Show 217 – Memorial Day
(2022-05-21)

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[Originally broadcast 5/23/20] Memorial Day in the US marks the unofficial start to summer, complete with barbecues and family picnics. But it’s a holiday that marks the solemn commemoration of those who died in battles. Celtic music is renowned for … Read More

Show 216 – Buttons, Banjos, and Bagpipes
(2022-05-14)

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[This episode previously aired 7/17/21] It’s the Three Instruments of the Apocalypse: Accordions, Banjos, and Bagpipes. Although the butt of jokes and subject of cartoons, in the hands of skilled players, these instruments showcase traditional Celtic music in the best … Read More

Show 215 – Scottish Free For All
(2022-05-07)

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[This show initially aired 5/15/21] If you’re expecting Scottish music just to be Robert Burns songs and military pipe bands, you’re in for a treat–because this week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a set of high-energy Scottish bands and … Read More

Show 214 – Mother’s Day
(2022-04-30)

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The second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day in the US, and Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of traditional songs and tunes about mothers and motherhood. Our musicians this week: Randal Bays And Roger Landes, Frankie Gavin, … Read More

Show 213 – Bealtaine
(2022-04-23)

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Katie Marie and Joe celebrate the start of the Celtic Summer by putting together an hour of music celebrating Bealtaine, also known as May Day. It’s one of the more important holidays of the Celtic calendar, as it’s the start … Read More

Show 212 – Springtime
(2022-04-16)

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Show 212 Playlist: # Track Artist Release 1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest 2 Sunshine Reel-Back Bay Reel-Sean Maguire s Nicole Rabata Armorica 3 Early In The Spring John Doyle Evening … Read More

Show 211 – Animals
(2022-04-09)

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Centuries of agrarian life ensured that Irish and Scottish musicians saw animals daily, and as a result, Celtic music is full of songs and tunes featuring animals of all types. This week, Katie Marie and Joe spin up an hour … Read More

Show 209 – About Time
(2022-03-26)

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This March has nurtured a flurry of time-related highlights, from the US time change, the Irish time change, the first day of Spring, and the US Senate voting to make Daylight Savings Time a permanent thing. Katie Marie and Joe … Read More

Show 208 – Drink
(2022-03-19)

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This week, as folks recover from St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Katie Marie and Joe–while wearing dark glasses and forehead ice packs–set out to put together a playlist on the evils of drink and the miseries of “the morning after.” However, … Read More

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