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May 25, 2023 68 mins

We're casting a magic dragon spell to enchant you with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #608.

Moher, Fiddle Folk Family, Cavort Celtic, Gordon McLeod, Forkroot, Joey Abarta, Kieran Byrne, Brad Reid, Paddyman, David Arkenstone, Thrifty Malone, Chance the Arm, River Driver, Caliceltic, Ewen McIntosh, Ryan Roubison


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This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2023 episode.  Vote Now!

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0:02 - Intro: Jim Nettles

0:13 - Moher "Hervitmon (slip jigs, jig) 30th Anniversary Slip Jig  -  Herman The German_s  -  Hervitmon" from Phoenix

4:37 - WELCOME

6:14 - Fiddle Folk Family "Maid behind the bar / Cooley's reel / Kilmaley" from Ungeschieden, ungekämmt, ungehört

10:17 - Cavort Celtic "Damn Cold Song" from Kilted Cavort

15:05 - Gordon McLeod "Magic Slipper" from Still Fiddlin'

18:17 - Forkroot "Coyotes at the Dump" from Water & Shade

21:41 - FEEDBACK

25:10 - Joey Abarta "Any Ol' Jig Will Do/The Black Rock/Top it Off (Hop Jigs)" from King of the Blind

28:29 - Kieran Byrne "Welcome Home" from single

31:46 - Brad Reid "Sunday Session" from The Bridge

36:01 - Paddyman "One for the Road" from One for the Road

39:55 - David Arkenstone "The Green Dragon" from Music Inspired by Middle Earth vol.ll

42:59 - THANKS

45:10 - Thrifty Malone "Fill Up Me Barrow Boys!" from single

48:07 - Chance the Arm "Foggy Dew" from All in Good Time

51:20 - River Driver "Fiddle Sticks Set" from Traces

55:42 - Caliceltic "The Wild Rover" from 2023 and Me

58:54 - Ewen McIntosh "Donald MacGillivray" from Ma's Math Mo Chuimhn

1:02:29 - CLOSING

1:03:54 - Ryan Roubison "The Jolly Soldier / The Little Stack of Wheat" from Songs from the Willow Glen

1:07:43 - CREDITS

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

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