Fun & Funny #600
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Wild, fun, and funny music for April Fools Day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast show #600!

The Crossjacks, Railcar Graffiti, Fire In The Glen, Chance the Arm, Kellys Wayke, Caliceltic, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Out of Kilters, Brobdingnagian Bards, Madman's Window, Slugger's Rule, Wild Blue Yonder, the commoners, Drunk & Sailor, Shades of Green, Rambling Sailors, Paddyman


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0:11 - The Crossjacks "Whiskey Johnny O" from The Crossjacks

3:26 - WELCOME

5:01 - Railcar Graffiti "Wild Rover" from Going Across The Sea

7:52 - Fire In The Glen "From Amish To Irish" from Cutting Bracken

11:18 - Chance the Arm "Irish Rover" from All in Good Time

14:24 - Kellys Wayke "The Orange and the Green" from Kellys Wayke

17:48 - Caliceltic "One out of Ten Doctors" from 2023 and Me

21:25 - FEEDBACK

25:14 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Covid - 19 Shanty" from Last Call

27:01 - The Out of Kilters "The Girl with the Shamrock Tattoo" from Hot Potatoes

29:31 - Brobdingnagian Bards "Jedi Mickey" from I Will Not Sing Along

32:26 - Madman's Window "Paddy Murphy" from All Guns Blazing - Live!

35:31 - Slugger's Rule "Finnegan's Wake" from Greatest Hits: Volume II

38:21 - THANKS

40:45 - Wild Blue Yonder "The Possum Crawls Tonight" from Bolt out of the Blue

45:38 - the commoners “Everybody's Irish For a Day" from What's Your Whiskey For

49:12 - Drunk & Sailor "Humours Of Whiskey" from Doing What We Do

52:17 - Shades of Green "I'm Irish" from Conversations We Never Had

54:55 - Rambling Sailors "A Sailor Ain't A Sailor (Last Shanty)" from Tales From the White Horse

57:57 - CLOSING

59:33 - Paddyman "The Secret of a Real Irish Pub" from One for the Road

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Paul Crowley replied: "Hey Marc, In answer to your third question, I've been working on learning a trad tune, The Deer's March, on my lever harp. Slainte!"

Shel O'Toole replied: "I am usually working when listening to the podcasts as I work from home.  The music keeps me motivated.  I often play a podcast more than once  during the week.

I celebrate my Celtic culture most Sundays  and every second Thursday at  local Irish sessions where I play bodhran, banjo or guitar.  One of my own songs has become a session regular and is a firm favourite of the patrons at the pubs where we have our sessions.

Cheers Marc, PS I love the podcast."

Mattie Dalton emailed: "This year, I will not be in the parade.  My plan at this point, is to cook a fantastic meal and have all the kids and grandkids over to share and enjoy their heritage! I'd love to hear all your music or anything you put out. Love you kiddo!!"

Ben Doran emailed: "While listening to the podcast, I am either doing light chores or culling through emails. Never too far from the speaker, or the playlist; so I can highlight songs/artists to take a further/deeper listen to.

I am going to be playing three shows on St. Patrick's Day, two with Ar Ais Aris, and end the night with a great Irish songs and tunes concert for the Wild Hog in the Woods Folk Cooperative. Then, after all that: either a nap OR some Bailey's and Jameson, then a nap.

Circling back: rehearsing, rehearsing this "holiday" season. Learning some new tunes, polishing up some old ones. Enjoying the fellowship while playing!"

Teresa Finley of IrishFest Atlanta sent photos from the attendance at the Atlanta St Patrick's Day parade.


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