Drowsy Dancing Bear #660

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

May 9 2024 • 1 hr 5 mins

Relax and dance with a drowsy dancing bear on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #660. Subscribe now!

The Drowsy Lads, Fialla, Blackthorn, Charlene Adzima, Ed Miller, Enda Reilly, Conor Mallon, Fig for a Kiss, The Crowfoot Rakes, Luas, Sharon Shannon, Drumspyder, Elias Alexander & Ramblxr, The Low Kings


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0:06 - The Drowsy Lads “Dancing Bear Set: Lads of Laois / Eileen Curran / The Reconciliation” from Single

5:13 - WELCOME

6:47 - Fialla “Forgotten Daze” from Home & Away

10:35 - Blackthorn “Don't Come Again” from Here's To You

14:05 - Charlene Adzima “The Initiation Reel” from The Initiation

17:02 - Ed Miller “More Than Just a Dram” from Lolander

21:23 - FEEDBACK

26:02 - Enda Reilly “Off the Grid For a While” from Single

29:38 - Conor Mallon “Unearthed” from Unearthed

33:50 - Fig for a Kiss “Frobisher Bay” from Wherever You Go

37:45 - The Crowfoot Rakes “Johnny Jump Up” from Off She Goes

42:18 - THANKS

43:22 - Luas “Ard Tí Cuain” from Single

47:57 - Sharon Shannon “The Bag of Cats” from Each Little Thing

52:26 - Drumspyder “The Mooncoin” from Green Mantle

56:30 - Elias Alexander & Ramblxr “FIDDLE DISCO!” from Single

1:00:11 - CLOSING

1:00:58 - The Low Kings “Paddy's Round” from Single

1:04:27 - CREDITS

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Big fan & patron with an Android problem  -  Google Podcasts has gone away, annoyingly (just a few short years after they killed Google Listen and forced everyone to migrate there). I see that the "Listen on Google Podcasts" button on celticmusicpodcast.com now redirects to podcastaddict.com, so I guess that this sunsetting of that podcast app is probably not news to you. However, I've tentatively replaced Google Podcasts as my podcast app, not with podcastaddict, but with what Google / Android suggested as a replacement, YouTube Music. I imported all of my podcasts, and they are all working the same way as before the change, except for The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Searching YouTube Music for "irish & celtic music podcast" on YouTube Music brings up these search results, of which one looks like the right one, this result. However, that podcast doesn't seem to have the correct shows  -  the most recent one is from 2023; I'm not able to listen to Red - Haired Bully Boys #657 or Plant Your Boots For Freedom #656 at that link.

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