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May 11, 2023 60 mins

Let’s praise and celebrate women in Celtic music with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #606.

Logical Fleadh, Hanneke Cassel, Clare Sands, Boxing Robin, Karan Casey, The Bow Tides, Amelia Hogan, The Langer's Ball, Alli Johnson, The Bookends, Lissa Schneckenburger, Eliza Carthy and The Restitution, Mary Beth Carty, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Jen Midkiff


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0:02 - Intro: Teresa Finley of IrishFest Atlanta

0:13 - Logical Fleadh "The White Petticoat" from Logical Fleadh (17 - Track Album)

Emily Albright (fiddle, vocals)

Dana Joras (flutes, whistles, vocals)

1:58 - WELCOME

3:27 - Hanneke Cassel "Blackberry Festival Footrace / For Reals" from For Reasons Unseen

7:14 - Clare Sands "Awe na Mná (Praise the Women)" from Clare Sands

Pronunciation: Awe na Mná   -  Awe (just like the english word here) nah Man - awe

10:52 - Boxing Robin "Iain Ghlinn Cuaich" from The View From Here

Pronunciation: Iain Ghlinn Cuaich  -  Ee - an (like the name) Glinn Coo - ick

Gypsy Youngraven -  vocals, guitar, and bodhrán

12:52 - Karan Casey "I Live in a Country (feat. Pauline Scanlon)" from Nine Apples of Gold

16:59 - FEEDBACK

20:10 - The Bow Tides "The Wee Boy's Lament for his Pet Dragon" from Sailing On

Ellery Klein, Jessie Burns and Katie Grennan (fiddle)

26:45 - Amelia Hogan "King of Ballyhooley" from Taking Flight

30:30 - The Langer's Ball "Slip Jig: Rocky Road to Dublin" from Appetite for Tradition

Hannah Rediske (accordion, whistle, vocals)

32:20 - Alli Johnson "Wayfaring Stranger" from Into the Hollows

35:58 - The Bookends "Dinny Donegal" from A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

Miriam Fischer (Piano • Accordion)

Cait Watson (Whistles • Flute)

39:06 - THANKS

41:39 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Someday Soon" from Falling Forward

45:25 - Eliza Carthy and The Restitution "Jacky Tar" from Queen of the Whirl

48:40 - Mary Beth Carty "Trinity Avenue" from Crossing the Causeway

52:01 - Tan and Sober Gentlemen "You'll Never Know" from Regressive Folk Music

Courtney Barefoot (Lead Vocals & Guitar)

55:19 - CLOSING

56:17 - Jen Midkiff (she/her) "Waterfall" from Collage

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.

Todd Wiley is the editor of the Celtic Music Magazine. You can subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. Best of all, you

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