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. celticmusicpodcast.com/230
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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
“Matt Peoples'/Pauline Conneelly's Mulqueen's” by Ciana
from Loneliest Road
“The Monaghan Jig/Old Hag You Have Killed Me” by Donal Clancy
from Close to Home
“Cockahoof” by Bat Kinane
from The Hills Above the Valley
“She Moved Through the Faire” by Lady Prudence
from All's Faire: Songs of Love & War
“Rock Monster” by Tartanic
from Uncensored Vol. 4: Space City Con Live
Celtic Music News
“Soul Cakes” by Carolina Ceili
from 50 Shades of Green
“Port na bPucai (Song of the Fairies)” by Damanta
from The Drunken Priest and the Ghostly Hymns
“Molly Malone” by Stout Pounders
from 3 Drink Minimum
“Turn the Wheel” by Arthur Hinds
from Dance in the Fire
“Saddle Set” by StoneRing
“Samhain” by Before the Devil Knows Your Dead
from Irish Goodbye
“Like a Vampire” by Sylvia Platypus
from Sylvia Platypus
“Tam Lin” by Coyote Run
from Between Wick and Flame
“The Fall of Jack O'Lantern” by David Nigel Lloyd
from Rivers, Kings, and Curses
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