Wonder #540
Play • 1 hr 5 min

The world is a wonder. Let’s celebrate it along with our Celtic culture through music and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Gerry O'Connor, The Fire, Cara Dillon, Blame Not the Bard, House of Hamill, Alisa Marie, Calan, Norse Gael, Celtic Wood, Tuatha Dea, The McDades, The Canny Brothers Band, Bang On The Ear, Syr

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0:06 - Gerry O'Connor "The Old Dash Churn (Jigs)" from Last Night's Joy

4:10 - WELCOME

5:01 - The Fire "The Prodigal Son" from Radiance

9:03 - Cara Dillon "Garden Valley" from After The Morning

13:05 - Blame Not the Bard "Off to California / The Gentleman Soldier / Over the Moor to Maggie" from Soundcheck

17:51 - House of Hamill "The Bully of Skidmore Town" from Folk Hero

21:33 - FEEDBACK

24:32 - Alisa Marie "Woods of Wonder" from Single

27:42 - Calan "Jêl Caerdydd" from Kistvaen Pronunciation: Jell Cair - deef Pronunciation: Kist - vae - en

31:16 - Norse Gael "Creadeamh Sí" from Finscéal

34:44 - Celtic Wood and Wires "Have a Little Drink" from Close the Back Door

38:14 - THANKS

40:48 - Tuatha Dea "The Sky is Falling" from Irish Eyes

46:23 - The McDades "Les Trois Capitaines" from The Empress

51:11 - The Canny Brothers Band "Peggy Gordon" from The Guinness Situation

55:25 - Bang On The Ear "The Boys From Apple Hill" from F15TEEN

57:49 - CLOSING

59:38 - Syr "Sentinel" from Sentinel

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Alba Calvet emailed photos: "Hi Mark, i'm Alba from Barcelona and i've been listening your podcast since i was 18 when my father discover it i don't know where.

Due the pandemic i started to work in a Hospital and i couldn't listen tu you (long workshifts with no earbuds...) but now that i came back to the scientific research (and I'm able to work with music) I'm listening all the pending programs, all day long! At this exact moment I'm going to the city by train, to the lab, and i really love to knit while traveling and listening to you.

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John Thompson emailed: "Hi Marc. Loving the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. As a Patreon member I got your early release of episode 538 "Celtic Top 20 of 2021". Still listening but I caught one error in the beginning. You introduce the show as episode 358 instead of 538. Don't know if you have time to fix it before you post. No big deal, the music is great! All the best for the new year! JT"

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