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June 15, 2023 61 mins

I’m off to travel Ireland on my Celtic Invasion of County Mayo. But I can’t leave without sharing Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #610.

Kalos, Sean Heely & Colin McGlynn, Lily Bentley, Fiddle Folk Family, Cantrip, Alli Johnson, Boxing Robin, The Langer's Ball, Mary Beth Carty, Wolf Loescher & Mark Kenneth, Amelia Hogan, The Elders, Fire In The Glen


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0:02 - Intro: Tartanic

0:09 - Kalos "Nia's/Luke's New House/Roy Michael's" from Headland

4:40 - WELCOME

6:00 - Sean Heely & Colin McGlynn "Two Weeks to Go / Glen Ghillie" from Homeport ~ Port na Dachaigh

Port na Dachaigh  -  Port nah Dak - ig

Glen Ghillie  -  Glenn gilla  - try to through in an H (Gh - illa) there and make it a little guttural like in the Irish tune Mo Ghille Mear

10:53 - Lily Bentley "An Mhaighdean Mhara" from Ways of Calling

An Mhaighdean Mhara  -  Un Vagden Vara

13:06 - Fiddle Folk Family "The irish washerwoman" from Ungeschieden, ungekämmt, ungehört

14:56 - Cantrip "Puirt a’ Beul" from Undark

Puirt a’ Beul  -  This is Scottish, so I may be a little off: Port a bway - ul

21:49 - FEEDBACK

24:34 - Alli Johnson "Highwayman" from Into the Hollows

31:07 - Boxing Robin "An Dro -  Trois Matelots du Port de Brest" from The View From Here

34:56 - The Langer's Ball "Jigs: Charlie Hunter's/Cricket's March Over the Saltbox/Shores of Lough Gowna" from Appetite for Tradition

37:55 - THANKS

39:57 - Mary Beth Carty "Òran Boisdale (Fail ì Fail ò)" from Crossing the Causeway

Òran Boisdale (Fail ì Fail ò)  -  This might be scottish too (?)  -  Ore - awn Boisdale (fall ee fall oh)

44:01 - Wolf Loescher & Mark Kenneth "Rigs o' Rye" from Loescher+Kenneth

47:46 - Amelia Hogan "Dyin' Day" from Taking Flight

51:46 - The Elders "Sister Caroline" from Well Alright Then

56:11 - CLOSING

57:58 - Fire In The Glen "Star of the County Down" from Cutting Bracken

1:01:04 - CREDITS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. Irish pronunciations were provided by Neill McShea. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist.

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