She Moved Through the Fair #592
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Keep moving through the fair and through life with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #592. Plus, learn five things you can do in County Mayo, Ireland next time you go.

Black Market Haggis, The Bookends, Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Ballinloch, Mary Beth Carty, Fire In The Glen, Logical Fleadh, The Out of Kilters, Crow's Nest, Clay Babies, Na Rósaí, Scythian, Reilly, Ryan MacNeil, Bill Grogan's Goat, Jen Midkiff



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0:02 - Intro: Bed & Breakfast & Mitchell Petersen

0:11 - Black Market Haggis "Whistling Postman Set" from Better Than It Sounds

4:13 - WELCOME

5:22 - The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra "Salvation Contradiction" from A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

10:07 - Ballinloch "The Man from the Daily Mail" from Rise Up!

12:45 - Mary Beth Carty "Dutch Tea Jigs" from Crossing the Causeway

16:16 - Fire In The Glen "Tha Mi Sgith / Gary Ford / Cailleach a' Ghobhainn" from Cutting Bracken

Tha mi sgith Pronunciation: Haaw mee shgee Cailleach a' Ghobhainn pronunciation: kyle - ach A - Gov - awn

19:45 - FEEDBACK

22:28 - Logical Fleadh "Lark In The Morning/Gold Ring/The Slammer" from Logical Fleadh (17 - Track Album)

Fleadh Pronunciation: Flaah

26:54 - The Out of Kilters "The Big Strong Man" from Hot Potatoes

30:15 - Crow's Nest "Lochanside" from Crow's Nest

35:07 - Clay Babies 'When the Boll Weevil Hit the Cotton" from Philomathea

37:56 - Na Rósaí “Lord Mayo" from First Rain


45:05 - Scythian "Fire in My Heart" from Roots & Stones

48:36 - Reilly "Black Velvet Band" from Durty Pool

52:21 - Ryan MacNeil "Cearcall A' Chuin (The Ocean's Circle)" from Shuffle

Cearcall A' Chuin Pronunciation: kee - urkle A  -  queue - inn

55:37 - Bill Grogan's Goat "The Blacksmith" from Third Eye

1:01:34 - CLOSING

1:02:31 - Jen Midkiff (she/her) "She Moved Through the Fair" from Collage

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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.

In 2023, we’re going on a Celtic Invasion of County Mayo in Ireland. Here are 5 Things You Should Do in County Mayo, Ireland:

  1. Go to Matt Malloy’s Pub in Westport.
  2. Visit Westport House and take a train around town to get to know the history behind the Irish of County Mayo
  3. Hike up Croagh Patrick, This pilgrimage area has a story that St. Patrick himself scaled this mountain and fasted atop it for 40 days way back in 441 AD. It’s definitely a revered site in this area of the country, and can make for a great stop on any trip to the region.
  4. Take a boat out to Clare Island to visit O’Malley Castle, one of the castles owned by the Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley.
  5. Take pictures all along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Learn more about the invasion at

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jolena posted on Mastodon: "Marc I love your podcast. I'm totally blind so I'm not able to take a picture of myself and what I'm doing. But whether I'm helping my sister do stuff around the house, or exercising on Thursdays I'm listening to your podcast. Through the podcast I've been able to listen to some great artists that I wouldn't have heard if not for the podcast. God bless and have a great day."

Kellan Allen Arrington commented on Facebook: "I was in the tub! No pictures!"

Margaret Zavala commented on Facebook: "After working outside started the fire and relaxing with a good dram of my favorite scotch . While catching up on the podcast'

Alli Stevick commented on Facebook: "I usually work on art while listening to the podcast! Most recently, I have been doing woodburned (and painted) Hobbit houses.'"

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