Into Spring #599
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Spring is here. Spring is here. Life is skittles and life is the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #599.

Adam Young, The Langer's Ball, Allison Lupton, Socks in the Frying Pan, John Doyle, Charmas, Gaelynn Lea, Laughing Jack, Beth Patterson, Lily Bentley, The Ennis Sisters, Liesel Wilson, The Town Pants, Alexander James Adams


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0:12 - Adam Young "Corned Beef and Garbage" from Yearbook

7:51 - WELCOME

9:53 - The Langer's Ball "Reels: Drowsy Maggie/Fermoy Lasses/Cooley's" from Appetite for Tradition

13:11 - Allison Lupton "Lost Jimmy Whelan" from Words of Love

17:12 - Socks in the Frying Pan "Funky in Theory" from Without a Paddle

21:02 - John Doyle "Her Long Hair Flowing Down" from The Path of Stones

27:25 - FEEDBACK

30:11 - Charmas "Lukey's Boat" from Songs of the Sea

33:04 - Gaelynn Lea "Tombigbee Waltz" from The Songs We Sing Along the Way

36:37 - Laughing Jack "Jolly Rovin' Tar (Live)" from Live at the Indy Folk Series

39:32 - Beth Patterson "Je M'endors (The French Blues)" from Hybrid Vigor

42:15 - THANKS

43:44 - Lily Bentley "Black Country (Death Is Not The End)" from Norwood Gothic

45:48 - The Ennis Sisters "Go Rosie Go" from Keeping Time

48:59 - Liesel Wilson "Alishan De Guniang" from The Path

51:34 - The Town Pants "Miscou Island" from Something to Say

55:36 - CLOSING

56:16 - Alexander James Adams "Your Coming Spring" from The Blue Rose Rare and Other Faerie Tales

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Paul White replied: "Hey Marc, Greetings from the South Coast of England! I tend to listen to your podcasts whilst working out on my spin bike or when out driving to do some geocaching.

What are your doing for St Patrick's Day? Got to be honest, nothing this year as my partner passed away on St David's day 😭"

David Van Horn emailed: "Marc: Usually, I am doing gardening or driving somewhere while listening. For your birthday (aka St Patrick's Day), I am cooking a brisket which I am brining myself.  It will go in an Instant Pot with cabbage and potatoes, beer and root beer, and spices.

On Friday I will listen to some favorite St Patrick's Day Irish & Celtic Music podcasts and your latest one, of course.

Glad to help by replying! Thank you for your continuing excellent podcasting!"

Kelly Frenette emailed: "Let's see.... Of course I d love a bonus episode!

What are you doing while listening? Wood turning, resin casting or driving.

What are your doing for St Patrick's Day? Hopefully going out with loved ones to celebrate.

How are you celebrating Celtic culture through music this holiday season? I'm keeping my ancestry alive and remembering the celtic history. I always have it playing in the background while I work.

Garrett Crowe emailed: "I will be running a Conan the Barbarian pirate role - playing game when not listening to your podcast"

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