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February 29, 2024 71 mins

We’re highlighting some of the amazing women in Celtic music on this Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #650.

Eimear Arkins, Mary - Kate Spring Lee, Sassenach, Bonhomme Setter, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Mary Beth Carty, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Rover's Way, Hanneke Cassel, Celtic Woman, Katherine Nagy, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, Derina Harvey Band, Mànran


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0:02 - Intro: Debby Regan

0:18 - Eimear Arkins "She's At It Again / Tune For Tom (Jigs)" from Here & There
Eimear Arkins: fiddle

4:00 - WELCOME

6:15 - Mary - Kate Spring Lee "Kusnacht/St.Brigid's Day" from Tunes in the Morning
Mary - Kate Spring Lee: harp

12:18 - Sassenach "Siúbhán Ní Dhuibhir" from Passages
Jane Critchlow: lead and harmony vocals, bodhrán, percussion
Susan Palmer: harp, harmony vocals
Laurence Beaudry: violin, viola, harmony vocals
Marie - Claude Simard: cello, harmony vocals

15:29 - Bonhomme Setter "Slide From Grace" from Colors of Time
SYLVAIN LABEGE | flute . whistle
MARIE - NOËLLE HARVEY | violin . viola

20:08 - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer "John Lover" from Twelve Months & A Day
Vicki Swan: nyckelharpa, background vocals

24:37 - FEEDBACK

27:43 - Mary Beth Carty "Voilà le printemps" from Crossing the Causeway
Mary Beth Carty: accordion, guitar, bass, jaw harp, bones, triangle, shakers, tambourine, cow - bells, and washboard, vocals

31:36 - Matt & Shannon Heaton "Last Days of Fourth Grade/Against the Grain/Jig for Tim (waltz and jigs)" from Whirring Wings
Shannon Heaton: flute

36:45 - Rover's Way "The Journey" from The Journey
Keira Young: Penny whistle, bodhran, vocals

39:19 - Hanneke Cassel "Religulous / Patience" from Dot the Dragon's Eyes
Hanneke Cassel: fiddle

44:08 - Olivia Bradley “Molly Malone” from Misty Morning Shore

46:44 - THANKS

50:15 - Celtic Woman "A Stór Mo Chroí" from 20th Anniversary
Tara McNeil: violin, harp, vocals
Mairéad Carlin: vocals
Muirgen O’Mahony: vocals
Emma Warren: vocals

55:12 - Katherine Nagy "Jimmy's Dance" from Single
Katherine Nagy: guitar, vocals

58:45 - Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening "Just Stop & Eat The Roses" from Cloud Horizons
Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, vocals)
Amy Thatcher (accordion, synth, clogs, vocals),
Josie Duncan from the Isle of Lewis (vocals, clarsach).

1:02:34 - Derina Harvey Band "Stopped or Gone" from Waves of Home
Derina Harvey: guitar, vocals
Jess Blenis (violin)

1:05:33 - CLOSING

1:07:50 - Mànran "Briogais" from Ùrar
Kim Carnie: vocals

1:10:39 - 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 .css-j9qmi7{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-flex-direction:row;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;font-weight:700;margin-bottom:1rem;margin-top:2.8rem;width:100%;-webkit-box-pack:start;-ms-flex-pack:start;-webkit-justify-content:start;justify-content:start;padding-left:5rem;}@media only screen and (max-width: 599px){.css-j9qmi7{padding-left:0;-webkit-box-pack:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;-webkit-justify-content:center;justify-content:center;}}.css-j9qmi7 svg{fill:#27292D;}.css-j9qmi7 .eagfbvw0{-webkit-align-items:center;-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;color:#27292D;}

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