Favor of a Dance #564 feat. Ellen Gibling
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I’m back from Scotland ready to dance and share a Celtic music story by Ellen Gibling on today’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Willos' & Massimo Giuntini, Téada, Banshee in the Kitchen, Gerry O'Connor, The Lilies of the Midwest, Marc Gunn, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jamie Haeuser, Jonathan Milton, Boston Blackthorne, Ellen Gibling, Jocelyn Pettit, Barleyjuice, Mary - Grace Autumn Lee, Brad Tuck, The Bordercollies

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0:06 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "The Flying Bull" from From Now On

5:31 - WELCOME

7:09 - Téada "Reels  -  Ar Mhuin na Muice / Cairo Barry / Garranmore / Hunter Billy’s" from Coiscéim Coiligh / As the Days Brighten

11:48 - Banshee in the Kitchen "As I Roved Out" from Band O' Shees

15:23 - Gerry O'Connor "The Hawk and the Hare (Jig & Polska)" from Last Night's Joy

18:56 - The Lilies of the Midwest "The Mountains of Pomeroy" from Flora

23:31 - FEEDBACK

27:23 - Marc Gunn, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jamie Haeuser "Favor of a Dance" from Come Adventure With Me

30:19 - Jonathan Milton "Munster Buttermilk" from Just One More...

34:48 - Boston Blackthorne "Fishing over the Lusi" from Fishing over the Lusi


42:14 - Ellen Gibling "Reels: The Cribbies/ Vice Versa / Louise's Reel" from The Bend in the Light

46:52 - THANKS

48:02 - Jocelyn Pettit "Wind Rose" from Wind Rose

51:31 - Barleyjuice "Hard Life Of Ivan Macrae" from The Morning After

54:39 - Mary - Grace Autumn Lee "Autumn’s Fall: Drummond Castle/Brendan Tonra’s/The Yellow Wattle (Jigs)" from Eyre

58:57 - Brad Tuck "Madeline's Might" from Stages

1:02:25 - CLOSING

1:03:32 - The Bordercollies "Carraig Nua" from Sticks and Stones

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Maire emailed: "Dia dhuit! I've been listening for several years now and thought I'd finally reach out to let you know what I'm doing while listening. Most of the time, I'm studying anatomy. The music itself is far more calming to me than most other genres because it reminds me of hot summers of my childhood dancing for Trinity Irish Dance at Irish fests. No matter what, I always have paper and pen near by to write down the names of the amazing musicians showcased on this podcast. Thanks for widening my celtic musical world orld and keep it up! Slain! Maire P.S Thanks so much for pronouncing Celtic correctly!"

Charlene Adzima emailed: "Hey there Marc, I'm Charlene Adzima, fiddler and singer with Wisconsin - based all - female Irish music trio, The Lilies of the Midwest. As the pandemic seems to be waning, we've been reaching out to venues, festivals, radio shows, and podcasts to let folks know that we have an authentic, energetic, and charming stage presence and we'd like to get known outside of our small part of the Midwest. Our core instrumentation is fiddle, concertina, and mandolin, with the occasional guest guitarist or percussionist. With our Ohio - based guitarist Rick Nelson, we recorded a 6 track EP called Flora, which we'd like to offer you to play on your podcast. Thanks much and all the best! "

Peter Bengtson emailed: "Hi Mark, I was walking yesterday and tried to get on SeriusXM.  Something was wrong and I couldn't get on.

I got on your podcast  -  Episode 546 I think.  Once that episode was over, another episode started.  I listened to a total of 4 or 5 episodes.  This works great for me.  In the past, it seems that once the episode I listened to stopped, I had to go to start a new episode of Celtic Music or startup SeriusXM."

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