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February 8, 2024 73 mins

Many blessings to you from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #647.

Seán Heely, Faoileán, Olivia Bradley, Ben Doran, Mànran, Beltaine, Hanneke Cassel, Irishtown Road, Blame Not the Bard, Strings & Things, Brian Quigley, Screaming Orphans, Low Lily


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0:02 - Intro: Emily Huffman

0:10 - Seán Heely "The Dram Circle / Quarantune / The E - B - E Reel" from Dramagical

6:45 - WELCOME

8:26 - Faoileán "The Coalminer" from Far Hills

11:12 - Olivia Bradley "A Gaelic Blessing" from Misty Morning Shore

13:00 - Ben Doran "Medley: i For Ireland, I'll Not Tell Her Name; ii Marbhna Luimni; iii Cradle Song" from Ceol an Chroi II

23:51 - Mànran "Latha Math" from Mànran

27:16 - FEEDBACK

29:10 - Beltaine "I'm A Rover" from Mercy

32:11 - Hanneke Cassel "Lime Hill / Banks of Spey / Lexy McAskill" from Dot the Dragon's Eyes

36:39 - Irishtown Road "Rattlin' Bog" from On the One Road

42:23 - THANKS

44:41 - Blame Not the Bard "My Son John / Follow Me up to Carlow" from Now and Again

55:24 - Strings & Things "Hurtful Souls" from The Unsolicited Dance

59:34 - Brian Quigley "Lilacs in Springtime" from Tales of Distant Shores

1:02:59 - Screaming Orphans "The Limerick Rake" from Paper Daisies

1:06:19 - CLOSING

1:07:28 - Low Lily "Adventurer" from Low Lily (EP)

1:12:21 - 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 follow the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

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