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July 6, 2023 70 mins

Visualizing walking the Streets of Derry listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

JuhaRossi, Scottish Fish, Lily Bentley, Arise & Go, Mary Beth Carty, Tim Cummings, Pete Sutherland, Brad Kolodner, Alli Johnson, Corey Purcell, Victoria Johnston, Gordon McLeod, Clare Sands, Brian Finnegan, Brad The Piper, Voice of Lir, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Brass Lassie


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0:02 - Intro: Tamsin Silver

0:25 - Juha Rossi "Glen of Aherlow (feat. Valentine Fatout - Bineau)" from Irish Tunes on Mandolin

3:48 - WELCOME

5:37 - Scottish Fish "Freefalling" from Upscale

9:35 - Lily Bentley "Ploughboys in the Gloaming" from Norwood Gothic

12:52 - Arise & Go "Slides & Polkas: Cuz Teehan's #1 / Cuz Teehan's #2 / Mairtin O'Connor's / The Ballydesmond / Jessica's Polka" from Meeting Place

17:29 - Mary Beth Carty "Blueberry Mountain" from Crossing the Causeway

21:36 - FEEDBACK

26:14 - Tim Cummings, Pete Sutherland, Brad Kolodner "Farewell Dundee • Babe of Bethlehem" from The Birds' Flight

29:51 - Alli Johnson "Streets of Derry" from Into the Hollows

34:00 - Corey Purcell "Polkas (Gas Station Sushi/Whiskey and a Fiddle)" from Undaunted

37:13 - Victoria Johnston "Tar Liom" from Where the Lights Glow

Pronunciation: Tar Liom-Tar Lohm

40:41 - Gordon McLeod "Twelve of Sheila's Lads" from Still Fiddlin'

44:22 - THANKS

46:44 - Clare Sands & Brian Finnegan "Dealán Dé"

Pronunciation: Dealán Dé-Deal - awn Day

50:36 - Brad The Piper "Cradle 2 the Grave" from The Forgotten Game

55:05 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "The Ottawa Jail Song" from Lobster Tail and Beer

1:00:07 - The Elders “Moore St. Girls” from The Secret World of Celtic Rock and American Wake

1:04:22 - CLOSING

1:06:13 - Brass Lassie "Moch Diluain Ghabh I 'n Cuan" from Brass Lassie
Pronunciation: Moch Diluain Ghabh I 'n Cuan-Mac Diloon GHav in Gyuan-That GH is a bit of gutral back of your throat kind of thing.

1:09:25 - 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 subscribe to the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. Big thanks to Neill McShea who shared pronunciations for the Celtic song titles.

Todd Wiley is the editor of the Celtic Music Magazine. Subscribe to get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. Best of all, you will connect with your Celtic heritage.

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