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February 16, 2023 65 min

We could all use a little more kindness. Share the love with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcasts #593. Then learn 4 things you can do in County Mayo to learn more about Grace O’Malley, the famed Pirate Queen.

ChildsPlay, W Ed Harris, Jodee James, Eilis Crean, Achill Crossing, Melanie Gruben, TEYR, Wolf & Clover, Lissa Schneckenburger, Poitín, The Irish Rovers, Dark Isle Bagpiper, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Tuatha de Danann, We Banjo 3


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0:02 - Intro: Blibbering Humdingers

0:11 - ChildsPlay "Buddy's Strathspey / The Wooden Whale / The Farmer's Daughter" from The Bloom Of Youth

4:51 - WELCOME

6:45 - W Ed Harris "Glory Reel/The Heathery Cruach" from Turas Ceilteach

9:41 - Jodee James "All the Way to Avalon" from Lady of the Fountain

14:23 - Eilis Crean "The Old Pipe on the Hob  -  The Sally Popular" from Searbh Siucra

17:37 - Achill Crossing "I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday" from The Rising of the Moon

20:20 - FEEDBACK

23:50 - Melanie Gruben "'Til Ireland is Free" from Like a Tide Upon the Land

27:00 - TEYR "The Drummer" from Estren

32:16 - Wolf & Clover "An Eriskay Love Lilt" from Twelvemonth and a Day

34:29 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Sorry For The Divots" from Falling Forward

38:16 - Poitín "The Maid Of Amsterdam" from One For The Road

41:11 - THANKS

44:49 - The Irish Rovers "Diabolical Things" from No End in Sight

49:22 - Dark Isle Piper "Laird of Lagavulin" from Siubhail

52:08 - Wild Colonial Bhoys "Banna Strand" from Century

57:21 - Tuatha de Danann "Molly Maguires" from In Nomine Éireann

1:01:08 - CLOSING

1:01:54 - We Banjo 3 "We All Need More Kindness in This World" from Roots of the Banjo Tree

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.

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