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January 11, 2024 63 mins

The Haar share the story behind their version of “The Wild Rover” on Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #643.

Bonhomme Setter, Hanneke Cassel, Outbound Traveler, Juha Rossi, Joseph Carmichael, W. Ed Harris, Mic Clark, Seán Heely, The Haar, Strings & Things, Firinn, The Sternwheelers, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, Eimear Arkins


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0:02 - Intro: Mike at Gen Con

0:09 - Bonhomme Setter "Fort Bay" from Colors of Time

2:29 - WELCOME

4:32 - Hanneke Cassel "Katrina McCoy's Jig / Sierra Fiddle Circle's Compliments to the Girls of Mudzini Kwetu" from Dot the Dragon's Eyes

8:21 - Outbound Traveler "Early Morning Rain" from Go On and Wander

11:57 - Juha Rossi "The Parting Glass" from Irish Tunes on Mandolin

14:10 - Joseph Carmichael "Sovay" from Single

19:36 - FEEDBACK

22:53 - W. Ed Harris "The Sligo Maid" from Cares of Tomorrow Can Wait

25:47 - Mic Clark "THE RIVER" from THE RIVER EP

29:26 - Seán Heely "View from the Quiraing" from Dramagical

35:16 - STORY: The Haar "Wild Rover" from Where Old Ghosts Meet

The Haar are going out on tour starting in February, all around the UK. You can also see their striking music video. I’ll add that to the featured video playlist on YouTube.

37:07 - The Haar "Wild Rover" from Where Old Ghosts Meet

41:37 - THANKS

44:47 - Strings & Things "Jigtime" from The Unsolicited Dance

48:36 - Firinn "Out of the Air, Organic Ross" from The Long Lunch

50:40 - The Sternwheelers "Don't Turn Around" from Single

53:16 - Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening "High Way To Hermitage" from Cloud Horizons

57:08 - CLOSING

58:18 - Eimear Arkins "Father Bernie's/Farewell to Miltown/Maudabawn Chapel" from What's Next?

1:02:57 - 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 follow the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

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