There’s a great selkie on our beautiful Celtic Earth on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #622. This is the last day to support our Kickstarter. Please make a pledge!

Leaping Lulu, TJ Hull and Amanda Caretta - Hull, Seán Heely, Juha Rossi, Niamh Parsons, Beltaine, Chris Gray, Fire In The Glen, Slugger's Rule, Drumspyder, Screaming Orphans, Avalon Rising, Iain MacHarg


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0:02 - Intro: Edward Johnson

0:26 - Leaping Lulu "Craig's Pipes/The Mountain Road/The Gravel Walk" from Celtic Night Live

4:06 - WELCOME

5:58 - TJ Hull and Amanda Caretta - Hull "Cooley's" from Tippy Taps

10:42 - Seán Heely "'S i Mòrag puirt à beul" from Dramagical

14:14 - Juha Rossi "The Rights of Man" from Irish Tunes on Mandolin

17:43 - Niamh Parsons "Bold Doherty" from In My Prime

21:59 - FEEDBACK

24:03 - Beltaine "Whisky Rye" from Mercy

27:03 - Chris Gray "An Buachaillin Ban" from Fuist!

35:02 - Fire In The Glen "Drunken Sailor" from Cutting Bracken

38:22 - Slugger's Rule "Whiskey You're the Devil" from Greatest Hits: Volume II

41:19 - THANKS

42:26 - Drumspyder "Tralee Gaol" from Sunne and Mona

46:17 - Screaming Orphans "This Is the Life" from Paper Daisies

48:51 - Avalon Rising "The Great Selkie" from Avalon Rising

53:53 - Marc Gunn "Kilty Pleasure 2023 (feat. The Muckers)" from Selcouth

57:53 - CLOSING

59:43 - Iain MacHarg "Glen Nevis Ridge Set" from Ceòl Na Beinne    Music of the Mountain

1:02:45 - CREDITS

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Raven Lunatic replied to my Celtic Music Magazine request: "I have been going back and listening to episodes of your podcast I missed! Walked in Baltimore St Padraig’s Parade on Sunday. Will be starting the feast day with a Mass then full Irish breakfast!!"

Adam Young replied: "Hi Marc -  -

I'm usually working while listening, doing graphic design work or something similar...or just sitting and concentrating on the music itself.

I've got two gigs on St. Patrick's Day, so I'll be out in the pubs (2 - 5 pm and 8 - 10 pm) in Sydney, NS, and joining a fellow artist (who you've featured recently), Mary Beth Carty, at her session in the morning.

That's also how I'm celebrating the culture through music this St. Patrick's Day!  Our focus is more Scottish music, but we'll be throwing as much Irish into the mix as we possibly can...and staying away from green beer and pots of gold and leprechauns...

Best of luck on the show(s)! Thanks"

Roger replied: "Greetings Marc from Kendal UK  its snowing. been making a Shepherds Pie for tea while listening to the last episode with the odd stop to practise my bodhran against a song... i need lots of practice...

keep up your good work. your podcast is essential listening especially if you have a ceiling to wall paper. best regards"