Mother's Day, In Praise of Women #606
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Let’s praise and celebrate women in Celtic music with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #606.

Logical Fleadh, Hanneke Cassel, Clare Sands, Boxing Robin, Karan Casey, The Bow Tides, Amelia Hogan, The Langer's Ball, Alli Johnson, The Bookends, Lissa Schneckenburger, Eliza Carthy and The Restitution, Mary Beth Carty, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Jen Midkiff


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0:02 - Intro: Teresa Finley of IrishFest Atlanta

0:13 - Logical Fleadh "The White Petticoat" from Logical Fleadh (17 - Track Album)

Emily Albright (fiddle, vocals)

Dana Joras (flutes, whistles, vocals)

1:58 - WELCOME

3:27 - Hanneke Cassel "Blackberry Festival Footrace / For Reals" from For Reasons Unseen

7:14 - Clare Sands "Awe na Mná (Praise the Women)" from Clare Sands

Pronunciation: Awe na Mná   -  Awe (just like the english word here) nah Man - awe

10:52 - Boxing Robin "Iain Ghlinn Cuaich" from The View From Here

Pronunciation: Iain Ghlinn Cuaich  -  Ee - an (like the name) Glinn Coo - ick

Gypsy Youngraven -  vocals, guitar, and bodhrán

12:52 - Karan Casey "I Live in a Country (feat. Pauline Scanlon)" from Nine Apples of Gold

16:59 - FEEDBACK

20:10 - The Bow Tides "The Wee Boy's Lament for his Pet Dragon" from Sailing On

Ellery Klein, Jessie Burns and Katie Grennan (fiddle)

26:45 - Amelia Hogan "King of Ballyhooley" from Taking Flight

30:30 - The Langer's Ball "Slip Jig: Rocky Road to Dublin" from Appetite for Tradition

Hannah Rediske (accordion, whistle, vocals)

32:20 - Alli Johnson "Wayfaring Stranger" from Into the Hollows

35:58 - The Bookends "Dinny Donegal" from A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

Miriam Fischer (Piano • Accordion)

Cait Watson (Whistles • Flute)

39:06 - THANKS

41:39 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Someday Soon" from Falling Forward

45:25 - Eliza Carthy and The Restitution "Jacky Tar" from Queen of the Whirl

48:40 - Mary Beth Carty "Trinity Avenue" from Crossing the Causeway

52:01 - Tan and Sober Gentlemen "You'll Never Know" from Regressive Folk Music

Courtney Barefoot (Lead Vocals & Guitar)

55:19 - CLOSING

56:17 - Jen Midkiff (she/her) "Waterfall" from Collage

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Karl Smith emailed some photos: "Hey Marc! I've taken a few pics on my drive home while listening but never actually got to sending it in. So here's some that are halfway decent. I typically listen on my Friday drive home, it's the perfect soundtrack to a drive through the boonies of coastal Northern California. Finally signed up for the patreon after years of free music. Thanks for all you do! And happy st Patrick's day!"

David Doersch emailed a St Patrick's Day photo: "Hey Marc, Here you go. Eireann’s Call performing at Boxi Park, Orlando, FL."

Anne Roos emailed: "Hi Marc! This is an older photo, but fun just the same:

Wish I had a funny Celtic song to share with you. Alas, I do not. I hope you’ll include some funny jokes in the show, too.

Thank you for asking. I appreciate you keeping in touch : - )"

Rene St.Aubin emailed a photo: "Here I was sharing Irish music in the Toronto area in Ontario Canada"


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