Life of a Rover #604

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Apr 27 2023 • 1 hr 7 mins

Living the life of a rover with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #604.

The Fire, The Wild Clover Band, Emma Langford, Tommy Fakem, Karan Casey, Seldom Sober, Lunasa, Railcar Graffiti, The Bards Of Sweeney, Irishtown Road, Kalos, Slugger's Rule, The Langer's Ball, Mick Citern Walsh, Shades of Green, Alli Johnson, Hanneke Cassel


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0:02 - Intro: Hillary

0:16 - The Fire "Perilous Pipe Jigs" from Marigold

5:07 - WELCOME

6:30 - The Wild Clover Band "Crested Hens Set" from Behind the Blarney

10:16 - Emma Langford "A Song For My Younger Self" from Sowing Acorns

11:51 - Tommy Fakem "Cooper's" from Johnny Irish

14:20 - Karan Casey "Nine Apples of Gold" from Nine Apples of Gold

19:29 - FEEDBACK

22:24 - Lunasa “Road to Barga” from Se

25:25 - Seldom Sober "As I Roved Out / The Musical Priest" from Six Months in Confession

30:02 - Railcar Graffiti "Frosty Morn" from Going Across The Sea

32:30 - The Bards Of Sweeney "The Parting Glass" from We were Kings, once.

36:13 - Irishtown Road "The Blond and the Piper" from On the One Road

39:07 - Kalos "Grasshoppers/Spiff, Spaceman/Inappropriately Hoppy" from Headland

43:18 - THANKS

45:17 - Slugger's Rule "Life of the Rover" from Greatest Hits: Volume II

47:56 - The Langer's Ball "Whiskey in the Jar"

50:48 - Mick Citern Walsh "Dublin City That Old Man Is Me" from Dublin City That Old Man Is Me

55:36 - Shades of Green "Conversations We Never Had" from Conversations We Never Had

58:19 - Alli Johnson "Geordie" from Into the Hollows

1:01:23 - CLOSING

1:02:31 - Hanneke Cassel "We are Dancer / The Goat Whisperer" from For Reasons Unseen

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Rod Nevin emailed: "Thanks for the stickers, Marc! Added them to my guitar case (which is secretly my smallpipes and whistles case, just to trick the unsuspecting public into thinking I play a “normal” instrument!)"

Woodland Folk sent some photos along with this message: "a cool spring night again, my evenings are more varied of late, open mics,rounds,i largely sit out, sometimes i play or sing...

the priddy session at the hunters lodge was wild,rythmic..."we're not stopping"they said.... castle Cary,we all take turns....last time i sung tickle cove pond....

tonight is posh ..... the music u play i have come to see as wildly voices....i am listening to Celtic instrumental reconect,its 12:44,dark of night,no canopy,low cloud, embers warming my side..

the fiddle was beautiful and raw,it made me stop,take a few pictures,write.. .

thank u my friend"

Steven Rausch emailed a photo: "Hey Marc, What I’m doing while listening?. Actually I’m on the beach and the Irish and Celtic Podcast is a perfect companion.   What could be better?"

Hilary Carroll emailed a photo along with her intro to the podcast: "Hello Marc, Tonight we listened to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast on the drive to hear Lunasa in Madison, Wisconsin. It was a fabulous night of music. I learned about their band through your podcast several years ago. Their song Road to Barga is a favorite. I also love The Tinker’s Frolics from their newer album Cas.

Attached is a photo from the show and a recorded intro if you’d like to use it. Thanks for sharing the music"