Red-Haired Bully Boys #657

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Apr 11 2024 • 1 hr 1 min

Gather round you bully boys and listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #657. Subscribe now!

Sorcha, The Out of Kilters, Rambling Sailors, Tradify, Tarren, Railcar Graffiti, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Whipperginnies, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Paddyman, The Walker Roaders, River Driver, Jiggy


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0:02 - Intro: Jay Meeks

0:08 - Sorcha "Golden Eagle / The Independence" from Stomp the Floor

4:50 - WELCOME

6:11 - The Out of Kilters "The Congress / The Red - Haired Boy" from Hot Potatoes

9:49 - Rambling Sailors "Getting Dark Again" from Tales From the White Horse

12:37 - Tradify "The March of Kaiser" from Take Flight

15:19 - Tarren "Rigs of the Time" from Revel

19:31 - FEEDBACK

21:58 - Railcar Graffiti "Rising Of The Moon" from Going Across The Sea

25:46 - Brobdingnagian Bards "I Will Not Sing Along" from I Will Not Sing Along

30:42 - The Whipperginnies "Lady in Grey" from Single

38:49 - THANKS

41:01 - Tan and Sober Gentlemen "Barbed Wire" from Regressive Folk Music

44:40 - Paddyman "Bog Soldier" from One for the Road

48:29 - The Walker Roaders "The Blackbird Only Knows One Song" from The Walker Roaders

52:41 - River Driver "Bully Boys" from Flanagan's Shenanigans! Live at The Celt

56:02 - CLOSING

56:48 - Jiggy "Oró Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile" from Single

1:00:24 - CREDITS

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Ken Brixius emailed: "Hello, So, whatever happened to the download button? It somehow disappeared after Episode #652."

James J. Grefig emailed: "Hi Marc, Nothing special here for Saint Pats. Just sat back and enjoyed the music."

Rick Cunningham emailed a photo: "Hello Mark, We spent it sessioning in Nashville -  photo here is Gypsy Youngraven from Boxing Robin and our friend Bubba Dean.

I'm having hand surgery this week, so we didn't schedule any shows this St. Pat's Day (first time in a while), but we plan to be back in the swing of things this summer. Thanks and all the best"

Alexander Randall 5th emailed fun St Patrick's Day photo of a leprechaun and bear

Dave of Kitchen Party Ceilidh: "As requested. This is the long time band I’ve been playing with for a few years, the Irish Airs. I joined them in 2022 upon the retirement of their founding guitarist."