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The Blarney Pilgrims Podcast is a weekly journey to the heart of Irish music. We interview players of Irish music about how they first came to the music and the place it occupies in their lives now. We use the word ‘heart’ intentionally, because heart is what this music, and the people who play it, are all about. It’s a funny, warm and often unexpected journey – and the tunes are crackin' too.
Dominic Black has made radio shows for the BBC and NPR stations in the USA. He's also an oral history producer, essayist and editor. Dominic owns five different tin whistles, all in the key of 'D.'
Darren O'Mahony is an advertising creative director. He's currently learning the Irish fiddle, but really he wants to get a set of uilleann pipes.
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Tin whistle with Marian Egan (Flannery) in Hulme. Touring New Zealand and Australia. First banjos and joining Curragh. Toss the Feathers and choosing work over the road. The social side of learning. Joe and Jack Cooley and the lost tapes from America. The Love of Lucia, Kitty’s Twelve Roses and The Gort Mile. In this episode Angela plays: Port Chuilinn / The Munster Buttermilk / Bobby Casey's (Banjo jigs) The Coalminers / Patsy Toughey's / Finbar Dwyais (Tin whistle set) Flat Water Fran / Little Fair Cannavans (Tenor Guitar) The Rainy Day / My Margann / Coleman's Cross (Banjo reels) To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. To buy Angela's album 'The Gort Mile' go here: https://www.angelaushermusic.com/shop/ To read her beautiful liner notes go here: https://www.angelaushermusic.com/about-the-album/ To follow Angela online go here: https://www.facebook.com/ange.durcan -- Podcast Recommendations: At the top of the show Darren mentions a rake of podcasts he thinks are worth your time and money. Give them a whirl and let us know what you think. Irish Music Stories by Shannon Heaton: https://shannonheatonmusic.com/ims/ Tell Me A Story by Eddie Lenihan: https://shows.acast.com/tell-me-a-story-with-eddie-lenihan Fire Draw Near by Ian Lynch: https://campsite.bio/firedrawnear Blindboy Podcast: https://play.acast.com/s/blindboy Get Up In The Cool by Cameron DeWhitt: https://getupinthecool.fireside.fm/ That's it for another week. Angela thank you so much for all your time, chats and tunes. Cheers, -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Irish Fenian rebellion prisoners and the songs of the last convict ship to Australia. Ned Of The Hill, John Boyle O'Reilly and Exile In The Kingdom. The Stardust Hotel and the birth of Drogheda Boxing Club. The London squat scene, Jamaican sound systems and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. Secret Family Recipes and looking back at tradition with rose tinted glasses. No Bother. In this episode we hear: O'Niell's March Last Rose Of Summer Freedom - Exile In The Kingdom Ned Of The Hill Goodnight Sweetheart Make sure you check out Enda's ABC Australia documentary 'Songs of the last convict shi‪p‬'. You'll find it here on the ABC's site: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/songs-of-the-last-convict-ship/12767044 If it's geo-restricted in your country you can listen as a podcast via Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/songs-of-the-last-convict-ship/id1337405260?i=1000495597902 You'll find everything you need to know about Enda's film work on his website, including the brilliant 'Secret Family Recipes' here: http://virusmedia.com.au/ Enda also sent us the video he made for Exile In The Kingdom back in the day. Exile In the Kingdom features Tony Conaghy, John Hodgins, Joe McCormack and Gavin Kierans. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeWesoxGPE0&feature=emb_logo The book I mentioned about the socio-political effects and consequences of ecstasy and rave culture is called 'Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House'. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/269851.Altered_State -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Buying your first guitar with your confirmation money. Playing 182 tunes in two hours. Winning Réalta agus Gaolta. Cutting your teeth in Raglan Road Orlando. Finding a mentor in Kíla's Rónán Ó Snodaigh. Translating the craic. Avoiding the abyss of lockdown and a casual Disney Princess flex. In this episode Maċa play: Devil's Den Something Blue Feel Like Home Call On You Buy Maċa's new album 'Spiral' here: https://macaofficial.com/ Follow them on the socials here: https://www.facebook.com/macaceol https://www.instagram.com/ceol.maca/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1L87VSmApBE1phXvDw8g Catch Maċa live during the Irish Music Magazine's St. Patrick's Day From Home Facebook Live gig. https://www.facebook.com/events/2823877824517871 Finally here's that link to the Paddy Glackin and Jolyon Jackson 'Hidden Ground' album I mention at the top of the podcast. NOT TO BE MISSED! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UTjsLyEgog&ab_channel=PereGrino To listen, stream or download this episode simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. Saoirse, Naoise and Ciara thank you so much for everything getting this chat together. Legends! Cheers, Darren -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Finding Michael Jackson in the Blue Mountains after ten years in a Buddhist Bush community. A year of four hour nights. Mozart with a Sligo lilt. Ten hour train trips for one hour lessons. Scottish baroque music, modal tunes, violin d'amore, and combining art music and folk music. Catch Shane Lestideau in Queenscliff during the Boxwood Festival from the 19th to the 21st of Feb 2021. Joining Shane at Boxwood are Maggie Carty, Máirtín Staunton, Andy Rigby, Aifric Boylan, Chris Norman and Coral Reid. For tickets, online registration and Zoom Huddle info, go here: www.boxwood.org In this episode Shane plays: Capricorn Rising Castle Kelly's / The Ivy Leaf / The Otter’s Holt / The Glass of Beer The Horseman's Port Tam Lin / The Juggler Sonata on the Lea Rig To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. To Find out more about Shane go here: https://www.shanelestideau.com/ To follow Shane online go here: https://www.facebook.com/shane.lestideau/ Shane, thank you so much for this. Cheers, -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Stiff Little Fingers, punk rock, rebel songs and finding your tribe. Getting your head shard. Good listening makes good music. An Achill Island session and a musical awakening. Losing good friends and finding solace in music. GameStop, countercultures, DIY creativity, Inflammable Material, and of course, The Irish Mandolin... 1-2-3-4! In this episode Aidan plays: My Singing Bird / The Bird In The Bush Junior Crehans / Nightcap McQuillans Hill (Original) Michael Gregory's (Original) Kilnamona Barndance (From the playing of Martin Hayes) To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. Please make sure you head over to Aidan's website, it's well worth the visit: https://theirishmandolin.com/ While you're at it make sure you follow Aidan on Twitter: @TheMandolin -- I bloody loved this chat Aidan. Thank you so much for sharing your stories, your tunes and for being the kick up the arse I needed to finally listen to The Stiffs. Legend! mandolinfluencer D -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Digging into tunes. Paddy Jones. The Draoicht. Sports and music, and finding your place in both. Coaching basketball in Ireland and the Tralee Tigers. Carl Hardebeck, The Blind Bard of Belfast. The fiddle as an old person's instrument. Sliabh Luachra. Padraig O'Keeffe. Paddy on the Hardwood. Slow airs in sessions and New Mexico polkas. In this episode Rus plays: Westfort Gals The Pikeman's / Down The Glen (Marches) Farewell To Whiskey / The Dark Girl In The Blue Dress Leaving Lerwick (Paddy Jones Slow Air) Kerry Polka / Purple Lillies To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. You can find out more about Rus on his website here: https://www.rusbradburd.com/ You'll find Rus's book 'Paddy on The Hardwood' here or ask about it at your local book shop: https://unmpress.com/books/paddy-hardwood/9780826340276 Paddy Jones 6 YouTube videos. Absolutely worth a watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEMlutJrUsOZnj84sQ-aVbsTNpUxqw7pt During the interview Rus mentions Carl Hardebeck. This is a great piece about him here: The Blind Bard of Belfast: Carl Gilbert Hardebeck: https://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/the-blind-bard-of-belfast-carl-gilbert-hardebeck-1869-1945/ -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
The Liam O'Flynn Award. Digging into the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Ulster hunting songs and mummers. Hare coursing. Life in Lurgan County Armagh. The Ceili House and legend of Seamus Tansey. Prehistoric cairns and building on the tradition. The magic of the session and finding inspiration in the music. In this episode Barry Plays: The Holy Trinity Reels: Clancy from Clare / The Rambles of Ennis / Master Rowesome’s Of Sportsmen Bold The Chicken Gone to Scotland / Unnamed tune from Fintan Vallely Johnny Henry's To buy Barry's music go here: https://barrykerr1.bandcamp.com/ To find out more about Barry and his art fo here: https://www.barrykerr.com/ To follow Barry on socials go here: https://www.facebook.com/ceol1111 https://www.instagram.com/barry.kerr/ https://twitter.com/barrykerr1 To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. Barry, thank you so much, this was a blast. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
We ARE the source.' John Kelly of Capel Street and Scattery Island. Hiding the fiddle under your jacket in Dublin in the rare oul times. Strange hornpipes, slip jigs, slides. Patsy Geary, Jimmy O'Donahue and Kilfenora's three bakeries. The memory palace and preserving a life. Ireland, Australia, Tommy Potts posters and the evocative power of seagulls. Searching out the music in Darwin. Sydney, Melbourne and going back home. Also, maybe young kids shouldn't listen to the intro of this ep. There's a bit of Santa chat in there they might wanna miss. Thanks to Bill Martin of Geelong for helping make this episode possible. Mary Brennan's (after Aoife's great, great grandmother from Scattery Island) Hornpipes - The Ebb Tide and John Kelly's Hornpipe Jigs - Bimish Ag Ol, Patsy Gearys and Brian O'Lynn's Two reels - The Cabin Hunter and Delia Crowley's Three jigs - Scattery Island, Siney Crotty's and John Kelly's Slide The amazing website Aoife created archiving the music and work of her grandfather, John Kelly, is here: http://johnkellycapelstreet.ie/ And you can find Aoife's web design work here: https://www.aoifekelly.com You can find more info about Mise Fosta here: https://www.instagram.com/misefosta/ 'We aim to change the culture of abuse and harassment within the Irish traditional music & dance scene. Contact us at misefostarunda@gmail.com' And you'll find FairPlé here: https://www.fairple.com/ 'FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. We advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all.' To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
A bit of beach time, and the third of our compilations from the year of 2020. Featuring Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Una Monaghan, Jason Rouse, Emma Lewis, Joanie Madden, Rita Farrell, Daithí Gormley, James Keane, Tara Howley, Sean Lally, Cathy Custy, Hajime Takahashi, Catherine McEvoy, Ciaran Kelly, Cameron Mather, Áine Tyrrell, Sean Mathews, Liam Thomas Bailey, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Tola Custy and Tola Custy live with Ado Barker. The tunes (I think we've got 'em all...) Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - Kitty Lie Over Una Monaghan - Nana Nora's and The Clean Player Jason Rouse - The Famous Ballymote / Scotch Mary Emma Lewis - Dwyer's Jig / O'Sullivan's March / untitled jig Joanie Madden - The Cat's Meow Rita Farrell - The Happy Days of Youth and Colonel Rodgers' (often known as McKenna's 1 & 2) Daithí Gormley - Last Night's Fun James Keane - tunes to bring his father back for a visit - Tom Ward's Downfall, Farewell to Erin (from the playing of Paddy O'Brien) and Dillon's Fancy Tara Howley - The Legacy/Paidín Ó Raifeartaigh Sean Lally - The May Morning Dew / Humours of Ballyloughlin Cathy Custy - A Jig and the Cliffs of Moher Hajime Takahashi - Unnamed Tune Catherine McEvoy - Bánchnoic Éireann Ó Ciaran Kelly - The Showman's Fancy and The Galway Hornpipe. Cameron Mather - Fergal O’Gara’s / The Bag of Spuds / The Boys of ‘45 Áine Tyrrell - In This House Sean Mathews - Welcome to Ballsgrove Liam Thomas Bailey - The Broken Parts + The Maids of Mitchelstown Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin - The Deepest Breath Rita Farrell - The Drunken Gauger / The Humours of Ballingarry / The Girl From the Big House Tola Custy - Love at the Ending and Tola Custy with Ado Barker - The Broken Pledge/The Porthole of the Kelp/Jenny's Welcome to Charlie Our heartfelt thanks go outto everyone who's supported the podcast over the past year with emails, chats, words of encouragement and suggestions. And to the musicians. Seriously - without you all, we wouldn't be doing this. All the best from us to you for 2021. Hang in there. Love Darren and Dom -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Ahh, the week between Xmas and NYD. Sure what else would you be doing but watching classic TV and making best of 2020 lists. Here's part 2 of our SMASH HITS 2020 to help you through. Don Meade -The Haunted House and The Lark on The Strand Shannon Heaton - P. Joe Hayes Number 2, The Cottage in the Grove and The Mother and Child Reel (with Matt Heaton) Elaine O'Sullivan - Toss The Feathers and Grandpa Tommy's Ceili Band Caitlin NicGabhann - Slip Jigs: Na Ceannabhain Bhana, Bean Phaidin, Nead na Lachan Hajime Takahashi - The Mountains of Pomeroy Geoff McArthur - Free Trade Hill Liam Thomas Bailey - Two Bird Stone Jody Moran - The Road to Lisdoonvarna and The Gatehouse Maid Mairtin Staunton - Trippin Up The Stairs and another jig Caoimhin O'Raighallaigh - The Lonesome Jig ('or an echo of it, anyway') Una Monaghan - An Dearcadh (from the album 'For') Michael Walsh - The Visitor (from the album 'Quarehawk') Rob Zielinski - Black Mare of Fannett / The Yellow Heifer Ewen Baker - Sheehan's Reel Mary McEvilly - Old Joe's Jig, Maid on the Green and Sweet Biddy Daly Kevin Crawford - Hula Hoop / Mary Bergin's Gan Ainm A huge thank you, as always, to these musicians who shared their music and their stories with us. -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
All the best of the tunes and songs from the last year of Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. And by way of thanks, the conferring of titles on the Patron Saints who've supported the podcast over the last year and a half. 'Out of the blue, maybe thirty, forty birds come and they all start singing beautiful, that was the feeling it had like, you know...' Thank you, above all, to the musicians who were so generous to chat with us over the past year. Featured in this episode... Karen Dolan - Calliope House and Fi's Frolics Aifric Boylan - The Golden Castle / Mickey Callaghan's Fancy Daithi Gormley - My Love is Fair and Handsome and The Maid of Mount Cisco Kevin Crawford - Old John's and The Longford Tinker Luke Plumb - The Cornerhouse, The Lady's Pantalettes and The Bird in the Bush Jack Brennan - Garrett Barry's Jig Caity Brennan - Roll Out The Barrel / Christmas Eve / Castle Kelly Catherine McEvoy - East of Glendart / The Green Fields of Woodford Theresa O'Grady - The Milky Way (Vincent Broderick) Ken Fleming - three polkas, one unnamed and The Blackwater 1 and 2 Eoghan O'Ceannabhain - A song Eoghan learned from his father and grandmother - Meiriceá Merran Moir - The Longford Collector / Castle Kelly Úna Monaghan - Mammy's Mick Doherty - The Stack of Barley and The Bantry Bay Hornpipe and finally, to finish, Bush Gothic (from June 2019) and Joe Fitzgerald - Andy's Gone With Cattle -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
The legend. 'We just kept climbing up that mountain.' The hardest working woman in folk music. Hearing Mary Bergin and the beginnings of a career in the entertainment business. New York, the drive to succeed and picking up the phone thirty times a day to get a gig. Balls, weddings, county dances, and the circuit. An American in Ireland. Tour(s), interrupted. 'It's a tough old racket.' Keeping going and being present for the opportunity. And the tunes! The Palm Tree (Billy McComiskey) and a tune from Brendan Mulvihill The Cat's Meow Cailín na Gruaige Doinne (The Girl with the Brown Hair) A reel and Hynes's March You can find out about the 'Cherish The Ladies Concert Christmas In Ireland' here. http://cherishtheladies.com/ And you can buy tickets from here: https://boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/cherish-the-ladies-christmas-in-ireland And Joanie's website has loads of extra good stuff: https://joaniemadden.com/ To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. Joanie Madden: thank you. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
So much in here: piping as meditation and not setting fire to the old Ganley flute. Starting on the whistle but falling for the pipes despite the danger. The eternal conversation: reeds, drones and regulators. The session spaces of Belfast, open piping closed piping, Tommy Reck and saying 'I Love You' to Liam O'Flynn. Being a girl and running an all female session. A room tuned to G Minor, the Drogheda connection, the five string banjo and 'Lovely Leitrim.' Oh. And Robbie Williams and Graham Norton too. Bish Bash Bosh. What a treat. The tunes: Two jigs - Mama's Pet and Hinchey's Delight Alexander's Hornpipe and The Kildare fancy Two McKenna Reels The Sailor's Cravate, I'm Waiting For You and Bonny Kate (from the playing of Tommy Reck) The Drunken Gauger and Lovely Leitrim (thanks Mr & Mrs Farrell) Every week we are amazed by how much fun we've had - seriously. And then the next week we are amazed all over again. Rita, thank you. P.s. For anyone interested in the London Facebook group mentioned in the episode you'll find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IrishMusicLondonGroup -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Stories of a life in music, so far. Ancient tunes and new ones, losing a loved one and finding her again through tunes. The Irish connection. Out of The Wind, Into the Sun: depression, loss, and the therapeutic power of psilocybin mushrooms. Recovery into music. All of everything in a single tune. 'Keeping myself in the air as an artist.' Country song-smithing, Darren's unending love of pop, Dom's unending love of neon COLD BEER signs. The road, the weight, a writer not writing. Bruce Springsteen, Cillian Vallely, Jon Bon Jovi and a little bit o' John Denver. The tunes: Castle Kelly's and Brelydian (Bob Brozeman and Donal O'Connor) Two Bird Stone The Broken Parts + The Maids of Michelstown Sinead Maire’s Jig (Cillian Vallely) and the Sporting Pitchfork Lucy Farr's and 'The 99' To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. You can listen to Liam's other podcast about depression, psilocybin mushrooms, psychedelics and recovery over here: https://soundcloud.com/thecuriosityhourpodcast/s08-e156-liamthomasbailey You can buy Liam's music and band (Two Bird Stone) from here: https://liamthomasbailey.com/ And you can follow him here: https://www.facebook.com/liam.bailey.338 https://www.instagram.com/liamthomasbailey/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnjugXbIK0y0PvpqaYXtaA?viewas=subscriber Finally, the Triúr series by Máirtín Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Peadar Ó Riada that Liam mentioned can be bought here: http://www.peadaroriada.ie/shopstoresiopa/ Thanks Liam. This was a cracker. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
A chat to mark passing the 100K download mark, with Gerry McKeague of Belfast and Geelong. About what we've learned so far and where we're going. Seriously great fun, and a lovely chance for us to think out loud about what this all means to us. And to say thank to all of you who've travelled with us this far. Tunes: Darren plays Sandy River Belle and Morphine Dominic sings Please Tell My Brother and Gerry sings Sailing Southwards from Rathlin Island During the episode Darren spoke about his good friend Jae Mulder the urban explorer. This is one of the last posts Jae made to Reddit before he moved on. He was always a very careful guy when it came to sharing as he didn't want to get in trouble with the law. Well in the end that didn't really matter so he shared his adventures with us all. RIP Jae man. HOONK HOOOOONK! Photo album: https://imgur.com/a/WOS0G Reddit Post: https://www.reddit.com/r/brisbane/comments/8480df/over10yearsagoiusedtobeheavilyintourban/ Darren also mentioned a place called 610 Anne Street in Brisbane that the DIY punk and noise scene was based around for a time. Here's a great article that brings some of it to life. https://gladrappa.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/610-ann-street-circa-2005/?fbclid=IwAR0AGbPH6-5DFO6aKj3UYIx-n5WYAoui8YRI5g1o7FtFl_t08N7WpvNcfqU -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Kilfenora; the nervous you get playing in front of ten people, worse than playing in front of a thousand. Leaving your ego at the door. Being happy with what you're doing, being happy within yourself. First hearing the pipes and the trials of competition. Restless creativity, and finding your way to Riverdance. Managing social media and the inner self. (And a Burmese Mountain Dog called Saoirse). The tunes: The Cat's Meaow (Joanie Madden) and Ward's Jig The Three Kilfenoras A Slow Air... Queen of the Fair and Two jigs Tara Howley Music: www.facebook.com/tarahowleymusic/ Tara's Instagram is here: www.instagram.com/tarahowleymusic/ There's a cool video of Tara and her dad here: Tara Howley Traditional Irish Music and Dance www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVMrAJN5UzQ Thanks Tara. Lovely stuff. -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
" 'England gave me everything I ever wanted.' " The Quarehawk. Big Tom, Margo, the Manchester scene; Irish, English, and in-between. A love of England and making a whole out of two halves. Grieving, and crafting an album. Fathers, sons, boys, men. Asturias, the flute and identifying as one thing or another. Getting Kepa Junkera to play on your album. And so much more. Brilliant stuff. The tunes: Quarehawk (from Michael's album of the same name) The Boys of Bluehill and the Stockport Hornpipe The Visitor (from Quarehawk) The Shores of Loch Bran Muñeira de Rengos Paddy's Return and the Trip to Athlone -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. You can buy Michael Walsh's music from: www.michaelwalshmusic.com or https://michaelwalsh1.bandcamp.com/album/quarehawk Buy merch from: https://www.mudchutney.co.uk/collections/michael-walsh-quarehawk-clothing To read about Michael's academic research go here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/people/phd-researchers You can read the paper 'Gender and Culture: Revoicing Traditional Song in Context' by Lillis Ó Laoire here: https://www.ictm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Gender-and-Culture-Revoicing-Traditional-Song-in-Context-Lillis-O-Laoire.pdf While you're clicking links, make sure you check out the other artists on Michael's album: Liz Hank Cello : www.lizhankscello.com Mike Garry Poet: www.mikegarry.co.uk Kepa Junkera : www.kepajunkera.com Leticia González Menéndez & Rubén Bada L-R : https://l-rpostfolk.bandcamp.com/ Simon Bradley https://www.musicscotland.com/cd/simon-bradley-luke-plumb-wintering-out.html Bryony Griffiths & Will Hampson https://bryonygriffith.com/ Ríoghonach Connolly : www.rioghnachconnolly.com Michael McGoldrick : https://michaelmcgoldrick.bandcamp.com/album/watermans-live-ep I think that's all! Michael - thank you. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Jig songs, syncopation and keeping away from the funky chicken tunes. Playing out til 4 in the morning with your dad on a Fleadh Saturday night. The magic of Donegal, chancing your arm for a Riverdance audition and not talking to Maria Carey at the pyramids. Finding your own musical voice. Battering, sets and the beauty of West Clare dancing. Youth trad Tinder, the elusive high G# and teaching the concertina to learners across the world. To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. In this episode Caitlín plays: Slip Jigs: Na Ceannabhain Bhana, Bean Phaidin, Nead na Lachan Jigs: One for dad and 'Tune for Bernie' Waltz: Sunday's Well Reels: Leeside Sessions, Reel with the Beryl, Come west along the road Set dance: Planxty Davis Make sure you check out Caitlín's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/Caitl%C3%ADnNicGabhann/videos And while you're there check out this tune Caitlín wrote during lockdown, with Ciaran on octave fiddle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Suy6RheAk The Mullagh Half set which we spoke about can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPwfGJEJb0c&t=43s This is the RTE short doco on battering from 1971: https://www.rte.ie/archives/2016/0210/766882-beat-of-the-feet/ Here's a rough video of Caitlín's uncle John Murphy dancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5D39XOIBDM And another with Caitlín's mam (Bernie) joining him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n1imz9ZWnI This is a video of the step-about that would happen at some point during the night of the annual housedance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zETbZAJJeLg&t=10s The musicians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbFIz2ykTbY FINALLY. You can buy Caitlín's music here: https://caitlinciaran.bandcamp.com For those looking for concertina lessons you'll fine the website here: https://www.irishconcertinalessons.com And finally the concertina week Caitlín mentioned can be found here: www.ConcertinaWeek.com Caitlín this was 100% great craic. Thanks for the chat, stories, phenomenal tunes and for opening our eyes to the world of battering. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
From Ballsgrove to Dooley Gate. Drogheda singing group to Marcelo Bielsa. Innovating and finding your voice. Halloween, bonfires, fireworks, hash and Scrumpy Jack. Parochial Kavanagh, Jinx Lennon, Blindboy Boatclub and the rise and fall of the commuter belt. This is Sean Mathew's second appearance on the podcast and it's bloody good for the soul I tell ya! Most of the chat is based around Drogheda but really, everything that is said in here will apply to most large towns. In this episode Sean sings: Sweet Dooley Gate Annan Waters Welcome To Ballsgrove The Commuter's Song Turns and Tolls To buy Sean's music, particularly his new single 'Welcome To Ballsgrove" go here: https://seanymathews.bandcamp.com/ Visit his website here: www.seanmathews.com/ To follow him go here: www.facebook.com/seanmathewsmusic www.instagram.com/seany.mathews For those that believe seeing is believing, here are some photos of the school Darren spoke about... Grim! https://www.facebook.com/humansofstmarysdiocesan/photos/pcb.1911664279087736/1911664112421086 https://www.facebook.com/humansofstmarysdiocesan/photos/pcb.1911664279087736/1911664099087754 https://www.facebook.com/humansofstmarysdiocesan/photos/pcb.1911664279087736/1911664202421077 Sean, this was an absolute blast and much needed. Thank you again. ... To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
Mitching classes to work on your music. Sean-nós: 'My granny would have just called them songs.' Tradition and change, art and technique and the soul of the thing. Writing in English, writing in Irish. Activism, collectivity and music as barriers against despair. The tunes: Two reels - The Green Bunch of Rushes and The Merry Sisters of Fate Tá na Páipéir dhá Saighneáil A song Eoghan learned from his father and grandmother - Meiriceá The Monaghan Jig and Eoghan's song, The Deepest Breath You can find the video for The Deepest Breath here, and it's unmissable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjPHKJaCb38&feature=emb_logo Directed by Myles O'Reilly. 'Solas An Lae,' Eoghan's album with Ultan O'Brien, has one of my favourite covers of all time - and the music is cracking. Pre-order it here: https://eoghanultan.bandcamp.com/releases?fbclid=IwAR0pR0UxdIctwvOacAzaW1sDF4enXl6FNQbLrEKKp-6qoXCD47_lmZPR-V8 And you can find a link to People Before Profit here: http://peoplebefore-profit.com/ Eoghan, thank you. -- To listen, stream or download simply click a link below: Our website: https://blarneypilgrims.com iTunes: https://apple.co/2A6tUPm Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3cPTkis Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eIwBFy Or alternatively, simply search your favourite podcast app for the Blarney Pilgrims. -- Become a Patron Saint of the Blarney Pilgrims Podcast. We want the podcast to be free to listen to for as many people as possible. But without the support from at least some of you we couldn’t keep putting out an episode a week. That’s why we’re asking you to become a Patron (Saint) of the podcast. www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims So, for the price of a pint, or a half pint for that matter, you can help keep this show on the road and be safe in the knowledge you have a halo above your head. For your good deed you will secure your place in traditional Irish music podcast heaven. But most importantly, you’ll have helped pay for the other 99% of listeners that don’t or can’t chip in. And that, my friend, is a hell-of-a-nice thing to do. Darren & Dom www.blarneypilgrims.com www.patreon.com/blarneypilgrims www.facebook.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.instagram.com/blarneypilgrimspodcast www.twitter.com/BlarneyPodcast
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