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Bright Side of Everything, Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2021 #247

We’re gonna countdown the Top 20 Celtic Bands and Musicians of 2021 in this first episode...

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Yuletide

What’s Yuletide? What’s the difference between Yuletide and Christmas? What is Celtic...

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Loreena McKennitt & Lady of Shalott #245

Loreena McKennitt shares the story about how Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of...

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Wild Mountain Thyme in Scotland

How a musician saved the lives of hundreds of people on a sinking cruise ship. A story of...

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Mingulay Boat Song #243

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer play music for Contra Dances. Find out why there aren’t more...

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Lament for a Halloween Rabbit

Jim McKenna shares a lament for Irish famine victims and his relatives. Bugs Bunny gets chased by...

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Murphy's Law #241

Murphy’s Law happens to the best of us including most musicians, but the Homespun Ceilidh...

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Shiny Faery Realm #240

Be careful when visiting the Fairy Forts of Ireland. You could become a permanent resident,...

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Jump on Irish Music #239

Leo of Brazil psychedelic Irish band Harmundi shares how an improvisational set of tunes turned...

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How Dragon Con Saved Irish Music #238

I share my concerns and happy surprise with a successful Dragon Con. Plus, you’ll get a...

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Two Magicians and a Werewolf #237

Empty Hats share how they rewrote a traditional, off color song about magicians for a modern age....

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Whiskey Spider #236

Before you fill up a jug with whiskey, make sure you clean it out first. That’s the lesson...

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Black Douglas #235

Who was the original Braveheart and how Tuatha Dea is reclaiming that title from William Wallace?...

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The Selkie Life #234

Matt & Shannon Heaton share how a beautiful tune blossomed from a pile of dirt. Elizabeth...

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By Amazing Grace #233

How an old Irish warning about drinking too late made its way into a fun Irish song. Tartanic...

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The Harpers #232

Was the harp banned by Queen Elizabeth? Hear the origins of the song Soul of a Harper by Rie...

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Star of the County Down #231

Star of the County Down and how a great melody found its way into an obscure hymn. Troosers vs...

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Irish Refugees on Star Wars Day #230

Many Irish Americans were refugees. Hear how an Irish band is giving back to help refugees...

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Sailor\'s Songs #229

From sea shanties to Renaissance festivals. A Scottish song gets a New Orleans makeover. Jesse...

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Tartan Day #228

What is Tartan Day. Why I love the kilt. Song failure in a filk circle. The fake history of No...

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