My Lagan Love #573
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My Lagan Love with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Altan, The Byrne Brothers, Wolf Loescher, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Niamh Dunne, The Chieftains, The Fretless & The Bros. Landreth, Tulua, Don Gabbert, Heidi Talbot, The Sternwheelers, Screeched Inn, Wakefire, The Haar


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0:02 - Intro: Ogham

0:15 - Altan "Maggie’s Pancakes/Píobaire an Chéide/The Friel Deal (Reels)" from The Widening Gyre

3:44 - WELCOME

5:38 - The Byrne Brothers "Texas Tornado Reels  -  President Garfields (Traditional), Lead the Knave [Arty McGlynn}" from Living the Dream

9:19 - Wolf Loescher "Bill Hosie" from Sheep's Clothing

13:05 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "Paddy Sean Nancy’s / The Leitrim Thrush / The Holy Land" from Brightly or Darkly

16:37 - Niamh Dunne "Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór from Portraits

20:04 - FEEDBACK

22:10 - The Chieftains "Kerry Slides” from Bear's Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt: Live In San Francisco 1976

25:19 - The Fretless & The Bros. Landreth "Let It Lie" from Open House

28:56 - Tulua "Who’s at the Gate" from Rising

35:27 - Don Gabbert "November Roses" from Donovan's Fancy

38:23 - Heidi Talbot "Glenlogie" from In Love + Light

43:04 - THANKS

44:59 - The Sternwheelers "The Wild Rover  -  Reprise" from Shuttered EP

49:24 - Wakefire "Eggies & Rye Bread" from Meaning of Life

52:05 - Screeched Inn "Black Velvet Band" from Screeched Inn

56:33 - CLOSING

57:54 - The Haar "My Lagan Love" from The Haar

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

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I’m recording this Saturday night after visiting and performing at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival. I had an amazing time. It’s been a while since I’ve been to some highland games. They did a brilliant job organizing it.

I got to hang out with Kris Colt, The Secret Commonwealth, Clare Cunningham, Colin Grand - Adams, and Flatfoot 56. Everyone was just spectacular. I also got to meet several listeners, including one of our Celtic Legends, Shawn Cali. Congrats on your upcoming marriage!

I captured a little bit of audio from the event that I hope to share. But for now, I’m winding down and heading back to my home in Atlanta, Georgia. Hopefully, I can do this again sometime.

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