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0:34 "The Greenland Set" by Chambless, Taylor And Muse from Live at NTIF

7:14 "Glen Cottage #2/Glen Cottage #1/Mick Duggan's (Polkas)" by Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore from Traditional Irish Music

11:40 "Two Sisters" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

16:24 "Strayaway Child" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now

19:39 "High Germany" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches


23:36 "Soundcheck Set" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide

28:27 "Mary Mac/Drunken Sailor" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

31:38 "Combo Number Three" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

34:08 "My Brother Sylvest" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

36:35 "Morfa'r Frenhines" by Dark Patrick from Fainne Gael an Lae


40:39 "London Days" by In Search of a Rose from Kind of Green

43:29 "Saorsa" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

47:11 "Beer from St. James Gate" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

50:08 "Long Shot Nag" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

54:58 "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

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James Slaven emailed a couple photos regarding the Thin Veil episode: "Hey, Marc! Great episode this week! Halloween is my favorite time of the year, and you outdid yourself on the song picks for this year's Halloween episode. Listened to it while baking my annual loaf of Barm Brack, the traditional Irish bread of Halloween, although without the bits and bobs inside, as no one eats it but me. I also found a Barm Brack drink recipe that I tried. Irish whiskey, egg, all-spice and more. Interesting! Not sure if I'll make it again. Keep up the great work!"

I got an anonymous text: "Good morning Marc from aboard the MV Coho as I head over to Victoria BC listening to the great pre-Halloween episode. Thanks for the great music and adding to the beauty of the trip."

Patty Bolan emailed a picture: "Hey! My name is Patty, and I've been playing traditional Irish music for most of my life. For the past three and a half months, I've been on the Pacific Crest Trail hiking from Canada to Mexico. I have under 500 miles, or about two weeks, left now. I've started listening to the Irish and Celtic music podcast, and it's so amazing finding new music while hiking and hearing familiar names and people I'm friends with. Here's a picture of me listening while coming down Mt. Whitney!"

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