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October 26, 2023 75 mins

Eimear Arkins talks about Irish lilting and IrishFest Atlanta on Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #633.

Dervish, W. Ed Harris, Eamon Friel, The Poor Clares, The Haar, Eimear Arkins, The Shanties, Jared Bogle, The Sternwheelers, Avery LeVine 


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0:02 - Intro: Miranda Nelson of Miranda Nelson Designs

0:19 - Dervish "Palmer's Gate" from Midsummer's Night

5:27 - WELCOME

7:20 - W. Ed Harris "Lanigan's Ball / Indian Point / The Ten Penny Bit" from Family, Friends, Choices, & Memories

10:03 - Eamon Friel "The Old Songs" from Atlantic Light

13:41 - The Poor Clares "The Old Bush Reel Set" from Resurrected Lover

16:32 - The Haar "Carrickfergus" from Where Old Ghosts Meet

23:50 - FEEDBACK

26:59 - INTERVIEW: Eimear Arkins

31:21 - Eimear Arkins "Glen of Aherlow/Miss Langford's/Callaghan's" from What's Next?

35:14 - STORY: Slán Le Máigh"

41:52 - Eimear Arkins "Slán Le Máigh" from What's Next?

48:14 - STORY: An Buachailín Donn

51:16 - Eimear Arkins "An Buachailín Donn" from What's Next?

55:40 - THANKS

58:11 - The Shanties "Good Day" from Fear Not

1:01:48 - Jared Bogle "Johnny Cope (Hornpipe)" from The Old Road Home

1:07:33 - The Sternwheelers "Lily of the West" from Shuttered EP

1:10:53 - CLOSING

1:11:48 - Avery LeVine "Willie Clancy's Secret Jig/Munster Buttermilk" from The Rainy Day

1:14:46 - CREDITS

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I interviewed Eimear Arkins last week. She’s performing at IrishFest Atlanta on Nov 3 - 5, 2023. She’s also doing a workshop on Irish Lilting. You’re gonna learn about it in our interview.

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