Blackbird #523
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If I were a blackbird, I’d listen to the sweet sounds of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Rogues, Susana Seivane, IIsabeau Corriveau, An Lár, Anna Bosnick, Colleen Raney, Stephanie Claussen, John Mcgaha, Wooden Legs, Highland Reign, The Whiskeydicks, Brendan Monaghan, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Lissa Schneckenburger

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0:06 - The Rogues "Wilie and the Brain" from 25... and Live!

3:57 - WELCOME

5:14 - Susana Seivane "Mazurcas Das Rías Baixas" from Os Soños Que Volven

9:58 - IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves "Blackbird" from Leap of Faith

15:34 - An Lár "TCC" from Deception

19:26 - Anna Bosnick "Back to Before" from The Ring

22:38 - FEEDBACK

25:38 - Colleen Raney "Lassie Wi' the Yellow Coatie" from Here This Is Home

28:32 - Stephanie Claussen "Small Is My Inclination to Sleep / The Old Favorite" from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

32:08 - John Mcgaha "Bung Your Eye" from Origins

37:39 - Wooden Legs "A Light in the Night" from What Are You Looking for?

41:23 - THANKS

43:00 - Highland Reign "Rose and the Lindsey O'" from Bring Forrit the Tartan

47:05 - The Whiskeydicks "Lanikai Reel" from United We Stumble

50:46 - Brendan Monaghan "Molly" from Unbroken

54:16 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Sandy's Chanter" from Sociable!

58:17 - CLOSING

59:47 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Little Musgrove and Lady Barnswell" from Song

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Ihiru Art emailed some photos: "Hello from Colombia! Hi i just want to say thanks for your work, this music makes me happy and peaceful, I'm from Venezuela, Living in Bogotá/Colombia, i'm a musician too by the name of Ihiru, very influenced by the Celtic music and traditional Folk Venezuelan music and many other genres as Metal, Blues, Jazz, etc. I like to work on my plants and listen to your podcast, this music makes me feel that i'm in the woods in ancient times and I love that feeling, maybe it is a feeling of past lives. Send you pictures of the place where i like to work on my succulents and listen and a recording of the intro of one of my songs! Blessings"

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