Celtic Halloween and Samhain #230

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Oct 29 2015 • 1 hr 3 mins

We're just a couple days away from October 31st which marks the Celtic Halloween here in the US and Samhain for the Celts. Enjoy some amazing indie Celtic music from Ciana, Donal Clancy, Bat Kinane, Lady Prudence, Tartanic, Carolina Ceili, Damanta, Stout Pounders, Arthur Hinds, StoneRing, Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, Sylvia Platypus, Coyote Run, David Nigel Lloyd.

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* Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, Samhain is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Similar festivals are held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf (in Wales), Kalan Gwav (in Cornwall), and Kalan Goañv (in Brittany).

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:36 - "Matt Peoples'/Pauline Conneelly's Mulqueen's" by Ciana from Loneliest Road

5:37 - "The Monaghan Jig/Old Hag You Have Killed Me" by Donal Clancy from Close to Home

9:18 - "Cockahoof" by Bat Kinane from The Hills Above the Valley

12:14 - "She Moved Through the Faire" by Lady Prudence from All's Faire: Songs of Love & War

15:53 - "Rock Monster" by Tartanic from Uncensored Vol. 4: Space City Con Live

19:09 - Celtic Music News

21:05 - "Soul Cakes" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

25:36 -"Port na bPucai (Song of the Fairies)" by Damanta from The Drunken Priest and the Ghostly Hymns

29:00 - "Molly Malone" by Stout Pounders from 3 Drink Minimum

31:38 - "Turn the Wheel" by Arthur Hinds from Dance in the Fire

36:47 - "Saddle Set" by StoneRing from Samhain

41:17 - Celtic Feedback

43:54 - "Samhain" by Before the Devil Knows Your Dead from Irish Goodbye

49:24 - "Like a Vampire" by Sylvia Platypus from Sylvia Platypus

53:40 - "Tam Lin" by Coyote Run from Between Wick and Flame

59:17 - "The Fall of Jack O'Lantern" by David Nigel Lloyd from Rivers, Kings, and Curses

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