Wild Rover #528
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Ciana, The Glory Reel, Eira, Willowgreen, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Devils Water, Jen Midkiff, Amelia Hogan, Dustin Cooper, Bill Mullen, Mickey Coleman, Dom Duff, Plunk Murray, Niteworks, Gaelynn Lea

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0:05 - Ciana "The Mill House / Mason's Apron" from Cíana

3:53 - WELCOME

4:55 - The Glory Reel "The Repeal of the Union" from The Glory Reel

8:51 - Eira "Mo Churachan" from Eira

13:02 - Willowgreen "O' Carolan's Receipt" from Willowgreen

16:01 - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer "Jiggle the Old Bones" from Sleep Deprivation

20:47 - FEEDBACK

26:19 - Devils Water "Three Crows Flew / Lang Stayed Away" from Treading the Marches

30:29 - Jen Midkiff "Inis Siar/Slane/O Waly Waly Medley" from All in Good Time

35:02 - Amelia Hogan "No Irish Need Apply" from Transplants: From the Old to the New

39:55 - Dustin Cooper "An Dro, And Le Laridé" from So Many Strings, So Little Time

42:40 - Bill Mullen "Wild Rover" from The Beginning

46:11 - THANKS

47:18 - Mickey Coleman "Holylands Belfast" from Carefully Crafted

50:18 - Dom Duff "Buan yann buan" from Babel pow wow

53:53 - Plunk Murray "Rocky Road to Dublin" from Another Drink

57:16 - Niteworks "Poor Ben feat. Donald Macdonald" from Niteworks

1:01:35 - CLOSING

1:02:45 - Gaelynn Lea "The Parting Glass / Brenda Stubbert's Reel" from The Songs We Sing Along the Way

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Peter Bengston emailed: "Flight to Tucson canceled. Sitting at Reagan airport in DC waiting for replacement airplane to fly back to Tucson. Listening to episode 513, very relaxing"

Mary L Deal emailed: "Hi Marc, I forgot to tell you that my mom and I went to Ireland back in 1994. We loved it. Got drunk and then got lost in Dublin... At night. We only got to see the southern towns all the way around the Southern portion.

Beautiful places all over. We met a gal Bartender from Boston who went over there and hasn't left. I have your CD that has the resterant on it. Irish Dring Songs? Brodignagian Bards I think.

I just love it. My daughter loves it too. She had seen a gentleman who told the story of "an Irish Christmas". You make it. I think your family might too. it's wonderful. Slainte,"

Ken Katen sent you a message on Patreon: "Hi, Marc -

Listening to your Love of Planet Earth (#491- I’m catching up on my music podcasts), I thought it was well past time that I thank you for so many years of WONDERFUL Irish & Celtic music. I’ve been listening to your podcast since very nearly the beginning, sometimes more religiously than others. Sure, it’s been grand to hear - and now to get to see a bit of - you, how you and your family have grown and, even tho we’ve never met face to face, I feel like I know you, just a bit. I remember when you moved (from Texas?) to New Orleans, when you met your LadyLove, and when your wee daughter needed such a grievous surgery (I believe I lit a candle). I hope you all are doing fine, and I’m glad I can help you here at Patreon. I wish I could do more, but I’m supporting a few artists here and [buying] music when I can.

One of my favoritest memories, from many years ago now, is of bombing along the dirt ‘backcountry’ roads of Joshua Tree National Park, in my then-new 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD, windows up to keep the dust out, a/c on and your podcast playing LOUD. That show was one when you played a pub-ish song (I think one of yours) that was a paen to Joss Whedon, over whom you also rhapsodized before & after the song. I’d tried “Firefly,” it hadn’t resonated, but you convinced me to give it another try. By the second episode I was intrigued, by the third I’d fallen hopelessly in love, both with Serenity and her crew (WHAT? only 14 episodes??!!) and with all things Whedon. I had my own grievous surgery/recovery awhile after that, and I loaded up my Netlix CD queue with Angel, based on its description of a troubled vampire trying to navigate his way through the modern world, and when I realized it was a Buffy spinoff, I went back and started watching Buffy until Angel spun off, then watched them in airing order (compulsive engineer here) until they both wrapped up. And since then, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (well, a lot of it, anyway) - he’s so darn [prolific]. I’m not sure whether to say “Thank you” or “Curse ye.” ;)

And along the way, I’ve learned so much about Celtic history and culture from listening to your show - Italian Celts - who knew?? Your taste and selections have grown more and more discerning, and the old favorites come around again too, and I’m always a sucker for a beautiful ballad or a stirring dance instrumental. And your commitment to showcasing diversity in the Celtic music world is outstanding - not only your women only shows, but now your commitment putting together a Pride show of LGBT+ artists. As a gay man myself, who went to the first ever Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire - in my defense, I WAS still in high school - and spent some time in my 20’s hanging out with the SCA, I know we fae folk have always been a big, but more-or-less closeted part of the re-creationist/Celtic music and cultural world, which [can] present as overtly misogynistic and heterocentric. Just like in real life, sometimes, I guess. But closets are for kilts. And your hand made chain mail, if you’ve got it. So a big rainbow THANK YOU! .?? for all you’re doing to bring out its beautiful diversity.

All this has been a longwinded way (I’m Sicilian and Greek, so...) of saying “Thank you” for all the pleasure you’ve given me. Now that I’m retired, and locked down here in San Francisco, I plan to mark my calendar for the next Celtfather show. Once we’re past this dratted Crown Virus thingy, p’raps I’ll be able to join you on a Celtic Invasion Vacation, if you’re still doing them.

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr”

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