Not Taken

51:13 - Moher "The Eye Of The fox (reels)  The Noisy Curlew  -  Into Your Eyes  -  The Fox On The Town" from Phoenix

55:24 - Mick Citern Walsh "A Busker's Lullaby" from A Busker's Lullaby

1:00:27 - Fiddle Folk Family "Scotland the brave" from Ungeschieden, ungekämmt, ungehört

1:01:57 - Patsy O'Brien "Man On The Moor" from Onward

1:05:19 - CLOSING

1:06:25 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "P Stands for Paddy" from From Now On

1:10:08 - CREDITS

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Dave L. replied on Mastodon about Kyle Carey's Kickstarter: "I got to see Kyle in a house concert years ago. What a talented artist with a beautiful voice. I may have to get me one of these cards."

David Van Horn replied to a picture and funny song request: "Marc: One of my most favorites funny songs from you is “Beer, Beer, Beer.” I neglected to take a photo of the brisket.  It was devoured quickly so no proof remains."

Andrew Kruspe of Black Market Haggis replied: "Marc, Hello! First, I hope y’all are doing well, and that you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day season.

We did here, and we thought we would share some photos from a special event that we did at Lowe Mill in Huntsville. We had a “hands - on concert.” We played a 45 minute set, and then we passed out about 35 bodhráns and taught the audience how to play a reel. They then joined us for a tune! You can find photos here:

Take care, thank you for your work, and have a wonderful week!"

Maureen R replied: "St. Patrick's Day is a family day, starting with donuts, then Mass at St. Colman, one of the oldest churches in Cleveland, that for decades had supported a largely Irish immigrant neighborhood. This Mass is the start of the day for the West Side Irish American Club. The dignitaries and club marching units from pipes and drums to tiny pom pom "Bridgies" march into the church with all the regalia of the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Parts of Mass are read in Irish Gaelic, and familiar Irish songs and readings are shared. The lighting in the church is changed to green uplights and the hall is filled wall to wall with families in Irish sweaters and Irish pride.

After Mass and the marching units parade out of the church, everyone heads to downtown Cleveland for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. and one of the only St. Patrick's Day parades that is always held ON the day.

After the parade, families disperse to the many parties all around town. After marching in the parade, I will head off to entertain the crowds with my band, Ballinloch for the last performance of a two week non - stop Irish adventure."