First Pint with Bridget O'Malley #605
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My first pint in Ireland this year is to Bridge O’Malley. The second is to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #605.

Old Blind Dogs, Bua, Norah Rendell, Conor Caldwell, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Enda Reilly, Tommy Fakem, Dervish, Low Lily, Iron Roux, Hot Griselda, Fast & Vengefully, Nick Metcalf, Heavy Blarney, Dàimh


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0:02 - Intro: Carol Baril

0:10 - Old Blind Dogs "Desperate Fishwives" from Wherever Yet May Be

6:24 - WELCOME

7:55 - Bua "Eddie Moloney's / Micho Ressell's (Mason's Apron)" from Down the Green Fields

11:04 - Norah Rendell "Pretty Susan" from Spinning Yarns

14:48 - Conor Caldwell "An Art Revealed" from To Belfast...

17:17 - Matt & Shannon Heaton "The Blackbird" from Blue Skies Above

21:25 - FEEDBACK

23:50 - Enda Reilly "Gráinne Mhaol" from Single

27:30 - Tommy Fakem "First Pint" from Johnny Irish

31:10 - Dervish "Out On the Road" from Midsummer's Night

35:13 - Low Lily "Captivate Me" from Angels in the Wreckage

38:45 - STORY: Mark Clavey’s Whiskey Story and Tour

Find more about the Whiskey Lovers Tour on Mark Clavey’s website.

45:24 - Iron Roux "Wiru" from Iron Roux

50:19 - THANKS

52:19 - Hot Griselda "Roll On  -  Roll Off" from Sunbox

55:26 - Fast & Vengefully "The Price You Pay" from Rozzie Me Bow

1:00:25 - Nick Metcalf "Reel Rock" from Skyline of Skye

1:03:42 - Heavy Blarney "Heavy Carlow" from From Bog To Swamp

1:07:54 - CLOSING

1:09:09 - Dàimh "Dunrobin" from The Hebridean Sessions

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Brett Mitchell replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "Hi Mark, I make high end jewelry for a family owned store in the Grosse Pointe Farms area of Michigan. Truely enjoy your show and all the work you do on it.

Bonus answer: I'll likely head out to one of our local pubs for St Patrick's day and enjoy a Guinness or two. Slainte'"

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How are you celebrating Celtic culture through music this holiday season?

I decked out the Bear at the end of my driveway for the Saint

Jeff Laszlo replied: "Listening to The Bridge and making cookies and Irish soda bread before starting on corned beef. Slainte!"

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