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February 23, 2023 65 mins

It’s a wonderful new in Ireland and around the Celtic world on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #594.

Santiago Molina, Logical Fleadh, Lissa Schneckenburger, Poitín, Callanish, Máirtín de Cógáin, The Bookends, Melanie Gruben, The Voices of Virtue, Fire In The Glen, Crow's Nest, Aine O' Gorman, Victoria Keating, Kilrush, Chris Murphy, Bad Haggis, Tan and Sober Gentlemen


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0:02 - Intro: Erin from Old Man Cosgrove

0:23 - Santiago Molina "Whelan's Set" from Desde un nuevo lugar

3:11 - WELCOME

5:13 - Logical Fleadh "MacArthur Road (acoustic)" from Acoustic Mixes (10 - Track Acoustic Re - Mix)

7:14 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Cruel Mother" from Falling Forward

10:36 - Poitín "Mashed Mouse" from One For The Road

12:42 - Callanish "Si Bheag Si Mhor" from Callanish

16:51 - FEEDBACK

18:44 - Máirtín de Cógáin "The Town of Ballybay" from The False Start

20:18 - The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra "Greystones" from A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

25:42 - Melanie Gruben with The Voices of Virtue "Bread and Roses" from Like a Tide Upon the Land

28:53 - Fire In The Glen "Gilderoy / Macpherson's Lament / The Battle of Aughrim / After the Battle of Aughrim" from Cutting Bracken

35:09 - Crow's Nest "She's Sweetest" from Crow's Nest

40:05 - THANKS

42:40 - Aine O' Gorman, Victoria Keating "Brigid (Part 1 :Becoming)" from Single

46:03 - Kilrush "Ten Penny Bit / Kevin McHugh's / Maid in the Meadow" from Kilrush [Explicit]

50:42 - Chris Murphy "Small Wonder" from The Tinker's Dream

55:28 - Bad Haggis "Water Church" from Trip

59:30 - CLOSING

1:00:48 - Tan and Sober Gentlemen "All The Time" from Regressive Folk Music

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.

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