Dream of St Patrick’s Day morning with this exciting episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #596.

Lissa Schneckenburger, Mary Beth Carty, Niamh Parsons, The Bookends, Charmas, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Solas, The Out of Kilters, Brobdingnagian Bards, Ballinloch, Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa, The Haar, Karan Casey, Thom Dunn, Will Macmorran, Plastic Paddy, The McKrells, IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves


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Intro: La Unica

0:14 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Scolding Wives of Abertarff/ Were Totaly Justified/ Using Their Leadership Skills To Get Shit Done" from Falling Forward

4:13 - WELCOME

5:48 - Mary Beth Carty "Dutch Tea Jigs" from Crossing the Causeway

9:20 - Niamh Parsons "A Kiss in the morning early" from Heart's Desire

12:06 - The Bookends "The Kilfenora Barmaid" from Chapter One

15:20 - Charmas "Skye Boat Song" from Songs of the Sea

20:27 - FEEDBACK

24:39 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh "An Spealadoir" from daybreak: fainne an lae

27:22 - Solas "The Primrose Lass/Molly From Longford/The Four Kisses (reels)" from Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers

30:45 - The Out of Kilters "An Poc ar Buile" from Hot Potatoes

34:35 - Brobdingnagian Bards "An Irish Lullaby" from Songs of Ireland

38:26 - Ballinloch "End in Front" from Rise Up!

42:45 - Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa "Miss Galvin's / Ran's Dirty Vans" from Night and Day

45:28 - The Haar "Whiskey In The Jar" from Where Old Ghosts Meet

51:43 - THANKS

54:48 - Karan Casey "Sister I am Here For You (feat. Niamh Dunne)" from Nine Apples of Gold

59:23 - Thom Dunn "The Rising of the Moon" from Forfocs​é​ic, Vol. 3: Love & War

1:02:11 - Will Macmorran "Ejs" from Glen Echo

1:04:57 - Plastic Paddy "I Know My Love" from Lucky Enough

1:09:30 - The McKrells "Donegal" from Somethin' Fierce

1:13:38 - CLOSING

1:15:40 - IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves "Inisheer" from Leap of Faith

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So many thrilling new musical discoveries too—I can’t wait to dig into the rich backlog of episodes! This podcast is a gift, and thank you so much for everything you do to foster the Celtic community and its music!"

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Thanks again and keep up the great work!"

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