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May 4, 2023 74 mins

My first pint in Ireland this year is to Bridge O’Malley. The second is to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #605.

Old Blind Dogs, Bua, Norah Rendell, Conor Caldwell, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Enda Reilly, Tommy Fakem, Dervish, Low Lily, Iron Roux, Hot Griselda, Fast & Vengefully, Nick Metcalf, Heavy Blarney, Dàimh


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0:02 - Intro: Carol Baril

0:10 - Old Blind Dogs "Desperate Fishwives" from Wherever Yet May Be

6:24 - WELCOME

7:55 - Bua "Eddie Moloney's / Micho Ressell's (Mason's Apron)" from Down the Green Fields

11:04 - Norah Rendell "Pretty Susan" from Spinning Yarns

14:48 - Conor Caldwell "An Art Revealed" from To Belfast...

17:17 - Matt & Shannon Heaton "The Blackbird" from Blue Skies Above

21:25 - FEEDBACK

23:50 - Enda Reilly "Gráinne Mhaol" from Single

27:30 - Tommy Fakem "First Pint" from Johnny Irish

31:10 - Dervish "Out On the Road" from Midsummer's Night

35:13 - Low Lily "Captivate Me" from Angels in the Wreckage

38:45 - STORY: Mark Clavey’s Whiskey Story and Tour

Find more about the Whiskey Lovers Tour on Mark Clavey’s website.

45:24 - Iron Roux "Wiru" from Iron Roux

50:19 - THANKS

52:19 - Hot Griselda "Roll On  -  Roll Off" from Sunbox

55:26 - Fast & Vengefully "The Price You Pay" from Rozzie Me Bow

1:00:25 - Nick Metcalf "Reel Rock" from Skyline of Skye

1:03:42 - Heavy Blarney "Heavy Carlow" from From Bog To Swamp

1:07:54 - CLOSING

1:09:09 - Dàimh "Dunrobin" from The Hebridean Sessions

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist.

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster out of Atlanta, Georgia. This Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you.

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