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Aug 29, 2019

Rock out to the Top 20 Irish Drinking Songs from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Celtic Kitchen Party, Stout Pounders, The Barley Boys, Homeland, Bridgid's Cross, Hair of the Dog, Musical Blades, Ceann, Boston Blackthorne, The Brazen Heads, St. Jame's Gate, Bangers and Mash, Rebels and Sinners, The Fighting Jamesons, Barleyjuice, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Battlelegs, Sgian Dubh, Screaming Orphans

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0:06 - "All For Me Grog" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

3:15 - "Wild Colonial Boy" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

6:18 - "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Barley Boys from The Days of Abundance

11:14 - "Mrs. McGrath" by Homeland from We Never Got This Far Alone

15:30 - "Drunken Sailor" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

18:18 - "Whiskey in a Jar" by Hair of the Dog from Let It Flow

21:11 - "Leaving of Liverpool" by Musical Blades from Up the Ante


27:20 - "Old Dun Cow" by Ceann from Making Friends

30:58 - "Black & Tans" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

34:14 - "Wind That Shakes the Barley" by The Brazen Heads from Who's Your Paddy

37:30 - "All Around My Hat" by St. Jame's Gate from Happy Life

41:09 - "Star of the County Down" by Bangers and Mash from Quicksand Cafe

43:25 - "Spancil Hill" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun


49:01 - "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

52:38 - "Tim Finegan's Wake" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

56:39 - "7 Drunkin Nights" by Bourbon & Shamrocks from Shocks & ARRRR!

1:01:14 - "Wild Rover" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:05:46 - "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Sgian Dubh from Frightening All the Dogs

1:10:24 - “Follow Me Up to Carlow” by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

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