Nightfall #531
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Even when night falls the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast keeps cranking out great music.

The Tea Merchants, Brad Reid, TEYR, Tartanic, ÚLLA, Duncan McLauchlan, We Banjo 3, Loveridge, Jim McKenna, The Gothard Sisters, Tallymoore, Screaming Orphans, Band O'Brothers, The Rumjacks, Amelia Hogan

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0:06 - The Tea Merchants “Gusty's Frolics” from One Lump Or Two?

4:42 - WELCOME

7:10 - Brad Reid "The House Across from Flora's" from New Scotland

10:42 - TEYR "Flower of the Sun" from Estren

15:20 - Tartanic "Hammer & Switch" from Uncivilized

18:40 - ÚLLA "The Night Visiting Song" from Ulla

22:17 - FEEDBACK

26:17 - Duncan McLauchlan "Scotland's Heart from Single

29:50 - We Banjo 3 "Good Time Old Time" from Roots to Rise (Live)

34:06 - Loveridge "Cornish Heart" from As the Crow Flies

38:01 - Jim McKenna "Lament For The Forgotten Irish Of Catholic Mt. Auburn Cemetery" from Single

41:54 - The Gothard Sisters "Nightfall" from Dragonfly

46:07 - THANKS

48:08 - Tallymoore "Sound the Pibroch" from Drive [Explicit]

51:17 - Screaming Orphans "John Barleycorn" from Sliabh Liag

56:10 - Band O'Brothers "Big Jim" from Band O'Brothers

1:00:01 - The Rumjacks "Athens to the North" from Hestia

1:03:21 - CLOSING

1:04:59 - Amelia Hogan "Fiddler of Dooney" from Transplants: From the Old to the New

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Laura Osburn emailed some audio feedback and a picture:


Thanks Laura. Here's hoping your son has a happy birthday. And thanks for coming back to the podcast. :)

Peter Bengtson emailed some more photos: "Hi Mark, I've been back in Tucson for about 10 days after our birding trip to Hawaii.  The Hawaii trip was excellent with about 35 life birds, a good group of people, and excellent guides.

I'm back to doing my early morning walks (have to start walking about sunrise for the cooler weather).  The photo was taken looking north to Safford peak with a hot air balloon moving to the right to pass Safford to the east side.  Back in my peak climbing days I climbed Safford a number of times.  It's a great trip with wonderful views from the top.

I learned how to connect 3 of your podcasts, so I could listen to your podcasts for the whole time.  Thanks for the work you do to distribute this music."

Peter Bengtson sent another photo from October: "Mark,  I've  recently been walking the bicycle trail along the Rillito River.  This was the most dramatic piece of art along the trail.  It shows bats riding bicycles.  The upper bat and bicycle is upside down since the bats hang upside down under the bridges over the river.

The second and third messages are information signs about the Mexican Free Tail bats living under bridges.  I couldn't figure out how to get all 3 photo into the same message."


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