Love at Dawn #533
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The sun rises warm on a cold day. Love rises with and warms the dawn with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

House of Hamil, Jon Pilatzke, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Brad Reid, We Banjo 3, Songs For Ceilidh, Steve Gibb, Matthew Young, Ed Miller, Gaelynn Lea, Plunk Murray, Bang On The Ear, Eireann's Call Steel City Rovers, Coast, Gerry O'Connor

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0:06 - House of Hamill "Cat Bacon" from Folk Hero

4:32 - WELCOME

5:42 - Jon Pilatzke "Love At The Endings (Ed Reavy) / Lucky In Love / The Dawn" from Amongst Friends

9:21 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh "Sweet Kingwilliamstown" from Thar Toinn / Seaborne

14:48 - Brad Reid "An Fidheall Gorm" from New Scotland

17:21 - We Banjo 3 "Hold onto Your Soul" from Roots to Rise (Live)

21:33 - FEEDBACK

26:34 - Songs For Ceilidh "Kailey Won't You Dance" from Falling Forward

29:41 - Steve Gibb "Josefins Dopvals" from The Boatman

33:22 - Matthew Young "Finnegan's Wake" from Here's to Dear Old Erin

36:41 - Ed Miller "The Banks of Sicily" from Generations of Change

41:00 - Gaelynn Lea “Swinging On a Gate” from All the Roads That Lead Us Home

44:20 - Plunk Murray "Black Velvet Band" from Another Drink

49:31 - THANKS

52:54 - Bang On The Ear "Elwyn Benders Reel" from F15TEEN

55:05 - Eireann's Call "Tell God and the Devil" from Tús

58:19 - Steel City Rovers "Andrew's Hall" from Grand Misadventures

1:01:04 - Coast "Oceanos" from 10.2

1:05:28 - CLOSING

1:07:16 - Gerry O'Connor "O'Reilly's Greyhound (Reels)" from Last Night's Joy

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at


* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. Four times a month, I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I hope you find a new favorite Celtic band or musician or fall back in love with one.

But I’m also here for the artists. The artists in this show need your support, which you can do by buying their music or telling a friend about the band you found. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times for each song when you visit our website at You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

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Do you like Christmas music? I also host the Celtic Christmas Podcast. The podcast has new format this year. Instead of music episodes like I do here on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, the show highlights a Celtic musician with Christmas music that you can buy OR Stream on our all new Celtic Christmas Playlists.

The first playlist of the season is now available. It highlights Celtic Christmas Women. Most of the tracks from last year’s Celtic Christmas Women episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. So it’s a fantastic playlist. So if you’re on Spotify, follow the link to listen.

Now that said, I did republish that music podcast episode on the feed. But starting November 28, the all new show launches with a new Celtic Christmas playlist. You can help spread Celtic Christmas Cheer. Subscribe to the show at and help me develop a brand new Christmas podcast and playlist experience!

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS 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. Learn more about the invasion at

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Thom Danger Speck sent a photo: “ Listening to Night Fall #531 while doing a pre-winter clean of my property. Cheers to you Marc! Thanks for helping to keep me warm!”

Peter Bengston emailed a photo of "Little free library. I’m seeing quite a few of these on my neighborhood walks."

Alexander Randall 5th emailed: "Tell all your musicians, this podcast really works!! This has happened to me over and over. You play a great piece by a band I never heard of.

I listen to it over and over, then research the band, find their web site and buy everything.

You played a fabulous piece - Dragonfly by the Gothard Sisters. I went to their web site and bought everything.

You played a fabulous piece - Argyle Lassies by Capercaille. I bought all their CD's.  Bought everything.

You played a fabulous piece - St Patricks March by the Bookends. Bought everything.

You played a fabulous piece - Millers Maggot by the Flying Toads. Bought everything.

Same for Altan, Silotar, Barrule, Bothy Band...

I can't figure out your voting system, Best this year - cast a vote for the Gothard Sisters Dragonfly.

On a completely different note, I heard this band at a renaissance fair playing German medieval instruments with modern arrangements.  Blew me away.  The band is Wolgemut.  Here is a spotify playlist.  Maybe for a change of pace in your podcast...

You are doing great work Marc - Keep it up."

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