Fire In The Glen #611
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Piper and singer with Fire In The Glen, Rod Nevin takes over this episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #611

Fire in the Glen, Corey Purcell, Arise & Go, Sean Heely & Colin McGlynn, Hamish and Fin Moore, Chris Gray, Kalos, Old Blind Dogs, Brass Lassie, Sylvia Platypus, Tim Cummings, Iain MacHarg, and Elias Alexander


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0:06 - Fire In The Glen "Whup Jamboree" from Cutting Bracken

3:42 - WELCOME

6:00 - Corey Purcell "Jock Stuart” from Undaunted

10:43 - Arise and Go “The Sound of Sleat: Wee Michael’s March / Lord MacDonald’s / The Sound of Sleat” from Meeting Place

16:37 - Sean Heely & Colin McGlynn "Shetland: Christmas Day I'da Mornin' / Sleep soond I'da mornin' / Da New Rigged Ship / Donald Blue" from Homeport ~ Port na Dachaigh

20:47 - Hamish and Fin "Fin Moore & Sarah Hoy  -  Jimmy 'n' Jigs" from The Piper and the Maker II ~ Celebrating C

25:52 - FEEDBACK

30:32 - Chris Gray "She's Sweetest / Castle Kelly / Back to Belfast" from Fuist!

34:27 - Kalos “The Brakeman’s Daughter” from Headland

38:15 - Tim Cummings “MacAulay’s” from The Bird’s Flight

41:42 - Old Blind Dogs “Highland Lassie Part 2” from Knucklehead Circus

44:56 - THANKS

49:12 - Fire In The Glen “From Amish to Irish“ from Cutting Bracken

52:39 - Iain MacHarg “Chi Mi Na M​ò​rbheanna” from Ce​ò​l Na Beinne ~ Music of the Mountain

56:35 - Brass Lassie "Grianach" from Brass Lassie

1:03:03 - Sylvia Platypus "Last Hurrah" from Last Hurrah

1:05:14 - CLOSING

1:09:48 - Elias Alexander “Filleted Fxsh (feat. Anna Colliton)” from single

1:13:07 - CREDITS

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​​Luke Miller said: "Hi Marc, For St. Patrick's day Kathleen and I are both taking the day off work. We are going to spend most of the day at a local Irish Pub that is having live music all day including the band Beltaine which has been on the podcast. That night we are seeing The Gothard Sisters in concert."

Bart Creedon emailed: "Hello Marc  -  1. Living the life of Reilly, since I was fortunate enough to be able to retire last July. 2. I'll sport a little green, consume a little Guinness and look to stay out of too much trouble.  3. I've been listening to Delia Murphy's recordings.  My curiosity was piqued having encountered a fictionalized version of her in Joseph O'Connor's "My Father's House", a novel primarily about Hugh O'Flaherty's exploits during WWII in Nazi - occupied Rome.  I also discovered that Joseph O'Connor is brother to Sinead O'Connor, one of my favorite Irish singers. Thanks for asking."

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