Wonderful New Day, Ireland
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It’s a wonderful new in Ireland and around the Celtic world on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #594.

Santiago Molina, Logical Fleadh, Lissa Schneckenburger, Poitín, Callanish, Máirtín de Cógáin, The Bookends, Melanie Gruben, The Voices of Virtue, Fire In The Glen, Crow's Nest, Aine O' Gorman, Victoria Keating, Kilrush, Chris Murphy, Bad Haggis, Tan and Sober Gentlemen


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0:02 - Intro: Erin from Old Man Cosgrove

0:23 - Santiago Molina "Whelan's Set" from Desde un nuevo lugar

3:11 - WELCOME

5:13 - Logical Fleadh "MacArthur Road (acoustic)" from Acoustic Mixes (10 - Track Acoustic Re - Mix)

7:14 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Cruel Mother" from Falling Forward

10:36 - Poitín "Mashed Mouse" from One For The Road

12:42 - Callanish "Si Bheag Si Mhor" from Callanish

16:51 - FEEDBACK

18:44 - Máirtín de Cógáin "The Town of Ballybay" from The False Start

20:18 - The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra "Greystones" from A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

25:42 - Melanie Gruben with The Voices of Virtue "Bread and Roses" from Like a Tide Upon the Land

28:53 - Fire In The Glen "Gilderoy / Macpherson's Lament / The Battle of Aughrim / After the Battle of Aughrim" from Cutting Bracken

35:09 - Crow's Nest "She's Sweetest" from Crow's Nest

40:05 - THANKS

42:40 - Aine O' Gorman, Victoria Keating "Brigid (Part 1 :Becoming)" from Single

46:03 - Kilrush "Ten Penny Bit / Kevin McHugh's / Maid in the Meadow" from Kilrush [Explicit]

50:42 - Chris Murphy "Small Wonder" from The Tinker's Dream

55:28 - Bad Haggis "Water Church" from Trip

59:30 - CLOSING

1:00:48 - Tan and Sober Gentlemen "All The Time" from Regressive Folk Music

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

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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. We’re gonna explore the area and get to know Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can take a screenshot of the podcast on your phone. You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Or how about a picture you took of a band that you saw.

How would you like to introduce an episode of the podcast? It’s super easy. Contact me for details.

Email me at celticpodcast@gmail, message me on Facebook, or contact me through Mastodon @celtfather@c.im.

Wolf & Clover commented on a Facebook post about them being one of the Top 10 Celtic bands on 2022: "Thanks so much Marc! You’re the Celtic Man of the Year though. Where can we vote for that?"

Heather MacLeod  emailed: "Hello, Marc ~

My name is Heather MacLeod, and I received your contact information from Ed and Anne Damm with regard to your search for new Celtic bands to play on your podcast.

I represent Crow's Nest Celtic Band.  We're a four - member group from the coast of Maine that performs music from across the diaspora of Celtic culture on pipes, whistles, guitar, percussion, and vocals.

You can find us on Facebook. You can also check out our piper, Chris Gray, at mdipiper.com

Thanks very much for giving us a wee listen! Best wishes"

Woodland Folk sent some pictures:

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