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November 9, 2023 67 mins

Climb the Black Tower with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #635.

Hanneke Cassel, TJ Hull and Amanda Caretta - Hull, Jesse Ferguson, Juha Rossi, Andy Irvine, Jim Sharkey, Gordon McLeod, Lauren Oxford, The Dustbunnies, Don Gabbert, Kevin McKrell, Derina Harvey Band, Beltaine, Screaming Orphans, Mànran, The High Kings


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0:02 - Intro: River Driver

0:11 - Hanneke Cassel "The Green Lady / Olivia’s Jig" from Some Melodious Sonnet

5:08 - WELCOME

7:38 - TJ Hull and Amanda Caretta - Hull "Mr. Cunningham's Maggot" from Tippy Taps

9:40 - Jesse Ferguson "Renzo" from Sea Shanties

11:43 - Juha Rossi "Spotted Dog / Kataroni" from Irish Tunes on Mandolin

14:16 - Andy Irvine "Autumn Gold" from Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

18:00 - FEEDBACK

22:26 - Jim Sharkey "The Three Ravens" from SWEET ANNE'S ROAD

26:51 - Gordon McLeod "Christy's Waltz" from Still Fiddlin'

30:32 - Lauren Oxford "On Death" from Lauren Oxford

34:56 - The Dustbunnies "Gillingham Ramshire" from What Goes Around

39:29 - Don Gabbert "My Name is McCann (Ed's Campfire Waltz)" from Donovan's Fancy

42:48 - Kevin McKrell "I Can Breath Again" from In Quarantine

45:23 - THANKS

48:21 - Derina Harvey Band "Grow" from Waves of Home

52:21 - Beltaine "Whisky Rye" from Mercy

55:22 - Screaming Orphans "Sweet Forget Me Not" from Paper Daisies

59:31 - Mànran "Black Tower" from Ùrar

1:02:50 - CLOSING

1:03:38 - The High Kings "The Streets Of Kinsale" from The Road Not Taken

1:06:36 - CREDITS

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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