Celtic Women Trip to Dingle #629
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Are you in need of a trip to Dingle? Listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #629.

One Street Over, The Carroll Sisters, Spoil The Dance, Ellen Gibling, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Scottish Fish, Kinnfolk, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Anne McCaffrey, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman, The Breath, Clare Cunningham, The Haar, Logical Fleadh


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0:02 - Intro: Rubie of Dryad Tea and the band Pandora Celtica

0:09 - One Street Over "Ocean Set" from Beyond the Gate Katie Enders: Fiddle

7:05 - WELCOME

9:15 - The Carroll Sisters "Sean Quinn's/Beeswing" from Daybreak Emilie and Nora Carroll: fiddle

12:56 - Spoil The Dance "The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow" from Returning Home Gaynor Brook: vocals

17:12 - Ellen Gibling "Wendel's Wedding / An Seanduine Dóite" from The Bend in the Light Ellen Gibling: harp

22:49 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh "A Single Thread" from Ar Uair Bhig An Lae  -  The Small Hours Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: vocals, flute, whistle

26:13 - FEEDBACK

32:41 - Scottish Fish "Trip to Dingle" from Upscale Ava Montesi (fiddle), Caroline Dressler (fiddle), Giulia Haible (cello, piano), Julia Homa (fiddle, piano), and Maggie MacPhail (fiddle, piano)

37:26 - Kinnfolk "A Mhic Iain 'ic Sheumais" from The Knotted Circle Julie Kinn: vocals, bodhran Pronunciation A Mhic Iain 'ic Sheumais: a mickh kain ic scha - mus

41:36 - Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira "Across the Western Ocean" from All It Brings Jocelyn Pettit: fiddle; Ellen Gira: cello

45:26 - THANKS

47:14 - Anne McCaffrey, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman “Golden Egg of Faranth I" from The Masterharper of Pern Tania Opland: vocals

48:04 - The Breath "Let The Cards Fall (Acoustic)" from Only Stories (Let the Cards Fall Revisited) Ríoghnach Connolly: vocals,

52:58 - Clare Cunningham "Angel of the Emerald Isle" from Dear Ireland Clare Cunningham: vocals, guitar

56:09 - The Haar "The Emigrant's Farewell " from The Haar Molly Donnery: vocals

1:02:56 - CLOSING

1:04:11 - Logical Fleadh "Called Home" from Acoustic Mixes (10 - Track Acoustic Re - Mix) Emily Albright (fiddle, vocals) Dana Joras (flutes, whistles, vocals)

1:07:37 - Ashley Davis “The Blackest Crow” from Night Travels

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Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening or a picture you took of a band that you saw.

Email me at celticpodcast@gmail or message me on Facebook.

Ethan Sellers of Logical Fleadh emailed: "Hey Marc -

Just wanted to send a belated thank - you for the Mother’s Day spin.  Such a nice thing to highlight the women in Celtic music.  The strong presence of women  -  especially instrumentalists  -  in traditional music is one of the things I really appreciate about the field. Cheers,"

Ann Peck McBride emailed: "I first heard the podcast about 13 years ago! And it's taken me all this time to become a Patreon member. Sorry, Marc!

I'm embarrassed to say I listen to your podcast while I'm doing housework. (It's a treat I give myself so that I'll actually do the housework) I am always surprised at the wonderful new Celtic artists you play.

I first listened to you because I needed to hear all the Celtic music I could. I listen now, partly for that reason, and partly because for the last few years, I have co - hosted a Celtic Music Hour program in Salem Oregon, on KMUZ. As my friend (and I think yours) Steve Behrens said, "We've fallen down the rabbit hole of Celtic music!" And here in the Pacific Northwest, we have a LOT of Celtic musicians... Thanks"

Debra Roche emailed a photo: "Hello, Mark, I recently played your St Patrick's Day 2023 podcast from SiriusXM and loved it!

Many years ago (1985 - 1991)I had opened The Celtic Cottage & Roche's of Ireland in Davenport, & Bettendorf, IA which brought me to do an Irish show at St Ambrose University for their college radio show.

How much fun that time in my life was! Whenever you give back to your community it is just the best when your family roots are connected! As my father's parents where from County Limerick Ireland. Glin & New Castle West.

Hope you're well and thank you for your music podcast!”

Melissa Helman emailed a photo of her dirty dishes: "So exciting, I know. Keep up the great work with the podcast."

Christopher Patrick of Salem, MA emailed a couple photos: "Hello Mark!

I can’t tell you how happy I am to have discovered the ‘Irish & Celtic Music Podcast!’ But I’m gonna try, all the same!

You see, in my childhood, my 5 siblings and I would get loaded up into our family station wagon every Saturday morning by our mother. She would then proceed to drive us all into Boston for our weekly Irish Step Dancing lessons. Our rides both in and back were spent listening to Boston’s AM’s radio show, ‘The Irish Hour,' and later, ‘The Irish Hit Parade,’ (still on the air to this day!)

So, those jigs and reels were ingrained in us in our step dancing, and the other traditional music was from our rides there and home. My mother soon landed us an agent, and we, the six kids, danced all around the Greater Boston area.

So, it is no real big surprise that these days, I play in an Irish Music Band with my family. Comprised of myself, my brother, two sisters, and brother - in - law, we perform under the name of ‘FitzBlarney,’ based in Salem, Massachusetts.

I’ve attached a coupla’ photos for you, too  -  one of the six of us in our 1970s step - dancing attire, and one from this past St. Patrick’s Day, where FitzBlarney played out at The Witches Brew pub in Salem.

The music you play means a lot to me, so, I recently became a patron. Just out of appreciation! Thanks again, and ‘Sláinte!’

P.S. I would love to one day get on your podcast! That’d be so cool!"

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