Celtic Instrumental Reconnect #591
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Reconnect with your Celtic heritage with instrumental episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #591.

The Byrne Brothers, Poisoned Dwarf, Widening Gyre, One Street Over, Sylvia Woods, Lilt, Mason Brown, Robin Huw Bowen, W Ed Harris, Keith Hinchliffe, West of Mabou, Sliotar, Kilrush, Scythian, Jonathan Milton


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0:02 - Intro: Jen Midkiff

0:07 - The Byrne Brothers "Savage Cabbage  -  McKennas Jig, Ships are Sailing, Ormond

Sound Reels (Traditional)" from Living the Dream

4:10 - WELCOME

5:29 - Poisoned Dwarf "Col Rebertson's" from Bolt The Door

11:56 - Widening Gyre "MacDougall's Pride" from Reel Shadows

15:44 - One Street Over "Across the Black Water" from Beyond the Gate

17:56 - Sylvia Woods "Morning Calm" from The Harp of Brandiswhiere

21:12 - FEEDBACK

25:02 - Lilt "The Price of My Pig / The Coming of Spring / Paddy Fahy's" from X

28:42 - Mason Brown "Mark Miller's Jig" from I am a Handsome Devil

New album: Los Boyos

32:45 - Robin Huw Bowen "Y Fwyalchen" from Iaith Enaid

39:08 - W Ed Harris "O'Dowds  -  Master Crowleys  -  Dogs Among the Bushes" from The Well Below The Valley Project

Two new albums: Family, Friends, Choices, & Memories and also Cares of Tomorrow (Can Wait)

43:02 - Keith Hinchliffe "A WEE DRAM or HENRY THE HORSE'S HORNPIPE " from A WEE DRAM

44:58 - THANKS

49:19 - West of Mabou "Lime Hill (With Wendy MacIsaac)" from The Bridge

52:40 - Sliotar "The Boys of the Town" from Voyage

57:42 - Kilrush "Monaghan / Dunmore Lassies" from Kilrush [Explicit]

1:03:29 - Scythian "Scratchbox Reel" from American Shanty

1:06:12 - CLOSING

1:07:57 - Jonathan Milton  "Gander" from Just One More...

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Rob emailed Greetings from the Snowy North: "Good day Celt Father,

I just to want to say thank you for the amazing musical offerings, it makes shoveling the winter snow a much more pleasant experience, and to ask for a favor. After replacing my phone some apps did not make the transfer successfully. Since than I have a song stuck in my head that I cannot track down and I swear that it was from an episode of the podcast. I did some digging and matched up the lyrics to "The Barroom Girls" by Gillian Welch but I can not find the version that played on the podcast. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you again for a wonderful podcast and thank you again for the motivational snow shoveling music."

Daphne Arthur of the Homespun Ceilidh Band sent holiday greetings last month: "I’ve been saving up all the Christmas - themed episodes of music podcasts until the actual start of Christmastide, so I’ll have them to listen to during the twelve days, so on the first day of Christmas, I was listening to #586 while waiting for my after - Christmas - dinner tea to steep, and making sure Guillaume didn’t accidentally burn his tail on my teeny tiny, improvised Advent wreath.  Enjoying the music, as always! Merry Christmas to you and yours!"

Leti and Rodolfo emailed: "The best time to listen to Celtic music is ...during breakfast!

Hi Marc, This is Leti and Rodolfo from Madrid, Spain.

We always listen to your podcasts while we have our banana and oats pancake breakfast on weekends. It has become a kind of a ritual and we really enjoy the music and the food before going out for a walk in the country.

Keep up the good work. Thanks a million!"

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