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August 10, 2023 63 mins

There’s a great selkie on our beautiful Celtic Earth on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #622. This is the last day to support our Kickstarter. Please make a pledge!

Leaping Lulu, TJ Hull and Amanda Caretta - Hull, Seán Heely, Juha Rossi, Niamh Parsons, Beltaine, Chris Gray, Fire In The Glen, Slugger's Rule, Drumspyder, Screaming Orphans, Avalon Rising, Iain MacHarg


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0:02 - Intro: Edward Johnson

0:26 - Leaping Lulu "Craig's Pipes/The Mountain Road/The Gravel Walk" from Celtic Night Live

4:06 - WELCOME

5:58 - TJ Hull and Amanda Caretta - Hull "Cooley's" from Tippy Taps

10:42 - Seán Heely "'S i Mòrag puirt à beul" from Dramagical

14:14 - Juha Rossi "The Rights of Man" from Irish Tunes on Mandolin

17:43 - Niamh Parsons "Bold Doherty" from In My Prime

21:59 - FEEDBACK

24:03 - Beltaine "Whisky Rye" from Mercy

27:03 - Chris Gray "An Buachaillin Ban" from Fuist!

35:02 - Fire In The Glen "Drunken Sailor" from Cutting Bracken

38:22 - Slugger's Rule "Whiskey You're the Devil" from Greatest Hits: Volume II

41:19 - THANKS

42:26 - Drumspyder "Tralee Gaol" from Sunne and Mona

46:17 - Screaming Orphans "This Is the Life" from Paper Daisies

48:51 - Avalon Rising "The Great Selkie" from Avalon Rising

53:53 - Marc Gunn "Kilty Pleasure 2023 (feat. The Muckers)" from Selcouth

57:53 - CLOSING

59:43 - Iain MacHarg "Glen Nevis Ridge Set" from Ceòl Na Beinne    Music of the Mountain

1:02:45 - 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.

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster out of Atlanta, Georgia. This Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

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